One remote to rule them all?

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Freeview player offers live free-to-air channels and Netflix, with Spark Sport tipped to follow.

$10k for 'life-changing' robotic arm

Blake Forbes-Gentle, 20, from Upper Hutt is in line for a bionic arm which will attach to his wheelchair.

$10,000 is a small price to pay for a taste of independence after 20 years of being unable to do anything alone.

$5k for esports scholar video

Year 13 school leaver Jayden Yeoman plans to apply for Waikato University's esports scholarship valued at $5000.

esports has shifted from teens' bedrooms to packed out stadium. Now, it could help students get a degree.

Your new phone in 2019 video

Doubling, or even tripling, the number of available AI assistants has the potential to create three times as many problems.

OPINION: Your device is going to be able to store twice as many photos and videos.

How to be a smartphone Santa

The Oppo R15 is mid-range but looks more expensive.

Providers, operating software and price: buying a smartphone as a gift requires a bit of homework.

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Win: $900 Netatmo package

The Netatmo Presence is worth $539.99 and one lucky Stuff member will win one.

One lucky Stuff member will win a Netatmo Presence ($539.99) and a Netatmo Welcome ($399.99).

2018 according to Twitter

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that she was expecting a baby was a big moment for the Twittersphere in 2018.

Feminism and #MeToo were some of the most talked-about issues in the Twitterverse this year.

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The world gets an unprecedented look at Facebook's ruthless tactics.

'Smart toy' or spy?

Last year, German officials labelled an innocent-looking smart doll, My Friend Cayla, an illegal "espionage device" and ...

Kids have always talked to their toys. Now, some toys are actually listening.

Feilding software company goes global

StockTrim founder Paul Simpson says it's a hard but satisfying grind taking his stockroom management software to ...

In a year, StockTrim's built a handful of clients into hundreds across the world.

Tumblr bans porn

The social media platform announced it is scrubbing its site of all adult content from December 17.

Internet platform will scrub its site of all adult content, including "female-presenting nipples", from December 17.

Trouble with drone deliveries

A big obstacle to using drones for deliveries is their battery life.

Amazon drone deliveries, boldly predicted five years ago, are nowhere in sight.

Wellington isn't working

The five e-gates at Wellington Airport couldn't handle three flights arriving at once.

OPINION: Why does the capital have so much trouble with technology?

Spyro the Dragon reignites gaming video

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy fires up nostalgia.

Nostalgia proves to be the winner with Spyro the Dragon's spit and polish remaster well worth your time.

The Xbox controller changing lives

Amputee Sai Daunibau, 14, can easily play Xbox for the first time in years due to a new 'adaptable' controller designed ...

New advancements in tech are making the workplace - and our homes - more accessible and inclusive for all.

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Your new phone in 2019 video

Doubling, or even tripling, the number of available AI assistants has the potential to create three times as many problems.

OPINION: Your device is going to be able to store twice as many photos and videos.

When Google Maps go wrong

OPINION: One day my dad looked out the window of our home and saw picnickers on our lawn. Next it was minivans.

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The new tech order

Technology could, presumably, be used by China's state to detect where and when its "good" and "bad" citizens are at any ...

OPINION: Smart sunglasses with facial recognition. Points for donating blood. Welcome to the new world of tech.

How do remote controls work?

Ever wondered how the remote control actually works?

How could a lump of plastic possibly change channels on a TV without any physical connection?

The verdict: Compact cameras

The classic styling of the Fujifilm X100T.

You already have a mobile phone. Do you need a camera too?

Seizing our AI opportunity video

Chatbots allow organisations to help more customers online and learn their preferences.

OPINION: New jobs and economic growth will come to countries that embrace the technology, not resist it, writes Russell Craig.

Games

Fortnight Season 7 is snow joke

Fortnite enthusiast Tommy Nixon gives us the low down on Season 7.

REVIEW: The newest season of the world's most popular game is "awesome", says our 10-year-old Kiwi reviewer. Except for the trolls.

Kiwi game Ashen gets surprise release video

Ashen has a sparse and minimalist art style, creating a haunting atmosphere.

Wellington game developer A44 suddenly released its game Ashen during an awards show in the US.

Crash Team Racing remake revealed

Crash Team Racing is back, and this time it's nitro-fuelled.

After weeks of speculation the worst-kept secret in gaming has been revealed: a remake of classic kart racer CTR.

Fortnite 7 gets Creative

Skins are looks you can give your character in Fortnite - there are now more than ever.

Fortnite season 7 is here, as is you new, personalised island retreat.

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Tumblr bans porn

The social media platform announced it is scrubbing its site of all adult content from December 17.

Internet platform will scrub its site of all adult content, including "female-presenting nipples", from December 17.

My moko's no 'tramp stamp'

Hinemoa Elder: The labelling of female sexuality as promiscuity by men is an ancient misogynistic practice.

OPINION: Hinemoa Elder hits back at an online hate attack: "My moko kauae is an honour to carry from my ancestors."

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Anti-vaxxers using social media

Immunisation expert Dr Nikki Turner says while parents are entitled to say no to immunisation, they needed to trust in ...

Immunisation expert says parents are entitled to "say no", but they shouldn't amplify fears online.

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2018 according to Twitter

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement that she was expecting a baby was a big moment for the Twittersphere in 2018.

Feminism and #MeToo were some of the most talked-about issues in the Twitterverse this year.

Trail added to land war app

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A digital link to Taranaki's civil war past provides a "living document" to understand region's history.

Do mindfulness apps really work?

Jesse Porter said mindfulness apps made him feel more in control of his emotions.

A new study out of Otago University suggests mindfulness apps are "modestly" effective.

Google launching driverless taxi video

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