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Scientists make world's tiniest engine

An artist’s rendering of the Cambridge nano-engine. Polymer-coated gold nanoparticles expand when cooled and contract ...

​Picture an ant. It's fuzzy, black and small, and capable of carrying up to 50 times its own body weight.

How to choose a strong password

Create a list of passwords and treat it as you would anything else that's valuable.

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Kids and phones: 8 rules to live by

In today's world, few things carry more power than the glowing screen of a phone.

David Hopkins shares the rules he developed when he bought his daughter a smartphone.

Why I stopped students using tech

Some university professors don't let students use computers during lectures.

Some university professors don't let students use computers during lectures.

Delete Facebook to improve battery life

The mobile browser version of Facebook is very much like the app.

Would you like an extra 15 per cent to 20 per cent more battery life on your smartphone?

What images hook Netflix viewers

While the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black featured eight cast members in its Season 1 image, Netflix scaled back to ...

Netflix has found that its viewers spend only 1.8 seconds considering whether to watch a show.

Chrome topples Internet Explorer

Google's Chrome registered a collective desktop market share for all versions of the browser of 41.67 per cent in April.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer king of the browser hill.

How to declutter your digital life

It's never too late to rationalise your digital life.

I wouldn't classify myself as a Luddite​, far from it. But I'm not the most disciplined technology user.

Boy paid $14k for Instagram bug

The flaw was found by a 10-year-old who plans to spend the reward money on a new bike.

The flaw was found by a 10-year-old who plans to spend the reward money on a new bike.

Smartphone injuries top $400k

Since 2012 750 people have been injured in incidents involving cellphones.

ACC claims show that smartphone-related accidents are on the rise in New Zealand.

Global Threat Intelligence report shows retail weakspot

Dimension Data's 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report shows the the retail sector had the highest number of attacks ...

Businesses need to be prudent as global cybercrime becomes more sophisticated, warns an IT security agency ahead of the first Government Cyber Security Summit.

5G will 'transform our world'

The 5G rollout represents the biggest expansion of the internet to date.

The 5G rollout represents the biggest expansion of the internet to date.

Radiohead 'erased' from internet

The "internet erasure" may foretell the release of Radiohead's long-anticipated ninth album.

The "internet erasure" may foretell the release of Radiohead's long-anticipated ninth album.

The new mouse will be your eyes

Headset-mounted laser beams aimed at eyeballs will turn your peepers into a mouse.

Headset-mounted laser beams aimed at eyeballs will turn your peepers into a mouse.

Why Apple should buy Tesla

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon has proven to be the greatest visionary of our times.

Apple needs another Steve Jobs to reinvent itself otherwise it will join the ranks of HP and Compaq.

Formless computers of the future

"Over time, the computer itself - whatever its form factor - will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your ...

You've heard of the internet of things. But what about computers that aren't things at all?

Samsung forges ahead of rivals

Gloom may be settling over the computer industry but Samsung is expected to cope better than most.

Gloom may be settling over the computer industry but Samsung is expected to cope better than most.

Do you earn less than an intern?

Silicon Valley interns can find themselves working on live projects that have the potential to earn substantial money ...

The median monthly base salary for an intern at some of the big tech companies is $9800.

'He needs to be stopped'

A 2011 Facebook photograph of Paul William Todd Abbott.

Is an online lothario, once dubbed the "modern Artful Dodger", up to his old tricks?

Top tweets to airlines

Delayed, late, cancelled: what's the common word tweeted to airlines?

Twitter message to the world's airlines mostly filled with gratitude.

'Fake' police porn email

A victim went to Te Awamutu police with the message, which appeared on their phone.

This is the police, you've been blocked for watching porn, the message claims. But the police say don't fall for it.

Waterlogged iPhone divides families

Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, right.

The two boys went missing on a fishing trip. Eight months later an iPhone was discovered.

Secrets of the universe now online

A visitor takes a phone photograph of a large back lit image of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the  Science Museum's ...

Scientists trying to divine the fundamental nature of the universe have made their data available to anyone.

iPhone cracking will stay secret

The FBI will not disclose how a third party hacked the iPhone of a shooter.

The FBI will not disclose how a third party hacked the iPhone of a shooter.

Real-time videos amaze and disgust

This real-time video of a sinking Titanic was made to promoted an upcoming video game.

This real-time video of a sinking Titanic was made to promoted an upcoming video game.

'Beautiful people' website hacked

The breach included some 15 million private messages sent between members of the website.

The personal data of 1.1 million users of BeautifulPeople.com is being sold by data traders.

Cleared to land, via TV

Some airports are now testing "remote towers" from Saab and Thales that allow controllers sitting hundreds of kilometres ...

Automated systems watch skies as airports can't find enough air traffic controllers.

Writing the perfect email

How formal is too formal when signing-off an email?

Can you sign off an email with 'xx'? Are you being too formal? It all depends on what your job is.

Volpara lists on ASX

Volpara Health Technologies chief executive, Dr Ralph Highnam, says listing on the ASX was a significant milestone for ...

Wellington-based med-tech company, Volpara​ Health Technologies, is listing on the Australian stock exchange to further its global growth.

Tweens, teens and screens

Miranda Harcourt with daughter Thomasin McKenzie, 15.

With tensions rising as parents try to rein in kids' techno habits.

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