Interactive games are a $143 million business in New Zealand, but it could be bigger, the industry says.
Lime has provided a sneak peek of its latest electric scooter model, and Stuff was there for a test ride.
Singapore-based budget hotel booking startup RedDoorz is tiny in comparison to fast-growing giant Oyo. But it is holding its ground and winning the trust of an ever growing number of investors. On Monday, the four-year-old startup announced it has raised $70 million in Series C financing round, less than five months after it closed its […]
The latest electric scooters have larger wheels, mountain bike suspension and a back brake.
The Bugatti Centodieci is the French automaker’s most powerful supercar yet — coming in a skosh above the Chiron at 1,600 horsepower. But it’s not just the power — or the $8.9 million price tag — that makes the Centodieci stand out. The angular supercar, still dotted with the signature Bugatti design elements, tips its […]
Lime's third-generation or G3 e-scooter is on its way to Auckland.The US-based company can't give an exact date for a mass rollout, but its NZ public affairs manager Lauren Mentjox says G3s have just been released in Berlin, with...
New Zealand's interactive media and games sector could create a billion-dollar export industry by 2024, a new report outlining the sector reveals.Interactive Aotearoa, a report produced by the New Zealand Game Developers Association...
Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago. […]
Spark Sport's dress-rehearsal for the Rugby World Cup continues to be wobbly at times, while rival Sky Sport Now seems to have had a solid debut.The new streaming service's second weekend of English Premier League football saw problems...
Smarten up at home with today’s groovy gadgets.
When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also a kind of throwback — this time to ’90s martial arts series like “Vanishing Son” and “Kung Fu: […]
This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it. It makes an excellent case — several excellent written cases, actually — that “everything is Gamergate,” that it and its hate-screeching online mobs were the prototype for all the […]
Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how Netflix might have some rough times ahead as […]
"Monstrous" and "vicious" content online prompts calls to ban anonymity on social media.
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the...
Cameras flashed and fans screamed, as Liu Mou stepped into the spotlight on a sweltering summer evening. In the industrial heartland city of Wuhan, tens of thousands of spectators jam-packed the waterside strip that bore witness to...
NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation procedure for SpaceX’s GO Searcher seaborne ship. The ship is intended to be used to recover spacecraft and astronauts in an actual mission scenario, and the rehearsals this […]
Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some companies like Waymo have driven all across different types of environments in order to rack up the datasets that they believe will be needed to effectively maneuver without a human […]
OPINION: I used to think we were all getting ripped off by Sky TV. Now I realise I never had it so good.
Trade wars and state-sponsored cyber hackers are increasingly testing NZ's spy agencies.
Ikea’s smart home investments to date have been smart but scattered – now the Swedish home goods brand says it’s going to amp up its smart home bets with a brand new dedicated business unit. The company’s smart home endeavors began in 2012, and focused on wireless charging and smart lighting. It’s iterated in both […]
SoftBank has a plan to loan up to $20 billion to its employees, including CEO Masayoshi Son, for the purposes of having that capital re-invested in SoftBank’s own Vision venture fund, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. That’s a highly unusual move that could be risky in terms of how much […]
Apple’s next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That’s according to new assets pulled form the latest watchOS beta release, as uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp.br (via 9to5Mac). The new screens discovered in the beta show graphics used to pair the Apple Watch during setup, and list “Titanium […]
Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for the immediate field of differential privacy and beyond — raising wide-ranging questions about […]
In this week's newsletter: Meet the soon-to-be Y Combinator graduates
Mum uses keyring rescue tool to free herself and two sons from crashed car, after it landed upside down in a stream.
It’s true, you’ve got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. When the device hit the scene at IFA 2011, large screens were still a punchline. That same year, Steve Jobs famously joked about phones with screens larger than four inches, telling a crowd of reporters, “nobody’s going to buy that.” In 2019, […]
As people strive ever harder to minutely quantify every action they do, the sensors that monitor those actions are growing lighter and less invasive. Two prototype sensors from crosstown rivals Stanford and Berkeley stick right to the skin and provide a wealth of phsyiological data.
Businesses need to understand cause and effect: Someone did X and it increased sales, or they did Y and it hurt sales. That’s why many of them turn to analytics — but Bilal Mahmood, co-founder and CEO of ClearBrain, said existing analytics platforms can’t answer that question accurately. “Every analytics platform today is still based […]
Upfront Ventures, the 23-year-old, LA-based venture capital firm, is gearing up for far more deal-making. In addition to filing paperwork with the SEC this summer to raise its third growth-stage investment fund (it is also investing a $400 million early-stage fund and probably announcing another soon), the firm just added two new general partners to […]
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Cloudflare files for initial public offering The web infrastructure company has recently found itself at the center of political debates around […]
The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United States […]
Any first responder knows that situational awareness is key. In domestic violence disputes, hostage rescue or human trafficking situations, first responders often need help determining where humans are behind closed doors. That’s why Megan Lacy, Corbin Hennen and Rob Kleffner developed Lumineye, a 3D-printed radar device that uses signal analysis software to differentiate moving and […]
OPINION: Good news for travelling Kiwis. There's a way to avoid card fees while you're abroad.
Tech-free travellers can experience withdrawal symptoms and feelings of anxiety and isolation, study shows.
Waikato University has grabbed pole position in the race to embrace the billion-dollar esports industry.
Thanks to a bug, Instagram users found likes totally removed from their feed.
A US software engineer is accused of stealing data from millions of customers.
OPINION: Here's several of the best (and easiest) ways to watch Spark Sport on your TV, including the RWC.
A homeowner refuses to move after parking his car in the spot where Spark plans to install a new mast.
You might have chipped your pet, but would you chip yourself?Wellington man Ryan Wolstenholme has joined the "biohacker" or "grinder" craze that's picking up steam worldwide, merging man (or woman) and machine.The Xero software...
JBA founder and CEO James Coddington says the construction sector is currently 55,000 people short - and he saw virtual reality (VR) as the key to accelerating recruitment and training in a bid to plug the gap. The Ministry of Social...
Allbirds uses Auckland inspiration to create store focused on details.
OPINION: Is picking and choosing friends online better than being mates with whoever you happen to live near?
The battery on the 2015 Apple MacBook Pro laptops could catch fire.
More towns, specialised forecasts, and clearer indications of likely extreme weather are part of the site's revamp.
Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from those using its services.
Sky TV's new sports streaming service seems to have passed its first major test: this morning's livestream of the Uefa Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea.Sky Sport Now is a rebranded, boosted version of the former Fanpass.It...
A woman has been left stunned after an Amazon delivery driver hurled a box of light bulbs through her upstairs window.Leicestershire woman Claudine McLaren returned home on Monday to find a note at her door saying her parcel had...
Verizon is selling blogging and meme platform Tumblr to the parent company of blogger platform Wordpress, reportedly for a fraction of the US$1.1 billion ($1.7b) it was purchased for six years ago.Tumblr is well known for having...
A prize pool of $5000 is at stake for 80 young budding scientists at this year's regional science and technology fair.More than 80 students from eight Bay of Plenty schools have entered this year's annual National Institute of Water...
Two new air ambulance helicopters are being launched in the South Island today.It's the first time the state-of-the-art aircraft have been used in New Zealand for emergency medicine purposes.New Zealand's Health Minister Hon Dr...
London School of Economics professor Robert Wade says officials in Wellington are too blase about the impact of artificial intelligence, one of four factors he sees contributing to how the "Trump era" could last 30 years. Wade made...
By Phil Pennington for RNZ Auckland authorities are paving the way to add hundreds, if not thousands, more CCTV cameras to the network across the city.Auckland Transport (AT) says improving public safety is the crux.But a...
For much of this year, a fleet of Amazon Scouts, mini tank-like delivery vehicles about the size of a cooler, have traversed residential neighborhoods in a Seattle suburb to deliver packages. READ MORE: • 'Kiwi' delivery...
New Zealand's top scientific body has joined calls for an overhaul of genetic engineering (GE) laws, after finding an "urgent need" for a fresh look at how we might use the contentious technology.The Prime Minister's chief science...
In a letter to GCSB Minister Andrew Little and Communications Minister Kris Faafoi - leaked to Newstalk ZB - Huawei says that if it continues to be blocked from 5G upgrades, it may exit the New Zealand market.The letter, from Huawei...
Instagram Facebook and YouTube face fines of millions of pounds for showing harmful videos under the Government's first crackdown on social media, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.The British Government will give broadcasting watchdog...
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