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Giant robot gears up to battle video

MegaBots' Mark II robot.

It looks fearsome. One arm is a missile launcher and the other a cannon. And it's headed for Japan.

What's Siri hiding?

Invites to annual September showcase show Siri may hold the key to some Apple secrets.

Invites to annual September showcase show Siri may hold the key to some Apple secrets.

Kiwi drones crack into US airspace video

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.

Hollywood's new toy hits NZ

Glideboards can reach a top speed of 12kmh.

It may be awhile before Kiwis are zipping around on Lexus hoverboards, but until then the Segway's cool cousin can self-propel people.

Health-tracking to extremes

There's an evolving class of fitness fanatics tracking their every move.

Has the launch of the Apple Watch and other fitness devices got exercise fanatics hooked?

Device reduces shake in GoPro videos

Slick is a steadicam designed to be used with GoPro cameras.

Camera shake is the curse of anyone who has made a sports or action video with jiggly ruining many shots.

Bullied boy gets bionic hand

Josh Cathcart shouldn't be picked on at school any more thanks to his "awesome" new bionic hand.

Nine-year-old has suffered years of "vicious name calling" - but this robotic limb is finally giving him his independence back.

Why we shoud ban killer robots

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from Terminator Genisys.

Here's the argument for banning killer robots before we're swarmed by them.

Ripped off by 'smishing' scam

Alice Nie says her mobile phone account was hacked and money taken from it.

Woman fights back after scammers allegedly charged her Vodafone mobile account.

Battle of the bots

Victoria University students, clockwise from bottom left, Megan Liang, Mayur Panchal, Robert Campbell, Alex Campbell, Michael Pearson and Robby Lopez with their robot for a University of New South Wales competition.

Victoria University students hope to take back title of best automated robot at international competition.

Samsung joins the AI startup race

The singularity is so hot right now as Samsung invests in artificial intelligence startup Vicarious.

The singularity is so hot right now as Samsung invests in artificial intelligence startup Vicarious.

Bros show off silent drone

Seamus Rowe soldering together parts of the drone.

Three brothers hope to make it big in the technology market with an inventive new drone design.

Navy launches 3D printed drone

Southampton engineers test fly a 3D-printed drone off the HMS Mersey.

Drone created on a 3D printer which uses a laser to fuse nylon powder into solid structures.

Mind-controlled movies

Richard Ramchurn's experimental film Scanners lets viewers manipulate the narrative with their mind.

Experimental short-film called Scanners lets you influence what happens on-screen via your brain.

Different shape, same quality

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

Samsung has released two new tablets in New Zealand as it tries to topple Apple from its top spot.

OnHub is Google own WiFi router

Google's OnHub Wi-Fi router has 13 internal antennas to pull internet from different networks.

And the tech giant is pledging not to use its new cylinder to monitor a user's internet activity.

How you learn to hack a car

The Car Hacking Village at the recent DEF CON cybersecurity conference.

The threat posed by car hacking is "finally hitting mainstream, and people are starting to care about it now".

Pitch perfect thanks to prosthetic

Hailey Dawson shows off 'Version 4' of the Flexy-Hand.

Engineering students and a US baseball team have made the seemingly impossible happen for one very special little girl.

IBM launches Linux-only mainframe

IBM's new mainframe LinuxOne Emperor server.

IBM introduces new mainframe server that runs only on the open-source operating system.

Amazon far from over innovating

Amazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Business Insider's Ignition Future of Digital conference in New York City.

Starting with customers and working backwards has kind of become a habit at Amazon, Jeff Bezos says.

Bears bothered by drones

A male bear is hit with tranquilizer shot atop a tree by New Jersey Wildlife officials in East Brunswick, New Jersey July 6, 2011. Zig-zagging across half of New Jersey in what appears to be an increasingly forlorn search for a mate, the lonely black bear is finding himself more often the target of a tranquilizer dart than Cupid's arrow. Known as bear number 6131, the young adult male has been captured by wildlife officials in no less than six towns in little over a year, each time being released into a state wildlife area. His romantic quest was yet again briefly halted on Wednesday as he tumbled unconscious from a tree in a suburban front yard in East Brunswick into a net held by officers from the state's Department of Environmental Protection. Picture taken on July 6, 2011.    REUTERS/
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Don't like drones in your backyard? Neither do black bears, study finds.

Journey into sound and space

Doctor Who 2014.

I'm being followed by a TARDIS and a Dalek.

Both hands on Samsung's new phones

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. Quite a mouthful, and quite a handful too.

Samsung, more than anyone, have won the world over to large phones.

Samsung's new jumbo phones video

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 at the product's launch event in New York.

Will jumbo screens make up for sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out?

Two weeks with the Apple Watch

Those are not real apps.

The Apple Watch is fun but I could happily leave it at home.

Robots start to reproduce

A Cambridge University robot has learnt to make more effective offspring based on how well earlier generations performed.

University's MotherBot shown building its own "cube babies" before watching as they take their first steps.

Robotic lawn mower sale okayed

The makers of Roomba have been given clearance to put their automatic grass cutter on the market.

The makers of Roomba given clearance to put their automatic grass cutter on the market.

'Yolk and shell' charges in 6 mins

MIT researcher  Ju Li's discovery could solve all your flat battery woes.

Phone running out of juice? Not enough time to charge it? We've all been there.

Dutch engineer's drone taxi

Dutch engineer Thorstin Crijns rides on a prototype Quadro.

Thorstin Crijns envisions a quadcopter that can transport passengers autonomously.

New Star Wars ball droid for the home

A Disney-backed start-up has built  a working version of JJ Abrams' new Star Wars droid, BB-8 for you to buy.

A Disney-backed start-up has built a working version of JJ Abrams' new Star Wars droid, BB-8 for you to buy.

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