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    Order and pay for a coffee with a tap on the dash

    Order and pay for a coffee with a tap on the dash


    The car of the future will have powerful communication technology on board, that is something that is beyond...

    The car of the future will have powerful communication technology on board, that is something that is beyond doubt.
    Online groomer offers children money to play game on social media pages

    Online groomer offers children money to play game on social media pages


    Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media activity after a series of suspicious posts by a man offering money to children were made on community pages in Wellington and...

    Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media activity after a series of suspicious posts by a man offering money to children were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland.
    Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got was some dumb robots

    Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got was some dumb robots


    OPINION: I grew up in a house designed to withstand the apocalypse. I don't mean that in a "it was built really strong" kind of way, though it was made out of reinforced...

    OPINION: I grew up in a house designed to withstand the apocalypse. I don't mean that in a "it was built really strong" kind of way, though it was made out of reinforced concrete.
    $18.6m lost to internet scams just the 'tip of the iceberg', Internet NZ says

    $18.6m lost to internet scams just the 'tip of the iceberg', Internet NZ says


    Kiwis have lost more than $18.6 million to internet scams this year, but a cyber security expert believes the number is just the "tip of the...

    Kiwis have lost more than $18.6 million to internet scams this year, but a cyber security expert believes the number is just the "tip of the iceberg".
    More than 250 people worldwide have died taking selfies

    More than 250 people worldwide have died taking selfies


    The next time you're standing at the edge of a scenic cliff or on top of a waterfall, take care when you have the urge to snap a quick selfie. It could very well be the last thing you...

    The next time you're standing at the edge of a scenic cliff or on top of a waterfall, take care when you have the urge to snap a quick selfie. It could very well be the last thing you do.
    Facebook hack: Billions wiped off value, 'knock-on effect' feared after 50m accounts exposed

    Facebook hack: Billions wiped off value, 'knock-on effect' feared after 50m accounts exposed


    A major hack of Facebook has snowballed into a bigger problem – 50 million Facebook accounts have been hacked and victims could also have had accounts on thousands of other services such as Tinder, AirBnB and Spotify...

    A major hack of Facebook has snowballed into a bigger problem – 50 million Facebook accounts have been hacked and victims could also have had accounts on thousands of other services such as Tinder, AirBnB and Spotify compromised.
    Did Google lose its soul on the way to world domination?

    Did Google lose its soul on the way to world domination?


    It has revolutionised the internet and changed the way billions live, communicate and search for information. But when Google marks its 20th birthday this week it will be a strangely muted...

    It has revolutionised the internet and changed the way billions live, communicate and search for information. But when Google marks its 20th birthday this week it will be a strangely muted affair.
    ACC looks at 'chatbot' to master small talk

    ACC looks at 'chatbot' to master small talk


    There could be a silver lining to your next injury - the computer you talk to at ACC may have mastered the art of small...

    There could be a silver lining to your next injury - the computer you talk to at ACC may have mastered the art of small talk. 
    Reddit bans r/greatawakening board, home to QAnon conspiracy theorists

    Reddit bans r/greatawakening board, home to QAnon conspiracy theorists


    A popular Reddit board dedicated to promoting and discussing the QAnon conspiracy theory was banned from Reddit for "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy", Reddit...

    A popular Reddit board dedicated to promoting and discussing the QAnon conspiracy theory was banned from Reddit for "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy", Reddit said.
    'Weapons of Math Destruction' or a force for good?

    'Weapons of Math Destruction' or a force for good?


    OPINION: Data has the power to change lives, and not always for good.  It can help us to spot inequality, drive change and allow greater understanding of the lives of New Zealanders. ...

    OPINION: Data has the power to change lives, and not always for good.  It can help us to spot inequality, drive change and allow greater understanding of the lives of New Zealanders.   
    How to read e-books for nothing

    How to read e-books for nothing


    OPINION: Reading a paperback novel or magazine is a rare chance to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in a great...

    OPINION: Reading a paperback novel or magazine is a rare chance to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in a great story.