Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Smartphones stirring in the heartland

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:10
OPINION: Smartphones are slowly making their way into our country pubs, writes Rachael Kelly.

How to know if you should build or buy a PC?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:48
Deciding to build or buy a PC is a much-debated topic. Some see building a PC as a way of saving money. Others see buying as a less complex option, with easier after sales support.

Porsche reveals plug-in Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:07
Porsche have upped the ante in the high-end hybrid wagon market.

Hot list reveals the apps people pay for

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:37
People are using their iPhones to play games, access social media and organise their lives, a list of the most downloaded apps reveals.

Singapore hopes to boost blockchain, eyes fintech firms

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:32
Singapore is aiming to position itself as a hub for blockchain development in commodity trading, with start-ups looking to boost access to trade finance and eliminate the opportunity for fraud.

Several firms launching in coming months will offer digital "smart contracts," which use blockchain rather than traditional paper agreements.

The technology offers potential cost savings, and could open up new sources of funding, such as private wealth or from investors outside the major currencies.

At the same time, proponents say the public ledgers used by blockchain will boost supply chain transparency, reducing the opportunity for the sort of warehouse fraud seen in the metals industry where parcels of metal have been sold to multiple buyers.

Boeing backs multi-million-dollar tech competition to make people fly

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:30
​President Franklin Roosevelt's aviation chief had a new deal plan to get everyday Americans up in the air. But he needed help.

Richard MacManus: Gremlins in your gadgets

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:44
OPINION: There's a motto in Silicon Valley: fail fast, fail often. It's supposed to motivate entrepreneurs to keep trying new things and to learn from their failures.

How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:35
It's 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:00
Apple's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X, due out in early November.

In San Francisco's Union Square, 80 kilometres from Apple's Cupertino headquarters, just 80 people were lined up at the company's flagship store, a sharp contrast to years past when lines stretched for blocks when new products were released.

In Australia, hundreds of people usually gather at Apple's Sydney city store, with queues winding down George Street in the central business district. But there were fewer than 30 people lining up before the store opened on Friday, according to a Reuters witness.

Apple's flagship store in London's Regent Street also experienced a slim turnout, according to several British newspapers.

Potential law change could make services explain data decisions

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 05:00
A split payment service can decline you from using it within seconds, without telling you why, but the privacy commissioner says that could soon change.  

Future perfect: Christchurch can pioneer autonomous vehicles and social innovation

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:00
Can Christchurch city reinvent itself as an international testbed for green innovation? The council thinks it has made a good start. JOHN McCRONE reports.

Pea milk hits US supermarkets, threatening dairy industry

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:19
It's never been easier to avoid dairy, thanks to an ever-expanding array of plant-based milks - rice, soy, hemp, oat, coconut, almond, macadamia, hazelnut, cashew.

NZ slips down list of cheapest places to buy Apple devices

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:13
New Zealanders are no longer getting the world-leading prices on Apple products they once were.

Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:38
Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies.

Self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under US President Donald Trump

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:34
The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.

Facebook to hand over Trump-Russia campaign ads to investigators

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:06
Facebook said on Friday that it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3000 advertisements linked to a shadowy Russian company, for House and Senate committees' investigations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 United States election.

Google buys HTC engineers in $1.5b bet on devices

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:58
Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for US$1.1 billion (NZ$1.5b) to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

Chow brothers set to spend over $100m on technology investment

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:56
Multi-millionaire property magnates the Chow brothers are looking to diversify their business empire by throwing more than $100 million into the technology sector.

Assume someone has your data and protect yourself now

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:34
​It has been almost two weeks since Equifax first admitted it had been hacked in a massive breach affecting as many as 143 million consumers.

Apple Watch's newest feature is a failure

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:29
The main selling point of Apple's new version of its watch is that the device can connect independently to cellular networks, making it possible to place calls or run navigation on its own without being tethered to the iPhone.
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