Showdown: Note 7 v S7 Edge

The Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung's latest phone.

Choosing which to plunk down a wedge of your hard earned cash for is a pretty tough choice.

Microchips give Jedi powers

Shanti Korporaal has the power to wave through doors that the rest of us would need to open by key fob.

Shanti Korporaal has the power to wave through doors that the rest of us would need to open by key fob.

Google adds Solitaire to results

No surprises or new features here, just a solid version of solitaire.

Google has rolled out a tried and true method of time wasting to its search results via browsers.

Apple testing social video app

The app will allow users to record clips, then apply stickers or filters before sharing them to friends.

The app will allow users to record clips, then apply stickers or filters before sharing them to friends.

Software replaces photographer

When the time came to select pictures for a website, Massimo Portincaso didn't want to entrust a photographer with the job.

The system works in a similar way to how Pandora's algorithm suggests music recommendations.

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Big rigs' autonomous future

Uber-owned tech company Otto is pioneering technology for retrofitting big rigs to make them self-driving.

Uber-owned startup pioneers opens the door to retrofitting trucks to be self-driving.

How big is Alibaba?

A vast Tmall warehouse in Jiangsu province, China. Alibaba leads the hugely popular Singles Day online shopping ...

As a test, the Chinese giant sold 10,000 six-packs of NZ apples in just 90 minutes.

Porsche's self-adjusting tech

With InnoDrive, the car scans the next three kilometres of road it is about to cover and adapts its suspension systems ...

Porsche's new Panamera offers groundbreaking new road scanning technology.

The future of transport? video

Associate professor Tom Qi, of Otago Polytechnic, with what could be the future of transport.

A transport prototype is attracting worldwide interest. Just don't call it a "car".

Bad times' effect on driving

Every 1 per cent increase in unemployment in the United States is linked to a decrease in traffic fatalities by about ...

A strange thing happens to fatal car crash numbers when the economy tanks, a new study has found.

Technology to prevent blindness

The attachment created by oDocs clips on to iPhones and can be used for basic eye exams.

Auckland social enterprise oDocs has been recognised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Trick to choosing right password

Humans are bad at remembering complex passwords.

This simple rule to creating the right password will help keep you safe online.

Panic - Facebook is down?!

Oh no - the world came to a stop this morning when all Facebook users received this message.

Facebook died - for a whole five minutes - and the world stopped turning.

WhatsApp to share data

WhatsApp has one billion users worldwide and counting.That's nearly one in seven people on Earth.

Facebook takes first step toward making money from its WhatsApp deal and lots of users aren't happy.

Actor's Instagram account hacked

Tom Hiddleston is currently in Australia filming the new Thor blockbuster with co-star Chris Hemsworth.

He's only been on Instagram for two weeks, but Tom Hiddleston has fallen victim to a hacker.

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Trick to choosing right password

Humans are bad at remembering complex passwords.

This simple rule to creating the right password will help keep you safe online.

WhatsApp in privacy uproar

Facebook's move to harvest data of WhatsApp users angers some of its billion users. If you're one, here's how to opt out.

eSports 'tsunami' coming to NZ

Rural residents petition for better broadband

gadgets

Is this camera a DSLR killer?

The Fujifilm X-T2 is due to go on sale in New Zealand on September 8.

The Fujifilm X-T2 is a serious camera designed for someone who wants the best from their photography.

Chargeable bags feed your gadgets

This BirkSun Boost Sport backpack uses solar power to recharge.

Backpacks that have charging and data-storing features are a booming business and sales are up almost 5 per cent.

Android coming to Chromebook PCs

The Google Play Store - and 2.2 million Android apps, are coming to Chromebooks in the next few months.

The Google Play Store - and 2.2 million Android apps, are coming to Chromebooks in the next few months.

Apple and Samsung still tops

Apple and Samsung together have generated 100 percent or more of all operating profits among makers of premium-priced ...

When it comes to what matters, Apple and Samsung rule, and they're unlikely to be dislodged soon.

games

eSports 'tsunami' coming to NZ

The New Zealand Gaming Championship offers Kiwi League of Legends players an opportunity to compete.

The New Zealand eSports Federation reckons its time we started taking eSports seriously.

A (Pokémon) fight at the museum

Rare Pokemon will lurk among the exhibits at the Nelson Provincial Museum over the next few days.

How do you attract more young people to see rare artefacts? Drop a Pokemon Go lure of course.

Pokemon Go is in decline

A man plays Pokemon Go game on a smartphone.

Data shows Pokemon Go's daily active users, downloads and engagement are all well off their peaks.

New consoles signal big changes

The white Xbox One S is 40 per cent smaller than the original black Xbox One and features support for 4K high-definition ...

The new models are an opportunity to capitalise on technologies that have become more mainstream.

social networking

Twitter finally deals with abuse

Twitter's automated moderation tool hides tweets that are abusive, threatening or spammy.

The automated moderation tool hides tweets that are abusive, threatening or spammy.

Rare disease patient heads to clinic

Josie Galbraith has been living with a debilitating muscle condition for the past 18 years.

Josie Galbraith can't open jars, slice food, or walk very far, all because of a muscle condition she has been living with for 18 years.

Inside the world of food porn videos

Whether it's Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook, it's just about impossible to miss a recipe on social media.

It's a cut-throat industry in the world of Facebook and Snapchat recipe videos.

Why celebrities left social media

Leslie Jones temporarily left Twitter days after the release of her movie, following a particularly intense wave of ...

Many high-profile individuals have avoided or quit social media recently, often because of waves of abuse.

apps

Google Duo v Apple Facetime

Google duo app will be available for Kiwis soon.

While Duo may be aimed at FaceTime, I'm not convinced it's going to convince iPhone users to switch to Android.

Dare game like movie version

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in a scene from Nerve.

Double Dog is a game that allows users to send and receive dares within the community on the app.

Map hack makes travel easier

My saved places extend all over the world.

Feature allows you to keep track of everything you see or read about that sounds interesting.

New Android version released

Nexus-branded devices should receive a free upgrade to Android 7.0, nicknamed "Nougat", during the next few weeks.

Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating system to a handful of devices.

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Big rigs' autonomous future

Uber-owned startup pioneers opens the door to retrofitting trucks to be self-driving.

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