How to buy tech as a present

The BB-8 droid from Sphero..

Tech is one of the most popular types of presents you can give at Christmas, but buying gadgets for others can be tough.

The top fitness trends for 2016

There is also a rise in families wanting to get fit together.

Say bye bye bootcamp and hello to yummy mummies, fitbits and streamed gym classes.

Welcome to the Fluxway video

Simon French and Phillip Malcolm hope to see more people on Fluxboards in New Plymouth over the summer.

An New Plymouth entrepreneur hopes a new form of transport will take over the coastal walkway.

Doctors bring stethoscopes to phones

HeartBuds is a listening device that resembles a regular stethoscope.

HeartBuds is a listening device that resembles a regular stethoscope.

Couple let dog film their wedding

The end result might not be easy viewing for those that suffer from motion sickness, but Ryder the husky captured a mesmerising wedding video for her owners.

If you're gobsmacked by the astronomical cost of hiring a videographer for your big day, then here's your solution.

Camera brings VR to the masses

Since the camera has a 180-degree field of view, users just hold the camera steady - there's no need to do a dramatic panoramic sweep.

Your next camera could be a 3D, 180-degree virtual-reality device.

Don't get burnt buying fake Apple products

Apple accessories are some of the most counterfeited products around.

In-demand Apple products such as Beats headphones and iOS accessories like chargers and cables are ripe targets for counterfeiting.

May the droid be with you video

Harvey Norman product and marketing manager Bradley Steven expects the Sphero BB-8 app-enabled droid robots to sell out ahead of the launch of the new Star Wars movie next month.

It will follow you around the house, can do some pretty cool tricks and is a must-have for children's Christmas stockings this year.

The devices that get under your skin

A 'tattoo' such as the one developed in 2013 by Motorola could contain all your personal and health information, plus passwords and access codes.

Fitness trackers are set to triple in popularity by 2020, and some could be skin deep.

Apple TV: Should you buy it?

The Apple TV device is now available in New Zealand.

The latest Apple TV is a great addition to any lounge especially as more Kiwi apps become available.

Parrot unveils drone 'for everybody'

The Bebop Drone 2 will cost US$550 (NZ$850) and work with iPhone and Android devices.

Parrot's new Bebop Drone 2 landed this week with a promise of longer airtime.

Take care before buying a drone

Even the smallest drones, such as the Parrot SWAT, need to comply with CAA rules.

Hobby drones are set to be a popular present item this Christmas, but take care before buying and flying.

Driving with Android Auto

Android Auto gives blends your smartphone with the car's infotainment system.

Everybody's talking about Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but what do these systems actually do?

Static travel with Google Cardboard video

A tablet and a viewer can take students all over the world using Google Expeditions. Berkley Normal Middle School teacher Regan Aspden and student Caden Hull try it out.

It can take you to the bottom of the sea or back to WWII.

10 gadgets that are now obsolete

The original Sony Walkman portable cassette player from 1979.

Do you remember trying to set a VCR or loading a roll of 35mm film into a camera?

Suit can give a 'virtual hug'

The Tesla Suit is designed to work with virtual reality for an immersive, tactile experience.

A company has unveiled a prototype full-body suit covered nodes which translate touch.

Sneak peak at CES 2016

Smarter drones such as the Lily will feature at CES next year.

Smarter wearable devices, zippier drones, more cars, and better TVs will be on display.

Sony finally kills Betamax

Sony Betamax was launched in 1975 but quickly lost ground to the VCR in the infamous "video format wars".

Sony will stop selling Betamax tapes next year – 13 years after the company last made a player.

iPad Pro great for work, not for play

The iPad Pro is a great device for getting work done when a laptop is too bothersome. But it's also a bit pricey, and not great for reading on.

The iPad Pro is a great device for getting work done when a laptop is too bothersome. But it's also a bit pricey, and not great for reading on.

A gadget that blocks drivers' phones

Cellcontrol sells a black box that splits the car into zones, preventing smartphone usage in the driver's seat.

Cellcontrol makes a device that it all but locks down a driver's smartphone when he or she is behind the wheel.

Paper plane drone launched

The PowerUp FPV is made of paper and carbon-fibre.

A toy company is planning to build the world's first paper airplane drone with a live-streaming camera

Explained: Android's new software

Android Marshmallow might not sport so many obvious redesigns, but it does have a bunch of nifty features.

Android phones just got a major software upgrade. Pat Pilcher takes a look and explains what it means.

Tag Heuer unveils first smartwatch

The Tag Connected watch is made of titanium and sold with a choice of seven rubber straps.

Tag Heuer became the first Swiss watchmaker to offer a "smartwatch" to customers.

iPad Pro on sale in NZ this week

The iPad Pro goes on sale in New Zealand this week.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1400 and should show up in stores by the end of the week.

Samsung's latest watch in NZ

The Samsung Gear S2 classic, left, and the Gear S2.

Samsung's latest smartwatch has a new circular design and operating system.

Relic disappearing from dashboards

Carmakers are slowly phasing out CD players on dashboards.

It seems the in-dash CD player's days might be numbered.

Turn any watch into smartwatch

Currently Chronos can make eight different vibration patterns and six different colours, letting you know who is trying to contact you or which app is sending you notifications.

Watch fans don't have to trade in their prized pieces to get the benefits of a connected wearable thanks to this gadget.

Ageing wine process speeds up

Wine Grenade chief executive and co-founder Hamish Elmslie sees a wide market for their product nationally and internationally.

Want aged wine faster? Five university students may have found the answer.

Review: Huawei's smartwatch

The Huawei Watch, which starts from $649, has a 42mm circular face.

Our reviewer tests out Huawei's first attempt at a smartwatch.

Review: Apple's desktops get 4K

The 21.5-inch iMac now comes with the option of a 4K screen while the 27-inch models have 5K.

The big news for the new iMacs is the 4K screen option for the 21.5-inch model.

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