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F&P Healthcare earnings soar
The contrasting fortunes of two of New Zealand's biggest technology manufacturers were highlighted when they both reported...
Rakon plunges deeper into the red on writedowns
Rakon, which makes crystal oscillators used in smart phones and navigation systems, plunged deeper into the red after writing down the value of its Chinese and New Zealand units, and posting underlying earnings at the bottom of its twice-downgraded guidance...
Scientist: Challenges will help NZ
The Prime Minister's chief science adviser says a hitlist of 10 big issues for our top brains to tackle will be "transformational"...
Kiwi firm makes app for blockbuster
A New Zealand firm operating out of the UK has taken the lead role in developing the official app for...
DHB's website hacked again
After a string of bad luck with computers, Waikato District Health Board has fallen victim to a hacker yet again...
Dotcom's defence costs soar
Kim Dotcom says the legal costs of defending copyright charges will top NZ$62m...
Huawei Australia does $368 million, doubles carrier growth in one year
Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei may be banned from the NBN, but it has still had a very successful year in Australia...
NBN subcontractor rips up pipes
A furious NBN subcontractor has ripped equipment out of the ground over a pay dispute, tearing out pipes laid just six weeks ago in Adelaide...
Top-Class Biofuel from the Depths of the Forest
Tops and branches from tree-felling sites are reborn in the laboratory as compact pellets. However, the energy industry will not act until the price is right....
Pioneering wave power farm renews green energy hope
After a series of false dawns, the world's first commercial wave farm is to open soon. Will this be a fresh start for the technology?...
Bitcoin more powerful than fastest supercomputers
The power of all the computers networked together to maintain the digital currency's system far exceeds the combined processing strength of the top 500 most powerful supercomputers...
Amazon Kindle available in 170 countries
Amazon has announced it is expanding sales of Kindle [Fire] tablets to more than 170 countries and territories around the world, expanding from the six nations where the device is currently on sale...
Ecuador satellite space crash fears
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris...
Google acquires kite-power firm
Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites...
Obama Set To Reboot Drone Strike Policy And Retool The War On Terror
In a major counterterrorism address today, President Obama is expected to announce a significant shift in the drone policy that has been the cornerstone of his war on terror...
Kim Dotcom claims he invented two-factor authentication—but he wasn’t first
Dotcom patent was invalidated in EU. He still wants to be paid for "invention"...
Surprise! Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web
Atomic weights revision changes periodic table
Five elements at the heart of the periodic table will never look the same again, following an update to their atomic weights...
Big Data, for Better or Worse: 90% of World's Data Generated Over Last Two Years
A full 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The internet companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilised. Is this a good thing?...
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