Fake Facebook page draws complaints

Councillor Murray Chong has laid complaints about a fake Facebook profile set up claiming he was running for New Zealand ...

"Who knows what is going to happen in life, I've probably looked into it but who knows what is going to happen."

'Flying taxi' prototype successfully tested video

How the "flying taxi" set up could work.

A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat "flying taxi" after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet.

MetService app ads 'annoying'

MetService new weather app has divided users.

Advertising has become a 'key revenue generator' for weather forecaster, but not everyone is satisfied.

The perils of unwanted emails

As we spend more time in our inboxes, unwanted emails are becoming as disliked as cold calls.

If you don't treat your digital friends and customers with respect, you may end up entangled in an embarrassing case of email revenge.

Old tech demoralising workers

Half of all businesses have at least one PC running the 16-year-old operating system.

The average employee wastes 40 minutes a day because of slow technology.

Another TV format war coming

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was mastered in Dolby Vision HDR.

Samsung and Amazon Video are taking on LG and Netflix over High Dynamic Range in televisions.

How to cope with 'ringxiety'

One way to alleviate stress, is to prioritise alerts into categories. For example, your coworkers could have a different ...

The average person checks their cellphone about 60 times per day, whether they hear a sound or not.

What's the iPhone's future?

The success of IBM's Selectric typewriter helped finance other innovations at the company, notably the personal computer..

Perhaps the product that most closely approximates the iPhone's future is the venerable IBM Selectric typewriter.

Fast chargers boost slow NZ trip

Multiple stops aren't just for charging. They're also for show-and-tell.

The route is carefully planned around charging points but NZ's Leading the Charge electric vehicle-road trip is heading north.

Hung up over plan to change landlines

​Spark ​will change the way landline calls have worked since their invention in 1876, by switching them to internet ...

OPINION: Changing landlines may make sense, but it's cold comfort for many.

Screens bad for sleep

One in every six New Zealand teens spends around six hours online each day.

 Kids up late playing on their phone or watching Netflix? Don't be surprised if they suffer the next day, experts say.

Robots key to saving language

Ask this guy what "hundslappadrifa" means and watch his circuits overheat.

Unique Norse dialect "will end in the Latin bin" if it isn't dragged into the digital age, experts say.

Apple under pressure to deliver video

For its redesigned phone, Apple has tested multiple prototypes with manufacturing partners in Asia.

The iPhone v Samsung Galaxy debate is about to get up another level as Apple need to deliver something "wow".

Digital changes are coming stuff nation

AI can take us to the next level of thinking.

The job of the futurist is to consider what's next at a societal and system level. I have some ideas.

Squeeze on juicer startup video

Juicero is an internet-connected device that transforms single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables into a ...

Two investors in Silicon Valley gadget surprised to learn juice packs could be squeezed without using its machine.

Smartphone features to know

See and hear the world through young eyes and ears by knowing how to get the best from your smartphone.

Getting the most from your smartphone will help you keep up with a changing world and be part of it.

NZ electric-vehicle roadshow under way

A disparate bunch of vehicles, united in the Leading the Charge EV-cause.

Fleet of vehicles running on battery power is travelling from Bluff to Cape Reinga.

Auction app's baseball pitch

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano hit a three-run triple against the Kansas City Royals this year, one of the ...

Dropit reverse auction goes live during Major League Baseball pre-season.

Getting more from tech

Kirk Hope is the chief executive of BusinessNZ.

Opinion: New Zealand's tech sector is diversifying, but we need to get more of it.

Malaysia Airlines to use flight trackers video

A Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines ...

It will be the first airline to have its planes tracked globally by a satellite flight tracking system.

Warning to parents about sexting

The vogue for sexting is sad, narcissistic and depressing, but it is also, crucially, attention-seeking.

The vogue for sexting is sad, narcissistic and depressing, but it is also, crucially, attention-seeking.

How to shoot better phone photos

Most of us shoot with our phone camera on Auto but using your phone's manual camera can deliver stunning results.

There are a lot of tricks involved in capturing great photos with your smartphone.

China's cyber regulators warn Apple

Chinese cyber-regulators are concerned that some apps on iTunes breach China's rules.

Apple is trying to sell more apps and services in China but livestreaming apps in its iTunes store have fallen foul of regulators.

Apple launches Search Ads in NZ


Apple's new Search Ads now available for developers but won't show up on the App Store until next week.

Facebook shares brain control idea

Facebook also is working on a way for people to hear through their skin.

Facebook's research unit is working to make it possible for people to type using signals from their brains.

The decline of social media

Founder of Telegram Pavel Durov: "It's pointless and time-consuming to maintain increasingly obsolete friend lists on ...

Reading other people's news is brain clutter, says a tech pioneer who says messenger apps are better.

Bose accused of spying video

Lawyer Christopher Dore: "People put headphones on their head because they think it's private, but they can be giving ...

Bose spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, a lawsuit has charged.

Can a Tesla Model S corner in NZ? video

Model S versus Kiwi backroads: can Tesla's traffic-light champion cope?

We've all heard plenty about this car's electric smarts and acceleration. But does it handle NZ roads?

Quake sensors for city buildings

An accelerometer, which is a device used to provide immediate feedback on the how much shaking a building endures during ...

Wellington plans to lead the world on city-wide earthquake monitoring.

Mount Eden's star role in Google ad video

Mount Eden as Google Earth sees it.

Auckland's Mount Eden is given a starring role in an ad for the relaunch of Google Earth.

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