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When our smartphones leave us out of touch

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:18
Most of us can walk and chew gum at the same time. But add a smartphone, and beware the zombies.

It's safe to leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:56
You don't have to think too hard about preserving your smartphone's battery — especially overnight.

Google VP denounces employee memo's views on female workers

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:56
Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from a male employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences.

New list of proposed emojis has been unleashed

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:52
The Emoji Movie may be getting a critical drubbing, but it is not stopping those in charge of emoticons from launching their proposed 2018 range.

I switched from iPhone 7 to Google's Pixel XL

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:46
Last year I bought an iPhone 7 Plus, but I struggled to enjoy the experience when it became obvious that iPhone is still not a top-notch device if you need it as a work tool.

Robots created a language. No need to panic.

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:47
ANALYSIS: For some, the idea of artificially intelligent bots that can invent languages of their own and not teach them to us invokes images of of Skynet from the "Terminator" movies.

This smartphone comes with a concierge service

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:47
It's not easy standing out in the smartphone game. Apple and Samsung Electronics pretty much have the market locked up with high-performance phones that look pretty and work well.

Apple's next watch may reduce reliance on iPhone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:14
Apple is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device's reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said.

It's not sexism that stops women becoming leaders, says Google software engineer

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:51
A document written by an unnamed senior software engineer at Google suggesting the company encourage "ideological" rather than gender diversity, is generating anger within the company and in Silicon Valley.

Lucy Hone: Simple solutions to cyberbullying

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 06:00
Last week's column shared stats on cyberbullying. This week I want to consider some possible solutions – programmes and initiatives that are currently being trialled to reduce the pain that online bullying causes.

Dreaming big: How does Wellington become the best city in the world?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:07
Pulling into Wellington Central Station on a high-speed train from Auckland, amblers can be seen strolling the Quays towards the newly-built Downtown Gardens, where the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is performing under the stars, shielded from the weather by a glass roof.

Cyber expert who stopped WannaCry ransomware attack arrested in US

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 23:42
Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyber attack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, US authorities say.

The dark side of our convenient connected life

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 18:03
Life has never been more connected or more convenient. But our digital existence comes with a dark side. David Burroughs investigates.

How emoji's took over the world

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 17:54
If you are sensitive to flashing images, do not visit emojitracker.com.

Facebook thought to be testing video chat device in hardware push

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 17:46
Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home – the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab.

Silicon Valley talent war has Toyota seeking techies at home

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 17:38
Japanese car maker Toyota recently launched a marketing campaign targeting information technology specialists and software engineers along Tokyo's suburban Nambu railway line, where the research centres of Japan's signature tech giants are clustered.

New Nissan Leaf spied without camouflage

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:09
Nissan has been teasing the next-gen Leaf with photos but the cat - or is that car - may be out of the bag with these spy shots.

Victoria's Secret glitter iPhone cases recalled after causing chemical burns

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:05
About 275,000 "snow globe" iPhone cases have been recalled, after 24 reports of burns and blisters after fluid leaked from the coverings.

Shock to the system as Marlborough celebrates 90 years of electricity

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:00
The future never looked brighter in 1927, literally.
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