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Online bullying worse than the playground

Online bullying worse than the playground A new report from Norton by Symantec has revealed parents worry their children are more likely to be bullied online than on a playground.The report reveals that while 71% of parents in New Zealand allowed their children to access the internet before age 11, many had a wide range of concerns.

Google's new generation of Chromebooks, designed for students and educators

Google's new generation of Chromebooks, designed for students and educators And at Bett this week we're introducing a new generation of Chromebooks designed to adapt to the many ways students learn.Look out for new Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, and Lenovo in addition to the recently announced Samsung Chromebooks—a powerful option for educators.

Hands-on review: Maximus IX Formula - unique in every way

Hands-on review: Maximus IX Formula - unique in every way What we have in the lab today is the latest flagship motherboard from ASUS’s renowned Republic of Gamers range, the Maximus IX Formula.Together with the safe slot design across all PCI Express x16 slots, you are guarded in all angles during transportation.

NZ dodging malware bullets better than most, new Microsoft report finds

NZ dodging malware bullets better than most, new Microsoft report finds 8% of New Zealand computers encountered malware attacks, compared to the worldwide rate of 20.This measure is a rate metric that shows the number of computers cleaned for every 1000 unique computers using the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Greens praised for stance on te reo Māori in schools

Greens praised for stance on te reo Māori in schools The Greens are being praised by several education industry players for their goal to have every New Zealand child learning te reo Māori at school.Meanwhile, the PPTA says universal te reo Māori in schools will ‘rejuvenate’ the language.

Apple pips Samsung following ‘roller aster’ year for the smartphone

Apple pips Samsung following ‘roller aster’ year for the smartphone 5 million units during 4Q16.47 billion units shipped, marking the highest year of shipments on record, yet up only 2.

REPORTS: Auckland Spark store ram-raided

REPORTS: Auckland Spark store ram-raided A Spark store in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Ponsonby was raided yesterday after thieves rammed the store with a car, taking off with a number of mobile devices.This is the second time the store was ram-raided a few months ago.

NETGEAR mmitted to proactive approach in router vulnerability saga

NETGEAR mmitted to proactive approach in router vulnerability saga While Trustwave claimed that Netgear was slow to address the vulnerabilities, Netgear released a statement this week saying that the vulnerability is “not a new or recent development”.In fact, the company says it has been working with the security analysts to evaluate the vulnerability and its effects.

Surprise surprise: NZ tels need to up customer service game

Surprise surprise: NZ tels need to up customer service game A new survey from Consumer NZ has revealed internet and mobile companies are struggling with the basics of customer service.Nearly two-thirds of consumers experienced lengthy delays to speak with a customer service rep,” she adds.

Kiwi carpooling app takes aim at Uber over Trump

Kiwi carpooling app takes aim at Uber over Trump While Chariot’s suggestion to delete Uber could be considered a thinly veiled attempt to get users to jump ship, Uber has come under fire in the U.S for lowering fares and driving passengers during a one-hour taxi strike to John F Kenny International Airport in New York on Saturday.

Fibre driving increase in switching broadband providers

Fibre driving increase in switching broadband providers More Kiwis than ever before are looking to switch broadband providers, according to New Zealand broadband comparison site Broadband Compare.The company says January saw a record number of Kiwis switching broadband connections after comparing internet providers on the Broadband Compare website, with more than 22,000 Kiwis comparing broadband plans and internet connectivity options at their address.

Film review: Our alternative take on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Film review: Our alternative take on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter The latest (and apparently final) instalment in the film franchise is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.There’s little doubt that when the first Resident Evil popped up in 2002 that it was the start of something big.

Can an app help curb your social media addiction?

Can an app help curb your social media addiction? A new app has launched to help those who may rely on their smartphones too much, including those who may spend a little too much time on social media.“There is so much noise in the media about this issue but most of the data is anecdotal without any real data.

Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab

Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab You may have noticed that the latest version of your Twitter app looks a little different – or will very soon.Now there’s a new tab called Explore, and it’s another feature that offers user the chance to find out what’s happening across Twitter.

Will 2017 be the year that IoT threats go mainstream?

Will 2017 be the year that IoT threats go mainstream? There’s just one problem: from a security perspective IoT devices are fundamentally flawed.If 2016 was the year IoT-powered botnets became big news, then the coming 12 months could see the trend finally go mainstream.

Pedaling to protect the planet: New bike made out of recycled paper and plastics

Pedaling to protect the planet: New bike made out of recycled paper and plastics Entrepreneur Alberto Gonzalez has developed the Urban GC1, the first bike to be made almost entirely of recycled paper and plastics.With the Urban GC1, getting a flat tire is impossible since the tires do not use air.

Researchers confirm long-held fears about SHA-1 encryption’s vulnerabilities

Researchers confirm long-held fears about SHA-1 encryption’s vulnerabilities Now, evidence of the first known “collision” of two files with the same SHA-1 hash has demonstrated that the function is no longer safe to use.While this has been observed before in relation to other hash algorithms, this is the first time that two SHA-1 hashes have collided, according to a report from Ars Technica.