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    Elon Musk chokes up over most 'painful' year of his career

    Elon Musk chokes up over most 'painful' year of his career


    A choked up Elon Musk has described 2018 as the most painful and excruciating year of his career."This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career," Musk said in an hour long interview with The New...

    A choked up Elon Musk has described 2018 as the most painful and excruciating year of his career."This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career," Musk said in an hour long interview with The New York...
    A matter of fact: Fighting fake news in a post-truth world

    A matter of fact: Fighting fake news in a post-truth world


    As the Herald today joined other newspapers in denouncing the US President's attacks on the free press, a New Zealand researcher says the dangers of a "post-truth" world aren't just limited to Donald Trump's America. Dr Jess...

    As the Herald today joined other newspapers in denouncing the US President's attacks on the free press, a New Zealand researcher says the dangers of a "post-truth" world aren't just limited to Donald Trump's America. Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw...
    Revealed: New Zealand's most complained about companies

    Revealed: New Zealand's most complained about companies


    Ticket reselling platform Viagogo is New Zealand's most complained about retail company, receiving a whopping 400 complaints from consumers.From January 2017 to April 30 this year, the Swiss-based company received a total 345...

    Ticket reselling platform Viagogo is New Zealand's most complained about retail company, receiving a whopping 400 complaints from consumers.From January 2017 to April 30 this year, the Swiss-based company received a total 345 complaints...
    Roundup controversy and NZ: All you need to know

    Roundup controversy and NZ: All you need to know


    A US court case that linked Roundup to cancer has prompted more calls for a ban on the popular herbicide - but should it? Like a hardy thistle that won't die, debate surrounding cancer and the key chemical in one of the...

    A US court case that linked Roundup to cancer has prompted more calls for a ban on the popular herbicide - but should it? Like a hardy thistle that won't die, debate surrounding cancer and the key chemical in one of the world's...
    Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence on its roads and infrastructure?

    Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence on its roads and infrastructure?


    The Herald spoke to industry leaders Mahmood Hikmet, R&D Coordinator, Ohmio; Matthew Ensor, Business Director - Advisory, Beca Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology, Ports of Auckland; Ben Reid,...

    The Herald spoke to industry leaders Mahmood Hikmet, R&D Coordinator, Ohmio; Matthew Ensor, Business Director - Advisory, Beca Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology, Ports of Auckland; Ben Reid, Executive...
    New Zealand drone firm assists South African conservationists' fight against rhino poachers

    New Zealand drone firm assists South African conservationists' fight against rhino poachers


    South African anti-poaching units have a new weapon to use against rhino poachers, all thanks to Raglan-based drone company, Aeronavics.Recent studies estimate roughly 18,000 southern white rhino and 5500 black rhino are left...

    South African anti-poaching units have a new weapon to use against rhino poachers, all thanks to Raglan-based drone company, Aeronavics.Recent studies estimate roughly 18,000 southern white rhino and 5500 black rhino are left in...
    Domino's success everything to do with tech - not pizzas

    Domino's success everything to do with tech - not pizzas


    One week in early June, coinciding with a blast of cold weather and a weekday evening State of Origin match, Domino's hit a milestone. For the first time in a single week, two million pizzas and other dishes were ordered from...

    One week in early June, coinciding with a blast of cold weather and a weekday evening State of Origin match, Domino's hit a milestone. For the first time in a single week, two million pizzas and other dishes were ordered from the...
    Juha Saarinen: Auckland gets a peek at Tesla Model 3

    Juha Saarinen: Auckland gets a peek at Tesla Model 3


    COMMENT: The nearly affordable Tesla Model 3 has made it to New Zealand, but only to the company's Auckland showroom, and not local roads yet. Affordable is debatable since the Tesla Model 3 starts at US$35,000 ($53,400)....

    COMMENT: The nearly affordable Tesla Model 3 has made it to New Zealand, but only to the company's Auckland showroom, and not local roads yet. Affordable is debatable since the Tesla Model 3 starts at US$35,000 ($53,400). The...
    'I couldn't believe you could make that much money online': Getting rich from selling fake popularity

    'I couldn't believe you could make that much money online': Getting rich from selling fake popularity


    The internet has brought new meaning to the old adage, "Don't believe everything you read."From fake news and fake Twitter accounts to fake Instagram followers and fake Amazon reviews, the online world is awash with...

    The internet has brought new meaning to the old adage, "Don't believe everything you read."From fake news and fake Twitter accounts to fake Instagram followers and fake Amazon reviews, the online world is awash with forgery.The...
    Smartphone launch season is here. But no one seems to care

    Smartphone launch season is here. But no one seems to care


    Another Spring is fast approaching, and with it a new crop of smartphones. But if excitement over them seems a little muted this year, it's not just you.A PC Mag survey recently asked more than 1,500 people which smartphone...

    Another Spring is fast approaching, and with it a new crop of smartphones. But if excitement over them seems a little muted this year, it's not just you.A PC Mag survey recently asked more than 1,500 people which smartphone launch...
    Juha Saarinen: Swap out the Symantec dead certs now

    Juha Saarinen: Swap out the Symantec dead certs now


    COMMENT: If there's one thing the ICT industry has become better at over the years, it's the "information" part of the acronym that defines it.That doesn't get important messages out, as I noticed recently after my web...

    COMMENT: If there's one thing the ICT industry has become better at over the years, it's the "information" part of the acronym that defines it.That doesn't get important messages out, as I noticed recently after my web browser...
    Juha Saarinen: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note9

    Juha Saarinen: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note9


    COMMENT: The NZ Herald had the opportunity to try out a pre-production sample of the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 "phablet" (phone + tablet) and it's an impressive device for power users with deep pockets who want the latest and...

    COMMENT: The NZ Herald had the opportunity to try out a pre-production sample of the new Samsung Galaxy Note9 "phablet" (phone + tablet) and it's an impressive device for power users with deep pockets who want the latest and greatest...
    Comment: EPL is Spark's dress rehearsal to the Rugby World Cup

    Comment: EPL is Spark's dress rehearsal to the Rugby World Cup


    COMMENT: Spark's coup in scoring the English Premier League rights provides the company with an important testing ground ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.The recent hash-up across the ditch, where Optus angered an entire...

    COMMENT: Spark's coup in scoring the English Premier League rights provides the company with an important testing ground ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.The recent hash-up across the ditch, where Optus angered an entire nation...
    Countdown apologises after Christchurch store introduces airport-style scanning of suspected shoplifters

    Countdown apologises after Christchurch store introduces airport-style scanning of suspected shoplifters


    A rogue supermarket operator has been told by chain bosses to stop using airport-style handheld scanners to check for light-fingered shoppers. Countdown has apologised to shoppers of its Countdown Ferrymead store in...

    A rogue supermarket operator has been told by chain bosses to stop using airport-style handheld scanners to check for light-fingered shoppers. Countdown has apologised to shoppers of its Countdown Ferrymead store in Christchurch...
    Banks and retailers are tracking how you type, swipe and tap

    Banks and retailers are tracking how you type, swipe and tap


    When you are browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be...

    When you are browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as...
    Kiwi breakthrough could help us better understand universe

    Kiwi breakthrough could help us better understand universe


    A Kiwi physics experiment has managed to do what decades of international research hasn't - and its findings could help us better understand our universe.At the core of the breakthrough was the theory called the standard model...

    A Kiwi physics experiment has managed to do what decades of international research hasn't - and its findings could help us better understand our universe.At the core of the breakthrough was the theory called the standard model of...
    Investigation: Google watches your movements, even when users turn service off

    Investigation: Google watches your movements, even when users turn service off


    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your...

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location...
    Why tech CEO Matt Bodnar sacked himself

    Why tech CEO Matt Bodnar sacked himself


    The best choice Matt Bodnar made as CEO was sacking himself.As a CEO at the age of 25, Bodnar was living the dream — but after a few years, he realised it was "not all it's cracked up to be".Speaking to Entrepreneur ...

    The best choice Matt Bodnar made as CEO was sacking himself.As a CEO at the age of 25, Bodnar was living the dream — but after a few years, he realised it was "not all it's cracked up to be".Speaking to Entrepreneur magazine's...
    Six Chinese smartphone companies biting at the heels of Apple and Samsung

    Six Chinese smartphone companies biting at the heels of Apple and Samsung


    Apple and Samsung's domination of the smartphone world is being challenged like never before, with Chinese companies muscling in with cheaper and just as innovative devices.In an ominous sign for the tech titans - whose iPhone...

    Apple and Samsung's domination of the smartphone world is being challenged like never before, with Chinese companies muscling in with cheaper and just as innovative devices.In an ominous sign for the tech titans - whose iPhone and...
    The fast-moving world of gene-edited foods

    The fast-moving world of gene-edited foods


    In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot.The robot whirs like an arcade claw machine, dropping...

    In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot.The robot whirs like an arcade claw machine, dropping blips...