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    Is your password on this list? It might be time for an update


    Despite hacks and data breaches becoming commonplace, it seems most people are still picking a password based on convenience rather than security. A study of 61 million leaked passwords by Virginia Tech University and security...

    Despite hacks and data breaches becoming commonplace, it seems most people are still picking a password based on convenience rather than security. A study of 61 million leaked passwords by Virginia Tech University and security firm...
    Gadget review: Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party

    Gadget review: Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party


    What are they? Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party. The triangular panels clip together in a multitude of shapes, allowing you to decorate lounges, offices or bedrooms any way you like. Turn them on, connect them...

    What are they? Nanoleaf's light panels are an instant dance party. The triangular panels clip together in a multitude of shapes, allowing you to decorate lounges, offices or bedrooms any way you like. Turn them on, connect them to...
    Amazon face recognition tool triggers alarm

    Amazon face recognition tool triggers alarm


    Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and...

    Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track...
    EU leader warns Zuckerberg could be remembered as genius who created a digital monster

    EU leader warns Zuckerberg could be remembered as genius who created a digital monster


    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologised for the way the social network has been used to produce...

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologised for the way the social network has been used to produce fake...
    Facial recognition tech leads to arrest of potato thief in China

    Facial recognition tech leads to arrest of potato thief in China


    Facial recognition cameras at a sports stadium led to the arrest of a fugitive at a Jacky Cheung concert in China, making it the third time in two months that the technology was used to catch a wanted person there.A man...

    Facial recognition cameras at a sports stadium led to the arrest of a fugitive at a Jacky Cheung concert in China, making it the third time in two months that the technology was used to catch a wanted person there.A man identified...
    Google 'thumbs its nose' at New Zealand courts - lawyer

    Google 'thumbs its nose' at New Zealand courts - lawyer


    Tech giant Google is under fire for "thumbing its nose" at the courts by refusing to take down online content which breaches court orders. In high-profile cases covered by the Herald in recent months, Google NZ along with...

    Tech giant Google is under fire for "thumbing its nose" at the courts by refusing to take down online content which breaches court orders. In high-profile cases covered by the Herald in recent months, Google NZ along with New...
    Juha Saarinen: Efail security scare fails to kill off email

    Juha Saarinen: Efail security scare fails to kill off email


    Of all the internet applications out there, nothing much beats email for being popular yet dangerously flawed at the same time.Email was designed to ensure messages reached their intended recipients, with no real thought given...

    Of all the internet applications out there, nothing much beats email for being popular yet dangerously flawed at the same time.Email was designed to ensure messages reached their intended recipients, with no real thought given to...
    Comment: It's time for the New Zealand Enlightenment

    Comment: It's time for the New Zealand Enlightenment


    I watched a video the other day of a man demonstrating a machine unlike any to have ever come before it.If there ever was an invention that had the potential to impact generations for centuries or even millennia - I would rank...

    I watched a video the other day of a man demonstrating a machine unlike any to have ever come before it.If there ever was an invention that had the potential to impact generations for centuries or even millennia - I would rank it...
    Time to power-up image of electric vehicles

    Time to power-up image of electric vehicles


    Prince Harry and his new wife may have sped off in a classy, one-of-a-kind electric Jaguar but most electric vehicles aren't as sexy, and this needs to change says a marketing expert.FCB head of strategy David Thomason said...

    Prince Harry and his new wife may have sped off in a classy, one-of-a-kind electric Jaguar but most electric vehicles aren't as sexy, and this needs to change says a marketing expert.FCB head of strategy David Thomason said the...
    Scientists seeking lost quake devices loaned from Japan

    Scientists seeking lost quake devices loaned from Japan


    Scientists say they've lost track of three quake-detecting devices that were on loan from Japan - and want to hear from anyone who spots them.The three ocean-bottom instruments that have been recording seismic waves from...

    Scientists say they've lost track of three quake-detecting devices that were on loan from Japan - and want to hear from anyone who spots them.The three ocean-bottom instruments that have been recording seismic waves from earthquakes...
    Food, data focus of $60m Singapore collaboration

    Food, data focus of $60m Singapore collaboration


    Data and the future of food as we know it are the focus of a major collaboration with Singaporean scientists that's been given a near-$60m boost by the Government.This month's Budget included a $57m spend on a new "enhanced...

    Data and the future of food as we know it are the focus of a major collaboration with Singaporean scientists that's been given a near-$60m boost by the Government.This month's Budget included a $57m spend on a new "enhanced partnership"...
    Editorial: Star trekking across the universe...

    Editorial: Star trekking across the universe...


    A few days ago I stood on a real-life holodeck. Yes like the one in Star Trek. Go anywhere, be anyone.And I did. And was. I stood on the surface of Mars. Sailed through the Asteroid Belt. Explored the surface of Pluto.I...

    A few days ago I stood on a real-life holodeck. Yes like the one in Star Trek. Go anywhere, be anyone.And I did. And was. I stood on the surface of Mars. Sailed through the Asteroid Belt. Explored the surface of Pluto.I stared...
    Liam Dann: Petrol prices only going one way - for now

    Liam Dann: Petrol prices only going one way - for now


    Ok, first the bad news. We've all started to pay at the pump for Donald Trump's tough call on Iran, which sent oil prices spiking above US$70 a barrel at the start of the month. And it's going to get worse before it gets...

    Ok, first the bad news. We've all started to pay at the pump for Donald Trump's tough call on Iran, which sent oil prices spiking above US$70 a barrel at the start of the month. And it's going to get worse before it gets better.Since...
    Drying rivers can help drive climate change - study

    Drying rivers can help drive climate change - study


    Dry rivers like those that snake through Canterbury's countryside could be making a hidden contribution to climate change."People might feel that a pile of plant litter accumulating in a dry river bed couldn't possibly...

    Dry rivers like those that snake through Canterbury's countryside could be making a hidden contribution to climate change."People might feel that a pile of plant litter accumulating in a dry river bed couldn't possibly contribute...
    Rick Shera: Kiwis need right to be forgotten

    Rick Shera: Kiwis need right to be forgotten


    The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal reminded us we do care about privacy. It also revealed how easily companies and governments can use technology to reach deep into our lives, to track us and attempt to manipulate us. The...

    The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal reminded us we do care about privacy. It also revealed how easily companies and governments can use technology to reach deep into our lives, to track us and attempt to manipulate us. The huge...
    Hi-tech Kiwi wrinkle product made from fish skins

    Hi-tech Kiwi wrinkle product made from fish skins


    Kiwis are used to getting hoki in their fish 'n' chips - but now a Kiwi tech company is using its skin as an agent for burns and wrinkles.West Auckland's Revolution Fibres is tomorrow launching actiVLayr: a natural skincare...

    Kiwis are used to getting hoki in their fish 'n' chips - but now a Kiwi tech company is using its skin as an agent for burns and wrinkles.West Auckland's Revolution Fibres is tomorrow launching actiVLayr: a natural skincare product...
    Air New Zealand slashes the price of its in-flight Wi-Fi by 25 per cent

    Air New Zealand slashes the price of its in-flight Wi-Fi by 25 per cent


    Air New Zealand has dropped the price of its Wi-Fi to $30 a sector.When it was introduced about 10 days ago the price was $40 a sector but today the airline said today it had now been cut.The Weekend Herald reported the...

    Air New Zealand has dropped the price of its Wi-Fi to $30 a sector.When it was introduced about 10 days ago the price was $40 a sector but today the airline said today it had now been cut.The Weekend Herald reported the $40...
    Expanded sports betting in US fuels fears about gambling addiction

    Expanded sports betting in US fuels fears about gambling addiction


    For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalised sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organisations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new...

    For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalised sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organisations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster...
    Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opens Techweek as a hologram

    Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opens Techweek as a hologram


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today joined the elite ranks of Tupac Shakur and Roy Orbison by appearing as a hologram at a public event.At 9am today, Ardern will become the first world leader to undertake an official...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today joined the elite ranks of Tupac Shakur and Roy Orbison by appearing as a hologram at a public event.At 9am today, Ardern will become the first world leader to undertake an official engagement...
    'Jurassic Park' expert to bring dinosaurs to life through holograms

    'Jurassic Park' expert to bring dinosaurs to life through holograms


    Forget the grey, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Palaeontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex coloured bright red and a blue triceratops with...

    Forget the grey, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Palaeontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex coloured bright red and a blue triceratops with red...