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Should you buy an electric car? A blow-by-blow guide

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Should you buy an electric car? A blow-by-blow guide

In 2018, it may come as a surprise that buying an electric vehicle might be cheaper than getting a petrol car. But how much is it going to cost, and how many charging stations are there around New Zealand anyway? Infometrics economist Mieke Walvaert breaks down everything you need to know.

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The words Giapo, ice cream and innovation often go hand-in-hand in sentences, as the chef’s passion for furthering his craft is common knowledge. But behind the larger-than-life Italian persona is a man with his eyes fixed firmly on the future technology. We had a chat with the undercover futurist about when AI will come for everyone’s jobs, how humans will soon be able to live forever and why it’s not nuclear bombs we should be worried about.

It’s one thing knowing where the nearest pizza joint is ... but when augmented reality has becomes the norm, it’s going to get intense. Witness this concept video, complete with mode switches, Basic Life Skills tuition and even computer-assisted encouragement for those whose self-image needs some augmentation too.