Emojis in the workplace struggle to span generations
“People can interpret emojis in different ways and different groups often associate different meanings with different symbols, and this doesn’t always cross the generations.”
Matariki AR comes alive without the need for special apps
DevOps amongst most sought after skillset
10 times malware proved that MacOS isn't bulletproof
Trade Me and GirlBoss kick off GirlBoss Awards for 2019
New eye technology for cataract patients comes to NZ
One-size-fits-all not enough to secure IoT
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
Video conferencing: How to make interviewing less awkward
“If businesses are going to use video-based interviews in their hiring process, they need to make the experience engaging."
Scam warning: Fake Google reviews and business listings targeting the vulnerable
"Essentially people are doing this because people are easy to scam when they are anxious, desperate or in trouble."
UPDATED: Orvibo & Arlo smart home products patched to prevent attacks
The security of smart home devices is once again under the spotlight this week, as two different device manufacturers come under fire for major vulnerabilities.
Hands-on review: The Belkin DuraTek Plus charging cable will outlast your device
Charging cables have one job – and they’re notorious for being bad at it.
Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon’s Alexa voice service is storing all user voice recordings and transcripts on its servers by default – and people who want to delete those recordings must do so manually.
Startup launches AI-powered music curation service
Dubbed DIY AI, the service allows users to input a link to a song of their choosing, and within approximately 10 seconds Musiio will generate at least eight custom tags, including genre, BPM, key, and mood.
AMD unleashes the ultimate PC gaming platform
AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards redefine what is possible in 1440p gaming.
Game review: Planet Coaster - Ghostbusters expansion (PC)
Theme park management game, Planet Coaster, gets a rather spooky expansion with Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters.
UK tackles mapping challenges for self-driving vehicles
Great Britain is taking charge on developing global standards for high-definition mapping essential for the safe deployment of self-driving and autonomous vehicles.
Govt invests $8m into refreshed Cyber Security Strategy
The Government has refreshed its approach to New Zealand’s cybersecurity, with more focus on partnerships, funding, and international participation.
How one man used AI to curb his cat's murderous instincts
Ben Hamm is an Amazon employee who was tired of being an accessory to murder – and he used technology to help curb the problem.
Voice control to account for one-third of smart home market
Interoperability with the platforms that support voice control devices is vital for OEMs and service providers.
Hands-on review: The 6th Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
I have often marvelled at Lenovo’s ability to pack in a lot of features, making them hard to overlook if you’re constantly on the go, and in need of your office at your fingertips.
Game review: F1 2019 (PC)
The game models tyre wear, fuel efficiency and aerodynamics among other physical attributes of the cars. Expert players can tune cars with more efficient set-ups and even make adjustments on the fly - whilst racing.
Kiwi tech company creates AR experience for new home builds
AR studio Reactar created a mobile platform called homeAR that helps buyers of new homes decide how their house should look.
Wikipedia cofounder urges people to go on strike from social media
We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience."
UNSW's robot soccer team face off at world cup in Sydney
About 170 teams and over 1,200 participants from universities and research laboratories around the world are expected to compete at this year’s main event.
Canalys: 5G smartphones will overtake 4G by 2023
Asia Pacific will account for 17.4% of the 800 million 5G smartphone shipments globally in 2023.
Sydney & Melbourne amongst world's top places for women entrepreneurs
"Every day I meet inspiring women in Australia and New Zealand, so it is heartening to see Sydney and Melbourne rank in the top 15 cities globally in our WE Cities Index report."