Gadgets

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.

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.

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.

First look: Apple iPhone 6

SCALE: Left to right: iPhone Plus, iPhone 6, and the older iPhone 5.

REVIEW: The latest versions of Appleā€™s iPhones are here and they are bigger, but are they better?

Reaction to Apple's new gear gallery video

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds the iPhone 6 Plus and wears the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 6 is here, but it's Apple's new watch that's captured much of the attention.

First look: Apple Watch

The Apple Watch.

REVIEW: Is the Apple Watch any good? First impressions are: handy, but not essential.

Five takers for iWatch

The Samsung Gear S can operate without being paired to a smartphone.

The IFA consumer electronics show was full of new smartwatches, but how do they all compare?

Apple's next big thing?

Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York

Company on a mission to prove it's still got the power to mesmerise the masses.

Amazon Fire sale

FIRE SALE: Amazon's Fire smartphone price has been slashed.

Online retailer has slashed the price of its Fire smartphone, a day before Apple unveils its latest iPhone.

iPhone 6: what would you do?

DON'T LET GO: Would you be able to withstand Frozen for Apple?

We survey our readers about their thoughts on the upcoming release.

iPhone 6, Watch launch: Live

iWATCH: Apple's big play in the wearables market.

The iPhone 6 is here - and it comes in two sizes - large and larger. But look, here's an Apple Watch.

Hands on Lumia 830 video

The Nokia Lumia 830, Microsoft's 'affordable flagship'.

Microsoft's Nokia wants you to think really hard about how you spend your money.

New Lumia 'selfie phone' video

Lumia 730

Microsoft debuts new 'flagship' and 'selfie' Lumia smartphones at IFA 2014.

New Xperia PS4 compatible

Sony Xperia z3 PlayStation

Sony's new Xperia Z3 smartphone boasts a two-day battery and the ability to act as portable PlayStation.

Phones, watches rule expo

A visitor holds a new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone.

Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups.

Samsung's Oculus at another level

Samsung Gear Virtual Reality

Impressing a journalist who has seen almost every gadget released in the past 10 years is hard, but seeing is believing.

New Notes get jump on iPhone

EXPANSION PACK: The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung unveils two new Galaxy Note smartphones ahead of big-screen iPhones.