Comment: The real reason Spark boss Simon Moutter loves 5G
COMMENT: Why is Spark boss Simon Moutter campaigning so hard for 5G mobile networks to be live in time for the America's Cup in 2021? And for his own company's 5G (fifth-generation) mobile network to launch in July 1, 2020 - barely...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 11 Dec 2018 | 12:44 am

Freeview beats Sky in race to deliver live TV without an aerial or dish
Freeview has beaten Sky TV to the punch with a device that will let you watch live TV without an aerial or satellite dish.The new Freeview SmartVu widget, designed locally in partnership with Dish TV, delivers all of its content...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 9:22 pm

Australian watchdog puts Google and Facebook on notice
Google and Facebook are transforming the way people communicate, access news and view advertising — and they are at risk of growing too powerful, according to Australia's consumer watchdog.The Australian Competition and Consumer...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 6:56 pm

Gamer charged after allegedly hitting wife while playing Fortnite
WARNING: Distressing content A gamer has been charged with assault, hours after a livestream video of him allegedly getting involved in a fight his pregnant wife went viral on social media.The horrifying video featured Twitch...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 1:38 pm

Trade Me boss Jon Macdonald delays departure amid bidding war
Jon Macdonald's Christmas won't be quite as relaxing as anticipated.In June, after more than ten years as Trade Me chief executive, he announced his intention to depart by the end of the year.Now, with a bidding war for Trade...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 5:15 pm

New wonder material: A rugby field packed in a teaspoon
Picture the entire surface area of a rugby field crammed inside a teaspoon.That's the incredible amount of complexity packed within a cutting-edge compound that scientists say could make a big difference in efforts to combat climate...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

From mini bots to robot arms, here are five gadgets your kids will love this Christmas
Struggling for ideas for the kids this Christmas? Chris Schulz has some suggestions that are sure to soak up some time on Christmas Day. Vector He's supposed to be Cosmo's grown-up cousin, but Vector loves to throw tantrums...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

China's ire finally flares as US opens Huawei CFO case
The US began a market-shaking case against Huawei Technologies in a Vancouver courtroom, alleging a top executive at the Chinese telecom giant committed fraud to sidestep sanctions against Iran. More: Huawei Q&A: What you need...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 8:15 pm

China's bold mission to land a probe on the dark side of the Moon
China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the US.A Long March 3B...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 5:55 pm

Local Focus: Picnic in the Pinetum
It may well be the best kept secret of Manawatū. The Ian McKean Pinetum in Rangiwahia is home to the largest collection of conifer species in the southern hemisphere.And last weekend the iconic tree collection celebrated the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 1:43 pm

Liam Dann: Can we all be 'social influencers'?
COMMENT: What's up with young people these days? As much as that's a traditional grumble for us older folk, it's also a central question for business as it grapples with social trends that threaten to disrupt it.The internet...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

Recording shows what it sounds like on Mars
New audio has been released from the surface of Mars, and the sound is more hauntingly familiar than you might expect.NASA's Insight lander has captured audio that it labelled an "unplanned treat", where motion sensors on the vessel...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 10:25 pm

Comment: Huawei reveals the real trade war with China
COMMENT: If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the US-China trade war is mainly about tariffs. More: Huawei Q&A: What you need to know about the Chinese giant After all, the president and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 6:23 pm

Crypto crash accelerates, sending Bitcoin to lowest level in a year
Cryptocurrencies continued their epic slide with a fresh bout of losses Friday after the SEC dashed hopes that a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund would appear before the end of this year.Bitcoin, the largest digital token, slumped as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 5:19 pm

Just for Uber Eats - the hidden world of virtual restaurants
It's popular with diners, but Uber Eats is taking a hefty cut from small food outlets, which feel they have to be on the platform to survive.Although it's less than two years old in New Zealand, the food-delivery service could already...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

Weird Science: Marriage really does improve with age
Honeymoon long over? Hang in there.A new US study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humour and acceptance.Researchers analysed videotaped...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: How vacuuming could save the planet
COMMENT: Flying a spacecraft, catching up with an asteroid, then flying alongside that asteroid without crashing into it is – to put it mildly – a challenging activity.Amazingly, this week, Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe sidled up alongside...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

Huawei's Western assault: cyber threat or competitive advantage?
COMMENT: Within the sometimes nerdy world of telecommunications, it was soon nicknamed the Great Wall of China. More: Huawei: What you need to know about the Chinese giant I refer to the exhibition stand at the annual Mobile...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Dec 2018 | 12:42 am

Whenuapai Air Force base warns locals after drone incidents close airspace
The Air Force base at Whenuapai has issued a reminder to Hobsonville Point locals about drone rules following two serious incidents.A spokesman for the NZDF says a letter to locals from Whenuapai base commander Group Captain Daniel...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Dec 2018 | 10:07 pm

Huawei Q&A: What you need to know about the Chinese giant
Huawei hit the headlines as the GCSB banned it from Spark's 5G mobile network upgrade and its chief financial officer was arrested in Canada at US request. Latest: Huawei CFO agrees to wear ankle monitor if released on bail ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Dec 2018 | 8:13 pm