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Meet the world's angriest robot

A robot is being built to help call centre staff deal with irate customers.

What's scarier than an evil robot? A human who's spent 10 minutes on hold.

New iPhone snuck into ad?

The iPhone 5C.

Apple may have accidently published an image of the rumoured iPhone 6C on its website.

Flexible laptop comes at a price

The Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop costs $2499.

REVIEW: If you've ever touched your laptop screen after using your smartphone and being disappointed nothing happened, it might be time to look at a hybrid computer..

Keepod sticks it to Windows

The Keepod is primarily intended to assist people in developing countries, reminiscent of the early Linux-power netbooks.

REVIEW: Running Android on a old Windows PC, Keepod keeps your desktop in your pocket.

Apple can't trademark round corners

Samsung' Galaxy S4  and Apple's iPhone 5 alongside each other in Seoul on May 13, 2013.

Ruling that said iPhone's design was protected has been thrown out in court appeal.

Mass Effect boss joins HoloLens

Canadian developer Casey Hudson has joined the video game production wing at Microsoft Studios as creative director.

Casey Hudson, who served as the director on the Mass Effect series, has joined Microsoft Studios.

End of the Apple TV dream

The 27-inch iMac is as close as you'll get to an Apple television.

One of the most persistent rumours about Apple looks to have been permanently quashed.

Do you have 'nomophobia'?

Get anxious if your phone isn't on you? Researchers are working out why.

What is it, you ask? Well, no-mobile-phone-phobia. Yes, that anxiety now has a name

Google's self-driving car graduates to public streets

A two-seater prototype of Google's self-driving car, right, slows down as a SUV crosses its path during a demonstration at Google in Mountain View, California.

Even as Google plans to test its fleet of 100 pod-like self-driving cars on US roads, its business model remains a bit of a mystery.

Taking a tour of the Apple Watch video

MEA Mobile developer Mat Nuckowski, left, and chief executive Rodney Macfarlane check out the new Apple Watch at a wet Hamilton Gardens.

It's sleek, shiny and not available in New Zealand yet. But one Hamilton firm has the Apple Watch in hand and is already working out how it will change life.

From controllers to self-driving

Nvidia's electronic dashboard inside an automobile.

Nvidia is pushing to crack the emerging market for driver assistance systems.

What's in the new iPhone?

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19:  A shopper ltries out the new Apple iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on the first day of sales of the new phone in Germany on September 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people had waited in a line that went around the block through the night in order to be among the first people to buy the new smartphone, which comes in two versions: the Apple iPhone 6 and the somewhat larger Apple iPhone 6 Plus.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Reports of new colour, better camera and more processing power for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Robo-pets to replace real ones

The insides of one of Sony's intelligent robot dogs, Aibo.

Cats and dogs could be replaced with the robotic kind in households worldwide by 2025, an Australian professor predicts.

Bureaucracy barrier for exoskeleton

A ReWalk robotic exoskeleton at the Kanagawa Rehabilitation Centre in Atgugi, Japan.

Despite Japan's prowess in robotics, advocates say high-tech prosthesis could be stymied by bureaucracy.

Bros conquer worlds bots

Brothers Jack and Steven Barker have made a name for themselves in the robotics world.

Two Auckland brothers dominate at robotics world championships.

Can smart mirrors save sales?

The MemoryMirror is described as the world's first body-controlled smart mirror.

New trend is a way for stores to catch up to online rivals like Amazon.

Education takes on new dimension

Newmarket Primary School now boasts a 3D printer.

These primary students can make anything they want from the comfort of their classroom thanks to a new 3D printer.

Watches banned from Massey

Massey University fears devices like this Apple Watch could be used to cheat in exams

Massey University has banned all watches from its examination rooms because it fears "smart watches" could be used to cheat.

Nasa's Greased Lightning drone video

The G10 Greased Lighting can take off and hover like a V-22 Osprey.

It looks like the Spruce Goose, but it's actually Nasa's prototype for new breed of drone.

Who watches the Watch lovers?

A woman wearing a mock-up of an Apple Watch stands in front of an Apple sign at an electronics store in Tokyo April 24, 2015. The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Apple Watch owners have being flocking to Reddit, begging for friends.

Newscopters become newsdrones

A police helicopter flies past a UAV drone.

Murky legal limitations for newsgathering by drone.

Inside Microsoft's virtual reality video

The Microsoft HoloLens looks like it belongs in a late 90s sci-fi film.

Josh Fagan sets his eyeballs on the HoloLens, Microsoft's latest gadget that looks like a prop from a sci fi film.

UAE sending Hope to Mars video

Sarah Amiri, deputy project manager of the United Arab Emirates Mars Mission, talks during a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission in Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates unveils plans for first Arab mission to Mars.

Can Samsung finally edge out Apple? video

Samsung Galaxy S6

REVIEW: Samsung really needs its latest phones to be an iPhone-killer, or at least and iPhone-stopper.

Nato testing underwater drones

Crew members of the Nato research vessel NRV Alliance prepare to launch the first of two autonomous underwater vehicles in the North Sea off the coast of Norway.

It's a robot, programmed to search for submarines with little guidance from its operators.

Oculus consumer headset out 2016

The first consumer version of Oculus' virtual reality headset will feature improved head tracking for both standing and seated experiences, updated ergonomics, and a new design.

Consumer version of virtual reality frontrunner features improved head tracking, updated ergonomics, and a new design.

Self-cleaning paint

A super-hydrophobic paint developed by British and Chinese scientists could have great promise for commercial self-cleaning.

Substance that can withstand both oil and sandpaper developed by British and Chinese researchers.

First step to Star Trek replicator

Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.

At the push of a button on Genie's mobile app your food fantasy can be ready in less than a minute.

How Apple changed Molly's life

Molly Watt, who is deaf and blind, says the Apple Watch has helped her navigate city streets.

Deaf and blind British woman says the Apple Watch has transformed her ability to navigate.

Samsung in Marvel Team-up video

Marvel and Samsung Mobile present ‘Assemble’, starring Lionel Messi, Eddie Lacy, John John Florence, Fabian Cancellara and two lucky super fans. If you ever dreamed of being a superhero, now it’s finally possible.

New campaign presents virtual reality tie-in for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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