Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Karl du Fresne: 'Progress' now a matter of what's possible rather than what's good

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: Some people fret about the threat posed to humanity by climate change. I fret about the threat posed to humanity by technology.

GCSB following up on reports of North Korean cyber 'tunneling' in New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:44
The Government's electronic spooks are investigating whether North Koreans are "tunnelling in" to New Zealand computer servers as a back door link to the internet.

Samsung's picture frame TV arrives in New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:36
Samsung's new television which looks like a picture frame is now available in New Zealand.

Google Street View's latest destination: the International Space Station

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:05
You've used Google Street View to check out a new apartment, map traffic before you hit the road and search for haunting slices of the everyday world.

Russian 'mastermind' of $5 billion bitcoin laundering ring arrested

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:44
A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least US$4 billion (NZ$5 billion) has been arrested in Greece.

Police sources identified him as Alexander Vinnik, 38, who was arrested after a tip-off in a small beachside village in northern Greece on a US warrant. Police said the United States would seek to extradite him.

Two sources close to the BTC-e virtual currency exchange, who declined to be identified while the case was open, said Vinnik was a key person behind the platform, which has been offline since reporting "technical problems" late on Tuesday.

"An internationally sought 'mastermind' of a crime organisation has been arrested" Greek police said in a statement. "Since 2011 the 38-year-old has been running a criminal organisation which administers one of the most important websites of electronic crime in the world."

Free antivirus software available in New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:34
Kaspersky Lab has announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe.

This glove cost less than $100 to make and can translate the sign language alphabet

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:19
For a fraction of the cost of a new iPhone, researchers have developed a smart glove that can translate the American Sign Language alphabet as the wearer's fingers move.

Kim Dotcom hints at a move from Auckland to Queenstown

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:15
Internet entrepeneur Kim Dotcom has hinted at a move to Queenstown.

Her dilemma: Do I let my employer microchip me?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:13
Melissa Timmins has a week to decide: Does she keep her hand to herself, or does she let her employer microchip it?

The very few people still using Google+ really love it

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:47
Google+ has topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index's 2017 list evaluating how users feel about Internet social media companies.

Microsoft is keeping its Paint program after an outpouring of fan support

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:26
Microsoft Paint isn't going anywhere after all.

Death Squared: Patience-testing puzzler best enjoyed with mates

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:45
At their best, video games can be a great way to unwind and relax from the stress of a tough day. Nothing soothes the soul like a bit of escapism, exploration and the warm, reassuring glow of incremental achievement.

Richard MacManus: Sky’s streaming apps are a viewing nightmare

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:06
OPINION: Live streaming of sports over the internet is the future of sports broadcasting. But when it comes to our most popular sport, rugby, we're beholden to a cable TV company: Sky.

It's not as if Sky hasn't joined the online streaming revolution. It has no fewer than three live streaming apps in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play. The problem is, they're all buggy and unreliable.

Sky Go is the company's primary app, since it offers live streaming of selected channels to your tablet or phone. However, it's got terrible reviews and averages just one out of five stars on the iTunes store.

I've used the app a number of times myself, to stream a rugby or basketball match, but all too often the app fails and has to be re-started.

A new machine can turn your favourite song into a drink

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:14
Your favourite song can now be translated into a juice, with a flavour to reflect the mood of your chosen tune. 
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