Patch downloads full game

Assassin's Creed Unity.

Xbox One users get a 40 GB download, instead of the 6.7 GB patch for Assassin's Creed Unity.

Lightbox now available on PS4

Lightbox

As part of a partnership with PlayStation, TV streaming service Lightbox is now available on console.

Trans-Tasman cable welcomed

cable

Vodafone held talks with Hawaiki Cable about its new Pacific communications cable, CEO says.

Hack linked to North Korea

Sony's movie "The Interview" has annoyed North Korea.

US investigators again saying North Korea behind cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio.

Dutch watchdog eyes Facebook

The world's biggest social media network plans to step up its spending by more than half next year as it seeks to expand further.

Netherlands says Facebook's revamped privacy policy, due to take effect January 1, should be delayed.

Uber new driver screening tech

After weeks of bad press, taxi app service Uber introduces new driver screening methods using 'scientific analysis'.

After weeks of bad press, ride-sharing service introduces new driver screening methods using "scientific analysis".

Last chance BlackBerry Classic

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone on display at the launch event in New York.

One more go for the traditional keyboard as BlackBerry bets on business workers.

Napster creator donates $31m

Sean Parker

File-sharing pioneer gives away millions to find a cure for allergies at new institute.

Student has vision for robotics

EYE, ROBOT: The new algorithm allows a computer programme to pick out the most important objects in red and the least in blue from the picture of Wellington's cable car.

A PhD student is hoping he can get robots to see and recognise the world around them.

Hackers' 9/11 threat not credible

President George W. Bush signed the covert Memorandum of Notification after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Police still pledge to take extra precautions after Sony hackers' threat to The Interview premiere is dismissed by Homeland Security.

Support for talk of trans-Tasman cable

cable

Industry groups give a cautious thumbs-up to speculation that Spark and Vodafone will lay a new fibre-optic cable.

Uber workers access God View

Uber claims only some of its employees have access to its real-time aerial view of its cars.

Taxi service claims only some of its employees have access to its real-time aerial view of its cars.

New Microsoft streaming service

Planet Arcadia: Microsoft's latest project appears to be another reference to the highly successful Halo series.

Arcadia reportedly replaces Rio game streaming service and covers apps as well as games.

France moves to ban 'e-joint'

KanaVape's hemp vaporiser.

Health minister wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette.

Robot takes to the skies

Alexander Herzog, a doctoral student at Max Planck Society, pushes Athena, the first humanoid robot to fly as a passenger.

Athena becomes the first robot to travel human-style from the US to Germany.

Hearthstone now on Android

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft's Goblins vs Gnomes expansion.

Blizzard's digital card game is now available for Android tablets in New Zealand.

Victory for Apple in music suit

iTunes

Jury finds Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold iPods and songs with copy-protection software.

What Kiwis Googled in 2014

Searches by New Zealanders on the Google search engine for this year have been revealed.

Kiwis want to know how to draw but seem to have a good handle on twerking.

Spark, Vodafone plan sea cable

Spark (formerly Telecom)

Spark and Vodafone appear set to confirm their investment in a new cable linking NZ and Australia.

Tech firms storm our shores

Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan in Netflix's newest series, Marco Polo.

OPINION: With Netflix coming we now have many of the industry leaders in disruptive technology operating here.

Trouble in the bedroom

Bad habits: A recent survey found up to 45 per cent of people brought electronic devices into the bedroom.

A recent survey found up to 45 per cent of people brought electronic devices into the bedroom.

Police password leak

Rival torrent-sharing site Isohunt has launched a lookalike site following the closure of The Pirate Bay.

Hackers claiming to be Anonymous post alleged NZ police officers' email passwords.

Facebook dumps Bing results

Bing Search Engine.

Social network has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its site.

Sony threatens to sue over emails

Daniel Craig in the last James Bond film, Skyfall.

Studio tells news outlets not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers.

Lara Croft and the co-op puzzle

Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

REVIEW: Does this sequel to the 2010 sleeper hit reach the same heights, or does it somersault into a pit trap?

E.T. gets Smithsonian spot

One of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial cartridges found in a dump in New Mexico earlier this year.

One of the worst tie-ins ever added to the video game history collection at museum.

Facebook's Manhattan battle

Facebook wants the right to challenge and reject bulk warrants for information.

Social network wants the right to challenge and reject bulk warrants for information.

Spark takes the Gigatown road

Spark has joined the Gigatown convoy.

Telco agrees to retail gigabit-speed ultrafast broadband plans in Dunedin.

$21m fine for privacy violations

Dutch watchdog threatens Google with hefty fine if it does not stop violating privacy of users.

Dutch watchdog threatens Google with hefty fine if it does not stop violating privacy of users.

Threats don't trump copyright

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam movie that  spawned violent protests across the Muslim world.

Bid to erase Innocence of Muslims from the internet is making "Swiss cheese" of US copyright law.

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