Technology

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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.

00:39
Chloe Bridgewater's parents were shocked when she received a personal reply from Google's CEO after sending a letter.

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.

01:42
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".

02:11
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.

01:50
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.

00:55
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.

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

The electronics giant believes its investigation into the problem will help the entire industry counter overheating risks.

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.

Faulty batteries behind Samsung Galaxy Note 7 malfunctions

The company abandoned the flagship phone three months ago.

Media wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo.

Nintendo's new Switch console to launch in March

Players can use the Switch as a regular handheld, put the display on a table, or use a TV screen as a monitor.

02:03
1 NEWS' Anna Burns-Francis went to find out what's prompted a resurgence in record collecting.

Old-school vinyl records making a comeback

"The core vinyl collector is a male, and is around 30-years-old".

01:54
With more people in the water there's more risk of something going wrong.

Water safety goes hi-tech to keep Kiwis safe in the surf

Devices, known as drifters, will be used to plot GPS data and drones will be used to map the rip currents.

Watch: Amazing video shows YouTube 'Santa' lifted off ground by giant drone

"No one in the world sells a drone that can lift a human being - so we built our own," the video begins.

A sample of the new emoticons in the Emotiki app, which contains 200 Maori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share on social media platforms, messaging and email.

Pukana expressions, hangi, poi - you can do it all with world's first Maori emoji app

The world's first Maori emoji app, Emotiki, landed this morning with 200 Maori and Kiwi cultural icons.

Facebook icon on smartphone.

Warning: Kids posting to social media over holidays could tip off burglars

A security firm says parents should check what their children are posting - and who to.

01:43
If you think video games will have you couped up indoors, you're wrong.

Christchurch outdoor space transformed with 'a world first' of a giant arcade game

If you think video games will have you cooped up indoors, you're wrong.

No more ocean views from the carpark - the beach mat changing the world for people with disabilities

Wheelchair-bound residents from Mount Maunganui got to give this groundbreaking mat a whirl.

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Generic man typing computer internet ominous

'Trolls exist because they are bored and banning them is a no-brainer' - digital media expert

Plenty of people comment on news websites, but things are increasingly getting nasty.

01:57
Last month's earthquake caused unprecedented damage to the main fibre optic cable that runs below the railway.

Fibre cable flown onto hilltop by chopper to reconnect Kaikoura

Quick fixes of the main cable under the railway kept being damaged by ongoing slips.

01:03
An inventor in Canada has come up with a way of making the bed using a grid of inflatable tubes, and an app.

Bored of making the bed? This 'smart' duvet could be just for you

The days of self-making beds could soon become a reality if five Canadian developers have their way.

Policedata.nz website.

NZ police's new 'world class' crime stats website launches... then crashes

The new police data website was meant to go live at 11am.

02:52
Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

Meet the Steve Hansen of the eSports world

Gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and success can bring in plenty of cash.

02:52
Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

'My name is Guy, also known as Guydra' – meet the pro gamers making $40k

Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

08:53
Some drivers are getting hit with a court summons and demerit points, as Seven Sharp explains.

Video: Why are so many people driving for Uber in New Zealand doing so illegally?

Seven Sharp investigates what happens when the NZTA cracks down on people driving for Uber without the correct documents.

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The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

Video: Driverless car, well, almost, hits the road in NZ

The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

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