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iPads affecting kids learning

Schools across the Waikato are adopting the use of devices, such as iPads, in school.

Parents are concerned the use of iPads in classrooms is affecting their children's basic literacy skills.

Education key to positive cybercitizens

The phrase "go kill yourself" is a common comment on South Canterbury teens' social media sites.

Women bring something new

Internet's most toxic superhero unmasked


$150 phone takes on $1000 rivals

The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 costs $150.

Deciding what new phone to buy can often be driven by brands and trends rather than what you need, or can afford.

Dubai to 3D print building

World's first office building made using a 20-foot tall 3D printer to be added to eye-catching skyline.

Welding robots on a production line at Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. A worker at Volkswagen's Baunatal plant was accidentally crushed to death by an assembly robot.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.


Holy WB PC conspiracy, Batman!

Sources from the QA team say Warner Bros knew about the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight's issues for months, but shipped the game anyway.

Report claims Warner Bros knew Batman Arkham Knight's PC port had problems before launch.

New Star Wars like Uncharted

Visceral Studios' new project is not the cancelled Star Wars 1313, but is "along the same lines".

In preparation for the pilot test if an automatic age-rating tool, Australia has reclassified some 150,000 mobile games.

Australia bans hundreds of games

Classification Board normally rates about 400 games a year, but new automatic age-rating tool clears back-catalogue of 150,000 before pilot.

social networking

Facebook is working on telepathy

James McAvoy as the telepathic mutant Professor X in  X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Mark Zuckerberg may have been tipping his hand about the future Facebook technology: telepathy.

Rude photos ruined my Facebook life stuff nation

A grandmother reveals the humiliation she felt when her Facebook account inexplicably started posting porn images.

New Zealanders are mostly comfortable with their social media being monitored to detect terrorist activity, but not for commercial gain.

Kiwis okay with online monitoring

New Zealanders are okay with their Facebook being monitored if it catches terrorists - but hate targeted ads.


Apple Music is a hot mess

Singer Taylor Swift poses backstage with her awards for Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for "Shake it Off" and Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

Now that Apple Music is available, you would expect things to have cleared up a little. They haven't.

Child's nightmare was real

The "man with a light" outside a three-year-old's window wasn't just a dream.

Jacky Alcine's tweet shows selfies with his friend automatically sorted into a folder tagged 'Gorillas'.

Google Photos' racist tag

New photo app added photos of man's dark-skinned friend to an album tagged "gorillas".


Brave online, brave in reality

Five West Auckland gamers given police bravery awards for their role in halting an attempted carjacking.

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