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The latest in sports technology makes coaching easy

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:33
New Zealand wearable technology has been adopted by some of the world's most famous sports teams to improve athlete performance.

Kayak is letting travellers search for travel deals using emojis

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:53
Planning to book your winter holiday? Just type in an emoji to kick off your flight or hotel search on Kayak.

Big Read: The digital revolution changing the way you manage your money

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:52
Technology has changed everything from how we purchase goods to how we pay our bills. Reporter Brittany Baker looks at how the digital world is changing your bank and the way you think of money. 

McDonald's takes virtual leap with latest Happy Meal toy

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:41
Burger chain McDonald's has made colouring-in modern with its latest Happy Meal technology toy but it could be a defunct marketing strategy, an expert says. 

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:30
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.

Kalanick's departure on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) caps a tumultuous period for the world's largest ride-services company that has revolutionised the taxi industry and challenged transportation regulations worldwide.

The 40-year-old's pugnacious style largely defined Uber's approach and helped it become a transportation colossus valued at US$68 billion (NZ$99 billion), the largest private firm backed by venture capitalists in the world.

But that brashness has also been blamed for scandals this year, from the unearthing of a culture of bullying and discrimination at Uber to a US Department of Justice federal investigation and a high-stakes lawsuit filed by Alphabet Inc that threatens Uber's self-driving car ambitions.

Year eight student teaches MPs a lesson in coding

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:59
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Apple and Bose join the round speaker revolution. Should you?

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:19
There's no escaping the sound of small speakers these days. Round is all the rage - cylinder-shaped sound-makers that fire off good vibrations in all directions.

You won't have to leave behind pizza if you move to Mars, says Elon Musk

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:49
A city on Mars with a million inhabitants could be achievable within 50 years, the space entrepreneur Elon Musk has forecast, as he laid out plans to turn mankind into a multi-planetary species.

Review: Sony X93, a LCD television featuring Android TV

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:37
​OLED displays are the latest tech sweeping through the television market though there's still some life left in LCD TVs.

The rise of the robot pram

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:31
Freeing up your hands to enjoy an organic soy latte and gluten-free banana bread, Chinese company Cowarobot's autonomous pram follows you around with your precious cargo in tow.

Supersonic Bloodhound SSC to begin speed tests

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:58
A date has been set for the Bloodhound supersonic vehicle to undertake its first public speed tests being driven under some of its own power.

Facebook's Oculus fights sales ban for virtual-reality headset

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:53
Facebook wants a judge to let it continue sales of its virtual-reality headsets even though a jury said the social-media giant's Oculus unit stole another company's computer code.

Review: Sony A6500 camera is small but powerful

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:02
Sony charged into the camera market several years ago, constantly releasing new models featuring market-leading features.

Bike lock blocks rider's phone

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:54
A telecom company in the Netherlands has developed a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone.

Samsung plans Galaxy Note 8 launch event for August

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:36
Samsung plans to hold a launch event in New York City for its next Galaxy Note smartphone in the second half of August, a person familiar with the matter said.

SeniorNet Wellington celebrates 25 years of helping older adults with technology

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:00
The first SeniorNet Wellington teaching exercise was learning to play online card games like solitaire.

Passengers set to pay as Uber introduces tipping and fees for keeping drivers waiting

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:38
Uber is introducing tipping, with the full amount going straight to the drivers.

Swedish rail company introduces biometric microchips as travel tickets

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:00
Snapper and Hop cards have never seemed so obsolete. Even e-tickets are no longer cutting edge.

Apple gives the iPad some love to halt its long slide

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:18
Two years ago Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said his company's iPad tablet was ready to replace the laptops or PCs customers have been using as their main computer for years.

The next iPhone could have a lot in common with Google Glass

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:36
Augmented reality is one of Apple's big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world?