Gadgets

Apple taps Ive to head design

Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple Inc. speaks to members of the media during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (United States - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

Man who conceived the iconic look of the iPod and iPad promoted to Apple's chief design officer.

LG's curvy, sticky wall-TV

LG's OLED wallpaper-like television sticks to surfaces like a magnet.

Korean company wants to make mounting your TV just as easy as sticking a magnet onto your refrigerator.

The robot that may take your job

An Aethon TUG robotic courier carrying supplies through the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Today’s robots are writing a new chapter in the age-old debate over people vs machines.

'Wiped' Androids flaw

An Android mascot is seen in front of a displayed logo of Apple in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 5, 2015. A U.S. appeals court on May 18, 2015 reversed part of a $930 million verdict that Apple Inc won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, saying the iPhone maker's trademark-related appearance could not be protected. Some observers viewed the litigation as Apple's attempt to curtail the rapid rise of phones using Google Inc's rival Android operating software. Picture taken on May 5.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Half a billion users' details potentially exposed by flaw that leaves data on 'wiped' Androids.

Life-size mech highly realistic

he 8-meter high Patlabor AV-98 Ingram is being exhibited as a promotion for the upcoming film The Next Generation Patlabor: Shuto Kessen.

Movie manga robot model measures eight meters high and weighs 3.5 tonnes.

Hoverboard record broken video

Catalin Alexandru Duru

A Canadian man has smashed the world record for hoverboard travel.

Meet the world's angriest robot

A robot is being built to help call centre staff deal with irate customers.

What's scarier than an evil robot? A human who's spent 10 minutes on hold.

New iPhone snuck into ad?

The iPhone 5C.

Apple may have accidently published an image of the rumoured iPhone 6C on its website.

Flexible laptop comes at a price

The Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop costs $2499.

REVIEW: If you've ever touched your laptop screen after using your smartphone and being disappointed nothing happened, it might be time to look at a hybrid computer..

Keepod sticks it to Windows

The Keepod is primarily intended to assist people in developing countries, reminiscent of the early Linux-power netbooks.

REVIEW: Running Android on a old Windows PC, Keepod keeps your desktop in your pocket.

Apple can't trademark round corners

Samsung' Galaxy S4  and Apple's iPhone 5 alongside each other in Seoul on May 13, 2013.

Ruling that said iPhone's design was protected has been thrown out in court appeal.

Mass Effect boss joins HoloLens

Canadian developer Casey Hudson has joined the video game production wing at Microsoft Studios as creative director.

Casey Hudson, who served as the director on the Mass Effect series, has joined Microsoft Studios.

End of the Apple TV dream

The 27-inch iMac is as close as you'll get to an Apple television.

One of the most persistent rumours about Apple looks to have been permanently quashed.

Do you have 'nomophobia'?

Get anxious if your phone isn't on you? Researchers are working out why.

What is it, you ask? Well, no-mobile-phone-phobia. Yes, that anxiety now has a name

Google's self-driving car graduates to public streets

A two-seater prototype of Google's self-driving car, right, slows down as a SUV crosses its path during a demonstration at Google in Mountain View, California.

Even as Google plans to test its fleet of 100 pod-like self-driving cars on US roads, its business model remains a bit of a mystery.

Taking a tour of the Apple Watch video

MEA Mobile developer Mat Nuckowski, left, and chief executive Rodney Macfarlane check out the new Apple Watch at a wet Hamilton Gardens.

It's sleek, shiny and not available in New Zealand yet. But one Hamilton firm has the Apple Watch in hand and is already working out how it will change life.

From controllers to self-driving

Nvidia's electronic dashboard inside an automobile.

Nvidia is pushing to crack the emerging market for driver assistance systems.

What's in the new iPhone?

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19:  A shopper ltries out the new Apple iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on the first day of sales of the new phone in Germany on September 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people had waited in a line that went around the block through the night in order to be among the first people to buy the new smartphone, which comes in two versions: the Apple iPhone 6 and the somewhat larger Apple iPhone 6 Plus.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Reports of new colour, better camera and more processing power for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Robo-pets to replace real ones

The insides of one of Sony's intelligent robot dogs, Aibo.

Cats and dogs could be replaced with the robotic kind in households worldwide by 2025, an Australian professor predicts.

Bureaucracy barrier for exoskeleton

A ReWalk robotic exoskeleton at the Kanagawa Rehabilitation Centre in Atgugi, Japan.

Despite Japan's prowess in robotics, advocates say high-tech prosthesis could be stymied by bureaucracy.

Bros conquer worlds bots

Brothers Jack and Steven Barker have made a name for themselves in the robotics world.

Two Auckland brothers dominate at robotics world championships.

Can smart mirrors save sales?

The MemoryMirror is described as the world's first body-controlled smart mirror.

New trend is a way for stores to catch up to online rivals like Amazon.

Education takes on new dimension

Newmarket Primary School now boasts a 3D printer.

These primary students can make anything they want from the comfort of their classroom thanks to a new 3D printer.

Watches banned from Massey

Massey University fears devices like this Apple Watch could be used to cheat in exams

Massey University has banned all watches from its examination rooms because it fears "smart watches" could be used to cheat.

Nasa's Greased Lightning drone video

The G10 Greased Lighting can take off and hover like a V-22 Osprey.

It looks like the Spruce Goose, but it's actually Nasa's prototype for new breed of drone.

Who watches the Watch lovers?

A woman wearing a mock-up of an Apple Watch stands in front of an Apple sign at an electronics store in Tokyo 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/Thomas Peter

Apple Watch owners have being flocking to Reddit, begging for friends.

Newscopters become newsdrones

A police helicopter flies past a UAV drone.

Murky legal limitations for newsgathering by drone.

Inside Microsoft's virtual reality video

The Microsoft HoloLens looks like it belongs in a late 90s sci-fi film.

Josh Fagan sets his eyeballs on the HoloLens, Microsoft's latest gadget that looks like a prop from a sci fi film.

UAE sending Hope to Mars video

Sarah Amiri, deputy project manager of the United Arab Emirates Mars Mission, talks during a ceremony to unveil UAE's Mars Mission in Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates unveils plans for first Arab mission to Mars.

Can Samsung finally edge out Apple? video

Samsung Galaxy S6

REVIEW: Samsung really needs its latest phones to be an iPhone-killer, or at least and iPhone-stopper.

Ad Feedback
special offers