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Wellington wins $1million in global competition to tackle climate change with technology

A digital recreation of Wellington which aims to educate people about climate change is one of 15 innovative initiatives to be awarded US$1 million in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Wellington is one of 15 cities worldwide to win...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 7:00 pm

Supernova secrets: How are black holes born?

When it comes to grand exits, little compares with the dazzling death of massive stars.These gigantic explosions in space, which we know as supernovae, create a lightshow so bright they can be seen across the universe – sometimes...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 6:05 pm

Westpac NZ warns of sophisticated new investment scam

Westpac NZ has warned New Zealanders to beware of a sophisticated new scam involving a fake Westpac investment prospectus.The prospectus, titled High Yield Fixed Return Emerging Market Fund, has been formatted to resemble a Westpac...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 3:42 pm

New campaign aims to stop more encrypted apps

No Place to Hide says end-to-end encryption makes it harder to detect child abuse.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 2:05 pm

What can we do to get more women into coding?

How visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools used to teach kids coding should be adapted for adults.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 1:08 pm

Tonga eruption: Vodafone and Te Rourou pledge to match donations up to $200,000

Vodafone NZ's philanthropic wing has given $15,000 to the Red Cross for emergency Tonga eruption relief.And, with its parent, it has also pledged to match donations to a Givealittle page in a drive that could see up to $600,000...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 12:09 pm

Amazon halts plan to block UK Visa credit cards amid talks

Plans to block the cards are halted as the two sides continue to try to resolve a dispute over payment fees.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jan 2022 | 12:47 am

Tonga tsunami: Communications 'may be down for two weeks'

Internet access may be out for a while longer because of damage to an undersea cable.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2022 | 10:23 pm

How delivery apps created 'the Netflix of food ordering'

Innovative food delivery apps offer everything from multiple restaurant orders to home chef cuisine.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Jan 2022 | 1:06 pm

Tonga volcanic eruption: Looks like worst-case scenario for islands' internet cable

After conflicting reports, it now seems almost certain that the undersea eruption over the weekend did cause a break in the cable that connects Tonga to the outside world - and that it will likely take around two weeks or longer to...

Source: - Technology | 17 Jan 2022 | 9:46 am

Omega Mart: Where art meets escape room

BBC Click's Chris Fox visits a hi-tech art experience in Las Vegas.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Jan 2022 | 3:01 pm

Ukraine cyber-attack: Russia to blame for hack, says Kyiv

About 70 Ukrainian government websites were targeted, including the foreign and energy ministries.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Jan 2022 | 5:10 am

YouTube rich list: MrBeast was the highest-paid star of 2021

Between them, the 10 highest-paid YouTubers raked in $300m last year.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Jan 2022 | 4:09 am

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia

Russian authorities dismantle the notorious cyber-crime gang at the request of the United States.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Jan 2022 | 3:42 am

Pebbles get caught in Mars rover and other tech news

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

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Jan 2022 | 12:55 am

Android earthquake alert system praised for accuracy after large quake strikes near Taranaki

In the minutes before a long rumbling earthquake struck Aotearoa just before midnight last night, hundreds of New Zealanders got the chance to prepare thanks to an "amazing" alert system pinging their cellphones. The 5.8 magnitude...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 4:01 pm

Covid Tracer App technical issue delays exposure notification by a day for some

By RNZ The Covid Tracer App notifications for some people who were at a location of interest have recently been delayed by a day.In a statement, the Ministry of Health said it was due to an "intermittent technical issue".It...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 3:50 pm

The end of the QWERTY keyboard? New gadget CharaChorder could help you type at 500 words per minute

News of the death of the QWERTY keyboard came, as well it would, via TikTok.It is there that Riley Keen posts videos of himself tapping out 500 words per minute – double the amount the human mind can compute. Using a CharaChorder...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 11:13 am

Woman trapped on blind date for four days by citywide Covid lockdown in China

Stuck on an awkward first date with no way to escape? Sounds like familiar territory. But, to be trapped in small talk for four days by a citywide lockdown sounds like a plot devised by the cruellest of rom-coms. A woman in China...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 11:03 am

Bunnings alerts customers to click-and-collect security breach

Bunnings has alerted its New Zealand and Australian customers about a security breach to the system it uses to organise click-and-collect bookings.But the hardware giant says no credit card or password details have been spilled...

Source: - Technology | 13 Jan 2022 | 9:42 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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