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YouTube's decade: sharing works

Tiffany of the musical group Girls' Generation poses with her Video of the Year award at the YouTube Music Awards in New York November 3, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

The 10-year-old site provides a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast opinions, talents, interests, and of course, cats.

Fake IDs getting harder to spot

New technology is making it "virtually impossible" to tell genuine drivers licences and ID card from forged ones.

Has Google already peaked?

NSA shutting data collection programme


The robot that may take your job

An Aethon TUG robotic courier carrying supplies through the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Today’s robots are writing a new chapter in the age-old debate over people vs machines.

Life-size mech highly realistic

Movie manga robot model measures eight meters high and weighs 3.5 tonnes.

An Android mascot is seen in front of a displayed logo of Apple in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 5, 2015. A U.S. appeals court on May 18, 2015 reversed part of a $930 million verdict that Apple Inc won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, saying the iPhone maker's trademark-related appearance could not be protected. Some observers viewed the litigation as Apple's attempt to curtail the rapid rise of phones using Google Inc's rival Android operating software. Picture taken on May 5.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

'Wiped' Androids flaw

Half a billion users' details potentially exposed by flaw that leaves data on 'wiped' Androids.


Humans vs AI poker challenge

Professional poker player Douglas Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence event at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

One of the world's best poker players takes on a computer program named Claudico in a $136,000 exhibition.

Wowed by the world of the Witcher

REVIEW: The Witcher 3 is an instant classic and arguably the best epic adventure game ever made.

StarCraft's assassin hero Tychus Findlay had his trademark cigar removed from Heroes of the Storm gameplay.

StarCraft cigar removed - guess why

According to Blizzard, removing main character's cigar was a better use of resources.

social networking

Mystery of why drivers fail

A New Plymouth carpark on Currie St that defies proper use is the sole subject of the Twitter account @npmysterypark.

A computer engineer is using the power of Twitter to expose a notorious carpark.

YouTube redefines celebrity

Connor Franta isn't a singer, chef, comedian or athlete, but he's angling to be Oprah for millennials.

What you chose to put on Facebook could reveal some uncomfortable truths about your personality.

Decoding your status update

UK research into Facebook users shows we're all basically desperate, vain jerks.


In-app purchase for charity


Free-to-play Sustainavile has all proceeds from microtransactions go to the Save the Children.

Auckland Airport travel app

New app takes into account real-time flight information and traffic congestion.

App developer Colin Groves has produced a phone application which will ring the Mooloo bell for you. Hundreds of phones can also ring in unison, controlled by a stadium operator. 

No more bloody knuckles video

Would you ring an electronic mooloo bell?


Freedive for dolphins

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

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