Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Gigatown is dead, long live Dunedin as GigCity

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:23
Enoch Elwell knows a thing or two about transforming a city that has seen better days.

Researchers invent shape-shifting membrane that hides like an octopus

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:25
No other animal has mastered camouflage like the octopus.

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin rockets above $7000 to all-time high

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:14
Bitcoin smashed through the US$5000 (NZ$7000) barrier for the first time, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market.

Young people are sharing too much online

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:00
OPINION: To be young is to be inexperienced, especially when it comes to judging risk.

Why Facebook keeps stepping in it

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:31
Years of limited oversight and unchecked growth have turned Facebook into a force with incredible power over the lives of its two billion users.

Virtual fish to replace airport security checks in Dubai

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:11
Next year Dubai Airport is going to use virtual fish to verify your identity. Yes really.

Review: Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:41
​Fitbit's latest fitness tracker is also their first real punt at a smartwatch. 

Forget the iPhone 8, rumours about next year's iPhones emerge

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:17
The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are great, but should you wait until next year's iPhone to upgrade?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sorry for 'tone-deaf' virtual trip to Puerto Rico

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:33
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has apologised after drawing criticism for live-streaming a video of him taking a virtual reality tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to promote a new Facebook feature.

Facebook to launch Oculus Go, new virtual reality headset

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:33
Facebook plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing for more mobile uses than the company's existing Oculus Rift product.

Amazon patents drones that might give your electric car a boost someday

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:37
Let's say you're cruising down the highway in your electric vehicle when you notice the battery running low and you're in a place so desolate it makes the Badlands look good.

New movie download service tipped

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:39
Several major Hollywood movie studios have signed up to a new digital film service led by Walt Disney that lets consumers buy movies and store them in a digital locker to access on their devices, people familiar with the matter said.

What is the New Zealand Defence Industry Association forum?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:12
Wellington's annual "weapons expo" has been blockaded by protesters for much of Tuesday – but what exactly are they fighting against?

Police halt 1000 hard drives at border amidst fake purchase scam

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:02
An invoicing email scam that left a Christchurch solar panel manufacturer $32,000 out of pocket earlier this year has returned, the police financial crime unit says. 

Cars still can't accommodate phones well

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:20
OPINION: Using a phone in a car is still a hassle even though manufacturers have had a decade to accommodate them.

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:25
Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they're still inadvertently promoting it - often at the worst possible times.

How to switch from Apple to Android

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:40
You're finally ready to take the plunge.
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