Major flaw threatens wi-fi

Cisco, Intel and Samsung were among the companies whose products were affected but have since updated their devices.

Spark warns NZ customers about a new vulnerability affecting nearly every modern, protected wi-fi network.

Tide turns against tech giants

Facebook ran political ads linked to Russia leading up to the US election.

The no-holds barred run of tech giants may be coming to an end as governments and consumers push back.

Huawei unveils Mate 10 phones

The Huawei Mate 10, left, and Mate 10 Pro smartphones.

Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone that has several artificial intelligence features.

Spying assistants don't worry me

Apple's HomePod smart speaker will go on sale later this year.

I have no less than 15 virtual assistants in my home but I'm not worried if Silicon Valley is listening in.

iPhone 7 sales get a boost

The iPhone 7 just got a price cut, which works for people opting to pass on paying more for the new iPhone 8.

They iPhone 8 line isn't flying off shelves as consumers aren't upgrading to the latest phone as frequently as they have in the past.

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Tech revenue tops $10b

Technology Investment Network managing director Greg Shanahan says it has been a defining year for New Zealand's highest ...

New Zealand's technology industry is earning the most it ever has.

Facebook hack shut down

A "hack" or phisching scam which has snowballed across New Zealand Facebook accounts is no longer active, Facebook says.

Phishing scam targeting Kiwi users' passwords is no longer active, Facebook says.

Mother's phone scam taxi ride

Dimpi Nirmal, left and husband Vineet have $1900 worth of iTunes vouchers as a reminder of the phone scam.

They hacked her husband's phone, threatened his life then ordered her a taxi to an iTunes store.

Robot driver won't hear your rage

A Chevrolet Bolt with AV Technology.

Most drivers fudge traffic laws a bit but self-driving cars don't drive like humans and that's causing issues.

Eat fresh, buy local

Tanya Mercer (Roebuck Farm), Helen Flitcroft (Cook Learn Love), Jeffrey Fong (HokoLoko), Jared Wilson (Egmont Seafood), ...

It's a farmers' market but there's no need for cash in hand.

Meet a man with 200,000 Lego-bricks

Colin Doyle estimated around 4000 Lego bricks were used in creating his moon base.

And you thought dealing with your children's Lego collection was a nightmare.

Vodafone launches internet TV

Vodafone and Sky TV team up.

Service brings Sky, free to air and Netflix together without needing a satellite dish.

Dubai police test hoverbike video

It's lift-off as the Dubai Police Department test a hoverbike.

Dubai's famous supercars police vehicle fleet goes next level.

Coding trumps second language

Tim Cook: "I think that coding should be required in every public school in the world."

Apple chief Tim Cook says knowing how to code is more important than learning English as a second language.

Move to ban iPhones in China

Qualcomm claims Apple employs technologies it invented without paying for them.

A computer chip maker is taking on Apple as part of a sprawling and bitter legal fight.

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Coding trumps second language

Tim Cook: "I think that coding should be required in every public school in the world."

Apple chief Tim Cook says knowing how to code is more important than learning English as a second language.

Tech giants are living in fear

Tech companies are too fearful of backing real innovation and are scared of 'doing a Microsoft'.

Baby monitors to carry hack alert

Voice banking a sound investment

gadgets

Move to ban iPhones in China

Qualcomm claims Apple employs technologies it invented without paying for them.

A computer chip maker is taking on Apple as part of a sprawling and bitter legal fight.

US goes to (robot) war with Japan video

US bot Eagle Prime is ready to rock.

It's the battle to the death you never knew you wanted: 5 metre tall robots smashing each other to bits.

Review: Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch

The Ionic is water-resistant in up to 50m and you can also track your swimming.

​Fitbit's latest fitness tracker is also their first real punt at a smartwatch. 

Facebook unveils VR headset

The new standalone headset will be more accessible because it will not be tethered to a computer, said Mark Zuckerberg.

The "Oculus Go" device wouldn't need to be connected to a computer, and would ship early next year.

Games

Meet a man with 200,000 Lego-bricks

Colin Doyle estimated around 4000 Lego bricks were used in creating his moon base.

And you thought dealing with your children's Lego collection was a nightmare.

Forza Motorsport 7 raises the bar video

Wide cars, narrow track. Sometimes it's tough to find an opening if you find yourself at the back of the grid.

Review: Featuring more than 700 cars, 200 tracks and stunning 4K graphics, Forza 7 is one hell of a ride.

Taylor Swift launches her own app

Taylor Swift is about to launch her own app.

The pop star promises that fans can follow her every day moves via the app and share "Taymojis"

Monopoly Wellington on presale video

Mr Monopoly and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester will host an event in November to reveal the completed Monopoly ...

What places and landmarks made the cut? The makers still won't say.

social networking

How to quit social media

A study found comparing yourself to others on Facebook is more likely to leave you feeling depressed than when you do so ...

While it was fun for a while, you've had it with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Young people share too much

Social media is a place where crooks seek easy prey.

OPINION: Young people live in a post-privacy age, but some are living so openly online, they are courting disaster.

Facebook's missteps mount up

Has Facebook has taken sufficient care to build policies and systems that are resistant to abuse?

The company has produced unintended social consequences - and they're starting to catch up with it.

Zuckerberg sorry for virtual trip

Avatars of Mark Zuckerberg and Rachel Franklin, from Facebook's virtual reality team, discussing their "amazing" new app.

Critics derided the video as an insensitive marketing stunt, calling it "the height of tastelessness".

apps

'Panic button' app to launch

Melon Health founder and chief executive Siobhan Bulfin.

Wellington firm develops app that lets teens send an alert to a personalised support crew.

App helps get kids active

Auckland Council activities adviser for young people Claire Beuvink, left, Geo AR Games developer Melanie Langlotz, and ...

Melanie Langlotz has spent six years developing a game to get children begging their parents to take them to a playground.

Wellington's tech girl superheroes

The team met with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester to show him their app.

Three Queen Margaret pupils have taken out the Australian 'Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero' competition with their Evac-U-Buddy app

How to organise your apps

Most people group apps by frequency, such as your most-used apps on the first page of your homescreen.

How you arrange your smartphone apps can also help you speed up everyday tasks.

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Meet a man with 200,000 Lego-bricks

And you thought dealing with your children's Lego collection was a nightmare.

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