A virtual reality check for small business
This is the second edition in an eight-week series, made possible by MYOB, looking at how technology is changing the way New Zealand businesses operate. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality: those terms are part of a spatial computing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 pm

Headache for Ardern, Little as UK government clears Huawei
Spark has been given fresh - and the government a fresh headache - with the surprise news that the British government has given Huawei the green light.Citing inside sources, the Financial Times reports the British government...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 4:59 pm

Small Business: Soulstorm Lasers lights up venues with fluro coloured beams
Musician Ben Lawrence, 31, co-founder of an Auckland laser company discusses collaborating with DJs and putting on the annual New Year's countdown animation display on Auckland's Sky Tower. What does your business do? Soulstorm...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

China chill hits New Zealand schools: Student downturn may hit Kiwi parents in pockets
The number of Chinese students enrolling in New Zealand schools has plunged by more than 1000 this year, amid record numbers of last-minute cancellations.The drop of an estimated 20 to 30 per cent is already hitting school budgets...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly US$3 billion ($4.3b) in tax breaks and the company's anti-union...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 5:00 pm

Liam Dann: Where to next for NZ-China relations?
With Chinese New Year celebrations underway around the country, its unfortunate that the suggestion New Zealand's diplomatic relationship with Beijing has soured is dominating headlines.But we just can't afford to ignore the risk...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

Ports of Auckland goes driverless to boost container numbers
In the high-tech equivalent of "look Mum, no hands," Ports of Auckland's new 70-tonne straddle carriers will hurtle around at up to 22km/h, without anyone at the controls.This Luddite's nightmare means no human contact with the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 6:17 pm

Fran O'Sullivan: Plenty on the menu for Winston Peters' dinner date
COMMENT: Chinese Ambassador Wu Xi has taken a leaf straight from the Winston Peters playbook by throwing a dinner for him as the relationship between China and New Zealand becomes increasingly vexed.Peters will no doubt accept....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 6:16 pm

JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon banking on digital currency
Billionaire Jamie Dimon famously dubbed bitcoin "stupid" and "fraud", but now the boss of one of America's largest banks is pushing his company into the world of cryptocurrencies.Dimon-led JPMorgan Chase will reportedly start issuing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 6:10 pm

Tech entrepreneur's $50,000 gamble on mum's credit card made him a multi-millionaire
A British tech entrepreneur has revealed how he "stole" more than £30,000 ($56,291) from his mum for a gamble that ultimately put him on the path to become a millionaire.Bark.com founder Andrew Michael was just 17 in 1997 when he...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 3:51 pm

Back-up plan if 2019 Rugby World Cup coverage blacks out
Spark and TVNZ have privately agreed on contingency plans in the event of a major malfunction of a Rugby World Cup broadcast by the telco provider – the most significant of which is the promise that the test will be shown on free-to-air...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

Weird Science: Did Jaws kill off The Meg?
The giant prehistoric predator that inspired Hollywood's latest piece of low-brow sharksploitation became extinct much earlier than first thought – and it was today's great whites that drove its demise.The 15m-long Megalodon – meaning...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

NZ scientists awed at buoys' 6500km, year-long journey
Solar-powered wave buoys dropped in the world's strongest ocean current have drifted an incredible 6500km in just a year, wowing Kiwi oceanographers.In February 2018, MetOcean Solutions deployed five solar powered wave buoys – called...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 11:44 pm

Facebook, Federal Trade Commission negotiating 'multibillion dollar' fine
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 8:26 pm

The minefield of email protocol
Email. It's a quick and efficient form of communication, often forming the majority of workday connections with clients, customers and even colleagues seated two desks away. However, without body language or voice cues, email can...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 4:12 pm

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380
To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 3:36 pm

Vodafone and Vocus team for fibre unbundling fight with Chorus
Vodafone and Vocus are teaming to take advantage of a pending law change, which will potentially give them a degree of freedom from Chorus.The move would give the pair more flexibility over pricing, and the ability to offer new...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

Huawei boss says US 'ban' is motivated by trade war
Huawei has hit back at mounting US pressure on the Chinese company, claiming American calls for allies to block its technology from the rollout of 5G telecom networks will have minimal impact on its global business.Speaking with...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Feb 2019 | 1:14 am

Colmar Brunton survey shows Kiwis care more about personal data safety
Kiwis are becoming more concerned about how companies protect their personal information online - but not enough to effect big businesses.Colmar Brunton's Better Futures survey this week revealed 62 per cent of respondents identified...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Feb 2019 | 10:07 pm

Gwynne Dyer: Magnetic reversal: Don't panic
The magnetic North Pole wandered a bit over time, but it followed a fairly predictable path around a relatively small tract of territory among Canada's Arctic islands.For a moment there I thought we had a new global threat to deal...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Feb 2019 | 9:28 pm