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Netflix tips and tricks

FFXENT. Supplied image of Paul Rudd and Marguerite Moreau  for Wet Hot American Summer.

Kiwis have had their own version of Netflix for about six months, but there are a lot of tricks to make the experience better.

Apple enters news game

Apple is about to get into the news market with a new app for iPhones and iPads to be released in an iOS software update later this month.

Apple wants to be a central part of how you consume news.

Reaching a new audience

Gabrielle Stevenson as burlesque madame Kitty de Luge in a new web series by Rodrigo Films called Dropped Pie.

A film company with a small budget has called in favours, but has a worldwide audience thanks to the web.

HoloLens for hyper-conferencing

The Jedi Council meets via HoloNet in Star Wars: Episode III.

Microsoft's mixed reality technology will allow Jedi-like holographic calls between offices.

UK cybercrime watchdog attacked

Lizard Stresser

Lizard Squad target Britain's National Crime Agency with a Denial of Service attack.

Google refines its logo

Same-same, but different. Google's new look.

Google gives itself a face lift - but can you spot the difference?

Yahoo boss pregnant with twins

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles before the session "In Tech We Trust" in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. More than 1,500 business leaders and 40 heads of state or government attend the Jan. 21-24 meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to network and discuss big themes, from the price of oil to the future of the Internet. This year they are meeting in the midst of upheaval, with security forces on heightened alert after attacks in Paris, the European Central Bank considering a radical government bond-buying programme and the safe-haven Swiss franc rocketing.                                           REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND  - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Marissa Mayer is pregnant with twin girls, she announced on the Yahoo-owned Tumblr blog.

'Hungry for better connectivity'

Premier Beehive financial controller Clive Bodington, left, Carterton mayor John Booth, communications minister Amy Adams, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott, South Wairarapa mayor Adrienne Staples and Masterton mayor Lyn Patterson in Carterton for the announcement of the UFB long list.

Southern Wairarapa towns to get ultra fast broadband as Government kicks off next phase of fibre roll-out.

Stop. Using. Fullstops. In. Texts.

Using full stops in texts can seem stern.

OPINION: Keeping up with the do's and don'ts of online behaviour is tricky, with new trends emerging each week.

The strange life of John McAfee

Attention 'just seems to follow' antivirus pioneer John McAfee.

He's been called everything from "charismatic" to "paranoid wild man" to downright "bonkers".

Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' AVG

Russian tech entrepreneur and Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky speaks with Reuters during the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit in Cancun Feburary 2, 2012. Kaspersky, who runs the world's fourth-biggest maker of anti-virus software, is parting ways with a group of U.S. investors who bought 20 percent of his company a year ago when he was considering taking it public. Picture taken February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

Security company founder told workers they should attack rival antivirus by "rubbing them out in the outhouse".

Uber hires Jeep hackers

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek at the Black Hat USA 2015 cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have resigned from their jobs and will join Uber this week.

Corporates in fear of hackers

Amy Pascal attends the premiere of the film "Chappie" in New York March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Sony. Target. Ashley Madison. Big business bosses are losing their jobs because of embarrassing cyberattacks.

Spies mining Ashley Madison

Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data to the dark web.

Intelligence agencies said to be trawling data from hacked website for possible blackmail material.

Ashley Madison CEO quits

Stepped down as CEO ... Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in August.

Chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has resigned.

Songwriters sue SoundCloud

Music sharing website SoundCloud is in trouble with a British copyright collective.

Britain's largest copyright collective says the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on licensing deal.

Killings tailored for the Twitter age

Alison Parker and Adam Ward had worked together regularly, posting photos on the job to Twitter.

Rage, narcissism, a gun and social media combine for a particularly excruciating display of horror.

End of email a long way off

Do you monitor your emails around the clock?

Despite instant messaging, texting and social media apps, email is still the top communications tool at work.

Tech that targets how we drive

How about a smartphone app that tells motorists if an upcoming signal is about to change colour?

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

Woman disabled by 'gadget allergy'

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France has awarded a disability grant to a woman allergic to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as mobile phones.

Ashley Madison's fake profiles

It's pretty clear that fake profiles have played a role in Ashley Madison's operations.

The hacked records reveal that just 15 per cent of users were actually women.

Amazon offers alcohol deliveries

An Amazon worker delivers groceries from the Amazon Fresh service in New York.

Beer, wine and spirits can now be dropped off to US customers as part of Prime Now.

Duncan Garner: 'Tinder was on to me'

Duncan Garner was "inadvertently caught up" in the Ashley Madison scandal, TV3 reported on Tuesday.

Duncan Garner says his Ashley Madison profile was fake, but he was signed up to Tinder for research.

Jeep hacker leaves Twitter

Charlie Miller, security researcher for Twitter Inc. and a former NSA hacker, speaks during a presentation about a remote exploitation of a passenger vehicle demonstration at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Features that buyers now expect in most modern automobiles, such as driving directions and restaurant guides, count on a constant connection to a telecommunications network. But that link also makes cars vulnerable to security invasions like those that threaten computers in homes and businesses. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former NSA hacker and one of the world's best-known security experts has resigned as an engineer at Twitter.

Users sue Ashley Madison

Customer data from infidelity website Ashley Madison was dumped online last week in an unprecedented breach of privacy.

Eight people in the US suing website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information online.

What we Google, when

Google keeps a record of all our searches for future data crunching

We search for "recipes" at 5.44pm, porn at 4.40am, and "diets" at the same time.

The internet never forgets

Nothing you put online is ever truly deleted and you should never forget that.

The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all: If you submit private data online, it will never fully be deleted.

Ashley Madison boss defends his fidelity

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses in Hong Kong in 2013.

The King of Infidelity's wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful.

The most 90s video ever

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry starred in the "cyber-sitcom" for Windows 95.

One of the weirdest mash-ups of popular culture and tech happened 20 years ago to celebrate the launch of Windows 95.

Kickstarter buying is emotional

The Moment case that makes your phone easier to use as a camera began life on Kickstarter.

Buying something is usually a cold transaction involving handing over money and walking away with a product.

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