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Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?

What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Oct 2021 | 12:09 pm

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Zealand-made vaccine booster trial to begin next year

New Zealand could begin trialling its own locally made Covid-19 booster shot as early as next year, as Kiwi scientists push closer to a home-grown, sustainable vaccine supply. While New Zealand's vaccine roll-out has relied on pharmaceutical...

Source: - Technology | 17 Oct 2021 | 11:18 am

Self-driving Waymo cars clog up dead-end San Francisco street

Waymo says its automated vehicles are following traffic orders when they enter the dead-end street.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Oct 2021 | 2:18 am

Apple takes down Quran app in China

The popular Islamic app was removed in the country, after an official request.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Oct 2021 | 1:50 am

Sea-like robots float at Tate Modern and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Oct 2021 | 12:47 am

Sunderland University cyber-attack fix date unknown

Officials say they "just do not know" when online services at Sunderland University will be fixed.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 11:29 pm

The Spinoff: Who are the New Zealanders holding out on getting vaxxed? Inside the Facebook groups

Originally published on The Spinoff. Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air. As Aotearoa scrambles to reach a 90 per cent vaccination rate, the spotlight has turned on those resisting the jab. In the latest instalment...

Source: - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 2:38 pm

Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibility

Huge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 12:40 pm

Microsoft Chief Digital Officer tops Powerlist

The Powerlist 2022 recognises the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in the UK.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 12:24 pm

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 9:14 am

YouTube U-turns over David Davis vaccination passports clip after protest

The site says "sometimes we make the wrong call" after being accused of attacking free speech.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 6:50 am

Facebook helps AI take a first-person view of life

It hopes artificial intelligence may one day tell you where on earth you've put your keys.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Oct 2021 | 6:12 am

Christchurch police issue warnings of Facebook Marketplace scam

Christchurch police are warning people buying and selling items on Facebook Marketplace to be wary of scammers.Christchurch police say they dealt with five cases where people created a fake Facebook profile and advertised a high-end...

Source: - Technology | 14 Oct 2021 | 7:55 pm

Under-fire Facebook adds new controls aimed at mass harassment

Facebook says it's introduced new anti-bullying controls aimed at protecting people - especially public figures - who are being harassed by multiple accounts at once.The social network says they come on top of new options to control...

Source: - Technology | 14 Oct 2021 | 10:59 am

Opinion: Nobel win overdue kudos for climate science

OPINION It is great news that two climate scientists, Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann, have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Along with his colleagues at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, Manabe...

Source: - Technology | 14 Oct 2021 | 10:11 am

To oldly go: William Shatner, TV's Captain Kirk, blasts into space

Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company.The...

Source: - Technology | 14 Oct 2021 | 7:07 am

Telco provider hits back with witty response following outage, offers to compensate customer 8c

Outrage over an internet outage has met with a witty response from the telco provider, who said customers would have lost about eight cents. At 7.40pm on Tuesday 2degrees broadband issued an update saying its service was down in...

Source: - Technology | 13 Oct 2021 | 10:12 am

Delta outbreak: Vodafone NZ offers all staff $100 and asks them to 'pay it forward' to local small businesses

Vodafone NZ is offering its 2000 or so staff $100 each to help out a local small business."We know lots of small and medium-sized businesses are doing it tough due to extended Covid lockdowns, so we're offering Vodafoners $100 to...

Source: - Technology | 12 Oct 2021 | 5:26 pm

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Does it matter if I bring forward my vaccination?

How does the vaccine build immunity? Why do we get two doses, and why has the Government reverted to recommending a three-week interval? Science reporter Jamie Morton explains. Why do we have vaccine intervals? Essentially,...

Source: - Technology | 12 Oct 2021 | 2:16 pm

Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms

Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo sharing app Instagram, and "nudging" teens if they are...

Source: - Technology | 11 Oct 2021 | 9:29 am

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm

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