Microsoft takes a big swing at rivals

The Surface Book has a a 13.5-inch display with 267 pixels per inch.

Ever since the smartphone revolution, Microsoft has been on the back foot but this week it finally beat Google and Apple.

Make-or-break year for Sony phones

Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of Sony. presents the new mobile phone Z5 in September.

Sony may consider other options for the phone business if it failed to turn profitable.

Why some iPhones have better batteries

Analysts at Chipworks discovered Apple's A9 actually features one of two system-on-a-chip (SoC) circuits.

There are reports the new iPhones' performance and battery life varies depending on the chip powering it.

Beats' new speaker shows traces of Apple

The Pill+ also gets 12 hours of battery life on a three-hour charge, nearly double the Pill 2.0's 7 hours.

Well over a year after having been bought by Apple, Beats' headphones and speakers still look and sound much the same.

Oculus founder talks GoPro and Minecraft

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey displays an Oculus Touch input during an event.

As Oculus prepares to sell its goggles to consumers next year, its founder outlines the company's plans.

Hands on: Microsoft's new phones

The Lumia 950.

Should Microsoft have rebranded its phones as Surface rather than sticking with Lumia?

The last camera store standing?

Alan, Venus and Robert Lane: their business is stronger than ever.

A small store in Melbourne is bucking the trend of failing camera shops.

Microsoft unveils its first laptop

The Surface Book has a a 13.5-inch display with 267 pixels per inch.

Microsoft has announced the Surface Book, along with new smartphones and a fitness band.

GoPro tips from the pros

Harley Ingleby riding through a barrel with his GoPro attached to the tail of his board.

It can take a while to get the best out of a GoPro camera. Here are some lesser-known tips from the pros.

Apple 'iRing' rumour may come full circle

Two different depictions of what a touch-screen 'iRing' might look like.

The tech giant has filed a patent for a wearable smart ring device.

The holy grail in superfast computing

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, led by Andrew Dzurak, have patented a new design.

Scientists have discovered a way to put quantum computing technology into silicon computer chips.

Don't rush into software updates

Regardless of where your tech allegiances lie, there's no shame in holding off on major updates for at least a few weeks.

Whether it's Apple iOS 9 or Android 6.0, Windows or Mac, there's no reason to rush into major software updates.

Apple quietly makes iCloud opt-out

Users can turn iCloud off or specify which content will be uploaded by going to "iCloud" in their device's settings once the device is set up.

Users setting up a brand new iPhone will no longer be asked whether or not they'd like their content sent to Apple.

Would you buy a $30,000 phone?

Mobiado Professional 3 GCB - Dong Son. Ostentatious, Mobiado be thy name. Combining decorative metal art with the power of modern technology, the Professional 3 GCB brings classical design to the smartphone.

When entering the luxury smartphone market, expect only the best for your money.

No, Apple is not giving away test iPhones

An example of one of the scams, spoofed to look like CNN.

No, you can't get a $1 iPhone 6s to "test".

The missing killer iPhone feature

Peek is one of the most popular new features on the latest iPhones.

Here is how Apple could make its "peek" feature even more invaluable.

Are the new iPhones worth buying?

The new iPhones cost between $1200 and $1800.

Here are some questions to ask yourself before buying the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.

Hands on: Nexus 6P and 5X

The Nexus 6P, left, and 5X.

The first thing I notice when looking at Google's new Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone is the halo surrounding it.

iPhone screens made this tycoon $7b

Yeung Kin-man is the founder and chief executive of Hong Kong-based Biel Crystal Manufactory, one of the biggest suppliers of cover glass to Apple and Samsung.

Every time you've swiped the screen on a new iPhone or entered keystrokes on your Galaxy, you may have helped make Yeung Kin-man very rich.

Google releases new Nexus phones

The Nexus 5X, left, has a plastic back and the Nexus 6P has a metal back.

Google has announced its newest pair of Android smartphones, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

Google upgrades Chromecast device

The new Chromecast, which comes in three colours, will cost US$35 (NZ$55).

Google Chromecast streaming device is getting its first major upgrade - and not a moment too soon.

Google's tablet to take on Apple

The new Pixel C sports a 10.2-inch screen and starts at US$499 (NZ$785).

Google has unveiled a high-end tablet featuring a detachable keyboard and a 10.2-inch screen.

Apple sells 13 million iPhones

The average selling price for an iPhone last quarter was US$660 (US$1042).

Apple made about US$8.5 billion in revenue over the past 72 hours from sales of the iPhone.

'Netflix and chill' button released

The Netflix Switch is a smarthome button that will dim your lights and fire up the streaming media app.

The Netflix Switch is a smarthome button that will dim your lights and fire up the streaming media app.

GoPro unveils new budget camera

The new Hero+ costs $360.

GoPro's newest camera packs wi-fi, waterproofing, 1080P video and 8-megapixel photos into an affordable offering.

Pink iPhone proves popular

The iPhone now comes in pink, with the release of the 6S and 6S Plus.

The iPhone 6s has hit stores globally and customers scrambled to buy the product in pink for the first time.

VR prototype for filmmaking

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe displays a virtual reality headset during an event in San Francisco, California June 11, 2015.

Lucasfilm shows off a prototype program that allows filmmakers to virtually experience mocked-up sets.

Android versus iPhone

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

OPINION: Why I'm ditching Android for iPhone

iPhone 6S greeted by Kiwis first

The queue - both 3D printed and organic - outside Spark's Queen St Store this morning.

New Zealand sees iPhone 6S launch first in the world - but right in the middle of an All Blacks game.

What the Sky upgrade means

Your old MySky decoder will soon get an upgrade.

Several changes are coming in the next few months for Sky TV subscribers.

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