Four rival phones compared

The iPhone SE was released in New Zealand on April 1.

When it comes to the latest crop of smartphones, there's good news and bad news.

LinkedIn password, email leak

LinkedIn says the 2016 data leak is a follow on from the 2012 security breach.

Private details of more than 100 million members have been released online.

Apple working on Echo-like device

Apple is preparing to release a software developer kit that would allow app-makers to allow their products to integrate ...

Apple is planning to make Siri smarter and eventually will deploy the digital assistant on a standalone device.

Two new Xbox models coming

One will be a smaller, cheaper model with a more powerful version of the Xbox One coming next year.

One will be a smaller, cheaper model with a more powerful version of the Xbox One coming next year.

GoPro still looking for wings

GoPro has done a deal with Red Bull but the company faces several challenges.

The action camera maker has done a deal with Red Bull but the company faces several challenges.

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Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Dennis the bridge-builder deconstructed

Dennis helped build the Great North Road Interchange at Waterview - which would be completed in 2017.

A bright yellow 140 tonne lifting gantry called Dennis has completed its 2.5 year stint on Auckland's northwestern motorway.

Start-up detects a face's secrets

Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency.

It can identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles and criminals.

Check out Google's smart jacket

Google has teamed up with Levi's to develop a trucker jacket made specifically for commuting bikers.

Google has teamed up with Levi's to develop a trucker jacket made specifically for commuting bikers.

Human flypaper for car crashes?

In a new patent, Google describes a system in which pedestrians struck by a vehicle would become stuck to the hood.

Google has patented technology that could see pedestrians stuck like bugs on a car when involved in vehicle collisions.

Iwi TV channel launched

Ngati Apa ki te Ra To cultural adviser Kiley Nepia says a new online television channel will help the iwi to engage with ...

A top of the South iwi is using an online video channel to connect with their members.

The Fitbit for your liver

The new Fitbit for your liver, will help you know when to stop before you become a liability.

Was that your second glass of wine, or your third? BACtrack Skyn can take care of that.

Windows 10 using malware tactics

Microsoft's tactics come straight from the malware playbook, using deceptive pop-ups to trick people.

Microsoft's tactics come straight from the malware playbook, using deceptive pop-ups to trick people.

Watch: Wheelie smart design video

The Go Wheelchair was created using a 3D printer.

Made-measure wheelchair created using 3D printer.

Twitter makes more room to tweet

Twitter is trying to make its messaging service easier to use, and to attract new users.

Photos, videos and other media won't count toward Twitter's 140-character limit.

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Start-up detects a face's secrets

Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency.

It can identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles and criminals.

Check out Google's smart jacket

Google has teamed up with Levi's to develop a trucker jacket made specifically for commuting bikers.

Iwi TV channel launched

Windows 10 using malware tactics

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The Fitbit for your liver

The new Fitbit for your liver, will help you know when to stop before you become a liability.

Was that your second glass of wine, or your third? BACtrack Skyn can take care of that.

iPhone 7 designs leaked

An image posted online in March (L) could depict the iPhone 7 Plus. A Feld & Volk rendering (R) based on the image shows ...

Reports of a huge Apple order indicate the iPhone 7 could deliver the biggest shake-up to the line in years.

Microsoft cautious with HoloLens

A model wears the Microsoft HoloLens as he scrolls through a virtual Windows menu.

While Google took a flashy approach to it augmented reality glasses, Microsoft is treading carefully.

Google reveals modular smartphone

The idea behind a phone made of removable modules is intriguing and potentially disruptive.

If all goes smoothly, you'll be able to buy a Google modular smartphone next year.

games

Adams v Green - it's Mortal Kombat video

Steven Adams

Low blow to Kiwi NBA centre's groin spurs new ideas for classic video games.

Review: Doom

The DOOM reboot’s single player nailed the feel of the original.

Shotgun, check. Chainsaw, check. BFG, check. We go to Mars to close the gates of Hell.

Knights battle it out in London video

Curious onlookers watch as 125 knights take to battle at the Tower Bridge to promote a new game.

PCs dead? Not for gaming

The Razer Blade Stealth is built for traditional PC users as well as gamers.

Razer is one PC company that is doing well while others struggle.

social networking

Does this image offend you?

The "offending" image of model Tess Holliday.

Facebook declines request to boost body-positive event post featuring plus-size model on "health and fitness" grounds. 

How Facebook edits your world

Facebook has fast become the world's most important media gatekeeper.

Facebook has fast become the world's most important media gatekeeper.

Google's confusing new social network

Google is having another crack at social media.

​After struggling for years to build its own social network, Google is trying again - this time with a confusingly designed app called Spaces.

Will Twitter give users more characters?

Earlier this year it was reported the company desperately needs new users.

The change could happen in the next two weeks.

apps

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

'Sold price' app - nosy or useful?

The Trade Me Property green app can now give you a sales history for properties in most New Zealand cities.

So your friends won't tell you what their house cost? Look it up on the app.

It's time to run a kingdom

The app allows users to create a "virtual kingdom" by running, jogging or walking with their mobile phones.

"One day - I think we were in the pub - we asked ourselves 'what would it take to get us to go jogging more?"

Google picks best Android apps

Alpha Bear, a word puzzle game where winners produce animated bears, won the standout indie app award.

There are millions of apps in use around the world, but which ones are the best?

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Watch: Wheelie smart design

Made-measure wheelchair created using 3D printer.

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