Pac-Man on the streets of NZ

Pacman screenshot in Wellington

Why drive our streets when you can play them? Google has turned every one of our towns into a game of Pac-Man.

Twitter's anti-harassment filter

QUALITY FILTER: Twitter's new anti-harassment filter screens threats, offensive language, and duplicate content out of your notifications feed.

Twitter has taken a big step against harassment by filtering obscene and threatening tweets.

Futility in online petitions

HIT THE STREETS: A Wellington rally march to Parliament in support of the 276 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, 2014.

Evidence suggests online petitions lead to the widespread substitution of big action with tiny gesture.

Microsoft's 'budget' tablet

The cheaper version of the Surface Pro 3 sells for $799.

Microsoft released a lower-priced Surface tablet designed for students and budget-conscious families.

Netflix wants same content

Streaming services such as Netflix are changing the way we watch television.

Netflix says it wants to offer the same content in every country it is available.

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digital living

Why phone police when you have Facebook?

Facebook generic

Digital footprints are becoming the new fingerprints as police and public alike turn to social media to solve crimes.

Jay-Z's Tidal sparks online backlash video

Stars spark backlash after creating an online movement to promote Jay Z's new streaming service.

Snapper jumps on board Semble's mobile wallet app

Apple Watch has FDA attention

gadgets

3D printing prosthetics

Seven-year-old California girl Faith Lennox has received a new left hand created by a 3D printer at Build It Workspace in Orange County.

Seven-year-old's 'robohand' only costs $50, and when she outgrows it can easily build a replacement.

Bionic ants - the future workforce video

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems.

A Flirtey drone has been tested by Land Search and Rescue in a trial funded by Trade Me.

Trade Me tests rescue drone

There's a lot of hype around using drones for commercial deliveries but they may have more important uses, Trade Me boss says.

games

Game of Thrones, Ep 3: The Sword in the Darkness

screenshot from Telltale Game's Game of Thrones series

An action packed flurry of confrontations, with a plethora of difficult decisions that ensures the second half of this gripping series begins with a bang!

Halo 5 to be released in October video

The live-action trailer for Halo 5: Guardians drops more hints and announces the game's release.

spotify, playstation

Spotify meets Playstation

Spotify joins forces with Playstation releasing it's music streaming service today.

social networking

Facebooking in virtual reality

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015. Facebook Inc recorded a slight increase in government requests for account data in the second half of 2014, according to its Global Government Requests Report, which includes information about content removal.Requests for account data increased to 35,051 in the second half of 2014 from 34,946 in the first half, with requests from countries such as India rising and those from others including United States and Germany falling, the report by the world's largest Internet social network showed. Facebook said it restricted 9,707 pieces of content for violating local laws, 11 percent more than in the first half, with access restricted to 5,832 pieces in India and 3,624 in Turkey. Picture taken on March 13. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY PORTRAIT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The promise of VR was on display this week at Facebook's F8 developers' conference.

Zuckerberg's plans for Messenger

Facebook app can now track packages, make reservations and help businesses communicate with customers.

essel CEO and co-founder Jason Kilar, left, and co-founder Richard Tom, right, pose for a photo at their headquarters in San Francisco.

Would you pay for content?

Vessel will charge $3 per month for exclusive early access to clips of musicians, sporting events etc.

Apps

Twitter's new anti-harassment filter

QUALITY FILTER: Twitter's new anti-harassment filter screens threats, offensive language, and duplicate content out of your notifications feed.

Twitter has taken its biggest step yet against harassment.

Burnbook bullying app

"This app was created to increase cyberbullying. There's no other reason."

Twitter's announcement comes on the same day that Meerkat unveiled a list of investors.

Twitter launches video app

Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday.

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Game of Thrones, Ep 3: The Sword in the Darkness

An action packed flurry of confrontations, with a plethora of difficult decisions that ensures the second half of this gripping series begins with a bang!

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