- Technology

HBO is hacked, and Game of Thrones episodes may have leaked out - Technology - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:23
Hackers have stolen what HBO called "proprietary information" from the company's computers.

Mates can shout beer with new Taranaki-based gift delivery business - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:22
Nearly two years after they came up with the idea, the lads who just want mates to shout each other beer have developed a way to make it happen. 

Auckland doctors gets $200k funding for breakthrough speech project - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:05
About one in ten New Zealanders has a communication disability, according to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association.

AT Park app could be just the ticket for serial parking offenders - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:52
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Google is killing a 7-year-old feature that gave instant search results - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:31
​Google is killing Instant Search, the smart feature that gives users search results while they are still typing, according to a statement given to Search Engine Land.

Get ready for the Apple AR revolution - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:03
OPINION: The next version of the iPhone is expected to be announced in September but already there's been a lot of speculation about the new augmented reality (AR) features.

Review: Google Wifi - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:04
Who doesn't love wi-fi? It's changed the way we go online. Instead of being chained to a wall socket in a cold corner of the house, wi-fi lets us go online from anywhere in our homes.

Where do emojis come from? - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:46
Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated The Emoji Movie, which imagines a world inside mobile phones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.

Apple says it is removing VPN services from China App Store - Technology - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:21
Apple says it is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, drawing criticism from VPN service providers, who accuse the tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators.

What James Cameron predicted in Terminator 2 is happening now - Technology - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 16:49
James Cameron is deep into what he calls a nine-year project. The director of the two highest-grossing movies in cinema history, Avatar and Titanic, is hard at work on four Avatar sequels that are scheduled to reach cinemas from 2020 to 2025.

Bumble's Whitney Wolfe puts women in charge of the dating app - Technology - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 15:50
For a medium that's supposed to bring people together, dating apps can be a pretty icky place.

Vaughn Davis: My convincing relationships with robots - Technology - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 06:00
I started two online relationships last week.

Lucy Hone: Parents, be wary of cyber bullies - Technology - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 06:00
I am frequently privy to social media horror stories – they come with the territory of being a parent and working in schools in the digital age. Most parents will have experience, or at least heard tales, of 10-year-olds caught peeking at porn pages, of the pressures of early teen sexting and, most recently, of cyber stalking courtesy of Snapchat's new Snap Map feature (if you don't know about this and have teenage children, Google it now).

Tesla hands over first Model 3 electric cars to early buyers - Technology - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 18:52
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday the Model 3 had over half a million advance reservations as he handed over the first 30 to employee buyers, setting the stage for the biggest test yet of the company's strategy to become a profitable, mass market electric car maker.

Bollinger reveals world's first all-electric sports utility truck - Technology - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:46
There's a new electric kid on the block.

Harrowing tales of sexual harassment from the front lines of the tech industry - Technology - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 14:29
Atlanta Daniel was dumbstruck. The Australian entrepreneur was pitching to a prospective backer for her business when the conversation took a distinctly unpleasant turn.

"[The] investor told me I owed him a blow job for his help," says Daniel. 

The same investor told her "I'll know your age when I see you naked" and "I have a job for you under the table".

Daniel says she tried to brush off the remarks, not knowing how to handle it.

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"At the time I really thought I had no avenue to deal with that behaviour," she told Fairfax Media. "He had quite a lot of power. For me in the end I chose avoidance, which wasn't necessarily the best thing for me."

It was not a one-off in the industry; another investor asked her if orgasms were her hobby.

Weird universe: Internet stars and the black holes that swallow them - Technology - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 13:59
Internet fame is a strange and unpredictable thing.

Bye bye nano and shuffle - Apple ditches its cheapest iPods - Technology - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:53
After years of being outsold by the iPhone, the venerable iPod has taken a big step toward eventual oblivion.

Apple said on Thursday it was discontinuing two of the cheapest iPod models: the nano and shuffle. The two products have been removed from the Apple online store and will vanish from retail locations as well.

Apple demoted the iPod's placement in its retail stores a couple of years ago, moving the devices to the company's accessory shelves. The US$149 (NZ$199) nano and US$49 shuffle were last updated with new colours in 2015, but the nano hasn't been revamped since 2012 while the shuffle hasn't been redesigned since 2010.

"Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just US$199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano," Apple said in a statement.

Power to the people as electric car offered up for test drives - Technology - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 07:45
An electricity company is giving power back to the people in the form of four wheels.
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