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  1. Major security flaw means you have to change your passwords again

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 02.24 / 23:58 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Security firm Cloudflare disclosed late Thursday that a long-running bug in its security systems may have leaked information, including potentially personal information, from thousands of sites including Uber, Fitbit and OK…
  2. Space expert weighs in on 'ball of fire' in the skies over central New Zealand

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 02.24 / 22:33 www.nzherald.co.nz
    An expert at Auckland's Stardome has weighed in on reports of a bright light shooting across the skies over New Zealand last night.Callers to Newstalk ZB described a "ball of fire" in the sky south-west of New Plymouth.Some…
  3. Uber rejects claims it stole Waymo's self-driving car tech

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 02.24 / 22:29 computerworld.com.au
    Uber is dismissing allegations that it stole trade secrets from rival Waymo, calling them “a baseless attempt to slow down a c…
  4. Google sues Uber over 'stolen' driverless car technology

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 02.24 / 21:54 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Google is suing Uber for allegedly stealing the technology behind its self-driving cars.The search giant, which has been working on driverless vehicles since 2009, has filed a lawsuit claiming Uber stole trade secrets and is…
  5. Microsoft's support rules for Windows 10 LTSB void allure to enterprise customers

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 02.24 / 21:49 computerworld.com.au
    Microsoft has largely invalidated one of Windows 10's signature concessions to corporate customers, said Gartner analysts Stephen Kleynhans and Michael…
  6. Exoplanet discovery: should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 02.24 / 20:25 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Turns out it wasn't just dust on the telescope lens, Nasa astronomers have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbour water and possibly life. Google has marked the…
  7. Google discloses unpatched IE vulnerability after Patch Tuesday delay

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 02.24 / 18:58 computerworld.com.au
    Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a potential arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not acted within Google's 90-day disclosure…
  8. FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 02.24 / 18:58 computerworld.com.au
    The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek a stay on privacy rules for broadband providers that the agency just passed in…
  1. New research demonstrates the power of bumblebees’ brains

    Austriantribune.com - Science 02.24 / 23:08 austriantribune.com
    Showing the unprecedented power of insect brains, a team of researchers successfully made a few bumblebees to push a ball to the middle of a platform for a sugary…
  2. BAS releases new footage of Larsen C crack

    Austriantribune.com - Science 02.24 / 23:08 austriantribune.com
    The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a research group which is monitoring a miles-long crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, has warned that a massive block of ice around a…
  3. South Korea projected to take lead in life expectancy by 2030

    Austriantribune.com - Science 02.24 / 23:08 austriantribune.com
    A new study has suggested that average life expectancy will increase worldwide by 2030, and the Asian country of South Korea will take a lead in the…
  4. Space expert weighs in on 'ball of fire' in the skies over central New Zealand

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 02.24 / 22:33 www.nzherald.co.nz
    An expert at Auckland's Stardome has weighed in on reports of a bright light shooting across the skies over New Zealand last night.Callers to Newstalk ZB described a "ball of fire" in the sky south-west of New Plymouth.Some…
  5. Exoplanet discovery: should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 02.24 / 20:25 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Turns out it wasn't just dust on the telescope lens, Nasa astronomers have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbour water and possibly life. Google has marked the…
  6. Bumblebees learn to score goals for the sweet taste of success

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 02.24 / 16:14 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Bumblebees can teach one another how to score "goals" with a tiny ball, displaying a learning ability never before seen in insects, a study has shown.The bees surprised scientists by working out how to use a novel tool to…
  7. Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: The AI baby that just grew up

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 02.24 / 16:14 www.nzherald.co.nz
    If you cried while staring empathetically into the eyes of a giant ape in Sir Peter Jackson's remake of the movie King Kong , then you have experienced the incredible human expression research of Dr Mark Sagar. The Oscar…
  8. Weird Science: Sea monster's ancient live birth

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 02.24 / 16:14 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Scientists have just discovered the oldest documented case of live birth: that by a "terrible-headed lizard" that lived 250 million years ago.Professor Jonathan Aitchison of the University of Queensland, the author of a new…
  1. Things Get a Little Space Bananas in the Latest Prey Video

    Ausgamers.com - Games 02.24 / 05:41 ausgamers.com
    One of the cool things about Prey and the story is that through experimentation humans are genetically given alien abilities. Like, being able to transform into regular everyday space objects and just chill. From being able to turn into a turret or even a coffee mug the latest Prey video, titled 'Mimic Madness', is a compilation of some truly bizarre space shenanigans. We're talking apples, headphones, and a bag of space chips. Check it out. On a side-note, the music in this…
  2. Civilization VI's Australian Update is Now Live

    Ausgamers.com - Games 02.24 / 04:38 ausgamers.com
    The Australia Civilization and Scenario Pack for Civilization VI is available now on Steam for $4.99 USD. It adds Australia as a playable faction, under the guidance of leader John Curtin who was Australia’s Prime Minister during World War II. The update comes alongside a new patch that brings a number of balance changes and bug fixes. Here's the skinny. Australia is a civ that gets bonus housing for coastal cities, bonuses for building Districts on attractive terrain, and additional p…
  3. Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Now Live, Here's the New TV Spot from Die Hard Director John McTiernan

    Ausgamers.com - Games 02.24 / 04:38 ausgamers.com
    This weekend, starting right now, you can check out Ubisoft's upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands on just about every platform. Which, is probably why they call it an Open Beta. Anyway, in preparation for the game's launch next month Ubisoft has released a new TV Spot directed by non other than John McTiernan. As in the guy behind action classics Die Hard and Predator. Sadly, this is more Die Hard 5 than anything resembling the original. Check it out. If you've played the Beta or plan…
  4. Nintendo Switch Won't Have Virtual Console Support at Launch

    Ausgamers.com - Games 02.24 / 03:36 ausgamers.com
    With Nintendo Switches starting to make the rounds to various press outlets one thing has become clear, the system at launch will very much be limited to being a games-only console. In that there will be an eShop that'll sell digital titles, but the system itself won't have any additional features like a browser or social apps. Those will be coming later, including Virtual Console stuff. Which means no classic NES, SNES, N64, and GameCube games for a while. The latter of which has been…
  5. You will find out if Human-Angaran genitals are compatible if you play Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Ausgamers.com - Games 02.23 / 23:35 ausgamers.com
    At a recent Mass Effect: Andromeda event I got the opportunity to put the moves on an Angaran, one of the new races in Mass Effect Andromeda. The Angaran, who looks like a person with the face of a cat and the head of a squid, seemed receptive to my advances. I even asked him if we could 'get together' and he indicated in the affirmative. Unfortunately I couldn't work out how to... uh... dry the ink. An Angaran. Later, when I had the opportunity to sit down with BioWare Producer…
  1. Mazda6 denies the decline of diesel

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.24 / 22:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    PAUL OWEN/FAIRFAX NZ Mazda6 is a class act on the road. But like so many diesel cars in NZ, it's not as clean as the same model in Europe.  MAZDA6 LIMITED SEDAN Base price: $58,245. Powertrain and performance: 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four, 129kW/420Nm, 6-speed automatic, FWD, Combined economy 5.4 litres per 100km, 0-100kmh 7.9 seconds. Vital statistics: 4865mm long, …
  2. Audi S4 is a really fast way to play the RS4 waiting game

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.24 / 22:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    SUPPLIED S4 Avant: Audi people do love their high-performance wagons.  To say that the S4 has been a successful model for Audi in New Zealand would be something of an understatement. More than 1400 S4s (including the related S5 coupe, cabrio and Sportback models) have been sold locally since 2002.This makes it a pretty important model, particularly now that a new RS4 …
  3. Americarna - the 'torque' of Taranaki

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.24 / 22:08 www.stuff.co.nz
    Dee Temple and her children have been waiting all year to wave their American…
  4. Americarna's decade-long ride to fame

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.24 / 00:48 www.stuff.co.nz
    Billy Marshall has seven classic American cars back home in Utah but he travels to New Plymouth every year to see what Americarna has on…
  5. Brazen cyclists spark concern in New York suburb

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.23 / 22:57 www.stuff.co.nz
    A group of helmet-less wheelie-popping cyclists are irritating residents and motorists on Staten Island, New…
  6. Limited edition Ferrari LaFerrari could be coming

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 02.23 / 21:33 www.stuff.co.nz
    The surprise appears to have been spoiled for Ferrari, with a European office patent leak revealing what could be the next celebratory model as part of its 70th birthday…
  1. 'Model' police officers cause a stir online

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 02.24 / 22:33 www.nzherald.co.nz
    The internet has gone wild for two police officers pictured at an armed offenders squad callout in Remuera today.Remuera Kindergarten, St Kentigern Junior School and Remuera Intermediate were placed under a precautionary…
  2. Woman sets up GoFundMe page to fund her 'spritiual journey'

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 02.24 / 05:55 www.nzherald.co.nz
    There are numerous worthy causes on crowd-funding site GoFundMe.Examples include a teacher in Ipswich trying to raise $10,000 to take a class of special needs kids on a trip to Tasmania and a family struggling with the news…
  3. Bruce Springsteen spotted out and about in Auckland

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 02.24 / 04:09 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Excited Bruce Springsteen fans have been spotting the Boss out and about in Auckland, and getting the chance to chat to him."I am writing this in a state somewhere between euphoria, disbelief and exhaustion," Stephen Counsell…
  1. Samsung Galaxy S8 official leaks begin

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 22:17 ausdroid.net
    It’s a leaky time of year. Each manufacturer seems to orchestrate hype for their upcoming devices through official and “unofficial” leaks. We have seen many unofficial leaks regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 and today, courtesy of @EvLeaks, we see the first official leak. With the hashtag #itson Evan Blass has tweeted out what appears to … The post Samsung Galaxy S8 official leaks begin appeared first on…
  2. Samsung launches Secure Folder for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge running Nougat

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 17:19 ausdroid.net
    Samsung has today launched their KNOX powered Secure Folder feature which originally launched on the ill-fated Note 7 for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge running Nougat. The Secure Folder feature is enabled by installing the app from the Galaxy Apps store. Once installed, Secure Folder allows you to keep sensitive files, or apps in … The post Samsung launches Secure Folder for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge running Nougat appeared first on…
  3. Asus launches the king of live-streaming phones, the Zenfone Live

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 16:18 ausdroid.net
    Asus has a great range of phones, each a slightly different spec for a different purpose and today they’re introducing a phone designed for live-streaming with the Zenfone Live. The phone comes complete with a beautification process built-in to the software which they say allows you to ‘share an even more glamorous version of yourself–Live!’ … The post Asus launches the king of live-streaming phones, the Zenfone Live appeared first on A…
  4. Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages as part of a push towards RCS

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 12:29 ausdroid.net
    Google today re-branded their text messaging client Messenger to Android Messages, the move was part of a renewed push towards implementing Rich Communication Services (RCS). The rebrand will see more support for RCS from carriers and manufacturers around the world. The most visible part of the announcement for most people comes in the name change … The post Google rebrands Messenger to Android Messages as part of a push towards RCS appeared first on…
  5. Google Allo for the desktop coming but not soon

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 05:16 ausdroid.net
    To say Google Allo has had a mixed reception is a massive understatement. It was our first introduction to Google Assistant but unfortunately aside from Google Assistant it did not seem to have much going for it. Since that first release Google have been hard at work improving the whole Allo experience and today we … The post Google Allo for the desktop coming but not soon appeared first on…
  6. LG unveils X Power2 phone with a massive 4,500mAh battery

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 04:54 ausdroid.net
    LG won’t just be concentrating on the high end market at Mobile World Congress, instead they’re also refreshing one of their X-series products, launching the X Power2. The X series are LG’s attempt to make a phone for people concentrating on one aspect of the phone, the camera, the display and in the case of … The post LG unveils X Power2 phone with a massive 4,500mAh battery appeared first on…
  7. Optus giving away three months Spotify Premium trial subscription

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 03:32 ausdroid.net
    In the past yearOptus have been very proactive when it comes to music and media streaming. Last year they offered data-free streaming from selected music services which was received very well from their customers. Now they are also offering a three month trial subscription to the world’s most popular music streaming service, Spotify. The Spotify … The post Optus giving away three months Spotify Premium trial subscription appeared first on…
  8. TWRP bringing PC backup support soon

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 02.24 / 02:49 ausdroid.net
    There are many of us who like to play around with the operating system on their phones but of course whenever we do this there is a risk that it may all go pear shaped and we end up with a non-functional phone. This is why every single time Ausdroid recommends that a backup using … The post TWRP bringing PC backup support soon appeared first on…