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The data-tracking market is now a multibillion dollar business.

Are these the must-have gadgets of the year - or a sign of technology gone mad?

Macbook compromises a bit much video

In case you are the kind of person who wants a gold laptop.

I’m not sure if I’m ready for the new Macbook. I’m not sure Apple are either.

First Apple Watch game revealed

We now have our first decent idea of what watch-based play may look like.

Westpac's Apple smart watch plans

An Apple Watch on display at the Sydney Apple Store last week.

The app will let customers make payments and transfer money with their wristwatch.

Chimps no chumps with drone video

The chimp deals swiftly to the airborne intruder.

Forget privacy laws. When chimps see a drone they don't call the cops. They smash it out of the sky.

REVIEW: New Macbook brings iPad's minimalism to laptop

The new MacBook is available online at the Apple store starting at NZD $1,999 in silver, gold, or space gray.

From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad.

Big turnout for glimpse at Watch

A man wearing cardboard hat depicting an Apple Watch, reacts as he tries on the watch after it went on display the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district April 10, 2015. Apple Inc expects tremendous interest for its new smartwatch and demand to outstrip supply as consumers get an up-close look on Friday at CEO Tim Cook's first major product.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Aussie Apple fanatics crowd Sydney street to get the world's first up-close look at smartwatch.

Amazon's latest drones get green lit

Amazon's PrimeAir service aims to deliver packages to people's doors via drone.

Online retailer has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors.

Samsung expects S6 shortage

Celebrity model Amanda S at the Samsung new products press conference at Hullett House in Tsim Sha Tsui District on April 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. Samsung held a press conference to introduce their new products Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Hong Kong, which they descirbe as the most advanced mobiles on the market. They will be available on April 10.  (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Samsung)

Korean tech company expects new Galaxy S6 models to set shipments record.

Living with the Apple Watch for a week

An Apple Watch is shown during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (United States - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

The first thing I can tell you is that it's quite an addictive little device.

Apple Watch: Early reviews are mixed

The consensus is the Apple Watch won't change your life - yet.

What are they saying about the Apple Watch? It's the best out there, but it has a way to go.

Apple doesn't want lines for Watch

An Internal memo urges Apple staff to tell customers to order Apple Watch online instead of waiting outside retail stores.

Internal memo urges staff to tell customers to order Apple Watch online instead of waiting outside stores.

Bionic boot a robot you can wear video

The Walking Assist Clutch increases walking efficiency by 7 per cent.

Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton to make walking more efficient and easier.

Charge your phone in 60 secs

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Scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.

Smart watch could be a time saver

If we use the Apple smart watch for good, it could make us more successful in business, starting with additional accountability.

New wearable tech could be the missing link for businesses.

Tablet trailblazer at five

Andreas Schobel reacts after being among the first to purchase an Apple iPad in San Francisco, California April 3, 2010.

Happy fifth birthday to the leader of the tablet revolution, the Apple iPad.

Review: Samsung A3 smartphone

The Samsung A3 costs $499 and is available in stores now.

REVIEW: It may be described as a 'selfie camera', but don't dismiss this phone if you're over 25.

Microsoft launches 'budget' Surface tablet

The cheaper version of the Surface Pro 3 sells for $799.

Microsoft has rolled out a lower-priced Surface tablet in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. 

3D printing prosthetics

Seven-year-old California girl Faith Lennox has received a new left hand created by a 3D printer at Build It Workspace in Orange County.

Seven-year-old's 'robohand' only costs $50, and when she outgrows it can easily build a replacement.

Trade Me tests rescue drone

A Flirtey drone has been tested by Land Search and Rescue in a trial funded by Trade Me.

There's a lot of hype around using drones for commercial deliveries but they may have more important uses, Trade Me boss says.

Bionic ants - the future workforce video

FUTURE WORKFORCE: These Bionic Ants could be the future of the factory workforce.

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems.

Crackdown on drones

Illustrarion of a drone flying over Saint-Cloud on Febuary 27, 2015 in Paris. One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris' Bois de Boulogne park on the western edge of the French capital, for the purposes of a television report, will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on February 26, 2015. Flying drones over the capital is illegal under French law.  AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET

A move to toughen penalties for wayward drone operators is backed by a Hamilton man who breached drone rules.

Apple Watch has FDA attention

The Apple Watch is expected to be released in New Zealand this year.

The FDA says it will give the technology industry leeway to develop new products.

Time machine obsession

Theoretical physicist Ronald Mallett pours dry ice into a ring laser at a laboratory at the University of Connecticut. Mallett has devoted his research to time travel.

Theoretical physicist has an equation and plans for a device that could put him in touch with his late father.

$60 to evade prohibition

A WAY AROUND THE CENSORS: A Chinese-made portable media player, which North Koreans call "Notel".

Portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite Govt efforts to ensure isolation.

Switching from smart to dumb phones

Nick Fuentes with his beloved Nokia 208 after breaking so many smartphones.

Abandoning your smartphone for an older-style mobile phone frees you to pay more attention to the world around you.

Eliminate phone envy - for a price

Eeny Meeny: Is it worth signing up to a smartphone trade-up deal?

Is it worth signing up to a smartphone trade-up deal? Blayne Slabbert checks them out.

Kiwis mobile data obsessed video

New calling: Are you addicted to your phone?

Survey shows half of young Kiwis would rather give up calls and texts than mobile data.

Intel takes aim at the mobile market again

TAKING AIM: Intel has been playing catch-up after falling behind in high-growth areas such as mobile chips, but it's taking aim at the mobile market again.

With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market.

Samsung's new phones may edge out Apple

The Samsung S6 Edge 32GB version will cost $1349.

If you love smartphones and design, Samsung has a new object of desire for your look book.

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