First they bring us driverless cars and now the car companies are bringing us golf balls that find the holes themselves.

Where’s the link? Both are in the name of convenience (having to look somewhere other than your phone for a minute), but they look amazing.

Thankfully these balls won’t be coming to golf courses, it’s just a promotional tool for Nissan’s driving assistance technology – ProPILOT Assist. Visitors to Nissan’s Yokohama HQ can try it themselves, but for three days only.

As much as it would encourage more people to take up golf, the fact is if everyone’s Tiger Woods, then no one is.

Our markets aren’t quite looking like Tiger Woods today. The ASX Small Ords is down 0.72 per cent to 2,805 points and the ASX 200 is down 0.32 per cent to 6,480 points.

Private capital expenditure fell 0.5 per cent in the June quarter — another decline but better than the March quarter.

Going up

Total Brain (ASX:TTB) sealed a partnership with IBM and it jumped 67 per cent. BidEnergy (ASX:BID) jumped too because of a partnership, advancing 37 per cent. Its deal was with Origin Energy (ASX:ORG).

Centaurus Metals (ASX:CTM) jumped 25 per cent after strong surveying data came through.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday August 29:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
TTB Total Brain Ltd 0.04 +66.67% $31.1M 27.5M
BID BidEnergy Ltd 0.67 +36.73% $77.4M 814.2k
LMW LandMark White Ltd 0.15 +36.36% $23.4M 170.2k
ERL Empire Resources Ltd 0.01 +33.33% $7.5M 842.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $5.9M 831.2k
RXH Rewardle Holdings Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $2.1M 45.0k
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $2.1M 700.0k
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $27.4M 4.9M
SI6 Six Sigma Metals Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $3.2M 2.5M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $4.9M 24.9M
CVL Civmec Ltd 0.3 +17.65% $150.3M 3.3k
TTI Traffic Technologies Ltd 0.02 +17.65% $9.6M 1.7M
WGO Warrego Energy Ltd 0.35 +16.95% $216.7M 6.3M
CZL Consolidated Zinc Ltd 0.014 +16.67% $18.9M 3.1M
ALC Alcidion Group Ltd 0.18 +16.67% $138.7M 4.1M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0035 +16.67% $18.2M 1.2M
AO1 AssetOwl Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $2.1M 150.1k
RIE Riedel Resources Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $5.9M 35.4k
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $4.3M 1.1M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.007 +16.67% $9.3M 2.3M
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.03 +16.00% $2.3M 127.8k

Going down

A board overhaul and a capital raising has sent Riversgold (ASX:RGL) down 32 per cent this morning.

The earnings of former small cap gone big Appen (ASX:APX) caused it to fall 12 per cent.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at lunchtime, Thursday August 29:

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Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SUR Sun Resources NL 0.002 -33.33% $2.6M 1.5M
GLA Gladiator Resources Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $1.6M 34.8M
RGL Riversgold Ltd 0.01 -31.58% $1.3M 2.3M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% $7.9M 150.0k
GTG Genetic Technologies Ltd 0.004 -16.67% $11.8M 633.6k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.0035 -14.29% $6.2M 100.0k
GMC Gulf Manganese Corp Ltd 0.006 -14.29% $29.6M 4.4M
PGM Platina Resources Ltd 0.04 -13.95% $10.8M 592.1k
PM8 Pensana Metals Ltd 0.19 -13.64% $28.0M 204.0k
SCI Silver City Minerals Ltd 0.01 -13.33% $3.8M 449.4k
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $4.8M 400.0k
CCZ Castillo Copper Ltd 0.014 -12.50% $9.0M 2.1M
APX Appen Ltd 24.07 -12.06% $2.9B 1.9M
BEE Broo Ltd 0.02 -11.76% $10.9M 500.0k
GAL Galileo Mining Ltd 0.12 -11.11% $14.4M 100.0k
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings L 0.004 -11.11% $6.0M 3.1M