'I'd hate to go back to paper'

Marlborough District Council chief information officer Stacey Young says putting council property files online allows them to be more customer-centric.

Little old Blenheim is right up with Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam.

NZ at forefront of drone technology

VorTech created a propeller drone, inspired by academic research into the future of wind turbines.

A drone which can withstand bad weather on film sets has won an emerging technology competition.

App to replace Sounds Bible

The cruise guide to the Marlborough Sounds app provides a useful guide for boaties and Sounds visitors.

New cruise guide is an interactive database of marinas, anchorages, boat ramps, walks and facilities.

Drone to your door video

Amazon's drone en route to deliver a pair of shoes in the company's new ad.

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed a new prototype of one of its delivery drones.

Camera war claims first victim

No company is immune to the ravages of competition and the camera market is a ruthless one.

The camera market is one of the most competitive parts of the tech industry.

Call for condom emoji

Avid emoji users may soon be pairing their suggestive aubergines and donuts with an icon which promotes safe sex. 

Wet, hot New Zealand summer gallery

Summer. It's a time of year that brings memories rushing back and raises hopes of what the new year will bring.

Kiwi summers are a time for making memories filled with beaches, baches, barbecues and boogie boards.

No headphone plug for iPhone 7?

The 3.5mm headphone plug, left, is hindering the iPhone from being thinner.

Tech sites are reporting Apple will remove the audio plug from the iPhone 7 so it can make it thinner.

Man awarded $2700 from Apple for lost photos

A UK judge has ordered Apple to pay a 68-year-old newlywed more than NZ$2700 after staff lost his honeymoon pics.

A Deric versus Goliath battle sees a UK pensioner successfully sue Apple.

iPhone video statements for victims

Justice Minister Amy Adams, along with Police Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced a new trial for police to video victim statements on the iPhone at some family violence callouts.

Victims of family violence to record statements on iPhones as part of a trial.

What's the future of video games?

Star Wars Battlefront is an example of a daunting console game.

Gamers are getting older and critics say games are too hard to attract new people.

Toymakers are tracking more data about kids

The new "Hello Barbie", a doll that uses artificial intelligence to learn about children and carry on real time conversations, was released earlier this month.

As toys go high-tech, hackers are zeroing in on a particularly vulnerable target - children.

The older the phone, the better

A fraction of the population continues to cling to older phones, some 3 to 4 years old - or more.

A fraction of the population continues to cling to older phones, some 3 to 4 years old - or more.

Scammers target older people

More and more senior citizens are feeling comfortable on the internet, but there are concerns their new-found online confidence makes them a target for scammers.

Ruthless scammers are zeroing in on growing numbers of "silver surfers", or older internet users.

Where are the 3D Touch apps?

3D Touch on the iPhone 6S is a pleasure to use, but in the two months since its release, few app developers have embraced it.

3D Touch is the standout reason to buy the new iPhone, but barely any apps use it. Here's why.

Finding the best gaming console

A man poses for a photo in front of a Microsoft Xbox sign opposite a Sony PlayStation sign at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Choosing a console will depend on the preferences of the users. Here's the advantages of all three.

What's next for Yahoo?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Yahoo has starred in a decade-long soap opera as it struggles to return to its glory days.

Walk-Man the humanoid walks tall

Engineers create droid that could replace firefighters, soldiers and bomb disposal experts

Engineers create droid that could replace firefighters, soldiers and bomb disposal experts

How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, but there are easy ways to avoid it.

Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, but there are easy ways to avoid it.

NSA ends phone surveillance

A leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the surveillance programme.

The NSA programme is shut down 14 years after it was started in secret.

Xmas tree world record video

The Christmas tree in Canberra city centre used over half a million LEDs

Australian man sets world record for number of lights on a Christmas tree - a staggering half a million.

Why are top tech minds using LSD? video

Microdosing on LSD, above, is said to improve concentration levels.

Coffee may be your mind-sharpening tool of choice, but some of Silicon Valley's brightest brains are relying on something substantially stronger.

Kittens visit Stuff's newsroom video

This SPCA kitten is dreaming of a brighter future.

When we learnt felines would be carted throughout workplaces on Friday, we were loath to miss out.

No drivers on roads of the future video

Self-driving cars seem inevitable and this what they may look like.

Flying cars? Hovercraft? The Ministry of Transport reveals its predictions.

How to buy tech as a present

The BB-8 droid from Sphero..

Tech is one of the most popular types of presents you can give at Christmas, but buying gadgets for others can be tough.

Periscope - the future of advertising?

Some brands are not sure about using Periscope to market to consumers.

Big brands are continually looking to find the best ways to reach their audience, and it seems Periscope is the latest tool.

The week I quit social media

Breaking up isn't so hard to do, more of a mild inconvenience.

OPINION: The day I gave up social media, I went on Facebook three times. 

Li-fi: 100 times faster than wi-fi

Harald Haas invented li-fi in 2011.

The new form of wireless tech has clocked in at speeds of up to 224 gigabits per second.

10 worst internet moments of 2015

Cecil the lion was in his prime.

This year, many, many things have happened online that were bad or annoying or depressing. 

PS2 games are coming to PS4

You should soon be able to play PS2 games on a PS4.

Veteran gamers are rejoicing at the news Sony is working on a way to play PlayStation 2 games on PlayStation 4 consoles.

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