Technology

Gadget Guy John Buckley takes a look at the new Samsung Note 7.

Samsung's fire-prone Note 7 phone may return after recalls

The spontaneous fires prompted Samsung to recall millions of phones.

New 5G mobile network coming but planning needed

Vodafone says 5G technology will start coming on stream in a broader commercial sense from 2020.

Selfie (file picture).

The science of the selfie: left is best

Researchers in have now revealed why people prefer to take selfies of their left cheek.

Drones should transmit identifier for security, says manufacturer

The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing to help agencies identify rogue operators.

Apple's new Product RED iPhone 7

Red iPhone anyone? Apple announces new iPads ...and the red phone

Kiwis will be able to pre-order the new red iPhones from Friday.

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Dramatic map shows effects of sea level rise on NZ cities - is your town at risk?

A number of major New Zealand towns and cities are under threat, according to a new report.

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Turns out global companies don’t like their ads being played alongside ISIS videos online.

'Sorry' – Google shamed after advertisers discover their ads appearing with hateful online content

Turns out global companies don't like their ads being played alongside ISIS videos online.

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Along with New Zealand, the country has some of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.

Kiwi-made skin cancer detection app launches in Australia

Both New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world.

Watch: Young kid battling cancer able to go to school thanks to robot

Suffering from Leukaemia, Brodie can't go to school physically, but he can be there via robot.

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IT’s the first in US criminal cyber charges ever laid against Russian government officials.

Russian spies charged over massive Yahoo email hack

The charges arise from a compromise of Yahoo user accounts that began at least as early as 2014.

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'We're using our phones everywhere we go - if we want to change we need to start limiting ourselves first', a researcher says.

Some Kiwi schoolgirls spend over five hours a day on their phones after class

A survey has found most kids have no limit set on their screen time after school.

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'We're using our phones everywhere we go - if we want to change we need to start limiting ourselves first', a researcher says.

Most Kiwi kids have no limits on the screen time at home and have little to no supervision - new survey

"We're using our phones everywhere we go - if we want to change we need to start limiting ourselves first", a researcher says.

A Nissan technician inspects the grill of a new 2016 Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in the US.

Nissan recalls more than 54,000 cars, cites air bag problem

The recall is due to curtain and seat-mounted air bags that may unexpectedly deploy when the door is slammed.

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A breach saw voice messages from toys leaked online, and there's concern it's only going to get worse.

Is your child's toy listening to your conversations?

A breach last week saw two million voice messages from toys connected to the internet leaked online.

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The Advertising Standards Authority says they'll be discussing a change to their guidelines.

NZ brands, beware! NZ could be in line for shake-up over social media advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority says they'll be discussing a change to their guidelines.

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Christchurch's Polytech is allowing students to get practical experience in virtual reality.

'It feels like you're playing' - radiology students using virtual reality to get practical experience

Even our reporter was taught to produce a passable x-ray in the virtual reality x-ray room at Christchurch's polytech.

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Wellington agencies will fly 100 people from all around the world to NZ to fill 100 jobs.

Thousands apply for free 'ultimate tech career trip' to New Zealand

More than $800,000 has been invested into a digital scheme to fill the gap in Wellington's tech industry.

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Government departments are pushing to get more personal data online, making it easier to share information.

From birth through to death, each stage of our lives set to go digital

Government departments are pushing to get more personal data online.

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Remarkable tale of unblinding love: Kiwi dad fashions prosthetic eye for his daughter

Dwayne Collins practised and perfected how to make eyes for daughter Liberty Collins who suffers from a rare condition that renders her partially blind.

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In a NZ First, this proud Southlander is taking his global boat business to another realm.

Bluff's revolutionary boat builder dabbing in virtual world 30 years on

In a NZ First, this proud Southlander is taking his global boat business to another realm.

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Vodafone NZ is disappointed the Commerce Commission couldn't see numerous benefits for New Zealanders.

Will Sky resort to plan B and wholesale sports content in wake of merger rejection?

Vodafone NZ is disappointed the Commerce Commission couldn't see numerous benefits for New Zealanders.

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Should NZ have pavement lights to stop smartphone zombies from walking into traffic?

You're texting with your head down. So should you be warned you're in danger?

Watch: Ingenious robot helper lets sick American boy go to school

Jacob Haldeman preferred going to school via FaceTime instead of being home-schooled.

Video: 'I would like a job with Google' - seven-year-old girl gets response to letter from Google CEO

Chloe Bridgewater's parents were shocked when she received a personal reply.

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Seven Sharp went along to check out whether customers were warming to "the robots".

People vs robots - Do you like the automated checkouts serving you at the supermarket?

Seven Sharp went along to check out whether customers were warming to "the robots".

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Drone racing is becoming more popular here and around the world and there are even professional leagues.

Racers go drone to drone in new sport of the future

Drone racing is gaining popularity around the world and New Zealand becoming one to watch, and fly.

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Matt Watson was fed up at seeing fish heads scattered across beaches, so he did something about it.

Kiwi fishing celebrity turns to technology to cut back on waste

Matt Watson was fed up at seeing fish heads scattered across beaches, so he did something about it.

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The electric powered vehicle, worth over $300,000, can carry 15 people and is fully autonomous, meaning there's no steering wheel.

The no driver electric smart shuttle is unveiled at Christchurch Airport

The electric powered vehicle can carry 15 people and is fully autonomous.

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

NZ tech billionaire Peter Thiel granted citizenship in 2011

The Germany-born co-founder of PayPal is reported to own properties in NZ.

Are you ready for a REDHEAD EMOJI? There might be one coming your way

A redhead emoji might soon be available on iPhones after Apple agreed to discuss the idea, following a 20,000 online petition.

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