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Debris from Chinese rocket could collide with Earth near New Zealand - European Space Agency

Footage of a huge rocket re-entering the Earth's atmosphere has been posted on social media, showing the core of the Long March 5B racing across the sky over Jordan.Twitter user Walid posted video of the debris apparently re-entering...

Source: - Technology | 9 May 2021 | 8:30 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Vodafone data outage across NZ causes headaches at vaccination centres

A telco outage has caused headaches at Covid-19 vaccination centres, with those waiting for the jab having to fill out forms manually.It had slowed the vaccination process, the Ministry of Health said."Vodafone has informed the...

Source: - Technology | 8 May 2021 | 1:37 pm

TripAdvisor sorry for Auschwitz review error

TripAdvisor initially found nothing wrong with a death camp review containing a gas chamber "joke".

Source: BBC News - Technology | 8 May 2021 | 4:08 am

Virgin Media customers left waiting longest on phone

Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile had the longest average customer call waiting times, Ofcom has found.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 8 May 2021 | 1:53 am

Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting

Twitter launches a new payment feature for good tweets - but it comes with privacy concerns.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 11:17 pm

Robot learns to brush hair and other tech news

LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 10:00 pm

Trump social media: Twitter suspends account sharing ex-president's posts

The social media platform said the account was trying to evade Mr Trump's Twitter ban

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 12:36 pm

Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 11:20 am

Rarely seen video of Bill Gates talking about love emerges after split with wife Melinda confirmed

Rare footage of Bill Gates talking about love has surfaced after the shock announcement that his marriage to Melinda is ending after 27 years.In the video, CNN reporter Jean Enersen asks Bill what qualities he looks for in a partner....

Source: - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 6:15 am

BT Smart Hub 2 router 'disrupting' home networks

Users say they are being forced to choose between range or speed, or face an unusable network.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 1:58 am

IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy

Next-gen processor tech gives more performance with less energy use, IBM claims.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 May 2021 | 12:27 am

No full-time return to the office for over a million

Almost all of 50 big UK firms tell the BBC staff will divide their time between home and office in future.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 May 2021 | 11:59 pm

Twitter tells users to be nice and think twice before replying

The social media platform will prompt users to review "potentially harmful or offensive" replies.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 May 2021 | 4:31 pm

The robots are coming: Marvin, Winston, Nida and Steve love doing the jobs you hate

A team of nine robots has joined the workforce at one of New Zealand's largest companies - but the business insists no jobs will be lost. Read More Auckland virtual human startup Soul Machines raises $57 million Watch: Spark...

Source: - Technology | 6 May 2021 | 1:48 pm

Watch: Spark shows off $625K 5G Starter Fund winners, from robot dogs to remote eye tests

The four winners from Spark's recently contested $625,000 5G Starter Fund are on display in the atrium of the telco's Victoria St West Auckland HQ today (at 167 Victoria St West). Read More How a startup raised $10m from Hobsonville...

Source: - Technology | 6 May 2021 | 10:07 am

Donald Trump furious over continued Facebook suspension

Former US president Donald Trump has responded angrily to the Facebook oversight board's decision to uphold his suspension from the platform, saying social media companies "must pay a price" for cracking down on him.Trump was banned...

Source: - Technology | 6 May 2021 | 6:10 am

Ethereum price rockets past $4534 as founder Vitalik Buterin becomes a billionaire

The price of Ethereum is skyrocketing, pushed by the growing NFT craze and as it gains recognition from major financial institutions.The price of Ethereum has rocketed past $4534 for the first time as momentum for the cryptocurrency...

Source: - Technology | 5 May 2021 | 2:28 pm

How much money Pfizer has made from vaccine rollout

Selling vaccines during a pandemic has boosted Pfizer's bottom line and proven that a strategy it embarked upon over a decade ago is now paying off handsomely.The New York-based pharmaceutical giant reported Tuesday that it earned...

Source: - Technology | 5 May 2021 | 9:44 am

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices being actively exploited: report

Vulnerabilities in Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs are reportedly being actively exploited by hackers, the government's Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert NZ) warns. Read More Tauranga software startup LawVu inks deal with...

Source: - Technology | 4 May 2021 | 2:12 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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