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Sunday, 26 June 2016
Self-driving cars present ethical dilemma
06:23 | 24/6/16
Should an autonomous car primarily protect its passenger in a crash, even if it results in the deaths of pedestrians, or is Star Trek right in that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?
Aziz Al-Sa'afin: Top 3 fitness apps for that summer body
12:29 | 23/6/16
It's winter, so rather than being at the gym you're probably on the couch. Which is why this week, Aziz Al-Sa'afin looks at the top three fitness apps to keep you on track.
Global sales growth for industrial robots slowing
06:29 | 23/6/16
Global industrial robot sales growth has slowed to 12 percent in 2015 as top buyer China develops its own technology.
The voice of Siri to perform at State of Origin
12:29 | 22/6/16
Siri -- at least her voice -- will perform the Australian national anthem at tonight's rugby league State of Origin match.
72 new emojis approved
06:37 | 22/6/16
The new array of emojis released today includes avocados, lizards, peanuts, shopping trolleys, bacon, foxes, eggs, and even Mrs Claus.
Chinese govt plans to 'cleanse' internet comments
05:32 | 22/6/16
China's internet regulator has launched a new campaign to clean up the comments sections on websites to prevent the spread of what it calls harmful information and to encourage what it considers more helpful, well-intentioned comments to appear.
Pluto could be hiding an ocean
02:20 | 22/6/16
A decade ago, we weren't even sure if there was water on the moon. Now scientists are proposing there is an ocean on Pluto.
Kiwis in denial about robot job apocalypse - survey
10:10 | 21/6/16
Almost nine in 10 New Zealanders don't think their jobs are threatened by artificial intelligence and mechanisation, a Massey University study has found.
Baby planets give glimpse into adulthood
05:00 | 21/6/16
Scientists have found a younger, hotter version of Jupiter in a galaxy far, far away, in one of two studies examining some of the youngest planets ever detected.
New supercomputer champion doubles speed record
01:04 | 21/6/16
The world has a new fastest computer, and it leaves the former champion in the dust.
Blockchain: The 'unhackable' smart contract
06:25 | 20/6/16
The next technology genie has been let out of the bottle and it's called the blockchain. And with it comes the potential to disrupt the global financial system.
Has Google Maps released the Kraken?
02:55 | 20/6/16
Google Maps allows people to explore the world without leaving their computer. Could it have proved ancient tales about the mythical Kraken true?
New software allows the physically disabled to click with their eyes
06:11 | 19/6/16
For those who can't click a mouse or tap a screen, new breakthrough technology puts the power of the computer in the eye of the beholder.
Astronaut Tim Peake returns from space
06:03 | 19/6/16
After 186 days in space, British astronaut Tim Peake has braved a 27,000 km/h ride home.
What goes on at a Donald Trump rally
11:13 | 16/6/16
A university professor who attended and livetweeted a Donald Trump rally has labelled it a "homophobic, misogynistic racist nightmare".
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