Amazon Echo records family conversation, sends it to random person

A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago."Unplug your Alexa devices right now," a voice on the other line said. "You're being hacked."Apparently, one of Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office."The... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Whittaker's named New Zealand's most trusted brand for seventh year

Auckland's family of chocolate makers, Whittaker's, has seized the title of most trusted New Zealand brand for the seventh consecutive year. The New Zealand chocolate makers were voted the most trusted brand from all surveyed as... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Rocket Lab's Hawke's Bay launch site receives approval to expand launch options

Rocket Lab's launch facility at Mahia is now capable of the widest range of launch angles in the world, following a change to environmental regulation managing New Zealand's space regulations.With the United States-based orbital... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Court rules Rotorua Lakes Council overcharged rates for 94 inner city leaseholders

Rotorua Lakes Council has overcharged rates for 94 inner city lease holders for the past three years and the mistake and subsequent legal feud will cost ratepayers thousands of dollars.The land, on a strip between Amohau and Eruera... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Still smoking and still joking, Tommy Chong views life at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country.He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank says it's slashing thousands of jobs as it reshapes its stocks trading business and tries to limit costs.The bank said Thursday it would cut its workforce from 97,000... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Airports on both sides of the Tasman under fire from airlines

Airline chiefs from Australia and New Zealand say passengers are paying the price for light-handed regulation of airports in the absence of appropriate constraints on monopoly power.The airline bosses put aside commercial rivalry... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Foreign investment in New Zealand technology sector at record levels

In the past few years, New Zealand technology companies have received record levels of foreign investment, according to a new report. The third annual Investor's Guide to New Zealand was released tonight by Technology Investment... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Shares up on A2 Milk rebound; Fletcher, Comvita drop

New Zealand shares gained as A2 Milk Co rebounded from recent selling, while Fletcher Building and Comvita fell.The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 37.54 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 8,590.77. Within the index, 23 stocks rose, 17 fell and... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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