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    Elon Musk's audacious plan for Tesla robo-taxis in 2020

    Elon Musk's audacious plan for Tesla robo-taxis in 2020


    Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other...

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing...
    As Jacinda Ardern prepares social media crackdown, alleged gunman's video reappears - and gets huge traffic

    As Jacinda Ardern prepares social media crackdown, alleged gunman's video reappears - and gets huge traffic


    Some 39 days after the Christchurch mosque massacres, social media sites are still struggling to stamp out copies of the gunman's video.New York-based researcher Eric Feinberg reported he had found another 12 copies across...

    Some 39 days after the Christchurch mosque massacres, social media sites are still struggling to stamp out copies of the gunman's video.New York-based researcher Eric Feinberg reported he had found another 12 copies across Facebook...
    Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures

    Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures


    Samsung Electronics Co. will delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone from the planned April 26 debut after reports of screen failures among some review units, a setback for the world's biggest handset maker.The...

    Samsung Electronics Co. will delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone from the planned April 26 debut after reports of screen failures among some review units, a setback for the world's biggest handset maker.The Suwon,...
    Allbirds imposes a carbon tax on itself

    Allbirds imposes a carbon tax on itself


    While politicians dither, trendy shoemaker Allbirds is "self-imposing" a carbon tax on every piece of footwear it makes.Kiwi and former All White Tim Brown co-founded the startup five years ago with San Fransciscan industrial...

    While politicians dither, trendy shoemaker Allbirds is "self-imposing" a carbon tax on every piece of footwear it makes.Kiwi and former All White Tim Brown co-founded the startup five years ago with San Fransciscan industrial engineer...
    Is this what the clean, green future of NZ energy looks like?

    Is this what the clean, green future of NZ energy looks like?


    It's being touted as the zero-emissions answer to New Zealand's "just transition" away from oil and gas.But is chasing so-called "green" hydrogen as straight-forward as it's cracked up to be?Last month, Prime Minister...

    It's being touted as the zero-emissions answer to New Zealand's "just transition" away from oil and gas.But is chasing so-called "green" hydrogen as straight-forward as it's cracked up to be?Last month, Prime Minister Jacinda...
    Wave of new tech firms targeting American farms in weather wars

    Wave of new tech firms targeting American farms in weather wars


    When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn't to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it's to his iPad.Nine mini-weather...

    When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn't to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it's to his iPad.Nine mini-weather stations...
    Creative destruction: Will technology create or kill jobs?

    Creative destruction: Will technology create or kill jobs?


    New Zealanders are being asked to share their views on whether technological changes will cost jobs or create them as the Government looks to formulate a policy on the future of work.The Productivity Commission has published...

    New Zealanders are being asked to share their views on whether technological changes will cost jobs or create them as the Government looks to formulate a policy on the future of work.The Productivity Commission has published an...
    The German technology to help prevent New Zealand banknote forgery

    The German technology to help prevent New Zealand banknote forgery


    Ever noticed the colourful shimmer of the bird in the clear window of New Zealand's dollar notes or the clear black and white replica of your face in your passport?That technology is called the Kinegram and it is just one of...

    Ever noticed the colourful shimmer of the bird in the clear window of New Zealand's dollar notes or the clear black and white replica of your face in your passport?That technology is called the Kinegram and it is just one of the...
    Woman's business decision that almost ruined her relationship

    Woman's business decision that almost ruined her relationship


    When Sabrina Philipp's business started to take off it seemed to make perfect sense to ask her boyfriend to join the fledgling operation.Her online coaching business had turned over $100,000 in just one month for the first...

    When Sabrina Philipp's business started to take off it seemed to make perfect sense to ask her boyfriend to join the fledgling operation.Her online coaching business had turned over $100,000 in just one month for the first time...
    Federal regulators investigating Facebook over data lapses set their sights on Mark Zuckerberg

    Federal regulators investigating Facebook over data lapses set their sights on Mark Zuckerberg


    Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to...

    Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek...
    Aussie co-founders of software group Atlassian lose $1.7b overnight

    Aussie co-founders of software group Atlassian lose $1.7b overnight


    Australian billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar copped a massive blow of A$1.6 billion ($1.7b) as the market reacted badly to the duo's software group's outlook for the fiscal year.The co-founders of...

    Australian billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar copped a massive blow of A$1.6 billion ($1.7b) as the market reacted badly to the duo's software group's outlook for the fiscal year.The co-founders of NASDAQ-listed...
    Running for cover: Being healthy's one thing but should you hand over personal data for cheaper life insurance?

    Running for cover: Being healthy's one thing but should you hand over personal data for cheaper life insurance?


    New Zealand's biggest life insurer will offer discounts and up to $4000 a year in rewards for people who eat healthily, exercise and sleep well.But policy holders would have to prove they are being healthy by recording the...

    New Zealand's biggest life insurer will offer discounts and up to $4000 a year in rewards for people who eat healthily, exercise and sleep well.But policy holders would have to prove they are being healthy by recording the information...
    CEO Martin Stewart consolidates power at Sky with board seat; Peter Macourt likely next to go

    CEO Martin Stewart consolidates power at Sky with board seat; Peter Macourt likely next to go


    Sky TV's new-broom CEO Martin Stewart has consolidated his power by taking the board seat vacated by John Fellet.The change was announced to the NZX this morning.Fellet's decision to stay on as a director after resigning as...

    Sky TV's new-broom CEO Martin Stewart has consolidated his power by taking the board seat vacated by John Fellet.The change was announced to the NZX this morning.Fellet's decision to stay on as a director after resigning as CEO...
    Users report global Gmail outages

    Users report global Gmail outages


    Internet users have flooded social media with reports of Gmail outages.According to the Outage Report website, hundreds of people have complained of being unable to log into Gmail since just after 5pm US eastern time (7am...

    Internet users have flooded social media with reports of Gmail outages.According to the Outage Report website, hundreds of people have complained of being unable to log into Gmail since just after 5pm US eastern time (7am AEST)....
    Pepsi considers using satellites to project advertising in night sky

    Pepsi considers using satellites to project advertising in night sky


    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a commercial disrupting your view of the night sky brought to you by soft drink company Pepsi.The global beverage company has reportedly consulted with a Russian space start-up that is...

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a commercial disrupting your view of the night sky brought to you by soft drink company Pepsi.The global beverage company has reportedly consulted with a Russian space start-up that is proposing...
    Callaghan launches Israeli innovation ecosystem database

    Callaghan launches Israeli innovation ecosystem database


    Callaghan Innovation has adopted an Israeli database model for its newly-launched Scale-Up NZ information aggregation and collaboration system.Callaghan, a government agency, will pay a $50,000 annual licence fee to Israeli...

    Callaghan Innovation has adopted an Israeli database model for its newly-launched Scale-Up NZ information aggregation and collaboration system.Callaghan, a government agency, will pay a $50,000 annual licence fee to Israeli non-profit...
    Lawyer finds lessons as dismissed IBM NZ exec awarded $190K

    Lawyer finds lessons as dismissed IBM NZ exec awarded $190K


    There are lessons for all employers in the case of David Bate, who was awarded $189,950 after taking an unjustified dismissal case against IBM New Zealand, a top employment lawyer says - particularly local subsidiaries of...

    There are lessons for all employers in the case of David Bate, who was awarded $189,950 after taking an unjustified dismissal case against IBM New Zealand, a top employment lawyer says - particularly local subsidiaries of multinationals...
    Auckland's Safeswim app to be sold overseas as product

    Auckland's Safeswim app to be sold overseas as product


    Auckland's real-time water quality monitoring app is set to be exported around the world as a multi-million dollar product.A venture between Auckland Council and global engineering firm Mott MacDonald, announced this morning,...

    Auckland's real-time water quality monitoring app is set to be exported around the world as a multi-million dollar product.A venture between Auckland Council and global engineering firm Mott MacDonald, announced this morning, would...
    As it asks for cash up front, Spark Sport details refund policy

    As it asks for cash up front, Spark Sport details refund policy


    Spark is looking to lure people to Spark Sport with its $60 early-bird pricing for the Rugby World Cup.That is a good deal for paywalled sports tournament by any measure, and a decent saving on the $80 it will cost if you wait...

    Spark is looking to lure people to Spark Sport with its $60 early-bird pricing for the Rugby World Cup.That is a good deal for paywalled sports tournament by any measure, and a decent saving on the $80 it will cost if you wait until...
    Juha Saarinen: Social media platforms risk people signing off in droves

    Juha Saarinen: Social media platforms risk people signing off in droves


    COMMENT: Livestreamed atrocities, fake news and propaganda, racism, trolling, as well as privacy-busting marketing and manipulation of democracy: the dark side of social media is getting bigger and starting to smell bad. READ...

    COMMENT: Livestreamed atrocities, fake news and propaganda, racism, trolling, as well as privacy-busting marketing and manipulation of democracy: the dark side of social media is getting bigger and starting to smell bad. READ MORE:...