Yes, this dog totally drove a car

Last week, we brought you a story about a New Zealand animal charity that is teaching dogs to drive cars. Well, that program was a success and one of the dogs drove pretty well considering he’s a dog.

Judge overseeing Kim Dotcom’s extradition steps down

Kim Dotcom, whose file-hosting service Megaupload was shut down by the New Zealand and U.S. governments for copyright infringement at the beginning of the year, has had plenty to say about the case until now. But as he awaits news about extradition to the U.S. from New Zealand, he’s become unusually quiet.

Exclusive interview: The teens who took over Twitter

A teenage prank on Twitter turned into the hack heard round the world Tuesday — and VentureBeat now has the story behind it. Through an exclusive interview with the two New Zealand kids whose code spread around the world in minutes, we learned exactly how idle mischief from down under turned the fast-growing microblogging site upside-down.