Gadgets

$150 phone takes on $1000 rivals

Deciding what new phone to buy can often be driven by brands and trends rather than what you need, or can afford.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.

Dubai to 3D print building

World's first office building made using a 20-foot tall 3D printer to be added to eye-catching skyline.

Google car cuts off another driverless car

One of Google's self-driving cars cuts off competitor's prototype about to change lanes.

Affordable 3D printing - finally

For less than $1000 you can be printing a range of items in your home.

New York tech expo has teeth

How about a robot Tyrannosaurus Rex as a pet? Or using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth?

Chewbacca the robotic car seat

Do you trust a robot with your baby? The quest to invent a safer car seat poses the question.

A flying lawnmower, just because

Lawnmowers and flight shouldn't go together. But one man had a dream to follow.

Space station gets its own HoloLens

A pair of Microsoft's augmented reality headsets to be delivered to the International Space Station this weekend.

iPhone slower than S6, LG G4

As Samsung and Apple vie for the top spot, one test shows the iPhone 6 actually places third in the speed races.

Hoverboard floats just out of reach

Luxury car-maker Lexus is going after the Marty McFly market with its own, supposedly working hoverboard.

A fitness tracker with twist

REVIEW: Huawei's Talkband2 is both a Bluetooth headset and fitness tracker with some clever design tweaks.

Star Wars inspired Hoverbike

The US military is again taking inspiration from the Galactic Empire.

No obstacles for cockroach robot

Robot learns how to use its shell to move through difficult terrain; is the future giant cockroach robots?

iPhone may ditch Home button

Apple reportedly plans to replace iPhone Home button with fingerprint scanning chip.

Fuzzy bot teaches social cues

Romibo can follow faces and hold a person's gaze - and help autistic kids learn to socialise.

Betting on a walletless future

Mobile payments have failed before but Apple, Google and Samsung are hoping digital wallets have finally arrived.

Rogue drone lands on pub

A rogue drone has crash-landed on a pub roof in Christchurch.

Text lane's one big problem

Why not try and herd the distracted away from the determined? Because then they won't see each other.

Drone wars take off in New Zealand

Drone racing is exploding onto the sporting scene, not just internationally, but in New Zealand too.

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