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Ports of Auckland among first to report fall-out from ransomware attack

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 1 hour 28 min ago
Ports of Auckland says a massive ransomware attack that affected international shipping giant Maersk is having an affect on the port's operations.

Consumer NZ warns online daters of Private Event website

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 1 hour 32 min ago
People seeking love online are being warned to avoid dating website Private Event following an investigation into its ownership.

How to protect your computer against the latest ransomware attack

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 3 hours 33 min ago
Ransomware has become a fact of life for computer users, affecting computers around the world every day.

But for the second time in two months big businesses are reeling from an attack â€“ dubbed both Petya or NotPetya â€“ that has spread like wildfire through corporate networks.

Cadbury's owner, Mondelez, and shipping giant Maersk are two of the multinationals that have been affected.

What do we know about the latest attacks and how can people protect themselves?

Canterbury schoolgirls 'shadow' female tech and engineering experts

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 4 hours 43 min ago
A well-paid, interesting and rewarding job may sound like the dream to most, but in technology and engineering fields, women are still the minority.

New cyber attack causes mass disruption, hitting Europe hard

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 5 hours 20 min ago
A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" has caused mass disruption in Europe and the United States.

Library offering lessons on the know-how to use a computer

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 6 hours 23 min ago
Max Barnard didn't realise what he was missing out on until he began taking computer lessons.

Research shows having your smartphone nearby could make you dumber

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 7 hours 59 min ago
Though our phones are getting smarter, new research suggests they're actually making us dumber.

iPhone 8 sales are forecast to be blockbuster

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 8 hours 56 min ago
The most significant update to the iPhone in three years promises not only to upend the smartphone market but Apple's financial results for several quarters.

Facebook has 2 billion users. Can it reach 3 billion?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 9 hours 35 min ago
It's the biggest status update ever from Mark Zuckerberg: Two billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - hang out on Facebook at least once a month.

Music streaming service Pandora shuts down in New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 10 hours 13 min ago
Music streaming service Pandora is shutting down in New Zealand and Australia.

European Union fines Google a record $3.55 billion for antitrust breaches

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 17 hours 28 min ago
EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record €2.42 billion (NZD$3.55 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones.

Wellington company 8i launches hologram app backed by Ashton Kutcher

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:49
Imagine taking the stage with Magic Mike, or posing heroically with Spiderman, all from the palm of your hand.

Stratford man becomes New Zealand's expert on international screen-reading programme

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:58
Having his computer talk back to him has opened up the world for Gene Gibson, and now he's hoping to help other blind and visually impaired people have the same experience.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:04
Facebook is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Choosing the perfect camera

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:54
Over the past few years I've been evaluating as many cameras as I could get my hands on, in the hope of finding the perfect replacement for my ageing Canon 550d.

Innovation helped win the America's Cup, and Team NZ will continue to improve

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:38
With 18 months left before its government grant expires, Emirates Team New Zealand's engineers will be looking to create a "super high tech" yacht for the next America's Cup.

Callaghan Innovation gave the team an undisclosed sum in a Growth Grant to rebate its spend on research and development for new technology for its yacht.

Callaghan business advisor for Team New Zealand Nick Brewer said the team's investment in innovation contributed to its America's Cup victory on Tuesday morning in Bermuda. 

Brewersaid most of the money went towards making and testing materials such as carbon fibre. 

What you post can have real life effects

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:30
OPINION: I'm sure you've heard this before, but what you post online can come back to haunt you.

Tips for creating secure screen names and passwords

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:48
Make sure you come up with strong passwords and remember to never share them.
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