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Hundreds flock to see new inventions and technology at Whanganui Home and Lifestyle Show

Jubilee Stadium was a hub of activity on Sunday as hundreds of locals attended the Whanganui Home and Lifestyle Show.There were over 120 exhibitors at the two-day show whichstarted on Saturday, featuring plenty of homeware for sale...

Source: - Technology | 20 Aug 2018 | 6:00 am

Harry Potter wand teaches children to code

A magic wand designed to teach children how to code has been revealed.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Aug 2018 | 11:13 am

Big read: Would you subscribe to toilet paper or organic tampons?

You might subscribe to a newspaper, but would you subscribe to toilet paper? You might have wine delivered to your home each month, but would you sign up for chocolate to be delivered each month? What about clothes, flowers, or use...

Source: - Technology | 19 Aug 2018 | 8:30 am

India's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation

The Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd has tendered his resignation just seven months after India's second-biggest software services exporter appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 6:52 pm

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 4:41 pm

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 11:42 am

Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 10:18 am

$8 billion wiped off Tesla after Elon Musk interview

Shares of Electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 9 per cent Friday after CEO Elon Musk conceded in a newspaper interview that job stress may be getting the best of him.Tesla shares closed at US$305.50 ($460.50), their lowest...

Source: - Technology | 18 Aug 2018 | 8:52 am

Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview

In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Aug 2018 | 8:07 am

Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

Tesla Inc's shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for "extreme torture" from short sellers.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 8:00 am

Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates

Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat expectations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 6:37 am

Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla

Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock market investors.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 6:27 am

Weird Science: Can we accurately forecast death?

Kiwi scientists may have found a way to accurately calculate death days before it happens - at least in the humble fruit fly.University of Auckland researcher Jia Zhao has been using the miniscule flies into research on the circadian...

Source: - Technology | 18 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Is your phone blinding you?

COMMENT: Many of us know that we shouldn't check our electronic devices in bed because the light emitted from the screen can disrupt our sleep. New research suggests that too much of this screen light at night could also lead to...

Source: - Technology | 18 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Angry Birds maker Rovio's games get sales boost

Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the "Angry Birds" mobile game series and movie, on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales at its games business, providing a positive sign for investors after a profit warning in February.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 4:34 am

U.S. value stocks capitalize on 'FANG' stumbles, with room to run

The summer roller-coaster in two of the four big-cap 'FANG' names - Facebook Inc, Inc, Netflix Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc - has led to a shift, albeit slight, into value stocks.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 4:29 am

Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap

Uber [UBER.UL] the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Aug 2018 | 3:30 am

Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

Passengers will be scanned for explosives and weapons as they enter subway stations.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 11:41 pm

The karaoke robot and other technology news

BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the week's best technology stories

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 9:33 pm

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 8:37 pm

Elon Musk chokes up over most 'painful' year of his career

A choked up Elon Musk has described 2018 as the most painful and excruciating year of his career."This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career," Musk said in an hour long interview with The New York...

Source: - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 6:04 pm

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 11:22 am

Brave moo world?

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 11:20 am

'I run the last Blockbuster video store'

Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 8:01 am

FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber

A search warrant seen by Forbes magazine reveals the extent of location data the FBI wants.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 3:44 am

Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X

Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Aug 2018 | 12:12 am

A matter of fact: Fighting fake news in a post-truth world

As the Herald today joined other newspapers in denouncing the US President's attacks on the free press, a New Zealand researcher says the dangers of a "post-truth" world aren't just limited to Donald Trump's America. Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw...

Source: - Technology | 16 Aug 2018 | 3:21 pm

Revealed: New Zealand's most complained about companies

Ticket reselling platform Viagogo is New Zealand's most complained about retail company, receiving a whopping 400 complaints from consumers.From January 2017 to April 30 this year, the Swiss-based company received a total 345 complaints...

Source: - Technology | 16 Aug 2018 | 1:19 pm

Roundup controversy and NZ: All you need to know

A US court case that linked Roundup to cancer has prompted more calls for a ban on the popular herbicide - but should it? Like a hardy thistle that won't die, debate surrounding cancer and the key chemical in one of the world's...

Source: - Technology | 16 Aug 2018 | 12:41 pm

Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence on its roads and infrastructure?

The Herald spoke to industry leaders Mahmood Hikmet, R&D Coordinator, Ohmio; Matthew Ensor, Business Director - Advisory, Beca Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology, Ports of Auckland; Ben Reid, Executive...

Source: - Technology | 16 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

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