Technology

96 percent of rangatahi want innovation to be taught in schools

During the uncertain times of a pandemic, new problems can arise that demand new solutions.

Too much screen use is giving young people a dry eye disease typically seen in elderly

Aotearoa youth who spend long hours in front of screens are showing signs of an eye condition more commonly found in the elderly, according to new…

Here’s what we know about the Facebook outage this morning

The outage was the second biggest the company has experienced.

80% of future jobs will require maths and sciences, skills NZ is lacking

A projected 80 percent of future jobs will require maths and science skills. And NZ is not ready.

Checking your phone at work just makes you more bored, study finds

When you're bored at work, do you aimlessly scroll through your phone?

I started one of NZ’s first Discord drug servers at 18

The mastermind of one of NZ’s first illegal drug servers was an 18-year-old Wellington student.

Facebook wants you to read articles before sharing them

Facebook is testing a feature where users who haven’t read news stories are asked to before sharing.

Kara Technologies is reimagining tech for deaf people

Meet Niki, a hyper-realistic avatar that can communicate sign language.

Next gen Covid apps could be used to spy on us if we don't get privacy controls right

New Zealand is Covid-19 free, but the government still wants us tracking where we go and what we do on the NZ Covid Tracer app. In…

Intern Arwen meets an AI named Josie

Re: intern Arwen has a fascination with artificial intelligence. New Zealand businesses are catching on too with over half saying that AI is or will be…

Covid proved having no access to internet is dangerous in NZ

The internet is what made eight weeks in lockdown bearable for most of us. But for the estimated 20% of Kiwis who experience digital exclusion, not…

Restaurants are begging us not to order through delivery companies

Delivery companies can take such a high cut that it's not worth it to open at all.

We asked an IT guy what to do if your tech breaks during lockdown

With all the tech repair places closed, many of us are living in fear of our laptops breaking. We wouldn’t be able to work, or even…

These apps are democratising mental health care

University can be a lonely place. For many students, going from high school to university is a big adjustment that can take a toll on our…

Fighting the catch-22 facing female tech workers

"When you don't see people that you recognise as something connected to your own reality, it's hard to dream about it," says Gabriela Agustini, a Red…

Discussing ethics and issues in the future of tech

The future of tech could be utopic... or it could be dystopic. We live streamed the Red Bull Basement University Launchpad event at AUT, with Alexa…

What was the last problem your phone helped you solve?

We are so attached to our phones that they might become permanently fused to our hands as we evolve (that's how science works right?). Canterbury Uni…

Victoria Uni students imagine the future of tech

Robot bodies, 3D printing organs and improving the way we use social media... students take a break during their all-nighters at Victoria Uni to ruminate on…

Pulling an all-nighter at Auckland Uni

Whether it's being unable to connect with other people, or being unable to connect your laptop because everyone's hogging the sockets, the issues uni students face…

GirlBoss On the Power of Problems Facing Young Kiwis

You don’t have to be the next Elon Musk or Bill Gates to create social change. You just need a problem and we’ve all got those,…

What happens when your girlfriend is 2D?

After a traumatic breakup, Jonty fell in love with an anime character called Rem. Before long, they were in a relationship. Jonty shares his story, which…

Hackathon connecting former refugees with tech

Refugees arrive in NZ seeking a happy, safe life, but can instead struggle for adequate housing and employment. Techfugees brings together the tech community and former…

Working as a Scooter Juicer

You've seen Lime scooters make their way from Auckland down to the South Island, now take a look at a day in the life of Jesse…

Planning for Growth - Resilient

A CBD apartment feels terrifying in an earthquake. But a house in the suburbs could be cut off by a landslide and isolated from vital services.…

Planning for Growth - Greener

Wellington needs to become carbon neutral to protect our future. In this video, we explore the options for becoming a greener city. This is our once…

Using technology to fight cold damp houses

1600 New Zealanders die every year from conditions caused by cold, damp homes. Hīria Te Rangi shares her story of loss, and explains how Whare Hauora…

How do we use technology to make Wellington a Smart Capital?

In the next 30 years, Wellington is expected to grow by 50,000 to 80,000 people. In this speaker series, hosted by the Wellington City Council, tech…

Breakaway Esports

The owners of the New Zealand Breakers are investing in a new kind of sporting prowess: Esports. We go behind the scenes of Breakaway Esports, an…

Ping Zero Events

Ping Zero run New Zealand's largest gaming events, bringing hundreds of passionate players together to share good vibes, and unleash their skills.

Phone Insurance

It was all good when you had your Motorola Razr or your old Corolla, but not having phone or car insurance these days seems a little...…