Europe reaches a deal on the world's first comprehensive AI rules

The OpenAI logo is displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT's Dall-E ...

The eventual law wouldn’t fully take effect until 2025 at the earliest, but threatens stiff financial penalties for violations of up to $61 million or 7% of a company's turnover.

ACC system could be down for two weeks after 'fraudulent access' video

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A paralysed man who relies on ACC payments says he doesn't know when he will get paid over the Christmas holiday period.

Law about water meters written by ChatGPT approved in Brazil

The ChatGPT logo is seen in this illustration photo.

The legislation wasn't the product of days of brainstorming sessions and policy discussions, instead it was written in 15 seconds.

ChatGPT is a year old, here's how it's changed us video

ChatGPT has gone from a niche online tool to 100 million monthly active users, in 12 months.

Newsable: No need to sing it happy birthday, ChatGPT can do that itself, in every language there is.

Road test: Tesla's cheapest car gets new face, new controversies video

Expect to see plenty of these new-look Tesla Model 3s on local roads in a few months' time.

Tesla's most affordable model has been updated, and we've driven it on New Zealand soil. Here's what we like, and what we don't.

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Google to start deleting accounts in December

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Have a Google account you haven't used in a while? Here's what you need to know to save it from being deleted.

Meta ‘knowingly designed platforms to hook kids’, document claims

Meta said in a statement to The Associated Press that the complaint misrepresents its work over the past decade to make ...

Court document claims the Facebook parent deliberately engineered its platforms to hook kids and only disabled a fraction of the millions of accounts it received complaints about.

The autonomous Oxin easing vineyard staff shortages video

Smart Machine Oxin autonomous viticulture vehicle ic capable of mulching, herbicide spraying, mowing, canopy trimming ...

Day and night, fleets of driverless vehicles are mowing, mulching, cultivating, spraying weeds and plucking leaves in Pernod Ricard vineyards.

Tesla's new Model 3 makes NZ debut: Up close and personal with Elon's latest EV video

It might look a lot like the old one, but Tesla says the new Model 3 is constructed out of 55% new parts.

Tesla's groundbreaking electric sedan cops its first big update, shown off to customers for the first time in Auckland.

Competition means better value mobile data

Rocket Mobile takes off, driving telecoms competition and price pressure.

Rocket Mobile takes off, driving telecoms competition and price pressure.

What happened at OpenAI? The Sam Altman saga, explained

Sam Altman was ousted from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, the company he co-founded and then brought back in.

Over the course of a dramatic five days for the booming artificial intelligence industry, the prominent AI leader Sam Altman was ousted from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI.

Newsable: I tried AI Coke, here’s what it tastes like video

The results are in. AI generated coke recipe at no risk of putting putting human "fizz-acists" out of work.

Forget ChatGPT, AI is taking on fizzy drinks these days so Newsable tries some

OpenAI to reinstate Sam Altman after staff revolt

Sam Altman. Anger at his sacking led to the majority of staff threatening to quit, which prompted OpenAI to launch ...

OpenAI’s co-founder Sam Altman has agreed to return as chief executive after a power struggle with the ChatGPT-maker’s board, less than five days after his dramatic sacking.

‘I warned Mark Zuckerberg teens weren’t safe on Instagram – he ignored me’

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Instagram-owner Meta is “fundamentally misleading” the public about the safety of its picture-sharing app for teens, a former executive-turned-whistleblower has said.

Can you spot the AI impostors?

Can you spot the AI impostors? We found AI faces can look more real than actual humans

Artificial intelligence has reached an astounding level of realism, to the point that some tools can even fool people into thinking they are interacting with another human being.

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ChatGPT is a year old, here's how it's changed us video

ChatGPT has gone from a niche online tool to 100 million monthly active users, in 12 months.

Newsable: No need to sing it happy birthday, ChatGPT can do that itself, in every language there is.

Last day to save your Gmail account

Google announced in an August email to users that if their Google account has been inactive for two years, meaning it hasn't been signed into or used, it will be deleted.

Competition means better value mobile data

Can you spot the AI impostors?


Apple's fake-suede iPhone case dubbed biggest dud of 2023 video

Apple’s new iPhone case has not impressed fans.

The fabric, which Apple calls FineWoven, has been panned for being prone to scratches and stains.

Apple introduces iPhone 15 with USB-C, Apple Watch with ‘double-tap’

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro have been announced at an event in California.

The phones have the same charging cable used for Macs and iPads, as well as a new 48MP main camera, allowing for sharper shots and a clearer 5x zoom.

Apple sets release date for iPhone 15 and new watches video

A render of the iPhone 15 Pro by Hans Choi, showing the rumoured USB-C port.

Apple is under more pressure than usual with this iPhone launch, which is set for mid-September.

Spaceplanes and AI-powered hip replacements among Hi-Tech winners

Dawn Aerospace's Mark II Aurora unmanned space plane at Glentanner Aerodrome near Aoraki/Mt Cook during test flights in ...

There was no shortage of cutting-edge tech at the Hi-Tech Awards, but it was a company focused on inventory management that took out the top prize.


Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer has been leaked early

Grand Theft Auto X is being primed for a 2025 release date.

The sixth edition of the popular game series is the first in ten years and is being teased for a 2025 release.

Discover next generation of creative talent video

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Third year Southern Institute of Technology students will be showcasing the projects they’ve been working on at Te Rau o Te Huia CreatorCon 2023 on Friday.

Grand Theft Auto 6: The world's most hyped video game is finally coming video

Rockstar Games are finally releasing the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6.

When GTA5 arrived, the game was considered ahead of its time, and leaves big shoes for Rockstar Games to fill and improve on.

Five Nights At Freddy's movie gets the most out of a very thin idea video

Josh Hutcherson and Piper Rubio impress in Five Nights at Freddy’s.

REVIEW: This is funny, has a couple of terrific jump scares, has a surprisingly involving script and showcases a young star in the making.

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Twitter's new X sign taken off HQ after blinding neighbours

The new "X" sign in downtown San Francisco hasn’t impressed everyone.

"This is my life now" one neighbour posted, with a video of the huge new sign sending flashes of light into his apartment. He wasn't the only one.

More than half of Threads users have already stopped using it

Has the shine warn off Threads already?

Meta’s new social media app has struggled to hold the attention of users, despite its record-breaking launch last month.

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a safer internet video

63% of New Zealanders are either extremely or very concerned that the internet is used to share dangerous or ...

OPINION: Regulation aimed at online harm may help to protect our most marginalised citizens.

Meta's Threads tops 100 million users in just 5 days, Zuckerberg says

Meta's new text-based social network Threads has eclipsed 100 million users in its first five days.

The app is now among the most used social media platforms in the United States, rivalling even TikTok.


Musk's X tests $1 fee for new users in New Zealand in bid to target spam video

Elon Musk bought X a year ago and has introduced a slew of changes.

Elon Musk's social media platform X has begun charging a $1 fee to new users in New Zealand and the Philippines, in a test designed to cut down on spam and fake accounts.

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'Stay away from AI boss-ware that monitors staff' - tech giants say video

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After a worker was sacked for averaging just 54 keystrokes per hour, Slack and Salesforce have a warning for employers.

RIP Covid tracer app - gone but not forgotten video

Covid tracer app may have only been with us for three short years, but left a lasting impression on us all.

It’s time to bid farewell to our pocket friend that was more than just an app. It was a confidante, a protector, a reminder of the unnecessary late night trips for snacks.

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