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Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:20
Massachusetts attorney-general Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against credit reporting firm Equifax following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

Survey: Australians excited, not worried, about future of work

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:13
Australians are more interested in technology that delivers advances in medical research and helps the disadvantaged than driverless cars or pizzas delivered by drone, new research shows.

Removing extremist content within hours is a huge challenge, tech giants say

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:45
Removing extremist content from the internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge", Google's lawyer will say later on Thursday to European leaders who want it taken down quicker.

Author: Silicon Valley will lead us to our doom

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:37
To many Americans, large technology firms embody much of what is good about the modern world.

Xbox One X: Hands on preview

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:31
Unveiled to much fanfare at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles back in June, the Xbox One X is almost ready to be unleashed.

The new machine is a clear statement of intent from Microsoft. The former market leader may have fallen behind its bitter rival PlayStation in the sales race, but by establishing itself as the world's most powerful console, the new Xbox is going to be a serious consideration for gamers looking to get the maximum bang for their buck.

Traditionally, the launch of a new console brings with it a raft of shiny new games to tempt buyers into making the leap and upgrading their current hardware.

While there are a few fresh titles scheduled to release alongside the One X, only a handful of them are Xbox/Windows exclusives, and all of them will be playable on the One S, which is being repositioned as an "entry-level" console.

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Of course, none of them will look quite as good or run quite as smoothly as they do on the flagship machine, a point that Microsoft's marketing team have been falling over themselves to emphasise.

The pros and cons of software updates

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:19
OPINION: Like anyone interested in tech, I get a little excited about new software updates for my phone or laptop.

Review: the iPhone 8 is fine for most

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:01
The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with economy. We envy first class, but economy gets us there without breaking the budget.

Huawei takes a jab at Apple's iPhone X

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:39
Apple unveiled the iPhone X last week, and with it comes the A11 Bionic chip, which features an industry-first neural engine built specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) tasks like Face ID's three-dimensional scanning.

Uber apologises for 'sexist' promotional offer

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:25
Uber has apologised for running a promotion that encouraged husbands to buy takeaway food and "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Auckland siblings launch DIY website Lease My Stuff

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:39
Lease My Stuff CEO Nicholas Mitchell hopes his DIY website will be the next big thing.

Wellington kids digitally build Parliament - complete with rollercoasters and petting zoo

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:55
What if, scattered between offices and meeting rooms, Parliament held a petting zoo?

Pirate Bay's secret tracker hijacks users' CPU to mine crytpocurrency

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:59
Frequent visitors to popular torrent site The Pirate Bay are up in arms after the site secretly added a feature to the site that sapped users' CPU resources to mine cryptocurrency.

Tips for updating to iOS 11

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:50
Apple's latest mobile operating system will be available on Wednesday morning for Kiwis to download, though not all iPhones will be compatible.

Suddenly, I want a new phone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:34
OPINION: This time of year is smartphone season, with most of the top tech companies releasing new devices.

Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:36
When watching sport in virtual reality, it's best to remind yourself that TV wasn't born in a day.

Children using LEGO Mindstorms kits to design robots at First LEGO League competition

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:07
Robots are the future, say a group of Taupō children who are designing small plastic machines to complete tasks.

Five valuable life skills and experiences that tech might be eroding

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:29
You started with the best intentions. Your kid needed a laptop for homework. Your tween needed a phone to text you after school. You wanted a Fitbit to lose a few extra kgs.

Microsoft won't be holding its annual hardware launch event this year

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:09
For the last several years, Microsoft has thrown a splashy New York City event in late October to introduce new Surface computers and other gadgets into the world.

Demand for OLED screen delays phones and other gadgets

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:30
Apple's iPhone X boasts a cutting-edge screen bursting with crisp, bright images, the sort of eye-popping technology that gets consumers to line up to spend $1800 or more on the device.
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