You should be afraid of Facebook

Facebook actively created the silos by fine-tuning the algorithm that lies at its centre - the one that forms a user's ...

Facebook has spawned anxieties and addictions that detracts from a user's life satisfaction.

Pewdiepie sorry, attacks media

​Felix Kjellberg: "YouTube is trying to kill my channel."

​Felix Kjellberg says sorry for anti-Semitic remarks but blames media who don't "get" him.

Explaining the new iPhone screens

Apple's LCD screens are easier to see from multiple angles than AMOLED-screen smartphones.

Apple is rumoured to be changing the screen on its new phones which may increase prices.

Hide your feelings from Facebook

With Go Rando running, each time you click like on a post from your news feed, the extension intercepts that like and ...

A piece of software randomly selects one of Facebook's six reactions so the site can't track your feelings.

Using Instagram, Snapchat on a PC

With Instagram, you can go to the Instagram website on your computer but this is a half-baked experience.

There are a couple of ways you can access these smartphone-centric social media sites on your laptop.

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'Highly offensive' conference joke

Webstock organisers say they will be reviewing the vetting of their speakers and thanked people for their empathy after ...

Outrage, apologies follow crude sign language joke at technology conference.

Lives trump houses video

Trevor Andrew, of the Ashburton Rural Fire Force, digs for smouldering tree roots on the Port Hills during the ...

Fire-affected residents could face more concerns for their properties, with experts assessing the risk of landslips and boulder falls.

'Spy doll' pulled from shelves video

Jayla, aged 4, plays with a 'My Friend Cayla' doll in the Hamleys toy shop.

Hacking fear leads to German watchdog requesting My Friend Cayla dolls to be destroyed.

Using Instagram, Snapchat on a PC

With Instagram, you can go to the Instagram website on your computer but this is a half-baked experience.

There are a couple of ways you can access these smartphone-centric social media sites on your laptop.

Car data a threat to privacy

A Honda Acura RLX equipped with autonomous vehicle technology slows to avoid a pedestrian in a sidewalk as it is ...

We delete data off phones and computers when we get rid of them, but is it time to think about what's stored on your car?

Tech superheroes to the rescue

As part of the Tech Solutions team, Jacob, left, can help set up your latest technology in your home.

Like a real-life instruction manual, Noel Leeming Tech Solutions Technician Jacob will come to your home to talk you through your new device.

Review: Halo Wars 2 video

Halo Wars 2

We put the real time strategy take on the Xbox's flagship franchise through its paces.

Tinder-type app for breastmilk

Lola Peters, 5 months, old drinking donor milk.

Technology allows mums to share breast milk, but the trading comes with a warning.

The robots are coming

Virtual reality.

Shoppers will notice changes to retail this year - think robots, virtual reality, and drones.

Dance Moms star hacked

Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has fallen prey to an online hack.

US dance instructor who stars in hit reality series has her website hacked.

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Tech superheroes to the rescue

As part of the Tech Solutions team, Jacob, left, can help set up your latest technology in your home.

Like a real-life instruction manual, Noel Leeming Tech Solutions Technician Jacob will come to your home to talk you through your new device.

The robots are coming

Shoppers will notice changes to retail this year - think robots, virtual reality, and drones.

Smartphone junkies get path lights

When Bluetooth goes bad

gadgets

Customs' new drug laser video

The device can quickly tell customs officers whether they're looking at meth or sugar.

Drug smugglers and dealers beware, the drug laser is here.

Nokia brick may return

Everything old is new again.

Its battery lasted forever, and it was almost indestructible. Now a much loved cellphone is set to make a comeback.

Rumours about the next iPhone

The next iPhone may include a new (possibly curved) screen, higher prices and wireless charging.

The next iPhone may include a new (possibly curved) screen, higher prices and wireless charging.

Do you actually own your device?

Samsung said there are more than 120,000 unreturned Note 7 phones that were put out of action by over-the-air software ...

Companies are exerting greater remote control over their devices - changing how and whether they work.

games

Review: Halo Wars 2 video

Halo Wars 2

We put the real time strategy take on the Xbox's flagship franchise through its paces.

Maori gambling game taken down video

'Maori' used pounamu, carvings and figures of men and women as part of a slot game.

A Czech company using Maori imagery in its pokie game has pulled down the game.

Pokemon update brings new monsters

The Pokemon Go update will  offer new items to evolve Pokemon differently.

The update expected this week introduces 80 more Pokemon, as well as tweaks to how players snag them.

NZ's unlikeliest CEO?

Dean Hall, of Rocketwerkz gaming studio, based in Dunedin.

Dean Hall doesn't own property, drives a 2005 Toyota, caps his salary, and gives staff unlimited leave.

social networking

7 ways to filter out Twitter abuse

Twitter has a handful of tools to help those experiencing abuse on the platform to some degree.

Twitter appears to make a more serious commitment to fighting abuse.

Twitter will start blocking bad users

Twitter is about to hit trolls where it hurts, and stop them from coming back to the site.

Twitter's going to start weeding out abusive tweets before you see them - and will axe repeat offenders for good.

Minimalist's guide to social media

One way to tame the social media beast is to use the same approach as you would for your cluttered home - minimalism.

One way to tame the social media beast is to use the same approach as you would for your cluttered home - minimalism.

Facebook is coming to your TV

An app for set-top boxes would bring Facebook closer to live video and video advertisements.

The social network is also in discussions with media companies to license TV-quality programming.

apps

Tinder-type app for breastmilk

Lola Peters, 5 months, old drinking donor milk.

Technology allows mums to share breast milk, but the trading comes with a warning.

Can this app turn hate into love?

Hater is free and is available in New Zealand on iPhones only.

A new dating app called Hater matches people on account of their pet peeves as opposed to their passions.

Google Maps adds shareable lists

You can make your lists public so others can follow you and access your recommendations.

You can now share lists of your favourite places with the Google Maps app.

Ashton Kutcher digs NZ's 8i video

Actor Ashton Kutcher is one of many investors in Wellington company 8i.

Wellington technology company raises $37 million from investors, including celebrities, to fund new hologram app.

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Lives trump houses

Fire-affected residents could face more concerns for their properties, with experts assessing the risk of landslips and boulder falls.

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