Technology

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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.

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Many Google services store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent it from doing so.

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.

A man holds an iPhone mobile phone handset.

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.

Samsung plans $32 billion spend, with artificial intelligence high on agenda

The announcement comes at a time of deepening unease over growth in South Korea's economy.

Elon Musk tweets he may take Tesla electric car company private and shares roar

The company's shares were up more than 5 per cent at more than $360.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida today.

Watch: Lift-off! SpaceX rocket deploys satellite and lands successfully

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida today.

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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It's the social network itself waving the red flags.

Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts on its platforms to disrupt US mid-term elections

The company removed 32 accounts involved in "coordinated" behaviour.

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The Broadcasting Standards Authority is today launching a consultation to find out more about the way people watch television.

Should free-to-air TV have similar classifications as movies?

The BSA is seeking the public's view on shaking-up TV ratings and timebands.

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The “finger reader” turns text into speech in seconds. The latest in Sunday’s Innovate series has to be seen to be believed.

Ring on your finger snaps text and reads it back, offering help for visually impaired

The project, being run from a lab at Auckland University is the latest to feature in Sunday's Innovate series.

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The firm’s shares opened down nearly 20 per cent, shaving almost $150 billion from its market value.

Facebook stock plunges 19 percent, over $150 billion wiped from value

Over $150 billion in value eradicated after user growth slows.

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The mycoplasma bovis outbreak has forced some events to go online.

Beloved rural tradition of Calf Club goes digital in era of cow disease

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak has forced some events to go online.

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The Te Ao Māori education comes through a game on an app called Māori girl.

Young woman uses video game to champion Māori goddess of death - Hine-nui-te-pō

Kahurangiariki Smith mixes 2D artwork and Māori mythology into a classic arcade game.h.

Video: US baseball fan incorrectly lambasted as 'monster' for 'stealing' kid's ball

Footage of a Chicago Cubs fan grabbing a fall in the crowd drew outrage online.

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The 19-year-old faces 17 charges of first degree murder, after allegedly gunning down 15 students and two teachers.

US schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

It hoped it could thwart shootings like the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

$500 million Hawaiki Cable between NZ, Australia and US open to digital traffic

Started in 2016, the cable will provide faster internet for NZ consumers.

Google to string undersea cable from France to Virginia

Google said the project will better serve customers with an expanded network.

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The whale paint job was voted for by over 20,000 people.

Watch: The incredible Airbus Beluga XL takes maiden flight

The striking whale paint job was voted for by over 20,000 people and is based on the beluga whale.

Google fined $7 billion for forcing software on phone makers

The European Union said Google's practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers.

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The Ruapehu District Council's created a virtual walk through of their cemeteries.

Virtual technology providing the answer for long distance loved ones to mourn

A virtual walk through has been created at a Ruapehu cemetery.

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The Sofia telescope is part of a German and American effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

One of the world's most advanced telescopes in Christchurch on special mission

The SOFIA telescope is part of an effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

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