Google Maps gets major makeover

In the new view of New York City, details like skyscrapers, building shadows, and baseball and softball fields in ...

Google Maps has had a colossal, 700 trillion-pixel makeover, introducing cloud-less maps and high-resolution imagery.

GTA players solve Bigfoot mystery

Fans were given an exclusive Bigfoot skin to use during the game’s Director Mode.

An intrepid group of fans have solved one of Grand Theft Auto V’s biggest mysteries.

'We know you're in the water' video

The geofence is designed to encircle New Zealand's entire coastline.

New Zealand's coastline is now encircled by the world's largest "geofence" to check that you're wearing a lifejacket.

Letting tech get under your skin

Biohackers with Northstar devices freshly installed in their hands.

For some people, the human body isn't a temple. Meet the biohackers.

Google's killing song lyric sites

No longer will you have to click through to sites like AZLyrics or SongMeanings.com to get lyrics to Metallica songs.

​Google may have just delivered a crippling blow to the web's decades-old lyrics industry.

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Big jobs win for capital

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan.

Wellington beats Aussie cities to attract global outsourcing group, which could create 300 jobs.

This watch is every parent's dream

Octopus watch

Parents can't get enough of a watch which trains young children to tell time and help out around the house

The digital generation divide video

Scots College student Milo Benn puts his mum to the test on three computer challenges.

Are kids actually any better with technology than their parents?

Facebook crime on the rise

The use of Facebook has been linked to at least three cases which have been before the New Plymouth District Court in ...

"The minute that photo leaves the phone it's gone and it can go worldwide in a blink of an eye"

Kiwi kids tell us what it's like video

"Science is way too hard for us teens," one Snapper told us.

We asked, and you Snapchatted us your answers about growing up Kiwi.

Page flipping coming to Kindles

The new feature will work on all Kindles including the flagship Oasis which was released this year.

The feature is coming to Amazon's own Kindle e-readers and its app on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

The relentless bullying of Molly

Now 16, Molly Lowndes has been bullied since intermediate.

Since intermediate school, Molly Lowndes has been viciously bullied, ridiculed and abused. And somehow she's grateful.

Search review worries Greens

Review will consider how other countries have tackled issues when crime investigations lead to 'the cloud'.

They could be allowed to look for information that suspected criminals share through social media.

Mouse crossbred with iPhone video

The Z mouse includes the same chip that helps the iPhone count steps and control its compass.

Christchurch's Swiftpoint to ship super-high-tech mouse by Christmas.

Applying artistic flair to science

Engineer Leith Robertson with the equatorial mount he made so he could take photos of the night sky.

In his lifetime Leith Robertson wants to create something that will change the life of everyday people.

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The digital generation divide video

Scots College student Milo Benn puts his mum to the test on three computer challenges.

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Facebook crime on the rise

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Mouse crossbred with iPhone video

The Z mouse includes the same chip that helps the iPhone count steps and control its compass.

Christchurch's Swiftpoint to ship super-high-tech mouse by Christmas.

Google may make own smartphone

Google has been signalling that it wants to exert more control over the Android world.

It may be working on its own high-end device and looking to compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone.

iPhone jack kerfuffle continues

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

The furore continues over reports that Apple is doing away with its standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

NZ's first 4K player arrives

Panasonic has unveiled its DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player which costs $1199.

New Zealand's first 4K Blu-ray player goes on sale in the next few weeks and will cost $1199.

games

Star Wars comes to life video

Bringing the galaxy far, far away into your home could soon be made possible.

Technology means bringing the galaxy from far, far away into your home could soon be made possible.

The best games from E3

The latest South Park game,  The Fractured But Whole, is a parody of the superhero action genre.

There were plenty of sequels announced but there's also a fresh crop of games coming soon.

Five myths about video games

Despite massive sales figures, games like Grand Theft Auto V don't make more money than movies.

For decades, video games have mystified people who don't play them.

Thinking outside the Xbox

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored the Xbox team’s commitment to building a future of gaming beyond console ...

Head of Xbox explains why games should be tied to the person that bought them rather than the hardware they run on.

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'Greed, and hair gel, is good'

What is Max Key saying, if anything?

Opinion: David Slack sees Max Key as a bit player in a vast soap opera.

Instagram hits 500m users

Instagram has more than doubled in size over the past two years.

Instagram now reaches more than 500 million people each month and 300 million each day.

Twitter to get longer videos

Some publishers would also be able to create videos that were as long as 10 minutes.

Twitter is now allowing users to post longer videos of up to 140 seconds.

Why I quit social media

In the world of social media, the loudest voice triumphs over the best idea.

OPINION: In a realm where the loudest voice triumphs over the strongest idea, 50,000 followers aren't reason enough to stay.

apps

WhatsApp's plan for domination

WhatsApp's philosophy: To build products that can work on any device and on any network, no matter how primitive.

The voice-calling feature launched more than a year ago, so is video calling next?

Making NCEA credits fun

Massey University staff member Julian Rosser, who headed the team that developed the NCEA Credsta credit calculator app.

A new app has been designed to help students see their progress through the qualifications system.

Review: Apple's Sierra OS

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, discusses the macOS Sierra at the company's ...

Sierra is the latest iteration of Apple's operating system and is the first version in years without the OS X moniker.

AI has now mastered painting

Prisma is the first smartphone app that can separate style and technique from content in a painting.

Until last year, only humans could separate style and technique from content in a painting.

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The digital generation divide

Are kids actually any better with technology than their parents?

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