Drones seek out invaders

Drones have been deployed to capture trespassers at the Defence Force's weapons range in South Head.

Intruders are causing repeated disruptions to military operations in Auckland.

Samsung, Google take on Apple

Google's ARCore software development kit will now allow third parties to create AR apps on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Samsung is fighting to claw back Apple's head start in augmented reality by partnering with Google.

Review: Moto X4 smartphone

The X4 ($799) is the first smartphone in New Zealand to run Android One.

The X4 ($799) is the first smartphone in New Zealand to run Android One.

Travel shop with a difference

VisitScotland has launched world's first Instagram Travel Agency.

Scotland aims to lure tourists with the world's first Instagram Travel Agency.

Software is so disappointing

Apps such as Uber are not as accurate as you'd expect them to be.

Software was supposed to be brilliant, liberating, and fun. Instead, it's pretty terrible.

No more "creep shots"

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has promised harsher penalties for hate speech and unwanted sexual advances on Twitter.

New rules for unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, tweets that glorify violence and "creep shots".

Google app controls kids' devices

It may be tempting use Family Link to assert total control, but that's not the best way to teach your child about tech.

Imagine being able to use an app on your phone to turn your kid's device when they ignore your plea to turn it off.

Google pulls calorie feature

The Google Maps feature, which was experimental, was never publicly announced.

Google Maps showed users how many calories they could burn if they walked instead of driving.

Can a watch replace a phone?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (3G) costs $699.

New smartwatches offer 3G cellular support so you don't need to carry your phone with you.

A butler for your holiday snaps

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Make Linda from Accounts super jealous as this hotel offers "world's first Instagram Butler".

Latest Windows update arrives

Windows 10 is running on more than 500 million devices each month.

The latest version of Windows 10 improved photo editing, security and makes it easier to contact friends.

Microsoft releases new laptops

Microsoft is not going for the entire laptop market with its two new Surface Book laptops. It's only going for the ...

Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro.

Review: Google's new phone

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be hard to find in New Zealand.

The Pixel 2 proves how good Google has got at hardware, bolstered by artificial intelligence.

Reality of working at Google

Google's low-level HR employees are barraged by higher-ups about Passion! and how we are Changing People's Lives!

Working at the tech giant is a special type of hell ruled by the tyranny of positivity.

Self and singularity

Will humans be the ones being patted in the zoo by 2045?

OPINION: Once we've created a self-conscious machine with the power to reproduce, will it want us around anymore?

3-D tech to disrupt industries video

3-D printers and scanners will transform and disrupt a range of industries once they become widely accepted. A new ...

And we thought online shopping was the retail revolution of our time.

Tech revenue tops $10b

Technology Investment Network managing director Greg Shanahan says it has been a defining year for New Zealand's highest ...

New Zealand's technology industry is earning the most it ever has.

Facebook hack shut down

A "hack" or phisching scam which has snowballed across New Zealand Facebook accounts is no longer active, Facebook says.

Phishing scam targeting Kiwi users' passwords is no longer active, Facebook says.

Mother's phone scam taxi ride

Dimpi Nirmal, left and husband Vineet have $1900 worth of iTunes vouchers as a reminder of the phone scam.

They hacked her husband's phone, threatened his life then ordered her a taxi to an iTunes store.

Huawei unveils Mate 10 phones

The Huawei Mate 10, left, and Mate 10 Pro smartphones.

Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone that has several artificial intelligence features.

Major flaw threatens wi-fi

Cisco, Intel and Samsung were among the companies whose products were affected but have since updated their devices.

Spark warns NZ customers about a new vulnerability affecting nearly every modern, protected wi-fi network.

Robot driver won't hear your rage

A Chevrolet Bolt with AV Technology.

Most drivers fudge traffic laws a bit but self-driving cars don't drive like humans and that's causing issues.

Tide turns against tech giants

Facebook ran political ads linked to Russia leading up to the US election.

The no-holds barred run of tech giants may be coming to an end as governments and consumers push back.

iPhone 7 sales get a boost

The iPhone 7 just got a price cut, which works for people opting to pass on paying more for the new iPhone 8.

They iPhone 8 line isn't flying off shelves as consumers aren't upgrading to the latest phone as frequently as they have in the past.

Spying assistants don't worry me

Apple's HomePod smart speaker will go on sale later this year.

I have no less than 15 virtual assistants in my home but I'm not worried if Silicon Valley is listening in.

Facebook hack spreads

Kiwi Facebook users have been caught out by dodgy messages that are spreading like wildfire.

Victims of a mass phishing scam should check all their passwords, Netsafe says.

Eat fresh, buy local

Tanya Mercer (Roebuck Farm), Helen Flitcroft (Cook Learn Love), Jeffrey Fong (HokoLoko), Jared Wilson (Egmont Seafood), ...

It's a farmers' market but there's no need for cash in hand.

Meet a man with 200,000 Lego-bricks

Colin Doyle estimated around 4000 Lego bricks were used in creating his moon base.

And you thought dealing with your children's Lego collection was a nightmare.

Vodafone launches internet TV

Vodafone and Sky TV team up.

Service brings Sky, free to air and Netflix together without needing a satellite dish.

Twitter: From banal to brutal

Twitter no longer about personal experience, it typically only engages with the world when provoked.

The social network is no longer about personal experience, it's more like a war zone.

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