Hitchhiking robot vandalised

The anthropomorphic robot, hitchBOT, trying its luck in Nova Scotia.

Robot on free ride around the world comes to a sticky end in the US.

Snapper ripped off online

280715. Photo:Loren Dougan/Fairfax nz. Photo of Jade Cvetkov at her home in masterton, who paid for a camera lens online but the lens never turned up.

Jade Cvetkov thought the money her mother left her would fulfil a dream, but it bought her only heartbreak.

14 million now on Windows 10

Windows 10 has won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

Microsoft says its new operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers across the world.

Electronic Arts strikes back

EA expects Star Wars Battlefront...

'Worst company in America' foresees extremely strong preorders for Star Wars: Battlefront.

The wearable you already own

You already own a perfect wearable device.

A truly wearable device should feel like clothes. The Apple Watch isn't clothing, it's jewellery.

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digital living

Two fishhooks found in Windows 10

A couple of surprises have been found under the bonnet of Microsoft's latest operating system.

InternetNZ says customers on capped broadband plans may want to check a setting used to distribute Microsoft updates.

Google fights 'right to be forgotten' globally

Search giant may be fined for failing to apply the 'right to be forgotten' ruling outside Europe.

Twitter used to hack US computers

Will the internet spy on you?

gadgets

Obama wants fastest computer ever

US President Barack Obama  at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University earlier this year.

President's latest project aims to build a supercomputer that can process a billion-billion operations per second.

Microsoft beats Google

Search engine punished for unfairly demanding billions of dollars for use of patents covering Wi-Fi and video downloads.

Security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger CAN hack into TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles and make the famously accurate guns miss the intended target.

Smart rifle gets hacked

Security experts uncover weaknesses in internet-connected self-aiming firearms that lets hackers can take control.

games

Calling all 80s toys Nostalgiatrons video

He-Man charges into battle in Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

It's time to play with all your favourite 80s action figures again in Ubisoft's Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

What's in Witcher 3's new mode?

New Game Plus lets you carry over your experience, most items, and alchemy recipes, while also making all enemies stronger.

According to Bethesda's Pete Hines, Fallout 4 was already feature complete prior to being announced, and the company's focus is now on bug-fixing.

Fallout 4 'basically done'

Bethesda says the post-Apocalypse open world was complete prior to being announced, and its focus is now on bug-fixing.

social networking

Facebook gets its own airforce video

Aquila, a drone with a 40-metre wingspan built by social media company Facebook to deliver internet to remote parts of the world.

The social network unveils its giant drone, the size of a 737, which can fly for three months straight without landing.

Facebook ordered to allow pseudonyms

German privacy watchdog says Facebook can't stop its users from using fake names.

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

Apps

Fourteen million now on Windows 10

Windows 10 has won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

Microsoft says its new operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers across the world.

Windows 10's more secure sign in video

Forget passwords, now your personal computer can recognise you, stopping others logging on and stealing files.

Yahoo's new video messaging Livetext.

Yahoo's silent video text app

Instead of using audio, Livetext app has a text feature that appears on top of live video.

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Electronic Arts strikes back

Publisher once called 'worst company in America' foresees extremely strong preorders for Star Wars: Battlefront.

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