Cozmo, a robot with personality

Cozmo goes on sale in New Zealand in late September for $360.

A new toy robot going on sale in New Zealand will educate you, charm you and maybe even replace your pet.

Facebook, Google defend tax tally video

Facebook's vice president of tax and treasury Ted Price insists its revenue and tax calculations are "very credible".

Bosses of the digital advertising giants promise they are paying enough tax in Australia, but scholars say there is still an "extraordinary discrepancy".

PCs to get huge speed boost

The new range of chips from Intel will provide a massive leap forward in performance compared with the 450 million PCs ...

The eighth generation of Intel chips will provide as much as a 40 per cent jump over its predecessor.

Try talking to your phone

Virtual assistants such as Siri are good for simple tasks like launching an app or identifying a song that is playing.

I've been speaking to my devices a lot more as I try to get them to work faster.

Android Oreo officially arrives

Android Oreo is scheduled to be released in a few months.

An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name.

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Fake news worrying Kiwis

InternetNZ deputy chief executive Andrew Cushen says the concern over fake news was an unexpected finding in this year's ...

A 'surprising' amount of New Zealanders are taking steps to protect themselves online, but fake news is a growing concern alongside identify theft and hacking.

Porn watchers should cover webcam

Netsafe and CERT have received reports of filming hackers lurking in New Zealand devices and on adult websites.

Netsafe tells adult website visitors to put tape over their computer webcam to prevent blackmail filming.

Kiwis hit by Facebook scam

Facebook users have been receiving personal messages that appear to be videos from friends - but actually contain links ...

Users of the social media site are being targeted by a scam that tricks people into thinking they've received a video from a friend.

Sky boss comes out swinging

Sky CEO John Fellet is more worried about piracy than streaming services, after the company loses 30,000 subscribers.

ANALYSIS: Sky TV's boss comes out swinging, worried more about pirates than streaming services.

Pilotless planes and cheaper flights

Could a remote control fly the Antonov AN-225 one day?

With a huge demand for pilots, the future of flying might be in remote-control aircraft.

Tapping into Taranaki history

Rob Green, of Heritage Taranaki, has been part of a group which has developed a free app exploring the history of the ...

Modern technology being used to transport people back to the battlefields of Taranaki's civil war.

Don't sass me, Siri

Artificial intelligence may replace some human roles in business.

OPINION: AI interacts with us well beyond just gathering our data and pumping out targeted content.

Elon Musk v killer robots

Russia's Uran-9

High-profile businessman is trying to stop governments from building technology which could increase the rate of civilian casualties.

Secret restaurants used to look cooler

A new app pays people to wait in line outside a newly opened restaurant.

Once, you could tell by the crowd how good a restaurant was, but that's all changed.

Don't censor the internet

Matthew Prince: "Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn't be allowed on the Internet. No-one ...

OPINION: An obscure executive's decision to shut down a neo-Nazi website has sparked a debate about the internet.

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digital living

How to make iPads kid-friendly

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From cases to privacy settings and age-appropriate apps, here is how to make your iPad safe for children to use.

Silicon Valley isn't special

Tech companies deserve the same scrutiny that their old-economy peers get.

Don't censor the internet

AI is coming for your job

gadgets

Review: Essential smartphone

The phone is due to go on sale in the US in a few weeks, but there is no announcement on whether it will be available ...

The phone, created by the co-founder of Android, is impressive, but no means essential.

How to reuse your old tablet video

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Repurpose it as a remote, a second screen or a digital photo frame.

Landline lovers, rejoice

The Google Home speaker has voice recognition so it knows who to ring if different family members say "call Mum".

Google and Amazon's smart speakers are reviving the humble landline.

Review: Oppo's latest phone

The Oppo A77 cost $529 and is on sale in New Zealand now.

Oppo has released a new phone in New Zealand that features dual SIM cards.

Games

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy video

Uncharted: TLL

Review: Two new leading ladies take centre stage as gaming's most epic adventure series returns.

Virtual F1 drivers champs all go

Nico Rosberg won the Formula One world drivers championship last year, but in future teams may also have a virtual champion.

Formula One will have a virtual world champion as well as a real one after launching eSports series.

Eight great ZX Spectrum games

Knight Lore introduced an extra-dimension to ZX Spectrum gameplay.

From Shockway Rider to Skool Daze - the ZX Spectrum's most addictive games.

AI crushes pro gamers

OpenAI unveiled its bot at an annual Dota 2 tournament where players walk away with millions in prize money.

An artificial intelligence bot has defeated some of the world's most talented players of Dota 2.

social networking

'Your nudity policies are b-------'

Australian artist Hadyn John Wilson's "She marked her desire through distance as an inside of two": one of the works ...

Aussie art dealer takes on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after works were deemed too rude for the site.

Dating site dumps white supremacist

In the Vice documentary, Christopher Cantwell advocates for the alt-right's use of violence in order to create a white ...

"We make a lot of decisions that are tough. Banning Christopher Cantwell was not one of them," site says.

Facebook revamps News Feed

The changes will roll out in the next few weeks.

Facebook is revamping its News Feed to make it easier to read and use.

Social buzz doesn't mean victory

Jacinda Ardern live streaming before her address at the Labour Party congress at Te Papa.

OPINION: Facebook is the wrong place for politicians to try to change voters' minds.

apps

Secret restaurants used to look cooler

A new app pays people to wait in line outside a newly opened restaurant.

Once, you could tell by the crowd how good a restaurant was, but that's all changed.

4 apps to watch the eclipse

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These four applications will help you plan for and view the upcoming solar eclipse.

Mathletics donation adds up

Marlborough Lodge of Unanimity members donate $3500 to Blenheim School to give pupils access to online resource Mathletics.

Mathematics app has pupils competing with mathletes around the world.

Sarahah, the top downloaded app

The app works by attaching itself like a digital parasite, to Snapchat, enabling teens to use screenshots of negative ...

Sarahah, an anonymous commenting app, is popular with teens but has been criticised for being cruel.

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Fake news worrying Kiwis

A 'surprising' amount of New Zealanders are taking steps to protect themselves online, but fake news is a growing concern alongside identify theft and hacking.

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