The dark side of your appliances

Capital Brands, owner of Nutribullet, earned a grade "D" in the Baptist World Aid report.

"In today's global marketplace consumers have no idea about the conditions at the mine, factory, and assembly line."

The Facebook friendship purge

We are asked to pass elaborate tests of friendship to remain connected on Facebook.

OPINION: Your online pals might not be your "true" friends... and that's OK. So stop with the friendship "tests".

ABs 'too friendly with Springboks'

Mental preparediness became key for the All Blacks ahead of the knock-out stages of the Rugby World Cup.

The World Cup All Blacks had extraordinary data at their fingertips, but it could only go so far.

With my laptop, it's personal

Digital etiquette is an evolving world so if you do use someone else's device, tread carefully.

Digital etiquette is an evolving world so if you do use someone else's device, tread carefully.

Twitter shares hit all-time low

Twitter stock prices has fallen more than 5 per cent.

Twitter's stock price falls to its lowest level ever ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report.

Wired debuts ad-free site

Wired, the first site to feature a web banner ad in 1994, will now give it all up in exchange for direct payment from readers.

Wired readers will have choice: pay for an ad-free version of the site, or go away.

Broken Fitbit - or pregnant?

It's a strange world we live in when your Fitbit knows you're pregnant before you do.

He thought his wife's fitness tracker was broken. It wasn't - it just knew something they didn't.

Relive old-school computer viruses

An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.

In the early days of computer viruses, a lot of malware had some text or a flashy graphic.

India says no to Facebook's "free" Internet

People in developing countries rely on Free Basics to access certain digital services, such as health, schooling and financial information, as well as job leads.

India has banned the social network from offering a controversial service known as Free Basics.

What's planned for Titanfall 2

Changes to the follow-up game include a single-player campaign and a companion TV series.

Changes to the follow-up game include a single-player campaign and a companion TV series.

A phone with 7-day battery life

A fuel-cell powered phone could be on the market in two years if a partnership goes to plan.

A fuel-cell powered phone could be on the market in two years if everything goes to plan.

Internet advice site answers with GIFs

Ask Cat feels different from a traditional advice column, and it's not just the tacky GIFs.

Ask Cat feels different from a traditional advice column, and it's not just the tacky GIFs.

iPhone 'error 53' class action

Many customers use unofficial channels to fix their phones but that can result in devices being permanently disabled.

Lawyers believe Apple is forcing users to use their repair services or face "error 53".

Don't make Cortana mad

The presentation of Cortana as a woman, like Apple's Siri, can lead to problems.

Microsoft's female virtual assistant is programmed not to take sexism or racism.

Six weeks with no internet

Sally Houston and her daughters Pieta, 10, and Nadia, 12, are upset their internet service provider Spark hasn't fixed their internet for six weeks.

The internet is a basic part of life. So why did the Houstons of Geraldine have to wait so long?

'Love knows no console'

The pair were photographed at a gaming convention.

She's on Team Xbox. He's on Team Playstation. But Microsoft approves.

Kiwi uni student assists Interpol

More than a third of computers connected to the internet in 2015 were attacked at least once, says a cyber security student.

An international policing organisation is getting a little bit of help from the Waikato.

Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 accounts linked to radicalised Islam.

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015.

iPhones 'worthless' thanks to error

Those who fix their phones through unofficial channels could be in for a nasty shock.

Thinking of updating your iPhone operating system? Read this first.

Let's buy a beach video

Kevin and Heather Brown relax on a beach in Awaroa Inlet.

Join us in saving this slice of paradise for the public.

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

Clock builders having a ball video

Warren Thomas, Pete Romer and Graham Brice next to the ball clock 'mock up' sculpture they helped build.

A group of experienced craftsmen have built a working model of a ball clock to present to council.

Devices essential for modern learning

The excitement is finally released as year 4 pupils at Hay Park School open their new Chromebooks.

Costs are weighed up as devices in schools are adding extra strain on finances for parents, while the technology is preparing children for the future.

Facebook 'Friends Day' vid falls flat

Facebook used automated technology to collate photos of users and their friends, packing them together in a video collage, which can be shared publicly or viewed privately.

For those who didn't know, Thursday was "Friends Day".

Visa opens door to developers

Visa hopes opening up its technology platform to third parties will help it get ahead.

Local boss hopes Kiwi start-ups will be quick to seize new opportunity.

Sharing crash photos 'inappropriate'

A drone was spotted flying over this crash scene, just south of Timaru, on Wednesday night.

Bystanders could be breaching someone's privacy by sharing crash photos on social media.

TSwift to launch mobile game

US popstar Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is working to develop her very own mobile game.

Everyone hates Uber's new logo

Uber has joined a long list of tech companies criticised for changing their logo.

The new logo could've been a photo of an adorable puppy and people would still hate it.

How to make a holiday movie

A movie lets you bring together images and footage to watch over (and over) again.

A movie lets you bring together images and footage to watch over (and over) again.

Fitbit puts fashion first with Alta

The Fitbit Alta will cost $229 in New Zealand.

Fitbit wants its latest entry-level fitness tracker to be fashionable with colour like teal and plum.

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