Liam Dann: Who'll top our rich list in 20 years?
Who could knock Graeme Hart off the top of New Zealand's rich list?Right now the gap between Hart at $7.5 billion and the rest is so large it won't happen any time soon.But, let's imagine it will eventually.What kind of entrepreneur...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 7:33 pm

One of Asia's most valuable tech firms, Tencent Holdings, wants to help China make chips after ZTE's wake-up call
Pony Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive of Tencent Holdings, said China's internet giant would consider investing into the research and development of computer chips, as the country must focus on research of core technologies.Ma...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 7:27 pm

Derek Handley: It's time for the New Zealand Enlightenment
I watched a video the other day of a man demonstrating a machine unlike any to have ever come before it.If there ever was an invention that had the potential to impact generations for centuries or even millennia - I would rank it...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 5:49 pm

Apple knew its iPhone 6 would bend before it went on sale, according to internal documents
Apple knew its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones would bend before they went on sale but chose to doing nothing about it, internal documents have revealed.The firm became embroiled in controversy shortly after the gadgets' 2014 release...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 26 May 2018 | 4:34 pm

BNZ technology outage: Systems back online after customers locked out of accounts
BNZ's online and mobile banking apps are working again after a major "unscheduled outage" brought down the bank's main systems.A spokesman said the bank's systems had been restored about four hours after they crashed and customers...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 8:30 pm

Tinder is launching a new feature that tracks places you visit
Tinder has officially taken stalking to the next level.The app has just released a new product called "Places", which tracks every public space you've been in — from restaurants to the gym to your local grocery store — and connects...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 5:26 pm

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Will robots teach your children their manners?
Saying thank you to express gratitude for an act of kindness is one of the first rules of human interaction that we teach our children.With the addition of please, these phrases create the basis of how humans empathetically interact...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Weird Science: Why pursuing your goals could actually make you unhappy
In an age where we are constantly juggling different goals across our work and family lives, pursuing goals that are at odds with each other could be a recipe for unhappiness."We know that striving for goals that are important to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

New Zealand's top Kiwi technology firms in spotlight at awards
Invenco tonight claimed the top prize at the Hi-Tech Awards in Christchurch.The global provider of self-service payment solutions took out the Hi-Tech Company of the Year category at the sold-out gala event.International judges...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 7:30 am

This barista took 34 complex orders in 49 seconds - three times faster than a human
If you're tired of waiting in line at a cafe every morning while baristas struggle to take down everyone's extremely customised coffee order (example: double caramel macchiato with half soy milk, half skimmed milk, less ice, and extra...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2018 | 2:08 am

Bitcoin traders face criminal investigation over price ploys
Officials in the US have opened a criminal investigation into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.The Justice Department is said to be looking into techniques used to bump up prices...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 6:58 pm

Prestigious UK science journal publishes in te reo Maori
A leading international scientific journal has featured a research paper summarised in te reo Māori, as well as English.The study, just published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Ecology , included an abstract...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 5:42 pm

Amazon Echo records family conversation, sends it to random person
A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago."Unplug your Alexa devices right now," a voice on the other line said. "You're being hacked."Apparently, one of Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 2:32 pm

Software to keep teams on track
Switch off notifications. Delete Facebook. Run only two email sessions a day. Get rid of on-screen distractions. Put your phone in a drawer. Avoid diving down rabbit hole websites. There's no shortage of advice on how to make more...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Software going beyond the numbers for accountants
For years, accountants have spent most of their time recording or processing transactions and dealing with compliance issues. It's important work, but much of it is procedural and repetitive.These qualities make it ideal for automation...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Time to embrace the power of AI
OneNet CEO Michael Snowden says people fear that artificial intelligence (AI) will take jobs. But he says while AI will disrupt employment, we face a bigger risk in not embracing the technology. Artificial intelligence is not new....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Foreign investment in New Zealand technology sector at record levels
In the past few years, New Zealand technology companies have received record levels of foreign investment, according to a new report. The third annual Investor's Guide to New Zealand was released tonight by Technology Investment...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Futurist: 10 tech trends that will shape the world
MYOB Futurist in residence Keran McKenzie says the world is at a convergence when it comes to technology, and anything is possible - but it's not without its risks.McKenzie's role as a futurist is to try and predict what technology...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2018 | 7:56 pm

Is your password on this list? It might be time for an update
Despite hacks and data breaches becoming commonplace, it seems most people are still picking a password based on convenience rather than security. A study of 61 million leaked passwords by Virginia Tech University and security firm...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2018 | 5:04 pm

Gadget review: Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party
What are they? Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party. The triangular panels clip together in a multitude of shapes, allowing you to decorate lounges, offices or bedrooms any way you like. Turn them on, connect them to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2018 | 12:00 pm