Hands-on with Samsung S8

A Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in stores on May 1.

10:30 AM  As first impressions go, Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is a doozy.

Eight changes for Windows 10

Many of the improvements and touches that the update brings, though it doesn't feel as major as Microsoft suggests.

Microsoft is trying to foster a creative streak with its free update that starts April 11.

12 games up for Hall of Fame

Mortal Kombat horrified a generation of parents.

Donkey Kong is on the list along with Mortal Kombat and ... Microsoft Windows Solitaire.

Americans to lose internet privacy

Companies, too, could find sensitive information compromised.

11:27 AM  The law would empower ISPs to snoop on users without their consent and sell the data to marketers.

Samsung reveals the S8 video

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphone features iris and facial recognition, no buttons, an extended display ...

10:32 AM  Features include voice command, extended display, split screen and a safer battery.

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Robot-kids ease nerves

The cutting-edge technology was launched at Starship Children's Hospital, in Auckland, last Thursday.

Starship Hospital is using virtual reality headsets instead of sedatives to help children deal with medical procedures.

Passport-free boarding is the future

Full-body scans are already used at many airport's security areas.

Facial scanning throughout an airport means passengers will no longer need documents to fly.

Dr Google launches in NZ

Google has launched health cards in New Zealand to provide users with high quality, medically verified information for ...

A new Google product will help the medical community take back control from fake or misleading advice.

An app for problem drinkers

New Zealand researchers have been awarded funding to bring an app to this country that helps problem drinkers.

Smartphone app designed to help hazardous drinkers receives $180k of taxpayer funding.

CNN buys NZ drones video

Altus Intelligence chief operating officer Simon Morris with one of the company's drones.

CNN didn't want the drones it used to drop on top of people. So it sourced them from a NZ company.

12 jobs robots could do

A robot called "Pepper" speaks with visitors at a  Technology Trade Fair on March 20, 2017 in Germany. "Pepper" has a ...

Receptionists, lawyers, bartenders and taxi drivers are just some of the jobs that could be replaced by robots.

Call of Duty going back to WW2

Earlier this year Activision promised to investors that the series would go “back to its roots".

This year’s Call of Duty is set to go back in time, at least according to reports.

Auckland's wettest March ever

The Tasman Tempest caused huge downpours and major flooding in New Lynn, Auckland, causing emergency service call-outs ...

The city is emerging from its wettest March on record, and third-wettest month since observations began in 1959.

Expect surprises from Samsung S8

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

A future without Facebook

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It's been a year since Trump shut down Facebook, and PM Winston Peters did the same in NZ.

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Dr Google launches in NZ

Google has launched health cards in New Zealand to provide users with high quality, medically verified information for ...

11:23 AM  A new Google product will help the medical community take back control from fake or misleading advice.

My brilliant life without TV

I gave up TV, then qualified for Olympic marathon trials and got my PhD.

A future without Facebook

Twitter to sell ads on Periscope

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Expect surprises from Samsung S8

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

Samsung must get S8 right

Samsung may promote the new Galaxy S8 as a remote control for your household.

The launch of the new device this week must be perfectly executed, analysts say.

Samsung to sell old Note 7s

Samsung sold 3.06 million Note 7s to consumers before taking the phones off the market.

It plans to sell refurbished versions of the phones that were pulled due to fire-prone batteries.

Montblanc launches a smartwatch

The Montblanc Summit is based on Google's Android Wear 2 platform.

Montblanc has became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch.

games

Call of Duty going back to WW2

Earlier this year Activision promised to investors that the series would go “back to its roots".

This year’s Call of Duty is set to go back in time, at least according to reports.

Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda

The game is massive, but the quality of its writing and sidequests varies too much for the combat alone to make up for it.

There is fun to be had in BioWare’s latest sci-fi action RPG, but you’ll have to search the stars for it.

Weta Workshop turns game maker

Senior model maker Leonard Ellis works on a Heavy Hitter for display.

Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor launch their first board game.

Apple spotlights two Kiwi apps

A screenshot of Mini Metro.

Apple has opened a new "indie games" section of its iOS App Store, and name checks two local games.

social networking

Twitter's bans catch extremists

Twitter suspended almost 400,000 accounts in the last six months of 2016 to combat "violent extremism".

Twitter has suspended more than half a million accounts since 2015 to tackle "violent extremism".

Free wi-fi a no-go

A plan to install free wi-fi at train and bus stops in Wellington has been officially scrapped.

Technology deemed on its way out, wi-fi proposal scrapped for Wellington train and bus stops.

Ultimatum to thief leads to apology

Mark Arnott's flagpole was knocked over by a thief, but he caught the perpetrator on camera. He offered the thief a ...

A broken flagpole, a security camera, a Facebook ultimatum and an apology.

Fines loom for social media sites

A survey found that YouTube was able to remove around 90 per cent of illegal postings within a week, while Facebook ...

Germany plans a law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening postings or face fines.

apps

Messenger adds live location-sharing

The new location feature will be available in all countries, including New Zealand.

The company found one of the most used phrases on the app was, "How far away are you?"

Apple releases video app

Clips lets customers take videos and add animated captions and titles, complete with colourful emojis.

Clips lets customers take videos and add animated captions and titles, complete with colourful emojis.

Google opens 'shortcuts' on phones

Google's Shortcuts will begin appearing this week in updates to Google's app for iPhones, Android phones and its mobile ...

Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones.

Instagram to blur sensitive pics

An example of what Instagram's new blurred feature will look like.

New Instagram policy will see controversial photos blurred to promote "a safe environment" for users.

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Samsung reveals the S8

Features include voice command, extended display, split screen and a safer battery.

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