Jade signs Abu Dhabi deal

Jade chief executive David Lindsay

5:00 AM  Jade Software is sailing into the new year with a contract to supply nine ports in Abu Dhabi.

#Hashtags taken to new levels

#IDARB

#IDARB is the first game to directly incorporate tweets; allowing spectators to influence the the action.

When did we stop 'surfing'?

MOVING ON: Back in the days when surfing the internet was still cool.

Nobody - and I mean nobody - still says they surf the internet

Sky's Neon delayed again

HBO hit Girls is one of the shows Sky hopes will attract non-Sky-subscribers to its delayed Neon internet television service.

Sky Television looks likely to delay the launch on its Neon internet television service once again.

China tightens lockdown

The Great Firewall of China is getting tougher to skirt, frustrating internet users.

Users face tougher challenges as the government locks down ways to skirt increasingly strict web controls.

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digital living

Apple protects big crop of inventions

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, China.

A phone that rotates like a cat midair to avoid landing on its glass face might not hit the shelves soon but it's in Apple's patent portfolio.

Artificial intelligence not a threat

Microsoft head of research says machines which achieve a human-like consciousness will not pose a threat to mankind.

Mobile ads boost Facebook revenue

Web attacks continue to grow

gadgets

Apple protects crop of inventions

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, China.

A phone that rotates like a cat midair to avoid landing on its glass face might not hit the shelves soon but it's in Apple's patent portfolio.

Apple Watch available from April

Apple's smartwatch will go on sale in April though it is still unclear when Kiwis will be able to buy one.

BAD CALL: Steve Jobs called the bigger-screen phones 'hummers'.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Steve Jobs got it wrong

He was a genius and a visionary with an amazing track record of picking winners. But he got it wrong with the iPhone 6 Plus.

games

Team creates winning space game at warp speed

TOP OF THEIR GAME: Team Gravity Jam won the local Global Game hosted at Waikato University. From left, Mike Blanchett, Hemi Ormsby, David Neilsen and Michael Stone.

In the fast-paced world of gaming, a frazzled father armed with hotdogs is no match for an intergalactic star fighter.

Japan park's play for western geeks gallery

Fancy being chased by zombies? Now's your chance.

DEEP AND COMPLEX: This is not a game that will hold players' hands but will punish them for carelessness.

Wild Hunt lives up to the hype

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt juggles branching storylines, a huge open world, and tightly designed combat. And beware the wolves.

social networking

Instagram went down again

DOWN, PROBABLY NOT OUT: Instagram is experiencing difficulties.

Instagram is experiencing difficulties, with many users unable to refresh their feeds or upload new photos.

Japan takes on Islamic State gallery

Social media users in Japan are taking on Islamic State militants with a "crappy" meme war.

Administrators of the "NZ Drivers against idiot cyclists" Facebook page say they are not anti-cyclist, despite comments inciting members to "mow" down cyclists.

Anti-cyclist FB group no 'hate page'

Administrators of an anti-cyclist Facebook page deny it is a "hate page" despite vile comments.

Apps

Online can benefit kids

TAUGHT BY TABLET: Spending time on a tablet should not just be about playing games.

Getting your child engaged with education is important and tech can be a great way to help.

Apple feasts on hunger for apps

Apple and thousands of mobile software developers are feasting on people's seemingly insatiable app-etites.

google translate

Google's new Translate app shines

Google's new Translate app is an advanced mobile-translating tool that's "so much more natural" than its predecessor.

Video

New laser camera cracks crime

A new crime-scene camera collects almost a million laser data points per second and can generate a 100 gigabyte 3D image in seconds.

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