Technology

Australian company claims its robot built Perth home is a world first

Engineers verified that the structure met relevant building standards.

Pilots seek stricter drone laws as they await improved technology

Last night, a drone was spotted by a pilot landing at Wellington Airport.

Drone disrupting airspace 'could have been catastrophic'

The controlled airspace around Wellington Airport was closed for 30 minutes last night after a drone was spotted.

In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, photo is a  Royole Corp. recently unveiled what it is billing to be the world's first smartphone with a flexible screen so the device can be folded like a billfold. The phone will go on sale next month in China only, but Royole hopes to release it in the U.S. next year. Samsung announced its plans for its own foldable-screen phone in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

Samsung among companies preparing to roll out next-gen foldable smartphones

The foldable screens could increase display space to the size of a mini-tablet.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts for investigation.

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Around 8000 students will be able to sit their exams online.

NCEA, Scholarship exams start for about 140,000 young Kiwis, some online

This year about 8000 students will be sitting NCEA exams on computers.

In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo,  at his company's offices in Beijing. A Chinese technology startup hopes to begin selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a major push to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance across China, raising concern about how far the technology will go. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

"You don't need people's cooperation for us to be able to recognise their identity," Huang Yongzhen, the CEO of Watrix said.

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The Swiss engineered drone can fly higher, further and longer than existing UAV’s.

World’s most advanced drone being trialled in Christchurch

The Swiss engineered drone can fly higher, further and longer than existing UAV’s.

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NZ’ s first ever Makers Fair bringing creative minds together in the capital.

Drone racing and robot fighting on show in Wellington

NZ’s first ever Makers Faire bringing creative minds together in the capital.

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Taking out the bins is a job many of us loathe, but what if we had a robot to do it for us?

Meet the 15-year-old Kiwi inventor of the 'bin-bot' - a robot which wheels out bins

Taking out the bins is a job many of us loathe, but what if we had a robot to do it for us?

Electronic implant helps three paralysed men walk again

An electronic device inserted around the men's spines boosted signals from their brain to their legs.

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For people with disabilities online games can open up a whole new world.

'It's a game-changer' - special controller changes lives of disabled online gamers

Xbox has developed a new controller with bigger buttons and options for increased accessibility.

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In the latest episode of Sunday Innovate, Miriama Kamo learns about a breakthrough for people who aren’t able to tell when it’s time to go.

Christchurch man invents wee solution for those who wet pants in public

In the latest episode of Sunday Innovate, Miriama Kamo learns about a breakthrough for people who aren’t able to tell when it’s time to go.

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Kiri will initially be able to help people top up their account, but in time will learn to do more things as well.

Vodafone unveils latest employee - an artificial intelligence simulation called Kiri

Kiri will initially be available to help customers do things like top up their pre-pay accounts in store.

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Psychotherapist James Driver says up to five per cent of young people have a problem.

Gaming addiction 'something of an issue' for young New Zealanders, therapist says

Between two to five cent of youngsters are gaming in ways which could be considered addictive behaviour.

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The giant sea bridge, set to be the world’s longest, cost $30 billion and is two years late.

World's longest sea crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and mainland China, to open this week

Bridge is 55 kilometres, more than 20 times the length of the Golden Gate.

The eclipsed moon will appear a deep red during the celestial event which will be visible in southern parts of the country.

Fake 'moon' using huge space mirror could be launched over China by 2020

The "artificial moon" would illuminate an area of 80km, with a dusk-like glow that could replace streetlights.

Aussie businesses are bracing themselves for the imminent arrival of Amazon, employing various new strategies.

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

Ebay says the online retail giant coordinated a purposeful campaign to illegally lure third party sellers to jump ship.

Kiev, Ukraine - May 21, 2014: Woman holding a brand new Apple iPad Air and looking on  YouTube music playlist on a screen. YouTube is the world's most popular online video-sharing website that founded in February 14, 2005

YouTube is back, stop calling the police

The streaming service has fixed the site after it went offline on Wednesday afternoon.

A publicity photo for Facebook's Portal device.

Security concerns cloud Facebook’s first electronic device - a camera-equipped gadget for making video calls

It's unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a questionable track record on protecting user privacy.

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Analysts have told 1 NEWS they think the Defence Force is already preparing for cyber attack.

Defending ourselves is no longer enough to fight off cyber attacks, experts say

Analysts have told 1 NEWS they think the Defence Force is already preparing to fight back.

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Aeronavics has helped with rhino conservation in Africa, now it’s turning its attention to helping New Zealand’s native species.

Drones could count possums, drop 1080 under Raglan company's plans

Aeronavics has helped with rhino conservation in South Africa, now it's aiming to help NZ's native species.

Kiwis are being targeted by a likely "reverse charge" scam pretending to be Uber.

Kiwis targeted by premium SMS 'Uber Code' text message scam

The messages come from a four-digit number, and give a random four-digit "Uber code".

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

New Zealand's GCSB links 'malicious' cyber activity to Russia

"New Zealand organisations were not directly affected ... [but we are] ... seeing a range of activity in New Zealand that contains indicators which can be linked to Russian state actors."

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Seven Sharp’s Tim Wilson did some research, via Google.

Watch: As Google celebrates 20 years, what's in store for its future?

Seven Sharp's Tim Wilson did some research, via Google of course.

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The vehicle will be in the air next year, but you’ll need a pilot’s licence.

World's first ever flying car to hit the shelves next month

Manufactured in China, the first ever airborne vehicle will be available from 2019.

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Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland was there.

'It's really going to take off from here' - Audi launch first ever electric car

Seven Sharp's Michael Holland was in San Francisco for the long awaited release.

More companies have gone into streamlining health and safety features such as picking up your arrival using  your phone and printing out your name tag ready to go when you arrive.

Vodafone's 'unlimited' mobile plan comes under Commerce Commission scrutiny

The plan has a number of restrictions listed on its promo page.

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