Stories by Stuart Corner

NZ super funds call for action from Facebook, Google and Twitter

The CEOs of five of New Zealand’s largest superannuation funds have added their voices to those of the CEOs of Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees calling for Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to prevent the spread of content such as that live streamed by the Christchurch mosque shooter.

Light field technology promises lifelike digital twins

A global expert on light field technologies, Jingyi Yu, says it is now possible to capture all aspects of a person’s appearance including skin reflection, light, depth, colour, clothing textures and aspect, to provide an ultra-realistic and finely detailed reproduction of anyone in real time.

Autonomous car on Auckland streets

Spark and New Zealand driverless car developer Ohmio Automotion are to test an autonomous car in a controlled area at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct using Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network, part of its 5G Innovation Lab.

Mobile apps on the rise as NZ embraces cashless

A survey of New Zealanders undertaken by Venture Insights has found almost 23 percent using their smartphones at least once a week to pay for a product or service, with bank payment apps accounting for 62 percent of these.