Google fined for misleading Aussie Android users about data collection

Google has been fined $66.2 million for misleading Australia's Android users about data collection.

Google didn’t tell some users about a data setting that let the tech giant use their personal location for targeted ads.

Motorola crashes the Samsung foldable party with the Razr 2022

Motorola has unveiled its new foldable phone.

In what we’re sure is an entirely coincidental move, Motorola has unveiled its new foldable, less than 24 hours after Samsung showed its hand.

'Micro-influencers' more influential than those with 1m followers video

Influencers with fewer than 100,000 followers are more influential than those with more than 1 million, a study has found.

Bigger isn’t always better in the social media sphere, new study indicates.

Samsung unveils new foldables, watches and buds

The Galaxy Z Fold 4.

At the inconsiderate time of 1am in Auckland, Samsung revealed the world’s worst-kept secrets at an event broadcast around the world.

Former Twitter worker convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

A jury found a former Twitter employee guilty on six counts.

In a spy case that spanned from Silicon Valley to the Middle East, a former Twitter employee, who access people's private data, has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia.

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This is the closest you’ll get to a PlayStation Vita 2

The buttons have the familiar circle, triangle, square and X icons, and it will fit everything from the iPhone 13 mini ...

REVIEW: Sony announced a partnership with the controller grip manufacturer Backbone to make a PlayStation-like version of the Backbone One grip for iPhones.

James Dyson on talented Kiwis, embracing failure, and what happened to the Dyson Car

One seriously expensive failure that Dyson highlights in his talk is the company’s revolutionary sounding electric car.

For someone who has earned billions over a lifetime of design and engineering, at 75, Sir James Dyson is very willing to accept that not everything he touches turns to gold.

Samsung’s new ‘Repair Mode’ set to stop nosy staff snooping

Samsung might have the answer to snooping staff.

Repair Mode lets users selectively disclose data to the staff via a mode that’s enabled in the Settings app.

Auckland Tiktoker taking the stress out of food inflation video

Emma Weber films Tiktok videos about meal prepping on her channel Emstoast.

Emma Weber is helping people to buy groceries on a budget.

MPs warned not to use TikTok video

TikTok is one of several major social media platforms that has agreed to a new code of conduct in Aotearoa, labelled ...

Politicians have been blocked from using the popular video app on work phones over fears their data could be accessed by China.

Call to ditch fireworks displays in favour of drone light shows video

A drone display over Sydney this year.

Wellington could join elite events like the Olympics, Super Bowl and Vivid Sydney in using tech for “progressive, greener” celebrations.

Do Facebook and Instagram even know what they want to be any more?

Both Instagram and Facebook have announced changes that suggest they view the threat of TikTok as existential.

A series of freaked out emails to try and make sense of a world-changing event that we’re sleep-walking into.

Legal loopholes around 'deepfakes' pose a threat to justice, police warn video

A deepfake video starred Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as Buttercup in The Princess Bride. Ardern has been the subject ...

Technology allowing Jacinda Ardern's face to be imposed on a Hollywood movie scene is the tip of an iceberg that could put future court cases at risk.

Instagram rolls back its platform changes following widespread user backlash

Instagram’s new changes have come under widespread criticism.

The head of Instagram says his team has paused the updates, which drew criticism from celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner as well as many regular users.

How much tech is too much tech for the kids? stuff nation

Efforts to limit technology use can cause conflicts between parents and children.

OPINION: Conflict with our children over access to internet, gaming, and social media, has brought us close to crisis.

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Google fined for misleading Aussie Android users about data collection

Google has been fined $66.2 million for misleading Australia's Android users about data collection.

Google didn’t tell some users about a data setting that let the tech giant use their personal location for targeted ads.

Samsung unveils new foldables, watches and buds

At the inconsiderate time of 1am in Auckland, Samsung revealed the world’s worst-kept secrets at an event broadcast around the world.

Apple might kill the headphone jack all over again

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James Dyson on talented Kiwis, embracing failure, and what happened to the Dyson Car

One seriously expensive failure that Dyson highlights in his talk is the company’s revolutionary sounding electric car.

For someone who has earned billions over a lifetime of design and engineering, at 75, Sir James Dyson is very willing to accept that not everything he touches turns to gold.

Samsung’s new ‘Repair Mode’ set to stop nosy staff snooping

Samsung might have the answer to snooping staff.

Repair Mode lets users selectively disclose data to the staff via a mode that’s enabled in the Settings app.

The Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) reviewed

The non-wedge design is the most revolutionary new feature of Apple’s M2 MacBook Air, and with its fast chip, it is a ...

REVIEW: The non-wedge design is the most revolutionary new feature of Apple’s M2 MacBook Air, and with its fast chip, it is a great ultraportable.

These robots were trained on AI— they became racist and sexist

Companies have been pouring billions of dollars into developing more robots to help replace humans for tasks. (File photo)

Researchers trained robots on artificial intelligence exhibited racist and sexist behavior, bringing concerns for the future of automation.

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Dunedin company develops new game using animal sounds to make music

Rachel Anson, left, and Stef Animal of Spookysoft Games in Dunedin, which released Animal Tracks, a free game for ...

Now you can drop some beats with your favourite New Zealand wildlife thanks to a new game.

Teen's Lego train world record confirmed video

Alex Blong, 14 from Auckland, breaks the Guinness World Record for the Lego train with the most carriages at Britomart ...

Auckland teenager Alex Blong has officially secured his Guinness World Record with a 101 carriage Lego train.

'Grand Theft Auto VI' will reportedly feature Latina woman protagonist, additional details revealed

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Though Rockstar’s 'Grand Theft Auto VI' is still a few years away, it’s now being reported that the game will feature a Latina woman in the lead.

Play on! Devoting hours to video games won't make you miserable - study

In a new study, people who felt like they wanted to play and for whom the experience was fun, gaming was linked to ...

Spending time playing computer games does not have a negative impact on mood, according to the largest study of its kind by the University of Oxford.

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Auckland Tiktoker taking the stress out of food inflation video

Emma Weber films Tiktok videos about meal prepping on her channel Emstoast.

Emma Weber is helping people to buy groceries on a budget.

Twitter is closing an Australian office, staff set to work from home

Australian staff in one Twitter office have been told they would be working from home indefinitely because the office ...

Twitter is believed to be shutting its Australian office, which had once occupied a whole floor of an office tower in Sydney’s CBD, as the short-form social network champions its flexible workplace policy.

Warning over social media news proves new media entity needed 'more than ever' video

The bill outlining the parameters of the new public media entity has passed its first hurdle in Parliament.

New research shows social media dominates news consumption, as legislation outlining the RNZ/TVNZ merger entity's charter passes its first reading.

Why are Instagram and YouTube so bad at copying TikTok?

The issue with Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts isn’t that they are copying TikTok – it’s that they are ...

OPINION: The issue with Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts isn’t that they’re copying TikTok – it’s that they’re extraordinarily bad at doing so.

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MPs warned not to use TikTok video

TikTok is one of several major social media platforms that has agreed to a new code of conduct in Aotearoa, labelled ...

Politicians have been blocked from using the popular video app on work phones over fears their data could be accessed by China.

Do Facebook and Instagram even know what they want to be any more?

Both Instagram and Facebook have announced changes that suggest they view the threat of TikTok as existential.

A series of freaked out emails to try and make sense of a world-changing event that we’re sleep-walking into.

Instagram rolls back its platform changes following widespread user backlash

Instagram’s new changes have come under widespread criticism.

The head of Instagram says his team has paused the updates, which drew criticism from celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner as well as many regular users.

Instagram is annoying its user base, but does it care?

Instagram has faced a backlash from its users to its recent changes.

In recent years, Instagram has rolled out a flurry of updates as it has sought to become an e-commerce powerhouse.

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