Bye bye nano and shuffle video

Steve Jobs stands in front of images of the iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod touch in 2010.

After years of being outsold by the iPhone, the venerable iPod has taken a big step toward oblivion.

The price of 'progress'

Parents pay attention to their cellphones, not their kids.

OPINION: Some people fret about climate change. I worry about the threat posed to humanity by technology.

Kiwis get free antivirus software

Kaspersky said the free version was not intended to replace the paid versions of its antivirus software.

Kaspersky Lab has announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe.

Is it a TV or a picture?

In "art mode", the Frame displays pictures from a range of 100 pieces of digital art or your own images.

Samsung's new television which looks like a picture frame is now available in New Zealand.

Improve your Windows privacy

Microsoft is attempting to be more transparent with its privacy settings.

You can decide just how much of your information Windows 10 tracks and shares.

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Power to the people

Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest shows off the newest addition to the company fleet, an all-electric ...

A lines company is letting residents take a spin in its new electric car.

GCSB checking North Korean cyber links

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill. Economic spies are checking if North Korean interests are ...

Electronic spooks investigating whether secretive nation is using Kiwi computer servers as a backdoor route into the internet.

Where to eat, work, bathe in space video

Peek inside the cramped, chaotic and dizzying homes of humans not anchored to Earth.

Peek inside the cramped, chaotic and dizzying homes of humans not anchored to Earth.

Cheaper, wireless Oculus coming

Facebook's new VR handset will ship in 2018 so will miss this year's holiday shopping season.

Facebook is taking another stab at turning its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset into a mass-market phenomenon.

$5b bitcoin laundering arrest video

Alexander Vinnik

Man suspected of being behind a major criminal operation caught after a tip-off in a small Greek village.

Glove translates sign language

Researchers outfitted a golf glove with the electronics needed to track a signing hand.

Researchers outfitted a golf glove with the electronics needed to track a signing hand.

Dotcom 'leaving Auckland'

Kim Dotcom has hinted at a move to Queenstown following the release of some of his assets.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says Queenstown offers a spy-free haven for his children as some previously frozen assets released.

Do I let my boss microchip me?

Implanting employees still sounds like an idea out of science fiction.

Implanting employees still sounds like an idea out of science fiction.

Geek fight! Musk v Zuckerberg

Elon Musk: "His understanding of the subject is limited."

Elon Musk insulted rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg over whether robots will become smart enough to kill their human creators.

People using Google+ love it

Google+ was Google's largely failed attempt to answer the rise of Facebook and Twitter.

​Google+ has topped a list evaluating how users feel about social media companies. Pinterest came second.

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Glove translates sign language

Researchers outfitted a golf glove with the electronics needed to track a signing hand.

Researchers outfitted a golf glove with the electronics needed to track a signing hand.

Do I let my boss microchip me?

Implanting employees still sounds like an idea out of science fiction.

Geek fight! Musk v Zuckerberg

Adobe to pull plug on Flash

gadgets

Student creates third thumb video

The thumb sits below the little finger, opposite its natural counterpart, and straps on a like a watch.

The thumb sits below the little finger, opposite its natural counterpart, and straps on a like a watch.

Review: Vodafone's budget phones

The Vodafone Smart V8 (left and centre) costs $349 while the Smart N8 costs $199.

Budget phones have come a long way in a short amount of time.

Don't close apps to save battery

Former Apple technician Kyle Richter: "The very process of quitting an app will use up a measurable amount of battery life."

Closing unused apps on your iPhone won't improve its battery life - in fact, it may deplete it more.

Security robot drowns in fountain

The security robot met a sad end in Washington DC.

Watery death of US security robot seized upon by internet as metaphor for our times.

Games

A Nazi walks into a milk bar... video

Pictured: man fighting giant Nazi mech.

Upcoming blockbuster game reveals a particularly tense encounter, involving a Nazi and a milkshake.

Dad builds his girl a killer robot

Amanda Carambat's dad just built her the ultimate cosplay suit.

Doting American father arms his video game loving daughter with her very own robot.

Review: Death Squared video

Death Squared

This Aussie-designed puzzler is a slick and stylish game that's right at home on the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon No-Go

The world's first Pokemon Go Fest was not as happy-looking a place as this.

The crowd turns ugly at world's first Pokemon Go Fest in the US.

social networking

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.

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.

The dark side of Snapchat

Hayley Sloane, 14, is speaking out after an anonymous page on social media mocked teenagers in Marlborough.

Hayley Sloane, 14, thought she was sharing a playful image with her friends using a Snapchat filter, but it was maliciously twisted.

Which Facebook user are you?

Researchers acknowledge that most of us will relate to characteristics from more than one category.

Researchers have identified four clear categories - and they'll have you nodding away in recognition.

apps

Fan support saves Microsoft Paint

Paint allowed users to dream of being the digital Leonardo da Vinci by using their computer's mouse as the brush.

After an outcry of longtime aspiring digital artists, Microsoft said it would not discontinue the classic program.

Microsoft to kill Paint program

Paint allowed users to dream of being the digital Leonardo da Vinci by using their computer's mouse as the brush.

Paint was Microsoft's original Windows 1.0 program when the company launched in 1985.

iPhone app helps the blind see

The app can recognise and locate the faces of people you're with, as well as identify facial characteristics and  emotions.

The new app from Microsoft, which relies on the iPhone camera, is now available in New Zealand.

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.

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Review: Death Squared

This Aussie-designed puzzler is a slick and stylish game that's right at home on the Nintendo Switch.

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