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Trans-Tasman cable welcomed

cable

11:48 AM  Spark, Vodafone and Telstra will lay a subsea communications cable between Raglan and Sydney.

Hackers' 9/11 threat not credible

Police still pledge to take extra precautions after Sony hackers' threat to The Interview premiere is dismissed by Homeland Security.

Support for talk of trans-Tasman cable

Uber workers access God View

gadgets

France moves to ban 'e-joint'

KanaVape's hemp vaporiser.

Health minister wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette.

Victory for Apple in music suit

Jury finds Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold iPods and songs with copy-protection software.

Alexander Herzog, a doctoral student at Max Planck Society, pushes Athena, the first humanoid robot to fly as a passenger.

Robot takes to the skies

Athena becomes the first robot to travel human-style from the US to Germany.

games

Hearthstone now on Android

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft's Goblins vs Gnomes expansion.

Blizzard's digital card game is now available for Android tablets in New Zealand.

E.T. gets Smithsonian spot

One of the worst tie-ins ever added to the video game history collection at museum.

Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Lara Croft and the co-op puzzle

REVIEW: Does this sequel to the 2010 sleeper hit reach the same heights, or does it somersault into a pit trap?

social networking

Facebook dumps Bing results

Bing Search Engine.

Social network has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its site.

Instagram bigger than Twitter

Photo-sharing app hits 300 million users, announces massive spam accounts cull.

Facebook wants the right to challenge and reject bulk warrants for information.

Facebook's Manhattan battle

Social network wants the right to challenge and reject bulk warrants for information.

Apps

Uber new driver screening tech

After weeks of bad press, taxi app service Uber introduces new driver screening methods using 'scientific analysis'.

10 min ago  After weeks of bad press, ride-sharing service introduces new driver screening methods using "scientific analysis".

App airs corporate dirty laundry

Forget Facebook, office workers can now air their grievances and gossip via anonymous social network.

NOT GATHERING DUST: "A second display can increase productivity up to 48 per cent," Rahul Dewan says.

iPad becomes a Mac display

The Duet Display app is designed to get you some extra use out of your iPad.

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Lara Croft and the co-op puzzle

REVIEW: Does this sequel to the 2010 sleeper hit reach the same heights, or does it somersault into a pit trap?