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Facebook, Airbnb show anti-Nazi stance with user clear out

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 59 min 8 sec ago
When white supremacists plan rallies like the one a few days ago in Charlottesville, United States, they often organise their events on Facebook, pay for supplies with PayPal​, book their lodging with Airbnb​ and ride with Uber.

Steph Curry is encouraging his teammates to dunk into tech

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 1 hour 4 min ago
There is no shortage of industry conferences these days devoted to the interlocking arenas of entertainment and technology. But earlier this week, there was one such gathering that was unusual - an event conceived and led by the entertainers themselves.

Dating site OkCupid dumps white supremacist

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - 4 hours 3 min ago
After a Vice documentary about last weekend's violent Unite the Right rally in the US featured white supremacist Christopher Cantwell, he was banned from Facebook. Now he's been kicked off dating site OkCupid as well.

Tech recruits start arriving in Wellington to plug IT talent gap

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:08
A family of three have swapped the sunny beaches of Perth for the windy streets of Wellington in order to help ease the capital's IT skills shortage.

Darren Kidd touched down in the city this week, with his wife Alyssa and their 18-month-old daughter Isobel, to start his new job at Xero.

Kidd is one of the first successful LookSee Wellington candidates to arrive, following a recruitment drive earlier in the year.

Technology whizz-kid says the future looks bright, not evil

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:08
A 13-year-old who is helping a disabled woman communicate through artificial intelligence (AI) is optimistic that technology will benefit humanity and not be used for "evil". 

Tanmay Bakshi​ created his first timetable-learning app for Apple at the age of nine. Since then, he has used IBM's AI software Watson to develop a cyber security app and a scam detection software for websites. 

Technology company IBM took note of Bakshi two years ago when he explained Watson in an episode on his Youtube Channel, Tanmay Teaches. He is now an IBM honorary cloud advisor - the youngest in a global team of technology advisors. 

His latest project, called The Cognitive Story, is helping a disabled and housebound Canadian woman communicate through neural network technology that models her brain and nervous system.  

ZX Spectrum: Celebrating 35 Years with eight of the greatest games

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:02
Today's gaming geeks can keep their Playstation 3s and their XBox 360s – there's only one machine that holds a place in my heart, the ZX Spectrum.

Review: Oppo A77

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:41


How the alt-right got kicked offline - from Uber to Google

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:45
The alt-right grew up on the internet. Now, after Charlottesville, some of the far-right movement's most infamous personalities are getting kicked off.

Images of an Apple-made TV set have surfaced on social media

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:33
​Unverified photos of what appears to be a 60-inch Apple TV set are being passed around.

Back to the future flying DeLorean touted

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:58
DeLorean Aerospace is an engineering firm that has made it a goal to create a usable flying car.

Some Apple employees may quit over new open office floor plan

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:55
Construction at Apple Park, the tech giant's new "spaceship" headquarters in California, is projected to be completed by the end of this year.

Risk: The film Julian Assange doesn't want you to see

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07
Risk wasn't the movie Laura Poitras expected to make.

AI learns from pro gamers - then crushes them

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:55
For decades, the world's smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence.

LinkedIn loses a court fight over users' public profiles

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:23
​When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn't just your friends and contacts who can see that data.

Maker of iTrump app wins trademark spat

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:02
The owner of Trump Tower, Trump Golf Links, and The Donald J Trump Signature Collection can't claim this one as his own: iTrump.

To stop nude images from strangers, change this iPhone setting

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:00
Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realise allows anyone to send pictures to their phones.

Can a better night's sleep in a 'hipster' bus replace flying?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:37
Picture this: Your boss asks you to make a last-second trip to a city a few hundred kilometres away for a meeting tomorrow morning.
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