Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Drones: The latest travel gadget worse than selfie sticks

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:02
OPINION: The hike between Govetts Leap Lookout and Pulpit Rock near the town of Blackheath is one of many sublime bushwalks in the Blue Mountains.

Now everyone's getting tattooed, this startup is digitising the industry

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:51
With about a quarter of all adults now having a tattoo, one startup intends to become the Expedia for getting inked.

Amazon error sends some shoppers to dog photo, not product page

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:41
Amazon has apologised after a glitch on its site sent people to an image of a dog rather than a product listing.

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:23
It's taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader's desire for iPads to replace computers.

Sony sells 1 million PlayStation VR headsets

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:08
Sony Corp has sold more than one million units of its virtual reality (VR) headset globally, the Asia chief of the Japanese firm's gaming unit said, as a relatively low price helps push the product into an early lead.

BMW Art Car series enters the virtual world

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:04
BMW has carried on its four-decade tradition of Art Cars with the latest produced by Cao Fei, the youngest and first Chinese artist ever to create one.

Apple's first try with online television gets mixed reviews

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:56
Even as Apple sought to wow the public this week by announcing loads of new hardware and software updates, the tech company was preparing for a major new experiment in a very different part of its business: online television.

Review: Fitbit Alta HR

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:16
Fitbit's newest fitness tracker, the Alta HR, is everything most trackers aren't.

Vodafone's 'FibreX' label attracts attention from watchdog

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 00:38
The competition watchdog is investigating Vodafone's marketing of its cable networks in Wellington and Christchurch.

Anger rises over 'forced' tech upgrades

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:22
OPINION: When a tech company announces the end of a product or even a feature, tempers flare and social media goes crazy.

Amazon, Apple TV deal shows tough road to co-operation for tech rivals

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:22
A deal bringing Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, announced at Apple Inc's developer conference after years of talk, shows how competitive tensions among Silicon Valley titans can stand in the way of serving customers.

Mother can't access deceased daughter's Facebook account

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:48
The internet can be an unruly place. Among the profiles on social media are real people, fake characters, bots, and a growing legion of ghosts: accounts of those who have passed with nobody at the helm.

Apple event boring but some tech is promising

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:11
OPINION: At its worst, Apple's latest event was long and boring, with dozens of incremental updates to its software and hardware.

Telegram is the 'app of choice' for terrorists

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:38
Australian authorities are struggling to crack the highly secretive "app of choice" for terror plotters worldwide, partly stifled by the app creators' refusals to push back on jihadi infiltration.

Sir Peter Jackson's film company reveals augmented reality plans at Apple conference

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:25
Sir Peter Jackson looks set to bring the movies to life as he enters the world of augmented reality (AR).

The movie mogul's Wellington company, WingNut Film Productions, unveiled the first example of work from its new AR division at an Apple event in California on Tuesday.

Will Big Data make a Big Difference?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:11
Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing – we've heard so many of these terms in the last five years they make you cross-eyed, but what do they actually mean? And what do they mean (if anything) for farmers?

Next iPhone aims to stop people texting at the wheel

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:32
Apple has unveiled an "important step in safety" for cars, introducing a new "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature that may reduce distraction behind the wheel.
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