Gadgets

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.

iPhone 6 worth 168 Rolls-Royces

This two-of-a-kind iPhone 6 is offered for sale at $158 million.

The pink diamond-studded handset is claimed to be the most expensive iPhone ever sold.

Apple's obsessive 'iSheep' fans

iSHEEP: What makes consumers identify with a brand so strongly?

Being part of groups plays an important role in everything that we do, including the "brand groups" we may belong to.

iPhone pre-orders at record 4m

A woman holds a mock iPhone 6 plus (and an iPhone 5s as she waits in a line in front of an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district.

Record number of first day pre-orders for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but NZ is yet to come to the party.

Google's super cheap Android

Android One based mobiles are on display during its launch in New Delhi.

$130 Android One initiative which aims to boost sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and quality software.

Texters get own lane

Residents look at a sign with the words 'China's First Cellphone Lane' explaining the use of a lane that separates those using their phones as they walk from others in south-west China's Chongqing Municipality.

Chinese city offering a path for those too engrossed in their phones to watch where they are going.

LG accused of sabotage

A Samsung employee holds a smartphone remotely controlling a WW9000 washing machine at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin.

Samsung accuses executives from rival of vandalising its washing machines in Germany.

Smart cars talk to each other

An Acura RLX sedan tows another with Honda's virtual tow technology that creates a wireless link between two cars.

Cars that drive themselves now chatting with each other.

What's the time Mr Cook?

Apple Watch

Apple has released a smartwatch along with new versions of its iPhones, but will consumers flock to the new products?

Samsung swipe at Apple geniuses video

It Doesn't Take a Genius.

You didn't expect Samsung to let Apple's slew of announcements pass without weighing in, did you?

In search of Apple's missing 'i'

Apple Watch.

One thing was missing from the launch of Apple's smartwatch; the "i" in front of Watch.

The end of the iPod

iPod

It inspired a new business model and turned a struggling computer maker into the most valuable company in the world.

Droplet makes phones microscopes

Dr Steve Lee from the ANU Research School of Engineering created a plastic droplet that can be hooked into smartphones to create a cheap high-powered microscope.

Inventors of a smartphone microscope and Ebola-fighting resources have won Australia's Oscars of science.

When tablets turn Pro

Third time luck: paired with the optional Type Cover or a keyboard, the Surface Pro 3 is a true workhorse.

Dean Edwards talks through some of the key features of Microsoft's answer to Apple's iPad line.

Ten little things from Apple

CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.

With all the hype around Apple's product launch yesterday, there were a few snippets of information you may have missed.

Silicon Welly Apple launch video

HARD CORE: Jamie Wilson held an Apple party early this morning as the company revealed their newest gadgets to the world.

Wellington enjoyed its own version of the much-hyped Apple launch today.

Apple Watch, iPhone 6 unveiled video

iPhone 6 Apple Watch launch

Apple enters the wearable technology market, launching a smartwatch alongside new iPhones.

Cool intro to Surface Pro 3

PRO TRIP: Dr Michelle Dickinson takes apart a Surface Pro 3 tablet on stage at TechEd New Zealand in Auckland.

Like a microscopic Time Lord exploring a Dalek, Doctor Nano Girl got into the guts of the newest tablet at TechEd.

Are the new iPhones boring?

iPhone 6 and iPhone PLus

OPINION: I'm a little underwhelmed by the latest iPhone - I always am. But Apple's not about innovation, but refinement.

Tap and go for iPhone 6

An Apple iPhone making a tap and go transaction behind CEO Tim Cook.

Visa aims to roll out a new security feature which will be implemented with Apple Play.