Technology

Planes, trains and super-conducting magnets

New Zealand scientists are creating a device which could help power aeroplanes using super-conducting magnets. The super conductors carry a huge electronic current without losing energy, creating a much more environmentally friendly way to travel by...... Read More

NZ facing growing number of cyber incidents

Kiwis will continue to face record digital threats and cyber incidents every month, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. New Zealand is not exempt from global digital threats and is currently facing malicious and illegal hacking incidents from...... Read More

Three-quarters of scam victims 55 and over

New government figures show three-quarters of the amount lost by people to scammers in the last three months, was lost by people aged 55 and older. The National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) released its quarterly report today breaking down...... Read More

Consumers opt in to high speed Internet

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has welcomed a new milestone for the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme, which has reached 44 per cent uptake – far above initial expectations. The Quarterly Broadband Deployment...... Read More

Mapping Aotearoa in te reo Māori

A new map offering te reo Māori names for places around Aotearoa has been created by a young cartography enthusiast. Andrew Douglas-Clifford, who is in his early twenties, used a range of resources to put together an online map and poster giving New...... Read More

Govt to pay Derek Handley $100k after CTO offer retracted

Tech entrepreneur Derek Handley was offered the role of the country's first Chief Technology Officer, but will now be paid out $100,000 after the offer was retracted by the government. The government has called a halt to the appointment process...... Read More

Suspended engineer under more scrutiny

An engineer suspended after a probe into faulty towbars is under further scrutiny over issues found with inspections of other heavy-duty equipment. It was revealed last month that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) had found 80 percent of Wellington...... Read More

Caller ID spoofing phone scam

Phone scams have been around for a long time and include the well-known "your computer has a problem" callers and the ring-once calls. But you may not have heard about Caller ID Spoofing. Caller ID Spoofing is when a call originates overseas...... Read More