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    Virtual reality developer says blindness is an advantage not a barrier

    Virtual reality developer says blindness is an advantage not a barrier


    Somewhere out there is footage of a half-naked albino man running across a rooftop in central Auckland, while the house beneath him goes up in...

    Somewhere out there is footage of a half-naked albino man running across a rooftop in central Auckland, while the house beneath him goes up in flames.
    The ultimate mobile device? An Apple car is about to appear

    The ultimate mobile device? An Apple car is about to appear


    After CEO Tim Cook admitted last summer that Apple was indeed working on self-driving car technology, the company largely has remained mum on details. But with state permits to operate 55 autonomous cars in California US, it seems the iPhone maker could...

    After CEO Tim Cook admitted last summer that Apple was indeed working on self-driving car technology, the company largely has remained mum on details. But with state permits to operate 55 autonomous cars in California US, it seems the iPhone maker could be ready to try out some of its autonomous car tech on public roads.
    Facebook better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Facebook better at policing nudity than hate speech


    Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company...

    Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company says.
    Facebook suspends 200 apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal

    Facebook suspends 200 apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal


    Facebook said on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time) it had suspended roughly 200 apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into whether services on the site had improperly used or collected users' personal...

    Facebook said on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time) it had suspended roughly 200 apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into whether services on the site had improperly used or collected users' personal data.
    News Corp's war on Facebook is a decade in the making

    News Corp's war on Facebook is a decade in the making


    OPINION: The world's most powerful media company (which insists it's not a media company) is under siege - and the company that held that title for a very long time is leading the...

    OPINION: The world's most powerful media company (which insists it's not a media company) is under siege - and the company that held that title for a very long time is leading the charge.
    Robot dogs that freaked out people by opening doors may soon come to building near you

    Robot dogs that freaked out people by opening doors may soon come to building near you


    They look like they've scampered out of a thriller - sleek, four-legged robots vaguely resembling dogs, flinging open doors and evading attacks from the humans controlling...

    They look like they've scampered out of a thriller - sleek, four-legged robots vaguely resembling dogs, flinging open doors and evading attacks from the humans controlling them.
    What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

    What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?


    Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they're talking to a...

    Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they're talking to a robot.
    Trove of Russian-backed Facebook ads show 2016 strategy at work

    Trove of Russian-backed Facebook ads show 2016 strategy at work


    A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia's main goal was provoking discontent in the US, leading to and continuing beyond Donald Trump's election in...

    A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia's main goal was provoking discontent in the US, leading to and continuing beyond Donald Trump's election in 2016.
    Data privacy is a human right, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says

    Data privacy is a human right, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says


    The tech industry's mission shouldn't just be to invent new technology, but also to make sure that technology is responsible and...

    The tech industry's mission shouldn't just be to invent new technology, but also to make sure that technology is responsible and ethical.
    Robot fast-food chefs - hype or a sign of industry change?

    Robot fast-food chefs - hype or a sign of industry change?


    Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl - and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in...

    Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl - and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston.
    Twitter advises all users to change passwords after bug found

    Twitter advises all users to change passwords after bug found


    Twitter on Thursday encouraged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that revealed the passwords in an unencrypted form in an internal...

    Twitter on Thursday encouraged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that revealed the passwords in an unencrypted form in an internal log.
    Oculus Go is the first VR gadget you might actually buy

    Oculus Go is the first VR gadget you might actually buy


    REVIEW: If all the hype about virtual reality were true, you'd be reading this column through VR...

    REVIEW: If all the hype about virtual reality were true, you'd be reading this column through VR goggles.
    Addictive games warning over children in the thrall of Fortnite

    Addictive games warning over children in the thrall of Fortnite


    Highly addictive video games risk having a "damaging" impact on children's lives, Britain's Culture Secretary has warned after parents raised concerns about a hugely popular multiplayer "survival...

    Highly addictive video games risk having a "damaging" impact on children's lives, Britain's Culture Secretary has warned after parents raised concerns about a hugely popular multiplayer "survival shooter".