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Has Google already peaked?

European regulators have been hitting Google hard lately, is this the end of the technology giant's dominance?

Google has been a tech industry leader for years, but now it's jostling for position with firms that have an eye on apps.

NSA shutting data collection programme

The NSA is closing a program to collect phone metadata following the Senate's failure to pass Patriot Act extension.

Patriot Act extension blocked

Online data wake-up call

gadgets

Meet the world's angriest robot

A robot is being built to help call centre staff deal with irate customers.

What's scarier than an evil robot? A human who's spent 10 minutes on hold.

Flexible laptop comes at a price

REVIEW: If you've ever touched your laptop screen after using your smartphone and being disappointed nothing happened, it might be time to look at a hybrid computer..

The iPhone 5C.

New iPhone snuck into ad?

Apple may have accidently published an image of the rumoured iPhone 6C on its website.

games

Wowed by the world of the Witcher

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

REVIEW: The Witcher 3 is an instant classic and arguably the best epic adventure game ever made.

Rockstar sues BBC over GTA film

Game Changer docudrama starring Dan Radcliffe allegedly using Grand Theft Auto trademarks without permission.

Sustainavile

In-app purchase for charity

Free-to-play Sustainavile has all proceeds from microtransactions go to the Save the Children.

social networking

Decoding your status update

What you chose to put on Facebook could reveal some uncomfortable truths about your personality.

3:07 PM  UK research into Facebook users shows we're all basically desperate, vain jerks.

Tweeting your way to unemployment

Losing a job in just 140 characters is all too easy.

Connor Franta at the 2014 VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

YouTube redefines celebrity

2:00 PM  Connor Franta isn't a singer, chef, comedian or athlete, but he's angling to be Oprah for millennials.

Apps

In-app purchase for charity

Sustainavile

Free-to-play Sustainavile has all proceeds from microtransactions go to the Save the Children.

Auckland Airport travel app

New app takes into account real-time flight information and traffic congestion.

App developer Colin Groves has produced a phone application which will ring the Mooloo bell for you. Hundreds of phones can also ring in unison, controlled by a stadium operator. 
Hamilton

No more bloody knuckles video

Would you ring an electronic mooloo bell?

Video

Hoverboard record broken

A Canadian man has smashed the world record for hoverboard travel.

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