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Watch: Mini Jacinda Ardern sends message as hologram at Techweek’18

The PM provided some innovation of her own at Auckland's ASB Theatre, in a world first hologram moment.

Do you hear 'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide but expert may have the answer

Audiologist Dr Bill Vass sheds light on the computer-generated voice saying a word that's divided the internet.

Online shoppers warned over 'buy now, pay later' options

Three thousand NZ retailers offer the service, where for as little as $5, goods are delivered to your door immediately, but paid off over months.

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Shushila Takao, with the help of Kiwi company Soul Machines, is taking a leading role as a ground-breaking artificial intelligence helpdesk worker.

Kiwi actress nabs ground-breaking role playing one of the first digital human beings

Shushila Takao, with the help of Kiwi company Soul Machines, is taking a leading role as a ground-breaking AI helpdesk worker.

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The company made the disclosure after calls for much greater transparency.

Facebook removing sexism and hate speech posts - but finding it difficult

From October to December alone, Facebook disabled nearly 1.3 billion accounts.

A photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck.

Tesla driver says car's Autopilot mode was engaged and she was looking at phone when she crashed into fire engine

The crash comes as safety agencies investigate the performance of Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system.

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It took nine months to develop and is now place at Te Papa in Wellington.

Popular game Minecraft teaching Kiwi children earthquake preparedness

Launched at the national museum yesterday, the game can be played anywhere.

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Deadly convienence: Keyless cars and their carbon monoxide toll

Two dozen people in the US have been killed by carbon monoxide since 2006 after a keyless-ignition vehicle was inadvertently left running in a garage.

In this July 20, 2017 file photo, Boston Dynamics Chief Executive Marc Raibert speaks about his four-legged robot SpotMini during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo.

Walking robot maker prepares to unleash its dog-like machine

Boston Dynamics said today they plan to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot.

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NASA team up with Uber to get flying taxis off the ground

They hope to get them into the skies by 2020.

Regal jumping spider aids British scientists to make huge leap forward in robotics

The arachnid is distinguished by its incredible ability to jump five of its body lengths.

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The technology will allow you to record your winning moves on the basketball court.

Meet the Kiwis behind Glory League - technology that films your own B-ball feats

The technology will allow you to record your winning moves on the basketball court.

Tesla loses more than $1 billion in first quarter

The cash burn could put pressure on the company to borrow more or sell additional shares.

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Twitter warns all users should change passwords after security bug uncovered

The company says people should also change that password if they used it for any other services.

Watch out Tinder! Facebook to launch new dating service 'not just for hookups'

Mark Zuckerberg says the site aims to build "meaningful, long-term relationships."

Facebook is testing a feature which lets users upvote or downvote comments on the posts from public pages.

Kiwi Facebook users are testing out new public comment voting feature - but it's not a 'dislike' button

The feature allows comments with "bad intentions" to be downvoted and reduced in visibility, while those which are insightful can be upvoted.

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Facebook aims to allow users to feel messages through their skin with new device

The sleeve-like prototype translates words into vibrations delivered by pads onto the arm.

Watch: UK driver turns on Tesla auto-pilot, chills in passenger seat with hands behind head

The man, however, lost his licence for 18-months for the act in Hertfordshire.

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The company's app became popular following this month's severe storms in Auckland.

App data breach reveals personal information about thousands of Vector customers

The app became popular following this month's severe storms in Auckland.

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

'He is my brother' - Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

"Thank you Kanye, very cool!" the US President posted in response to the tweets from West.

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Internet NZ chief executive Jordan Carter said there are many benefits of getting older Kiwi’s more internet savvy.

'No one should be trapped' – third of all US seniors don't use internet, NZ similar

Internet NZ CEO said most Kiwis think benefits outweigh negatives of internet use.

A Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app.

Privacy laws may actually strengthen Facebook and Google

The social media and search giants are under fire, but they may in the end gain from law changes.

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The partnership comes as the government announces new tax incentives for research and development in the innovation sector.

Nelson company partner with Israeli biotech firm to produce valuable algae

Supreme Health is an example of how good R and D can bring benefits to NZ.

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Grayson, Neils and Stefan from Henderson High School are onto a winner with their take on popular electronic bikes.

Three intrepid Auckland high school students turning bicycles into e-bikes

Kiwi ingenuity with a modern twist as boys use old laptops to make batteries.

The Kiwi blitzed the competition to take home the top prize at Carrara Stadium.

Record data use as Kiwis stream Commonwealth Games action

Viewing peaked during the Opening Ceremony, Chorus says.

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