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This photo tweeted by Elon Musk shows efforts underway to rescue trapped members of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Musk tweeted early Tuesday, July 10, 2018, he has visited the cave and has left a mini-submarine there for future use. (Courtesy of Elon Musk via AP)

Diver slams Elon Musk's 'PR stunt' offer of mini-sub in Thai cave rescue

"He can stick his submarine where it hurts," diver Vern Unsworth, who took part in the rescue, said today.

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The Ruapehu District Council's created a virtual walk through of their cemeteries.

Virtual technology providing the answer for long distance loved ones to mourn

A virtual walk through has been created at a Ruapehu cemetery.

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The Sofia telescope is part of a German and American effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

One of the world's most advanced telescopes in Christchurch on special mission

The SOFIA telescope is part of an effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

Instagram outage affects thousands worldwide

Most of the 42,000 issues reported have been experienced in the US, Brazil and Western Europe, according to Down Detector.

Electric Vehicle in Park Charging station.

New Zealand's carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars, says Climate Change Minister

As of June, roughly 8700 plug-in cars are on the road of a total fleet of more than four million.

TradeMe rejects one in five police requests for information, says it's for 'privacy'

Police requests have been largely related to stolen goods and drugs.

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Dr Robyn Maude of Victoria University says while we live in an increasingly social media-saturated world, there are certain processes that need to happen.

Mums’ bonding time with newborns can be 'disturbed' by social media and selfies, expert warns

Dr Robyn Maude, speaking this morning to TVNZ 1's Breakfast, said the moments after birth are crucial.

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If the tests in California are successful, the submarine will be placed on a 17-hour flight to Thailand.

'Kid-sized submarine' could help in Thai cave rescue if Space X tests successful

Elon Musk posted videos on social media of the sub being tested at a swimming pool in California today.

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The idea is that instead of chasing Likes and retweets, we focus on living our lives and being more in the moment.

'It's just mental clutter' - Digital Detox Day sees hundreds of Kiwis switch off their phones

The Kalsy family are just some of the many people who switched off their phones for Digital Detox Day.

The Electron rocket on the launch pad at the Rocket Lab facility on the Mahia Peninsula.

RocketLab's first commercial Electron rocket launch could happen today

The rocket was due to launch on Saturday, but an issue with a satellite dish on Chatham Island prevented it.

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Gaming is NZ’s fastest growing industry, with offerings gaining international popularity.

Booming Kiwi gaming industry asks for Government intervention to grow

Gaming is NZ's fastest growing industry, with offerings gaining international popularity.

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for emergency calls

Apple is trying to drag the US's antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

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The company claims they'd get you from Auckland Airport to the CBD in 5 minutes.

Watch: Will Uber Air's futuristic flying cars be trialled in NZ?

The company claims they'd get you from Auckland Airport to the CBD in just five minutes.

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Apple says Haley needs the master password to get into her late husband’s device.

Grieving widow can't get photos off dead husband's iPhone and Apple won't unlock it

Apple says Haley needs the master password to get into her late husband’s device, Fair Go reports.

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Doug Moore wants the nation to embrace a digital detox on July 1.

Meet the man on a mission to get Kiwis to switch off from technology for an entire day

Doug Moore wants the nation to embrace a digital detox on July 1.

Harry Blackmore - a.k.a FUTWIZ Honey Badger - will represent New Zealand at the FIFA eSports world cup.

Auckland student representing New Zealand in FIFA eSports world cup - and there's $200,000 up for grabs

Harry Blackmore is one of just 16 qualifiers - out of 20 million entrants.

Drones lift up latest Time cover in spectacular night-time display

The display required nearly 1000 drones to fly in close formation up to 100m in the Californian sky.

Facebook icon mobile app generic file smartphone

Papua New Guinea Government to ban Facebook for a month to study impact on populace

The Government may look to create a new social media platform for its citizens.

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The dangers of privacy breaches, cybercrime and misuse of persona data had led to beefed-up laws in the EU.

Kiwi companies revise email mailing lists as new European Union privacy laws kick-in

Some firms are asking customers to review privacy policies or re-subscribe to their mailing lists.

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Shushila Takao, with the help of Kiwi company Soul Machines, is taking a leading role as a ground-breaking artificial intelligence helpdesk worker.

Kiwi actress nabs ground-breaking role playing one of the first digital human beings

Shushila Takao, with the help of Kiwi company Soul Machines, is taking a leading role as a ground-breaking AI helpdesk worker.

Facebook removing sexism and hate speech posts - but finding it difficult

From October to December alone, Facebook disabled nearly 1.3 billion accounts.

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It took nine months to develop and is now place at Te Papa in Wellington.

Popular game Minecraft teaching Kiwi children earthquake preparedness

Launched at the national museum yesterday, the game can be played anywhere.

Keyless car (file picture).

Deadly convienence: Keyless cars and their carbon monoxide toll

Two dozen people in the US have been killed by carbon monoxide since 2006 after a keyless-ignition vehicle was inadvertently left running in a garage.

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