Cassettes make a comeback video

At Prison Tapes, Jordan Wilson-Grell puts together cassette tapes for local musicians.

People who grew up with tapes and independent music makers are still holding on to cassette tapes.

The not-so school break video

Eleven-year-old Jack McCoy says he started writing when he was five. His first novel sold close to a hundred copies.

 Not all children spend their holidays swimming, staying up late watching movies and running amok.

My 10 year tech challenge

In 2009 my laptop was a Dell Inspiron 1545 and now it's a MacBook Air.

OPINION: Here's what technology looked like in 2009.

Kiwis rebel over digital parking

Kani Panapa says reckons Napier parking wardens don't cop as much abuse as those in Wellington and Hamilton.

Residents of Nelson, Napier and Marlborough may never be ready to give up coin machines, councils say.

Devices byte into family budgets

Regan Baxter has opted for a thrifty alternative to the expensive BYOD's school children are now expected to have.

Parents should receive tax rebates for expensive iPads for school, ex-principal says.

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How to set rules for kids' tech use video

You got them that device for Christmas - now it's time to learn about the rule-setting.

Monitoring your children's tech use is a chronic hassle - but it's a necessary one.

Motorola Razr making a comeback

motorola razr, flip phone

The Motorola Razr flip phone is getting a 2019 makeover. But it won't be cheap.

Wikipedia is all grown up

Wikipedia now boasts 5.7 million articles in English and pulled in 92 billion page views last year.

OPINION: Now 18-years-old the free online encyclopedia has played the role of the internet's good grown-up.

What to expect from Samsung’s new phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 shown in New York in 2018. (File photo)

OPINION: It will probably have a new look, but what else might Samsung's new phone offer?

Nike reveals new self-lacing sneakers

The smart shoes require recharging every two weeks.

Nike Adapt BB sneakers self-tighten and can be controlled with a smartphone. But don't expect them to come cheap.

Pokemon GO in 2019

In 2016 Pokemon Go reached a level of success that eluded some of the most traditional video games and Hollywood ...

OPINION: Almost three years after the app's initial explosion of popularity, I'm so glad Pokemon GO sucked me back in.

Police swoop on crypto trader

Christchurch cryptocurrency company Cryptopia is in lockdown after millions of dollars appears to have disappeared.

Police lock down crypto trader after millions of dollars in cryptocurrency appears to have disappeared in breach.

iPhone with 3 cameras

A render of the 2019 iPhone, based on leaks and rumours.

Apple is likely to release three new iPhones this year and one could feature a three-camera setup, reports say.

Supermarket robots are coming

Marty, the robot that will be deployed at the chain of Giant grocery stores in the US.

And they're after human jobs. As many as 800 million people may lose work to robots by 2030, research estimates.

125,000 trips since October

Onzo rideshare bikes were launched in Wellington in October last year. Wellingtonians have since taken about 50,000 ...

Wellington and Hutt Valley residents have taken to personal ridesharing like ducks to water.

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digital living

Kiwis rebel over digital parking

Kani Panapa says reckons Napier parking wardens don't cop as much abuse as those in Wellington and Hamilton.

Residents of Nelson, Napier and Marlborough may never be ready to give up coin machines, councils say.

Wikipedia is all grown up

OPINION: Now 18-years-old the free online encyclopedia has played the role of the internet's good grown-up.

iPhone with 3 cameras

Supermarket robots are coming

gadgets

Motorola Razr making a comeback

motorola razr, flip phone

The Motorola Razr flip phone is getting a 2019 makeover. But it won't be cheap.

What to expect from Samsung’s new phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 shown in New York in 2018. (File photo)

OPINION: It will probably have a new look, but what else might Samsung's new phone offer?

Weird tech on show

Stuff technology columnist David Court.

OPINION: Sci-fi tech trends coming to a store near you.

Translating on the go

Ili works offline, and lasts for a few days on a charge.

Press and hold a button, and in under half a second your words are translated out loud.

Games

Fortnite flaw put millions at Risk

Skins are looks you can give your character in Fortnite. - these are three of the most popular.

The accounts of millions of Fortnite players could have been left vulnerable to malicious attack, say software researchers.

Pokemon GO in 2019

In 2016 Pokemon Go reached a level of success that eluded some of the most traditional video games and Hollywood ...

OPINION: Almost three years after the app's initial explosion of popularity, I'm so glad Pokemon GO sucked me back in.

Why Fortnite isn't all bad video

Is Fortnite really such a bad thing?

OPINION: While we've been arguing over Fortnite's suitability, our kids have been busy learning life skills.

Jack Black joins YouTube

Jack Black has launched a YouTube channel.

The actor has plans to be "bigger than PewDiePie".

social networking

Money for retweets

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa now has the most retweeted post of all time.

Record breaking message by billionaire retweeted more than 5.6 million times.

Can Facebook fight back? video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

This time last year Mark Zuckerberg's pledge was to fix his social media empire. It's still a work in progress.

When it rains, it streams

This year's rainy Christmas saw a rise in Kiwi mobile data use.

This year's rainy Christmas saw a rise in Kiwi mobile data use.

Chocolate on subscription

Luke Owen Smith, The Chocolate Bar's craft chocolate curator, says subscription chocolate was always part of his plan.

Instead of a subscription to the newspaper, these days it's a monthly subscription for gourmet chocolate.

apps

Pokemon GO in 2019

In 2016 Pokemon Go reached a level of success that eluded some of the most traditional video games and Hollywood ...

OPINION: Almost three years after the app's initial explosion of popularity, I'm so glad Pokemon GO sucked me back in.

125,000 trips since October

Onzo rideshare bikes were launched in Wellington in October last year. Wellingtonians have since taken about 50,000 ...

Wellington and Hutt Valley residents have taken to personal ridesharing like ducks to water.

Respond to this app - or else

If a message is sent via the app then nothing else on the phone can be used.

Father invents app to force people to respond to messages, after struggling to contact his son.

'Hook up' app takes off at R&V video

The winners of HUD's Love in the Vines competition, on stage at Rhythm and Vines.

It's touted as "kind of like Tinder", but has drawn criticism from the festival's safe space coordinator.

Video

Telescope continues to divide

Scientists remain at loggerheads over move to downgrade NZ's involvement in €1.8b astronomy project.

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