Technology

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Generic man typing computer internet ominous

'Trolls exist because they are bored and banning them is a no-brainer' - digital media expert

Plenty of people comment on news websites, but things are increasingly getting nasty.

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Last month's earthquake caused unprecedented damage to the main fibre optic cable that runs below the railway.

Fibre cable flown onto hilltop by chopper to reconnect Kaikoura

Quick fixes of the main cable under the railway kept being damaged by ongoing slips.

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An inventor in Canada has come up with a way of making the bed using a grid of inflatable tubes, and an app.

Bored of making the bed? This 'smart' duvet could be just for you

The days of self-making beds could soon become a reality if five Canadian developers have their way.

Aussie web pages download faster in NZ - survey

A broadband performance survey found Kiwis can download Australian web pages faster than internet users in Australia.

Policedata.nz website.

NZ police's new 'world class' crime stats website launches... then crashes

The new police data website was meant to go live at 11am.

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Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

Meet the Steve Hansen of the eSports world

Gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and success can bring in plenty of cash.

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Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

'My name is Guy, also known as Guydra' – meet the pro gamers making $40k

Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

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Some drivers are getting hit with a court summons and demerit points, as Seven Sharp explains.

Video: Why are so many people driving for Uber in New Zealand doing so illegally?

Seven Sharp investigates what happens when the NZTA cracks down on people driving for Uber without the correct documents.

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The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

Video: Driverless car, well, almost, hits the road in NZ

The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

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Transport Minister Simon Bridges went along for the ride in Tauranga today. Impressive stuff.

Video: Driverless Volvo SUV cruises the road in first demonstration of autonomous car in New Zealand

Transport Minister Simon Bridges must have faith in them as he went along for the ride.

Video: 'This is the future' - drone pizza delivery in Auckland a world first

Domino's says it'll make more pizza deliveries by drone from a north Auckland store this week after yesterday's successful flight.

Spark letting Kiwis use wi-fi network for free nationwide

Spark says it wants to help all Kiwis stay in touch with friends and family today.

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It comes a day after Samsung announced that NZ networks will shortly stop supporting the faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Three million Samsung washing machines recalled worldwide after explosion reports

Samsung announced NZ networks will stop supporting faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Samsung Note 7 to be cut off in two weeks

The beleaguered smartphone willl no longer connect to any NZ mobile network services.

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The Prime Minister says people shouldn’t worry about Telcos giving out their personal information.

You have more to fear from Facebook and Google than our spy agencies, says John Key

The Prime Minister says people shouldn’t worry about Telcos giving out their personal information.

The government retrospectively changed the law to make the spying legal, but now it turns out the new law has led the GCSB to be extremely careful who it spies on.

Spark, Vodafone concerned about releasing private customer information to spy agencies

Intelligence agencies only need a warrant to intercept communications and telecomms companies do get asked to share customer info.

Nicky Hager

Taxpayer-funded grants to NZ tech firm used to build surveillance equipment for UK government

Auckland-based Endace Limited received $11.1 million in two research and development grants in 2010.

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Home power storage is expected to shape the networks of the future.

New generation batteries bring major changes for electricity industry

Home power storage is expected to shape the networks of the future.

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Twitter, Spotify and Netflix were among those hit by a 'denial of service' attack.

Large, popular websites targeted by cyber attack

Twitter, Spotify and Netflix were among those hit by a 'denial of service' attack.

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Sitting is almost as bad for you as sugar – it can lead to obesity, heart disease and cancer.

The search for the ultimate chair: It looks like a dentist's chair on steroids

Sitting is almost as bad for you as sugar – it can lead to obesity, heart disease and cancer.

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The final stages of the cable laying are taking place. It will run from Raglan to Narrabeen beach in Australia.

The '20c coin' cable that's going to ramp-up NZ's broadband connectivity

The 2300km long cable will run from Raglan to Narrabeen beach in Australia.

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Business executives gathered in Wellington to discuss how social media interactions could leave your employer exposed to cyber-crime.

'The new frontier of crime' - more workplaces falling victim to cyber hacks

Employers are becoming aware that one click can take down an entire business.

Paralysed man fist bumps President Obama with bionic hand

Nick Copeland was paralysed after a car crash, now an implanted brain chip is helping him feel his fingers.

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The Breakfast host tests out PlayStation's VR headset - which places her in a shark cage.

'Oh my God! Here comes the shark!' - Hilary's VR scare on live TV

The Breakfast host tests out PlayStation's VR headset - which places her in a shark cage.

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There's a Kiwi website that helps you find out more about the value of your home and others'.

Ever wondered how much your neighbour's house is worth?

There's a Kiwi website that helps you find out more about the value of your home and others'.

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Toni Street reminds viewers that a controversial video always has wider implications.

'If you're not prepared to take heat when posting on social media – play it safe'

Toni Street reminds viewers that a controversial video always has wider implications.

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Motor Industry Association insists cars with faulty airbags are safe to drive

One-in-10 vehicles on New Zealand's roads could have a faulty airbag inflator.

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