Education key to positive cybercitizens

Timaru students Jessica Crosbie,17, and Ella Shaw, 17, use their social media for good, not evil.

The phrase "go kill yourself" is a common comment on South Canterbury teens' social media sites.

Internet in the land of the long trenches

New Zealand faces higher costs than other countries in developing a broadband network.

OPINION: Just comparing New Zealand's broadband prices with those overseas is simplistic because costs are higher here.

Game censorship no big deal

Of the more than 150,000 mostly mobile games classified with the new automated system, 220 were found not fit for sale, including Douchebag Beach Club.

OPINION: Aussie fans of Douchebag Beach Club may be out of luck, but this is good news.

Facebook is working on telepathy

James McAvoy as the telepathic mutant Professor X in  X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Mark Zuckerberg may have been tipping his hand about the future Facebook technology: telepathy.

$150 phone takes on $1000 rivals

The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 costs $150.

Deciding what new phone to buy can often be driven by brands and trends rather than what you need, or can afford.

Apple Music is a hot mess

Singer Taylor Swift poses backstage with her awards for Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for "Shake it Off" and Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

Now that Apple Music is available, you would expect things to have cleared up a little. They haven't.

Chorus wins internet price fight

Chorus chief executive Mark Ratcliffe still has issues regarding the Commerce Commission's decision.

The Commerce Commission has reaffirmed its draft pricing decision, despite telco lobbying.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

The delivery tower at German carmaker Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant. A worker at Volkswagen's Baunatal plant was accidentally crushed to death by an assembly robot.

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.

Holy WB PC conspiracy, Batman!

Sources from the QA team say Warner Bros knew about the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight's issues for months, but shipped the game anyway.

Report claims Warner Bros knew Batman Arkham Knight's PC port had problems before launch.

Women bring something new

Alicia Craig teaches computing at her old school Palmerston North Girls High to encourage other girls to think about a career in computing.

Alicia Craig is on a mission to get more girls into the male-dominated industry of computer science.

Google Photos' racist tag

Jacky Alcine's tweet shows selfies with his friend automatically sorted into a folder tagged 'Gorillas'.

New photo app added photos of man's dark-skinned friend to an album tagged "gorillas".

Internet's most toxic superhero unmasked

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men

Considering the state of the earth's oceans, is it any wonder this superhero is the world's most toxic?

Child's nightmare was real

An intruder is caught sneaking around Melissa Rodrigues' Waikanae property. The image comes from a smartphone app that coverts the phone's camera into a motion-sensing security monitor.

The "man with a light" outside a three-year-old's window wasn't just a dream.

Kiwis okay with online monitoring

New Zealanders are mostly comfortable with their social media being monitored to detect terrorist activity, but not for commercial gain.

New Zealanders are okay with their Facebook being monitored if it catches terrorists - but hate targeted ads.

Apple's music 'tainted' by censorship

Dr Dre's Let Me Ride is just one of the songs censored on the new streaming radio service.

Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station is 'cleaning up' songs and title.

Jaden and Buffy break Apple radio

Did Jaden Smith's Buffy the Vampire Slayer request break Apple Music's Beats 1 radio?

Apple's radio station crashes after Jaden Smith requests Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme tune.

Dubai to 3D print building

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 17:  The Davis Cup Trophy is displayed at a unique location at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah helipad on September 17, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  As part of the 101 General Assembly Meeting of the International Tennis Federation, Tennis Emirates exposes a creative mosaic that will be a reproduction of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - UAE Vice President, Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai Logo "win-victory-love" in Jumeirah Beach Hotel.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images for Tennis Emirates)

World's first office building made using a 20-foot tall 3D printer to be added to eye-catching skyline.

Don't worry about asteroids

There's no need to send Bruce Willis up to destroy asteroids; experts believe any ones large enough to cause Armageddon have already been found.

There's no need to send Bruce Willis; any asteroids big enough to cause Armageddon have already been found.

Australia bans hundreds of games

In preparation for the pilot test if an automatic age-rating tool, Australia has reclassified some 150,000 mobile games.

Classification Board normally rates about 400 games a year, but new automatic age-rating tool clears back-catalogue of 150,000 before pilot.

Apple Music: What Kiwis need to know

Apple Music will cost Kiwis $12.99 a month for an individual account.

Kiwis woke up this morning to the launch of another streaming music service, this time from Apple. Here's what you need to know.

Freeview launches new online TV service

FreeviewPlus will feature more than 600 on-demand shows and movies.

Users will need a new set top-box or smart TV, but the service will remain free.

Divide by zero? Don't ask Siri

Why, Siri? Apple's digital assistant appeared to take umbrage when Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul asked it the internet's favourite paradox.

Siri appeared to take umbrage when Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul asked it the internet's favourite paradox.

Law targets harmful online messages

Justice Minister Amy Adams' bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday.

Cyber-bullying law makes sending harmful messages or put damaging images online an offence.

Scalpers use bots to buy bulk

Hurricanes ticket sale at Ticketek, Michael Fowler Centre: A queue of 350 waited for hours and only 25 managed to purchase tickets.

Computer "bots" have emerged as a suspect in the great Super Rugby final scandal.

Brave online, brave in reality video

A group of League of Legends gamers have become legends in their own right after they stepped in to help a young women allegedly being assaulted.

Five West Auckland gamers given police bravery awards for their role in halting an attempted carjacking.

Union sues govt over hack

US Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta rubs her eyes, as she testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the data breach of OPM computers.

Employee union says negligence contributed to one of the most damaging cyberthefts in US history.

Google car cuts off another driverless car

A Google self-driving car is shown in this handout photo released to Reuters March 15, 2015. Google will put 25 prototype self-driving ???pod??? cars on the roads in and around its Silicon Valley headquarters in Mountain View, California. These prototypes, built in Detroit, will have ???removable??? steering wheels and pedals so that drivers can assume manual control if needed in sticky situations. REUTERS/Google/Handout via Reuters


One of Google's self-driving cars cuts off competitor's prototype about to change lanes.

New experiences just a click away

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive David Perks with the new experience app.

Stuck on Wellington holiday ideas? This online tool makes it easy.

Statute threatens free speech

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is meant to protect people from cyberbullying, but does it go too far and set up a system that can be used to stifle free speech?

New statute designed to curb offensive behaviour online is cumbersome, unnecessary and a potential threat to free speech.

Uber buys Bing Maps unit

Uber is offering jobs to about 100 Microsoft employees who work on the mapping team for Bing.

Ride-sharing service acquires a portion of Microsoft's Bing mapping unit.

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