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Contractor's threat to remove gay bars

Nightclub generic

Staff at a Sydney gay bar seeking to update Google Maps were told that Google did not support gay bars.

Can Pluto save space funding?

New Horizons mission shows the public is still fascinated by space as Nasa pleads to expand space exploration.

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

Porirua getting wired for fast wi-fi

gadgets

Candle charges phones video

Andrew Burns has developed a phone charger that uses a candle for power.

Light a candle, fill the device with water, and you have a charger.

Photographer's drone coming to NZ video

It's simple to use, and comes with a video game-style controller so you can take off, land or pause with a single touch.

A scene from the short animation film, Henry for Oculus’ virtual reality headset.

Oculus reboots 3D films video

Is Henry really a movie? Or is it a game? Or something else entirely?

games

Gang cut from NZ GTA gallery

100% Pure New Zealand, Hell Pizza and 'Te Warewhare' in a Dre Hema-Kani's GTA V modification.

More classic Kiwi icons have been added to Grand Theft Auto, but the Mongrel Mob is out.

Mafia III in development

Who could resist this offer? 2K Games will officially unveil Mafia III on August 6.

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

social networking

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

Fighting crime by going online

Students are using social media to alert each other to break-ins and suspicious behaviour.

German Facebook users should now be allowed to sign up to the sign without using their 'real names'.

Facebook ordered to allow pseudonyms

German privacy watchdog says Facebook can't stop its users from using fake names.

Apps

Yahoo's silent video text app

Yahoo's new video messaging Livetext.

Instead of using audio, Livetext app has a text feature that appears on top of live video.

NZ first in the world for Windows 10

Microsoft's free upgrade for its latest operating system arrives in New Zealand first.

Windows Hello knows your face and can't be fooled by photos.

Windows 10's more secure sign in video

Forget passwords, now your personal computer can recognise you, stopping others logging on and stealing files.

Video

Candle charges phones

Light a candle, fill the device with water, and you have a charger.

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