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New Chrome extensions for Facebook

New Chrome extensions for Facebook Following their slide show update earlier this week, Facebook has great news for Chrome users: You can now save and share things from the web to Facebook with the click of a button.Updates have also been made to Facebook's like, share, send, follow, recommend, and save buttons that users constantly interact with on website and mobile apps.

Wantad: a Kiwi developed app

Wantad: a Kiwi developed app It's a live wallpaper that gets smarter the more you use it.Ana Lyubich, co-founder and director of Wellington-based Ad Cloud Company Ltd, believes Wantad puts the dead space to work.

Norton tackles hackers using Wi-Fi

Norton tackles hackers using Wi-Fi According to the Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report, the online habits of consumers gives hackers unimpeded access to sensitive data like banking information or social media passwords.“What turns people into easy targets is confusion about the security of public Wi-Fi networks.

Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show?

Kiwi ISPs in the spotlight - does your provider steal the show? The website currently covers 2degrees, Actrix, Bigpipe, Compass, Farmside, Flip, Inspire, MyRepublic, Now, Orcon, Skinny Broadband, Slingshot, Spark, Trustpower and Vodafone.The other 55 ISPs can self-declare by using a Google form through which they can send their information.

Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc

Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc There’s been a sharp spike in broadband landline faults experienced by Spark customers this week as the severe wet weather sweeping the country wreaks havoc with the Chrous copper network, and Spark is wasting no time at placing blame on Chorus.According to Spark, fault related calls into Spark have reached over 6000 per day this week – 30% higher than a few weeks ago.

Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is mega fun

Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is mega fun The Force is strong with LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens as it includes all of the great moments and characters from the popular movie and more.​If you were disappointed that Star Wars Battlefront lacked a single player campaign, you'll be happy to know that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has one and it recreates all of your favourite scenes from the movie.

Fatal "autopilot" car crash puts Tesla's life on the line

Fatal "autopilot" car crash puts Tesla's life on the line The crash claimed the life of 40-year-old Joshua Brown, a customer who was an innovator and a friend of Tesla and the broader EV community, "believed strongly in Tesla’s mission".The crash happened in the United States back in May, when the Tesla collided with a truck-and-trailer.

Windows 10 puts the pedal to the metal with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex

Windows 10 puts the pedal to the metal with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Another thing I noticed about Forza 6 Apex is that some of the graphical effects were very well done, like rain droplets on the windshield.Overall, the game looks gorgeous, and the level of detail implemented for the small things, like the aforementioned rain droplets, the car interior, etc.

Sci-Fi action game Quantum Break mes to Windows 10

Sci-Fi action game Quantum Break mes to Windows 10 NetGuide’s James Frazer takes a look at the Windows 10 version of Xbox One game, Quantum Break, now available for download in the Windows Store.I would probably play just about any game with some semblance of time manipulation/travel mechanics in it and enjoy it.

Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old

Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old Last week, Spark placed blame on Chorus when a sharp spike in broadband and landline faults were experienced by Spark customers.General manager of Spark Care, Bridgette Dalzell, said the impact on Spark customers was ‘severe and widespread’.

New Kiwi website aimed to help school leavers

New Kiwi website aimed to help school leavers A new website has been launched targeted at New Zealand school leavers, designed to provide information abut options after high school.“It’s never been more important for school leavers to have as much information as they can get hold off when deciding on their next step after school,” says SchoolLeaver.

Scenic beauty & road safety: Bluetooth alerts to help rental car drivers

Scenic beauty & road safety: Bluetooth alerts to help rental car drivers Bluetooth technology will be used to educate rental drivers as they drive along the Christchurch to Queenstown route, in an effort to better deliver safety messages.“This innovative trial shows how intelligent technology has the potential to improve the safety and resilience of our existing transport network.

Guess who's back with Bluetooth: Furby's had a makeover

Guess who's back with Bluetooth: Furby's had a makeover “With Furby Connect, kids can develop a relationship with their Furby while laughing at videos and singing songs together even if they don’t quite know the words – like they would with any other friend,” says Kenny Davis, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Hasbro.The tech behind the toy is "Enhanced with technology that’s new to the toy industry,” says Jim Silver, CEO and editor-in-chief of TTPM.

Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet

Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet The New Zealand ISP says the app gives users a ‘never-before-seen’ level of control over their internet connections.The Bigpipe App has a Mode Selector feature that allows customers to view what’s happening on their network and decide what kind of traffic gets priority over their Bigpipe connection.

Battle of the sexes: How long do we wait before we reach for our phones?

Battle of the sexes: How long do we wait before we reach for our phones? The study left participants in a waiting room for 10 minutes.When participants were asked how long they lasted before reaching their phone, most guessed 2-3 minutes, which the study says highlights the difference between perception and behaviour.

Game of Thrones finale sees interest peak on Spotify

Game of Thrones finale sees interest peak on Spotify Last week’s thrilling season finale of Game of Thrones has seen interest in the television show’s Season 6 soundtrack peak on Spotify, according to the music streaming platform.The Season 6 playlist features 26 songs and runs for 1 hour 30 mins.

First-ever digital book for deaf Māori students launched

First-ever digital book for deaf Māori students launched Kiwa Digital has launched a new learning resource for deaf Māori students, in a move that explores a part of education not seen before.“The Story of Rūaumoko is the first-ever digital book for deaf Māori students.

Chrome OS is five years old and ready to leave kindergarten

Chrome OS is five years old and ready to leave kindergarten Initially released on June 15, 2011, Google’s Chrome OS is now five years old.Preinstalled on Chromebooks (laptops), Chromeboxes (desktops), and Chromebits (dongles), Chrome OS flipped the traditional model of personal computer operating systems on its head by making the web browser the operating system.

Will Microsoft pull out of the smartphone market?

Will Microsoft pull out of the smartphone market? The rumour mill is awash with speculation that Microsoft could exit the smartphone market.By combining Nokia hardware with Windows software, Microsoft reasoned they'd create a killer smartphone.

NZ school curriculum set for digital shake up

NZ school curriculum set for digital shake up “This is the first change to the New Zealand Curriculum since its introduction in 2007 and reflects our Government’s commitment to championing 21st century practice in teaching and learning,” says Parata.“One of the key initiatives of Curious Minds was to review the positioning and content of digital technology within the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,” Parata says.