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    Instagram launches its own version of YouTube

    Instagram launches its own version of YouTube


    Social media network Instagram made a more aggressive push into the "media" side of its business earlier this week, hosting a splashy launch for a new service for long-form video called...

    Social media network Instagram made a more aggressive push into the "media" side of its business earlier this week, hosting a splashy launch for a new service for long-form video called IGTV. 
    Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app

    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 Burrhus Frederic Skinner's...

    To understand why it's so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about Burrhus Frederic Skinner's pigeons.
    Tech-savvy youngsters bound for San Francisco

    Tech-savvy youngsters bound for San Francisco


    They didn't know much more about bees than "they sting and it hurts", but now three Southland girls could take their research to an international...

    They didn't know much more about bees than "they sting and it hurts", but now three Southland girls could take their research to an international stage.
    Stay in the loop with Auckland news alerts

    Stay in the loop with Auckland news alerts


    There's plenty going on in New Zealand's biggest city. If you live in Auckland, you'll want to know about...

    There's plenty going on in New Zealand's biggest city. If you live in Auckland, you'll want to know about it.
    Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

    Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it


    Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 per cent of people say they don't expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn't want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near...

    Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 per cent of people say they don't expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn't want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.
    New Zealand's high rates of family violence being tackled by police

    New Zealand's high rates of family violence being tackled by police


    New Zealand has the highest rate of family violence in the developed world. The United Nations regularly expresses concerns over our levels of violence against women and children. But the figures remain daunting. Now, police are standing up and taking...

    New Zealand has the highest rate of family violence in the developed world. The United Nations regularly expresses concerns over our levels of violence against women and children. But the figures remain daunting. Now, police are standing up and taking a different approach, Kirsty Lawrence reports.
    Household chores you can do from your phone

    Household chores you can do from your phone


    Is it laziness or efficiency? Smart home gadgets are increasingly becoming the must-have accessory and the phone is the master remote. Here's how to run the house from your...


    Is it laziness or efficiency? Smart home gadgets are increasingly becoming the must-have accessory and the phone is the master remote. Here's how to run the house from your couch. 
    The ultimate mobile device? An Apple car is about to appear

    The ultimate mobile device? An Apple car is about to appear


    After CEO Tim Cook admitted last summer that Apple was indeed working on self-driving car technology, the company largely has remained mum on details. But with state permits to operate 55 autonomous cars in California US, it seems the iPhone maker could...

    After CEO Tim Cook admitted last summer that Apple was indeed working on self-driving car technology, the company largely has remained mum on details. But with state permits to operate 55 autonomous cars in California US, it seems the iPhone maker could be ready to try out some of its autonomous car tech on public roads.
    Why WhatsApp may present a greater challenge to democracy than Facebook

    Why WhatsApp may present a greater challenge to democracy than Facebook


    Forget debates and rallies. Elections in India are now fought and won on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app that is used by millions of people here to make calls, chat and share...

    Forget debates and rallies. Elections in India are now fought and won on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app that is used by millions of people here to make calls, chat and share information.
    Facebook suspends 200 apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal

    Facebook suspends 200 apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal


    Facebook said on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time) it had suspended roughly 200 apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into whether services on the site had improperly used or collected users' personal...

    Facebook said on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time) it had suspended roughly 200 apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into whether services on the site had improperly used or collected users' personal data.
    'Secret fares', mobile apps will soon change the way you fly

    'Secret fares', mobile apps will soon change the way you fly


    Search for a flight on Expedia or Priceline and you'll likely see an "opaque" fare: a price, but no carrier or even the exact time. How does this help you, one may ask? Well it's not meant to help you - it's meant to help the...

    Search for a flight on Expedia or Priceline and you'll likely see an "opaque" fare: a price, but no carrier or even the exact time. How does this help you, one may ask? Well it's not meant to help you - it's meant to help the airlines.
    How to rent hotel rooms by the hour - or the minute

    How to rent hotel rooms by the hour - or the minute


    Most hotels already offer quick checkout. Now, a growing number are selling briefer stays,...

    Most hotels already offer quick checkout. Now, a growing number are selling briefer stays, too.