Technology

Consulting with Dr Google can be a good idea - study

Far from convincing people they have contracted an exotic disease or terminal illness, a new study shows googling their symptoms allows patients to ask better questions and that they are more likely to understand what their doctor tells them. The results,...... Read More

Electric tour coach to hit Tauranga roads

A leading Tauranga tour operator is steering the region’s booming tourism industry in a sustainable direction after being co-funded more than $130,000 to add a 100 per cent electric coach to its fleet. Award winning Shore Trips and Tours will...... Read More

VR takes property students new places

Virtual reality field trips are now being used to teach students about construction and leaky homes at the University of Auckland Business School, as the technology revolutionizes the property industry. Virtual reality field trips are now being used...... Read More

Spark sets out plans for rollout of 5G network

Spark has set out its plans for state-of-the-art 5G mobile services from 2020, as the rollout gets underway elsewhere in the world. Spark hopes to role out the 5G wireless communications technology in time for the America's Cup, but its plans were...... Read More

BOP EV projects awarded funding

Two Bay of Plenty electric vehicle projects have received government funding today and electric vehicles will soon be delivering the mail in Katikati as part of a trial by NZ Post. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today announced $3.87 million...... Read More

Experts weigh in on 3D printed gun debate

Firearm laws may need to adapt to keep up with the changing technology used to print 3D guns, says a law and technology expert. Police in New Zealand are monitoring developments around 3D printed firearms, which are assembled from plastic parts that...... Read More

Email scam warning

Police are warning about a current email scam asking recipients to pay up or have personal details exposed to friends and family. Police have received reports of the scam from several victims. “The email states that malware has been installed...... Read More

Game helps business connect with MSD clients

A new online interactive game allowing small and medium business owners to learn about the services offered by the Ministry of Social Development, BNZ and Xero, has been launched today by Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “The game...... Read More