Technology

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The concern is if a hacker can access your CCTV camera, they can access your entire home network.

Experts says some CCTV cameras being beamed cross the internet without owners knowing

If a hacker can access your CCTV camera, they can access your entire home network.

Mayor who said those behind 's***tiest towns' Facebook page 'should be shot' claims satire

The Mayor of Putaruru was not keen on her town being labelled the fourth s***tiest in NZ.

Hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

Kiwis warned of potential Wi-Fi hack after global security threat

Krack' concerns the WPA2, which is the most popular Wi-Fi encryption system.

00:44
Qoobo is a therapeutic toy that is basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

'It looks strange and it looks super creepy' – Breakfast crew grossed out by 'fake cat'

Qoobo is a therapeutic toy that is basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

Raw video: Man falls to ground in agony after cellphone explodes in face

An Indonesian man suffered minor burns after his phone caught fire in his pocket.

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A new arm of Auckland's innovation precinct opened today in an effort to grow the 47,000 people in the city already working in the tech industry.

New innovation hub in Auckland hopes to attract Kiwis from all over the country to tech sector

Auckland's trying to add to the already 47,000 people working in its tech industry.

Watch: Google show off live-translation earbuds which overcome language barriers

Pixel Buds let you talk with someone who speaks another language in real-time.

00:26
The high-flying taxi comes with plenty of fail-safes, and can stay airborne for 30 minutes.

Watch: Drone testing first step on way to flying taxis for Dubai

The high-flying taxi comes with plenty of fail-safes, and can stay airborne for 30 minutes.

04:24
Michael Holland visits the Kiwi company whose reputation is going in the same direction as their rockets.

Rocket Lab plans to go to next level with second Mahia Peninsula launch

Rocket Lab carried out its first test launch in May, as part of its Electron test programme.

FILE- This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter is testing a 280-character limit, doubling the current length restriction that’s been in place since the company’s founding 11 years ago. The test is being made available to a small subset of users and applies to languages other than Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter to test enlarged 280-character limit for tweets

The original 140-character limit was created so tweets would fit in a single text message.

02:03
Video games created by Christchurch students are about to be released on the country's first giant outdoor arcade gaming system.

Christchurch teens develop video games for NCEA, set to be released on giant outdoor arcade

The high school students have mentored by developers who make games for Disney.

01:55
The makers of app Drop It have had their product snapped up by the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Tauranga tech business strikes million-dollar deal in lucrative US sports market

The makers of auction-style app DROPIT have had their product snapped up by the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Video: Tech billionaire Elon Musk's $472m blooper reel of failed rocket landings

Musk posted the compilation with backing music from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

01:44
Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

Scientists hail 'significant' discovery about old weed that could be game-changer for dairy

Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

01:58
According to the Commerce Commission, 42 per cent of complaints made under the Fair Trading Act related to online spending.

Viagogo, LuxStyle Aps, Trade Me and Deal Man top list of most complained about online retailers by Kiwi shoppers

In the 2016/2017 year, 42 per cent of complaints were about being misled were related to online shopping.

07:14
It took more than a year for Myra Larcombe's alarm issues to get sorted by ADT.

Feisty 90-year-old author tussles with security company in year-long alarm saga

Myra found the alarm was way more complicated than her previous one, and no-one could help.

00:21
The decision follows a string of issues with spam which delayed email delivery.

Vodafone set to axe email accounts at end of November

Paradise and Clearnet addresses are among those facing the chop.

02:48
Minecraft is like lego for the web, you can build buildings, countries and whole worlds.

Watch: Lucrative computer game Minecraft helping put 20-year-old through university

Minecraft is like lego for the web - you can build buildings, countries and whole worlds.

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaps $124.9m windfall from long-term deal

He signed a 10-year deal after he took over the reins in 2011 from Steve Jobs.

03:34
Gaming is said to help keep the older people mentally sharp and may even stave off dementia.

Watch: Over-65s make up the largest and fastest growing segment of new gamers

Gaming is said to help keep older people mentally sharp and may even stave off dementia.

02:59
Meanwhile the Electoral Commission revealed total enrolments are up on election day 2014.

National announces $270 million to extend ultra-fast broadband accross rural New Zealand

It will serve a further 190 small towns and 74,000 households and small businesses.

01:44
Teams of IT specialists, their customers and design students were pitted against each other.

Hundreds hit Auckland for 48-hour information technology challenge

The teams have to come up with life changing ideas in just two days.

00:30
Users receive a message through Facebook Messenger with a dodgy link.

Warning: NZ Facebook users cautioned as new malware attack targets passwords

The attack infects your computer through a message before stealing private information.

Watch: Robot called Chip helps Air NZ passengers check-in at Sydney Airport

Air NZ and Commonwealth Bank have partnered in the robot experiment this week.

'Tinder for teens' phone app allegedly being used by paedophiles in NZ prisons

Its developers say their site is to help kids make friends, but 1 NEWS has found it littered with sexually-charged images.

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