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How to plug the UK into desert sunshine

One company plans to build the world's longest electricity cable to connect Morocco to the UK.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 22 Oct 2021 | 12:04 pm

Robot artist Ai-Da released by Egyptian border guards

Authorities, who held the robot for 10 days, feared that it may have been hiding covert spy tools.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 22 Oct 2021 | 5:33 am

British entrepreneur sells company to Twitter

Nick D'Aloisio previously sold an app to Yahoo when he was only 17 years old.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 22 Oct 2021 | 3:29 am

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

The former US president was banned from Twitter and Facebook following the US Capitol riots.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 7:43 pm

Lotto website woes: Government declines full budget for monies required to upgrade website, app - official docs

The Lotteries Commission has tried for three years to get enough funding to carry out vital upgrades to its dated website and app, with the then Minister agreeing to only partially fund the works. Lotto's website is again under...

Source: - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 3:30 pm

Feeling anxious? Here are our top picks for apps to help calm your inner panic

March 2020 marked the beginning of change - and not in a good way.No longer could we distract our minds by throwing ourselves into socialising or work. The gym was no longer a location for exercise and cafes and restaurants could...

Source: - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 10:00 am

Facebook rebrand: New horizons as Mark Zuckerberg plans changes

What's in a name? For Facebook, almost two decades of an eponymous social media network that has defined its entire identity, growing into a household name that dominated Big Tech.It dates back to Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard dorm...

Source: - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 9:44 am

Nigerian romance scam suspects targeted 100 women - FBI

Eight Nigerian men are charged in South Africa after an international operation involving Interpol.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 5:16 am

Nearly 45 million received scam calls in three months, Ofcom says

Almost a million people in the UK were misled by calls or messages over the summer.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 4:20 am

Squid Game helps Netflix subscriptions pick up

The streaming giant added 4.4 million new users in the third quarter as foreign language shows continued to fly.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 3:55 am

Activision Blizzard: More than 20 staff leave after harassment claims

The video games giant is attempting to repair its reputation following a series of lawsuits.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 1:37 am

Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog

The CMA says the social media giant, which also may be changing its name, deliberately broke rules.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Oct 2021 | 12:02 am

Air New Zealand customers fall victim to scam that looks 'very legitimate'

Air New Zealand customers are the latest to fall victim to scams, as they are being sent Airpoints emails that are looking "very legitimate". Many Air New Zealand customers say they have received an email letting them know they...

Source: - Technology | 20 Oct 2021 | 9:11 pm

UK to turn old phones into gold

The Royal Mint plans to recycle gold and precious metals from old phones and laptops.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Oct 2021 | 8:49 pm

Squid Game boosts Netflix subscriber numbers

Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including "Squid Game," the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show.The company...

Source: - Technology | 20 Oct 2021 | 11:29 am

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Orcon offers free broadband for pandemic-hit firms, telco pricing bucks inflation trend

Orcon is offering small businesses struggling under the pandemic six months' free broadband.The internet service provider is offering a gratis Fibre Pro account, worth $99.95, to any small business that has qualified for the Resurgence...

Source: - Technology | 20 Oct 2021 | 6:27 am

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Could staying at level 4 have quashed this surge?

Could Auckland have avoided this case surge?Three weeks after the start of city's Delta outbreak, Covid-19 modellers from Te Pūnaha Matatini delivered officials a report, now publicly released , that charted possible "optimistic"...

Source: - Technology | 19 Oct 2021 | 8:13 pm

'No security breach' says Mitre 10 as multi-day website outage grinds on

There's good news, of sorts, for Mitre 10 customers and franchisees as the hardware chain's multi-day website outage grinds on.The company's corporate office says the e-tail blackout is due to "technical issues" rather than a security...

Source: - Technology | 19 Oct 2021 | 2:13 pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to open APEC CEO Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will focus on the state of the world in the second year of the pandemic in her opening address at the APEC CEO Summit in November. Ardern's speech will cover topics spanning economic recovery, trade...

Source: - Technology | 19 Oct 2021 | 12:18 pm

Mitre 10's website crashes: Customers frustrated as outage drags into third day

Some Mitre 10 customers have taken to social media to vent over a website outage that has now dragged on for days - making life difficult for Aucklanders locked down in level 3 who only have click-and-collect as a buying option....

Source: - Technology | 19 Oct 2021 | 10:52 am

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm

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