Marketing taps into 90s nostalgia

Nokia 3310 was re-released last year, and the company is re-launching another phone in coming months.

The iconic brands of the 1990s are using nostalgia in a bid to stay relevant.

New Zealand's worst troll?

Congasm, seen here in a video he published online, obscures his true identity and is subject of a Californian defamation ...

In rambling videos, he "targets" vegans and drinks NZ beer. A landmark US case may expose him.

Where are the drones?

A Flirtey drone. Flirtey has a partnership with Domino's Pizza but progress on drone-delivered pizzas is slow.

CAA yet to approve any long distance drone flights in test zone set aside for trials last year.

Is Facebook committed to change?

Despite the talk, there are pessimistic conclusions about Facebook's commitment to change.

The shelter given to a site that has help promote baseless theories has come under closer scrutiny.

A guide to buying a Chromebook

The key difference between Chromebooks and other laptops is that they are designed to be used primarily while connected ...

They're cheaper and easy to use - but is this the right laptop for you?

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No wi-fi for city buses

Ten electric double-deckers were launched at Parliament   ahead of the long-awaited new network rollout  on Sunday, July 15.

Cities in the UK, Australia and Europe have buses with free wi-fi - but not Wellington.

Trade Me seller fined

Commerce Commission head of consumer and competition Antonia Horrocks says online traders must declare their status to ...

The Commerce Commission warns online sellers failing to disclose 'in trade' status

Businesses tackle climate change video

Sixty Kiwi businesses are responsible for about half the country's emissions.

Sixty Kiwi businesses are responsible for about half the country's emissions.

Musk fires back at mini-sub criticism video

Elon Musk has dismissed criticism of his mini-submarine as "not practical".

Billionaire says he was urged to keep making mini-sub for Thai cave rescue, dismissing claim it was "not practical".

'Digital detox' holidays on the rise video

Digital-free tourism - where internet and mobile signals are either absent or digital technology controlled.

"Black hole" resorts have become luxury vacation choices in the UK and US.

How they got rid of nuisance calls video

Cecilie and Graham Dyer are no longer stressed about answering their phone.

Dozens of calls were becoming unbearable for this Nelson couple in their 80s. Then hi-tech salvation arrived.

#NeymarChallenge

Neymar's diving antics in Russia have sparked a new social media game.

Want to hit the deck and roll around like Neymar? Try the latest social media challenge.

How computers 'see' faces video

Phones can now be unlocked with face ID.

We can unlock phones at a glance, but just how does the technology work?

Connect to newborn or followers?

Felicity Farrell and her 8 month old baby, Jackson, photographed at their home in West Auckland. Felicity was able to ...

Researchers are looking into the role social media plays in the 'golden hour' immediately following child birth.

How to buy a router

In theory, if you have fibre (ultra-fast broadband) you don't need a modem, just a router.

Having the best possible wi-fi connection in your home is vital as we spend increasing amounts of time online.

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Cashing in on online trolling video

Online trolls are "highly intelligent characters who know how to look after themselves and operate within but on the ...

From taunting animal activists to making money - inside the world of online trolling.

How computers 'see' faces video

We can unlock phones at a glance, but just how does the technology work?

Hackers get to Waikato information

Ticketmaster warns of data breach

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Surveying work suited to drones

Surveyor John Macfarlane takes a drone for a test flight.

Land surveyors no longer have to put their bodies on the line for work with the help of technology.

IBM pits computer against humans

Dr Noam Slonim, principal investigator, stands with the IBM Project Debater before a debate between the computer and two ...

IBM computer debates two humans in first public display of its new AI technology.

Human drone no more

Colin Aitchison uses a drone to complete surveying work.

Now he's flying drones over vineyards to spot stressed-out grapes. And it's paying off.

Man uses Google assistant to fire gun

Google was quick to point out that the weapon isn't being fired by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence.

US artist and roboticist adapts a Google Home smart speaker to command a device to fire a pellet gun.

Games

Dungeon master ignites imaginations

Dungeon master Jonty Roughan has been "consumed" by his love of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

Pen, paper and a set of dice are the weapons of choice for this warrior of imagination out to dominate the South Island.

Xbox exec on the future of gaming video

Xbox head of marketing Mike Nichols at Microsoft's E3 briefing in Los Angeles

The Xbox is the world's most powerful console, but it's losing the sales battle - can the PlayStation be dethroned?

Spider-Man swings on to PS4 video

Peter Parker's day job is a photographer, so it stands to reason that this game is guaranteed to have a pretty awesome ...

At E3, Stuff sat down for a hands-on preview of what looks set to be the one of the biggest games of the year.

'Gaming should be for everyone' video

Microsoft learning specialist Solomon Romney, right, who was born without fingers on his left hand, puts the Xbox ...

At E3, Xbox unveiled an innovative new controller designed to put disabled gamers on a level playing field.

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#NeymarChallenge

Neymar's diving antics in Russia have sparked a new social media game.

Want to hit the deck and roll around like Neymar? Try the latest social media challenge.

Connect to newborn or followers?

Felicity Farrell and her 8 month old baby, Jackson, photographed at their home in West Auckland. Felicity was able to ...

Researchers are looking into the role social media plays in the 'golden hour' immediately following child birth.

Dark side to influencer ads

Unilever announced that it would not work with influencers who buy followers and said that its brands would never buy ...

Looking to boost consumer trust, the company Unilever also won't use advertising that relies on 'influencers' who buy followers.

An app to cure phone addiction

Kevin Holesh works in the RV where he and his wife live full-time as they travel the country. An app he created several ...

Rebel smartphone developers are using fire to fight fire - creating apps that try to put users back in control.

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Instagram launches video app

Kim Kardashian reveals the first photo of Chicago West.

Instagram, the go-to for people showing their best selves, hopes video will lure younger viewers.

Help at your fingertips

Akerei Maresala-Thomson spent the past decade developing MyRivr, a social services app to help people easily access ...

His friends 'risked everything' to help support his dream, but a former gang member and police officer knows it has paid off.

An app to cure phone addiction

Kevin Holesh works in the RV where he and his wife live full-time as they travel the country. An app he created several ...

Rebel smartphone developers are using fire to fight fire - creating apps that try to put users back in control.

Ford's cycling 'smart jacket' video

Ford's cycling 'smart jacket' is hoping to cut down the amount of accidents on the roads.

With sleeves that light up and an app that buzzes riders' arms, Ford has decided to give cyclists a chance to keep their eyes on the road at all times.

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Cashing in on online trolling

From taunting animal activists to making money - inside the world of online trolling.

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