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Centrality has gone from zero value last year to $388 million.

Kiwi tech company Centrality's radical data privacy solution

The business claims it's worth $690 million - and it's growing.

Frustrated Man Giving Up On Putting Together Self Assembly Furniture

Robots can now assemble your flat-pack furniture

The future is now.

Minamitorishima Island from above.

'Semi-infinite' source of rare metals found near Japan

The material is used in smartphones, hybrid-vehicle batteries and military technology.

Mycoplasma bovis was first detected in a farm in south Canterbury in 2017.

New tool allows farmers to test herd for cattle disease

MPI says the tool will give farmers certainty.

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Logging out: The social media detox

I signed out for five days, only using my phone to call and text.

The Volvo XC90.

The world's safest car revealed

Sixteen years, 50,000 sold and no deaths.

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Thermomix apologises for faulty blenders which burned customers

More than 8000 Kiwis own one.

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Samsung S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo - RTX2IVBO

Facebook keeps every video you film - even if you never publish it

The company is investigating the latest discovery.

a Young pregnant woman working late in bed.

Kiwi sex workers at risk after classifieds website shut down

The FBI seized Backpage.com on Friday and it's already making sex workers' lives harder.

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Internal Affairs investigating charity behind bizarre AI system

There's some serious doubt over whether the system is actually real.

A laptop.

The computer hacks you may be missing

Even shaking your browser window has an effect.

Step away from the phone - this trick will help

The simple trick to get you off your phone

Want to combat your phone addiction? Just go grey.

Jesse Mulligan found out the hard way how much data Facebook has on him.

The Kiwi website that still has your deleted Facebook data

Your old embarrassing Facebook posts and likes might still be online, even if you've deleted your account.

For three days, I let my phone make most of my decisions.

Phoning it in: I tried letting apps run my life

For three days, my smartphone told me what to do.

Most smartphones use 4G - but a faster wireless broadband is coming.

Upcoming 5G could mean hyper-fast downloads and driverless cars

The 'fifth generation' of wireless broadband technology could bring significant changes to the world.

A silver lining to Facebook's mass collection of data is that there is an easy way to download your entire archive.

The one thing to do before you delete your Facebook

There's an easy way to download all the data you've ever shared on the platform.

The phone costs more than $1100, but customers say it comes with "dead spots".

Users complain about Samsung Galaxy S9 issues

The phone costs more than $1100, but customers say it comes with "dead spots".

Elon Musk runs SpaceX and Tesla.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook pages for Tesla, SpaceX

"Looks lame anyway," the billionaire said of the Tesla Facebook page.

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Footage released of deadly self-driving Uber crash

The driver appears to not be paying attention to the road.

Uber's Volvo XC90 self driving car is shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - S1BEUBFRUFAB

Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian

The company has halted its testing programme after the US woman's death.