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'I couldn't believe you could make that much money online': Getting rich from selling fake popularity
The internet has brought new meaning to the old adage, "Don't believe everything you read."From fake news and fake Twitter accounts to fake Instagram followers and fake Amazon reviews, the online world is awash with forgery.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:06 pm

Smartphone launch season is here. But no one seems to care
Another Spring is fast approaching, and with it a new crop of smartphones. But if excitement over them seems a little muted this year, it's not just you.A PC Mag survey recently asked more than 1,500 people which smartphone launch...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 2:40 pm

Juha Saarinen: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note9
COMMENT: The NZ Herald had the opportunity to try out a pre-production sample of the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 "phablet" (phone + tablet) and it's an impressive device for power users with deep pockets who want the latest and greatest...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 1:00 pm

Juha Saarinen: Swap out the Symantec dead certs now
COMMENT: If there's one thing the ICT industry has become better at over the years, it's the "information" part of the acronym that defines it.That doesn't get important messages out, as I noticed recently after my web browser...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 1:00 pm

Comment: EPL is Spark's dress rehearsal to the Rugby World Cup
COMMENT: Spark's coup in scoring the English Premier League rights provides the company with an important testing ground ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.The recent hash-up across the ditch, where Optus angered an entire nation...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 2:03 am

Countdown apologises after Christchurch store introduces airport-style scanning of suspected shoplifters
A rogue supermarket operator has been told by chain bosses to stop using airport-style handheld scanners to check for light-fingered shoppers. Countdown has apologised to shoppers of its Countdown Ferrymead store in Christchurch...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Aug 2018 | 1:12 am

Banks and retailers are tracking how you type, swipe and tap
When you are browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Aug 2018 | 10:58 pm

Kiwi breakthrough could help us better understand universe
A Kiwi physics experiment has managed to do what decades of international research hasn't - and its findings could help us better understand our universe.At the core of the breakthrough was the theory called the standard model of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Aug 2018 | 7:31 pm

Investigation: Google watches your movements, even when users turn service off
Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Aug 2018 | 3:09 pm

Why tech CEO Matt Bodnar sacked himself
The best choice Matt Bodnar made as CEO was sacking himself.As a CEO at the age of 25, Bodnar was living the dream — but after a few years, he realised it was "not all it's cracked up to be".Speaking to Entrepreneur magazine's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 13 Aug 2018 | 2:49 pm

Six Chinese smartphone companies biting at the heels of Apple and Samsung
Apple and Samsung's domination of the smartphone world is being challenged like never before, with Chinese companies muscling in with cheaper and just as innovative devices.In an ominous sign for the tech titans - whose iPhone and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 12 Aug 2018 | 4:29 pm

The fast-moving world of gene-edited foods
In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot.The robot whirs like an arcade claw machine, dropping blips...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 12 Aug 2018 | 3:11 pm

The robot will see you now: why AI will take over hiring
Artificial intelligence promises to make hiring an unbiased utopia.There's certainly plenty of room for improvement. Employee referrals, a process that tends to leave underrepresented groups out, still make up a bulk of companies'...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 12 Aug 2018 | 2:55 pm

Disney turns its sights on streaming
Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel brands.The details from Disney CEO...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 12 Aug 2018 | 1:00 pm

Stuck to the web: Study examines digital dangers
How much internet is too much internet?Even after two decades of the web, in which it's become an inseparable part of our daily lives, just what should define "problematic internet use", or PIU, is still unclear.But there was...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Aug 2018 | 11:05 pm

Elon Musk taunts investors betting against Tesla
Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits.The tweets are aimed at...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Aug 2018 | 7:24 pm

Big Read: The lucrative business of pumping up YouTube views
Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than US$200,000...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Aug 2018 | 6:12 pm

Fortnite ploy shows Google's weakness
Fortnite amassed an unrivaled following with kid-friendly, multiplayer action that can be enjoyed on most modern devices. The video game's creator is using that popularity to challenge one of the most-entrenched business models...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Aug 2018 | 5:51 pm

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created
Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Aug 2018 | 12:38 am

How blue light from smartphones can speed up blindness
Staring at your mobile phone or laptop could speed up blindness, according to scientists. A new study by Toledo University in Ohio found that blue light from digital devices triggers the production of a toxic chemical that kills...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Aug 2018 | 4:45 pm