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Uber drives slug it out

Fighting back: Vigilante hire car owner Russell Howarth.

Australian taxi drivers are making citizen's arrests to stop the rise of ride-sharing service uberX

The Warehouse pulls R18 games

The Warehouse Lyall Bay

All R18 games and DVDs will be taken off the shelves at The Warehouse and Noel Leeming stores to reinforce their ‘‘family-friendly brand values’’.

Net neutrality balancing act

Everyone from giant internet service providers to lone Twilight fan-fiction writers seems to love net neutrality. But why?

Charity at Apple's core

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give'.

Apple will use people's lust for its devices and apps to raise money for charity.

Curran Sky criticism curtailed

Labour MP Clare Curran says the broadcasting sector is changing quickly.

Labour MP sidestepping questions after picking up responsibility for broadcasting in the party's reshuffle.

Stealth malware uncovered

Facebook Internet Generic Illustration Social Network Media

Nation state likely behind long-term surveillance malware called Backdoor.Regin.

Retailers jump on Click Monday

CLICKING ON: Trade Aid is among online retailers taking part in Click Monday for the first time this year.

NZ 24-hour sale is designed to emulate the United States' Cyber Monday online sales day.

Refreshing Gigatown results

Gigatown Nelson

For those who have forgotten or never knew what it is all about.

Netflix's arrival sure to rattle some


OPINION: So Netflix is coming, and many hope for a digital revolution as a result.

Steampunk fans storm Wellington

STEAMPUNK ENTHUSIASTS: Cordelia Forward and Phineas Squidd

One might be forgiven for thinking that time travellers had stopped in the capital.

Full steam ahead for steampunks gallery

Peter Fleury at the AetherCon Steampunk Convention in full steampunk regalia.

You could have been forgiven for thinking 17th-century time travellers were in Wellington yesterday.

Someone is always watching

CAUGHT NAPPING: A Melbourne dog shown in a webcam image from the Russian site.

Hackers are taking advantage of personal webcams with little security protection and weak passwords.

Can we blame internet culture?

Cat memes; quizzes; endless lists; the things we term internet culture are not necessarily born of the internet, itself.

Cat memes, quizzes, endless lists - the things we term internet culture are not necessarily born of the internet itself.

Lollipop sweet but limited

Yummy: The Lollipop operating system is now available for some Android phones.

Having a pretty interface is important, but how it works is what makes or breaks an operating system.

Uni pockets $100k from piracy

University downloads $100K in fines from internet pirates: The University of New South Wales has revealed the number of students fined for pirating on its Wi-Fi.

How the University of New South Wales collected over $100,000 in piracy fines

Speed up your connections

A smooth wi-fi connection is key to contented browsing.

Blayne Slabbert offers five tips to improve your wi-fi at home.

Netflix content challenge

Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock.

Spark-owned internet TV service already has a pretty aggressive content acquisition plan, CEO says.

Yahoo's Firefox boost

Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Chief Executive Marissa Mayer says new deal will help boost Yahoo's flagging search market share.

Virtual Paul McCartney app

Paul McCartney on the Out There tour in 2014. A new app for Google's Cardboard VR headset now lets fans get right on stage with the former Beatle.

First Google Cardboard app gives fans a fully immersive playback of former Beatles' performance.

Poetry in passwords video

We're often told to make our passwords as impersonal as possible, but for most of us that's impossible.

Passwords are essentially a form of talking to oneself.

Anti-surveillance tool


Human rights groups tool lets users check if computers are infected with surveillance software.

Market dramas in internet TV


Aftershocks from Netflix's move to launch in NZ and Australia in March are continuing to ripple around TV industry.

Quickflix undaunted by Netflix

Netflix Daredevil

Aftershocks from Netflix' announcement are continuing to ripple around the television sector.

Everything Google knows

Do you know yourself as well as Google does?

Even as you search Google, it turns out, Google is also searching you.

Will Gen Z be as connected?

Northeastern University survey reveals that today’s teenagers are self-directed.

Teenagers are pushing back against the technology dependence that previous generations have developed.

WhatsApp finally adds encryption

Messaging app Whatsapp is adding encryption to its service.

Powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

China blocks websites

Chinese censors in overdrive as World Internet Conference kicks off.

Censorship comes as China hosts the World Internet Conference.

Yahoo now Firefox's default search

Firefox is set to replace Google as its default search engine with Yahoo in the US.

Mozilla is dropping Google as the default search engine for its Firefox browser.

Documenting dating battlefield

GETTING READY: Bex Argar is sharing her quest to find love.

Bex Argar is sharing her quest for find a boyfriend with everyone through her web series #TheOne.

Apple adding Beats to iOS

A commuter uses Beats brand headphones while waiting for the subway in New York.

Subscription music service reportedly being added to iOS operating system early next year.