Technology

2019 higher education selection list out

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The Department has reminded citizens that the national selection is administered online through a highly transparent and accountable system – the National Online Selection System (NOSS).

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech

That's according to Mahuki, Te Papa museum's innovation accelerator hub which helps to develop innovative ideas into global digital businesses for the cultural sector.

Its outreach coordinator, Sulu Fiti, who is Samoan, said he stood out in the technology sector as it has so few brown people.

But he said that hadn't stopped him making his mark in a highly competitive sector.

"What I did and what I still do is attend meetups and you go there and find like-minded people. When I first started going there wasn't a lot of brown faces.

APEC seeks out Health Tech Game Changers

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE Prize, under the theme Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies.

Positive impacts of social media and technology

Social media and the easier access through mobile phones has been seen as a main platform that has contributed to this at times even  acting as catalysts to save lives of innocent victims of crime.

This platform may well have saved the lives of two innocent young men – who, if not for the quick actions of good Samaritans, may have died of stab wounds from petty criminals.

The two young men were attacked recently around the Gordon and the University areas.

Filter internet exposure for children: Official

Chief Censor Steven Mala said as part of addressing the issue of censorship and protecting children from harmful content, the Censorship Office has rolled out a schools awareness program in NCD and Central Province.

“Technology is not all that bad and creating a positive mindset for our children is important,” says the Chief Censor.

Speaking on positive behaviour change through music, arts, media and sports, he said it was part of Censorship Office vision 2050 to regulate the music industry.

Justin Bieber becomes the second person to reach 100m Twitter followers

He follows Katy Perry (103m) who managed it in June, but is in front of Taylor Swift (85.5m) and Rihanna (79.9m).

Former US president Barack Obama comes in third though with 94.3m.

To celebrate, Bieber has been given his own emoji on the site, which fans can use by using the hashtag #100millionbeliebers.

It all started for him when he was 15 and needed the hits:

Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber

Android Oreo released by Google

It adds a new "picture-in-picture" mode that lets some apps run in a small corner of the screen.

Google's own Nexus and Pixel phones are expected to be the first to receive the software update.

New versions of Android can be slow to roll out, and just 14% of Android devices run the previous OS, Nougat.

Android Oreo introduces measures to help people manage the volume of notifications on their devices, which has been described as "notification diarrhoea".

A ginger haired emoji is coming soon

According to Unicode, redheads will be able to describe themselves in emoji form from June 2018 after the organisation's emoji subcommitteerecommended 67 new characters.

It's not just ginger emojis set to make their way to our fingertips though.

There'll be new emojis for those with bald heads, curly hair and silver foxes will be represented with a white-haired emoji.

The biggest e-sports event in the world

It's the biggest event of its kind in the world with a prize pool of nearly $24m (£18.4m) and is hosted by Valve.

Sixteen teams, with players from all over the world, are competing in the season climax for online battle arena game Dota 2.

For many of them the prestige of lifting the trophy at this ultra-competitive event is far more important than the cash.

Alex "machine" Richardson is Dota 2's answer to Gary Lineker and has been hosting the live stream of the group stages, which are taking place in Seattle.

Sexism in the tech industry 'needs to be called out'

It's after a Google employee criticised the firm's diversity initiatives in an internal memo.

The male software engineer argued the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences between men and women.

It's led to widespread criticism from women - and men - who work in the industry.

Newsbeat's spoken to four female software engineers to find out their experiences.

'There are so many opportunities'