9:06 AM.Hearing devices have for years been an expensive and somewhat unfashionable necessity for those with hearing troubles, but as the tech improves, hearables are becoming a cool functional accessory.
8:20 AM.Synthetic drugs sold as MDMA and ecstacy and oversized MDMA pills cause the most drug-related harm at NZ gigs and festivals, a volunteer with the drug checking service Know Your Stuff says. Read moreAudio
9:08 AM.Alphabet (Google) tightens up YouTube advertising rules; the future of smart speakers; Simon and Peter test out wireless home audio systems; and why has Facebook changed its algorithm? Read moreAudio
8:28 AM.Scientists have discovered the workings of tau – an essential protein that turns harmful in the Alzheimer's brain and takes down neurons as it spreads. Intercepting this process could arrest cognitive… Read moreAudio
11:20 AM.Chicago-based Lauren Michele Jackson is a writer and PhD candidate focused on the intersections of race, gender, music and technology. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Complex… Read moreAudio
10:45 AM.Kiwi flat-hunters can now connect with people who have rooms to rent on the free website and app Flat Candy. "It's almost like Trade Me Property except instead of rentals, it's people," says… Read moreAudio
9:06 AM.The New Zealand start up scene has only really been around for the last decade or so, and when a Kiwi idea is picked up overseas it's huge for the players and for the economy, says start-up guru Dave… Read moreAudio
8:45 AM.The idea of a war in space is no longer science fiction, but our international laws on extraterrestrial conflict are unclear, says the editor-in-chief of an upcoming military manual for outer space. Read moreAudio