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    With Team NZ in tow, Spark boss names 5G launch date, pressures govt

    With Team NZ in tow, Spark boss names 5G launch date, pressures govt


    Spark wants to launch a 5G mobile network on July 1, 2020, managing director Simon Moutter revealed this morning.Surrounded by members of Emirates Team NZ, the telco boss officially started a countdown clock today at his...

    Spark wants to launch a 5G mobile network on July 1, 2020, managing director Simon Moutter revealed this morning.Surrounded by members of Emirates Team NZ, the telco boss officially started a countdown clock today at his company's...
    NZ study reveals link between smell and obesity

    NZ study reveals link between smell and obesity


    New Zealand scientists have revealed a link between obesity and scent, finding that the better a person can smell, the more likely they are to be slim.Lead-author of the study, Dr Mei Peng, from the University of Otago's...

    New Zealand scientists have revealed a link between obesity and scent, finding that the better a person can smell, the more likely they are to be slim.Lead-author of the study, Dr Mei Peng, from the University of Otago's Department...
    Xero's Craig Hudson on the worst thing about corporate culture

    Xero's Craig Hudson on the worst thing about corporate culture


    In a new series, we put ten questions to leaders in everything from fashion to architecture, in association with Huawei. Next up Xero's NZ country director Craig Hudson. Craig Hudson is accounting company Xero's managing...

    In a new series, we put ten questions to leaders in everything from fashion to architecture, in association with Huawei. Next up Xero's NZ country director Craig Hudson. Craig Hudson is accounting company Xero's managing director...
    Follow the leader: What the flag debate revealed about our personal politics

    Follow the leader: What the flag debate revealed about our personal politics


    When it comes to issues as seemingly apolitical as changing the flag, the party leaders we back can still change the way we sway.That's according to a study published this month by Kiwi researchers, who used the much-debated...

    When it comes to issues as seemingly apolitical as changing the flag, the party leaders we back can still change the way we sway.That's according to a study published this month by Kiwi researchers, who used the much-debated flag...
    Artificial intelligence is 'shockingly' racist and sexist

    Artificial intelligence is 'shockingly' racist and sexist


    An MIT study has revealed the way artificial intelligence system collect data often makes them racist and sexist.Researchers looked at a range of systems, and found many of them exhibited a shocking bias.The team then...

    An MIT study has revealed the way artificial intelligence system collect data often makes them racist and sexist.Researchers looked at a range of systems, and found many of them exhibited a shocking bias.The team then developed...
    Watch: New iPad Pro easily bends, shatters

    Watch: New iPad Pro easily bends, shatters


    It's described as the most revolutionary tablet ever developed and costs thousands of dollars, but the new iPad Pro appears to have a structural vulnerability.An alarming video uploaded to YouTube shows a man conducting...

    It's described as the most revolutionary tablet ever developed and costs thousands of dollars, but the new iPad Pro appears to have a structural vulnerability.An alarming video uploaded to YouTube shows a man conducting various...
    Survey finds New Zealanders turning to online chat groups for a sense of community

    Survey finds New Zealanders turning to online chat groups for a sense of community


    Many Kiwis are waving goodbye to their neighbours as they reach for a computer or phone to build communities of the online age.Facebook groups and other online chat forums top a list of the communities considered most...

    Many Kiwis are waving goodbye to their neighbours as they reach for a computer or phone to build communities of the online age.Facebook groups and other online chat forums top a list of the communities considered most important...
    Weird Science: Why we remember names over faces

    Weird Science: Why we remember names over faces


    With the Christmas party season fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunities to relive the familiar, and excruciatingly-awkward, social situation of not being able to remember an acquaintance's name.This...

    With the Christmas party season fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunities to relive the familiar, and excruciatingly-awkward, social situation of not being able to remember an acquaintance's name.This cringe-worthy...
    Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Sponging up lithium to power smartphones

    Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Sponging up lithium to power smartphones


    COMMENT: Over the last two decades, the introduction of lithium-ion batteries has transformed the consumer electronics and electric transport industry. With increasing numbers of e-scooters and e-bikes hitting our streets as...

    COMMENT: Over the last two decades, the introduction of lithium-ion batteries has transformed the consumer electronics and electric transport industry. With increasing numbers of e-scooters and e-bikes hitting our streets as well...
    Oppo R17 Pro Review: The world's fastest charging smartphone

    Oppo R17 Pro Review: The world's fastest charging smartphone


    Oppo might be the biggest smartphone company you've never heard of. The company has the fifth largest global market share and officially launched in New Zealand last year. Their latest offering is the R17 Pro, marketed as having...

    Oppo might be the biggest smartphone company you've never heard of. The company has the fifth largest global market share and officially launched in New Zealand last year. Their latest offering is the R17 Pro, marketed as having the...
    Sky TV jabs back against Spark, bolstering its football lineup

    Sky TV jabs back against Spark, bolstering its football lineup


    Sky TV has moved to bolster its football line up following Spark's move to grab English Premier League rights for the next three seasons.Director of sport Richard Last says Sky has signed a series of new deals, including...

    Sky TV has moved to bolster its football line up following Spark's move to grab English Premier League rights for the next three seasons.Director of sport Richard Last says Sky has signed a series of new deals, including rights...
    Vodafone pleads guilty to some FibreX charges, will contest others

    Vodafone pleads guilty to some FibreX charges, will contest others


    Vodafone has pleaded guilty to nine charges brought by the Commerce Commission over its "FibreX" service, but will contest a further 18 related to allegedly misleading marketing. MORE: Commerce Commission opens investigation...

    Vodafone has pleaded guilty to nine charges brought by the Commerce Commission over its "FibreX" service, but will contest a further 18 related to allegedly misleading marketing. MORE: Commerce Commission opens investigation into...
    Craigs becomes NZX Wealth Technologies' first customer

    Craigs becomes NZX Wealth Technologies' first customer


    Craigs Investment Partners has become NZX's first external customer for a new wealth technologies platform which offers a combined registry, administration and custodial service.Craigs has moved $950 million of its total $16...

    Craigs Investment Partners has become NZX's first external customer for a new wealth technologies platform which offers a combined registry, administration and custodial service.Craigs has moved $950 million of its total $16 billion...
    Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

    Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer


    Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also...

    Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in...
    ACC on board as Rocket Lab raises $206m

    ACC on board as Rocket Lab raises $206m


    Rocket Lab says it has raised US$140m ($206m) in a Series E funding round - with ACC's investment fund and Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1 among those who chipped in funds.ACC is a newcomer to Rocket Lab, and its presence will help...

    Rocket Lab says it has raised US$140m ($206m) in a Series E funding round - with ACC's investment fund and Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1 among those who chipped in funds.ACC is a newcomer to Rocket Lab, and its presence will help address...
    Top scientist pays tribute to late brother with medal win

    Top scientist pays tribute to late brother with medal win


    A leading Kiwi scientist says his receiving a top medal was a special way to pay tribute to the research of his own late brother.Professor Warren Tate, of Otago University's Department of Biochemistry, was today presented the...

    A leading Kiwi scientist says his receiving a top medal was a special way to pay tribute to the research of his own late brother.Professor Warren Tate, of Otago University's Department of Biochemistry, was today presented the Marsden...
    The mistake that brought down Nokia's mobile empire

    The mistake that brought down Nokia's mobile empire


    If you're like me and can remember a time before the internet, you probably had a Nokia mobile phone.Small, portable, cool and seemingly indestructible, Nokia was the undisputed king of the mobile market.A small group of...

    If you're like me and can remember a time before the internet, you probably had a Nokia mobile phone.Small, portable, cool and seemingly indestructible, Nokia was the undisputed king of the mobile market.A small group of technicians...
    It's official: Aussies are envious of our broadband

    It's official: Aussies are envious of our broadband


    COMMENT Our Australian cousins look down their noses at us on so many fronts. Broadband used to be one. No longer. The Aussies are now envious of our internet."New Zealanders will soon be getting internet speeds 20 times...

    COMMENT Our Australian cousins look down their noses at us on so many fronts. Broadband used to be one. No longer. The Aussies are now envious of our internet."New Zealanders will soon be getting internet speeds 20 times faster...
    Xero buys UK firm for $10m, MYOB takes local lead

    Xero buys UK firm for $10m, MYOB takes local lead


    Xero has bought Instafile for £5.25 million ($10m) in a deal designed to boost its presence in the UK market.The cloud accounting software company already has a strong presence in Britain. In its half-year result announced...

    Xero has bought Instafile for £5.25 million ($10m) in a deal designed to boost its presence in the UK market.The cloud accounting software company already has a strong presence in Britain. In its half-year result announced last...
    How plants could power better batteries

    How plants could power better batteries


    Could plants be the key to safer, greener batteries?A New Zealand-led research team has created a new electrolyte – one of several key parts in a battery, acting as a conductor for electricity.Professor Thomas Nann, of the...

    Could plants be the key to safer, greener batteries?A New Zealand-led research team has created a new electrolyte – one of several key parts in a battery, acting as a conductor for electricity.Professor Thomas Nann, of the MacDiarmid...