Steve Jobs: The opera

Fittingly, the music for the Steve Jobs opera was written on Apple computers (file photo).

The man who revolutionised the mobile phone has been the subject of a book and film. Now there's an opera.

Amazon's new social network video

Amazon Spark similar to Pinterest, but is aimed at getting users to spend more money on Amazon.

It's a little bit Pinterest and little bit Instagram, and its aim is to get users to spend more money.

Thumbprint instead of PINs video

No need to remember you PIN when you can just use your thumbprint.

Can't remember you personal identification number? No problem, just whip out your thumb.

Facebook ponders news paywall

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on the company's website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, ...

The social network could soon start making you pay for your news.

Employees trained by app

Screenshot from the interactive game that show new employees at a Philadelphia restaurant what to do on the job.

3D animation and an interactive game show new employees how do their jobs.

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Inside a crippled nuclear plant

This image captured by the underwater robot shows a part of a control rod drive of Unit 3 at Fukushima No.1 nuclear ...

Robot swims through radiation that could kill humans instantly to capture images of damaged Japanese nuclear plant.

Roller coaster too realistic for some video

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Pandora - The World of Avatar opened on May 27.

A woman passed out on Disney's new multi-sensory ride, designed by Weta.

Screen-time not the bogeyman

Screen time isn't always a waste of time, research out of the UK suggests.

Received parenting wisdom says screens are bad - now experts argue it can actually benefit kids.

Not all in-car tech is Apple or Android

Every car's cabin is different, but an Apple CarPlay display will always look pretty much like this.

It seems carmakers can't afford to to ignore Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But one small group is going to try.

What holiday photos really mean

No one who's genuinely having a great time is taking photos and posting them online.

OPINION: No one who's genuinely having a great time is taking photos and posting them online.

Council's $19m IT project on hold

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Wellington council's software system in disarray as auditors raise concerns.

From law firm to legal startup

After selling Dennis King Law, Claudia King will be able to focus on creating online legal software.

Suits and jackets are being swapped for t-shirts and jeans at this New Plymouth law firm.

Putting words in Obama's mouth video

Former US President Barack Obama is quite the orator.

There's fake news and fake photos. And now there is a fake presidential speech thanks to new editing technology.

Too smart for their own good?

If you've ever wanted emojis burned into your morning toast, there's an App for that.

Introducing a toaster that's a dot-matrix printer, a vibrating fork for fast eaters and a mattress which detects ''unusual activity''.

Do you text in the bathroom?

No this isn't a bathroom - do you know how hard it is to find those pictures?

Your smartphone might carry more germs than your toilet.

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From law firm to legal startup

After selling Dennis King Law, Claudia King will be able to focus on creating online legal software.

Suits and jackets are being swapped for t-shirts and jeans at this New Plymouth law firm.

Putting words in Obama's mouth video

There's fake news and fake photos. And now there is a fake presidential speech thanks to new editing technology.

Too smart for their own good?

Do you text in the bathroom?

gadgets

Security robot drowns in fountain

The security robot met a sad end in Washington DC.

Watery death of US security robot seized upon by internet as metaphor for our times.

Samsung to reveal Note 8?

Samsung is set to unveil a brand-new Galaxy Note 8 at a New York City event in late August.

If the rumours are true, the big question is will anybody buy it, after the Note 7 disaster.

Louis Vuitton's new smartwatch

Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon starts at $3400, about eight times the price of an entry-level Apple Watch.

Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon starts at $3400, about eight times the price of an entry-level Apple Watch.

Review: Sony's small speaker

Small, cheap but - for a change - really good.

It's the size of a sawn-off drink can, it weighs 260g and it's been given the catchy name of SRS-XB10.

Games

David Tennant vs Zombies

David Tennant has made his way into the Call of Duty franchise, joining actors like Kevin Spacey and Kit Harrington.

Former time lord will hunt undead Nazis in the next blockbuster Call of Duty game.

Atari’s new gaming console

The Ataribox, Atari's first new gaming console in more than 20 years.

The Ataribox is coming, promising classic and current gaming content. But it's not coming soon.

He decides what we watch

Recently appointed chief censor David Shanks is defining the role of censorship in New Zealand.

There was a time when the NZ censor would cut out bits of film and sew it back together. Now the censor is transformed for the digital age.

It's a male Monopoly for Star Wars

Daisy Ridley plays lead chracter Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but her action figures are no where to be seen.

Where is Rey in the Star Wars version of Monopoly? In a galaxy far, far away, apparently.

social networking

Oceans no barrier as kids take to Skype

Bella Penman, left,  and Maria John, both 11, meet their new friends from Assumption School.

International Skype exchange broadens understanding and builds bridges.

Facebook's rise must end soon

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has not updated investors on crucial metrics.

Facebook Stories flopped, user engagement has stalled and the social network has become dominated by brands.

Facebook's wi-fi finder tracks you

Find Wi-fi appears to be dominated by cafes, gyms and small retailers who are keen to use Facebook to get more people in ...

The new feature that helps you find a free wi-fi spot is handy but it comes at a price.

Facebook moves to curb spammers

Only about 0.1 per cent of people who share more than 50 posts a day would be affected.

Expect fewer clickbait stories, sensationalist websites and misinformation in your News Feed.

apps

Pandora users: the end is nigh

Music streaming service Pandora is quitting New Zealand.

Beleaguered music streaming service's last day in New Zealand will be July 31.

NZSO orchestrates virtual reality experience

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on VR

Move your way through the percussionists or stand next to the conductor, it's just like the real deal.

Young minds nail trades app

The team from Tradee, Nik Ellis, Omer Hazer, Alexandre Vaz and AJ Brown.

Could this be the leading platform for Kiwis to find tradespeople?

How to customise your Stuff alerts

Choose the news which gets delivered to your phone or tablet, and make sure you're always up to date.

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Roller coaster too realistic for some

A woman passed out on Disney's new multi-sensory ride, designed by Weta.

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