Technology

Police and Government spies trawl Trade Me for leads

Stolen goods, non-delivery and drugs top the list of police requests for information on auction site members.

HD version of Freeview's satellite television service on the horizon

Upgrade would mean older and 'unapproved' set-top boxes would need to be replaced.

Pokemon fever hits the Hutt, libraries harness the game's popularity to lure in players

Pokemon fever well and truly hit the Hutt Valley over the July school holidays.

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

Facebook hopes its drone will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

Pokemon Go: The eccentric genius behind the game

John Hanke has been called an eccentric genius and compared to Steve Jobs.

Gorilla Glass 5 will soon make your smartphone screen a lot stronger

​Dropping your smartphone mid-selfie may soon be less traumatic with the latest iteration of Gorilla Glass.

KickassTorrents mastermind brought down by iTunes purchases

There's something ironic about legal purchases leading to the downfall of a man behind a piracy empire.

What you post on Instagram reveals how old you are

If you post about your location or nature then you're considered "Instagram-old".

The VCR is officially dead

The VCR's demise may come as a shock, mostly because many thought it was already dead.

New Wellington sound company wins flagship work on kid's animation series

Capital's sound expertise forms company to win work during gaps between international blockbusters.

Do couples who chase Pokemon together stay together?

It might pay to think twice before bringing Squirtles and Pidgeys into the relationship.

Canadian teens playing Pokemon Go stray into US

Two Canadian teens playing Pokemon Go accidentally cross border into US.

Pokemon Go is providing some new revenue options

People in all types of businesses are cashing on the worldwide craze of Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go-playing driver hits police car: 'That's what I get for playing'

Not surprisingly, playing Pokemon Go while driving is a poor idea.

One theme, 50 gamers and 48 hours to create the next Mini Metro

Pokemon Go's the talk of the town, but in just 48 hours these designers hope to make something even better.

What it takes to get banned from Twitter

Twitter doesn't have publicly available guidelines for the threshold that must be met for a permanent ban.

Pokemon Go creates work for enterprising Auckland students

Students setting up businesses to make money as Pokemon Go farmers.

Dutch app teaches users about refugee interview process

App teaches users about asylum-seeking process by letting them play govt officers conducting interviews.

Taranaki Base Hospital opens its new angiography suite

Taranaki is taking a lead in provincial health care thanks to its angiography suite, which is already seeing patients.

Lower Hutt company demonstrates robotic window washer in Wellington

A robotic window washer was seen climbing the walls of a Wellington building

How to take the perfect food photo for social media

When was the last time you sat down to a meal and ... ate it? Without take a photo first?

US arrests alleged owner of popular torrent site

Alleged founder of Kickass Torrents arrested in Poland for copyright infringement.

Pokemon Go: A guide to tips and tricks

Want to capture that rare Pokemon and become a Pokemon master. Here are some handy hints to help you on your way.

The world's first Pokemon Go dating service launches in US

Pokedates aims to get single Pokemon Go players to meet up.

Pokemon Go idea not new, say app creator who tried five years ago

Kiwi professor claims to have nearly unleashed pokemania on the world five years ago with a similar app.

Sydney Opera House lures hundreds of Pokemon Go players

Pokemon Go players weather the storm for a hunt at the Sydney Opera House.

Mum blogger Jess Bovey abused online - like most women

Jess Bovey has learned the hurtful way that where women speak online, abuse follows.

iPhone 7: new images show three versions of Apple's upcoming phone

New images posted online appear to lend weight to the long-circulating rumour that Apple will announce three, not two, versions of its upcoming iPhone 7.

Migration acting as ball and chain on IT salaries, researcher suggests

We'd be better-off in Melbourne, some Wellington workers complain.

Which regions of New Zealand use the most data?

We're about fifth in the world for data usage. But which areas are leading the pack?

Pokemon Go takes over Auckland's Mission Bay

On a busy day hundreds, if not thousands of people are catching Pokemon at Mission Bay with some interesting side effects.

Pokemon Go more than doubles Nintendo's stock price

The release of Pokemon Go has doubled the value of Nintendo in under two weeks.

Alibaba ramping up business in Australia & NZ

With NZ and Aussie firms already using it, the Chinese giant plans a Melbourne office.

Rich pickings for ransomware attackers targeting businesses for money

Attackers have a gold rush mentality after extorting money using ransomware, US firm warns.

Kiwi comedian Steve Wrigley pranks US Pokemon Go players

Pokemon Go just got very real for some unsuspecting players thanks to a Kiwi comedian.

Internet outage in parts of Christchurch

Internet services have been down for residents in two Christchurch suburbs affected since Monday.

Rules of online engagement: don't interact with haters

My rule for online engagement? Only respond to people whose opinions I value.

The best augmented reality apps that aren't Pokemon GO

Tired of Pokemon GO? Try these AR alternatives.

Facebook fad opens Marlborough students up to bullying

What looks like a friendly Facebook game is bait for public humiliation.

Yahoo misses profit expectations in what could be its last-ever earnings report

Embattled tech company is going out with a whimper ahead of its planned sale.

Cracking the system for the right reasons

It's not to cause trouble, but to find weak spots.

Popular new app Prisma turns your photos in to art

We try out popular new Prisma app on some of our favourite pictures.

Hurricanes admit using transmitting devices up in the air

Hurricanes players were watching their Super Rugby fate play out on a phone on a flight, in breach of safety rules.

Apple's iPhone 7 purportedly shown off in new video

A video posted on Chinese social network Weibo appears to feature an extended look at Apple's iPhone 7, which is expected to be revealed in the coming months.

Pokecrisis as Pokemon Go servers go down worldwide

Pokemon Go is back online in New Zealand, but servers are still down in many other regions.

Pokemon Go's huge boost to Nintendo shares

Nintendo's share price went berserk after Pokemon Go was unleashed.

Quiz: Are you a Pokemon master?

Time to put your Pokemon Go knowledge to the test.

Cas Carter: Businesses cashing in on Pokemon Go mania

OPINION: The marketing of Pokemon Go is beyond textbook brilliant.

Police in New Hampshire, US, use Pokemon Go to lure fugitives

Rare Pokemon character detected at police station. Will app-loving criminals try to catch it?

Man quits job to travel around New Zealand catching Pokemon

He quit his cafe job to play Pokemon, now this Kiwi is catching the eye of US gaming companies.
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