Google unveils latest and greatest

A conference attendee looks through "Cardboard," a viewer that enables the user to view content from a smart phone in 3D, during the Google developers conference in San Francisco.

Google showed programmers all its latest and greatest features at a techfest conference in San Francisco.

Female players in FIFA game video

For the first time in the FIFA franchise you can play as the stars of women's football.

Play football as a top female player in the new FIFA game release, FIFA 16.

'Internet of things' bubble?

Steve Wozniak may be an engineer, but his views on management vs engineer tensions may surprise some.

Apple co-founder warns the "internet of things" industry is showing signs of being a bubble.

Tracking dementia patients

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A new system being tested in Japan uses Wi-Fi trackers on vending machines to find lost dementia patients.

Eye up a mirrorless camera video

The Fujifilm X-T10 weighs about 50 per cent less than the Canon 650D.

REVIEW: I've been reluctant to forgo my trusty Canon 650D for a mirrorless camera.

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digital living

Rural Broadband inquiry call

Improvements to rural broadband are being funded through a levy on phone companies.

Industry body believes rural Kiwis may not be aware of all their broadband options.

Data breaches cost $5.2m a year

Study shows the cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world and is now at about $5.2m a year.

Vox acquires Re/code

The best Gmail hacks

gadgets

Dialing up advice for phones down on the farm

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Getting access to essential farm data while out in the field is a necessity on modern farms. Waikato Farmer takes a look at several smart phones that enable just that.

iOS text bug crashes iPhones

Bug crashes iPhones when a message containing a specific string of text is received.

Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., watches video featuring Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of Industrial Design at Apple Inc. during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2012  in San Francisco, California June 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES  - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

What to make of Ive's promotion

Apple design guru's surprise promotion has left many wondering what his new role at the company will be.

games

Twitch bans adult-only games

Rockstar's Manhunt is one of only 26 games given an Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

Updated Rules of Conduct ban the streaming of any game given an Adults Only rating by North American ratings board.

Horror makes players blind

Industry veterans behind BioShock and Dead Space reveal a first-person horror game where you have no sight.

The new trailer for Mad Max game Savage Road shows the furious car action that players must survive.

Explore the open-world wasteland video

New trailer for Mad Max game shows the furious road action that players must survive.

social networking

Infamous troll finally banned

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Far-right mega-troll who doxed two New York Times reporters may at last be off Twitter - this time for good.

Decoding your status update

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

A New Plymouth carpark on Currie St that defies proper use is the sole subject of the Twitter account @npmysterypark.

Mystery of why drivers fail

A computer engineer is using the power of Twitter to expose a notorious carpark.

Apps

Cortana coming to Android, iOS devices

Named after the AI in its hit Halo series, Cortana is Mircrosoft's 'Phone Companion'.

Microsoft's virtual assistant will be released later this year for users of Google and Apple smartphones.

Periscope up on Android

Twitter is finally making its live-video app available to the majority of smartphone users.

Isaac Mercer's Safe Driver project.

Foreign drivers steered by teen's app video

Generic alerts like "keep left" are provided every 15-20 minutes wherever user is driving.

Video

Play football as a woman in new FIFA game

For the first time the world's highest-selling sports video game franchise will include female football squads.

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