TELCO 2DEGREES TO WAIVE DANCING WITH THE STARS' TEXT-TO-VOTE CUT

Telco 2degrees is waiving its cut from each 99c text-to-vote the public makes for Dancing with the Stars' remaining contestants.The...

REBEL DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO CURE OUR SMARTPHONE ADDICTION - WITH AN APP

To understand why it's so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about B.F. Skinner's...

 
 
 

NETFLIX MAKES GAME-CHANGING ANNOUNCEMENT

In case you missed it: This was one of the Herald's top stories on social media this week. Exciting news for people who don't mind...

ELDERLY WOMAN CONFRONTED BY 'ARMED' MAN IN HILLSBOROUGH, AUCKLAND - SON

An elderly Hillsborough woman was threatened by a balaclava-clad man with a gun this morning, her son has said in a post to a Facebook...

 
 
 

NETFLIX TO ADD INTERACTIVE GAMES, STARTING WITH MINECRAFT

Exciting news for people who don't mind spending their entire life on Netflix: the streaming company is expanding into interactive...

SNEAKY TRICKS YOUR PHONE IS USING TO KEEP YOU HOOKED

A leading addiction expert tells Laurence Dodds and Charles Hymas of the Daily Telegraph, the tricks social media companies learned...

 
 
 

TWITTER USER SEEKS TEEN WHO HELD HER HAND 14 YEARS AGO

A woman who tweeted in hopes of finding lost teenage love has found the man she was looking for - except it turns out, he's married...

KIWI YOUTHS TO RECEIVE MEDALS FROM THE QUEEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Two young Kiwis will be honoured with a Queen's Young Leader's Award in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace this month.Alexia Hilbertidou,...

 
 
 

JUHA SAARINEN: INCHING TOWARDS POST-SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

Apple bringing in "anti-surveillance capitalism" features in the updates for its mobile and desktop/laptop operating systems is a clever...

SURVEY CATCHES 3.5 PER CENT OF AUCKLAND MOTORISTS USING MOBILE PHONES

A snap survey has busted 3.5 per cent of Auckland motorists - more than one in every 30 - using mobile phones while driving on a 100km/h...

 
 
 

SMALL BUSINESS: USING TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS TO TRACK WANDERING DOGS - PETLOCATE

Security professional David Bateman talks using GPS technology and systems to create a tracking device to keep tabs on his pet dog...

SMALL BUSINESS: USING TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS TO TRACK WANDERING DOGS - PETLOCATE

Security professional David Bateman talks using GPS technology and systems to create a tracking device to keep tabs on his pet dog...

 
 
 

GOVERNMENT AND JUDICIARY SERVE GOOGLE 73 TIMES WITH REQUESTS TO REMOVE CONTENT

Google has been served with more than 70 orders to remove online content by New Zealand's government and courts, the tech giant's transparency...

ALL BLACK ISRAEL DAGG TO TAKE OVER CANTERBURY POLICE SOCIAL MEDIA

All Black Israel Dagg has tackled some off the toughest rugby players on the planet. Now he's tackling a new challenge - running a...

 
 
 

YELLOW'S PHONE DIRECTORY: DO PEOPLE STILL USE IT?

It's been around since the invention of the telephone and according to Yellow it still serves a purpose.Yellow's 018 phone directory...

IS ONLINE DATING DOING YOU MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Online dating makes millions of love interests available to us at the touch of our fingertips.With a simple swipe or message, you can...

 
 
 

WHY WE NEED TO GOOGLE OURSELVES

Google allows us to research any topic imaginable and instantly have thousands of resources at our fingertips.So what do most people...

DATING SITE SHOCK: REVULSION AT NEW ONLINE MATCHMAKER

It's the dating website to end all dating websites - a matchmaker for men who hate women.California-based DateAnIncel.com, which aims...

 
 
 

WHY THE C-WORD IS SO TABOO AND WHY SOME WOMEN WANT TO RECLAIM IT

Comedians are foul-mouthed. The use of profanity in comedy is so commonplace that it's almost expected. But there still are a few vulgarities...

EMBARRASSING BODIES DOCTOR WANTS TO HELP KIDS GROW UP IN A DIGITAL WORLD

On the hottest day of the year so far, Dr Christian Jessen is getting worked up. We're in the library of a hotel in central London,...

 
 
 



A Supreme Court decision is about to make your online orders more expensive

A Supreme Court decision is about to make your online orders more expensive

The Supreme Court just voted to close a loophole that has seen American consumers dodge billions in sales tax on online orders since 1992. The justices voted 5-4 to overturn a... Read more ...

Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Conversations with the Google Assistant will involve less “Hey Google” and more chat moving forward, with one of the big features previewed at I/O 2018 arriving on smart... Read more ...

Intel's CEO resigns as information about a ‘past consensual relationship'...

Intel's CEO resigns as information about a ‘past consensual relationship' surfaces

In a press release touting “another record year,” Intel dropped a a bombshell, announcing that CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning, amid revelations of a “past consensual... Read more ...

Amazon Fire TV Cube preview: Alexa still needs work as a TV guide

Amazon Fire TV Cube preview: Alexa still needs work as a TV guide

When you consider the popularity of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa and the company's Fire TV streamers, it was really just a matter of time before the folks at the Everything... Read more ...

Intel's CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel's CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has unexpectedly resigned, after it was revealed that he had previously had a relationship with another employee. That relationship, Intel points out... Read more ...

Apple's AirPower wireless charger may not be released until September

Apple's AirPower wireless charger may not be released until September

Apple said it would release a wireless charging pad called AirPower in 2018. It hasn't been released yet. Apple is struggling with technical hurdles, including overheating... Read more ...

Get a Fire TV Cube for $82 with Trade-In

Get a Fire TV Cube for $82 with Trade-In

Here's how you can get the new Fire TV Cube at its lowest price to date. Read more ...

What didn't Microsoft deliver at Xbox E3 2018?

What didn't Microsoft deliver at Xbox E3 2018?

Microsoft had one of its best E3 showcases in years, but was it a perfect show? Microsoft's E3 2018 showcase was an incredibly impressive show, debuting over a dozen new games... Read more ...

Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play get discounted through Amazon Prime Exclusive...

Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play get discounted through Amazon Prime Exclusive program

Amazon has steadily been adding phones to its Prime Exclusive program, which offers unlocked Android phones at discounted prices, ever since the launch of the series. Now two... Read more ...

Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, while Sony remains silent

Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, while Sony remains silent

The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is getting a big update today, bringing the Bedrock Engine to Nintendo's portable console. The update enables cross-play with PC, Xbox... Read more ...