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Spark moves into smart home security
Spark moves into smart home security

Spark says it's moving into the home security business, with a new smartphone based service named Morepork.

Apple's Siri has role in new 'smart' home systems

The first "smart" home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple's voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale.

Hola - a shocker of unblocker

Hola operates as an "exit node" for traffic, which means someone else's data goes through your computer.

New entrant to 'tough' power market

Electricity retailer Utilise is entering a "very tough market" with a lot of competition, according to Forsyth Barr analyst…

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Watch Auckland's lightning and thunder storm video Watch Auckland's lightning and thunder storm

WeatherWatch analyst Philip Duncan said last night's…

3D printers offer Ugandan amputees a new life video 3D printers offer Ugandan amputees a new life

An infrared scanner, a laptop and a pair of 3D printers…

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Tesla co-founder hopes to electrify aging trucks
video Tesla co-founder hopes to electrify aging trucks

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright wants to make trucks cleaner and greener. His firm Wrightspeed makes electric powertrains…

Virtual reality takes off
Virtual reality takes off

Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios and television producers are now adopting virtual reality.

Chris Barton: Get real about digital investment
Chris Barton: Get real about digital investment

The Government needs to stop being a cheapskate and get real about its UFB and rural broadband investments.

Kiwis move away from online piracy
Kiwis move away from online piracy

More Kiwis are watching movies online than ever before but video piracy is on the decline, according to a new report by…

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Cardboard headgear a hit
Cardboard headgear a hit

Google says one of its least expensive innovations - virtual reality headgear made of cardboard - has…

Periscope offered on Android

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it's finally making its live-video app, Periscope, available to Android users as well.

NZ could set standard for Uber

Uber's chief strategist has told Transport Minister Simon Bridges that NZ's approach to framing rules concerning the taxi-booking…

The boom in on-demand apps

My phone - once used for photos, music, email and maps - is now crammed full of apps for on-demand services.

Google's virtual-reality cardboard gadget
Google's virtual-reality cardboard gadget

Cardboard is just one of many inventions that Google will be touting to programmers congregating at…

Meet SpongeBob SwearPants

Children are stumbling across foul language, violence and sexual content on YouTube, but keeping them safe online is increasingly…

Are touchscreen clothes next?

US jeans maker Levi Strauss and Google are working on clothing with touch-screen control capabilities.

Apple adds to chatter about looking to cars

Confronted by a shareholder about cash investment, an Apple exec seemed to suggest the automotive industry.

Law firms turn to Facebook?

For ambulance chasers, persistence and a phone book just don't cut it anymore. Law firms, which once relied on television…

Self-driving cars to pick up the pace
Self-driving cars to pick up the pace

Systems that drive autonomous vehicles benefit from never getting tired or distracted by texts.

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Parliament backs law change expanding use of GPS monitoring
Parliament backs law change expanding use of GPS monitoring

Parliament has unanimously backed a law change which expands the use of GPS monitoring for offenders. The Electronic Monitoring…

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