TRUMP'S TRADE WAR TO KILL $1 YOGA PANTS

The latest casualty of President Donald Trump's trade war? One-dollar yoga pants.Trump's order that the US Postal Service withdraw...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's $40b estate: who gets a slice?

MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER PAUL ALLEN'S $40B ESTATE: WHO GETS A SLICE?

Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper.The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan - with real estate, art, sports teams...

 
 
 

SPARK'S 'PINK PIPES' HEAD THROUGH WHANGANUI

Teams of people are working across the wider Whanganui region to lay down the pink pipes that will carry tomorrow's data - and make...

LIFE BEFORE GOOGLE: LAWYER, ACADEMIC, JOURNALIST AND LIBRARIAN ON LIFE BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE SEARCH ENGINE GIANT

Believe it or not, there was life before that search engine unlocked the key to everything we needed to know - and plenty more we didn't.Google...

 
 
 

WATCH: THE HOT FUZZ MEETS BABY SHARK AS WAIKATO POLICE OFFICERS WOW KIDS

It might hurt your ears, but it could also melt your heart watching two of our toughest singing and dancing Baby Shark with Waikato...

WHANGANUI HOSPITAL TO OFFER FREE AND UNLIMITED WI-FI

Whanganui hospital is now offering free and unlimited Wi-Fi to patients. The District Health Board has announced the wi-fi it currently...

 
 
 

POLICE MINISTER STUART NASH FALLS VICTIM TO CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Police Minister Stuart Nash has fallen victim to credit card fraud - the day before giving a speech on cyber security.More than a thousand...

PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN SH2 CRASH AT MARAMARUA WAS MARRIED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER WITH YOUNG FAMILY

The pedestrian fatally hit by a car southeast of Auckland this week was married and had young children.Peter-John Raymond Lightfoot,...

 
 
 

CHORUS SUBBIE TELLS OF TOUGH LIFE ON THE FRONT LINE

Withheld payments, unexpected deductions and ultra-thin margins for Ultrafast Broadband installations are fact of life for Chorus subcontractors,...

PLANE AISLE POTTY TRAINING PARENT DIVIDES OPINION ON PASSENGER-SHAMING POST

A passenger on a busy flight has been photographed letting her toddler use a potty in the aisle - and it's revolted the internet.But...

 
 
 
Nearly all Chorus broadband subcontractors breaching labour laws, MBIE says

NEARLY ALL CHORUS BROADBAND SUBCONTRACTORS BREACHING LABOUR LAWS, MBIE SAYS

An investigation targeting Chorus contractors has found nearly all are breaching employment standards.Violations include "volunteer"...

RACHEL ROSE: WHANGANUI SHOP SELLS TO THE WORLD ONLINE

The first time I walked into Inkt on Victoria Avenue, my heart sank.Such a beautiful shop, filled with gorgeous things - fountain pens,...

 
 
 

BIG TOBACCO'S NEW STRATEGY: STREET SALES

Philip Morris International is taking a rather old-world approach to tackle slowing sales of its high-tech smoking devices in Japan:...

NEW TESLA CHAIR MUST REIN IN ELON MUSK

It won't be an easy job.Whoever becomes the new chairman of Tesla Motors will face the formidable task of reining in Elon Musk, the...

 
 
 

MUM SLAMMED AFTER FOOTAGE OF HER 10YO SON BEING TATTOOED GOES VIRAL

A video of a 10-year-old boy getting a tattoo has gone viral after a concerned individual posted it on his Facebook page. Storm Harrington...

JUSTICE FIGURES SHOW SURGE IN HARMFUL DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CHARGES

The number of charges made under the Harmful Digital Communications Act has soared in just three years, according to figures released...

 
 
 

WOMAN'S SPARK SCAM HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS OF BELIEVING WHO CALLS

A retired Whanganui woman ended up handing over $4000 after falling into the trap of a scam masked as a call from Spark.Neighbourhood...

HELICOPTER BUNGY: ADVICE TO WILL SMITH AS HE JUMPS INTO THE GRAND CANYON

Heli-bungy: to jump out of a helicopter, midflight, with a bungy cord wrapped around your legs e.g. Will Smith is Heli-bungying into...

 
 
 

THE SUPER HELPFUL PLUG-IN THAT WILL STOP YOU SCREAMING AT YOUR COMPUTER

If you're like me, when you spend time online it doesn't take long until you have an almost endless number of tabs open.It's like an...

JUHA SAARINEN: UNDER THE HOOD OF THE APPLE IPHONE XS MAX

COMMENT: I've been using the new Apple iPhone Xs Max somewhat nervously since last week, not wanting to test if its body encased in...

 
 
 



Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to run global affairs

Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to run global affairs

As the threat of data privacy regulation looms across the world, Facebook has hired former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as its global affairs and communications team... Read more ...

Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that photos are disappearing off their...

Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that photos are disappearing off their phones - and it may be an issue with other Pixel phones, too

Some Pixel 3 users are reporting that their phones aren't saving photos after taking them The issue has occurred on the original Pixel and Pixel 2 XL phones, too. There's no... Read more ...

Apple just released a new kind of Apple Watch charger, and it hints at a...

Apple just released a new kind of Apple Watch charger, and it hints at a major feature rumored to be coming to iPads

Apple now sells an Apple Watch charger with a USB-C connector at the other end. This adds credence to the rumors that Apple's upcoming iPad Pro models might ditch Apple's... Read more ...

Google app fees for Europe could add $40 to each Android

Google app fees for Europe could add $40 to each Android

Google's shift to charging Android device-makers in Europe fees to include the Google Play store could add as much as $40 to the cost of each smartphone, leaked documents... Read more ...

More days gone: Sony moves zombie exclusive ‘Days Gone' to April

More days gone: Sony moves zombie exclusive ‘Days Gone' to April

Sony has delayed the PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone to April. It was previously bumped from a 2018 release window into February, 2019, but Sony Bend apparently needs more... Read more ...

European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition

European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition

The $7.5 billion acquisition now has the all-clear from EU regulators. Microsoft today received approval from EU antitrust regulators on its $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub. Read more ...

As pre-orders start, Apple drops a couple of iPhone XR promo videos to...

As pre-orders start, Apple drops a couple of iPhone XR promo videos to remind us that we want it

It has been a month since Apple announced this year's trio of smartphones - the premium-priced iPhone XS and XS Max, and the more... grounded iPhone XR. The latter, however... Read more ...

What to look for at Apple's Oct. 30 event, besides iPads and Macs

What to look for at Apple's Oct. 30 event, besides iPads and Macs

Well, it's just another quiet week here in the Apple worl-JUST KIDDING! Thursday brought news that Apple has another event in the works , this one coming just before the end of... Read more ...

Intel Core i9-9900K review and benchmark

Intel Core i9-9900K review and benchmark

Intel has launched the first Core i9 for the average gamer. Despite some controversies around its release, it's the fastest gaming processor we've yet tested. Read more ...

WWE Evolution: Match Card, Date, And How To Watch The First All-Women PPV

WWE Evolution: Match Card, Date, And How To Watch The First All-Women PPV

The women's evolution in WWE has been making strides the past year, and finally, the company's female superstars will get their own PPV, aptly named Evolution. The show will... Read more ...