Time to put the foot down

Mike O'Donnell: "If we lose our focus for a moment, there's no doubt that a bunch of other countries will shoot past."

OPINION: New Zealand can't rest on its laurels when it comes to digital technology, Mike O'Donnell writes.

What's a podcast?

Martin van Beynen spent years re-investigating the Bain family murders for the Black Hands podcast.

They're popular, they're usually free, and they're fun.

Labour calls in foreign aid

Michael Greenhough and David Burch are staying with New Plymouth Labour candidate Corie Haddock and said they are ...

Two overseas students have been brought in by Labour to help whip the party's campaign into shape.

Tunnel vision: 350km in 29 mins video

Journalists and guests look over tubes following a propulsion open-air test at Hyperloop One in North Las Vegas.

Transport pioneer Elon Musk gets "verbal approval" for radical underground hyperloop system.

Apple fixes wi-fi flaw video

If you have an Apple phone, download the latest iOS update now.

A software update to iOS and macOS should be downloaded right now.

Woebot, the chatbot therapist

Woebot is always ready to talk.

The app asks for a list of user's strengths, remembers responses, and offers encouragement.

Apple will be very wrong again video

Sales of the iPhone 6 models surpassed even optimistic predictions, but what it sales of its next set of phone be like?

OPINION: It's the silly season for financial predictions about Apple Inc. With history as our guide, it is folly to place much faith in them?

Inside a crippled nuclear plant

This image captured by the underwater robot shows a part of a control rod drive of Unit 3 at Fukushima No.1 nuclear ...

Robot swims through radiation that could kill humans instantly to capture images of damaged Japanese nuclear plant.

Roller coaster too realistic for some video

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Pandora - The World of Avatar opened on May 27.

A woman passed out on Disney's new multi-sensory ride, designed by Weta.

Steve Jobs: The opera

Fittingly, the music for the Steve Jobs opera was written on Apple computers (file photo).

The man who revolutionised the mobile phone has been the subject of a book and film. Now there's an opera.

Putting a spark in social networking video

Amazon Spark similar to Pinterest, but is aimed at getting users to spend more money on Amazon.

Amazon's new social network is a little bit Pinterest and little bit Instagram, and its aim is to get users to spend more money.

Screen-time not the bogeyman

Screen time isn't always a waste of time, research out of the UK suggests.

Received parenting wisdom says screens are bad - now experts argue it can actually benefit kids.

Not all in-car tech is Apple or Android

Every car's cabin is different, but an Apple CarPlay display will always look pretty much like this.

It seems carmakers can't afford to to ignore Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But one small group is going to try.

Employees trained by app

Screenshot from the interactive game that show new employees at a Philadelphia restaurant what to do on the job.

3D animation and an interactive game show new employees how do their jobs.

Thumbprint instead of PINs video

No need to remember you PIN when you can just use your thumbprint.

Can't remember you personal identification number? No problem, just whip out your thumb.

What holiday photos really mean

No one who's genuinely having a great time is taking photos and posting them online.

OPINION: No one who's genuinely having a great time is taking photos and posting them online.

Facebook ponders news paywall

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on the company's website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, ...

The social network could soon start making you pay for your news.

Council's $19m IT project on hold

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Wellington council's software system in disarray as auditors raise concerns.

From law firm to legal startup

After selling Dennis King Law, Claudia King will be able to focus on creating online legal software.

Suits and jackets are being swapped for t-shirts and jeans at this New Plymouth law firm.

Kiwi kids v rockets video

Who needs forecasters, futurologists and market tipsters? This panel of little geniuses know where the world's going – and they have a plan or two.

Putting words in Obama's mouth video

Former US President Barack Obama is quite the orator.

There's fake news and fake photos. And now there is a fake presidential speech thanks to new editing technology.

Too smart for their own good?

If you've ever wanted emojis burned into your morning toast, there's an App for that.

Introducing a toaster that's a dot-matrix printer, a vibrating fork for fast eaters and a mattress which detects ''unusual activity''.

Samsung to manufacture iPhone chips again

A Korean paper is reporting that the two companies will work together again next year.

​After a five-year hiatus, Samsung Electronics will return to manufacturing chips for Apple's new iPhone in 2018, according to a report from the Korea Herald.

Do you text in the bathroom?

No this isn't a bathroom - do you know how hard it is to find those pictures?

Your smartphone might carry more germs than your toilet.

Google Home, WiFi smart gadgets launch in Australia

Google Home is displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in 2016.

But still no word on when Kiwis can get their hands on them.

Remember Google Glass? It's back

Sergey Brin, CEO and co-founder of Google, wears a Google Glass during a product demonstration during Google I/O 2012.

And it's embracing the less glamorous but arguably more practical uses.

Duped by fake photos video

The original photo on the left was used in a study of whether people can tell if a picture has been manipulated. In the ...

Doctored images fill social media feeds. Unfortunately we're not good at spotting what's real and what's not.

Wanaka teens learn to hack at Cyber Challenge

Mt Aspiring College year 13 students Tristin Weastell, Sean Dickey and Samuel Sandri were second at the 2017 NZ Cyber ...

Novice computer hackers surprise themselves with second place in national computer security competition.

Whiz kids making robots video

Mustafa Booth, 10, and Aditya Goel, 11, with some of the robots.

While some children are chilling out these school holidays, others are creating robots.

Millennials and KiwiSaver video

Anuja Nadkarni takes us on her money journey.

Retirement isn't the first thing we think about when we're burdened with student loans.

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