Apple eyes early movie rentals

While the iTunes store helped Apple build a dominant role in music retailing, the company hasn't carved out a similar ...

You may be able to use iTunes to watch movies as early as two weeks after they come out in theatres.

Smartwatch pioneer shuts down

Pebble offered the first smartwatch that enabled users to receive phone notifications on their watch, send and receive ...

Pebble will stop selling and promoting its line of smartwatches after the company was bought by Fitbit.

Sony unveils games, controller

Project Field can read signals from electronic chips embedded in objects such as cards or even figurines to detect a ...

Sony announced 11 new mobile titles and unveiled Project Field, a device that connects to objects.

Why Fitbit is beating Apple Watch

Fitbit's most expensive device sells for US$250, and it has GPS tracking, music controls and message notifications.

Fitbit appears to have had the right idea from the start. It is geared toward a particular use - exercise.

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Chris Bridle talks through his top five gaming plays of the week.

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Big pockets for small towns

Thousands of rural homes can access fibre broadband after a national $5 million upgrade.

Is your rural broadband connection up to speed?

This gadget helps steal cars

A "Relay Attack device" that is said to be a new tool for car thieves that can capture signals from key fobs.

A device that lets thieves steal cars that use key fobs has been identified by a watchdog group in the US.

Council website porn problems

Pornhub was accidentally mixed up with the NPDC website.

A man with a very similar website name to the council's redirected it to porn.

NZ's most photographed spots gallery

Both visitors and Kiwis alike are sharing New Zealand to the world through Instagram, with Lake Tekapo coming out on top.

Lakes, cities and movie sets: people are showcasing the best of NZ to the world.

Remote locking traps car thief

BMW employees have been able to remotely lock a stolen vehicle trapping the car thief inside.

A suspect in a US car theft had a rude awakening when the car he allegedly stole seemed to take on a life of its own.

Top 5 gaming plays of the week

A scene from one of this week's top plays.

Chris Bridle talks through his top five gaming plays of the week.

World's top Twitter trends

The top 10 global conversations that took place on the social media site Twitter in 2016.

Hashtags were used and the world was tweeting. It's the top global Twitter trends of 2016.

2016's top songs - and apps

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a top seller for iTunes in Australia and New Zealand - but no Kiwi music made it to the ...

Here are the apps and songs that Kiwis downloaded the most from Apple this year.

App combats parking woes

More than 2000 parking spaces are still out of action in Wellington following the November 14 earthquake

A new app may go some way to solving Wellington's post-quake parking problems.

Bush baby inspires leaping robot

A new robot dubbed Salto, by scientists, for its vertical jumping agility.

Scientists have fashioned a small robot with unique leaping capabilities for use in tricky search-and-rescue situations.

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Old scam back in spotlight

Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal people’s money.

A fresh wave of fake virus scams is a 'timely reminder' to be vigilant.

How to dig up dead websites

The Wayback Machine's new search makes it easier for us to see how the web used to look.

Farewell, 13-year-old Nokia

GoPro cutting 15% of staff

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Review: Google Wifi

You can easily manage Google Wifi units from an app on your smartphone, even remotely.

Google has just released its new wi-fi system that's built around so-called "mesh" networking technology.

Why 3D printing failed

​The 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

​The 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

Beacons making a comeback

Companies like Google are making it possible for people to use the feature without downloading any apps, which had been ...

After failing to take off in shops, beacons are starting to be used more with banks and airports.

Robot can do your laundry

Shin Sakane demonstrates the Laundroid which can do your washing.

The refrigerator-size device can not only wash and dry garments, but also sort and fold.

games

A game a decade in the making

The puzzle-centric game was first announced nearly a decade ago, in 2007 with an expected 2011 release date.

The Last Guardian often feels like what it is: a game with foundations set a decade ago.

The game as big as Pokemon

Fate/Grand Order has been at or near the top of Japan's app revenue rankings all year.

Sony's popular mobile game allows players to travel back in time and team up with historical figures.

Take gaming to the next level

Tracy Kirkley has established a Pro GC a showroom at her Henderson Valley property.

Nighthawk, Falcon, Phoenix and Banshee are just some of the chairs Tracy Kirkley is now selling to gamers.

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The JAM Top 5 highlights some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region.

social networking

LinkedIn: Worth the hassle?

Your level of activity on LinkedIn makes no difference to whether you're successful at cultivating career-enhancing benefits.

"I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." But why?

Doomed pilot: 'I've no fuel' video

The pilot of the doomed flight, Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami.

On a chaotic recording the pilot can be heard pleading for permission to land, just moments before the jet slammed into the mountain.

Becoming a billionaire from selfies

Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom is worth an estimated US$1billion.

Instagram's 32-year-old founder explains why photo-sharing is 'deeper than art'.

Should you quit social media?

Social media can be a harmful habit when it takes over our lives.

Is quitting social media a smart move or a bit too extreme in today's digital world?

apps

2016's top songs - and apps

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was a top seller for iTunes in Australia and New Zealand - but no Kiwi music made it to the ...

Here are the apps and songs that Kiwis downloaded the most from Apple this year.

App combats parking woes

More than 2000 parking spaces are still out of action in Wellington following the November 14 earthquake

A new app may go some way to solving Wellington's post-quake parking problems.

Airport security an Insta star

Bob Burns, TSA's social media specialist, at Reagan National Airport, was tapped to lead the agency's social media ...

US airport security beats Beyonce on Rolling Stone's list of 100 best Instagram accounts.

Tinder is dead to travellers

There's not need to be alone when travelling alone. There are several apps specifically for travellers, to help them ...

There has never been a better time to be a solo traveller, especially a solo traveller looking for romance.

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Chris Bridle talks through his top five gaming plays of the week.

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