Google has released a JPEG encoder called ‘Guetzli’ that promises to shrink an image's file size by up to 35% without losing any perceivable picture quality. The key word here is ‘perceivable’– Guetzli-compressed JPEGs will contain less detail but the loss is imperceptible to the human eye. The...

Uber’s dream to put fleets of self-drive cars on the road hit a speedbump late last month when a test-Uber collected a Honda CRV at 61km/h while driving through an orange light at an Arizona intersection. The crash was deemed to be the Honda driver’s fault – she admits she didn’t see the Uber...

According to the NZ Police "by hijacking the trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, 'phishers' are able to convince up to five percent of recipients to respond to them." Falling for a 'phishing' (scam) email can be disastrous for organisations and...

Abandoned, unexploded landmines are a big killer in countries that have been subject to ongoing conflict. Unicef estimates the figure to be in the vicinity of 20,000 people a year killed or maimed. One in five of these victims are estimated to be children. Working in agriculture and farming...

Severe burns have traditionally been treated with the use of skin grafts – a process where healthy skin is removed from an unobtrusive area of the victims own body (such as their thigh) and transplanted to cover the burnt area. The process is long and very painful and often a series of grafts is...

Just prior to Christmas,  Yahoo was forced to admit that over a billion users had their account names, email addresses, telephone numbers, passwords, birth dates, and security questions and answers stolen during a massive hack in August 2013.  The admission comes hot on the heels of the...

Hobbyist/consumer drones are a rapidly exanding field of technology with a range of commerical and hobbyist applications,  however there is a potentially darker side to their use. Millions of drones have been sold to civilian buyers, raising fears over the associated risk of accidental and non-...

 

Recently we've assisted a number of local businesses that have been affected by viruses and malware from the internet  – it's time to get informed! This is our list of recommendations for keeping your ‘online identity' safe and avoiding a cyber attack:

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There's more than just 'computer viruses' to think about these days.  While you are probably most familiar with the term 'virus', things have gotten a lot more sophisticated since the term was first coined in the 1990's to describe any kind of malicious software attack...

Pictured: The Apple lightning port (above) and the universal 3.5mm headphone jack (below)

 

With the iPhone due for release very soon it is almost certain that the lastest iteration of the cult classic will be without the universal 3.5mm headphone jack. According to reports, a...

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