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Chorus confirms 'Netflix effect'

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black, among the offerings on Netflix.

Evening broadband performance is being hit by 'Netflix effect', research suggests.

A hero for video stores?

Finn Puklowski says reinventing the video store is a case of do or die.

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

Google revenue up 12 per cent

Google's ad revenue is taking a hit from the rise of mobile devices over desktop browsing.

Shares in the world's No1 internet search engine rose 3.8 per cent in extended trading on Thursday.

Movies preparing us for robot overlords (spoiler)

Ultron ... Tony Stark's creation.

Let's take a moment and think about how movies are teaching us to regard the bleeding edge of cybernetic research.

Google's Dame Ngaio Marsh doodle

Google New Zealand logo, 23 April 2015.

 Google celebrates the 120th birthday of crime-writer Dame Ngaio Marsh.

The ultimate revenge?

One can only hope that @foolishnessfly2's ex has learned his lesson.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ... or like an Apple lover whose devices have been soaked.

Feel safe online?

Hackers are sharing information about software vulnerabilities, faster than many companies install "patches" to repair them, researchers say.

Attending an internet security conference is not for the faint of heart.

Instagram for doctors

X-rays and images shared by doctors and medical staff on Figure 1.

New apps allow medical professionals to share images of patients' most fascinating ailments.

Boring job goes viral

A lot of time at the office was spent with the photocopying machine.

GoPros are used to capture some of the most breathtaking moments in life, but not this time.

How to be a better (and happier) person online

Starting online fights online will make you angry in real life.

Are you a good person? Before you answer, let me add a word to that: Are you a good person online?

Councils chasing digital cash video

Wairarapa mayors  Adrienne Staples, John Booth and Lyn Patterson gather in Greytown to promote the new joint broadband initiative WAIconnect. Greytown has notoriously poor mobile coverage.

Wairarapa's district councils combine to lobby for some of the government's $350m digital networks fund.

Consumers will win TV battle

Wither television?

OPINION: The fragmentation of television distribution will slide the industry towards revolution, with or without Global Mode.

China cyber rules 'could backfire'

China's cybersecurity regulations could cost the country in the long run, says Huawei boss.

Huawai boss makes rare criticism of IT security policy, questioning the Great Firewall of China in the long term.

Is hacking an airplane easy?

How hackable are the planes that millions of worldwide travelers rely on?

Chris Roberts knows about hacking planes, but not because he's trying to make them fall out of the sky.

HBO shuts down public GoT screenings

HBO has told a New York City bar to stop screening Game of Thrones.

War on Game of Thrones rights infringement as wide-ranging as the show itself.

Memes: Where are they now?

Sammy Griner aka Success Kid is now eight.

Where are your favourite memes now?

HBO tracking down GoT pirates

Four episodes of the 5th season of Game of Thrones were available for illegal download.

HBO is sending letters to those who downloaded leaked Game of Thrones episodes via BitTorrent.

Google shakes up searches

The change to Googles search recommendations is expected to sway where millions shop, eat and find information.

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones.

Sony wants Netflix to stop VPN users

Netflix is unwilling to stop users sneaking into the streaming giant's US service.

Sony Pictures has complained over Netflix unwillingness to stop users sneaking into the US service.

Where does your data go?

Apple Watch.

Why are some consumers willing to pay handsomely for the privilege of being spied upon?

Yahoo staying with Microsoft

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

Yahoo and Microsoft will stay together but Yahoo gets more control.

Apple cooperation down

Apple Inc's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" a report said.

Apple's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" a report said

Sony condemns Wikileaks release of docs

A logo is pictured outside Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

Sony objects to the release of more than 30,000 documents obtained by hackers.

Microsoft keeps eye on Google

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella speaks at his first annual shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, Washington December 3, 2014.

Microsoft Corp is watching with interest as the EU charges rival Google Inc for abusing its monopoly power in the online search business.

Infusing emotion into texts

New apps are trying to make it easier to express emotions beyond a text or emoji.

Instant messages can feel trite and impersonal, but new apps can make it easier to express emotions beyond a text or emoji.

Would you swallow a microchip?

Soon we might be swallowing microchips for our health.

It may take more than a spoonful of sugar to make the public accept the idea of swallowing a tiny computer that reports on their health.

Trying to give up piracy?

Pirates looking to go legit can turn to a new generation of content search engines.

Pirates looking to go legit can turn to a new generation of content search engines.

Plane wifi could facilitate terrorism

Plane, generic, strap

The same internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane.

Reddit game has internet contemplating fear and death

The Button

Reddit's The Button has become the Internet's foremost forum on death and mortality.

Google faces fines, search constraints

After more than four years of regulatory scrutiny by the EU, Google Inc. may finally be facing fines and new constraints on how it delivers Internet search.

Google Inc. may be facing fines and new constraints on how it delivers Internet search in the EU.

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