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on Ardern and Macron’s campaign against violent social media

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 10:27 AM
Should tech companies be liable for the content they carry on their digital platforms? No more so surely, than a library should be held responsible for what readers do with the books on its shelves. Yet in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, ... Read more...

Huawei P30 Pro review: More camera than phone

Published: Thu 25 Apr 2019 12:38 PM
More a pocket camera with phone features than a mobile with a camera, the Huawei P30 Pro pushes the Android handset envelope further than any rival. Huawei’s P30 Pro is the first phone with 5x optical zoom. It’s also the first to feature four ... Read more...

iPad Mini review: Size is its charm

Published: Thu 25 Apr 2019 12:34 PM
Apple's fifth generation iPad Mini packs the power of the iPad Air in a smaller case. That compact size is the secret of the Mini's appeal. You may wonder if there’s a market for a 7.9-inch iPad when you can buy a 6.5-inch iPhone. After all, the iPhone ... Read more...

Galaxy Fold woes deepen for Samsung

Published: Thu 25 Apr 2019 12:29 PM
Samsung has postponed high-profile Galaxy Fold launches in Hong Kong and Shanghai . That’s after review phones sent to journalists had screen failures. Samsung can ill-afford a second major phone launch disaster. In 2016 the company’s Galaxy Note ... Read more...

NZ, France aim to halt social media terror promotion

Published: Thu 25 Apr 2019 12:24 PM
New Zealand and France will work together to make it harder for terrorists to broadcast violence through social media. The move is a response to the March 15 attack in Christchurch which the terrorist streamed live. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President ... Read more...

Armed police to be deployed at Anzac Day services

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 04:11 PM
Police say that while there's no specific threat to Anzac Day on Thursday, security will be tight. Read more...

Prince William's visit to take more sombre tone

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 04:07 PM
A royal visit is usually cause for clamoring crowds and speculation about where the best places are to catch a glimpse, but this week's visit by Prince William is expected to be a little more solemn. Read more...

The Haka: a Newcomer's Take on an Ancient Expression

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 03:50 PM
Ka Mate haka of the All Blacks led by Richie McCaw before a match against France in 2006. Photo: Sonya & Jason Hills/Wikimedia Commons Read more...

Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Actor President

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 02:09 PM
The world is not so much a stage as a simulacrum for those who think it so. And if the stage goes bad, it is fitting that those who get thrown onto it change it in the most daring and provocative way. Politics is now as much a director’s production ... Read more...

Thailand: Fugitive Lovers Fear Execution For Hexagonal Pod

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 01:53 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand -- A U.S. retired defense contractor with wartime experience in Iraq and Afghanistan was on the run April 24 with his bitcoin-savvy girlfriend, fearing Bangkok's military government will execute them for living on a floating platform ... Read more...
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