Gadgets

This gadget helps steal cars

A "Relay Attack device" that is said to be a new tool for car thieves that can capture signals from key fobs.

A device that lets thieves steal cars that use key fobs has been identified by a watchdog group in the US.

Smartwatch pioneer shuts down

Pebble offered the first smartwatch that enabled users to receive phone notifications on their watch, send and receive ...

Pebble will stop selling and promoting its line of smartwatches after the company was bought by Fitbit.

Remote locking traps car thief

BMW employees have been able to remotely lock a stolen vehicle trapping the car thief inside.

A suspect in a US car theft had a rude awakening when the car he allegedly stole seemed to take on a life of its own.

Why Fitbit is beating Apple Watch

Fitbit's most expensive device sells for US$250, and it has GPS tracking, music controls and message notifications.

Fitbit appears to have had the right idea from the start. It is geared toward a particular use - exercise.

Review: Google Wifi

You can easily manage Google Wifi units from an app on your smartphone, even remotely.

Google has just released its new wi-fi system that's built around so-called "mesh" networking technology.

Samsung may drop headphone port

A report says dropping of the 3.5mm port would allow the new Galaxy phones to be thinner.

A report says dropping of the 3.5mm port would allow the new Galaxy phones to be thinner.

Why 3D printing failed

​The 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

​The 3D printing bubble has burst, with part of the blame placed on unrealistic expectations.

Oculus controllers make a difference

While the Touch is technically an optional accessory for gamers, it really isn't.

Everything feels different when your arm and hand movements are reflected into the digital world.

Beacons making a comeback

Companies like Google are making it possible for people to use the feature without downloading any apps, which had been ...

After failing to take off in shops, beacons are starting to be used more with banks and airports.

Robot can do your laundry

Shin Sakane demonstrates the Laundroid which can do your washing.

The refrigerator-size device can not only wash and dry garments, but also sort and fold.

Nokia phones poised for comeback

The Nokia consumer brand lives on as the badge on cheaper, entry-level "feature phones" sold mainly in Asia, India and ...

Success will require stealing business from Apple, Samsung and other players in a cut-throat industry.

Review: Apple Watch Nike+

Apple Watch Nike+ costs the same as the Apple Watch Series 2: 38 mm at NZ$599 and 42mm at NZ$649.

The new Apple Watch Nike+ is trying to do something other fitness trackers aren't: be your buddy.

Review: Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 comes in six colours.

They say size matters. It definitely does when it comes to Huawei's latest XXL-sized phablet, the Mate 9. 

'Rifle' can take down drones

The DroneGun isn't meant for drone hobbyists or their vengeful neighbours.

The DroneGun isn't meant for drone hobbyists or their vengeful neighbours.

Review: Sony Xperia XZ

The Xperia XZ costs $1099 and is available now.

Sony's new flagship smartphone is a great device, but it faces fierce competition.

MacBook Pro: Sleek but frustrating

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The new Macbook Pro is a step towards a future many of us aren't quite ready for.

Megaphone shouts other languages

The megaphone is able to match spoken Japanese to 300 preset expressions in English, Korean and Chinese with a press of ...

Panasonic has made an intelligent megaphone that can issue commands in Chinese, English and Korean.

The challenges of Apple Glass

Apple would have to convince users that their new glasses are easy to use and will not lead us into brick walls.

Apple would have to convince users that their new glasses are easy to use and will not lead us into brick walls.

Apple may launch curved iPhone

Next year's iPhone could help Apple spark a rebound because of the 10th anniversary.

The curved screen is among several prototypes Apple requested from suppliers for the next iPhone.

How Apple lost China

Apple doesn't run a vibrant online social community for users the way some of its local rivals do.

After initially making good progress, Apple has been shunted aside by two phone companies who came out of nowhere.

The PC isn't dead yet

The PCs with high-end features and price tags to match have held up better that the overall PC market this year.

Personal computers may not matter as much as they used to. But they still matter, and money remains to be made.

iPod father's new smart karts

Actev is targeting the Arrow, which has a base price of about US$1000, at what it sees as a hole in the market - 5- to ...

Tony Fadell helped create the iPod. Now he's betting that the next big thing will be go-karts.

Prank video crashing iPhones

The bug affects all iPhone models and operating systems from the current one back to iOS 5.

A bug in the form of a corrupted video has been crashing iPhones.

Facebook drone crash probed

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few hundred metres for 96 minutes.

This is the latest setback for Facebook's goal of connecting billions more people to the internet.

Apple to replace faulty batteries

Reports of iPhone 6S devices unexpectedly shutting down date back to October of last year.

It will replace the batteries on some models of the iPhone 6S that could unexpectedly shut down.

Note recall didn't damage Samsung

The poll found 92 per cent of current users would probably buy another Samsung product in general.

The poll found 92 per cent of current users would probably buy another Samsung product in general.

Apple stops making routers

Apple hasn't refreshed its routers since 2013 and has now disbanded the division.

Apple hasn't refreshed its routers since 2013 and has now disbanded the division.

Apple will fix 'touch disease'

The iPhone 6 Plus.

The tech company will repair iPhone 6 Plus devices with the issue for $210.

Hands-on: 360-degree cameras

The Gear 360 delivers solid video and stills and is the size of a golf-ball with a steroid habit.

A new breed of camera is helping create a revolution in photography. 

Apple eyeing smart glasses

Chief executive Tim Cook is under pressure to deliver new products amid slowing sales of the iPhone.

While still in an exploration phase, the device would connect to iPhones, show images and other information.

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