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Warehouse pledges online transformation to survive digital threats such as Amazon
Only the fittest and most savvy retailers will survive the digital era and Warehouse Group is accelerating its transformation plan, chair Joan Withers and chief executive Nick Grayston said in notes for the annual general meeting...
11/24/2017 02:11 AM
NZ tech company develops smart suit that measures itself
Hate trying on clothes? A New Zealand tech company has come up with a plan to avoid this sometimes tedious task by measuring the exact dimensions of your body and creating a perfectly-fitting suit.The ZozoSuit, developed by New...
11/24/2017 12:32 AM
Giant asteroid 3200 Phaethon will brush past Earth near Christmas
A 5km wide asteroid named 3200 Phaethon will brush past Earth just before Christmas.The huge object is named after the Greek demi-god Phaethon, who according to legend almost destroyed Earth, according to the Daily Mail. It will...
11/23/2017 09:13 PM
Warning for Australian companies ahead of Amazon launch
Australian retailers selling via Amazon Marketplace risk having the e-commerce giant rip-off their products for its private label range, the head of rival eBay has warned.Speaking ahead of the imminent launch of Amazon's local operation,...
11/23/2017 06:48 PM
Xero to expand Hawke's Bay operations
Global software company Xero has reconfirmed its commitment to expand its Hawke's Bay staffing levels, easing any doubt following its decision to leave the New Zealand stock exchange.Although the accounting software firm announced...
11/23/2017 06:00 PM
Benjamin Liu: There is a dark side of artificial intelligence
It seems nowadays artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Dubbed the "new electricity", AI is transforming the ways we work, learn, and play. But it has a dark side.No, I am not talking about the existential threat it poses...
11/23/2017 05:00 PM
Uber paid off their hackers - and they're far from the only ones
It may have been the most arresting detail in a story full of them: Not only did Uber allow hackers to make off with the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers, but the ride-hailing company also had paid those same criminals...
11/23/2017 01:50 AM
Apple to launch supercharged version of its SE 'mini iPhone' - report
Apple may be planning to launch an updated version of the iPhone SE – the 4-inch handset that's developed a niche following since its 2016 launch.Rumors of the move first began to circulate this past August, with claims the firm...
11/22/2017 10:41 PM
Peter Thiel sells majority of his Facebook shares
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, Facebook Inc's first institutional investor, has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.Thiel, who became a New Zealand citizen...
11/22/2017 08:33 PM
Facebook helps users reveal exposure to Russian disinformation
Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company announced Wednesday.The new...
11/22/2017 07:13 PM
Essential gadgets for your Christmas wish list
Wondering what to get yourself for Christmas? Our gadget guide is here to help. If you've got an inner child to satisfy, you're in luck: this Christmas must feature the most tech-heavy range of toys ever. There are plenty of options,...
11/22/2017 07:00 PM
The reality behind the bitcoin bubble
David Larkin pays all of his bills in bitcoin.The 32-year-old Melbourne IT worker is a true believer in the cryptocurrency and its potential to revolutionise the world of banking and finance.But unlike buy-and-hold speculators...
11/22/2017 06:31 PM
Apple has been using teen labour to assemble the iPhone X
Apple manufacturers in China have reportedly been employing high schoole students to make the company's iPhone X.Foxconn has illegally brought on 3000 students from the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School to assemble the smartphone...
11/21/2017 10:29 PM
Nasa reveals first 'alien' comet from another solar system
A newly discovered object passing through our solar system is shaped like a giant cigar with a reddish hue and comes from another star system, astronomers have revealed. The asteroid, named Oumuamua by its discoverers, is about...
11/21/2017 08:08 PM
John Collison is world's youngest self-made billionaire
He's the world's youngest self-made billionaire, raking in millions from a company you've probably never heard of.But don't expect to see Stripe founder John Collison, 27, in the front row at Victoria's Secret or partying on Richard...
11/21/2017 07:30 AM
Is Samsung set to unveil first foldable smartphone?
Samsung has long been rumoured to be developing a radical folding phone - and it could soon see the light of day, it has been claimed.A support page for the handset has been spotted online weeks after if was certified by Korean...
11/21/2017 04:16 AM
Juha Saarinen: Beware the leaky cloud
Computer and information technology security issues can be quite opaque and difficult to understand, but here's a simple problem that continues to rear its ugly (and dangerous) head that goes something like this:Take your organisation's...
11/21/2017 01:49 AM
Australia's Hyperloop claims 'implausible' says transport expert
It's the futuristic transport system which its backers claim could connect Australia's biggest cities and make high-speed rail look more like a slow coach to nowhere.On Monday, backers of Hyperloop - the brain wave of Silicon Valley...
11/20/2017 09:27 PM
Hundreds of mysterious, ancient structures discovered in Saudi Arabia
In the 1920s, during the early days of flight, Royal Air Force pilots crossing the Middle East noticed something bizarre across barren landscape of Syria, eastern Jordan and Saudi Arabia's desert.The giant structures, which covered...
11/20/2017 09:06 PM
Star Wars video game faces charges that it was promoting gambling
Imagine buying a new chess set. Chess is your favourite game. Also you love "Star Wars." It's a "Star Wars" chess set!Now imagine playing your friend who spent $200 for the random chance that his pawns obtain the board-clearing...
11/20/2017 08:40 PM