Apple ruined my perfect name

Siri Bulusu finds people air their grievances against Apple to her. "They did a terrible job designing her! Why can't ...

"OMG, Siri like the iPhone," should be engraved on my tombstone.

The serious dangers of selfies

Elsa Godart says Kim Kardashian's high number of selfies shows she has an identity crisis.

People have "critical blackouts" when taking selfies, leading to bad decisions and even death.

Bendable smartphones coming

The touchscreens work when curled up, or can be unfurled into rectangles to use just like any other smartphone.

A little-known startup is gunning to be the first to sell bendable smartphones this year.

Search site smarter than Google

Google is the most popular search engine.

Omnity offers some glimmers of something new that make it worth taking notice.

Windows using malware tactics

Microsoft's tactics come straight from the malware playbook, using deceptive pop-ups to trick people.

Microsoft's tactics come straight from the malware playbook, using deceptive pop-ups to trick people.

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Iwi TV channel launched

Ngati Apa ki te Ra To cultural adviser Kiley Nepia says a new online television channel will help the iwi to engage with ...

A top of the South iwi is using an online video channel to connect with their members.

The Fitbit for your liver

The new Fitbit for your liver, will help you know when to stop before you become a liability.

Was that your second glass of wine, or your third? BACtrack Skyn can take care of that.

14 stylish ways to hide the TV

Pop-up wooden paneling cleverly disguises the TV in this dining room.

How to avoid that big dark rectangle in the middle of your living space

Watch: Wheelie smart design video

The Go Wheelchair was created using a 3D printer.

Made-measure wheelchair created using 3D printer.

Facebook changes Trending Topics

Facebook's increasing resemblance to others in the media industry has raised questions about the company's approach to ...

Facebook says it will stop relying as much on other news outlets to inform its Trending Topics section.

'Epic' storm lights up capital video

The lightning strikes above Victoria University's Kelburn campus on Tuesday night.

In the 12 hours to 7am NZ was hit by 2316 lightning strikes, with most in Wellington, Marlborough and Taranaki.

French police raid Google

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken February 24, 2016. ...

​In a "heavy operation", France takes its tax evasion probe of the global giant up a notch.

Kiwis lag on transportation tech

The Kiwi way: The vast majority of us still use our private vehicles to get to and from work.

New Zealand is the worst country in Asia-Pacific for its lack of use of new technology to get around.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

'Sold price' app - nosy or useful?

The Trade Me Property green app can now give you a sales history for properties in most New Zealand cities.

So your friends won't tell you what their house cost? Look it up on the app.

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digital living

Iwi TV channel launched

Ngati Apa ki te Ra To cultural adviser Kiley Nepia says a new online television channel will help the iwi to engage with ...

A top of the South iwi is using an online video channel to connect with their members.

Taking on the ticketing industry

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

Samsung's painful makeover

Fast internet not always worth it

gadgets

Microsoft cautious with HoloLens

A model wears the Microsoft HoloLens as he scrolls through a virtual Windows menu.

While Google took a flashy approach to it augmented reality glasses, Microsoft is treading carefully.

Google reveals modular smartphone

The idea behind a phone made of removable modules is intriguing and potentially disruptive.

If all goes smoothly, you'll be able to buy a Google modular smartphone next year.

Minority Report tech arrives

Minority Report was set in 2054.

While coarser gesture detection has been around for a bit, the new chips are more precise.

Look who's back, back again

The comeback effort is a bet that shoppers will remember and embrace a brand that almost disappeared with the sale of ...

Two years after walking away, iconic cellphone brand Nokia returns to smartphones.

games

Adams v Green - it's Mortal Kombat video

Steven Adams

Low blow to Kiwi NBA centre's groin spurs new ideas for classic video games.

Review: Doom

The DOOM reboot’s single player nailed the feel of the original.

Shotgun, check. Chainsaw, check. BFG, check. We go to Mars to close the gates of Hell.

Knights battle it out in London video

Curious onlookers watch as 125 knights take to battle at the Tower Bridge to promote a new game.

PCs dead? Not for gaming

The Razer Blade Stealth is built for traditional PC users as well as gamers.

Razer is one PC company that is doing well while others struggle.

social networking

Google's confusing new social network

Google is having another crack at social media.

​After struggling for years to build its own social network, Google is trying again - this time with a confusingly designed app called Spaces.

Will Twitter give users more characters?

Earlier this year it was reported the company desperately needs new users.

The change could happen in the next two weeks.

NZ traveller gets Zuckerberg invite

New Zealand travel photographer Trey Ratcliff was asked to trial the new Facebook Live video streaming tool.

Blogger, traveller and photographer Trey Ratcliff asked to promote Facebook's live video streaming service.

Should this photo be banned?

This photo has been removed from Facebook twice for 'violating' its rules.

A photo of a father cradling his sick son in the shower wins public support - but gets banned from Facebook.

apps

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

'Sold price' app - nosy or useful?

The Trade Me Property green app can now give you a sales history for properties in most New Zealand cities.

So your friends won't tell you what their house cost? Look it up on the app.

It's time to run a kingdom

The app allows users to create a "virtual kingdom" by running, jogging or walking with their mobile phones.

"One day - I think we were in the pub - we asked ourselves 'what would it take to get us to go jogging more?"

Google picks best Android apps

Alpha Bear, a word puzzle game where winners produce animated bears, won the standout indie app award.

There are millions of apps in use around the world, but which ones are the best?

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Made-measure wheelchair created using 3D printer.

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