Technology

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's 'unlimited' mobile plan comes under Commerce Commission scrutiny

The plan has a number of restrictions listed on its promo page.

SpaceX announce Japanese billionaire will be first space tourist sent around moon

Yusaku Maezawa will fly to the moon aboard a new rocket called the BFR, which is still in development.

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Derek Handley says he’ll donate the compensation but is disappointed at the way the issue was handled.

Government pays $107k to retract chief technology officer job offer to entrepreneur Derek Handley

The tech entrepreneur, who moved from the US to New Zealand for the job, says he will donate the payout.

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about the Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new Apple products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple reveals biggest, most expensive iPhone yet

By making more expensive smartphones, Apple has been able to boost its profits despite waning demand.

A man holds an iPhone mobile phone handset.

Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone tomorrow

Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumoured iPhone that may boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen.

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Newsroom is standing by its reporting on the former New Zealander of the Year, and questioning the method of the complaint.

Sir Ray Avery pursues media group over 'distressful' stories

The scientist and entrepreneur has laid a complaint against online news publication Newsroom.

New mobile app Kupu uses photo recognition technology to offer Māori translations of words.

Most read: Spark, Google release free photo recognition Māori translation app

Kupu been released in conjunction with Māori Language Week.

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New South Wales mulls school smartphone ban

On Monday the NZ Principals Federation said such a ban was unlikely in New Zealand.

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Whetu Cormick’s comments come in response to France’s nationwide ban on pupils having mobile devices at school.

Total ban on cell phones in NZ schools 'very difficult', Principals Federation says, as France cracks down

France is introducing an outright ban on mobile phones at schools starting this month, in what they called a "detox" law for a generation increasingly reliant on screens.

New $6 million air traffic tower in Nelson could be the last one built

Two NZ airports are building digital towers in the next two years.

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It comes after such as app has been banned in Britain.

Kiwi women cautioned over using popular fertility cycle apps

"Fertility apps ... do make a lot of assumptions,"an medical expert says.

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Four people have reportedly died this morning at a Jacksonville video game tournament.

Graphic warning: Audio of Florida mass shooting captured on livestream

A gunman has killed multiple people in Florida this morning.

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Waikato designer Mike Williams says he never saw himself making lifelike artificial animals, but he’s now producing cows, dogs and even a camel.

Animal mannequins have heartbeat, give birth and even poo – all to aid vet training

Waikato designer Mike Williams says he never saw himself making lifelike artificial animals, but he’s now producing cows, dogs and even a camel.

Elon Musk says he'll keep Tesla listed as a public company, afterall

Experts say it all could wind up with Tesla exposed to a fine for misleading investors.

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The electric car, inspired by a popular 1970’s Russian hatchback, is meant to rival Elon Musk’s Tesla

Russian maker of AK-47s debuts its own electric car - and golden combat robot

The electric car, inspired by a popular 1970’s Russian hatchback, is meant to rival Elon Musk’s Tesla.

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Fair Go has the password that re-unites a mother and daughter with their lost loved one.

Most read: Nelson woman delighted after Apple unlocks late husband's iPhone, to access precious memories

After Haley Brabant came to Fair Go, Apple assigned an employee to Haley's case and now the phone has been unlocked.

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Rick Shera says people have the right not to incriminate themselves, as Australia looks at give police more surveillance power over social media.

Can police force you to unlock your social accounts? No, says privacy lawyer

Australia is currently considering giving their police more power force social media networks to hand over sensitive data - or face a huge fine.

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Engineering is still a man's world but new gadgets are designed to get more woman and young people enthused.

Engineering expos push for more women, young people to enter industry

Women make up only 14 per cent of the workforce, and the average age of engineers is around 42.

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Kris Taylor of Auckland University says there are always ways to get around bans, particularly in the world of technology.

Online pornography age limit would be hard to police, says expert

The Government wants compulsory age verification on such sites.

Sneak peek inside NZ's first 'smart hotel' in Queenstown, where phones become keys

The $15 million development is in the heart of the tourist town.

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Spark says 5G network launching in 2020 will be 1000 times the speed of 4G - for the same cost

An 8GB HD movie over the 4G network currently takes about 7 minutes at average speeds, Spark said, while the same movie over the 5G network would be streamed in less than 10 seconds.

Tesla burns $1.09 billion in cash on way to record second quarter loss

Tesla posted a company record US717.5 million net loss as it cranked out more electric cars.

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