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Massey scientists 'stressed and anxious' as course cuts confirmed

Massey University has finally decided how it wants to shake up its sciences - slashing course offerings by nearly half and leaving many academics facing uncertainty.One senior scientist told the Herald their colleagues were feeling...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 4:04 pm

'Ditch high definition and new tech to fight climate change'

Scientists are urging people and firms to change the way they use technology to reduce emissions.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 1:01 pm

Web Summit: Oculus co-founder talks China and military AI

He offers his opinion on why tech firms are reluctant to work with US military.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 10:44 am

Hard-knock life: E-scooter operator offers ex-rentals for purchase

It's been a tough old life for some rental e-scooters - being kicked aside when they're blocking the middle of the pavement, getting biffed into the harbour or literally thrown on the scrapheap as "end of life" after only six...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 10:13 am

Amazon's Panorama box lets firms check if staff follow coronavirus rules

AWS Panorama adds a range of employee monitoring powers to existing workplace camera systems.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 7:34 am

Flaw allowed iPhone hacking remotely through wi-fi

The vulnerability has been fixed in an update since May this year.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 5:12 am

NHS Covid-19 and Zoom top Apple's iPhone 2020 app charts

The contact-tracing app was downloaded more times than TikTok and WhatsApp via Apple's store.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 3:18 am

DeepMind co-founder: Gaming inspired AI breakthrough

The discovery is expected to advance medical research in treating disease.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 2:26 am

Web Summit: Stricter rules for technology companies

An overhaul of European regulations will make them far stricter for unsafe products and hate speech online.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 1:29 am

Dua Lipa and other Spotify artists' pages hacked by Taylor Swift 'fan'

An apparent Taylor Swift fan defaced the artist pages for Lana Del Ray and Dua Lipa, among others.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 3 Dec 2020 | 1:26 am

Slack sold to business software giant for $27.7bn

The workplace messaging app's sale comes as the pandemic has increased the focus on remote work.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 2 Dec 2020 | 4:07 pm

The new ‘Nigerian princes’ of hacking?

BEC hacking is one of the most common types of cyber-attack and experts say Nigeria is its epicentre.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 2 Dec 2020 | 1:07 pm

Zoom sales up fourfold, but investors debate post-Covid success

Zoom's videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be able to build upon its recent success after a vaccine enables...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 1 Dec 2020 | 12:27 pm

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker can buy a third of Weta Digital

Facebook's first president, billionaire Sean Parker, has won consent from New Zealand's Overseas Investment Office to buy a third of Academy Award-winning Weta Digital which made The Lord of the Rings and Avatar possible.In a decision...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 1 Dec 2020 | 7:50 am

Metlink Snapper app breaks 10,000 downloads in Wellington

The keenly awaited Snapper app for iPhone had 10,000 downloads in its first 48 hours, and was number one in the app store for free and travel apps in Wellington in that time. As of Friday morning, the iOS app had more than 10,000...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 27 Nov 2020 | 12:16 pm

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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