Technology news from the future
Kiwis dream of electric vehicles - while we're buying gas guzzlers
“The number of EVs in the fleet grew by 3,656 in 2017 but the number of large vehicles, with engines greater than 3000 cc, grew by five times that amount."
Quick tips for staying safe online - Cyber Smart Week 2018
With the Facebook data breach still fresh in everyone’s minds, Cyber Smart Week couldn’t come soon enough.
Wi-Fi is getting a new name and numbering system
The Wi-Fi Alliance says it has made the changes so that people can understand what Wi-Fi technology their device supports, and when they’re connecting to older Wi-Fi technology.
This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
How Adobe aims to change the game with CC updates
Adobe announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC and Adobe XD.
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
Meet ‘BB8’ – the vehicle that recognises your face
This 'BB8’ is nothing to do with the rollabout robot from Star Wars, but may well be one of the first vehicles to include facial recognition as a replacement for your car keys.
Borderlands 2 is coming to PlayStation VR
Borderlands 2 fans have only a few months to wait to experience the game in virtual reality - if you’re up to the challenge of skags jumping to bite your face off.
Mozilla delays distrust of Symantec TLS certificates
Mozilla has delayed its distrust of all Symantec security certificates – because so many businesses have failed to do anything about the problem.
Hands-on review: WWE 2K19 steps inside the wrestling ring
WWE 2K19 by far has the biggest roster in franchise history as it includes all of the fan favourites such as AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Kurt Angle and many others
Let’s Play Live And PlayStation NZ holding video game tournaments at Auckland Armageddon Expo
If you are good at FIFA 19, Tekken 7 or NBA 2K19, you’ll be happy to know a tournament will be held for each game during the 2018 Auckland Armageddon Expo.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Jaguar EV's new sound alert for blind pedestrians
One of the original sounds included one inspired by sci-fi spacecraft, but instead of looking at the road, pedestrians ended up looking at the sky.
Hands-on review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the fight to ancient Greece
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey starts in explosive fashion as you are pit in a middle of a war between the Athenians and the Spartans.
How Nokia and Chorus aim to enhance broadband access for Kiwis
Chorus has deployed Nokia's VDSL2 vectoring technology to deliver improved broadband access to users across New Zealand.
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
$444 million: The devastating cost of cyberbullying in NZ
Can you put a dollar figure on the damage cyberbullying causes New Zealanders? One economist says that cost is around $444 million every year.
Exclusive: Why social media platforms are so vulnerable to cyber threats
Social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for approximately 56% of total records compromised in the first half of 2018.
Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace
“Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime. We cannot afford to ignore it.”
4K UHD TV popularity rising, driven by digital services
As streaming services, sporting events and movies are stepping up their HD game, shipping of TVs that support the 4K UHD format are rising in kind.
Five reasons to love the fifth-gen Chromecast
With thousands of compatible apps to cast from, people are tapping the Cast button more than ever.
Microsoft’s Project xCloud service will allow you to stream Xbox One games on any device
Not everyone in the world has enough money to buy a console as well as a decent HD or 4KTV to play on.
Hands-on review: ASUS Lyra Trio – Witness the power of pyramid
The Lyra Trio sets the bar high for future products with its reception, performance, ease of use, as well as its features.
Intel introduces ‘world’s best gaming processor’
Improvement can be seen in the FPS it delivers during demanding games, video editing, as well as general system improvements.
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Pro - mesmerising design with a powerful punch
Nothing will ever feel as good as opening the box of a brand new MacBook.
Bye bye Baxter - Rethink Robotics bites the dust
Did we just lose one of the most pioneering robotics companies in the world? According to reports from the Boston Globe and a number of other media outlets, the answer looks to be 'yes'.
Heat-seeking drones can save the dolphins
One study has demonstrated how modern tech can be used to reduce the costs and environmental impact of conservation efforts.
Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
The mountainous backdrop of Queenstown is set to become the location of Creative HQ’s newest 2019 Venture Up accelerator for young entrepreneurs.