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Another quake-making 'slow slip' event is underway on NZ's East Coast

The second "slow-motion" earthquake to unfold beneath New Zealand within weeks appears to have driven a cluster of tremors north of Gisborne – including a 4.2 shake.What are called slow-slip earthquakes – a phenomenon observed only...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 12:03 pm

What is the Great Reset - and how did it get hijacked by conspiracy theories?

A global Covid recovery plan by the World Economic Forum has inspired false rumours about the creation of a tyrannical world government.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 11:41 am

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

The software mogul is found dead hours after a Spanish court allowed his extradition to the US on tax charges.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 9:09 am

Broadband wars: Vodafone ups the stakes with $55/month all-you-can-eat fixed-wireless

Vodafone has again upped the ante in the broadband wars, wiping the data cap from its $55 a month 4G fixed-wireless plan.Vodafone and Spark are pushing fixed-wireless hard in part because it's a much easier to setup, cheaper alternative...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 8:29 am

Controversial businessman John McAfee dead in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 8:19 am

Rembrandt's The Night Watch painting restored by AI

The canvas was trimmed in 1715 to fit between two doors in Amsterdam’s city hall.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 6:02 am

DeepMind uses AI to tackle neglected deadly diseases

The company’s technology maps out the shape of proteins, an otherwise costly and time-consuming process.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 1:51 am

Online Safety Bill 'catastrophic for free speech'

A new campaign claims it outsources internet policing to Silicon Valley.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 1:39 am

EU wants emergency team for 'nightmare' cyber-attacks

European Commission says recent ransomware attacks on US and Ireland have "focussed mind"

Source: BBC News - Technology | 24 Jun 2021 | 12:30 am

US government blocks Iran-affiliated news websites

The justice department says 36 websites linked to the Iranian government have been seized.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 10:38 pm

Smart devices for babies and parents tested

Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest gadgets and asks if they can reduce parents' stress.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 9:11 pm

Streaming TV giants face tighter UK regulation

The government also confirms a consultation into whether to privatise Channel 4.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 8:17 pm

Covid-19 air 'purifier' ad banned by watchdog

An advert which claimed an air purifier could kill off Covid cells is banned as misleading.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 3:40 pm

Sky signs new NRL deal, rebuffing Spark Sport interest in league

Sky TV says it has signed a new NRL deal covering games through to the end of 2027.The deal covers NRL, State of Origin and all the NZRL-run matches involving the Kiwis and the Kiwi Ferns rugby league teams."We commit to making...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 8:00 am

Egypt sentences TikTok star to 10 years in prison for 'human trafficking'

Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested a TikTok star who has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for her posts on social media. Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old Cairo University student who became an influencer on video-sharing app...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 Jun 2021 | 6:30 am

Cryptocurrencies plummet into dreaded 'death cross' phase

As if things weren't bad enough for crypto investors today, Bitcoin has hit a sinister-sounding new stage in its cycle — the dreaded death cross.This morning investors woke up to a world of hurt as major currencies crashed hard...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2021 | 3:30 pm

Vodafone makes 'final plea' to customers about to lose Tbox cable TV

Some 1500 Vodafone customers are about to experience a couch potato's worst nightmare: their TV screen going dark.The telco is making what it calls a 'final plea' to some 1500 customers still on its "Tbox" cable TV service, which...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2021 | 7:08 am

'It was definitely on my computer' - interview with an online child sex abuser and how he fits into an offender profile

He's not as contrite as one might expect. He's nowhere near as sorry as one might hope.One of the hundreds convicted for accessing child sexual abuse material online in recent years has spoken to the Herald of being shunned in the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Jun 2021 | 5:00 am

Opinion: How to stop Netflix from making annoying recommendations

You probably know that Netflix cheating is now a 'thing', taken seriously in more and more relationships. Partners who sneak off and watch the next two episodes of Line of Duty alone are morally reprehensible humans breaking an unspoken...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Jun 2021 | 1:47 pm

Nuclear fusion start-up backed by Jeff Bezos to build first reactor

A nuclear fusion start-up backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has picked Oxfordshire for its pilot nuclear plant in a bid to create a new source of abundant clean energy.General Fusion, a Canadian start-up, is hoping to crack the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Jun 2021 | 1:11 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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