Technology

Amazon's smart speaker to launch in NZ

The Echo speakers will allow you to get 1 NEWS bulletins, updated twice a day.

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

Malware displaying pornographic material found in Google Play store apps targeting children

Check Point Research says it's likely Kiwi users have been exposed to the malware.

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Weeds cost the agriculture industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Weed-killing drone a new weapon against agriculture's $1.7 billion pests

Farmers are now looking to the sky for relief from weeds that cost them dearly.

Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California.

Facing critics, Facebook wants users' feeds to be 'meaningful'

The changes come as critics say social media can make people feel depressed and isolated.

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

Uber and Airbnb changing way Kiwis use technology - added to 2018 Consumer Price Index

Off the CPI this year are MP3 players and car navigation systems.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab set to scan the skies again, hoping to launch Electron rocket from east coast this month

A new launch window will open January 20, after aborted December 2017 attempt.

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The World Wildlife Fund says the technology has had a successful trial in Fiji.

NZ urged to embrace new device that monitors seafood catch from sea to plate

The World Wildlife Fund says the technology has had a successful trial in Fiji.

12-year-old cancer patient Ethan Daniels at medical facility in Atlanta with "My Special Aflac Duck" to promote emotional well-being for children living with cancer.

Hopes robot duck will help children living with cancer manage stress

The social robot can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them.

Government's Computer Emergency Response Team recommends software updates

A design flaw in most processing chips was made public last week.

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Intel CEO sold shares before chip security flaw disclosed

Two hardware bugs can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked, including peoples passwords.

Watch: Bosnian inventor builds collapsible car which turns into suitcase

The car is made from light-weight aluminium and can carry drivers weighing up to 100kgs.

Apple apologises after secretly slowing down older iPhone models

Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to for Apple to create demand for newer iPhone models.

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Recorded in September, it was the former US president’s first interview since leaving the presidency.

Barack Obama opens up about leadership with Prince Harry, warns of immersed internet use

He said people in leadership must be careful in their use of social media.

Edward Snowden unveils phone app, Haven, to spy on spies

Snowden says it's an open-source tool designed for human rights activists and other people at risk.

'Keep us ahead of the game' - Air New Zealand claims to be first airline to trial instant translation technology

The airline plans to trial translation technology with Google's Pixel phones.

iPhone owners sue Apple over software updates deliberately slowing older models

The company says it's a move designed to prolong the lives of phones.

The airline has won over 60 international awards in the last seven years.

Air New Zealand to experiment with translation technology in global first

It could help staff manage communication with customers during check-in, boarding and during flights.

Apple confirms slowing down older iPhones to avoid shutdowns

If it feels like your older iPhone gets slower when a new version is released, you aren't wrong.

Uber hack resulted in 100,000 Kiwis having emails, mobile numbers downloaded

Around 57 million Uber users were hacked worldwide in late 2016.

New research shows 14 to 17-year-olds have a "better handle" on the issue than those who are slightly older.

Government to appoint a chief technology officer

The role will involve overseeing a national digital road map for the next 5-10 years.

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Facebook introducing new facial recognition settings to counter privacy breaches

The social network is also helping the blind to "see" images using AI.

Electronics Recycling

New Zealand one of the world's biggest e-waste contributors and only developed country without regulations - UN report

The chair of the eDay New Zealand Trust says the label was "embarassing", and challenges New Zealand's clean, green image.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab calls off Electron rocket launch until early 2018

After a power fault was discovered in the rocket yesterday, the existing lunch window has been scrapped with one day left.

Facebook to pay tax in countries it operates in instead of funnelling it through Ireland

It made more than $1 million profit in New Zealand in 2015 and paid just $43,000 in tax.

Istanbul, Turkey - January 13, 2016: Person holding a brand new Apple iPhone 6s with Facebook profile on the screen. Facebook is a social media online service for microblogging and networking, founded in February 4, 2004.

One-in-four Kiwi girls asked to send nude images

The research is the first representative survey into teenage "sexting" behaviour in New Zealand.

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International experts say prizes for sale in online games risk instilling dangerous gambling habits in children.

'They're quite similar to pokies' - Kiwis join international bid to restrict gambling elements in video games

Experts say prizes for sale in games risk instilling dangerous gambling habits in kids.

Report finds girls experience more sexual harassment online than boys and Minister for Women says action is needed

Girls were sent nudes more but also "curated" identities more through social media.

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