Technology

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Optometrists are finding issues usually found in adults are becoming more common in Kiwi kids.

Electronic devices putting children's eyes at risk

Optometrists are finding issues usually found in adults are becoming more common in Kiwi kids.

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The completion of a Rocket Lab space port comes as groups of students compete to use it for a satellite launch.

New Zealand's first orbital launch site opened

Rocket Lab has been developed by its chief executive and founder Peter Beck on the North Island's east coast.

Spark warns customers after 500m Yahoo accounts have information stolen in hack

Internet provider Spark says it's still trying to work out whether its customers have been affected.

FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, people walk in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo says the personal information of 500 million accounts have been stolen in a massive security breakdown that represents the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company. The breach disclosed on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, dates back to late 2014. Yahoo is blaming the hack on a “state-sponsored actor.” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500 million accounts

It is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider.

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"When I was in my twenties, if I told somebody that I could call up on the telephone line and see the fella at the other end like we do on Skype, people would think I was crazy."

Inter-generational debate: Will drones and driverless cars solve problems of the future?

"When I was in my twenties, if I told somebody that I could call up on the telephone line and see the fella at the other end like we do on Skype, people would think I was crazy."

Official recall of one million Galaxy 7 US phones as Samsung slammed

Samsung had already initiated a voluntary recall, but the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stepped in to coordinate.

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Commercial rocket launch in NZ gets green light from Government

Rocket Lab, founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, will start launch operations from Mahia Peninsula.

Samsung tells Galaxy Note 7 users to exchange phones 'immediately' after fire claims

The electronics giant said it had confirmed 35 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 catching fire.

A man in the US had a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that caught fire after he left it charging.

Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over battery explosion fears

Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways have banned passengers from using or charging the Note 7.

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The sleek, black smartphone featured in a video on Apple's Twitter account before their annual event was underway.

Apple's iPhone 7 unveiled with large focus on camera improvements

The smartphone will feature two 12 megapixel camera lenses.

Spark stops sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7's after global recall

Batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging.

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The crime is costing institutions around the world thousands of dollars.

Ransomware costing thousands as cyber attacks hit NZ

A new form of computer virus which encrypts your personal files before demanding money is becoming much more prevalent.

'Flexible' drone regulations concerning for NZ pilots

New Zealand pilots are concerned about pizza chain Domino's new drone transport system.

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'Focused attention' is the technical term for achieving tasks through the power of thought.

Mind control has the potential to help severely disabled people the world over

'Focused attention' is the technical term for achieving tasks through the power of thought.

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Whether you like it or not you can’t deny Pokemon Go has opened the door on a whole new world.

Augmented and virtual reality undergoing a renaissance

The emerging technology has most recently been seen in games such as Pokémon GO.

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The Gin Tub in Hove, England, is using a Faraday cage to render the phones of those inside useless, and encourage more social interaction.

Bar blocks mobile phone signal so patrons have to socialise

The Gin Tub has installed a Faraday cage made from silver foil and copper mesh which blocks mobile signals.

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Despite Tim Wilson's attempts of an intervention, many Pokemon Go addicts praised the game for forcing them to meet their neighbours.

New York to ban sex offenders playing Pokemon Go to keep children safe

Registered offenders who are on parole will have the rule a condition of release.

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Paul was given a Fitbit Charge HR. He tried it out and was a big fan until it stopped working.

'It stings and it's gone all red' – Fitbit wearer's wristband nightmare

Paul was given a Fitbit Charge HR. He tried it out and was a big fan until it stopped working.

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More companies have gone into streamlining health and safety features such as picking up your arrival using  your phone and printing out your name tag ready to go when you arrive.

Vodafone using smartphones to create a cordless, paperless workplace

More companies have gone into streamlining health and safety.

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Thousands of the new car had already been pre-ordered, and now 198,000 have been sold, leading to $US7.5 billion in sales.

Driver killed while Tesla was in self-drive mode was speeding, report says

Joshua Brown's sedan hit the side of a tractor-trailer unit.

'Your hair's so red!' - Emotional teen sees colour for the first time

Zach Rose was lost for words at the sight of his girlfirend's hair among other things after he tried on his new specialised glasses.

Chorus: The 'help wanted' sign is well and truly out

Chorus says taking more than a day or two to fix faults "is clearly unacceptable".

John Key made the pre-budget announcement at a cyber-security summit in Auckland.

Over half of Kiwi women subject to online harassment and abuse - survey

One in seven women had been affected by general threats of physical violence including death, rape and sexual assault.

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Tom Currie quit his job in a cafe to travel NZ playing Pokemon Go, and has attracted international attention since.

Kiwi barista fields job offers after quitting work to travel NZ playing Pokemon Go

Tom Currie's decision could be the best career move he's ever made.

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Subsidence coupled with rising sea levels could have dire consequences for the area.

South Dunedin consistently sinking towards sea level

Subsidence coupled with rising sea levels could have dire consequences for the area.

Civilians use Facebook Live to broadcast fightback against Turkey coup

An interactive map allows people from all over the world to see what is happening.

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Pokemon has become beyond popular and in doing so has made international headlines.

Proud gamer not impressed with the media's portrayal of Pokemon

Pokemon has become beyond popular and in doing so has made international headlines.

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