The Colonel needs you

Parts of KFC Blenheim have been closed because of a lack of staff members.

Angry KFC customers hurl objects at under-pressure fast food workers.

Four rival phones compared

The iPhone SE was released in New Zealand on April 1.

When it comes to the latest crop of smartphones, there's good news and bad news.

LinkedIn password, email leak

LinkedIn says the 2016 data leak is a follow on from the 2012 security breach.

Private details of more than 100 million members have been released online.

Apple working on Echo-like device

Apple is preparing to release a software developer kit that would allow app-makers to allow their products to integrate ...

Apple is planning to make Siri smarter and eventually will deploy the digital assistant on a standalone device.

Two new Xbox models coming

One will be a smaller, cheaper model with a more powerful version of the Xbox One coming next year.

One will be a smaller, cheaper model with a more powerful version of the Xbox One coming next year.

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Rural broadband up in the air

Traffic heading into Invercargill from Woodlands on SH 1, Stewart Island Mt Anglem in background.

Woosh winding down in Southland opens doors for other internet providers.

Women attacked every 10 seconds

Twitter users - male and female - sent 200,000 aggressive tweets using the words "slut" and "whore" during a three-week ...

 Imagine being called a "slut" or a "whore" every 10 seconds - that's a reality for women on the internet.

Is your Fitbit telling fibs?

Close up of guy using wearable fitness gear (fitbit)

Some fitness trackers are out of step by more than 30pc, a researcher says.

Violent games, offensive material at school

Parents are concerned children are accessing more than just educational material during school hours.

School takes every pupil's devices for checks after children breached rules.

Winter arrives, according to TradeMe

Chilly weather over the country has given Kiwi's a serious case of winter-brain.

Sales of blankets, heaters, firewood and snow chains soar as the mercury drops.

Apple's Hollywood ambitions?

Time Warner, which owns Game of Thrones studio HBO, is worth over US$55b and would be a difficult buy for Apple.

Apple's tried to break into TV for years and may be looking to rival Netflix.

These emojis are ka pai

Emotiki, the first Maori emoji keyboard, will be available free in mid July.

150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.

Spark's coverage improves in Southland

Residents and visitors to the southernmost parts of New Zealand can now do more things with their mobile devices.

Spark's 4G mobile and Wireless Broadband coverage expands in Southland

When we're too quick to judge

A dash cam image of a near miss on the Paradise Rd near Glenorchy.

On the surface of it, her driving was dreadful. But the reason only emerged after she was filmed and shamed.

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

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When we're too quick to judge

A dash cam image of a near miss on the Paradise Rd near Glenorchy.

On the surface of it, her driving was dreadful. But the reason only emerged after she was filmed and shamed.

Start-up detects a face's secrets

It can identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles and criminals.

Check out Google's smart jacket

GoPro's still looking for wings

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The Fitbit for your liver

The new Fitbit for your liver, will help you know when to stop before you become a liability.

Was that your second glass of wine, or your third? BACtrack Skyn can take care of that.

iPhone 7 designs leaked

An image posted online in March (L) could depict the iPhone 7 Plus. A Feld & Volk rendering (R) based on the image shows ...

Reports of a huge Apple order indicate the iPhone 7 could deliver the biggest shake-up to the line in years.

Microsoft cautious with HoloLens

A model wears the Microsoft HoloLens as he scrolls through a virtual Windows menu.

While Google took a flashy approach to it augmented reality glasses, Microsoft is treading carefully.

Google reveals modular smartphone

The idea behind a phone made of removable modules is intriguing and potentially disruptive.

If all goes smoothly, you'll be able to buy a Google modular smartphone next year.

games

Adams v Green - it's Mortal Kombat video

Steven Adams

Low blow to Kiwi NBA centre's groin spurs new ideas for classic video games.

Review: Doom

The DOOM reboot’s single player nailed the feel of the original.

Shotgun, check. Chainsaw, check. BFG, check. We go to Mars to close the gates of Hell.

Knights battle it out in London video

Curious onlookers watch as 125 knights take to battle at the Tower Bridge to promote a new game.

PCs dead? Not for gaming

The Razer Blade Stealth is built for traditional PC users as well as gamers.

Razer is one PC company that is doing well while others struggle.

social networking

Does this image offend you?

The "offending" image of model Tess Holliday.

Facebook declines request to boost body-positive event post featuring plus-size model on "health and fitness" grounds. 

How Facebook edits your world

Facebook has fast become the world's most important media gatekeeper.

Facebook has fast become the world's most important media gatekeeper.

Google's confusing new social network

Google is having another crack at social media.

​After struggling for years to build its own social network, Google is trying again - this time with a confusingly designed app called Spaces.

Will Twitter give users more characters?

Earlier this year it was reported the company desperately needs new users.

The change could happen in the next two weeks.

apps

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

'Sold price' app - nosy or useful?

The Trade Me Property green app can now give you a sales history for properties in most New Zealand cities.

So your friends won't tell you what their house cost? Look it up on the app.

It's time to run a kingdom

The app allows users to create a "virtual kingdom" by running, jogging or walking with their mobile phones.

"One day - I think we were in the pub - we asked ourselves 'what would it take to get us to go jogging more?"

Google picks best Android apps

Alpha Bear, a word puzzle game where winners produce animated bears, won the standout indie app award.

There are millions of apps in use around the world, but which ones are the best?

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Watch: Wheelie smart design

Made-measure wheelchair created using 3D printer.

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