Why 3D printing failed

​The 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

‚ÄčThe 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

Review: Google Wifi

You can easily manage Google Wifi units from an app on your smartphone, even remotely.

Google has just released its new wi-fi system that's built around so-called "mesh" networking technology.

Instagram takes on the trolls

The features could be seen as part of an ongoing effort at Instagram to curb harassment.

Changes include the ability to turn off comments on posts and remove followers.

Samsung may drop headphone port

Signage is seen at the Samsung 837 store in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 10, 2016.  ...

A report says dropping of the 3.5mm port would allow the new Galaxy phones to be thinner.

Bush baby inspires robot

A new robot dubbed Salto, by scientists, for its vertical jumping agility.

Scientists fashion a small robot with unique leaping capabilities for use in tricky search-and-rescues.

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World's top Twitter trends

The top 10 global conversations that took place on the social media site Twitter in 2016.

Hashtags were used and the world was tweeting. It's the top global Twitter trends of 2016.

2016's top songs - and apps

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a top seller for iTunes in Australia and New Zealand - but no Kiwi music made it to the ...

Here are the apps and songs that Kiwis downloaded the most from Apple this year.

App combats parking woes

More than 2000 parking spaces are still out of action in Wellington following the November 14 earthquake

A new app may go some way to solving Wellington's post-quake parking problems.

Bush baby inspires leaping robot

A new robot dubbed Salto, by scientists, for its vertical jumping agility.

Scientists have fashioned a small robot with unique leaping capabilities for use in tricky search-and-rescue situations.

'Digital pills': The future of air travel?

Flight attendants would use the information to provide personalised service - without you having to press the call button.

The British Airways is investigating a high-tech tablet that tells flight crew if you're awake, hungry, cold or uncomfortable.

A peek inside Weta's Bug Lab video

Ben Barraud, set designer and second unit art director for The Hobbit, is now Head of Design at Te Papa.

Weta Workshop and Te Papa put the final touches on the blockbuster exhibition.

How to make $21m from YouTube

PewDiePie is the highest paid You Tube star of 2016, pocketing a whopping US$15 million this year alone.

Sweden's PewDiePie is the world's highest paid YouTube star and he does it by making videos of himself playing games.

Airport security an Insta star

Bob Burns, TSA's social media specialist, at Reagan National Airport, was tapped to lead the agency's social media ...

US airport security beats Beyonce on Rolling Stone's list of 100 best Instagram accounts.

Tinder is dead to travellers

There's not need to be alone when travelling alone. There are several apps specifically for travellers, to help them ...

There has never been a better time to be a solo traveller, especially a solo traveller looking for romance.

A game a decade in the making

The puzzle-centric game was first announced nearly a decade ago, in 2007 with an expected 2011 release date.

The Last Guardian often feels like what it is: a game with foundations set a decade ago.

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Old scam back in spotlight

Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal people’s money.

A fresh wave of fake virus scams is a 'timely reminder' to be vigilant.

How to dig up dead websites

The Wayback Machine's new search makes it easier for us to see how the web used to look.

Farewell, 13-year-old Nokia

GoPro cutting 15% of staff

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Beacons making a comeback

Companies like Google are making it possible for people to use the feature without downloading any apps, which had been ...

After failing to take off in shops, beacons are starting to be used more with banks and airports.

Robot can do your laundry

Shin Sakane demonstrates the Laundroid which can do your washing.

The refrigerator-size device can not only wash and dry garments, but also sort and fold.

Nokia phones poised for comeback

The Nokia consumer brand lives on as the badge on cheaper, entry-level "feature phones" sold mainly in Asia, India and ...

Success will require stealing business from Apple, Samsung and other players in a cut-throat industry.

Review: Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 comes in six colours.

They say size matters. It definitely does when it comes to Huawei's latest XXL-sized phablet, the Mate 9. 

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A game a decade in the making

The puzzle-centric game was first announced nearly a decade ago, in 2007 with an expected 2011 release date.

The Last Guardian often feels like what it is: a game with foundations set a decade ago.

The game as big as Pokemon

Fate/Grand Order has been at or near the top of Japan's app revenue rankings all year.

Sony's popular mobile game allows players to travel back in time and team up with historical figures.

Take gaming to the next level

Tracy Kirkley has established a Pro GC a showroom at her Henderson Valley property.

Nighthawk, Falcon, Phoenix and Banshee are just some of the chairs Tracy Kirkley is now selling to gamers.

Top 5 plays of the week video

plays of the week

The JAM Top 5 highlights some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region.

social networking

LinkedIn: Worth the hassle?

Your level of activity on LinkedIn makes no difference to whether you're successful at cultivating career-enhancing benefits.

"I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." But why?

Doomed pilot: 'I've no fuel' video

The pilot of the doomed flight, Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami.

On a chaotic recording the pilot can be heard pleading for permission to land, just moments before the jet slammed into the mountain.

Becoming a billionaire from selfies

Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom is worth an estimated US$1billion.

Instagram's 32-year-old founder explains why photo-sharing is 'deeper than art'.

Should you quit social media?

Social media can be a harmful habit when it takes over our lives.

Is quitting social media a smart move or a bit too extreme in today's digital world?

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Airport security an Insta star

Bob Burns, TSA's social media specialist, at Reagan National Airport, was tapped to lead the agency's social media ...

US airport security beats Beyonce on Rolling Stone's list of 100 best Instagram accounts.

Tinder is dead to travellers

There's not need to be alone when travelling alone. There are several apps specifically for travellers, to help them ...

There has never been a better time to be a solo traveller, especially a solo traveller looking for romance.

How to get rid of Apple spam

Apple users have been hitting the forums discussing ways around the issue.

Apple users who've been receiving a bunch of unwanted Calendar invites lately now have a workaround.

1.8m teens read books by text

There are about 200 writers who create stories specifically for the app, and includes a range of genres.

There are about 200 writers who create stories specifically for the app, and includes a range of genres.

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A peek inside Weta's Bug Lab

Weta Workshop and Te Papa put the final touches on the blockbuster exhibition.

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