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2degrees majority owner adds to stake

170709. Supplied. Stills from 2degrees phone company advertising campaign

Maori trust surrenders more than a quarter of its shareholding to US investor Trilogy International.

Lobbyists skew net debate video

Critics talk about Obama's net neutrality plan like it's a govt takeover of everyone's Netflix account.

3.2m computers hacked globally

SIM maker downplays hack

gadgets

It's Pebble Time again

Pebble Time pulls app, notification and timeline information from an Android phone or iPhone.

New version of smartwatch immediately smashed its funding goal on Kickstarter.

Apple to pay $705m over patent

US jury finds Apple's iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash.

The smart jump rope, designed by Tangram Factory, displays the number of jumps on the rope itself thanks to a series of LED lights.

'Smart' movement jumps to it

It was probably just a matter of time before the smart jump ropes arrived.

games

Uber ride back in time

Shortland Street star Pua Magasiva picked up by PlayStation's The Order: 1886 Uber carriage.

PlayStation transports Aucklanders back to Victorian London.

Special Edition costs over $500k

Single copy of My Apocalypse edition of Dying Light costs the equivalent of half a million dollars.

Google's Deep-Q computer program has mastered several classic video games, from Space Invaders to Breakout.

AI beats humans at Spacies

Google's Deep-Q program has mastered Space Invaders, but can't yet conquer Ms PacMan.

social networking

Online vileness is modern sport

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OPINION: I'm wedded to digital technology but there's a dark side of internet life.

Google, Reddit nude crackdown

Social giants taking a tougher stance against nudity posted without the subject's consent.

Facebook users can now 'fill in the blank' for the social network's gender identity option.

Fill in the blank for gender

Facebook users who don't fit any of the site's 58 options can now choose how to define themselves freely.

Apps

Android for Work tools up

Android for Work programme will provide improved security and management features for corporations that want to give their employees Google's smartphones.

Another skirmish brewing in the battle of smartphones.

Google beats unwanted apps suit

Claims search giant abused its market power by forcing device makers to use Android dismissed.

Opera Browser.

Opera free access to web apps

New features let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps on browser.

Video

Lobbyists skew net debate

Critics talk about Obama's net neutrality plan like it's a govt takeover of everyone's Netflix account.

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