Where is Facebook, really? video

Facebook data stored in Singapore

Used in NZ, hosted in Singapore, moderated in the Philippines, built in the US - it is everywhere, and nowhere.

Creepiest Facebook experiences

Montblanc unveils smartwatch

The Montblanc Summit is based on Google's Android Wear 2 platform.

10:10 AM  Montblanc has became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch.

Google's new 'shortcuts' on phones

Google's Shortcuts will begin appearing this week in updates to Google's app for iPhones, Android phones and its mobile ...

9:15 AM  Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones.

FB wants to connect us all

Paul McCrory, interim managing director for Facebook New Zealand and Australia, says the company is listening and learning.

OPINION: Facebook wants to link Kiwis to the rest of the world. Every last one of us.

Instagram to blur sensitive pics

An example of what Instagram's new blurred feature will look like.

New Instagram policy will see controversial photos blurred to promote "a safe environment" for users.

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Apple releases video app

Clips lets customers take videos and add animated captions and titles, complete with colourful emojis.

Clips lets customers take videos and add animated captions and titles, complete with colourful emojis.

Facebook's New Zealand tax gap video

Facebook's value approached US$400 billion (NZ$574b) not long after it announced it made US$27.6b in revenue last year.

One of the biggest companies in the world, Facebook paid about as much tax as a family-owned building company would.

Attacker's message a potential clue video

Khalid Masood used WhatsApp minutes before he went on a fatal rampage in London.

Terrorist sent a WhatsApp message minutes before London rampage, but police can't access it.

Dancing with his great-nan video

Jarryd Stoneman with his nanny, Katie Thomas.

How 100 million Facebook video views affected a 24-year-old Kiwi and his great-nan.

The truth Facebook hides

Laura MacQuillan, Stuff columnist.

OPINION: I have 1300 Facebook "friends", but how many of them know I have depression?

The signs of Facebook fatigue

Ask yourself: does Facebook make you happy?

Do you actually enjoy your use of social media? You might be over doing it.

Virtual reality used to boost tourism video

Sebastian Deans of AR/VR company One Fat Sheep holding his Red Bull Drift Shifters AR game.

An Auckland virtual reality company is making the most 360 video of faraway places.

May calls out social platforms

Prime Minister Theresa May believes the fight against terrorism and hate speech is a joint one - between governments and ...

British PM wants social media firms to do more to prevent the spread of extremist material online.

Facebook: 'Thanks for the billions'

OPINION: Facebook peers into your past and present, making billions from the here and now, and nostalgia.

Facebook: the ultimate trip video

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Stock Photo -  This 'like' icon button is the voting system used to rate user comments on Facebook.

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Cocaine, heroin, slot machines, Facebook? How the social media giant makes sure you get lost in your newsfeed.

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Facebook's New Zealand tax gap video

Facebook's value approached US$400 billion (NZ$574b) not long after it announced it made US$27.6b in revenue last year.

One of the biggest companies in the world, Facebook paid about as much tax as a family-owned building company would.

Dancing with his great-nan video

How 100 million Facebook video views affected a 24-year-old Kiwi and his great-nan.

The truth Facebook hides

The signs of Facebook fatigue

gadgets

The problem with the name 'Bixby' video

Bixby will debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8, revealed later this month.

Samsung named its assistant “Bixby,” which is very difficult to say in some languages - including Korean.

New Samsung phone will convert to a desktop

The new docking station which will allow Samsung's newest phone to double as your desktop.

With leaks heating up ahead of the new phone's launch, Samsung is seeking to reinforce the Galaxy as the only device you need.

Considering buying new Apple devices? video

Considering the new red iPhone? The only new thing is the colour.

If you've been thinking about treating yourself and are intrigued by Apple's announcements, here's what to consider.

Bathing man killed by iPhone

Richard Bull was electrocuted after his charging phone came into contact with his bath water.

Richard Bull went to great lengths to charge his phone so he could use it in the bath, but it cost his life.

games

Roblox wants to topple Minecraft

Roblox is often compared with Minecraft and appeals to a similar demographic, mostly - between the ages of 6 and 16.

As investors search for the next Minecraft, their latest bet is on a company called Roblox.

Trial for playing Pokemon in church

Ruslan Sokolovsky has been in pre-trial detention since October.

A blogger is accused of inciting religious hatred for playing Pokemon Go in a church in Russia.

Is Pokemon Go still a thing?

The hard-to-replicate game still has an enviable following in Japan, China, Korea as well as North America.

​Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise - and subsequent fall - in popularity.

Study debunks gaming, crime link

Grand Theft Auto 5, where players commit ever more audacious and violent crimes, currently tops a list of bestselling games.

Playing violent computer games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence.

social networking

Twitter's bans catch extremists

Twitter suspended almost 400,000 accounts in the last six months of 2016 to combat "violent extremism".

Twitter has suspended more than half a million accounts since 2015 to tackle "violent extremism".

Free wi-fi a no-go

A plan to install free wi-fi at train and bus stops in Wellington has been officially scrapped.

Technology deemed on its way out, wi-fi proposal scrapped for Wellington train and bus stops.

Ultimatum to thief leads to apology

Mark Arnott's flagpole was knocked over by a thief, but he caught the perpetrator on camera. He offered the thief a ...

A broken flagpole, a security camera, a Facebook ultimatum and an apology.

Fines loom for social media sites

A survey found that YouTube was able to remove around 90 per cent of illegal postings within a week, while Facebook ...

Germany plans a law calling for social networks to remove slanderous or threatening postings or face fines.

apps

Your pocket sailing guide

Duncan Bay appears on the Cruise Guide to the Marlborough Sounds.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Boaties cruising the Sounds can access vast quantities of information on a new app - without reception.

Google unveils location sharing video

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Google will be releasing location-sharing functionality that allows users to share their locations with friends.

Girl, 8, targeted by Bieber poser

A message sent by the Musical.ly account user.

Justin Bieber had just finished touring, Charlie had just gone online. The professional predator struck.

Bots swiping info from lonely hearts

Mobile dating app Tinder allows people to swipe through profiles of other registered users nearby to find a "match".

Kiwis looking for love on Tinder increasingly find themselves fooled by sophisticated scam robots.

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Facebook's New Zealand tax gap

One of the biggest companies in the world, Facebook paid about as much tax as a family-owned building company would.

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