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Will scientists be able to pick NZ's future volcanic eruptions?

Will scientists ever be able to accurately pick New Zealand's next big volcanic eruption? While GeoNet has long been providing eruption forecasts – as it's been doing lately with an unsettled Mt Ruapehu – it remains virtually...

Source: - Technology | 26 Jun 2022 | 12:21 pm

Employee loses USB with entire city's private data during boozy night out

A Japanese company's after-work drinks has made global headlines after a drunken worker lost a USB device containing the entire city's personal information.On Tuesday last week, a group of employees from Biprogy Inc, which provides...

Source: - Technology | 25 Jun 2022 | 6:15 pm

Instagram tests using face-scanning AI, other tools for age verification of users

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID.But the tools won't be used, at least...

Source: - Technology | 25 Jun 2022 | 2:38 pm

Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

The Meta-owned app is trialling new verification methods to ensure teens meet platform age rules.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 25 Jun 2022 | 1:23 am

Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

The bZ4X is the Japanese motor industry giant's first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2022 | 4:18 pm

Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai

Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2022 | 3:28 pm

The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags

A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2022 | 11:05 am

Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall

In April the streaming giant reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2022 | 7:57 am

New Tesla factories losing billions of dollars, Musk says

Elon Musk said the Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai was "very difficult" for the electric car maker.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2022 | 7:12 pm

Twitter tests 'notes' feature with 2,500 word limit

The trial will allow some users to share "notes" beyond the normal 280-character limit for tweets.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2022 | 10:57 am

Meta board hears over a million appeals over removed posts

The Oversight Board, which oversees Facebook and Instagram, said only 47 were submitted by Meta itself.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2022 | 3:04 am

Chinese man jailed for sexual assault of Alibaba employee on work trip

The woman was assaulted after being made to drink on a work trip, and then fired after going public.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2022 | 2:36 am

NHS warns of scam Covid-test texts

Fake messages tell recipients they have been in contact with a Covid case and should order a test.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 22 Jun 2022 | 11:48 pm

Jury finds man guilty of possessing 11,000 objectionable files

Four years after his crimes, a Dunedin man has been found guilty of possessing over 11,000 objectionable videos and images.The jury of six women and six men deliberated for a couple of hours at the Dunedin District Court yesterday...

Source: - Technology | 21 Jun 2022 | 6:48 am

Computer glitch: Ministry of Health accidentally tells thousands they have Covid-19

The Ministry of Health has apologised after accidentally sending a text message to 6000 people telling them they have Covid-19 and need to isolate. The message was sent to people who have tested positive for the virus in the last...

Source: - Technology | 20 Jun 2022 | 6:07 pm

Man sentenced for exchanging sexually explicit messages with 12-year-old girl

WARNING: Some details in this story may be distressing. Believing a 19-year-old man with who she had been exchanging sexually explicit messages, was travelling to her school to meet her, a 12-year-old became scared and told a friend...

Source: - Technology | 20 Jun 2022 | 6:00 pm

Spotlight on impact of facial recognition technology on Māori

The use of facial recognition technology in Aotearoa and its potential impact on Māori has come under the spotlight this week, after Australia's Choice Magazine found that major retailers Kmart, Bunnings and The Good Guys are...

Source: - Technology | 20 Jun 2022 | 1:19 pm

SpaceX reportedly fires employees critical of CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colourful billionaire for his behaviour, according to media reports.The reports published yesterday...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2022 | 3:48 pm

Nasa's Perseverance rover makes 'surprise' discovery on Mars

Nasa has stumbled across an "unexpected" shiny item on the surface of Mars.During a routine wander, Nasa's Perseverance rover spotted a metal-like object amongst rocks on the outer surface.While some speculated the item may have...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2022 | 7:56 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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