Facebook livestreams of PM's 1pm update swarmed by anti-vax misinformation
Originally published on The Spinoff. It was written in the aftermath of the PM's Sept 24 briefing, but could equally apply to any of the PM's recent Facebook Live updates on the pandemic, including Monday's - Tech Editor The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 Sep 2021 | 5:37 pm

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback
Facebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users."I still firmly believe that it's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 Sep 2021 | 5:30 pm

Rocket Lab shares jump as US military funding confirmed
Rocket Lab shares jumped nearly 9 per cent to US$15.29 (for a U$S6.5 billion market cap) in early trading on the Nasdaq after the company finally confirmed a major US military contract - first-reported by the Herald on Saturday.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 Sep 2021 | 3:26 pm

Rocket Lab gets US military funding for new rocket
Rocket Lab has secured US$24.35 million ($34m) from the US Air Force's new Space Force division to develop the upper stage of its Neutron rocket, according to a statement released by the USAF.The Kiwi-American company could not...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 Sep 2021 | 5:45 pm

Waipā District Council's Zoom meeting goes viral as workers around the world pretend they're in it
By RNZ Almost 300,000 people from throughout the world have watched a Waipā District Council Zoom meeting on YouTube, many pretending they're actually in a meeting to avoid family, workmates or chores.Waipā District...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 Sep 2021 | 1:42 am

Amazon says it will spend '$7.5 billion' on giant data centres in Auckland
Amazon plans to spend $7.5 billion building a cluster of huge data centres in Auckland, due to open in 2024.The tech giant says the Amazon Web Services build will create 1000 jobs, and add $10.8 billion to New Zealand's GDP over...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Sep 2021 | 6:30 pm

Review: Is De'Longhi's La Specialista Arte coffee machine a lockdown lifesaver?
OPINION As level 4 lockdown reared its ugly head, Aucklanders were ready. Coffee beans in hands, and "essential" espresso machines being delivered to their door. But did these fancy machines actually give bang for their buck? Bethany...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2021 | 5:41 pm

Chris Keall: Billionaire SpaceX tourist's Kiwi shoutout
OPINION: When I posted a rather ripe tweet about Elon Musk winning the space tourism race - with SpaceX's Inpiration4 orbiting the Earth for days, putting Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos' efforts in the shade - I didn't expect...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2021 | 5:30 pm

United Nations chief warns global leaders: 'The world has never been more threatened and divided'
In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2021 | 3:51 pm

NZ boss of Larry Page-backed air taxi startup Wisk has answer to MIQ scramble
Monday's MIQ virtual lobby scramble • Queue peaked at 31,800• People waited online from 8am NZT• Vouchers began being released at 9am and were gone by 11.30am• 5364 people from 117 countries "won" 3205 MIQ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2021 | 3:49 pm