Can Spark fix Lightbox’s tech in time?

'A really exciting opportunity' – TVNZ and Spark to bring 2019 Rugby World Cup live and free to air to NZ audiences

OPINION: Spark may need a major rebrand if its vaunted Rugby World Cup app doesn't remotely deliver come 2019.

YouTube: Problem videos caught

In December, Google said it was hiring 10,000 people in 2018 to address policy violations across its platforms.

Most videos removed from YouTube were detected by machines instead of humans.

Google parent's record profit video

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Google, which dominates online advertising, continues to thrive amid growing threats.

New eftpos to cut card fees

A recent report by Retail NZ showed that Kiwis paid on average twice as much as Australian retailers do, and between ...

Why is NZ one of the most expensive places in the world for electronic transactions?

Scam prevention code takes shape

Spark says the most effective weapon against scams is still a vigilant public.

Spark is joining industry efforts to jointly prevent scamming cases.

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How Facebook battles bullies video

Villa Maria student Chelsea O’Byrne, 13, died in August last year.

Chelsea O'Byrne was bullied on Facebook. So how does the social network police its own platform?

Scam numbers, losses rise

Cyber crime alone is estimated to cost the country between $250m and $400m a year.

It it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, so lose the hang ups and hang up on scammers.

New rules for Kiwi FB users

Facebook Ireland provides New Zealand's Facebook service.

New Zealanders among 1.5b Facebook users to no longer be governed by European rules, reports say.

An app for saving strangers video

Wellington Free Ambulance relationship and development manager Vanessa Simpson shows off the GoodSam app.

If you know CPR and want to be a hero, there's now an app for that.

God of War: A modern masterpiece

God of War.

It's not just the game of the year so far, it's arguably the best game of its generation - and we have a copy to give away.

Wi-fi versus hot water

More than half of millennials nationwide aged 18-24 ranked wi-fi as a greater essential than a hot shower.

CEOs are better off having a cold shower, if it means they can keep the internet to run their businesses.

Most popular domain names

There are over 500,000 active registrations of second-level domains under the .co.nz domain name.

The .co.nz domain name is streaks ahead of the rest in NZ, but what about .geek.nz?.

Amazon Prime success 'mind-boggling' video

The scope of Prime's success stunned even the most optimistic of analysts.

The stunning size of Amazon Prime's membership shows how big its kingdom has become.

Police eye up smarter cameras

Police hope to use "advanced facial recognition technology" though CCTV cameras.

Cops look to upgrade their CCTV surveillance technology, sparking calls for a privacy debate.

Confessions of a tech cheerleader

Social media may well be making many of us unhappy, jealous and - paradoxically - antisocial.

OPINION: Four years ago, I told the world how social media would change our lives for the better. Ah, no.

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Google looks to replace texting

Google has struggled to create its own competitive chat app.

The tech giant is rolling out a new chat service to target WhatsApp and Messenger.

Wi-fi versus hot water

CEOs are better off having a cold shower, if it means they can keep the internet to run their businesses.

Amazon Prime success 'mind-boggling' video

Police eye up smarter cameras

gadgets

Commodore's 80's classic reborn video

Commodore C64

REVIEW: THEC64 Mini looks the part, even if there's no miniature tape deck to go with it.

A beacon to save hunters' bacon video

Justin McCabe's Roar Beacon is designed to increase a hunter's situational awareness.

Hunter develops product to stop people getting shot by their mates in the bush.

Flip phone now protest statement video

In an age where everyone seems glued to their smartphone, the flip phone is turning into a statement of protest and ...

Relics of the 1990s are dismissed as a hipster affectation, but are making a comeback.

IPhone could go touchless video

The projects may make Apple's key product stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

New features could let users perform some tasks by moving their finger close to the screen without tapping it.

Games

God of War: A modern masterpiece

God of War.

It's not just the game of the year so far, it's arguably the best game of its generation - and we have a copy to give away.

Top gamer's records stripped video

Gamer Billy Mitchell released a statement to address the ruling that stripped him of his high scores.

Billy Mitchell stripped of high scores in scandal that's rocked the old-school video gaming world.

BurnOut Paradise Remastered: PS4 Review

Burnout Paradise Remastered gives you a need for speed.

Sometimes a gaming blast from the past is all you need in a modern day world.

Far Cry 5: A cult hit video

Far Cry 5

Battling a group of fanatical religious misfits in the Oregon backwoods is fun but strangely lacking in social commentary.

social networking

New rules for Kiwi FB users

Facebook Ireland provides New Zealand's Facebook service.

New Zealanders among 1.5b Facebook users to no longer be governed by European rules, reports say.

Why I've rejoined Facebook

Zuckerberg adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a congressional hearing.

OPINION: When everyone from Cher to Steve Wozniak to the Privacy Commissioner is deleting Facebook, Alison Mau is back again. She explains why.

Generation gap becomes a chasm as Zuckerberg testifies

SATIRE: A dubious transcript of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appearing before the US Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees.

How food firms target Kiwi kids

Social media adds to the weight of positive messages around unhealthy food that bombard children.

Research shows two-thirds of all social media posts by food companies featured unhealthy products.

apps

An app for saving strangers video

Wellington Free Ambulance relationship and development manager Vanessa Simpson shows off the GoodSam app.

If you know CPR and want to be a hero, there's now an app for that.

Facebook to continue recording calls

Facebook will continue to monitor call and text metadata of Android users who have allowed the social media app to ...

Fears call and text metadata could be used to profile recipients, even if they aren't on Facebook.

Digital directory for women launches video

YWCA's acting chief executive Kat Doughty says there was a "pressing need" for a directory specifically for women.

The 'W' directory aims to help and support New Zealand women by providing information on a range of topics.

Vector app struggles

Vector apologised for its app displaying out-of-date information.

Lines company issues apology after app fails users in wake of massive Auckland storm.

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Wellington under the waves

The virtual sea rises 6m. It creeps up to the Beehive's steps. Te Papa's under water.

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