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The big problem of building waste and how to tackle it

How better technology and regulation could cut the waste generated by the construction industry.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 10:56 am

Delta outbreak: Slingshot extends six months' free internet offer to supermarket workers, bus drivers, others

Slingshot is extending eligibility for its offer of six months' free broadband, valued at around $500, for workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.The Vocus-owned ISP says supermarket workers, delivery drivers, bus drivers, food...

Source: - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 8:21 am

Sir Clive Sinclair: Computing pioneer dies aged 81

The inventor, entrepreneur and ZX Spectrum creator died at his London home following a long illness.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 8:19 am

Sir Clive Sinclair: Tireless inventor ahead of his time

The prolific innovator invented the pocket calculator and the ill-fated Sinclair C5 electric car.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 7:30 am

File-sharing crackdowns from lawyers and police

Piracy is once again in the spotlight as rights holders threaten legal action for illegal streaming.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 3:43 am

OpenSea admits insider trading of NFTs it promoted

An employee was accused of buying digital art that would later be promoted on the homepage.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Sep 2021 | 1:12 am

Wikipedia blames pro-China infiltration for bans

The infiltration threatened the "very foundations of Wikipedia", BBC News is told.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Sep 2021 | 10:59 pm

Bitcoin protests in El Salvador against cryptocurrency as legal tender

The demonstrators burn Bitcoin machines, a week after the cryptocurrency became legal tender.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Sep 2021 | 12:55 pm

Deathloop reviews: 'Ingenious' shooter is a contender for game of the year

The action thriller, which takes place in a time loop, delights critics as it debuts on Playstation 5.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Sep 2021 | 8:11 am

Microsoft's passwordless plans lets users switch to app-based login

Microsoft says users can delete all passwords from their accounts and use a different login system.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Sep 2021 | 4:46 am

Three ex-US intelligence officers admit hacking for UAE

The three men allegedly helped a UAE-based firm break into computers and phones around the world.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Sep 2021 | 1:24 am

NZME partners with LiveRamp as it moves away from third-party cookies

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) will transition away from third-party cookies in a market-first partnership for New Zealand.The publisher of the New Zealand Herald has partnered with leading data connectivity platform...

Source: - Technology | 15 Sep 2021 | 3:01 pm

Reserve Bank hit with compliance notice from Privacy Commissioner over data breach

The Reserve Bank has suffered the ignominy of being the first organisation to be hit by a compliance notice under the new Privacy Act, which came into force in December last year.Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says an independent...

Source: - Technology | 15 Sep 2021 | 10:17 am

Apple unveils iPhone 13, new Watch and new iPads - the key features

Apple's 'California Streaming' event (re-watch it above) featured a new iPhone that runs to $2799 with its most fully-tricked out model, which doubles onboard storage to 1 terabyte, plus a new Watch, the ninth-generation iPad and...

Source: - Technology | 15 Sep 2021 | 5:00 am

Internet, cellphone reception restored on West Coast two days after bolt of lightning melts fibre cable

By Samantha Gee of RNZ Cellphone reception and internet connection has been restored for thousands of people on the West Coast.About 3500 people from Greymouth to Fox Glacier were without reception for more than 24 hours after...

Source: - Technology | 14 Sep 2021 | 4:07 pm

Cyber attack: Kiwibank and MetService still experiencing problems

Kiwibank customers continue to experience problems with the bank's online services. Customers this morning took to Facebook to express frustration at the situation, which lasted almost a week. "All I wanted to do is go get some...

Source: - Technology | 14 Sep 2021 | 3:33 pm

Mobile phones are covered in bacteria and viruses … and we never wash them

OPINION: Covid-19 has seen the world embrace sanitisers and formal hand washing procedures in our private lives like never before. But even as we've thought more and more about surfaces and the hands that touch them as vectors...

Source: - Technology | 14 Sep 2021 | 9:59 am

iPhones at risk: Apple releases emergency patch for iMessage vulnerabilty

Apple has released an emergency software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action.The researchers at the University...

Source: - Technology | 14 Sep 2021 | 9:12 am

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: 10 maps that reveal NZ's vulnerability

The whole of New Zealand is vulnerable to Covid-19 outbreaks – but some communities are much more than others. What does this disparity look like? And what are the inequities that drive them? Researchers Dr Matt Hobbs (University...

Source: - Technology | 13 Sep 2021 | 12:22 pm

Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak: Dangerous Delta liaisons an employment, legal risk

Delta lockdown liaisons might prove irresistible to some people - but the urge to break bubbles can have serious health, legal and employment consequences."People aren't going to stop having affairs just because it's lockdown,"...

Source: - Technology | 12 Sep 2021 | 5:00 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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