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    ACC looks at 'chatbot' to master small talk

    ACC looks at 'chatbot' to master small talk


    There could be a silver lining to your next injury - the computer you talk to at ACC may have mastered the art of small...

    There could be a silver lining to your next injury - the computer you talk to at ACC may have mastered the art of small talk. 
    Reddit bans r/greatawakening board, home to QAnon conspiracy theorists

    Reddit bans r/greatawakening board, home to QAnon conspiracy theorists


    A popular Reddit board dedicated to promoting and discussing the QAnon conspiracy theory was banned from Reddit for "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy", Reddit...

    A popular Reddit board dedicated to promoting and discussing the QAnon conspiracy theory was banned from Reddit for "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy", Reddit said.
    'Weapons of Math Destruction' or a force for good?

    'Weapons of Math Destruction' or a force for good?


    OPINION: Data has the power to change lives, and not always for good.  It can help us to spot inequality, drive change and allow greater understanding of the lives of New Zealanders. ...

    OPINION: Data has the power to change lives, and not always for good.  It can help us to spot inequality, drive change and allow greater understanding of the lives of New Zealanders.   
    How to read e-books for nothing

    How to read e-books for nothing


    OPINION: Reading a paperback novel or magazine is a rare chance to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in a great...

    OPINION: Reading a paperback novel or magazine is a rare chance to unplug from the digital world and immerse yourself in a great story.
    Online bullying hits record-high - these are the people trying to stop it

    Online bullying hits record-high - these are the people trying to stop it


    High school "confession" pages on social media are being used by teenagers who target others with "pretty nasty stuff", an anti-bullying group...

    High school "confession" pages on social media are being used by teenagers who target others with "pretty nasty stuff", an anti-bullying group says.
    From Shortland Street screen to YouTube star

    From Shortland Street screen to YouTube star


    He's gone from walk-on parts in a New Zealand soap to king of the screen on the...

    He's gone from walk-on parts in a New Zealand soap to king of the screen on the internet.
    China's Didi has its #DeleteUber moment after passenger deaths

    China's Didi has its #DeleteUber moment after passenger deaths


    Thousands of Chinese users have pledged to delete the country's most popular ride-hailing app after another woman was allegedly murdered while using its Hitch car-pooling...

    Thousands of Chinese users have pledged to delete the country's most popular ride-hailing app after another woman was allegedly murdered while using its Hitch car-pooling service.
    'Password123' used by over 1000 Australian government officials

    'Password123' used by over 1000 Australian government officials


    ​Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out, or maybe all of the...

    ​Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out, or maybe all of the above.
    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time

    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time


    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first...

    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first time.
    Can 'techno sex' ever be as good as the real thing?

    Can 'techno sex' ever be as good as the real thing?


    Developments in virtual reality could herald the sexual revolution's next quantum leap. Exciting or horrifying? That depends on your...

    Developments in virtual reality could herald the sexual revolution's next quantum leap. Exciting or horrifying? That depends on your perspective.
    Australian teen who hacked Apple from home 'dreamed of' working for the tech giant

    Australian teen who hacked Apple from home 'dreamed of' working for the tech giant


    An Australian private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple's secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the...

    An Australian private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple's secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI.
    Google tracks movements - like it or not

    Google tracks movements - like it or not


    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not...

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.