Stuff.co.nz - Technology

Mike O'Donnell: Staying ahead of the pack on digital technology

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: Last weekend I raced my diminutive Type R Honda at Manfeild Raceway in The Surgery Sprints.

Young campaigners from US and UK come to aid of Labour candidate

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:42
Two politically charged millennials have travelled to New Zealand to fight for a party they barely know.

Elon Musk gets 'verbal approval' for 350km Hyperloop tunnel

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:02
Transportation pioneer Elon Musk has been known to talk big and sometimes overpromise.

Apple update addresses dangerous wi-fi flaw

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:48
Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away.

The chatbot app that knows when you're anxious

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:12
A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. "What's going on in your world?"

Apple predictions will be very wrong again

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:02
OPINION: It's the silly season for financial predictions about Apple. With history as our guide, it is folly to place much faith in them.

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:41
An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place.

Disney's new Avatar ride may be too realistic for some, with woman passing out

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:39
Disney's new Avatar ride may be too realistic for some, with a woman passing out on the Weta Design attraction.

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18
It's 2007, and Steve Jobs has just finished launching the first iPhone before an enraptured audience when he nearly collapses, exhausted by the illness that will kill him four years later.

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:27
Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark , a new shopping-focused "social network'' aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant.

Screen time for children not necessarily the 'evil' we think, researchers say

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:05
We have seen the stats and heeded the warnings about too much screen time for the kids. Now experts are saying it may actually be good for them. 

Apple, Android have taken over cars with phone projection. Or have they?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:03
Phone projection has been a thing for a few years now. For those of us with compatible mobile devices who use it regularly, it has quickly become something we almost couldn't bear to be without.

US restaurant using a virtual reality app to train its employees

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:43
Restaurants around the world are trying to cope with the increasing costs of employment as minimum wages, health care expenses and other employee benefits continue to put pressure on their profits. Many are investing in technology, such as self-serve kiosks and automated kitchen equipment, to eliminate some hourly jobs and control their labour costs.

Thumbprints could subsitute for PINs - Visa

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:20
Providing a thumbprint looks set to be a future alternative to tapping in a personal identification number, amid signs that customers are warming to using "biometric" information when making payments.

What your friends' holiday posts really mean

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:43
OPINION: By the time you hit your mid-20s, you know all the real estate tricks. You know the words to look for.

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:45
Facebook is working on a way for news organisations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

Wellington City Council's $19m software system in disarray as auditors raise concerns

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:23
Plans to introduce an expensive IT system to make life simpler for Wellington ratepayers are in disarray after software glitches and staffing problems.

Little Geniuses: Kids reveal a future of robots, rockets, Donald Trump and hedgehogs

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:56
Their parents may be making a mess of the world – but kids have a few ideas about how to fix it.

Fake Obama speech created using artificial intelligence

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:04
A computer programme has been created that can edit videos of people speaking to make it look like they have said something when they haven't.

Samsung to manufacture iPhone chips for Apple again, report says

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:19
After a five-year hiatus, Samsung Electronics will return to manufacturing chips for Apple's new iPhone in 2018, according to a report from the Korea Herald.
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