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Using your Apple Watch

Those who haven't bought one yet will likely face a wait.

Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.

Phones smarter than us

An Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone during a customer set up session at the company's flagship store in Sydney 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/Jason Reed

Renowned futurist says by the time the iPhone 11 is out, it will be as computationally intelligent as we are.

Five Apple Watch alternatives gallery

The Samsung Gear S has not just Bluetooth connectivity like most other smart watches but also WiFi, mobile broadband and voice-calling.

Tech companies from Samsung to Sony and Motorola have been in the smartwatch game a lot longer than Apple.

Most accurate atomic clock ever

Strontium lattice atomic clock means no more excuses for being late.

A record-setting strontium atomic clock could "tick" for 15 billion years.

Lucky catch saves dying drone

A drone (UAV) is pictured flying over Reims, on February 27, 2015. Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested on February 26, 2015 for flying one from a park on the edge of the city.  Witnesses and security forces reported at least five sightings overnight Tuesday to Wednesday and a similar number the night before. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

A fleet-footed photographer has pulled off a miraculous catch to save his drone from a watery death.

Happy birthday, Hubble!

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this image of the planetary nebula, catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour. A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It has ejected its envelope of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. This object is an example of a planetary nebula, so-named because many of them have a round appearance resembling that of a planet when viewed through a small telescope. NGC 6302 lies within our Milky Way galaxy, roughly 3,800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. The glowing gas is the star's outer layers, expelled over about 2,200 years. The "butterfly" stretches for more than two light-years, which is about half the distance from the Sun to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Check out some of the cosmic wonders the Hubble Telescope has captured in its 25 years.

Humanoid robot starts work

A reception employee of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store (R) poses for a photo with a kimono-clad android robot named Aiko Chihira, developed by Toshiba Corp., during its unveiling at the reception desk of the store in Tokyo April 20, 2015. The humanoid robot, originally introduced by Toshiba last year, which can use sign language and introduce itself, started work at the department store reception desk in downtown Tokyo on Monday. It is designed to interact with customers and recently has been upgraded to speak Chinese, a department store offical said. REUTERS/Issei Kato      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers.

Sony unveils new Xperia phone

has unveiled a new high-Sony has unveiled the new Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen.

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4 showing it's still in the smartphone race.

How computers got amazing

An apple Macintosh computer from the 1980's

Gordon Moore, co-funder at Intel, pushed the computer industry to ever-greater heights.

Could these change your life? gallery

The data-tracking market is now a multibillion dollar business.

Are these the must-have gadgets of the year - or a sign of technology gone mad?

Macbook compromises a bit much video

In case you are the kind of person who wants a gold laptop.

I’m not sure if I’m ready for the new Macbook. I’m not sure Apple are either.

First Apple Watch game revealed

We now have our first decent idea of what watch-based play may look like.

Westpac's Apple smart watch plans

An Apple Watch on display at the Sydney Apple Store last week.

The app will let customers make payments and transfer money with their wristwatch.

Chimps no chumps with drone video

The chimp deals swiftly to the airborne intruder.

Forget privacy laws. When chimps see a drone they don't call the cops. They smash it out of the sky.

REVIEW: New Macbook brings iPad's minimalism to laptop

The new MacBook is available online at the Apple store starting at NZD $1,999 in silver, gold, or space gray.

From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad.

Big turnout for glimpse at Watch

A man wearing cardboard hat depicting an Apple Watch, reacts as he tries on the watch after it went on display the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district April 10, 2015. Apple Inc expects tremendous interest for its new smartwatch and demand to outstrip supply as consumers get an up-close look on Friday at CEO Tim Cook's first major product.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Aussie Apple fanatics crowd Sydney street to get the world's first up-close look at smartwatch.

Amazon's latest drones get green lit

Amazon's PrimeAir service aims to deliver packages to people's doors via drone.

Online retailer has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors.

Samsung expects S6 shortage

Celebrity model Amanda S at the Samsung new products press conference at Hullett House in Tsim Sha Tsui District on April 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. Samsung held a press conference to introduce their new products Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Hong Kong, which they descirbe as the most advanced mobiles on the market. They will be available on April 10.  (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Samsung)

Korean tech company expects new Galaxy S6 models to set shipments record.

Living with the Apple Watch for a week

The first thing I can tell you is that it's quite an addictive little device.

Apple Watch: Early reviews are mixed

The consensus is the Apple Watch won't change your life - yet.

What are they saying about the Apple Watch? It's the best out there, but it has a way to go.

Apple doesn't want lines for Watch

An Internal memo urges Apple staff to tell customers to order Apple Watch online instead of waiting outside retail stores.

Internal memo urges staff to tell customers to order Apple Watch online instead of waiting outside stores.

Bionic boot a robot you can wear video

The Walking Assist Clutch increases walking efficiency by 7 per cent.

Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton to make walking more efficient and easier.

Charge your phone in 60 secs

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Scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.

Smart watch could be a time saver

If we use the Apple smart watch for good, it could make us more successful in business, starting with additional accountability.

New wearable tech could be the missing link for businesses.

Tablet trailblazer at five

Andreas Schobel reacts after being among the first to purchase an Apple iPad in San Francisco, California April 3, 2010.

Happy fifth birthday to the leader of the tablet revolution, the Apple iPad.

Review: Samsung A3 smartphone

The Samsung A3 costs $499 and is available in stores now.

REVIEW: It may be described as a 'selfie camera', but don't dismiss this phone if you're over 25.

Microsoft launches 'budget' Surface tablet

The cheaper version of the Surface Pro 3 sells for $799.

Microsoft has rolled out a lower-priced Surface tablet in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. 

3D printing prosthetics

Seven-year-old California girl Faith Lennox has received a new left hand created by a 3D printer at Build It Workspace in Orange County.

Seven-year-old's 'robohand' only costs $50, and when she outgrows it can easily build a replacement.

Trade Me tests rescue drone

A Flirtey drone has been tested by Land Search and Rescue in a trial funded by Trade Me.

There's a lot of hype around using drones for commercial deliveries but they may have more important uses, Trade Me boss says.

Bionic ants - the future workforce video

FUTURE WORKFORCE: These Bionic Ants could be the future of the factory workforce.

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems.

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