Is this 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Smartphone features to know

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

Warning to parents about sexting

How to shoot better phone photos

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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.

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.

Device mixes a Kindle and iPad video

The remarkable tablet.

A new device claims to have a "canvas" display that looks and feels like real paper.

Apple readies iPhone overhaul

The iPhone is Apple's most important product, representing about two-thirds of sales.

For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and and more advanced cameras.

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Gaming could be an Olympic sport

Esports are a step closer to being considered for the Olympics.

Gamers, get training - Esports are a step closer to being considered for the Olympics.

Nintendo scraps NES Classic

Nintendo compact version of its NES console sold for $120 in New Zealand.

Looking for Nintendo's retro video game console? Your search just got a whole lot harder.

Nintendo may release mini Switch

Nintendo said the Switch sold faster in its first month than any other of its video-game systems.

Expect more variations of the Switch as Nintendo continues to refine its home and portable business strategy.

Fidgeters rejoice video

A Fidget Cube has six different sides to keep your hands busy.

Stress balls not helping? A Fidget Cube might be the answer.

social networking

Facebook's streams of depravity

Facebook has gone out of its way to avoid acknowledging the obvious: It is a media company, not simply a platform its ...

Facebook's existential crisis has arrived with a vengeance but Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want to talk about it.

Abuse complaints 'shrugged' off

Cory Tito, who is an administrator of several Facebook pages, said the Taranaki Cases and Convictions page had raised ...

"You don't have to put your name to it and you can do as you please."

Facebook turns to newspaper adverts video

The social media website wants people to be able to identify the real from the fake.

It has turned to an unexpected tool to educate people about fake news, the print newspaper.

Accidentally messaging the cops

A message mistakenly sent to police on Facebook got plenty of people giggling, with the police using hashtags to promote ...

NZ Police responds to message mishap with a humorous public safety announcement.

apps

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.

Apple launches Search Ads in NZ

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

Messenger to get more bots

Messenger will now have a tab highlighting businesses that people can connect with.

Messenger will now have a tab highlighting businesses that people can connect with.

Snapchat releases 3D messages

The update involves lenses that change not people, but the environment around them.

The new feature involves lenses that change not people, but the environment around them.

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Can a Tesla Model S corner in NZ?

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

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