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Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?

Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 10:45 pm

Chinese GWM Ballet Car electric Beetle slammed as 'blatantly sexist'

An electric car offered by an emerging car company that claims to "love women more" has been derided as "blatantly sexist", "patronising" and "misogynistic".Great Wall Motors' Ora Ballet Cat is a battery-powered machine inspired...

Source: - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 12:28 pm

Cryptocrash: ‘I was arrested for knocking on Luna boss's door'

A man says he lost millions, and then was arrested for trying to talk to crypto boss Do Kwon.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 11:59 am

Airbnb to quit China as lockdowns restrict tourism

Stays in China made up only 1% of Airbnb's revenue for the last few years, a source said.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 11:42 am

Spark hangs up on phone booths - but some could see new life as 'wayfinders'

Just 48 hours after an RNZ correspondent posed a payphone paradox: "Why do thousands of them exist when nobody uses them?", Spark has revealed plans to phase out its phone booth calling and free Wi-Fi services.The cull will start...

Source: - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 11:01 am

South Auckland youth following their own ascent up to the heights of Everest like Sir Ed

Rangatahi across the Ōtara region are following in the foosteps of mountaineering pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary by climbing a career in creative technology.Hillary House Leadership Centre and the Ministry Of Education and Media...

Source: - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 8:57 am

Clearview AI fined in UK for illegally storing facial images

The facial recognition database firm must pay more than £7.5m and delete data it holds of UK residents.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 May 2022 | 12:19 am

Coca-Cola's new bottles: Kiwis hit out after change to plastic drink bottles

When it comes to soft drinks everyone has an opinion on their favourite.But everyone is going fizzy over Coca-Cola's latest design change to its bottle and it's causing widespread frustration.Coca-Cola has unveiled new bottles...

Source: - Technology | 23 May 2022 | 12:17 pm

The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos

Gene drive development makes a genetically modified gene that spreads widely within populations.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 May 2022 | 11:05 am

It's a cop-out' - MPs reject call to extend ACC cover to image-based online abuse

By Anusha Bradley of RNZ A woman who suffered PTSD after a sex video of her was uploaded to a porn site says it is "disheartening" a group of MPs have decided it is too complex and expensive to extend ACC cover to victims of image-based...

Source: - Technology | 23 May 2022 | 9:32 am

The Christchurch Call and online extremism: Slaves to the algorithm?

By Colin Peacock of RNZ Big tech and social media bosses pledged to eradicate online extremism in the Christchurch Call three years ago in Paris - and today they claim atrocities that echo the March 15 massacre don't go viral...

Source: - Technology | 22 May 2022 | 9:38 am

Formula milk: Online groups hunt for baby milk during US shortage

A shortage of infant formula across America has led parents to share supply locations online.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 May 2022 | 11:29 am

WhatsApp to launch customer-business chat feature

Cloud-based software will offer more personalised business using the popular messaging app.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 May 2022 | 4:24 am

Canada to ban China's Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks

The UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have also barred the Chinese telecoms equipment makers.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 May 2022 | 11:45 pm

Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 May 2022 | 3:10 pm

Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?

Firms are developing smart contact lenses that can project data in front of the user's eye.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 May 2022 | 11:03 am

Budget 2022: Spies, cops get boost for counter-terrorism, cybercrime battle

Spy agencies and counter-terrorism initiatives will get millions more in funding after Budget 2022 was unveiled today.Signals intelligence agency the GCSB will get nearly $50 million more funding over four years to combat cyberattacks...

Source: - Technology | 19 May 2022 | 5:32 pm

Budget 22: $40m RNA spend may help NZ in future pandemics

The Government is putting more than $40m toward research into the same technology that underpins Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine – but outside that, commentators aren't excited by Budget 2022's science spend. A total $40.7m, allocated...

Source: - Technology | 19 May 2022 | 5:30 pm

Megaupload saga: Court documents detail the charges and maximum sentence facing pair who struck a deal

The Megaupload pair who have done a deal to stop their extradition to the United States face charges of conspiring as part of an "organised criminal group" that included Kim Dotcom to unlawfully profit from copyright breaches.The...

Source: - Technology | 19 May 2022 | 11:11 am

US mass shooting: Christchurch terrorist references show we must 'put a hurt' to tech company enablers, security analyst says

Penalising tech companies for hosting extremist hatred and teaching critical thinking at schools have been cited at ways of tackling domestic terrorism risks.Last weekend's anti-black shootings in Buffalo, New York, have reactivated...

Source: - Technology | 18 May 2022 | 12:56 pm

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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