Users can limit Facebook stalking

Facebook's new tool will probably shine a perhaps uncomfortable light on the sheer volume of data it amasses.

Facebook's new tool will likely shine an uncomfortable light on the sheer volume of data it amasses on users.

Don't open the PDF, warns MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is warning customers to be aware of a phishing scam.

Malicious software is downloaded via PDF file sent with email that looks like it comes from MBIE.

Ford launches eSport team video

Ford's Ranger Raptor features in the Forza Motorsport 7 video game on Xbox One.

Ford is getting into the billion dollar eSport arena with the launch of its first official eSports team.

Huawei accelerates innovation

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, explained the company's thoughts behind developing the new ...

SPONSORED: Huawei has revealed an entirely new operating system for mobile devices.

Five NZ tech stars to watch

Rocket Lab is among companies that have gone on to global success but trace their roots to innovative Kiwi founders.

From Xero to Rocket Lab, NZ punches above its weight with star tech companies.

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It's home tech time gallery

Netatmo rain gauge for Weather Station $169.99 from Noel Leeming.  HAPIfork food monitor approx $90 from Amazon. Varram ...

Smarten up at home with today’s groovy gadgets.

Would banning anonymity online work?

Lifting the curtain on anonymous social media behaviour is unlikely to stop bullying, internet safety experts warn.

"Monstrous" and "vicious" content online prompts calls to ban anonymity on social media.

Streaming war is hell

Later in the week when The Ashes was about to start, I had to reach for my debit card again as I added another $49.99 to ...

OPINION: I used to think we were all getting ripped off by Sky TV. Now I realise I never had it so good.

Open to 'catastrophic' hack

State-sponsored hacking and phishing scams are becoming increasingly common, according to figures from the GCSB.

Trade wars and state-sponsored cyber hackers are increasingly testing NZ's spy agencies.

Trapped family escapes from car

The dramatic car crash could have ended in tragedy - now the driver wants others to be more prepared.

Mum uses keyring rescue tool to free herself and two sons from crashed car, after it landed upside down in a stream.

The zero-fee currency card

Kiwis love to travel and we were charged a massive US$1b (NZ$1.55b) for using our cards abroad last year.

OPINION: Good news for travelling Kiwis. There's a way to avoid card fees while you're abroad.

The perils of a digital detox video

Tech-free travellers can experience withdrawal symptoms and feelings of anxiety and isolation, study shows.

Tech-free travellers can experience withdrawal symptoms and feelings of anxiety and isolation, study shows.

Uni launches esports arena

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News: Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Alister Jones helped to officially open ...

Waikato University has grabbed pole position in the race to embrace the billion-dollar esports industry.

Instagram deleted 'likes'

Instagram accidentally deleted likes on posts, the company has admitted.

Thanks to a bug, Instagram users found likes totally removed from their feed.

Capital One hacker's huge theft

A criminal complaint says software developer Paige Thompson stole 100 million credit card applications from Capital One.

A US software engineer is accused of stealing data from millions of customers.

digital living

Would banning anonymity online work?

Lifting the curtain on anonymous social media behaviour is unlikely to stop bullying, internet safety experts warn.

"Monstrous" and "vicious" content online prompts calls to ban anonymity on social media.

The zero-fee currency card

OPINION: Good news for travelling Kiwis. There's a way to avoid card fees while you're abroad.

The perils of a digital detox video

Tik Tok takes off

gadgets

Trapped family escapes from car

The dramatic car crash could have ended in tragedy - now the driver wants others to be more prepared.

Mum uses keyring rescue tool to free herself and two sons from crashed car, after it landed upside down in a stream.

Robotic love in the home video

So much for coming for our jobs - the robots have arrived and we're friends.

The domestic robots are here and we love them.

Should you buy the Note 10?

The phones aren't as big as they once were.

OPINION: You're looking at laptop-level specs in Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones.

How good can a $199 phone be?

The Nokia 2.2 will only cost New Zealand customers $199.

OPINION: Nokia 2.2 is cheap, but will you be cheerful?

Games

Kiwis who are paid to play

With six months, Lorien Gugich was earning enough from streaming to quit her job.

Being paid to play video games sounds like a dream. For some Kiwis, it's a reality. But there's more to it that just switching on a camera.

Kiwi star shining in Esports

Let’s Play Live c: Dota 2 professional Sam ‘Fury’ Johnson, left, led his team to a dominating win in the Let’s Play Live ...

When he picked up his first video game, 23-year-old Sam Johnson from Christchurch never anticipated a career in the gaming industry.

Monopoly is the worst game video

A game of Monopoly is almost always really long, the ending is painful and slow, there's very little skill involved and ...

OPINION: Somehow, it bores you to death and makes you want to fight your dad at the same time.

Gaming megastar Ninja's big move

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins became a video game superstar with Twitch, but he's now heading for a different platform.

Tyler Blevins, the "Michael Jordan of gaming" who has earned millions playing Fortnite, is taking his streams to Microsoft's Mixer.

social networking

Online vs real-life friendships video

Is picking and choosing friends online better than being mates with whoever you happen to live near?

OPINION: Is picking and choosing friends online better than being mates with whoever you happen to live near?

Facebook transcribing users' audio chats

Some Facebook Messenger users have been having their audio chats transcribed.

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from those using its services.

What is the number neighbour craze?

All the cool kids are texting their "number neighbour" - but what does that mean?

Is the number neighbour craze worth it?

The race for election clicks

The National Party is currently running a range of ads attacking Labour’s so-called ‘Car Tax’. These ads aren’t visible ...

It's worth watching what forces are influencing our democracy. National’s ad campaign might be interested in you in ways you aren't even aware of.

apps

Google Translate is imperfect magic video

The instant translation works best on stark, plain text, otherwise you might need to take a photo for processing.

Improvements to the app can make for Douglas Adams levels of instant translation, but it can't be relied upon all the time.

Running app reveals users' location

Fitness trackers should never share your details with Facebook friends, and certainly not strangers.

Strava has not only revealed the location of US military bases, but its users' homes and information.

Aus beat NZ to regulating tech

Facebook has been criticised for providing a platform where the Christchurch terror attacker could stream a live video.

Australia makes first move to regulate social media on hate speech and fakes news.

I gave up social media for a week

I deleted all social media apps on my phone to see what I could achieve in a week.

Day two was the hardest. 

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