Time to backup your backups

A little bit of paranoia goes a long way when it comes to keeping your data safe.

A little bit of paranoia goes a long way when it comes to keeping your data safe.

Phones still useful when offline

A smartphone can connect you to the world, but how useful is it without access to the internet?

A smartphone can connect you to the world, but how useful is it without access to the internet?

Make your phone feel new again video

How to give your phone a refresh.

Here are some tips to refresh your phone so you don't have to buy a new one.

Power of habit benefits Samsung

A Samsung Galaxy S8 has been well received by reviewers and fans since its release.

Despite the battery debacle, smartphone buyers are sticking with Samsung.

Using a phone camera for search

Pinterest started beta testing Lens this year, rolling out the tool worldwide for users on iOS and Android who have ...

Companies are giving consumers more ways to search just by taking a photo with your smartphone camera.

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Stitching up business in 90min video

A newly printed blazer emerges from Ministry of Supply?s 3D print-knit machine. The clothing company lets customers ...

After a custom picks colour, cuffs and buttons, a 3D knitting machine produces the garment.

Next phone revolution is coming

Samsung's Galaxy S8, for its part, includes both Google Assistant and the company's own Bixby.

Digital assistants are getting untethered from smartphone makers. Soon, they will supersede them.

Why we all hate software updates

Microsoft significantly changed its update model with its Windows 10 operating system by allowing for automatically ...

As attacks increase, companies are increasingly pushing out updates, even though few people install them.

Mum to livestream childbirth

Aussie mummy blogger Adele Barbaro plans to share "PG content of her labour in the hope of helping first time parents ...

An Aussie mummy blogger plans to stream her birth live on Facebook to show "labour is nothing like the movies".

Glitzy tech digs don't always last

Apple chief executive Tim Cook in front of a design of the new headquarters.

The rise of glitzy tech structures marks a departure for an industry that has favoured nondescript office buildings.

HTC unveils 'squeezable' phone

The HTC U11 is the tech giant's challenger to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

The HTC U11 is the tech giant's challenger to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

Google finds hardware is hard

Hardware is hard because Google's success, in large part, is dependent on others.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has referred to hardware as "our next big bet".

Miranda Kerr marries mogul video

The 34-year-old model has tied the knot with Evan Spiegel in an intimate ceremony held on Saturday, with 40 friends and ...

The 34-year-old model has tied the knot with Evan Spiegel in an intimate ceremony held on Saturday, with 40 friends and family.

BMW plugged in before Elon Musk born

The 1602 Electric of 1972 had massive batteries and a tiny range. Back to the drawing board.

Traditional carmakers have been working on electric vehicles a wee bit longer than most probably think.

DJI unveils new mini drone

The new Spark drone weighs 300g, has a 1080-pixel video camera and can land in the palm of a hand.

The new Spark drone weighs 300g, has a 1080-pixel video camera and can land in the palm of a hand.

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digital living

Why we all hate software updates

Microsoft significantly changed its update model with its Windows 10 operating system by allowing for automatically ...

As attacks increase, companies are increasingly pushing out updates, even though few people install them.

Glitzy tech digs don't always last

The rise of glitzy tech structures marks a departure for an industry that has favoured nondescript office buildings.

Leading Facebook faux pas

NZ's oldest Facebooker?

gadgets

HTC unveils 'squeezable' phone

The HTC U11 is the tech giant's challenger to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

The HTC U11 is the tech giant's challenger to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7.

Google finds hardware is hard

Hardware is hard because Google's success, in large part, is dependent on others.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has referred to hardware as "our next big bet".

DJI unveils new mini drone

The new Spark drone weighs 300g, has a 1080-pixel video camera and can land in the palm of a hand.

The new Spark drone weighs 300g, has a 1080-pixel video camera and can land in the palm of a hand.

Surface Pro returns as Microsoft unveils a third option in its laptop lineup

Surface Pro returns

Microsoft has reintroduced its Surface Pro hybrid device, unveiling a brand new portable machine the company insists is no longer a tablet that can act as a laptop, but is instead "the most versatile laptop we've ever built".

Games

Virtual sports taking off video

Junpei Sasaki playing "HADO", in which competitors in head-mounted augmented-reality displays and armband sensors dodge ...

Twelve new sports have been certified in Japan. They all take place in the virtual arena.

Xbox for the p....

Co-owner Jonny Kirkpatrick gives the interactive digital urinal a go at Dux Central in Christchurch.

Forget urinal cake football, now you can drive a racing car while you wee.

Review: Prey

Morgan Yu, playable as either male or female, isn’t exactly a silent protagonist but they’re pretty close.

Prey is a polished game that does a lot of good storytelling, despite not having a particularly original plot.

Review: The Falconers

The Falconers follows Cassie Winter, a young member of a global organisation known as the Order of the Falcon.

New Zealand is a perfect setting for a video game, and this game is proof.

social networking

Twitter boss: Sorry about Trump

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says the internet is "obviously broken" because it rewards extremes.

Silicon Valley star says social network's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing".

Kids' pics and social media

Sisters Kylie Carter, right, readily posts pictures of her kids online, but she respects the fact Amanda Goile doesn't.

Experts warn parents to think twice before uploading pictures of their kids to Facebook.

Crash sparks car seat safety warning

Lailah and Davin Flynn were unharmed in a car accident thanks to their mother's, Aoife Flynn, diligent car seat safety.

Mum pleads with parents to remove jackets from children in car seats after terrifying crash.

Does Madam Woo live up to hype?

The pork and prawn sui mai have a chunky and chewy filling, just how you want them.

"Some of the most enjoyable Asian food I've had in Christchurch for a long time."

apps

Are you a Thanks! or Thanks. type of person?

Google algorithms are scanning your messages and using the information it gleans to suggest ways that you could reply to ...

If you use Google's Gmail app, you may have seen something new pop up on your screen this week: suggested responses for your emails.

New Tinder for baby names

Thanks to the new app Babyname, choosing a baby name is as easy as finding a date on Tinder.

Choosing a name is as easy as finding a date.

Google shifts focus to AI video

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference.

Google ramps up their AI with the ability to identify images and locations through the phone's camera.

Uber raising NZ fares

The change takes the minimum amount a driver can make per ride to $4.28, after Uber takes its cut.

Company hikes prices after drivers complained short-distance rides don't make enough money.

Video

Cyberattack hero donates reward

22-year-old UK man who "accidentally" halted WannaCry attack plans to give US$10K reward to charity.

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