Uber paid off their hackers - and they're far from the only ones
It may have been the most arresting detail in a story full of them: Not only did Uber allow hackers to make off with the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers, but the ride-hailing company also had paid those same criminals...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 8:50 pm
Apple to launch supercharged version of its SE 'mini iPhone' - report
Apple may be planning to launch an updated version of the iPhone SE – the 4-inch handset that's developed a niche following since its 2016 launch.Rumors of the move first began to circulate this past August, with claims the firm...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 5:41 pm
Peter Thiel sells majority of his Facebook shares
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, Facebook Inc's first institutional investor, has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.Thiel, who became a New Zealand citizen...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 3:33 pm
Facebook helps users reveal exposure to Russian disinformation
Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company announced Wednesday.The new...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 2:13 pm
Essential gadgets for your Christmas wish list
Wondering what to get yourself for Christmas? Our gadget guide is here to help. If you've got an inner child to satisfy, you're in luck: this Christmas must feature the most tech-heavy range of toys ever. There are plenty of options,...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 2:00 pm
The reality behind the bitcoin bubble
David Larkin pays all of his bills in bitcoin.The 32-year-old Melbourne IT worker is a true believer in the cryptocurrency and its potential to revolutionise the world of banking and finance.But unlike buy-and-hold speculators...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Nov 2017 | 1:31 pm
Apple has been using teen labour to assemble the iPhone X
Apple manufacturers in China have reportedly been employing high schoole students to make the company's iPhone X.Foxconn has illegally brought on 3000 students from the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School to assemble the smartphone...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Nov 2017 | 5:29 pm
Nasa reveals first 'alien' comet from another solar system
A newly discovered object passing through our solar system is shaped like a giant cigar with a reddish hue and comes from another star system, astronomers have revealed. The asteroid, named Oumuamua by its discoverers, is about...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Nov 2017 | 3:08 pm
John Collison is world's youngest self-made billionaire
He's the world's youngest self-made billionaire, raking in millions from a company you've probably never heard of.But don't expect to see Stripe founder John Collison, 27, in the front row at Victoria's Secret or partying on Richard...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Nov 2017 | 2:30 am
Is Samsung set to unveil first foldable smartphone?
Samsung has long been rumoured to be developing a radical folding phone - and it could soon see the light of day, it has been claimed.A support page for the handset has been spotted online weeks after if was certified by Korean...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Nov 2017 | 11:16 pm
UK Parliament targeted in cyber security attack
The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports say.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 24 Jun 2017 | 11:58 am
Bill English could soon Snapchat you a spaghetti pizza selfie
In an apparent effort to engage with millennial voters, Prime Minister Bill English has created a Snapchat account.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 24 Jun 2017 | 2:27 am
The three old rules that explain basically the entire internet in 2017
OPINION: Back when internet culture was something that felt like it happened over there, online, separate from the rest of our lives, people started to create rules to explain what it was like.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 23 Jun 2017 | 2:36 pm
The latest in sports technology makes coaching easy
New Zealand wearable technology has been adopted by some of the world's most famous sports teams to improve athlete performance.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 23 Jun 2017 | 12:33 am
Kayak is letting travellers search for travel deals using emojis
Planning to book your winter holiday? Just type in an emoji to kick off your flight or hotel search on Kayak
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2017 | 11:53 pm
Big Read: The digital revolution changing the way you manage your money
Technology has changed everything from how we purchase goods to how we pay our bills. Reporter Brittany Baker looks at how the digital world is changing your bank and the way you think of money.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2017 | 11:52 pm
McDonald's takes virtual leap with latest Happy Meal toy
Burger chain McDonald's has made colouring-in modern with its latest Happy Meal technology toy but it could be a defunct marketing strategy, an expert says.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2017 | 10:41 pm
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. Kalanick's departure on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) caps a tumultuous period for the world's largest ride-services company that has revolutionised the taxi industry and challenged transportation regulations worldwide. The 40-year-old's pugnacious style largely defined Uber's approach and helped it become a transportation colossus valued at US$68 billion (NZ$99 billion), the largest private firm backed by venture capitalists in the world. But that brashness has also been blamed for scandals this year, from the unearthing of a culture of bullying and discrimination at Uber to a US Department of Justice federal investigation and a high-stakes lawsuit filed by Alphabet Inc that threatens Uber's self-driving car ambitions.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 21 Jun 2017 | 11:30 pm
Year eight student teaches MPs a lesson in coding
An Auckland intermediate school student has given MPs a lesson in coding during a visit to the Beehive.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 21 Jun 2017 | 9:59 pm
Apple and Bose join the round speaker revolution. Should you?
There's no escaping the sound of small speakers these days. Round is all the rage - cylinder-shaped sound-makers that fire off good vibrations in all directions.
Source: Stuff.co.nz - Technology | 21 Jun 2017 | 9:19 pm