What I learned from a drone crash

The Karma drone costs $1949 which includes a Hero5 camera and a removable gimbal.

This is a warning to aspiring drone owners - trust in the tech and don't be impatient.

Appreciating the iPhone's genius

Former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs holds the original iPhone.

Ten years after the introduction of Apple's iPhone it's worth stepping back to see what we have learned.

How AI takes on ransomware

Ransomware isn't necessary trickier or more dangerous than other malware that sneaks onto your computer, but it can be ...

With this week's ransomware attack, only two of about 60 security services tested caught it.

Sensor desks watch you work

If the sensors show you're at your desk for only three hours a day, why do you need that desk?

Say goodbye to your last shred of dignity in the modern open office workplace.

Google shuts down Gchat

Google won't share Gchat data, but there are now 1.2 billion people with Gmail accounts - so maybe, until this week, ...

Gchat was like passing notes in class, but at the speed of light, and by using the same motions that looked like actual work.

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Games dream mastered

UCOL student Anirudh Cheruvu showing Hui-Chun Chuang how to play his latest game, Eternal Vengeance, at a demo session ...

Two years of kung fu and space travel fantasies have paid off for a game designer.

Airbnb scam leaves fans cold

Murray said it was his first time using the Airbnb app.

Lions fans arrive in Wellington to find their Airbnb is actually the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Stopping Pokemon Go cheaters

Pokemon Go cheaters will now face uncertain consequences.

Players caught cheating will apparently find their Pokemon behaving unexpectedly.

Machines make light work

Laboratory operations manager Kevin Tebbutt and service manager Don Mikkelsen in Middlemore Hospital's new $13 million ...

It deals with about 1500 specimens a day and thanks to a $13 million upgrade, Middlemore Hospital's laboratory is now more efficient.

Kiwi Wilderkid to star in Deadpool 2

Deadpool and Hunt For The Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison stare off into their beautiful future together.

Julian Dennison (aka bad egg Ricky Baker) is set for Marvel's mega-hit sequel.

Cyberattack clogs world ports

After the WannaCry outbreak earlier this year, ransomware is becoming a routine risk for businesses around the world.

No kill switch for latest cyberattack, which leaves companies struggling to retake control of their networks.

Cyber attack affects Auckland port

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Ports of Auckland container terminal

Ports of Auckland says a ransomware attack on shipping giant Maersk is starting to impact its operations.

Dating site warning

Dating website Private Event charges a $50 yearly subscription fee, as well as a booking fee for each event attended.

Ex-owner of company which owes customers thousands of dollars now runs dating site.

Ransomware: What we know so far

Cert NZ has advised any victims of the latest huge ransomware attack not to pay.

NZ appears to have got off lightly from global attack, which expert says could affect any Windows computer.

Getting girls into ICT

One of the many mentors, Amber Johnson shows Canterbury schoolgirls what her job as part of the Ara IT department entails.

"Those boys they play with that they think are real idiots... they run companies and get better jobs than them."

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Dating site warning

Dating website Private Event charges a $50 yearly subscription fee, as well as a booking fee for each event attended.

Ex-owner of company which owes customers thousands of dollars now runs dating site.

Huge cyber attack hits

New global attack strikes major infrastructure and companies in Europe, US as well as local arms of international companies in Australia.

'Oh, I wish I knew how to use a computer'

EU fines Google record $3.55 billion video

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Smartphones make you dumber

Research shows the mere presence of one's smartphone has a measurable impact on an individual's available cognitive capacity.

Though our phones are getting smarter, new research suggests they're actually making us dumber.

iPhone 8 sales tipped to soar

Demand for the new iPhone could vault Apple to the top-selling spot of smartphone sellers worldwide.

Analysts are expecting record-setting sales, dwarfing the success of the wildly popular iPhone 6.

Choosing the perfect camera

The Panasonic G85 is a lot of camera for the price.

I was leaning toward a mirrorless model, something smaller than a traditional DSLR.

iPhone screen fixes get easier

Apple is putting its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone glass in 25 countries.

Apple is putting its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone glass in 25 countries.

Games

Doom creator sells original game disks

Doom II: Hell On Earth was first released in 1994.

Set of floppy disks for the classic videogame Doom II fetches more than $4000.

Stopping Pokemon Go cheaters

Pokemon Go cheaters will now face uncertain consequences.

Players caught cheating will apparently find their Pokemon behaving unexpectedly.

The game two decades in the making

The game is included in Nintendo's new mini SNES.

Think the wait for the next Game of Thrones season or the next Avengers film is bad? Be glad you're not waiting 22 years.

NZ bans Japanese fetish game

Criminal Girls: Invite Only has been banned by New Zealand's censorship office.

Whipping teenage girls? Censor says no.

social networking

Facebook wants you in a group

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring more meaning to users by shepherding them into online groups that bring ...

At Facebook, mere "sharing'' is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

Why Twitter redesign was mocked

A lot of the mocking about the redesign was based changing users' profile images from square-shaped to round.

Twitter users immediately responded by tweeting jokes and memes critical of the changes.

Facebook bug exposed moderators

A Guardian report says more than 1000 people, which Facebook calls moderators, were affected.

A security hole in its software may have exposed the identities of its online monitors to suspected terrorist groups.

Naked pics not OK on LinkedIn video

The woman said she was shocked after receiving the photo, but didn't know how to block him on the LinkedIn app.

Tinder is for dating. Facebook is for friends. LinkedIn is for ... well, it depends who you ask.

apps

Pandora shuts down in NZ

Pandora faces tough competition from Apple Music and Spotify.

The news came just hours after the music streaming service announced that its chief executive will step down.

The best (and worst) of iOS 11

On the iPhone, there's also a new, slimmer keyboard that's designed to be used with one hand more easily.

Apple's new mobile operating system makes both the iPad and iPhone simpler to use and more productive.

Kiwi app backed by stars video

Actor Ashton Kutcher is one of many investors in Wellington company 8i.

Wellington tech firm launches new app supported by Ashton Kutcher and Madonna's manager Guy Oseary.

How to stop Snapchat stalking you video

Snap Map has been criticised for being invasive and a potential privacy concern.

A new map feature lets your friends see exactly where you are. Too creepy? Here's how to turn it off.

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Huge cyber attack hits

New global attack strikes major infrastructure and companies in Europe, US as well as local arms of international companies in Australia.

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