The New Zealand Herald : Technology (14)

Juha Saarinen: Software money? We're not ready for that

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin haven't even been around for a decade, but they are valued somewhere about $135 billion already, which isn't small change. For an outsider used to government-issued money...

'Dangerous and inappropriate': Uber driver caught receiving oral sex from friend by passenger

Uber has reportedly suspended a driver after a customer claimed the man was engaged in sex acts with a woman during the "dangerous and inappropriate" trip.Aner Manuel, of Boston, took to the company's Facebook page to complain about...

How to make $130k a month in China, live-streaming your life

Yu Li is ready for his close-up. Hair: poofed. Face: powdered. Any minute now, he will be live on camera, raking in the cash.From a studio in the northern city of Shenyang, Yu, who goes by Brother Li, spends hours a day broadcasting...

Microsoft's profits grow as company pushes cloud computing

Microsoft's efforts to build its Internet cloud business seem to paying off as a healthy boost in sales helped push up profits for the quarter ending in June.The technology company, which grew to prominence for selling software...

Why your WiFi feels so slow sometimes

Randall Munroe, creator of the popular webcomic XKCD, is like the rest of us: He struggles with Internet reliability. In a new strip, Munroe explains how weird it is that to get faster downloads sometimes, he has to turn off his phone's...

China artificial intelligence bid seeks $79 billion industry

China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a "new, important" driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan.Policymakers want to be global leaders, with the AI industry generating more than 400...

Weird Science: Tardigrades, here till the sun dies

When it comes to indestructibility, tiny tardigrades beat even Keith Richards - and will likely be around until the Sun dies.That's according to a new Oxford University study which has shown how the eight-legged micro-animals will...

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Getaway without the long-haul flight

It's that time of year when some lucky Kiwis jet away from New Zealand's cold southerlies and fly off to warmer climates.Recent developments in supersonic air travel could potentially bring our beautiful country closer to the world,...

Is that a drone at the door?

The last mile. It's a short phrase, but one that carries a lot of baggage.In the unglamorous world of transport, the last mile is the final bit of ground which a parcel covers to reach its destination. It could be a lot longer than...

The technology struggles every 90s child can relate to

Iphones, iPads and the voice controlled Amazon Echo have become staples of everyone's day-to-day existence - but life before the sophisticated devices was a very different story.A collection of photos compiled by Go Social - depicting...

Top performing farm quick to adopt tech

Take a scenic drive ten minutes west of Masterton in the Wairarapa and you'll be greeted with a rustic sign announcing your arrival at "Spring Valley farms". Nestled deep in the Kaituna valley, it's the home of Matt and Lynley Wyeth...

Data drones a sign of the times

By James Penn We're going to see a lot more, and much smarter, interrogation and analysis from the data that drones are now gathering.John Bampfylde Aeronavics' Linda Bulk with a prototype and the latest precision...

Blockchain the Transformer

It's vital that New Zealand's agri industry pays close attention to blockchain development and ensures we are well positioned to capture our share of new value this technology could unlock. Kevin CooneyMention blockchain and agriculture...

Nasa engineer gives up half his salary to teach Kiwi kids

A former Nasa engineer has given up half of his salary to teach Kiwi kids.Rob Fuller, 50, is a trainee teacher in Christchurch, and told Newstalk ZB's Larry Williams that he wanted to put the skills he had developed to the test...