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WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
Finally, the wait is over and Air New Zealand has started a trial of Wi-Fi on select flights.
Gaze into tech's crystal ball: Futurist Shara Evans talks security
We spoke to world-leading futurist Shara Evans about upcoming technologies, evolution and the implications for cyber security.
IAG Insurance attempts to scam own employees - but not in a bad way
The goal is not to scam them into giving back their wages, but to test them on their cyber security awareness.
Forget Bear Grylls: Hacking the Wild shows how to survive using only gadgets
Quitmeyer ventures into some of the most remote and hostile locations in the world, surviving armed with nothing but everyday pieces of technology.
Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
DJI requires drone users to register their machines before flying
"If this activation process is not performed, the aircraft will not have access to the correct geospatial information and flight functions..."
Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
Apple takes shots at Google in new ad campaign - smartphone showdown
The copy states that "life is easier on iPhone," and they didn’t waste the opportunity to poke fun at Google’s poor track record of security.
Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap higher than they deserve
"In my experience, in over 10 years covering stocks and clean energy, I've never heard another CEO say that."
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
It wasn’t exactly the kind of hacking you see in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
WiFi can create holograms of objects, even through walls
"But you could make out the shape of a person, or a dog on a couch. Really any object that's more than four centimeters in size."
Real life Robocop patrols the streets of Dubai
Criminals in Dubai, you are officially on notice: The world’s first ‘robocop’ is set to begin roaming the streets of Dubai.
iPhone 8 images leaked, potential design exposed
New images have surfaced of the design molds used for upcoming iPhone models.
NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough?
With more than 62,000 homeless living in New York City, demand for shelter in the city has increased by 79 percent in the last decade.
Asus - The most recognisable and popular gaming brand
13 International Media have awarded ASUS as ‘No. 1 Gaming Brand’ from 12 different countries in Asia Pacific alone.
New Corsair gaming chairs built for speed AND comfort
“Inspired by racing, crafted for comfort and built to last.”
Hewlett Packard unveils ridiculous memory-driven computer
By building around memory rather than the CPU, they can eliminate the relatively clunky and inefficient manner that the computers process data today.
Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring internet to far corners of the Earth
Half the world doesn’t have the luxury of being able to connect to the internet at their leisure, even though internet access is basic human right.
Nvidia announces new powerhouse graphics card feat. new tech
This heavyweight GPU will be more targeted at data centre usage and high-performance computing, as opposed to consumer level computing.
Rumour: New iPad Pro 10.5" coming next month
Apple has been rumoured to release a 10.5-inch iPad Pro for over a year now, and it’s expected to replace the current 9.7-inch model.
Microsoft announces controllers for mixed reality headsets
Developers have two headsets to choose from: a $300 Acer one and a $329 HP one, both of which are available now for pre-order.
Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.