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Can a smartwatch replace a phone?
Can a smartwatch replace a phone?

Can a smartwatch replace a phone?

​Smartwatches might not be the next must-have piece of hardware yet but after having owned several they've become an essential part of my daily routine....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:47:04
Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality is a tedious nightmare
Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality is a tedious nightmare

Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality is a tedious nightmare

The banner atop the Google Careers portal caught my eye back when I was one of three million hungry applicants: "Do Cool Things That Matter."...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:11:16
Review: Google Pixel 2 smartphone
Review: Google Pixel 2 smartphone

Review: Google Pixel 2 smartphone

It's impossible to predict whether Google's brand-new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will fare better than last year's well-reviewed but poor selling first-generation models....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:59:56
Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro
Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro

Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:35:30
What to expect from the latest Windows update
What to expect from the latest Windows update

What to expect from the latest Windows update

When Microsoft last updated Windows 10, the company said its vision was "to empower the creator in all of us". ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:28:05
Joe Bennett: Are we about to hit the self-destruct button?
Joe Bennett: Are we about to hit the self-destruct button?

Joe Bennett: Are we about to hit the self-destruct button?

OPINION: I put the beers on the little table, pushed one across to him....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00
3-D technology to light a fire under retail perceptions
3-D technology to light a fire under retail perceptions

3-D technology to light a fire under retail perceptions

And we thought online shopping was the retail revolution of our time....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00
'Defining year' for tech industry sees total revenue top $10b for first time
'Defining year' for tech industry sees total revenue top $10b for first time

'Defining year' for tech industry sees total revenue top $10b for first time

New Zealand top technology companies have passed $10 billion in combined sales for the first time and have employed an extra 4000 people....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:00
Facebook 'hack' targeting New Zealand passwords shut down
Facebook 'hack' targeting New Zealand passwords shut down

Facebook 'hack' targeting New Zealand passwords shut down

A Facebook hack targeting New Zealand users has been fixed....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:58:15
Waikato mother given taxi ride in elaborate phone scam
Waikato mother given taxi ride in elaborate phone scam

Waikato mother given taxi ride in elaborate phone scam

It wasn't until she'd bought $1900 worth of vouchers that Dimpi Nirmal​ suspected she was being conned. ...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:39:13
Huawei launches three Mate 10 models with a focus on artificial intelligence
Huawei launches three Mate 10 models with a focus on artificial intelligence

Huawei launches three Mate 10 models with a focus on artificial intelligence

Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone that has several artificial intelligence features....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:05:18
Major flaw threatens most wi-fi networks, warns cyber watchdog
Major flaw threatens most wi-fi networks, warns cyber watchdog

Major flaw threatens most wi-fi networks, warns cyber watchdog

Spark is racing to get patches to prevent its New Zealand wi-fi users being hit by a newly discovered vulnerability affecting nearly every modern, protected wi-fi network....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:03:05
It's no use tooting the horn. The robot at the wheel can't hear you
It's no use tooting the horn. The robot at the wheel can't hear you

It's no use tooting the horn. The robot at the wheel can't hear you

As vehicle accidents go, it wasn't much: 12 minutes before noon on a cool June day, a Chevrolet Bolt was rear ended as it crawled from a stop light in downtown San Francisco....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:20:02
The tide is turning against tech giants
The tide is turning against tech giants

The tide is turning against tech giants

OPINION: The no-holds-barred run of tech giants may be coming to an end as governments and consumers push back against their growth and behaviour....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:53:39
iPhone 7 sales up as buyers focus on price rather than latest features
iPhone 7 sales up as buyers focus on price rather than latest features

iPhone 7 sales up as buyers focus on price rather than latest features

We all know the drill: Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone, and eager buyers rush to pick it up....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:10:12
Virtual assistants are always listening, and I don't care
Virtual assistants are always listening, and I don't care

Virtual assistants are always listening, and I don't care

OPINION: Hey, Google. I don't care that you're listening....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:13:37
Facebook phishing scam may collect passwords, Netsafe warns
Facebook phishing scam may collect passwords, Netsafe warns

Facebook phishing scam may collect passwords, Netsafe warns

Kiwis caught out by a recent Facebook hack should change their passwords on other websites, as they may have been compromised, Netsafe warns....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:05:22
Online platform connects consumer to producer for fresh food
Online platform connects consumer to producer for fresh food

Online platform connects consumer to producer for fresh food

A farmers' market with a difference is about to open - but you'll have to pre-order online first....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:50:29
Vodafone launches internet TV
Vodafone launches internet TV

Vodafone launches internet TV

Vodafone has launched a TV service which brings Sky TV, free-to-air and a range of online and app-based entertainment services, including Netflix, together in one set-top box system....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:48:30
How Twitter went from banal to brutal
How Twitter went from banal to brutal

How Twitter went from banal to brutal

OPINION: Last week Duncan Garner quit Twitter in a huff, after a column he wrote about immigration attracted a storm of moral outrage....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:32:41
 
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