FaceApp raises privacy concerns

Chef Gordon Ramsay tries the FaceApp - adding a few decades to his age.

Gordon Ramsey, Drake and other celebrities have tried the fun app, but concerns are raised as to how the photos are used beyond it.

Viagogo a no-go for Google video

Google has suspended paid advertisements from controversial ticket re-seller Viagogo.

Google blocks controversial ticket re-seller, Viagogo, from its paid-for search results.

Musk's man to machine mission 'impossible'

Tech mogul Elon Musk unveiled plans to implant human brains with computer chips in an effort to merge man with machine, ...

The billionaire's plans to implant chips into human brains finds a sceptical audience among scientists.

Influencers praise Instagram change video

Kiwi influencers are excited to see the platform shift away from valuing how many likes they get to the content itself.

One of NZ's most popular influencers says the new test is a "big call", but it'll do wonders for genuine content.

Instagram removes like count

As of Thursday, users won't be able to see how many likes a photo gets as the app rolls out its latest test.

Instagram says it's trying to improve our wellbeing, but it is too late?

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Thumbs up on emojis at work video

The meaning of emojis can easily be misinterpreted.

Signing off an email with an emoji is likely to score you a smiley face from your workmates, new research shows.

Killing photos spread online

Instagram struggled to contain the images and stop them spreading online.

In a case which has echoes of the Christchurch shooting livestream, gruesome images linked to a US teen's death spread on Instagram.

Hackers want your toothbrush

Cracking the sort of microcontrollers that direct everything from fridges to pacemakers help students develop the skills ...

Why cybersecurity experts want to hack into household items like toothbrushes and implantable devices.

How to watch RWC 2019 online

Watch the All Blacks defend their world cup title on your smart TV, computer, or smartphone.

Sport is changing, are you ready? Connect your TV to fibre for the Rugby World Cup.

Google can now read te reo

Google Translate can now recognise written te reo Māori and translate it into more than 100 different languages thanks ...

The update is the latest Google initiative to help make te reo more accessible.

Sky box changes coming

Sky TV has announced new changes to its service.

Updates coming for Sky TV customers as company tries to become more user-friendly.

Parcels just waiting to be stolen

Parcels need protection to keep them from 'porch pirate'.

You need a strategy to keep your shopping safe after the courier's dropped it off.

Kids' eyes at risk from lasers

Dr William Cunningham is a specialist eye surgeon at Eye Institute in Auckland.

Education needed to stop laser pointer injuries sabotaging kids' future careers, surgeon says.

Sex and the City author banned video

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has a new book, Is There Still Sex in the City?

Creator Candace Bushnell couldn't help but wonder why Instagram censored her.

Which MacBook is best? video

The MacBook Air is a good option for most people.

Apple's updated its line-up. Here's what you need to know.

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FaceApp raises privacy concerns

Chef Gordon Ramsay tries the FaceApp - adding a few decades to his age.

Gordon Ramsey, Drake and other celebrities have tried the fun app, but concerns are raised as to how the photos are used beyond it.

Musk's man to machine mission 'impossible'

The billionaire's plans to implant chips into human brains finds a sceptical audience among scientists.

Thumbs up on emojis at work video

How to watch RWC 2019 online

gadgets

Kids' eyes at risk from lasers

Dr William Cunningham is a specialist eye surgeon at Eye Institute in Auckland.

Education needed to stop laser pointer injuries sabotaging kids' future careers, surgeon says.

Which MacBook is best? video

The MacBook Air is a good option for most people.

Apple's updated its line-up. Here's what you need to know.

Huawei boosts handsets

Huawei's operating EMUi operating system has a new update that's available now.

Huawei is rolling out an update to handsets available on the market.

Samsung fixes folding phone video

Samsung is believed to be ready to relaunch the Galaxy Fold.

World's biggest smartphone-maker shrugs off embarrassing failures.

Games

Games 'encouraging' teen gambling

Research has found a link between loot boxes in popular video games and problem gambling.

Experts want games to have warning labels as study finds link between "loot boxes" and problem gambling.

When it's your game at E3

Anthony Tan's game Way to the Woods was showcased in front of a massive global audience at Microsoft's event.

This 20-year-old developer's 'little deer game' was shown on the biggest screen at gaming's biggest show.

The 10 best bits from E3 video

A sequel to Nintendo's classic Switch game is Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

California's biggest gaming summit delivered dancing pandas, giant Lego sports cars, celebs and a fair few video game surprises.

Nintendo's big E3 announcements video

Fans of Zelda and '90s-era Nintendo games have a lot to look forward to on the Switch in the coming months.

The 90s are coming back to Nintendo, and there's a sequel to the biggest game on the Switch - Zelda.

social networking

TikTok is where kids escape adults video

The Tik Tok application became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018.

In order to reach younger audiences, TikTok aims to get past the ultimate internet gatekeepers: parents.

Facebook's big diversity push

Facebook's number of women in the workplace has only risen from 36.3 per cent to 36.9 per cent in the last year.

Facebook has ambitious plans for its workforce to include more women, ethnic diversity and people with disabilities within the next five years.

Twitter's hate speech crackdown

Twitter is once again cracking down on hateful speech on social media.

Twitter joins Facebook and YouTube with latest rule change, in latest bid to tackle hateful conduct against religious groups.

Facebook fights fake news about itself

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is intertwined with Facebook's image.

Secret projects and data polls help the social media giant track rumours and public sentiment, and respond to it.

apps

Phone app as contraception video

Natural Cycles is a fertility tracking app and so-called "digital contraception".

More women are quitting the pill and instead relying on fertility tracking apps as birth control. But doctors are concerned about effectiveness.

Delegate unwanted tasks

The start-up has attracted more than 10 thousand users in its first 4 months of operation.

Got a job you don’t want to do? There’s an app for that.

Facebook coin 'long way from launch' video

Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said Wednesday that the company's planned cryptocurrency coin is a ...

Concerns have already been raised by regulators about Facebook's proposed money plans.

App finds clothes in photos

Amazon unveiled StyleSnap on Wednesday, a new AI feature in its app that allows customers to upload a photograph or a ...

Amazon launches app that will look for clothes from any photo you upload - and sell them to you.

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FaceApp raises privacy concerns

Gordon Ramsey, Drake and other celebrities have tried the fun app, but concerns are raised as to how the photos are used beyond it.

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