Activating dark mode on your iPhone could increase battery life by 30 per cent
A test showed that activating dark mode on your iPhone can increase the battery life by 30 per cent.The experiment was shared on YouTube comparing two smartphones - one on light mode and the other on dark mode until the phone ran...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Oct 2019 | 11:17 pm

Apple's asset-shuffling puts $270m value on PowerbyProxi
Multinational tech company Apple valued PowerbyProxi at almost $270 million as it shifted the Kiwi firm's assets to a related US entity, more than nine times what investors put into the wireless power developer. READ MORE:•...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Oct 2019 | 5:52 pm

Streaming Wars: Spark grabs more cricket, Sky extends netball deal
The streaming wars continue with Spark grabbing more cricket rights, but Sky extending its deal with Netball NZ until 2024.Spark says it has signed a highlights deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) covering various...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Oct 2019 | 4:43 pm

The big, scary numbers in Netflix's third-quarter result
If Spark and Sky are worried that no one really makes money out of streaming, then it's best not to take a peak at Netflix's third-quarter results. READ MORE:• Spark vs Sky: how they'll square off beyond the Rugby World Cup...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2019 | 9:46 pm

Surprise findings: Is social media really hurting your mental health?
We blame friends' posts about weddings, babies and holidays for driving "digital depression" - but is social media really that bad for mental health? A new study that dug deep into how platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2019 | 1:00 pm

Australian brothers say they witnessed two UFOs in 'conflict' before 1980 crash
Nearly 40 years ago, Phil Tindale witnessed what can only be described as an air battle between two UFOs ? which ended with one crashing to earth. Nearly 40 years ago, Phil Tindale believes he witnessed what can only be described...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2019 | 4:10 am

'Virtual therapy': Are robots the future of physical rehab?
An All Black suffers a knee injury.A doctor fits them with wearable technology that monitors their recovery, firing out enough data to effectively automate their therapy - all through a smartphone app.A University of Auckland...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Oct 2019 | 11:38 pm

Facebook reaches 'multi-million' licensing deal with US newspapers
News Corp. says it has reached a licensing deal with Facebook that lets the social network feature headlines from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and other publications on its upcoming news section.The companies did not...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2019 | 7:42 pm

Hidden camera found allegedly filming sunbathers on Sydney beach
NSW police are investigating after a camera was found hidden inside a plastic water bottle and allegedly filming mothers and children on a beach in Sydney.Tourist Michelle Montcourt, from Mexico, said she found the camera while...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2019 | 5:16 pm

Spark fields 17,000 help requests, warns about 'setup issues' on Saturday night
As Spark gears to stream NZ vs Ireland on Saturday night, the company has revealed it has fielded 17,000 help requests over the past fortnight.READ MORE:• Unhappy rugby fans threaten to sue Spark for $250 million •...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2019 | 6:35 pm

Watch: Rocket Lab blasts off
Watch the live stream below. The webcast will be available approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the target T-0 time. Rocket Lab has successfully launched its latest mission which will see it carry satellites for California-base...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Oct 2019 | 9:54 pm

As he fronts to angry shareholders, Sky boss describes brutal cricket fight
"If someone outbids us, they're going to go broke," Sky boss Martin Stewart told media and analysts at his company's full-year results on August 22. READ MORE:• Job cuts at Sky: Up to 250 roles could be affected • ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Oct 2019 | 7:59 pm

Netflix results 'spell trouble' as subscriber growth slows
Netflix's subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Company.The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Oct 2019 | 6:35 pm

As crucial vote looms, Sky reveals NZ Rugby must hold shares for at least two years
NZ Rugby must hold onto its Sky shares for a minimum two years, the pay-TV broadcaster said this morning. READ MORE • Job cuts at Sky: Up to 250 roles could be affected • Sky shares dive as dividend axed • New...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Oct 2019 | 3:41 pm

Google unveils new Pixel 4 smartphone, Pixel Buds, Nest
Google has unveiled its much-anticipated new Pixel 4 smartphone, as well as a new laptop, wireless earbuds, and a range of other smart devices to rival Apple and other competitors.The gadgets were revealed to a packed room at Google's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Oct 2019 | 3:29 pm

The Hits: Annoying app tells me what I don't want to know
Apps. There's an app for everything these days. Want to know exactly how much cheese you've eaten over the past three months of throw-together platter lunches, and cheeky 10.55pm there's nothing in the fridge so I'll just have these...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Oct 2019 | 3:00 pm

Fortnite is live again with a new map and more ways to level up
The Fortnite black hole that took the game down worldwide has reopened, throwing millions of players back into the game with a new island to explore (with some familiar areas) and several new ways to level up.Players were greeted...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Oct 2019 | 1:44 pm

Facebook sued by Current bank over lookalike Calibra emblem amid Libra woes
A banking start-up that claimed Facebook "ripped off" its logo is now suing the social media behemoth over the alleged trademark infringement.The stoush is centred around the design for Calibra, which is overseeing Facebook's landmark...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Oct 2019 | 1:00 pm

Thickest criminals? Dumb thieves steal worthless Apple display watches
If you're in the market for an Apple Watch and thinking of saving yourself some money with a second-hand device, make sure you do your homework before purchasing.NSW Police are warning potential buyers to exercise caution and ask...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Oct 2019 | 9:22 pm

Boris Johnson hires Kiwi social media gurus
Kiwi social media gurus Sean Topham (28) and Ben Guerin (24) will spearhead Boris Johnson's social media fight has his Conservative Party gears for a likely general election, Guerin tells the Herald. READ MORE: • NZ company...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Oct 2019 | 5:44 pm