Technology

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The contraption doesn't stay in the air for long … but it does seem to fly with the help of two large fans.

Man with no engineering qualifications builds a hoverbike

The contraption doesn't stay in the air for long … but it does seem to fly with the help of two large fans.

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We all know Microsoft updates are annoying. But image being on live TV when it happens.

Raw: Bungled Windows 10 update reminder videobombs weather girl on live TV

As they say in the trade, live TV is live TV and anything cam happen - and often does!

Samsung's profit beats forecast thanks to early phone debut, Apple profit sinks

The South Korean company recorded a better-than-expected profit in January-March.

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Powered by solar panels and wind, the first off-grid cell tower on the mainland has been switched on in the Kauaeranga Valley.

Green technology could save lives in the Coromandel

The first off-grid cell tower on the mainland has been installed in the Kauaeranga Valley.

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Computer forensic expert Daniel Ayers says the fight is constantly evolving as technology changes.

Internet the battleground of the war on drugs, says expert

The annual Illicit Drug Monitoring study released today revealed the use of methamphetamine is on the rise.

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Defence Force figures show two naval ships have been tied up at port for years.

Minister left on the defensive about minimal naval boat use

Defence Force figures show two naval ships have been tied up at port for years.

Stephen Hawking backs radical space plan to reach star system 40 trillion km away

The nearest star system would take 30,000 years to reach, but leading physicists believe it can be reached in 30 years.

US doctors claim Fitbit watch saved man's life

Doctors used the information from his Fitbit to treat him following a heart attack.

'I'm so sorry you have to go through this': Non-migraine sufferers get a taste through virtual reality

The participants never knew what their loved ones were going through - until they did this.

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The Dragon holds 3,175 kgs of freight, including the soft-sided compartment.

SpaceX delivers world's first inflatable room for astronauts

The technology could change the way astronauts live in space.

African kids' adorable reactions to using funny Snapchat filters for first time

The non-stop giggles as their faces distort says it all.

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WhatsApp extends encryption to photos and video

Some US authorities warn that criminals and violent extremists can use encryption to hide their tracks.

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The idea originated for sparky Buddy Wayne at 3am, and his brain hasn’t stopped churning since.

Kiwi's paddle-power dream set to conquer Tasman

Tony Millet decided to build a pedal-powered electric boat during a night he couldn't sleep.

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The idea originated for sparky Buddy Wayne at 3am, and his brain hasn’t stopped churning since.

Kiwi ingenuity: Pedal-powered electric boat born from sleepless night

The idea came to sparky Buddy Wayne at 3am, and his brain hasn’t stopped churning since.

MIJAS, SPAIN - JUNE 19, 2015: White color Toyota Auris car on Spain nature landscape. The Toyota Auris is a compact hatchback derived from the Toyota Corolla

Toyota and Microsoft teaming up to make cars super-high-tech

Transmitting a driver's health data to a doctor or driving patterns to an insurance company are two ideas on the cards.

Boeing 737-800 v Tesla S: Which marvel of machinery wins runway drag race?

Qantas and Tesla placed both at the end of a 3km runway at Avalon Airport, near Melbourne.

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The party has put forward 10 ideas to help workers adapt to changes that threaten modern work environments.

Labour grapples with how to keep Kiwis in work as technology takes their jobs

A universal basic income and free tertiary education for the redundant are among Labour's ideas.

NZ banks on alert after attack on mobile banking apps

NZ banks say they have not yet been targeted by an attack on mobile devices which steals online banking login details.

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Unemployment in Ruatoria is around 15 per cent, but there are hopes the new call centre will create 50 new jobs.

Speed up fast broadband roll-out, depressed town tells Government

Ruatoria has just got some call centre jobs but people involved say the lack of fast internet is holding back new ventures.

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Jack Davies hopes to take his rockets to new heights – including a special Seven Sharp one.

Sky's no limit for young rocket scientist-to-be

"Once I see those parachutes come out it's an amazing feeling."

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Twitter tweaks its timeline as it seeks to boost user growth

Twitter will feature tweets it believes will be most likely to capture a user's interest.

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An Auckland University researcher is looking into links between the two.

Video games to spur you on to fitness

An Auckland University researcher's trial technology could encourage you to achieve that fitness goal.

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Human error led to a massive price reduction which some lucky customers pounced on.

Fly Buys customers 'gutted' at iPad botch-up

The loyalty provider offered iPads for just one point.

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A growing number of campers are taking their gadgets with them on holiday.

Digital glamping takes camping - and techspeak - to a new level

Growing number of campers are taking their digital gadgets with them on holiday in New Zealand.

Netflix Super Browse has taken off online after Kiwi developer Chris 'Cyris' Cloete created it in one night.

Kiwi's Netflix hack he made overnight blows up online

An Auckland man is "overwhelmed" by the support he has received for his coding project after it was picked up and featured by several overseas technology outlets.

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The drone, which can be operated in high winds, has won a prestigious design competition.

Hollywood beckons for bright Kiwi drone inventors

Director James Cameron is impressed by the new drone.

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Auckland Karekare Beach patrollers are trialling the surveillance drones.

Surf lifesavers gain bird's eye view with new technology

An aerial perspective is being used to keep us safe in the water.

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Auckland Karekare Beach patrollers are trialling the surveillance drones.

Surf life savers trialling drones to help save lives in the water

Auckland Karekare Beach patrollers are trialling the surveillance drones.

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This new smartphone app gives Abel Tasman trampers weather and wildlife info.

Great scenic New Zealand walk is going high tech

This new smartphone app gives Abel Tasman trampers weather and wildlife info.

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It can customise a car or couch right in front of your eye.

Kiwi inventors create world's first interactive hologram

Their super smart technology can customise a car or couch right in front of your eyes.

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