- Technology

Thanks! or Thanks. Google can help - Technology - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:09
If you use Google's Gmail app, you may have seen something new pop up on your screen this week: suggested responses for your emails.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office - Technology - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:36
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every US state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

The emojis that cost over $3000 - Technology - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:52
Millions of people use them as shortcuts everyday.

Leaked: hundreds of internal Facebook documents on sex, violence, and terrorism - Technology - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:42
The rules applied by Facebook to posts about sex, violence, and terrorism have been leaked.

LG W7 wallpaper TV a stunner - Technology - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:02
Every once and a while a piece of technology just bowls me over. This time the tech is from LG and is the W7 "wallpaper" TV. It is just 2.5 millimetres thin and is bendable. It is so thin that it attaches to a wall using magnets, like a laminated poster.

Big brother CCTV cameras and sensors to help solve Wellington's begging issues - Technology - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:18
A 'big brother' camera and sensor network, used to tackle begging on Wellington's Cuba St, is set to be rolled out across the city.

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West - Technology - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:19
North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.

North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial networks, in the United States, South Korea and over a dozen other countries.

Cyber security researchers have also said they have found technical evidence that could link North Korea with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries this month. Pyongyang has called the allegation "ridiculous".

The crux of the allegations against North Korea is its connection to a hacking group called Lazarus that is linked to last year's US$81 million (NZ$117 million) cyber heist at the Bangladesh central bank and the 2014 attack on Sony's Hollywood studio.

* NZ on watch as cyber attack hits 100 countries

* Hacker's typo botches $1 billion bank heist

Businessman's ransom nightmare at the hands of cyber hackers - Technology - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:15
 A Taranaki businessman was forced to hand over $1000 to cyber criminals after they held important company information to ransom.

Twitter co-founder laments US President Donald Trump's election - Technology - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:39
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the US president has suggested.

Instagram is the worst social network for young people's mental health - Technology - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:21
Instagram has been ranked as the worst social networking app when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, according to a new survey published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK.

Mike O'Donnell: A timely lesson in what works for tech businesses - Technology - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: About eight years ago I was involved in buying an online booking business called BookIt.

Parents divided over addition of PlayStations to Wellington libraries - Technology - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 21:17
The studious hush of the traditional library has been well and truly shattered in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

New Plymouth company is a finalist for work developing oceanography technology - Technology - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 18:07
Landing an army on an unknown beach can be a difficult task, but a Taranaki company is making it easier and safer.

Wireless charging for electric vehicles demonstrated - Technology - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:51
A demonstration in France has shown how electric vehicles could be charged wirelessly while driving, a technology some believe will help accelerate the adoption of self-driving cars.

Google's focus on AI means it will get even deeper into our lives - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 20:18
Google kicked off its annual developers conference by outlining a broad vision of how it thinks artificial intelligence will shape the way we communicate, travel, work and play.

Bitcoin's link to crime is a growing worry, claims bank chief risk officer - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:06
The biggest bank in the Nordic region says this month's ransomware attack underscores the need for lawmakers to look more closely at bitcoin's role in financial crime.

New app is Tinder for baby names - swipe right on the ones you like - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:00
If you're expecting a child, agreeing on a name with your partner can be a tough one. But what if picking one you both like was as simple as finding a match on Tinder?

Google O/I 2017: Focus shifts to apps and digital assistant - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:47
Mobile phone apps took centre stage at Google's annual developer conference as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system.

Man who stopped WannaCry cyberattack donates US$10,000 reward to charity - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:13
The 22-year-old Brit who "accidentally" halted Friday's devastating global cyberattack says he plans to give his US$10,000 (NZ$14,000) reward to charity.

"I don't do what I do for money or fame," he told Business Insider. "I'd rather give the money to people who need it."

Late last week, a ransomware attack that made use of a leaked NSA (National Security Agency) "EternalBlue" software exploit spread rapidly round the world, infecting organisations in more than 150 countries, from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, Nissan, and FedEx.

But the "WannaCry" malware's spread was halted when a British security researcher who goes by the name "MalwareTech" registered a website he found when investigating the malware's code. In doing so, he inadvertently triggered a "killswitch" - and he continued to host the website when he realised what he had done.

Volvo truck collects rubbish like you've never seen before - Technology - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:45
Volvo has joined forces with waste management company Renova to build an autonomous rubbish truck.
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