What's Minecraft's story?

Telltale's Minecraft Story Mode: Comedian Patton Oswalt stars as Jesse  who is on the hunt for the Order of the Stone to save the Minecraft world.

13 min ago  Comedian Patton Oswalt stars in the first trailer for brick-game's epic choose your own adventure from Telltale.

Facebook looks to Africa

Modern-day Johannesburg, as seen from the "Top of Africa" tower, the tallest building on the continent.

2:23 PM  Africa has more than 1 billion people, yet just 120 use the social network - meaning it's an opportunity Facebook can't ignore.

Bigger than Borderlands

Diverse warriors must put aside their difference to save a dying universe in Battleborn.

1:08 PM  Representatives from dozens of civilisations must unite to stop an evil force from snuffing out the universe's last star in Battleborn.

Scouring social media for news

Banjo founder Damien Patton talks with employees at the Innevation Center in Las Vegas

Banjo peers into more than 1.2 billion social media accounts using image-recognition software - and sells what it finds to the media and brands.

Virtual reality makes me sick

Mercury News reporter Troy Wolverton "walks the plank" while using an Oculus Rift virtual reality system as lab manager Shawnee Baughman, left, and researcher Elise Ogle look on at Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab in Palo Alto, California.

Tech columnist says VR helmet was amazing - but made him feel nauseated and a throbbing headache that lasted all day.

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digital living

iPads affecting kids learning

Schools across the Waikato are adopting the use of devices, such as iPads, in school.

Parents are concerned the use of iPads in classrooms is affecting their children's basic literacy skills.

Can we ever beat Instagram bots?

"Selling followers is a multi-million dollars business. And a bot is worth gold."

Final to set data record

Education key to positive cybercitizens

gadgets

Taking 'super zoom' to a new level

The Nikon P900 produces images at 4,608 by 3,456 pixels.

REVIEW: The Nikon P900 is a "bridge camera" with a lens so long that you'll need to use a tripod or monopod.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.

The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 costs $150.

$150 phone takes on $1000 rivals

Deciding what new phone to buy can often be driven by brands and trends rather than what you need, or can afford.

games

Minecraft launch for Windows 10

Minecraft creators say you'll still get zombies, pigs, armed skeletons, naked sheep, baby squids and all the "weird and wonderful goodness you've come to expect from Minecraft".

A beta version of the hit world-building game Minecraft will launch on Windows 10 on July 29.

Holy WB PC conspiracy, Batman!

Report claims Warner Bros knew Batman Arkham Knight's PC port had problems before launch.

Of the more than 150,000 mostly mobile games classified with the new automated system, 220 were found not fit for sale, including Douchebag Beach Club.

Game censorship no big deal

OPINION: Aussie fans of Douchebag Beach Club may be out of luck, but this is good news.

social networking

Facebook looks to Africa

Modern-day Johannesburg, as seen from the "Top of Africa" tower, the tallest building on the continent.

2:23 PM  Africa has more than 1 billion people, yet just 120 use the social network - meaning it's an opportunity Facebook can't ignore.

Facebook is working on telepathy

Mark Zuckerberg may have been tipping his hand about the future Facebook technology: telepathy.

Social network restores most of its online message boards after protest over the firing of Reddit's director of talent, Victoria Taylor.

Reddit moderator blackout

Social network restores most of its boards after protest over the firing of Reddit's director of talent.

Apps

Scouring social media for news

Banjo founder Damien Patton talks with employees at the Innevation Center in Las Vegas

Banjo peers into more than 1.2 billion social media accounts using image-recognition software - and sells what it finds to the media and brands.

Google Photos' racist tag

New photo app added photos of man's dark-skinned friend to an album tagged "gorillas".

Apple appeals to teens and mums simultaneously with Jamie XX and Pharrell.

Apple Music is a hot mess

Now that Apple Music is available, you would expect things to have cleared up a little. They haven't.

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Battleborn: Bigger and badder than Borderlands

Representatives from dozens of civilisations must unite to stop an evil force from snuffing out the universe's last star in Battleborn.

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