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Cyber attacks disrupt websites

Micro-blogging platform Twitter's website was one of those interrupted by a cyber attack on DNS servers.

Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb among sites disrupted after cyber attacks on servers.

What Samsung didn't want seen

The smoking Note 7 and Samsung's troubles in China.

How video of a smoking Note 7 exposed Samsung's problems in China to the world.

$1.4m car bought on phone app

The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for NZ$1.4m in a deal completed in an online transaction.

A man has hit the "buy now" button on his phone to pay NZ$1.4m for a classic car in what is being touted as the largest known in-app purchase ever.

Kiwis cashing in on digital reality

The Green Fairy is New Zealand's first virtual reality film. It is aimed at children aged 5-7 years and was recently ...

A New Zealand virtual and augmented reality association has been set up to develop the booming  sector.

Robots may soon replace pilots

The robopilot never tires, gets bored, feels stressed out or gets distracted.

The robopilot never tires, gets bored, feels stressed out or gets distracted.

Highest paid IT job revealed

A cyber security specialist with three years' experience in design, deployment and administration of security systems ...

Want a career with zero chances of going jobless? Try the booming field of cybersecurity.

Appy chappies in the Sounds

A Marlborough Sounds cruising guide app will give up-to-date information to boaties and tourists.

The cruising app for boaties can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

'Iron Man' as Zuckerberg's 'voice'?

Actor Robert Downey Jr, who plays Iron Man, offered to be the voice of Mark Zuckerberg's virtual assistant.

Actor Robert Downey Jr, who plays Iron Man, offered to be the voice of Mark Zuckerberg's virtual assistant.

Who's hacked missing man's page?

Charlie Carver and Kala Brown have been missing since the end of August - but posts have started showing up on Carver's ...

Days after couple disappears, the man's Facebook fills with creepy posts. No one knows who is posting them.

Perils of 'revenge porn'

'Revenge porn' is a crime we associate with overseas; but is it prevalent in New Zealand as well?

New Zealand women are not immune from "revenge porn" culture. Who's sharing it, and what can we do to stop it?

Apple Pay arrives in NZ

ANZ is the only bank offering Apple Pay in New Zealand.

Your phone can now be your wallet as ANZ introduces Apple Pay into New Zealand.

Big breakthroughs still to come

There's the possibility that many humans might become redundant.

It isn't hard to imagine technology taking over many of the tasks we now spend our time and energy on.

How to be the family IT hero

Most tech problems are surprisingly easy to fix.

Here are some tips to help out family members or flatmates when things go wrong.

Online insight into storytelling

The Duchess of Cambridge attends a wreath laying and public walkabout in Seymour Square in 2014.

In the past three years, two stories have topped 100,000 hits.

Hutt tech speeds up Wall St

Lower Hutt-based firms Qamcom Research & Technology NZ (QRTNZ) and Aviat Networks have created a fast communication ...

Technology created in Wellington is being used to speed up global financial markets.

Google wants to be like Apple

Google used to run an open system with few products. That is changing very quickly.

Google used to run an open system with few products. That is changing very quickly.

How Britain is stopping cyberbullies

Coming off social media is not the answer to stopping cyberbullying.

A spate of deaths linked to bullying online has prompted the government to take action.

Multiple email accounts is safer

Having a separate free webmail account for services which you think are likely to leak your email address helps to ...

Creating extra addresses or aliases can be a hassle, but it makes it more difficult for hackers.

YouTube is killing magic tricks

Jamie Raven once appeared on Britain's Got Talent.

The future of live magic could be under threat, thanks to the rise of the YouTube magician.

Drones to track sharks in Aussie

There have been 23 shark-related deaths in WA in the past 100 years, with 14 fatalities since 2000.

A three-month trial of drone surveillance will be used at West Australian beaches to monitor shark activity.

The best Rickrolls ever

Rick Astley is never, ever gonna give it up.

To celebrate Rick Astley's new album, we're reliving five of the best Rickrolls of all time.

Need help with your bucket list?

Tick off activities with your mates.

The app was developed to answer the common questions "Have you seen ...? " or "Have you been to ...?"

New start-up hub for Wellington

Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock said the effective combination of financial services and technology could be a boon ...

New Zealand’s first FinTech Accelerator in Wellington aims for share of the global $1 trillion industry.

Simple is better

Stuff Fibre wants to make providing internet as simple as possible.

Sick of the massive delays when you ring a customer call centre?

Yahoo secretly scanned emails

The demand to search Yahoo Mail accounts came in the form of a classified directive sent to the company's legal team.

Yahoo last year secretly built a software program to search customers' emails for US intelligence officials.

A guide to NZ streaming services

About one-quarter of Kiwis now use a streaming service.

We walk you through the options to help you choose the one (or two) that suit your needs.

We're all guilty of 'mooning'

Ever stop a conversation mid-text because you thought the other person was getting too intense? That's mooning.

No, I'm not talking about flashing your bare bottom – the other kind of mooning.

How to beat 'email anxiety'

How many times a day do you check your emails?

Still holding on to that dream of an empty inbox? Learn how to let it go by following these 4 steps.

4chan is facing collapse

Hiroyuki Nishimura: "Ads don't work well. Infrastructure costs go up ... We tried other ways, but it (was not) enough."

The anonymous, anything-goes message board for provocative trolls is undergoing big changes.

Australian Netflix challenger shuts

Netflix has significantly more subscribers than Presto.

Presto will cease operations less than three years after launching.

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