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Why Apple gets so much coverage

iPhone 6 launch

OPINION: I wouldn't be surprised if technology insiders refer to September as Apple season.

VR's five big roadblocks

The Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype in action.

Virtual reality still has a long way to go before it's ready for consumers, and its biggest proponents know it, too.

Robotic octopus crawls, swims

The octopus robotic swimmer.

Scientists build a robotic octopus capable of swimming in the same way as its biological counterpart.

GoPro's new Heroes

GoPro HERO4: The Adventure of Life in 4K.

Three new tiny cameras introduced, including company's first touchscreen display.

Get your website working for you

In selling technology products business-to-business, the humble website plays an increasingly important role

OPINION: The Apple juggernaut rolled on with the recent launch of the iPhone 6. After three days a stunning 10 million of the phones had been sold.

Phones capture moments best

What's better, your phone's trusty selfie machine...

OPINION: I love taking photos, especially capturing my family's life as it unfolds.

Scientists unveil 'invisibility cloak'

SLEIGHT OF HAND: The cloaking device using four lenses developed by University of Rochester physics professor John Howell and graduate student Joseph Choi.

Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.

Apple responds to bend-gate

A screengrab from an iPhone 6 Plus bend test video on YouTube.

Company has finally responded to reports of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones reportedly bending in their owners' pockets.

FBI slam Apple encryption

FBI Director James Comey takes a question during a news conference regarding James Foley.

Agency director criticises Apple and Google for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure it can't be cracked.

Glass no safer than phone

US woman Cecilia Abadie had to go to court in January after a police officer ticketed her for wearing Google Glass while driving.

Study on driving while texting with Google Glass finds the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use on the road than a smartphone.

iPhone 6 mania hits New Zealand

FRONT OF THE LINE: Early bird iPhone 6 customer Chris Holden gets a handle on his new toy.

The snaking queue outside iPhone launches have become somewhat of a social occasion for Apple fanatics.

Apple does phone feat once more

The new iPhone 6.

OPINION: After months of hype, speculation and anticipation, the latest iPhone is on sale in New Zealand.

Drones ok for moviemaking

US FAA expected to announce that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones

US FAA expected to grant permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones.

Robot battlers hoping to Bolt in

Victoria University engineering students, tRobby Lopez, Henry Williams, Mayur Panchal and Ryan Wolstenholme, make the final changes to Bolt the robot before heading to Sydney to compete in the Australasian National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition.

A team of Wellington engineering students are hoping Bolt the robot has what it takes to beat the Aussies.

iOS 8 microwave hoax video

IpHONE wAVE hOAX

Please don't try charging your iPhone in the microwave.

iPhone 6 bend-gate

iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test

Some iPhone 6 Plus owners discover phone's aluminium body literally bending in their pockets.

PlayStation TV to hit stores

Sony PlayStation TV.

Sony's set-top box to hit will hit stores in the USA and Canada October 14.

Apple fanatic to take breather

BEAT THE QUEUES: Auckland iPhone fans have been "queuing" at Queen St's flagship Spark store since Monday with life-sized emoji reserving their places. Once the customer nears the front of the queue, they receive a text to they can show up in person.

Alex Gordon has finally learned that some things are more important than a new iPhone.

When do you reach gadget overload?

GADGET OVERLOAD: Some people are said to be looking to cut down on their device numbers.

Some people are getting frustrated with owning multiple devices.

10m iPhones sold in 3 days

HANDS ON: Customers get a look at the iPhone 6 in a Sydney shop.

Apple says it has sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale.

Bigger is better

Apple's iPhone 6 sports a larger 4.7-inch display to put more screen real estate at your fingertips.

Another year, another two iPhones. Are they better than what came before? Absolutely.

Why I might return my big iPhone 6

This is how far my thumb can reach on the iPhone 5 (left) and on the iPhone 6 Plus (right).

OPINION: Over the years, I've grown blithely accustomed to the notion that operating a smartphone is a single-handed endeavour. No more.

iPhone 6 passes 'drop' test video

iPhone 6 dropped in Perth

Perth's first owner drops his new phone right outside the Apple store.

Robot cheetah's quantum leap video

The face of the MIT cheetah-bot.

MIT's four-legged robot runs like the super-fast spotted feline and even on its own power, off a treadmill.

Robot acts like English butler

To make a robot that does domestic chores, Siddhartha Srinivasa imagined a British butler. The result is HERB, dexterous enough to give him a pat on the shoulder.

To make a robot that does domestic chores, Siddhartha Srinivasa imagined a British butler.

Two new iPads coming

Report Apple is set to launch two new tablets at its next event in October.

Report Apple is set to launch two new tablets at its next event in October.

Startup takes on VR big guns

Alistair Sharp tries on a Vrvana virtual reality headset, which was made with parts formed by a 3-D printer.

Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift.

Exceptional Samsung tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

REVIEW: Android tablets are more or less the same. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 a rare exception.

Self-driving cars need permit

A prototype Google self-driving car. Google X is building a few hundred self-driving cars that have no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal.

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - until now.

Kiwis fall behind in green ICT

Servers at Fujitsu's Numazu Software Development Cloud Center in Japan.

Fujitsu says the New Zealand public sector has taken its eye off the ball greening its information technology infrastructure.