IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
“We’ve received more than 900 reports over the weekend. It looks like the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam."
Domino's introduces AI and machine learning to pizza
The safest altitude for flying drones above marine life
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
Twitter gets a makeover
The 80s are calling: Commodore 64 gets a remake
Jaguar Land Rover accelerates electrification plan
Tinder unveils 'lite' version of its dating app
The new version will increase the app's performance and accessibility in emerging areas where data access is limited and mobile app use is more costly for users.
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.
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."
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."
Check Point research discovers new variant of mobile malware
“Agent Smith” malware automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without a user’s knowledge or interaction.
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."
Looking to land your dream job? Build your soft skills, says Hays
According to Hays latest Salary Guide, soft skills could be the differentiator between a successful or failed job search.
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.
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.
AI changing the game for sports fans
New NTT research shows over half of people aged 18-34 believe AI creates better engagement, but only a quarter know how it’s applied in sports.
DevOps amongst most sought after skillset
The survey found 53% of respondents believe technical skills have the highest impact on the effectiveness of an organisation or department.
The four key trends shaping modern consumer behaviour
"Trust is continuing to drop and it's more important than ever to make brands culturally relevant."
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: Micron Ballistix Elite Gaming Memory DD4-3600
Darren Price takes a look at 16GB of Micron’s Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 gaming memory.
CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
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.”
Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
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.
Game review: Super Mario Maker 2, The last 2D Mario game you need to buy
No matter which Super Mario game is your favourite, there is a way to create a level in that style.
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.