Uber pulls out of Morocco amid accusations of 'unfair competition'
Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.For nearly three years, Uber has been operating illegally...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Feb 2018 | 2:03 pm
David McLean: Open Banking - A new world of data sharing
You need look no further than your friends' Facebook pages to realise that social media has redefined our willingness to share personal information.What you ate for breakfast, where you've been on holiday, and what you think politically...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Feb 2018 | 3:33 am
Big read: Why you should own a smart speaker
Do you ever cook, clean the house, listen to music, turn on lights, watch TV, order food, check the weather, make phone calls, enjoy audiobooks or create shopping lists? Yes?Good, you're not a 34-year-old man-child living at home...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Feb 2018 | 9:22 pm
Is Apple killing off the iPhone home button?
Apple watchers are speculating that the tech giant is planning to kill the home button on the iPhone.The home button is how users of later iPhone models unlock the device and exit or switch between apps.But the New York Post...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Feb 2018 | 1:54 pm
Cameron Webb and Ian Mackay: How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease
Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you'll soon be able to add a mosquito. The mosquito emoji will join the rabble of emoji wildlife...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Feb 2018 | 12:00 pm
Weird Science: Do pre-game psych-ups really work?
The All Blacks' famous haka never fails to electrify the atmosphere of a stadium - or unsettle whichever team has to face it down.Steeped in cultural heritage and meaning, the haka has also been helping Kiwi teams fire themselves...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Feb 2018 | 12:00 pm
Gaming pioneer Atari the latest company to join cryptocurrency craze
Atari has become the latest company to pivot to cryptocurrency, launching a digital coin in a bid to revive the gaming pioneer's fortunes.Atari, the creator of some of the most iconic video games consoles of the 1970s and 80s, is...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2018 | 11:21 pm
Message with Indian language symbol can crash iPhones
A devastating "text bomb" that crashes Apple devices has been uncovered by researchers.It works by sending iPhones, iPads and Macs into a frenzy thanks to a single character from a language used in India. Opening a message containing...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2018 | 11:02 pm
Solar storm heading towards Earth could cause power grid fluctuations
A massive solar storm is making its way towards Earth, and it's likely to hit today.The storm was created by a solar flare - a large explosion in the sun's atmosphere - which generated charged particles earlier this week. The...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2018 | 11:02 pm
Apple HomePod found to damage wooden furniture with white stains 'in 20 minutes'
Apple has admitted its new HomePod smartspeaker can damage wooden surfaces, but its only suggestion is that concerned customers move their speaker to avoid the white stains.The HomePod, which costs £319 ($607), was found to leave...
Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Feb 2018 | 5:08 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