Switching back to dumb phones

Nick Fuentes with his beloved Nokia 208 after breaking so many smartphones.

Abandoning your smartphone for an older-style mobile phone frees you to pay more attention to the world around you.

IT guy helps Kiwi tech firms

Guy Haddleton says talent and training spell success.

How do you build a billion-dollar business? If any Kiwi knows, it could be Guy Haddleton.

Net's 'most toxic' community

Reddit has been accused of being the home for racism, misogyny, homophobia.

Scientist Ben Bell set out to quantify exactly which Reddit communities were the proverbial worst.

Eliminate phone envy

Eeny Meeny: Is it worth signing up to a smartphone trade-up deal?

Is it worth signing up to a smartphone trade-up deal? Blayne Slabbert checks them out.

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Game of Thrones Season 5

Sky TV has sharpened its Neon offering, adding the latest series of Game of Thrones.

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Is the internet giving us ADHD?

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It's no secret that the internet presents a bevy of distractions. But can it make you feel like you've got ADHD?

Netflix spat with Aussie site

Australian price comparison site says people could "rush into internet TV" without realising all the factors.

Cyber crime a worldwide problem

How to choose an online streaming service

gadgets

Kiwis mobile data obsessed video

New calling: Are you addicted to your phone?

Survey shows half of young Kiwis would rather give up calls and texts than mobile data.

Samsung's new phones may edge out Apple

If you love smartphones and design, Samsung has a new object of desire for your look book.

TAKING AIM: Intel has been playing catch-up after falling behind in high-growth areas such as mobile chips, but it's taking aim at the mobile market again.

Intel takes aim at the mobile market again

With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market.

games

Aussies leak Mordor: GOTY Ed

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor : The Bright Lord.

No official word has been made, but Shadow of Mordor's special edition now has an MA15+ rating.

Major Heroes update

Beta update adds Sylvanas Windrunner, the Team League ranked mode, and more.

Bloodborne is exclusive to PlayStation 4 with no plans to release it on PC.

Bloodborne not releasing on PC

Sony has confirmed that Bloodborne is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, with no plans to bring it to PC.

social networking

Would you pay for content?

essel CEO and co-founder Jason Kilar, left, and co-founder Richard Tom, right, pose for a photo at their headquarters in San Francisco.

Vessel will charge $3 per month for exclusive early access to clips of musicians, sporting events etc.

Now you can share DNA online

People eager to share personal data beyond what's on their Facebook, can now offer up their DNA profiles.

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Zuckerberg's plans for Messenger

Facebook app can now track packages, make reservations and help businesses communicate with customers.

Apps

Twitter launches video app

Twitter's announcement comes on the same day that Meerkat unveiled a list of investors.

Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday.

Messenger app to mix it up

Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool .

Today's concept of a "burn book" was popularized by the movie Mean Girls

Burnbook bullying app

"This app was created to increase cyberbullying. There's no other reason."

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Neon brings dragons to battle

Sky TV has sharpened its Neon offering, adding the latest series of Game of Thrones.

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