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Spark won the rights from Sky TV to stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo / File Humans are quickly learning how to augment their bodies with technology. Photo/Getty Images.

  • 17 Jan, 2019 12:53pm
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Elon Musk is again looking a few years into the future.

Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected and missed its holiday quarter revenue forecast. Photo / Getty Images

  • 17 Jan, 2019 12:03pm
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Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected and missed its holiday quarter revenue forecast.

  • 17 Jan, 2019 11:46am
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  • 17 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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  • 16 Jan, 2019 8:55pm
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  • 16 Jan, 2019 7:08pm
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  • 16 Jan, 2019 6:43pm
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  • 16 Jan, 2019 11:50am
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New Vodafone chief executive Jason Paris says,

  • 16 Jan, 2019 9:52am
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Staff to be updated today; new CEO’s comments hint at significant belt-tightening.

Cryptopia founders Adam Clark and Rob Dawson. Photo / Supplied.

  • 16 Jan, 2019 7:09am
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NZ virtual currency exchange apparently hit by hackers.

Take over someone's email address, and it's very likely you'll get access to heaps more than just their personal and professional correspondence. Photo / Getty Images

  • 16 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Comment: It is time for another reminder that email continues to be a threat.

Smart home devices are set to be the next big thing. Photo / Getty Images

  • 16 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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More than 180,000 people descended on Las Vegas last week to see what the future holds.

Lime e-scooters are being checked to make sure they are safe to use. Photo / Greg Bowker.

  • 15 Jan, 2019 4:36pm
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There will be a series of safety workshops in the Hutt Valley for riders.

A Lime rider on the Auckland waterfront. Photo / Chris Keall.

  • 15 Jan, 2019 2:49pm
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Planning committee chairman – who will be influential in Lime’s fate – proposes options.

As modes of transport change, there will be greater calls to keep the new players under control. Photo/Getty Images.

  • 15 Jan, 2019 12:13pm
  • 4 minutes to read

A new study shows that people feel overwhelmed by digital clutter.

With wide participatioon in the buyback offer, Orion founder Ian McCrae saw his holding boosted from 50 per cent to 86 per cent - just shy of the 90 per cent threshold to trigger a mandatory takeover.

  • 15 Jan, 2019 11:55am
  • 4 minutes to read

Company was wrong to sell sell its golden goose, Craigs man says.

Kiri, the AI-assistant created by FaceMe for a Vodafone NZ in-store trial. Image / Supplied.

  • 15 Jan, 2019 8:39am
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AI avatar startup raises money at $74m valuation.

Science News

China's lunar rover on the far side of the moon. Photo / AP

  • 17 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Focus beyond Earth is growing, writes Keith Gottschalk.

Scientists found smoking cannabis led to unusual growth in parts of teenagers' brains. Photo / AP

  • 16 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Study finds early use of dope distorts growth patterns.

New research shows Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace. Photo / 123RF

  • 15 Jan, 2019 10:28am
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The massive East Antarctica ice sheet is already a major contributor to sea-level rise.

Photo / File

  • 15 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Study shows extreme opponents of GM foods suffered from “an illusion of knowledge”.

  • 14 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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What makes someone want to live in Antarctica? Jamie Morton explains.

Could chicken feathers help beef up your lean body mass? Photo / 123RF

  • 14 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Could chicken feathers help beef up your lean body mass?

Damien Venuto with his chicken Veronica - who's been part of the Venuto family for around a year and a half. Photo / Doug Sherring

  • 13 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Hens would ingest lead from soil in a backyard by pecking at the ground or eating bugs.

Northern New Zealand is sweltering in above-average night-time temperatures. Photo / File

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:41pm
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Warm seas look set to keep overnight temperatures above normal for a while.

A Hikvision CCTV system in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo / Getty Images

  • 12 Jan, 2019 4:06pm
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China is exporting its cutting-edge facial recognition across the Pacific.

It likely won't seem like it to the many of us stuck in holiday gridlocks this summer, but there is a science to traffic jams.

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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It might not seem like it – but there’s a science to those holiday traffic jams.

The thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was Australia's top land predator until the dingo arrived about 3500 years ago. Photo / Getty

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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Skin discovered in NZ may help to resurrect the extinct Tasmanian tiger.

With birth control, scientists hope to reduce the mosquito population enough to break the cycle of deadly disease transmission. Photos / Getty Images; File

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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COMMENT: After humans, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animal on the planet.

Authentic founder Glen Barnes:

  • 14 Jan, 2019 12:31pm
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Founder faces offshore sale debate head-on.

A Lime rider in Auckland's CBD. Photo / Michael Craig.

  • 14 Jan, 2019 12:12pm
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Scooters re-boot mid-ride, triggering anti-theft measure that locks wheels.

A young Chinese man was so desperate for an iPhone that he sold a kidney on the black market. He now needs dialysis. Photo / File

  • 14 Jan, 2019 6:19am
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Chinese man sold a kidney to the black market to buy latest technological gadgets.

The world of gaming is constantly evolving but it seems consoles still trump the cloud for now. Photo / 123RF

  • 14 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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At the very heart of the $206b gaming market, the console wars have raged for decades.

By pouring investment into mobile commerce, China has found another way to dominate. Photo / Qilai Shen

  • 13 Jan, 2019 11:42am
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By pouring investment into mobile commerce, the nation has found another way to dominate.

Amazon is reportedly planning to use its massive cloud computing service to jump into the streaming market for video game play. Photo / Bloomberg

  • 13 Jan, 2019 8:27am
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A report said the service is slated to to launch next year.

Gadgets

Smart home devices are set to be the next big thing. Photo / Getty Images

  • 16 Jan, 2019 5:00am
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More than 180,000 people descended on Las Vegas last week to see what the future holds.

The world of gaming is constantly evolving but it seems consoles still trump the cloud for now. Photo / 123RF

  • 14 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 7 minutes to read

At the very heart of the $206b gaming market, the console wars have raged for decades.

Lovot companion robots on display at Groove X in Las Vegas. Photo / AP

  • 13 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read

Companion that ‘falls asleep’ in your arms among latest gadgets aimed at the elderly.

A Hikvision CCTV system in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo / Getty Images

  • 12 Jan, 2019 4:06pm
  • 7 minutes to read

China is exporting its cutting-edge facial recognition across the Pacific.

The Woobo smart companion for children. Photo / Getty Images

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read

Why the latest gadgets unveiled for parents spark warning from psychologist.

Numerous Kiwi companies have headed CES in past years, including Boxfish, which specialises in underwater filming and exploration. Photo / supplied.

  • 7 Jan, 2019 12:51pm
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We have definitely hit peak smartphone, so what next?

Smart home devices are set to be the next big thing. Photo / Getty Images

  • 16 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read

More than 180,000 people descended on Las Vegas last week to see what the future holds.

The world of gaming is constantly evolving but it seems consoles still trump the cloud for now. Photo / 123RF

  • 14 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 7 minutes to read

At the very heart of the $206b gaming market, the console wars have raged for decades.

Lovot companion robots on display at Groove X in Las Vegas. Photo / AP

  • 13 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read

Companion that ‘falls asleep’ in your arms among latest gadgets aimed at the elderly.

A Hikvision CCTV system in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo / Getty Images

  • 12 Jan, 2019 4:06pm
  • 7 minutes to read

China is exporting its cutting-edge facial recognition across the Pacific.

The Woobo smart companion for children. Photo / Getty Images

  • 12 Jan, 2019 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read

Why the latest gadgets unveiled for parents spark warning from psychologist.

Numerous Kiwi companies have headed CES in past years, including Boxfish, which specialises in underwater filming and exploration. Photo / supplied.

  • 7 Jan, 2019 12:51pm
  • 5 minutes to read

We have definitely hit peak smartphone, so what next?

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