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How Silicon Valley's blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us
How Silicon Valley's blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us

How Silicon Valley's blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us

OPINION: It was Christmas Eve 2014 when Eric Meyer logged onto Facebook, expecting the usual holiday photos and well-wishes from friends and families. Instead, Facebook showed him an ad f...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:39:00
US federal regulators repeal net neutrality rules in sweeping deregulation
US federal regulators repeal net neutrality rules in sweeping deregulation

US federal regulators repeal net neutrality rules in sweeping deregulation

US federal regulators have voted to allow internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites - and block or slow down others - in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era re...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:52:37
Wi-fi calling review: the verdict on wi-fi calling
Wi-fi calling review: the verdict on wi-fi calling

Wi-fi calling review: the verdict on wi-fi calling

Having recently launched wi-fi calling, 2degrees let me borrow a compatible phone to road test it....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00
Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results
Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

Microsoft has rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarises the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and anoth...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:26:59
Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics
Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:51:24
Bitcoin set to create third type of money
Bitcoin set to create third type of money

Bitcoin set to create third type of money

In the long history of money, there have been essentially two kinds....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:31:13
Facebook to book NZ advertising sales revenues here, not in Ireland
Facebook to book NZ advertising sales revenues here, not in Ireland

Facebook to book NZ advertising sales revenues here, not in Ireland

Facebook says it will book the revenues it earns from selling advertising to Kiwi companies in New Zealand in future. The change is part of worldwide move by Facebook to restructure its a...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:28:51
My best friend turned into an internet troll
My best friend turned into an internet troll

My best friend turned into an internet troll

OPINION: When most people think of the word "troll", they probably picture some kind of faceless keyboard warrior, huddled over a laptop, hurling out insults....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:58:03
UN-backed body 'right' to single out New Zealand as an e-waste laggard
UN-backed body 'right' to single out New Zealand as an e-waste laggard

UN-backed body 'right' to single out New Zealand as an e-waste laggard

New Zealand deserves being "named and shamed" in a United Nations-backed report on e-waste, says campaigner Laurence Zwimpfer. ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:22:12
Surface Book 2 review: the ultimate laptop for work and play
Surface Book 2 review: the ultimate laptop for work and play

Surface Book 2 review: the ultimate laptop for work and play

The original Surface Book practically perfected the convertible laptop design, offering a great tablet experience while making sure the machine wasn't limited when you used it as a standar...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:46:29
Apple has its investment shoes on
Apple has its investment shoes on

Apple has its investment shoes on

Apple has made its second notable investment this week, the latest into the facial recognition technology company, Finisar....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:36:36
Top Google searches from 2017
Top Google searches from 2017

Top Google searches from 2017

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And 'Cash Me Outside'....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:10:38
Internet access improves the life of many. But these New Zealanders are being left behind
Internet access improves the life of many. But these New Zealanders are being left behind

Internet access improves the life of many. But these New Zealanders are being left behind

Until a few months ago, Anita Sauafea and her two children didn't have access to the internet at home. It just hadn't been a priority for the single mother, who works in the office of a lo...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:22:15
Spark rolls out IoT network
Spark rolls out IoT network

Spark rolls out IoT network

Spark has begun rolling out its low cost "internet of things" (IoT) network in a bid to lead the telecommunications industry....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:26:28
Auckland Harbour Bridge is about to become $10 million brighter
Auckland Harbour Bridge is about to become $10 million brighter

Auckland Harbour Bridge is about to become $10 million brighter

One of New Zealand's most strategic transport assets is getting $10 million brighter....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:46:03
Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam
Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:14:36
Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it
Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it

Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I'm not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experien...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:45:15
Why people make creepy YouTube videos aimed at kids
Why people make creepy YouTube videos aimed at kids

Why people make creepy YouTube videos aimed at kids

This blog was first published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:15:52
Bitcoin surges in first day of futures trading
Bitcoin surges in first day of futures trading

Bitcoin surges in first day of futures trading

Bitcoin prices surged as contract futures for the cryptocurrency began trading on Sunday evening (US time) on the CBOE Global Markets, the first traditional platform serving the currency. ...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:08:18
NZ companies embrace the revolutionary potential of blockchain
NZ companies embrace the revolutionary potential of blockchain

NZ companies embrace the revolutionary potential of blockchain

Blockchain experts are preparing government agencies and big businesses for what they believe will be one of the most revolutionary technologies of our time. The technology, which bears r...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:00
 
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