Why your wi-fi feels so slow

In many home wi-fi routers today, you'll find two lanes. One whose waves operate at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and one that ...

8:32 AM  Outside interference and congestion are the two main reasons why your internet speeds feel sluggish.

A look at Apple's laptops

Apple's laptops all look similar but there are some important differences to note if you're considering buying one.

8:34 AM  The company makes three laptops, and while there is a little bit of crossover, each has a specific target audience.

Room for TVNZ and Netflix

The next big shift in television is going to come from the tech giants.

8:36 AM  Traditional broadcasters are getting increasingly nervous as streaming services move into their territory.

14 tips and tricks for Spotify

While the website isn't as good as a dedicated app for the service, you can access your Spotify on a web browser.

8:46 AM  We've compiled a list of some lesser-known features, tips and tricks, to help you get the most out of the service.

Fish tank helped hack a casino

The casino's name and the type of data stolen were not disclosed in the report for security reasons.

9:37 AM  Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to access people's data.

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The martyrdom of Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom and his possibly meaningful US flag cushion in the documentary Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web.

A new documentary explores the contradictions of Kim Dotcom.

Time to put the foot down

Mike O'Donnell: "If we lose our focus for a moment, there's no doubt that a bunch of other countries will shoot past."

OPINION: New Zealand can't rest on its laurels when it comes to digital technology, Mike O'Donnell writes.

What's a podcast?

Martin van Beynen spent years re-investigating the Bain family murders for the Black Hands podcast.

They're popular, they're usually free, and they're fun.

Labour calls in foreign aid

Michael Greenhough and David Burch are staying with New Plymouth Labour candidate Corie Haddock and said they are ...

Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.

Tunnel vision: 350km in 29 mins video

Journalists and guests look over tubes following a propulsion open-air test at Hyperloop One in North Las Vegas.

Transport pioneer Elon Musk gets "verbal approval" for radical underground hyperloop system.

Apple fixes wi-fi flaw video

If you have an Apple phone, download the latest iOS update now.

A software update to iOS and macOS should be downloaded right now.

Woebot, the chatbot therapist

Woebot is always ready to talk.

The app asks for a list of user's strengths, remembers responses, and offers encouragement.

Apple will be very wrong again video

Sales of the iPhone 6 models surpassed even optimistic predictions, but what it sales of its next set of phone be like?

OPINION: It's the silly season for financial predictions about Apple Inc. With history as our guide, it is folly to place much faith in them?

Inside a crippled nuclear plant

This image captured by the underwater robot shows a part of a control rod drive of Unit 3 at Fukushima No.1 nuclear ...

Robot swims through radiation that could kill humans instantly to capture images of damaged Japanese nuclear plant.

Roller coaster too realistic for some video

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Pandora - The World of Avatar opened on May 27.

A woman passed out on Disney's new multi-sensory ride, designed by Weta.

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Apple fixes wi-fi flaw video

If you have an Apple phone, download the latest iOS update now.

A software update to iOS and macOS should be downloaded right now.

Apple will be very wrong again video

OPINION: It's the silly season for financial predictions about Apple Inc. With history as our guide, it is folly to place much faith in them?

Employees trained by app

Thumbprint instead of PINs video

gadgets

Security robot drowns in fountain

The security robot met a sad end in Washington DC.

Watery death of US security robot seized upon by internet as metaphor for our times.

Samsung to reveal Note 8?

Samsung is set to unveil a brand-new Galaxy Note 8 at a New York City event in late August.

If the rumours are true, the big question is will anybody buy it, after the Note 7 disaster.

Louis Vuitton's new smartwatch

Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon starts at $3400, about eight times the price of an entry-level Apple Watch.

Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon starts at $3400, about eight times the price of an entry-level Apple Watch.

Review: Sony's small speaker

Small, cheap but - for a change - really good.

It's the size of a sawn-off drink can, it weighs 260g and it's been given the catchy name of SRS-XB10.

Games

Crash Bandicoot's 'lost' level released video

You'll die a lot on Stormy Ascent.

Cut from the original game for being way too difficult, the level Stormy Ascent has finally been released.

David Tennant vs Zombies

David Tennant has made his way into the Call of Duty franchise, joining actors like Kevin Spacey and Kit Harrington.

Former time lord will hunt undead Nazis in the next blockbuster Call of Duty game.

Atari’s new gaming console

The Ataribox, Atari's first new gaming console in more than 20 years.

The Ataribox is coming, promising classic and current gaming content. But it's not coming soon.

He decides what we watch

Recently appointed chief censor David Shanks is defining the role of censorship in New Zealand.

There was a time when the NZ censor would cut out bits of film and sew it back together. Now the censor is transformed for the digital age.

social networking

Oceans no barrier as kids take to Skype

Bella Penman, left,  and Maria John, both 11, meet their new friends from Assumption School.

International Skype exchange broadens understanding and builds bridges.

Facebook's rise must end soon

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has not updated investors on crucial metrics.

Facebook Stories flopped, user engagement has stalled and the social network has become dominated by brands.

Facebook's wi-fi finder tracks you

Find Wi-fi appears to be dominated by cafes, gyms and small retailers who are keen to use Facebook to get more people in ...

The new feature that helps you find a free wi-fi spot is handy but it comes at a price.

Facebook moves to curb spammers

Only about 0.1 per cent of people who share more than 50 posts a day would be affected.

Expect fewer clickbait stories, sensationalist websites and misinformation in your News Feed.

apps

Woebot, the chatbot therapist

Woebot is always ready to talk.

The app asks for a list of user's strengths, remembers responses, and offers encouragement.

Pandora users: the end is nigh

Music streaming service Pandora is quitting New Zealand.

Beleaguered music streaming service's last day in New Zealand will be July 31.

NZSO orchestrates virtual reality experience

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on VR

Move your way through the percussionists or stand next to the conductor, it's just like the real deal.

Young minds nail trades app

The team from Tradee, Nik Ellis, Omer Hazer, Alexandre Vaz and AJ Brown.

Could this be the leading platform for Kiwis to find tradespeople?

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The martyrdom of Kim Dotcom

A new documentary explores the contradictions of Kim Dotcom.

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