Formless computers of the future

"Over time, the computer itself - whatever its form factor - will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your ...

You've heard of the internet of things. But what about computers that aren't things at all?

'Swatting' prank faces ban

It's considered a joke to some in the gaming community but police aren't laughing.

It's a potentially lethal prank popular with gamers. And it could soon net perpetrators 20 years' jail.

Snapchat sued over 172kmh crash

A picture from Twitter of Christal McGee's Snapchat after crashing at over 170kmh while using the app's filter which ...

Driver wanted to record how fast she could go on a Snapchat filter.

Teams compete for Space Challenge

2016 NASA Space App Challenge. Judges from left Dr Rolf Gehre - engineering analyst and propulsion analyst with ...

Coders, designers and space enthusiasts hunkered down for two days of brainstorming on Anzac weekend.

'Cactus' skin may boost electric cars

A new membrane developed from a cactus is projected to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.

A cactus-inspired skin could hold the secret to creating a more efficient electric car.

SpaceX: Mars by 2018

An artist rendering of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft approaching Mars.

Private spaceflight firm plans to land a spacecraft on Mars in as little as two years.

Nintendo reveals release date

The new Legend of Zelda game, originally scheduled for release on Wii U in 2015, has been moved to 2017.

Nintendo has confirmed that its new video game system will launch in March 2017.

App is like texting in public

Talkshow lets you follow a topic and watch as people text each other about it - sort of like live video for texting.

Talkshow lets you follow a topic and watch as people text each other about it - sort of like live video for texting.

Samsung forges ahead of rivals

Gloom may be settling over the computer industry but Samsung is expected to cope better than most.

Gloom may be settling over the computer industry but Samsung is expected to cope better than most.

Facebook smashes expectations

Facebook's results will cheer investors in the tech sector.

Facebook is a money-making machine as its mobile ad sales surge.

Do you earn less than an intern?

Silicon Valley interns can find themselves working on live projects that have the potential to earn substantial money ...

The median monthly base salary for an intern at some of the big tech companies is $9800.

Fitness app uproar over doping

A cyclist who holds hundreds of titles on a Strava's leaderboard has been linked to doping.

A cyclist who holds hundreds of titles on a Strava's leaderboard has been linked to doping.

Twitter destined to be small

Twitter is less than one-fifth of Facebook's size.

Maybe Twitter just isn't meant to be an all-encompassing social utility.

'He needs to be stopped'

A 2011 Facebook photograph of Paul William Todd Abbott.

Is an online lothario, once dubbed the "modern Artful Dodger", up to his old tricks?

Future of public transport is here

The automated group rapid transport (GRT) vehicle can carry up to 24 people and is wheelchair-access-friendly.

Driverless pods are the latest and coolest mode of public transport.

Check before you fly

Blenheim Electronics store manager Phillip Albrey operating a multi-propeller entry-level drone.

Letters about the new rules have been sent out to known drone operators in the area.

Kiwi tech attracts News Corp

Plattar has raised $1.2m in seed funding from investors which include News Corp.

Christchurch brothers are making real waves in the world of augmented reality.

Vodafone quiet on sale rumour

Vodafone NZ has read the rumours but chosen not to comment.

Variety of explanations for heightened chatter, say analysts.

Top tweets to airlines

Delayed, late, cancelled: what's the common word tweeted to airlines?

Twitter message to the world's airlines mostly filled with gratitude.

'Fake' police porn email

A victim went to Te Awamutu police with the message, which appeared on their phone.

This is the police, you've been blocked for watching porn, the message claims. But the police say don't fall for it.

Waterlogged iPhone divides families

Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, right.

The two boys went missing on a fishing trip. Eight months later an iPhone was discovered.

Meet Ryan Reynolds' alter ego

Ryan Reynolds is a superhero with a sense of humour.

Ryan Reynolds has revealed the lengths he goes to entertain himself on Twitter. 

How do hackers do it?

It's game over in terms of security if either end of the transaction is compromised.

How do online fraudsters get the 3-digit security code on the back of your credit card?

Secrets of the universe now online

A visitor takes a phone photograph of a large back lit image of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the  Science Museum's ...

Scientists trying to divine the fundamental nature of the universe have made their data available to anyone.

Camera drone can follow you

The Hover Camera is a tiny drone that is designed to follow you while staying perfectly level.

Drones have long been used to take aerial photos, but now you can get one that follows you around.

iPhone cracking will stay secret

The FBI will not disclose how a third party hacked the iPhone of a shooter.

The FBI will not disclose how a third party hacked the iPhone of a shooter.

Bite out of iPhone sales

iPhones contributed nearly two-thirds of Apple's US$50.6b revenue.

Pressure mounts on Apple to come up with the next big thing after revenue slips.

Billionaire may call Vodafone

David Teoh's TPG Telecom has a A$9.2 billion capitalisation.

OPINION: Aussie telco bosses seen in Auckland, so who's eyeing Vodafone's NZ business?

Real-time videos amaze and disgust

This real-time video of a sinking Titanic was made to promoted an upcoming video game.

This real-time video of a sinking Titanic was made to promoted an upcoming video game.

'Beautiful people' website hacked

The breach included some 15 million private messages sent between members of the website.

The personal data of 1.1 million users of BeautifulPeople.com is being sold by data traders.

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