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Researchers develop a battery-free cellphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:06
Researchers in the United States have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone, using technology they hope will eventually come to be integrated into mass-market products.

NZ broadband speed ranking revealed

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:54
A new ranking of world broadband speeds puts New Zealand in 30th position.

FaceApp releases change-your-race filters

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:18
​FaceApp, an app that uses neural networks to transform your selfies in some rather eerie ways, has now introduced filters that promise to change your racial appearance.

Review: 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:35
Apple has spent a lot of time tinkering with the iPad - there have been more than a dozen iterations of the device since it was first introduced about seven years ago.

Girls, stick to what you're good at, says IT boss

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:41
Women aren't wired right to be software engineers says a IT company owner and people should be able to discuss it without being "verbally executed."

Passwords make way for passphrases

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:00
Experts are rethinking their advice on how to pick passwords for the likes of internet banking and other online services.

Irish vet fails English test needed for Australian visa

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:49
An Irish vet with degrees in history and politics has been unable to convince a machine she can speak English well enough to stay in Australia.

Disney bids Netflix goodbye as it ramps up its own streaming empire

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:13
Media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a move to bolster its subscription and streaming empire as it plans to end its relationship with Netflix and ramp up its online ESPN offerings.

Apple battles trademark sleuths bent on revealing gadget names

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:03
One of Apple's most fiercely guarded secrets? The name of the next iPhone.

Battery caught fire on German jet with 410 people on board

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:19
A battery lodged between a seat caused a fire that left flight attendants scrambling aboard a trans-Atlantic flight.

Want a smart home? Read this first

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:52
Smart home devices are still niche products, tested and bought by geeks.

Inside Sony's search for the next Walkman

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:16
Sony, which is emerging from five years of brutal restructuring that gutted its workforce and product lineup, wants to show off a few new things.

These 42 Disney apps are spying on your kids, lawsuit claims

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:28
Disney secretly collects personal information on some of their youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed in California.

Millarworld: Netflix buys comic publisher behind Kick Ass, Kingsman

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:41
Netflix has revealed it has made its first acquisition - the publishers behind Kingsman, Wanted and Kick-Ass.

Why it'd be great to be able to hire gadgets before buying them

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:08
OPINION: Trying to decide which smartphone, camera, television or computer to buy is hard.

Teen wins Excel title and $10,000

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:36
John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at a restaurant.

Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:17
A pair of chatbots in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script.
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