Feeling nostalgic? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open

Mobile phones sure have changed – check them out for yourself at The Mobile Phone Museum online.

Want to pay a virtual visit to your phones of old? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open, albeit for the moment purely virtual.

Vaccine Pass an example of what happens when you rush a tech project

Vaccine passes are about to become a big part of life for many Kiwis.

OPINION: Anyone who’s tried to launch a new website, or app, anything tech-related, will know how long even the simplest of jobs can take.

New money app for kids

Kids will be laughing all the way to the app, with SquareOne

SPONSORED: A new app for kids allowing them to create a strong foundation for lifelong financial well-being.

Christchurch man spent $158,200 on a Martin Jetpack for his man cave video

Graham with the $10,000 cardboard Lamborghini he bought for charity.

Dean Graham, who previously paid more than $10,000 on a cardboard Lamborghini, says seeing his newly purchased jetpack will ‘feel like gold’.

Jetpack prototype sells for $158,200 video

Seven prototype Martin Jetpacks were up for sale following the liquidation of the Martin Jetpack Aircraft Company.

The jetpack prototype that is described as no longer operational was listed with a $1 reserve on Trade Me.

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Bluetooth vulnerabilities

Logitech's latest Logi Bolt line provides a set of Bluetooth devices with the most advanced encryption on the market.

SPONSORED: Hackers can attack via your Bluetooth connections. Here’s what you can do.

Apple accelerates work on car, aims for fully autonomous vehicle

An Apple car has been in the works for a very long time, but the company seems to be kicking development up several ...

Can the man who made the Apple watch a success do the same thing for the company's long-rumoured car project?

Pushing the limits of noise cancelling

Once synced to your phone and computer, the touch controls are easy and intuitive on the Huawei FreeBuds 4.

SPONSORED: Expectations for the new in-ear Huawei FreeBuds 4 have been high - they’ve been quickly met and exceeded.

Christmas gift ideas for tech lovers

What's a good gift for someone who enjoys tech? (File photo)

OPINION: It's that time of year again, and it can be a pain especially with so many choices out there, here are top recommendations for people who love tech.

Are phones really designed to slow down over time?

Why does it feel like the new OS update is making existing features slower?

So your old smartphone won’t support new features, fair enough. But why does it feel like the new OS update is making existing features slower?

Chris Dixon and Packy McCormick on the future of crypto

The year ahead will show that blockchains can support a lot more applications beyond money and finance. (File photo)

OPINION: There’s more to crypto than currency and financial applications.

Apple will start selling the parts you need to fix your iPhone in early 2022

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with ...

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with some help from Apple itself.

First electric ferry close to passenger sign-off video

Ika Rere, East by West Ferries' new electric Ferry is nearing final sign-off for use.

Wellington’s cross-harbour ferry operator hopes to have its electric catamaran carrying passengers across Te Whanganui-a-Tara by Christmas.

An ‘Apple Car’ was designed by company saying it specifically used tech giant’s new patents

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Using what it claims are patents recently filed by Apple, Vanarama 'created a vision' for the rumoured Apple Car, with plenty of slick, futuristic features.

Dunedin researchers celebrate century since first radio broadcast with latest technology

The radio equipment of University of Otago physics professor Robert Jack, who completed the first radio broadcast in New ...

The latest technology by Dunedin researchers aims to significantly reduce the energy needed to send information over internet optical fibre cables.

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Bluetooth vulnerabilities

Logitech's latest Logi Bolt line provides a set of Bluetooth devices with the most advanced encryption on the market.

SPONSORED: Hackers can attack via your Bluetooth connections. Here’s what you can do.

Pushing the limits of noise cancelling

SPONSORED: Expectations for the new in-ear Huawei FreeBuds 4 have been high - they’ve been quickly met and exceeded.

Chris Dixon and Packy McCormick on the future of crypto

Dunedin researchers celebrate century since first radio broadcast with latest technology

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Apple will start selling the parts you need to fix your iPhone in early 2022

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with ...

Starting in early 2022, iPhone owners in the United States who want to try repairing their ailing device can do so with some help from Apple itself.

Robot vacuums can avoid dog poo - but that's not all they can see

Roomba j7+, the latest version of iRobot's popular home vacuum, claims to give customers "even more control over their ...

Turns out eliminating the potential for smearing comes with a catch: a camera taking pictures all over your home.

Sorry, small-handed folk – doesn’t look like mini phones are coming back

The iPhone 12 mini is pocketable, but apparently nobody wants one.

OPINION: The fact the iPhone 12 mini sold poorly should worry anybody pursuing the small phone dream.

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) review

The third-generation AirPods from Apple.

The new AirPods offer significant improvements on their predecessor but are seriously let down by their one-size-fits-all design.

Games

Online tournament site launched for Esports gamers

Victory Up hosts well-being seminars for players at school across New Zealand.

A Wellington company has taken up the cudgels for online gamers.

How Grand Theft Auto trilogy got updated for a new generation

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Game developers had the challenge of matching players' nostalgic memories of the original games.

'Forza Horizon 5' will convince you to love racing games video

Throwing totally different types of cars up against each other has always been Forza Horizon’s style.

'Forza Horizon 5' has arrived, and even if you aren't a fan of racing games, it may just convince you to be.

Roblox down for more than 12 hours

The game, hugely popular with children, has been down since Friday evening.

The game, hugely popular with children, has been down since Friday evening, and shows no sign off coming back online.

social networking

No, Facebook won't own the metaverse

Seen on the screen as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address where he talked up his latest passion – ...

OPINION: Facebook follows Microsoft, the real master of this strategy, as it attempts to put as much distance between itself and its brands.

Facebook: Face-recognition going, deleting 1 billion faceprints

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data (generic file photo).

Researchers and privacy activists have spent years raising questions about the tech industry's use of face-scanning software.

We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces their new name, Meta, during a virtual event on Thursday. Zuckerberg talked up ...

OPINION: Yes, you read that right – it may take a decade or so – but Facebook will be the first Big Tech company on the chopping block, predicts Greg Fleming.

Why small business owners need a Linkedin profile

New Zealand’s small business community has a strong presence on LinkedIn, writes Rachel Klaver

OPINION: If your target persona tends to be employed or earning money, then they're likely to be on LinkedIn.

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New ride-share site links commuters and drivers with seats to spare video

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Todd Foster and Claudia Grave are developing Hitcharide a web system for commuters ...

Each day 5.5 million empty seats travel to work, contributing to congestion and climate issues. A new carpooling platform aims to change that.

'Milestone': Ancient Greece brought into the 21st century

The image of an ancient temple is reflected on a mixed-reality HoloLens headset.

What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

TikTok rescue: Girl got help using silent distress signal

A 16-year-old girl held captive by a 61-year-old man was rescued on an interstate highway in Kentucky after another ...

A 16-year-old girl held captive by a 61-year-old man was rescued on an interstate highway in Kentucky after another driver noticed her using a distress signal with her hand that was made popular on TikTok.

Outages reported on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Science experts around the world are being targeted with “pandemic levels” of abuse over Covid-19.

Facebook Messenger and Instagram are experiencing technical problems, affecting users’ ability to send and receive messages.

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