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Hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

Parents in Germany urged to destroy children's smartwatches

The poor security could allow opportunities for privacy invasions.

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The Open Polytech wants to go 100 per cent online, but staff fear what that might mean for jobs.

Staff 'concerned' for jobs as Open Polytechnic plans to completely digitise

Senior Lecturer Heather Dill said "the students want access to the specialists."

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Electric vehicles grab attention of 30,000 strong crowd at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds for Big Boys Toys event.

All-electric car nominated as most reliable by Consumer NZ

Electric vehicles grabbed the attention of a 30,000 strong crowd at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds.

A preview of how the emergency mobile message will look on an iPhone

'No rude awakening' - Civil Defence to test emergency alert system

The test is set to take place between 6pm and 7pm on Sunday 26th.

New Zealand designed chat-bot takes on email scammers

Re:scam starts conversations with the scammer, delaying them moving on to another mark.

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Netsafe's Martin Cocker thought the tool will "absolutely" come to New Zealand.

Facebook to crack down on revenge porn in Australia by putting digital fingerprint on images

Netsafe's Martin Cocker thought the tool will "absolutely" come to New Zealand.

Watch: Kiwi company turns cycling on the water into reality with incredible new hydrofoil bike

Torpedo7 think they're onto a world-wide winner with the new invention.

Generic man typing computer internet ominous

Apple customers warned of scam that's fleeced hundreds of dollars from users

MBEI says its highly likely to be a classic phishing scam.

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The pair have created online tools to help people take steps to get better.

Two Kiwi blokes using their own experiences to help others with depression

The pair have created hugely popular online tools to help people.

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The bionic pet has facial recognition, wags its tails and can even learn new tricks.

Created in the lab: Sony unveils new robotic puppy

Aibo can recognise your face, give you high fives, chase a ball and even learn new tricks.

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Christchurch's Allenvale School has found something to help bridge the gap.

Virtual reality technology helping kids with sensory challenges like autism

One Christchurch school, with the help of Samsung, has helped bridge the autism gap in the classroom.

Wikileaks has published thousands of documents detailing how the CIA can hack phones, TVs and cars.

Samsung logs record-high profit as company's boss remains in jail

Surging mobile data traffic and the rise of cloud computing helped its fortunes.

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From today, 22,000 Kiwis with severe hearing loss will have access to technology that links their cochlear implants to the cellphones.

New technology to change the lives of Kiwis who have cochlear implants

The technology allows those with Apple devices to stream directly to their implant.

New research reveals nearly one in five Kiwi teens asked to send nude pictures

Thirty per cent of respondents think peer pressure behaviour is involved.

Video: Vehicle armed with three rockets and jet fighter engine aiming to go 1600km/h

The Bloodhound supercar staged a successful 300 kilometre-per-hour test run.

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The concern is if a hacker can access your CCTV camera, they can access your entire home network.

Experts says some CCTV cameras being beamed cross the internet without owners knowing

If a hacker can access your CCTV camera, they can access your entire home network.

Mayor who said those behind 's***tiest towns' Facebook page 'should be shot' claims satire

The Mayor of Putaruru was not keen on her town being labelled the fourth s***tiest in NZ.

Hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

Kiwis warned of potential Wi-Fi hack after global security threat

Krack' concerns the WPA2, which is the most popular Wi-Fi encryption system.

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Qoobo is a therapeutic toy that is basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

'It looks strange and it looks super creepy' – Breakfast crew grossed out by 'fake cat'

Qoobo is a therapeutic toy that is basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

Raw video: Man falls to ground in agony after cellphone explodes in face

An Indonesian man suffered minor burns after his phone caught fire in his pocket.

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A new arm of Auckland's innovation precinct opened today in an effort to grow the 47,000 people in the city already working in the tech industry.

New innovation hub in Auckland hopes to attract Kiwis from all over the country to tech sector

Auckland's trying to add to the already 47,000 people working in its tech industry.

Watch: Drone testing first step on way to flying taxis for Dubai

The high-flying taxi comes with plenty of fail-safes, and can stay airborne for 30 minutes.

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Video games created by Christchurch students are about to be released on the country's first giant outdoor arcade gaming system.

Christchurch teens develop video games for NCEA, set to be released on giant outdoor arcade

The high school students have mentored by developers who make games for Disney.

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The makers of app Drop It have had their product snapped up by the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Tauranga tech business strikes million-dollar deal in lucrative US sports market

The makers of auction-style app DROPIT have had their product snapped up by the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Video: Tech billionaire Elon Musk's $472m blooper reel of failed rocket landings

Musk posted the compilation with backing music from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

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Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

Scientists hail 'significant' discovery about old weed that could be game-changer for dairy

Test results for the crop ecotain plantain show massive reductions in nitrate leaching.

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According to the Commerce Commission, 42 per cent of complaints made under the Fair Trading Act related to online spending.

Viagogo, LuxStyle Aps, Trade Me and Deal Man top list of most complained about online retailers by Kiwi shoppers

In the 2016/2017 year, 42 per cent of complaints were about being misled were related to online shopping.

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