Technology

NZ tops list of most-scammed countries - study

New Zealanders are the most likely people in the world to have experienced a tech support scam, according to a new study from Microsoft. When it comes to "helpdesk" phone calls and fake pop-ups that resemble software notifications, New Zealand...... Read More

Waipukurau station first to trial new technology

Police is trialling new audio-visual technology at Waipukurau Police Station. The video phone allows people in Waipukurau to talk to Police staff in Hastings. "We want everyone in New Zealand to be able to contact us anytime, anywhere so we’re...... Read More

New Agritech device could save millions

A new device developed by Lincoln Agritech Ltd could save the dairy industry millions of dollars a year and help prevent pollutants from entering waterways. The device, known as Milk-Guard, measures the percentage of dairy products in dairy plant waste...... Read More

YouTube experiencing outage world wide

UPDATE 4.02pm: YouTube is back up and running after users around the world reported having issues with the site. More than 2,000 reports were made during the time the site was down. Team YouTube has tweeted saying the site is back up and running. "Thanks...... Read More

Unmanned vessel mistaken for submarine

The mysteries of the deep – or at least Tauranga Harbour – have been revealed. A red submarine looking vessel spotted in the harbour on Monday has sparked a lot of intrigue from the public. The craft has been identified as not a submarine,...... Read More

Kiwis wouldn’t mind robot workmates - survey

Most Kiwis would be comfortable with robot colleagues and believe artificial intelligence will change the workplace, according to a recent Trade Me Jobs survey. Head of Trade Me Jobs Jeremy Wade says approximately 800 New Zealanders took part in the...... Read More

Electric air taxis on the horizon, says Air NZ

Air New Zealand has signed an agreement to bring the world's first self-piloted air taxi service to New Zealand. The national carrier is working on the project with Zephyr Airworks, a California based company behind the world's first self-piloted...... Read More

Trying to trap lake snow info

Monitoring buoys on Lake Wanaka are one of the latest attempts to try to understand the particular conditions that could encourage the development of lake snow. University of Otago freshwater scientist Dr Marc Schallenberg deployed sediment traps...... Read More

Chorus operation identifies employment breaches

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting Chorus subcontractors has found that nearly all of the subcontractors identified are breaching employment standards. The Inspectorate completed 75 proactive visits as part of a joint operation with Immigration...... Read More

Kiwis urged to protect themselves online

People are being encouraged to take a few easy steps to protect themselves online this Cyber Smart Week. “We live in an increasingly digital world, where everything and everyone is connected. Our relationships, our jobs, our finances —...... Read More