Work device rights and wrongs

The device belongs to the employer, so the employer has a right to search it.

"A cold bolt of lightning" ran down a teacher's spine as he walked into the principal's office with his laptop.

Huge US rollout for NZ firm

Ivenco's self-pay technology is embedded in machines like this one.

Ivenco's self-pay technology is going to be used across 2770 stores across 22 US states.

New smartphones losing shine

Smartphone shoppers are less obsessed with owning the latest and greatest smartphone.

Even with Apple's iPhone 7 just around the corner, it seems plenty of people are happy to settle for older smartphones.

Pokemon Go: Is the hype over?

Pokemon Go: Is the hype starting to fade?

At the height of its popularity Pokemon Go eclipsed porn, news and weather in search term popularity.

Apple's tech lag showing

iPhone sales are down 23.3 per cent on the year-ago quarter.

Apple has fallen behind its rivals because it hasn't invested enough in research and development.

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'Sugar baby' guilty of blackmail

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She threatened to released explicit footage of their rendezvous. He went to the police.

Which billionaires jumped?

Mark Zuckerberg added US$7.9 billion to his fortune this year, more than any person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Tech moguls are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings.

2degrees back online

Map shows the outage on Friday night has gone nationwide affecting thousands of customers.

2degrees customers spent hours last night feeling like they were missing something after a nationwide outage.

Pokemon-playing driver crashes

VicRoads signs are targeting drivers tempted by the popular Nintendo video game.

"The 19-year-old did not level up nor collect any stardust or candies only debris from the crash."

Apple sells billionth iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook holding up what Apple say is the billionth iPhone sold.

It took 131 years for a billion cars to be sold. Apple sold a billion iPhones in just nine.

Have you been 'pwned'?

Scam.

OPINION: Internet radio service Pandora gets 'proactive' in war against hackers.

Wireless keyboards vulnerable

The "vast majority" of low-cost wireless keyboards are vulnerable to an attack researchers have dubbed "KeySniffer".

Every keystroke you make on some wireless keyboards can be spied on by hackers lurking nearby.

Bizarre conspiracy around this British girl

On the internet, nobody knows if you're just on drugs or are kidnapped.

Someone heard her say "help me" and things got crazy. Was she being held hostage or something even more sinister?

Turn your TV into a computer

Depending on where you shop, the Compute Stick costs between $680 and $720.

Intel's Compute Stick can add some serious smarts to your existing dumb TV.

The Kiwi teen keeping kids organised

Kerman Kohli in San Francisco for WWDC: "That's pretty exciting when you beat three fulltime guys."

Meet the 18-year-old Kiwi who keeps over a hundred thousand of people organised - and a lot are paying for it.

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Bizarre conspiracy around this British girl

On the internet, nobody knows if you're just on drugs or are kidnapped.

Someone heard her say "help me" and things got crazy. Was she being held hostage or something even more sinister?

How to take better phone videos

Here are a few suggestions to improving the quality of your memories in motion.

Has VPN crackdown hurt Netflix?

Explained: Social Tinder video

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Turn your TV into a computer

Depending on where you shop, the Compute Stick costs between $680 and $720.

Intel's Compute Stick can add some serious smarts to your existing dumb TV.

BlackBerry unveils Android device

BlackBerry calls the DTEK50 "the world's most secure Android smartphone".

It combines the Android operating system with BlackBerry's security and productivity features.

Facebook's drone takes flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few hundred metres for 96 minutes.

Facebook hopes its drone will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

Phone screens to get stronger

Gorilla Glass has been used in 4.5 billion devices since 2007.

​Dropping your smartphone mid-selfie may soon be less traumatic with the latest iteration of Gorilla Glass.

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Tutor quits to be Pokemaster

Sophia Pedraza quit her $3700 a month job to try and make a career out of playing Pokemon.

Sophia Pedraza quit her $3700 a month job to try and make a career out of playing Pokemon.

What's next for Pokemon Go

The company has only put in "probably a 10th" of the features that it had imagined into the game so far.

Pokémon Go may be taking the world by storm, but that doesn't mean it's resting on its laurels.

Attenborough 'narrates' Pokemon Go

Sir David Attenborough: "Bats, with their fluttering zigzag flight are not easy targets."

The voice of the world's leading wildlife presenter has been mashed with a Pokemon Go video.

Man catches all US Pokemon

Nick Johnson said he spent between six and 10 hours each night walking the streets of New York looking for Pokemon.

The achievement is one of the latest bits of Pokemon news. Elsewhere, a Beyonce fan lashes out and Oliver Stone issues a warning.

social networking

Instagram posts reveal your age

If you post about your location or nature then you're considered "Instagram-old".

If you post about your location or nature then you're considered "Instagram-old".

What it takes to get a Twitter ban

Twitter doesn't generally comment on while they ban users.

Twitter doesn't have publicly available guidelines for the threshold that must be met for a permanent ban.

A mum in a minefield of abuse

Wellington-based blogger Jess Bovey with 11-month-old son Baxter. Her blog, New Mum Club, has exposed her to online ...

Jess Bovey has learned the hurtful way that where women speak online, abuse follows.

Mobile app gets more "go"

Josh Reeves of Energy City Cabs waits for avid Pokemon hunters Sam O'dell, Tyler Blake, Sam Hiscock and Jacob Jones at ...

Mobile game gets more mobile with a taxi company's competition getting in on the act.

apps

The Kiwi teen keeping kids organised

Kerman Kohli in San Francisco for WWDC: "That's pretty exciting when you beat three fulltime guys."

Meet the 18-year-old Kiwi who keeps over a hundred thousand of people organised - and a lot are paying for it.

Vine's six seconds are up

A recent report found that 5000 of Vine's top 9725 accounts have stopped posting to the platform.

These are dark days for Vine, previously one of Twitter's more successful experiments.

What happens if you catch 'em all?

Nick Johnson is the world's first "Pokemon Go Master".

A hotel company is sponsoring a Pokemon Go player to travel the world and catch the regionally-based creatures.

USB car charger maps where you parked

The Zus app helps you find your way back to the car, as well as set a timer so you don't overstay your welcome.

The in-car gadget charger and app which remembers where you parked.

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Apple buys Carpool Karaoke from CBS

James Cordon's Carpool Karaoke is turned into a 16-part series for Apple.

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