Internet use and connected devices are proliferating, but so too are the casualties. With internet addiction about to be listed as a probable mental illness, Bruce Munro discovers lessons that could help us all in this brave new online world.
Government restrictions on the Internet have risen over the past year around the world as regimes use violence against bloggers and turn to censorship and arrest to squelch calls for reform, a new report from a U.S. advocacy group has found.
Even as audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books, the number of titles accessible to people who are blind or dyslexic is minuscule.
The Government is expected to save around $60 million over the next five years on mobile voice and data after signing all-of-government procurement contracts, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
Data limits and the way people use it has become a leading consideration for New Zealand's main internet and mobile users.
Four men made a brief appearance in an Auckland court today after police raided 10 addresses in Auckland linked to a US investigation into international copyright infringement and money laundering.
New Zealanders wanting to show their online loyalty will get the chance next year when the Dot Kiwi (.kiwi) domain name is expected to become available.
Wellington will be the first New Zealand city to provide a free wireless internet service across most of its central city.
Television and the internet are merging with such whiplash speed that for a while, viewers will have trouble keeping track of all the little technological boxes on top of their sets, much less the countless thousands of shows they can watch, entertainment executives told a television producers' convention last week.
Christmas and New Year is the period when those who can, ponder on the year past, and make preposterous resolutions to change or do things to make life for those around us better. After much...
Social networks, Twitter and mobility are all technological trends that would need to be considered carefully by businesses as staff became more accustomed to using them, Gen-i head of mobility Joe...
Video, music and software pirates no longer face the prospect of having their internet cut off, unless the Commerce Minister gives the green light.
Now that we're all connected, what we really need is some disconnectedness, writes William Powers.
Good morning. Let me just cut and paste something from the internet ... hang on ... here we go: "Virtual Revolution charts two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides." That was easy.
What it's about: Viral videos replayed, rehashed, ridiculed and righteously elevated to pop-culture prominence.
Dunedin Passenger Transport director Kayne Baas has come up with a novel way to encourage commuters on the southern routes to continue using, or start using, public transport.
Porn sites have stepped closer to a new ".xxx" internet address after the global internet oversight agency said it made mistakes in rejecting it three years ago.
Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the US government must make to beef up national security, the nation's homeland security chief said.
For some people, the Web is still what spiders make, IT is how to spell "it," and Twitter? Well, that's just for the birds.