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Bizarre conspiracy around this British girl

On the internet, nobody knows if you're just on drugs or are kidnapped.

Someone heard her say "help me" and things got crazy. Was she being held hostage or something even more sinister?

Apple's tech lag showing

iPhone sales are down 23.3 per cent on the year-ago quarter.

Apple has fallen behind its rivals because it hasn't invested enough in research and development.

How to take better phone videos

To get a sharp video, turn yourself into a human tripod by holding your phone with two hands and locking your elbows ...

Here are a few suggestions to improving the quality of your memories in motion.

Has VPN crackdown hurt Netflix?

There is some evidence for subscribers cancelling their Netflix subscription because of the VPN crackdown.

There is some evidence for subscribers cancelling their Netflix subscription because of the VPN crackdown.

Explained: Social Tinder video

Tinder Social: A new way to meet drinking buddies.

The go-to app for one-on-one romantic encounters now wants to help you and your friends meet other groups.

Taking photos makes life better

Photography enhances the enjoyment of experiences and increases engagement with the event.

Photography enhances the enjoyment of experiences and increases engagement with the event.

Tech will not set us free

In the past decade, the internet has not achieved results in terms of increasing liberty.

In the past decade, the internet has not achieved results in terms of increasing liberty.

Yahoo boss' golden parachute

Mayer, a star recruit from Google when she took the helm in 2012, has been paid handsomely during her tenure at the ...

Yahoo boss could rake in $80m severance if dumped from top spot after sale deal.

The perils of angry emails

Even though they know the potential perils, people keep pressing send emails in haste.

Anything written in email could very well end up read by anyone with an internet connection.

iTunes trips up KickassTorrents

KickassTorrents serves as a hub for links users could use to download them.

There's something ironic about legal purchases leading to the downfall of a man behind a piracy empire.

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.

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