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Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever

The same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 11:07 am

Apple makes its latest iPhone & iPad software available for public testing - the goodies you'll find

If you want a sneak preview of Apple's latest iPhone and iPad software, the beta versions of iOS 14 and iPad OS 14 have just been made available for free public download (professional developers get it slightly earlier, but have...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 9:03 am

TikTok deleted 49 million 'rule-breaking' videos

A quarter of the deleted videos contained adult nudity or sexual acts.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 3:55 am

Elon Musk says full self-driving Tesla tech 'very close'

A future software update could activate full "level-five" autonomy in cars, the Tesla founder says.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 12:59 am

Ninja returns to YouTube to stream Fortnite

Fortnite star Ninja has returned to streaming after leaving Mixer.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 12:54 am

'UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei 5G ban imposed by 2023'

BT and Vodafone warn that users will face days without a mobile signal if a 2023 ban is imposed.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 12:40 am

Facebook bans 'Roger Stone disinformation network'

The ally of US President Donald Trump was convicted of lying to Congress.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Jul 2020 | 12:02 am

UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions

But universities reject that tests on online learning in China are accepting "censorship".

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 8:21 pm

Flying cars to be tested in Australia

Flying cars capable of reaching speeds of up to 300km/h will be tested in a new facility in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.NSW will spend just over NZ$1 million to build a "state-of-the-art" testing facility for the flying cars...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 7:23 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: NZ-made 'virus decoy' proves promising

Kiwi scientists have found a promising new treatment for Covid-19 – but say Government funding is needed to get it out of the lab and into human trials.A team led by Auckland Hospital immunologist Associate Professor Rohan Ameratunga...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 5:09 pm

Smartwatch hack could send fake pill reminders to patients

Researchers find a software security flaw that could easily be abused by hackers.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 11:15 am

The tech behind Virgin Orbit's mission to space

Marc Cieslak looks at how Virgin Orbit plans to launch its rockets from a plane.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 11:14 am

Loot boxes: I blew my university savings gaming on Fifa

How one teenager spent nearly £3,000 on his "addiction" to video game loot boxes.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 11:12 am

Broadband price rises: ISPs get stuck into 'tone deaf' Chorus

Retail internet providers Vodafone, Vocus and 2degrees say broadband price increases could be on the way, due to Chorus increasing the wholesale cost of the most popular UFB fibre plan. Read More A three-day week? NZ telcos...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 9:42 am

Govt unveils latest tech for NZ's great pest wipe-out

A predator-tracking camera, a new poison and a clever lure are among pest-busting tech just awarded nearly $2m in funding.They're part of a new generation of technology aimed at wiping out pests at landscape-scale – one of the critical...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Jul 2020 | 9:39 am

Mike Pompeo threatens to ban TikTok in US due to potential China surveillance

Mike Pompeo said he is considering banning viral video app TikTok, which has 65 million users in the US, because of concerns that the app could be forced to hand over user data to the Chinese government."We have worked on this very...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Jul 2020 | 9:52 am

NZ jobs lost as Scott Technology goes into recovery mode

Scott Technology has had to let go of 20 per cent of its global workforce, including 15 jobs in Dunedin, as a result of Covid-19 impacts.The company announced to the NZX yesterday it was continuing to recover after the April Alert...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Jul 2020 | 8:34 am

Scott Technology sees lumpy recovery in global market

Scott Technology is seeing an uneven recovery in its global markets, with the Asia Pacific returning to normal more rapidly than in the US and Europe. Still, the robotics and automation firm expects its earnings in the 12 months...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 10:40 am

Spark Sport brings in UK company for domestic cricket coverage

Spark Sport says it has appointed UK company Whisper as its production partner for its domestic cricket contract, which covers the next six seasons. Read More Sky launching broadband, issuing cheap shares to raise $157m No...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Jul 2020 | 8:33 am

Huawei faces UK 5G ban within months - report

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to begin phasing out the use of Huawei technology in Britain's 5G network as soon as this year, in a major about-turn, The Telegraph can disclose. Read More GCSB boss Andrew Hampton...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2020 | 10:00 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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