Bigger is better

Apple's iPhone 6 sports a larger 4.7-inch display to put more screen real estate at your fingertips.

Another year, another two iPhones. Are they better than what came before? Absolutely.

Bitcoin exchange opens in NZ

A trial of the first eftpos cards linked to bitcoin accounts will be done with about 100 people over the next couple of weeks, and then they will be made available generally.

New Zealanders will now be able to pay their bills and even their rent using the popular virtual currency.

Why I might return my big iPhone 6

This is how far my thumb can reach on the iPhone 5 (left) and on the iPhone 6 Plus (right).

OPINION: Over the years, I've grown blithely accustomed to the notion that operating a smartphone is a single-handed endeavour. No more.

More Facebook victims emerge

Facebook rip-offs have only become an issue in recent years

The number of people being scammed through Facebook has almost doubled in the year to date, with fraudsters increasingly prowling popular buying and selling groups.

GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun'

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Government Communications Security Bureau tightens its defence over claims of mass surveillance.

iPhone 6 passes 'drop' test video

iPhone 6 dropped in Perth

Perth's first owner drops his new phone right outside the Apple store.

Larry Ellison steps aside at Oracle

STANDING DOWN: Larry Ellison is handing over the Oracle reins after 37 years.

His 37 years at the helm were marked by flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth.

Shuttlerock opens US office

Lady Gaga helped the South Island firm hit the headlines.

The Rangiora software firm with a Lady Gaga link raises $2.35 million and opens up in Los Angeles.

Microsoft lays off 2100 staff

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

The moves are part of CEO Satya Nadella's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 per cent of its workforce.

Capital raising now 'open-ended'

BIG GUNS: Former finance director of Sony Music Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand Tony Smith joins Kim Dotcom's Baboom online music venture.

Online music venture founded by Kim Dotcom, has scrapped the deadline for its A$4.5 million (NZ$4.97m) capital raising.

Google Maps goes 3D

Images from Google Maps of Auckland in 3-D.

If you cannot afford a house in Auckland, you can now at least ogle them on your computer in 3-D.

Robot cheetah's quantum leap video

The face of the MIT cheetah-bot.

MIT's four-legged robot runs like the super-fast spotted feline and even on its own power, off a treadmill.

Robot acts like English butler

To make a robot that does domestic chores, Siddhartha Srinivasa imagined a British butler. The result is HERB, dexterous enough to give him a pat on the shoulder.

To make a robot that does domestic chores, Siddhartha Srinivasa imagined a British butler.

Plaza cast as Grumpy Cat

Aubrey Plaza to voice Grumpy Cat

Pawnee's most apathetic resident is going to be the voice of the moodiest cat on the Internet.

EU 'right to be forgotten' guide

European regulators preparing guidelines for 'right to be forgotten' complaints.

European regulators preparing guidelines for 'right to be forgotten' complaints.

Two new iPads coming

Report Apple is set to launch two new tablets at its next event in October.

Report Apple is set to launch two new tablets at its next event in October.

Get iOS 8 and keep your pics

Downloading iOS 8 over the air may not be the best option.

The download is huge. Here's how to install it without needing to clear out all your photos and music.

Bomb threats over game award

Tropes vs Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian at Game Developers Choice Awards 2014.`

Game Developers Conference 2014 received bomb threats over Ambassador Award for Anita Sarkeesian.

Drag spat with Facebook

Drag stars protest Facebook's real name policy.

Facebook has been deleting the profiles of performers who use stage names, angering a group of drag queens.

Startup takes on VR big guns

Alistair Sharp tries on a Vrvana virtual reality headset, which was made with parts formed by a 3-D printer.

Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift.

Apple's biggest iOS release

Apple iOS 8

New mobile operating system launched overnight to a mix of anticipation and frustration.

iOS 8 bug affects health apps

A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold its HealthKit app.

Apple says bug in its HealthKit app has prevented its release along with the rest of its new operating system.

Te Papa used in app trial

Stqry co-founder Chris Smith at Te Papa where his company is installing blue tooth sensors.

NZ startup is changing the way people view exhibitions, and the global revolution starts at Te Papa.

Good smart, bad smart

Columnist Pattrick Smellie

OPINION: Governments have moved to snoop with unprecedented accuracy on any aspect of our online lives.

Exceptional Samsung tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

REVIEW: Android tablets are more or less the same. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 a rare exception.

Spat over mobile 'neutrality'

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

US representatives argue over whether or not wireless communications providers should be exempt.

Website tally hits 1 billion

Internet baby

If Tim Berners-Lee is the father of the World Wide Web, he's just had his billionth child.

Facebook private sharing app

Social network reportedly working on a new app designed to encourage private content sharing.

Social network reportedly working on a new app designed to encourage private content sharing.

Self-driving cars need permit

A prototype Google self-driving car. Google X is building a few hundred self-driving cars that have no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal.

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - until now.

Your (online) life after death

Are you prepared for the day you stop updating social media?

It's never too early to consider the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.