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Fair Deal Coalition to shower Groser with letters
Campaign aims to influence Trade Minister Tim Groser’s negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement...
Regulator releases draft on telco levy payments
The Commerce Commission has released the amounts telcos will likely have to put towards a $50 million levy that helps pay improvements to the 111 phone system, broadband in rural areas and services for the deaf and hearing-impaired...
Historic Kiwi photos to be digitised
Ministry for Culture and Heritage reaches a deal to stop photographs from being permanently lost overseas...
Smartphone ownership jumps
As many as three in five New Zealanders own a smartphone, an online survey shows...
Crime victims still paying for silent lines after Senate committee fails to stop telcos from charging
Telephone carriers including Telstra, Internode, iPrimus, iiNet, Spintel and ACN currently charge as much as $48 yearly to maintain a silent line for customers, with Telstra making an exception for those with protection orders...
‘My network’s bigger than yours’ – Telstra versus Optus
Two days after Optus announced a major expansion of its 4G network, Telstra has returned fire with a 4G announcement of its own. No new technology, just a bit of boasting about the size of the Telstra network...
Amazon River Exhales Virtually All Carbon Taken Up by Rainforest
The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen...
Not Just Blowing in the Wind: Compressing Air for Renewable Energy Storage
All compressed air energy storage plants work under the same basic premise...
Flickr users: We hate the new site
Commenters on Flickr's forum say they don't like the new site format and want an option to revert to the old layout...
How the Telegraph was hacked
A phishing attack allowed Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) activists to hack the Telegraph's Twitter feeds, reports Matt Warman...
Pirate movie sites blocked in UK
Big UK net firms have begun blocking access to two movie streaming sites accused of flouting copyright laws...
Flickr revamp unveiled by Yahoo
Yahoo revamps its Flickr photo-sharing service, offering users up to 1TB of storage if they accept adverts...
Cold Fusion Machine Gets Third-Party Verification, Inventor Says
A well-known promoter of cold fusion technology—who's been demonstrating his latest invention here and there over the past two years—has announced that an independent third party has verified his machine works...
Chinese hackers who breached Google reportedly targeted classified data
Breach exposed thousands of surveillance orders for suspected spies, terrorists...
Microsoft announces its next console, the Xbox One
In terms of hardware, the new console has "5 billion transistors," 8GB of RAM, a 64-bit architecture, USB 3.0, a Blu-ray player, and "variable power states"...
Why we need to stop military killer robots now
Artificial intelligence expert Mark Bishop says a ban on weapons that can deploy and destroy without human intervention is vital...
Opening Doors to Foldable Electronics With Inkjet-Printed Graphene
Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket...
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