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iPads affecting kids learning

Schools across the Waikato are adopting the use of devices, such as iPads, in school.

Parents are concerned the use of iPads in classrooms is affecting their children's basic literacy skills.

Education key to positive cybercitizens

The phrase "go kill yourself" is a common comment on South Canterbury teens' social media sites.

Women bring something new

Internet's most toxic superhero unmasked


$150 phone takes on $1000 rivals

The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 costs $150.

Deciding what new phone to buy can often be driven by brands and trends rather than what you need, or can afford.

Dubai to 3D print building

World's first office building made using a 20-foot tall 3D printer to be added to eye-catching skyline.

Welding robots on a production line at Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. A worker at Volkswagen's Baunatal plant was accidentally crushed to death by an assembly robot.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.


Game censorship no big deal

Of the more than 150,000 mostly mobile games classified with the new automated system, 220 were found not fit for sale, including Douchebag Beach Club.

OPINION: Aussie fans of Douchebag Beach Club may be out of luck, but this is good news.

Australia bans hundreds of games

Classification Board normally rates about 400 games a year, but new automatic age-rating tool clears back-catalogue of 150,000 before pilot.

Sources from the QA team say Warner Bros knew about the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight's issues for months, but shipped the game anyway.

Holy WB PC conspiracy, Batman!

Report claims Warner Bros knew Batman Arkham Knight's PC port had problems before launch.

social networking

Reddit moderator blackout

Social network restores most of its online message boards after protest over the firing of Reddit's director of talent, Victoria Taylor.

Social network restores most of its boards after protest over the firing of Reddit's director of talent.

Kiwis okay with online monitoring

New Zealanders are okay with their Facebook being monitored if it catches terrorists - but hate targeted ads.

James McAvoy as the telepathic mutant Professor X in  X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Facebook is working on telepathy

Mark Zuckerberg may have been tipping his hand about the future Facebook technology: telepathy.


Apple Music is a hot mess

Singer Taylor Swift poses backstage with her awards for Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for "Shake it Off" and Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

Now that Apple Music is available, you would expect things to have cleared up a little. They haven't.

Child's nightmare was real

The "man with a light" outside a three-year-old's window wasn't just a dream.

Jacky Alcine's tweet shows selfies with his friend automatically sorted into a folder tagged 'Gorillas'.

Google Photos' racist tag

New photo app added photos of man's dark-skinned friend to an album tagged "gorillas".


Brave online, brave in reality

Five West Auckland gamers given police bravery awards for their role in halting an attempted carjacking.

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