Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Nadine Higgins: Sometimes, there's just not enough swear words...

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: Among all the horrible stories about the Manchester attack there was one particular story that made my jaw drop more than the others.

Why some people are bad at Facebook

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:30
It is a truth universally acknowledged by those who use Facebook that there are some who "get" it, and some who don't.

New Zealand homes chewing through more internet data than ever before

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:34
It's no surprise the rise of online TV has seen Kiwis chewing through internet data faster than ever, but just how much we're using may raise a few eyebrows.

Hands on: Microsoft Studio

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:36
Microsoft's Surface Studio is one of the more curious moves made by Microsoft.

Possibly NZ's oldest Facebook user, Jean Leslie talks tech, life and friendship

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:27
Just like the rest of us, Jean Leslie logs onto Facebook and before she knows it a couple of hours have passed.

Broadband use skyrockets on back of streaming and online gaming

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:13
The internet is the future of entertainment, not television, Marlborough residents say, as figures show a huge increase in broadband use across the region.

Let 'Stan' the robot park your car

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:41
No need to now worry about where you've left your car at the airport.

Judge resorts to holding up signs as audio link to prison fails

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:08
A judge resorted to writing signs and holding them up to a camera as a courtroom audio-visual link failed.

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:30
Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Microsoft nears AR future with glasses display prototype

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:18
As augmented reality technology improves, the holography of Iron Man and Avatar moves a step closer to entering our everyday lives.

Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:02
Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:58
Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it.

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge in Silicon Valley

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:41
Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing problems.

Surface Pro returns as Microsoft unveils a third option in its laptop lineup

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:16
Microsoft has reintroduced its Surface Pro hybrid device, unveiling a brand new portable machine the company insists is no longer a tablet that can act as a laptop, but is instead "the most versatile laptop we've ever built".

China's Huawei enters PC market to take on Lenovo, HP, Dell

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:06
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei plans a global expansion into computers, it said on Tuesday, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered two years of falling sales volumes and pressure on margins.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:59
Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Dating site Ashley Madison is 'back' and claiming big numbers of new users

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:55
Ashley Madison users like to live dangerously.

Google wants to know when users, tempted by an online advert, go to the shops

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:06
Google will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions - including card numbers, purchase amounts and time stamps - to solve the advertising juggernaut's long-standing quest to prove that online ads prompt consumers to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores.

The advance, which enables Google to tell retailers how many sales they created through their digital ad campaigns, is a step toward what industry insiders have long described as the "holy grail" of digital advertising.

If effective, the program could help persuade marketers to choose Google's services over the television advertising that still gobbles up the lion's share of retailers' ad budgets.

But Google's latest move to tie people's digital trails to their real world behaviours is also likely to renew concerns over whether technology giants and their affiliated companies know too much about people's lives - and whether they disclose enough about how they collect and use that information.
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