Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) review

Amazon’s Echo Show 10 is an unfamiliar-looking smart home device with familiar Alexa features.

REVIEW: Amazon’s Echo Show 10 is an unfamiliar-looking smart home device with familiar Alexa features.

New method screening for breast cancer video

University of Canterbury PhD student Jessica Fitzjohn and supervisor Professor Geoff Chase are working on a new tool for ...

A Canterbury student is developing an alternative to the mammogram for detecting the most common cancer facing Kiwi women.

Loneliness and rage of the internet's new rock stars

Tyler Steinkamp prepares for his daily Twitch stream on October 29 at his home in Missouri in the US.

Ten hours a day, streamers are broadcasting lives of obsession and wealth for an unforgiving crowd. Here's what it's like to stay up all night with a Twitch millionaire.

Jack Dorsey leaves Twitter: What next?

The Twitter logo appears above a trading post at the New York Stock Exchange, after the company announced co-founder ...

OPINION: News that Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive is neither surprising nor a bad thing.

Destination Mars: The future of interactive theatre video (spoiler)

The cast of Destination Mars, from left, Isadora Lao, Arlo Gibson, Hannah Kelly, Joel Baxendale and Emma Katene.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go on a mission to Mars, a new interactive experience will take you there.

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Earthquake damage risk in Wellington greater than first thought video

The ground beneath Wellington could be putting the city at an increased risk of destructive shaking during an ...

A thick soft sediment layer beneath the city will increase shaking during a quake, particularly along the waterfront, new research shows.

Tech M&A activity grows to $11b over 15 years video

Software-as-a-service could become an even bigger part of the economy, according to Clare Capital founder Mark Clare.

New Zealand has benefited from more than $11 billion of technology merger and acquisition activity since online marketplace Trade Me was sold for $750 million in 2006, according to Wellington investment bank Clare Capital.

No, you're not paranoid to cover your webcam

It's unlikely that cybercriminals are sitting on the other end of a webcam watching you fold towels, but that doesn't ...

But the cameras you can't cover on your device are scarier, writes Tatum Hunter.

Digital Identity in New Zealand: Technical choices have human impacts

For many people, the vaccine pass is likely to be their first experience with a digital identity system.

OPINION: The approach taken to rolling out My Vaccine Pass is an example of how a digital identity system can potentially harm and exclude people.

Twitter plots a future without Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2020.

"The company is ready to move on from its founders,” explained Twitter's CEO. “About time,” was the grumpy reaction of stockmarket analysts.

Smart tech to eliminate 'pain point' from EV charging video

Genesis Energy has developed new software to link Evnex’s smart chargers to its app to allow owners to select the ...

Two New Zealand companies are teaming up use technology to make charging EVs easier.

New Twitter CEO steps out from behind the scenes

New Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal first joined the San Francisco-based company in 2011 and was made chief ...

Chief technology officer Parag Agrawal has stepped into Jack Dorsey's shoes, taking on one of Silicon Valley's most politically volatile jobs.

Jack Dorsey will step down as Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down.

The co-founder of Twitter will step down as chief executive of the social media platform.

Feeling nostalgic? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open

Mobile phones sure have changed – check them out for yourself at The Mobile Phone Museum online.

Want to pay a virtual visit to your phones of old? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open, albeit for the moment purely virtual.

Vaccine Pass an example of what happens when you rush a tech project

Vaccine passes containe a QR code that is unique to the individual using it.

OPINION: Anyone who’s tried to launch a new website, or app, anything tech-related, will know how long even the simplest of jobs can take.

digital living

Loneliness and rage of the internet's new rock stars

Tyler Steinkamp prepares for his daily Twitch stream on October 29 at his home in Missouri in the US.

Ten hours a day, streamers are broadcasting lives of obsession and wealth for an unforgiving crowd. Here's what it's like to stay up all night with a Twitch millionaire.

Apple’s vision of wireless-charging convenience sounds awful

OPINION: The environmental cost of over-the-air charging would far outweigh any small gains in convenience.

No, you're not paranoid to cover your webcam

Bluetooth vulnerabilities

gadgets

Feeling nostalgic? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open

Mobile phones sure have changed – check them out for yourself at The Mobile Phone Museum online.

Want to pay a virtual visit to your phones of old? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open, albeit for the moment purely virtual.

MacBook Pro 14-inch review

MacBook Pro has the longest battery life ever on a Mac – allowing users to do more on the go than ever before.

REVIEW: The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is a high-end laptop with so much power (thanks to the M1 Pro chip inside) that it's overkill for the majority of consumers.

Apple will start selling the parts you need to fix your iPhone in early 2022

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with ...

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with some help from Apple itself.

Robot vacuums can avoid dog poo - but that's not all they can see

Roomba j7+, the latest version of iRobot's popular home vacuum, claims to give customers "even more control over their ...

Turns out eliminating the potential for smearing comes with a catch: a camera taking pictures all over your home.

Games

Porsche's latest Gran Turismo concept is a glimpse at its EV future video

This is Porsche’s first-ever Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

Porsche has revealed a new electric concept for the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 video game, and it offers a sneak peek at what the manufacturer could be planning for its upcoming EVs.

Online tournament site launched for Esports gamers

Victory Up hosts well-being seminars for players at school across New Zealand.

A Wellington company has taken up the cudgels for online gamers.

How Grand Theft Auto trilogy got updated for a new generation

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Game developers had the challenge of matching players' nostalgic memories of the original games.

'Forza Horizon 5' will convince you to love racing games video

Throwing totally different types of cars up against each other has always been Forza Horizon’s style.

'Forza Horizon 5' has arrived, and even if you aren't a fan of racing games, it may just convince you to be.

social networking

Twitter plots a future without Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2020.

"The company is ready to move on from its founders,” explained Twitter's CEO. “About time,” was the grumpy reaction of stockmarket analysts.

Lush Cosmetics becomes anti-social video

Lush is boycotting social media.

Cosmetics brand Lush is boycotting social media until platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, take action to provide a safer environment for users.

No, Facebook won't own the metaverse

Seen on the screen as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address where he talked up his latest passion – ...

OPINION: Facebook follows Microsoft, the real master of this strategy, as it attempts to put as much distance between itself and its brands.

Facebook: Face-recognition going, deleting 1 billion faceprints

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data (generic file photo).

Researchers and privacy activists have spent years raising questions about the tech industry's use of face-scanning software.

apps

Jack Dorsey will step down as Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down.

The co-founder of Twitter will step down as chief executive of the social media platform.

New money app for kids

Kids will be laughing all the way to the app, with SquareOne

SPONSORED: A new app for kids allowing them to create a strong foundation for lifelong financial well-being.

New ride-share site links commuters and drivers with seats to spare video

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Todd Foster and Claudia Grave are developing Hitcharide a web system for commuters ...

Each day 5.5 million empty seats travel to work, contributing to congestion and climate issues. A new carpooling platform aims to change that.

'Milestone': Ancient Greece brought into the 21st century

The image of an ancient temple is reflected on a mixed-reality HoloLens headset.

What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

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