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New iPhone may do 3-D selfies

Apple's next smartphone may have a camera that can map your face.

Apple's next smartphone may have a camera that can map your face.

Room wirelessly charges any device

The room needs to be specially built to provide the wireless power.

No more cord bundles cluttering up the room and no more worrying about a dead phone.

Are older stereos better?

The Kenwood KR-6170 "Jumbo Jet" stereo receiver is considered a classic.

Are there actual reasons that older equipment can sound different or better?

Why Apple TV failed to take off

Apple’s 4th generation TV device now features apps that let you stream movies and TV shows. For Kiwis, it has apps for ...

Time and again, engineers have been forced to compromise on Apple's vision of revolutionising the living room.

Robot like a super-smart pet

Kuri is intentionally designed to be personable and almost life-like.

If you've been dreaming for years about having your own R2-D2 or BB-8, get ready.

Hoverbike inspired by Star Wars

The Scorpion combines a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology.

If you crossed a motorcycle with a drone, you'd end up with something like the Scorpion.

6 ways to take a phone break

The worst thing about taking a break from your phone is that you may miss an Instagrammable moment.

The worst thing about taking a break from your phone is that you may miss an Instagrammable moment.

How Chromebooks conquered schools

Google is releasing new Chromebook models in partnership with Samsung that are designed to appeal to a broader range of ...

Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment - schools.

The world's first edible drone

Pouncer can deliver live-saving supplies to remote areas hit by natural disasters or conflict, such as Aleppo.

The drone costs $260, can travel 40km and can carry 50kg of food into remote disaster areas.

Explaining the new iPhone screens

Apple's LCD screens are easier to see from multiple angles than AMOLED-screen smartphones.

Apple is rumoured to be changing the screen on its new phones which may increase prices.

Customs' new drug laser video

The device can quickly tell customs officers whether they're looking at meth or sugar.

Drug smugglers and dealers beware, the drug laser is here.

Dumb phones: The good and bad

Perks of a dumb phone include a battery life of several days, a durable design, and almost no chance of getting your ...

Dumb phones may be poised to make a comeback, but why would you want one?

Nokia brick may return

Everything old is new again.

Its battery lasted forever, and it was almost indestructible. Now a much loved cellphone is set to make a comeback.

Rumours about the next iPhone

The next iPhone may include a new (possibly curved) screen, higher prices and wireless charging.

The next iPhone may include a new (possibly curved) screen, higher prices and wireless charging.

Do you actually own your device?

Samsung said there are more than 120,000 unreturned Note 7 phones that were put out of action by over-the-air software ...

Companies are exerting greater remote control over their devices - changing how and whether they work.

Review: Oppo R9S smartphone

The R9S feels a lot like the love child of an iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7.

The R9S feels a lot like the love child of an iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7.

Passenger-carrying drone for Dubai

The craft can carry a passenger weighing up to 100kg and will begin regular operations in July.

The craft can carry a passenger weighing up to 100kg and will begin regular operations in July.

How to stop your TV tracking you

The easiest - but most drastic - way to disable your television's tracking is to disconnect it from the internet.

Smart televisions can collect more information about you than you think.

Do smartwatches have a future?

The Gear S3 smartwatch comes in two styles, the Classic and the Frontier, and both cost $599.

Samsung's third generation smartwatch has finally arrived in New Zealand but the gadgets are still struggling to thrive.

Google eyes office drones

Office drones could facilitate the benefits achieved by telepresence conferencing, such as reduced travel expenses and ...

The drone could carry audio-visual equipment including a rotating screen to be used for virtual meetings.

3D TV is dead: What's next?

LG and Sony have both confirmed they will be abandoning 3D TV support in 2017.

Will virtual reality and 360-video be the next big thing or is everyone sick of TV gimmicks?

The no drone zones

A new policy will restrict the use of drones in Marlborough.

The flying gadgets could soon be banned from playgrounds and cemeteries.

Do you need to buy a drone?

The Hurricanes have added a drone to their arsenal of training tools.

Drones, big and small, are increasingly being used to get stunning aerial images most of us thought were out of reach.

Bat Bot, new flying bat-like drone

The bat robot flaps its wings for better aerial manoeuvres, glides to save energy and dive bombs when needed.

The bat robot flaps its wings for better aerial manoeuvres, glides to save energy and dive bombs when needed.

Apple topples Samsung in phone war

Apple sold 78.3 million handsets in the final quarter of 2017, while Samsung sold 77.5m.

Apple has overthrown Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer for the first time in five years.

Yep, people still love the iPhone

Apple sold 78.29 million iPhones in the first quarter ended December 31, up from 74.78 million last year.

Apple has snapped out of the first sales slump in the iPhone's decade-long history.

The race to build a flying car video

Airbus' autonomous flying taxi is called the Vahana.

Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.

Robotic barista is now serving video

"Gordon"not
 can serve up to 120 coffee drinks an hour.

The first robotic barista, named "Gordon", can serve up to 120 coffee drinks an hour.

Dial 11 for your first phone

The younger generation, doing what they love best.

When should kids own their first phone? The issue gets real at the start of intermediate.

Smartphones to expect in 2017

Both Apple and Samsung need their new phones to be successful this year.

 t's that time of the year again - smartphone rumours are swirling, along with "leaked" photos and improbable designs.

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