Digital Living

Pokemon border busters

US Border Patrol agent John South said the teens were engrossed and wandered into the United States.

Two Canadian teens playing Pokemon Go accidentally cross border into US.

USB car charger maps where you parked

The Zus app helps you find your way back to the car, as well as set a timer so you don't overstay your welcome.

The in-car gadget charger and app which remembers where you parked.

How to take a perfect food pic

The best food shots are a result of careful styling, with colours, composition and plating.

When was the last time you sat down to a meal and ... ate it? Without take a photo first?

Used vibrator among sale items

Quirky online sales.

'Garage sale' page on Facebook attracts bizarre and sometimes illegal listings.

Who uses the most data?

Aucklanders sure love their broadband.

We're about fifth in the world for data usage. But which areas are leading the pack?

'Don't interact with haters'

'The comments made online used to upset me but they don't anymore.'

My rule for online engagement? Only respond to people whose opinions I value.

Spy valley silence

Poor internet and cellphone coverage is hurting small rural businesses, Upper Waihopai Valley resident Summer Weir says.

It's home to a spy base, but Waihopai residents have patchy broadband, no cell coverage and weather-dependent landlines.

Hacking school

Hacking is allowed within the bounds of the NZ Cyber Security Challenge. Pictured from left are James Baker, Sivaram ...

It's not to cause trouble, but to find weak spots.

Robot runs over toddler

The robot that knocked over a child at Stanford Shopping Centre in the US is 153 centimetres tall, and weighs 136 kilograms.

Mall security robot knocks down boy, breaking Asimov's first law of robotics - not to harm humans.

Get off my lawn, Pokemon!

Some frustrated property owners want their locations in the fictional Poke-verse removed.

Frustrated property owners want their locations in the fictional Poke-verse removed.

Snapchat's new Memories video

Fun with filters on Snapchat.

As social media becomes an archive, we choose to post what we want to recall.

Getting chatted up by a charming bot

Facebook Messenger app.

OPINION: Chat bots are taking over messaging apps, and they could prove to be the new nirvana for advertisers.

How Amazon influences what we read

In an engineer-driven company ruled by algorithms and metrics, the Amazon book editors are rare birds.

In an engineer-driven company ruled by algorithms and metrics, the Amazon book editors are rare birds.

How to reclaim storage space

Pruning out apps is really the best way to keep your storage in check.

Are you constantly plagued by warnings that your phone is running out of storage?

Oops. Ethiopia shuts off internet

The Ethiopian government accidently shut off the internet as it moved to block social media so students can concentrate ...

The government accidently shut off the internet as it moved to block social media so students can concentrate on exams.

Where is augmented reality taking us?

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that launched in New Zealand yesterday for iOS and Android smartphones.

If you hadn't heard of augmented reality before this week, you're forgiven, but Pokémon Go is putting it on almost everyone's radar.

Pokemon Go's surprising upside

The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration ...

When we meet people out and about while camping a Pokéstop or hunting a Pikachu, we are playing with them. It's a beautiful thing.

VR you can walk around in video

The HTC Vive is designed to provide a more active virtual reality experience.

Grabbing hold of controllers that traverse the real and virtual worlds is the strangest feeling.

'Sheep View' instead of Street View

Who needs Street View when you have Sheep View 360?

They wanted Google Maps' Street View, but instead of waiting they made their own maps using sheep.

'Couples who Pokemon together, stay together'

Jaime Trickett, 26, and fiance Joshua Ripley, 21, are on the Pokemon Go! buzz, representing the red team around Whangaparaoa.

Rattata in Red Beach, Onix in Orewa - even the suburbs aren't immune from the Pokemon outbreak.

Pokemon Go warping real life

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that launched in New Zealand yesterday for iOS and Android smartphones.

Game's popularity is spilling unintended consequences into everyday life.

Blenheim goes Pokemon crazy

Pokemon GO gamers Jed England-Day, left, and Ryan Bull will be among fans taking part in the hunt on Saturday in Blenheim.

Gamers are planning a 4-hour session on Saturday, hoping to catch a Pikachu or Jigglypuff.

Granddad goes digital

Picton granddad Mick Huntley, centre, who graduated from the Computers in Homes programme, with course tutor Simon ...

A self-confessed computer phobic has switched on to the information super highway to help give his grandsons a better life.

Curtains for digital devices

Comedian Sean Murphy is hoping his Kids Party Confidential show will help children switch off their digital devices.

A new children's show at ASB Theatre Marlborough is geared towards getting kids to switch off their digital devices and use their imaginations.

Why I hate unknown callers

So why are we and our smartphones handling unknown calls in an old-fashioned way?

Despite all the cool tricks our smartphones can do, we still treat phone calls like we did last century.

Pokemon: Bigger than Twitter?

Users play the game by wandering neighbourhoods and other public places, trying to discover geo-located Pokemon ...

Wildly popular game Pokemon Go about to surpass Twitter in daily active users.

Ethical dilemma of streaming

Critics say the lack of regulation of live streaming could lead to "a kind of voyeurism and click-bait journalism".

Critics say the lack of regulation of live streaming could lead to "a kind of voyeurism and click-bait journalism".

'Nip it in the bud'

Blenheim resident Jordan Nickerson tries to limit the amount of negative feedback businesses receive in her role as ...

A Blenheim social media expert says acting quickly and taking conversations offline is the key to preventing negative online feedback from spiraling out of control.

Strange world of keyboard warriors

Blenheim resident Jordan Nickerson fields online abuse after taking over as an administrator of two popular social media ...

"One lady told me she was going to set my house on fire. It was really, really bizarre."

NZ Curriculum to get technical

The changes in the NZ Curriculum won't come into effect until 2018.

Digital technology will be written into the curriculum - but not straight away.

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