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Liam Thompson broke his jaw after being thrown off a Lime scooter which randomly locked up the brakes.

Opinion: Lime trials should be halted until safety measures are sorted out

Scooters throwing people off when the brakes randomly lock up due to bad software isn't a "glitch" - it's a catastrophic failure.

Massey University, which partnered with Huawei to upgrade wireless infrastructure, says its watching developments closely.

Rugby themed Huawei ad hits back at Government's 5G decision

The Chinese company has gone on a public relations offensive.

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Millions of Kiwi tweets analysed to understand use of Te Reo Māori

A University of Waikato research team has whittled down almost 8 million tweets to focus on 1.2 million.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from old phones, discarded cameras

Targeted amounts of bronze, silver, and gold will be extracted from the discarded devices.

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Claire Robbie investigates why many of us are compulsive smartphone users.

Understanding how the pull of cell phones has made us lose the art of waiting

Screen time meas less time daydreaming or letting the mind wander.

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Born out of a New Zealand Transport Agency initiative, it’s reached prototype stage.

Technology being trialled to stop able-bodied motorists parking in mobility spaces

Born out of a New Zealand Transport Agency initiative, it's now reached prototype stage.

Hundreds without power in South Auckland after car crashes into pole

The power is expected to be restored in Takanini, Alfriston, Clevedon and Brookby by 6pm.

The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.

Fake Facebook account purge reveals Iran link

Facebook says it removed 783 pages with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.

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WellTown gives players a chance to experience Wellington’s cultural and natural scene.

Wellington launches world-first virtual reality 'destination brochure' to attract tourists, workers

In WellTown, players experience a mix of Wellington’s cultural and natural scenes.

New report raises concerns children are choosing electronic devices over socialising with friends

YouTube was found to be children's most popular online destination.

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The FaceTime bug comes as an embarrassment to a company trying to distinguish itself for user privacy.

Apple under fire for bug that allowed remote access to iPhone microphones

A FaceTime user calling another iPhone, iPad or Mac computer could hear audio — even if the receiver did not accept the call.

Drugs for cancer and arthritis sufferers could soon be sourced from eggs of genetically modified chickens

Scientists found a way to get the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs.

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China urges end to US 'crackdown' on Huawei

A foreign ministry statement there was a "strong political motivation and political manipulation."

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Researchers warn Amazon face-detection technology, used by police, shows racial bias

Darker-skinned women were misidentified as men 31 per cent of the time, the researchers found.

Massey University, which partnered with Huawei to upgrade wireless infrastructure, says its watching developments closely.

Fears New Zealanders could be targeted in China's reaction to Huawei fallout

Security consultant Paul Buchanan says New Zealand could be "next in the firing line".

It’s a Chinese company and experts warn there will be consequences from Beijing.

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

The handset, the first foldable fifth-generation smartphone, will be unveiled next month.

Revenge porn impacts New Zealanders across generations, study finds

Instances of victims over 70 years old were reported.

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Thirteen small satellites were launched from the Māhia peninsula last night.

Rocket Lab set to launch US military satellite for Pentagon

The start-up last year began making commercial deliveries from its private launch site in the Mahia Peninsula.

Watch: Virtual technology used by neurologists to help stroke patients

A new programme’s been designed to aid patients through interactive therapy.

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A new fruit packing robot can identify and pack 120 apples a minute.

Bay of Plenty tech start-up looking to revolutionise the fruit industry

Robotics Plus has received international acclaim with big plans to shake up the industry with robots.

New Zealand hasn’t been affected by these attacks, but the GCSB says we can’t relax.

GCSB says China is behind attempts to steal New Zealand business' data

The GCSB warned in April of 2017 that this activity was taking place, and today has made the allegation that China's government is behind it.

3-D technology behind new 'game changing' scanner for Auckland Airport

It will be able to detect dried meat, stink bugs and goods hidden behind laptops.

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Sunday’s Innovate series looks at another novel invention.

Straight Off The Printer - The Motorbike with 3D Printed Parts.

Sunday’s Innovate series looks at another novel invention.

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