Stuff.co.nz - Technology

How to safeguard your data

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:42
Scan today's headlines and it's easy to see it's a scary time in the digital age, with hacking, mobile malware (malicious software) and "phishing" scams.

Hyundai Ioniq is a clean machine - but what about the electricity it uses?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:20
OPINION: The location chosen for the photographs of the car subject of this article is significant - it's at a gas-fired power station.

How to clean your headphones

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:17
Whether you have earbuds or headphones, give them a good clean because they've been in your ears.

A guide to the things Silicon Valley 'invented' that already existed

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:52
Last week, a new start-up from two former Googlers whose idea was introduced and portrayed the new company as one that sought to put corner stores out of business.

Let's tech this: Labour takes on National in ICT

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:00
OPINION: Which of National or Labour has the best technology policy? Your answer (and your vote) will depend on how business-friendly you are.

A guide to choosing a smartphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:22
Buying a smartphone can be daunting, particularly when there are so many new options on the market.

Excio seeks photographers, artists, museums to join background photo app

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:00
Whether it is a photo of your favourite book cover, or a portrait from an obscure artist, there is something for everyone's "small billboard".

Why men are more likely than women to troll people online

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 20:48
One of the dark sides of public social media profiles is that you're at risk of attracting the attention of unpleasant people. When people do this deliberately, behind a field of anonymity, it's called internet trolling.

Is using your face to unlock your iPhone comfortable or creepy?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:09
Your passcode can be hacked, but your face is yours and yours alone. That's the thinking behind Apple's latest security measure, which is more high-tech and a bit more intimate than anything else on the market.

New iPhone on pre-sale tonight, in-store next week

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:16
Apple fans will be able to pre-order the latest iPhone 8 from 7.01pm on Friday.

Six months enough time for 2G users to upgrade: 2degrees

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:13
2degrees is shutting off the 2G network that serves some of its older-style phones.

Driver wears seat suit to test self-driving reactions

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:50
Here's a novel way to test reactions to seeing a driverless car: Try a little subterfuge.

The 'tech-lash' against Google, Facebook and Amazon is finally upon us

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:16
The world's biggest technology companies all had to overcome ridiculous, seemingly insurmountable odds to get where they are today.

Google sued by women workers claiming gender discrimination

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:35

Google has been accused of paying male employees more than females after three women employees filed a lawsuit against the tech giant.

Moving to a new email service

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:00
With Vodafone ending its email services, many Kiwis will be looking for a new option.

Review: Sony XZ Premium smartphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:33
Smartphone design has become boring recently, with most phones having rounded corners and a black or grey finish.

Apple has backed itself into an awkward corner with its new naming system

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:30
Apple announced three new iPhones at its event yesterday, setting up an awkward naming problem for next year's models.

Apple's town squares are a 'branding fantasy'

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:20
Goodbye, Apple store. From now on, the company says, its stores are "town squares".

The fraught age of facial recognition tech

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:17
A whiff of dystopian creepiness has long wafted in the air whenever facial recognition has come up.

Items rendered obsolete by your smartphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:35
​The smartphone's rise in prominence over the last decade has served as the death knell for many former household tech staples.
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