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    US$300m internet cable linking Northland to the world is open

    US$300m internet cable linking Northland to the world is open


    A 15,000km long fibre optic cable that landed at Mangawhai Heads in February is open for business, vastly improving the region's and country's digital capacity.The Hawaiki Cable, which links New Zealand from Mangawhai,...

    A 15,000km long fibre optic cable that landed at Mangawhai Heads in February is open for business, vastly improving the region's and country's digital capacity.The Hawaiki Cable, which links New Zealand from Mangawhai, Northland,...
    Tesla seeking cash from suppliers in hunt for profit

    Tesla seeking cash from suppliers in hunt for profit


    Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the automaker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.The plea raises questions about the company's cash position, which...

    Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the automaker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.The plea raises questions about the company's cash position, which has...
    Rural robots providing eyes and ears for electricity providers meaning less time with the lights out

    Rural robots providing eyes and ears for electricity providers meaning less time with the lights out


    They look like the robots from Pixar movie Wall-E and understand commands from their human bosses.And these machines could soon help Kiwis living rurally get their lights back on quicker.It can take hours for Transpower...

    They look like the robots from Pixar movie Wall-E and understand commands from their human bosses.And these machines could soon help Kiwis living rurally get their lights back on quicker.It can take hours for Transpower technicians...
    Kids today: Meet your future co-workers - Generation Z

    Kids today: Meet your future co-workers - Generation Z


    Move over Millennials, Gen Z are here. Aged under 24, these neo-digital natives have started graduating and turning up at workplaces near you — that's if they haven't skipped university to start a business online. They want...

    Move over Millennials, Gen Z are here. Aged under 24, these neo-digital natives have started graduating and turning up at workplaces near you — that's if they haven't skipped university to start a business online. They want flexible...
    Liam Dann: Dumbing down - New Zealand economy not getting smarter

    Liam Dann: Dumbing down - New Zealand economy not getting smarter


    COMMENT: For those hoping New Zealand is on a high-tech path to becoming a wealthier nation, our slide down the rankings in the Global Innovation Index should be cause for great concern.Back in 2012 we ranked as the 13th most...

    COMMENT: For those hoping New Zealand is on a high-tech path to becoming a wealthier nation, our slide down the rankings in the Global Innovation Index should be cause for great concern.Back in 2012 we ranked as the 13th most innovative...
    Q&A: Remembering Kiwi visionary Sir Paul Callaghan

    Q&A: Remembering Kiwi visionary Sir Paul Callaghan


    Six years on from Sir Paul Callaghan's death, a new documentary showing in Auckland this week is paying tribute to the visionary Kiwi scientist. Professor Shaun Hendy talked to science reporter Jamie Morton about his late...

    Six years on from Sir Paul Callaghan's death, a new documentary showing in Auckland this week is paying tribute to the visionary Kiwi scientist. Professor Shaun Hendy talked to science reporter Jamie Morton about his late mentor's...
    How Zoom2u founder solved the most annoying online shopping problem

    How Zoom2u founder solved the most annoying online shopping problem


    Rude phone calls are something most of us would like to avoid, but for serial entrepreneur Steve Orenstein, it led to a hugely successful company.A few years ago, Mr Orenstein was indulging in a fair bit of online shopping...

    Rude phone calls are something most of us would like to avoid, but for serial entrepreneur Steve Orenstein, it led to a hugely successful company.A few years ago, Mr Orenstein was indulging in a fair bit of online shopping when...
    Test shows how shark repellent deters hungry bull sharks

    Test shows how shark repellent deters hungry bull sharks


    This is the moment a dummy armed with shark repellents but stuffed with bait spends 14 minutes in the water, has 226 shark interactions and isn't attacked once.Feeding bull sharks circle but never pounce on the bobbing...

    This is the moment a dummy armed with shark repellents but stuffed with bait spends 14 minutes in the water, has 226 shark interactions and isn't attacked once.Feeding bull sharks circle but never pounce on the bobbing victim.Minutes...
    'Instagrammable space': Social media-inspired cafes set to open across New Zealand

    'Instagrammable space': Social media-inspired cafes set to open across New Zealand


    Cafes inspired by social media are set to pop up around Auckland this year.The first of five "Instagrammable" bubble tea cafes, similar to those popular in South Korea and Japan, is set to open in Takapuna in the North Shore...

    Cafes inspired by social media are set to pop up around Auckland this year.The first of five "Instagrammable" bubble tea cafes, similar to those popular in South Korea and Japan, is set to open in Takapuna in the North Shore this...
    Boeing faces significant setback with spacecraft it's designing to fly NASA astronauts

    Boeing faces significant setback with spacecraft it's designing to fly NASA astronauts


    The spacecraft Boeing plans to use to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station suffered a significant setback when, during a test of its emergency abort system in June, officials discovered a propellant leak, the...

    The spacecraft Boeing plans to use to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station suffered a significant setback when, during a test of its emergency abort system in June, officials discovered a propellant leak, the company...
    Why Facebook just suspended another data analytics firm

    Why Facebook just suspended another data analytics firm


    Facebook said it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments - including Russia, Turkey, and the US - in monitoring public sentiment, a more cautious approach in...

    Facebook said it suspended a longtime partner that had used data from Facebook and other social networks to assist governments - including Russia, Turkey, and the US - in monitoring public sentiment, a more cautious approach in the...
    Gadget expert says Apple 'deliberately slows down' its MacBook Pro

    Gadget expert says Apple 'deliberately slows down' its MacBook Pro


    Apple is deliberately slowing down its £2,700 ($5,210) MacBook Pro, according to a prominent gadget expert.The high-end notebook, which launched earlier this week, purportedly has problems with overheating and Apple is...

    Apple is deliberately slowing down its £2,700 ($5,210) MacBook Pro, according to a prominent gadget expert.The high-end notebook, which launched earlier this week, purportedly has problems with overheating and Apple is restricting...
    British mountaineer presumed dead after going missing in the Himalayas is found alive

    British mountaineer presumed dead after going missing in the Himalayas is found alive


    This is the incredible moment a British mountaineer presumed dead was found alive by a drone in the Himalayas.Rick Allen, 65, was spotted by the device on one of the world's highest mountains after he fell from an ice cliff...

    This is the incredible moment a British mountaineer presumed dead was found alive by a drone in the Himalayas.Rick Allen, 65, was spotted by the device on one of the world's highest mountains after he fell from an ice cliff and...
    Mark Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Mark Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot


    Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.Mark Zuckerberg's awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the...

    Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.Mark Zuckerberg's awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities...
    Weird Science: Why your first memory might be fake

    Weird Science: Why your first memory might be fake


    Whether it's a glimpse of a pool, a pet, or a parent, most of us have a first memory stored away in our brain.But when it comes to more vivid recollections of our earliest months, there's a good chance we're actually replaying...

    Whether it's a glimpse of a pool, a pet, or a parent, most of us have a first memory stored away in our brain.But when it comes to more vivid recollections of our earliest months, there's a good chance we're actually replaying a...
    Economy Hub: Stephen Tindall - life after The Warehouse

    Economy Hub: Stephen Tindall - life after The Warehouse


    (Full length unedited video interview is embedded below) He's Sir Stephen Tindall. Of course he is - a Knight of the Realm. It's only as we're driving away from the interview at his small Tindall Foundation office in...

    (Full length unedited video interview is embedded below) He's Sir Stephen Tindall. Of course he is - a Knight of the Realm. It's only as we're driving away from the interview at his small Tindall Foundation office in Takapuna...
    How we could make fruit taste - and look - better

    How we could make fruit taste - and look - better


    We could make our fruit and veges healthier, tastier - or even just different colours - by flicking a few switches in their genetic control boards, Kiwi scientists say.In a report published today in academic journal Trends...

    We could make our fruit and veges healthier, tastier - or even just different colours - by flicking a few switches in their genetic control boards, Kiwi scientists say.In a report published today in academic journal Trends in...
    The Aussie man suing tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

    The Aussie man suing tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo


    A Brisbane businessman is taking on the might of the world's largest search engine giants and believes he is the first in the world to sue Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.Jarrod Sierocki is suing them for defamation, angry that...

    A Brisbane businessman is taking on the might of the world's largest search engine giants and believes he is the first in the world to sue Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.Jarrod Sierocki is suing them for defamation, angry that the...
    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever


    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space today than it's ever done before.The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the...

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space today than it's ever done before.The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's...
    Rolls-Royce's plans for tiny bug-like robots to fix aircraft engines

    Rolls-Royce's plans for tiny bug-like robots to fix aircraft engines


    Rolls-Royce has demonstrated how tiny bug and snake-like robots could be used to fix aircraft engines.The company says the technology is at ''varying levels of maturity'' but says the robots could mean engine maintenance can...

    Rolls-Royce has demonstrated how tiny bug and snake-like robots could be used to fix aircraft engines.The company says the technology is at ''varying levels of maturity'' but says the robots could mean engine maintenance can be...