Gadgets

Nasa reveals 2020 Mars rover

AMINA KHAN

Successor to Curiosity to include a include a super-laser and stereo vision.

Smartphones at risk

ERIC AUCHARD - Reuters

Two separate threats could put up to 90 per cent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft.

Hackers can tap USBs

JIM FINKLE - Reuters

Potential new class of attacks evade all known security protections, top computer researcher reveals.

Quirky 3-D pen

Pen turns you into the 3-D printer.

One thing iPhone 6 will not have

TIM BIGGS

Despite rumours, phones won't be covered in near-indestructible sapphire glass, analysts say.

Ready for blast off

NZ-made 10-tonne rocket capable of sending satellites into space at a fraction of current costs.

Sneak peek at Microsoft's 'selfie' phone

Reuters

Microsoft gives employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera.

Amazon opens 3D printing store

DEEPA SEETHARAMAN - Reuters

3D printing service offers customisable earrings, bobble heads and other items.

'Neighbourhood watch' satellites

Reuters

Rocket blasts off with US military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

Drones: more research needed

University professors wargue that US government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to hurt academic research.

Bose sues Beats over patent

Reuters

Headphone maker accuses Beats of infringing noise-cancellation patents.

'Dronies' take-off

MAHESH SHARMA - The Age

The next evolution in self-photography has arrived.

iPhones extract deep data

Apple admits private texts, contact lists and pics can be extracted from iPhones.

Has the iPad passed its peak?

WILL OREMUS

The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads.

Braille phone printed

AAP

Stripped-down handset has 3D-printed buttons labelled in braille.

Galaxy Tab S appeals to iPad users

GREGG ELLMAN

For the first time you may use a non-Apple tablet and not wonder where all your favourite features are.

Device protects cars from hacking

Experts who exposed how to hack Priuses develop technology to keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

X-Men VR experience

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

Apple orders 80m large iPhones

Reuters

Report claims manufacturers given largest ever initial production run for 4.7-inch display iPhones.

Design now central to Microsoft

RYAN NAKASHIMA

Microsoft is now trying to make its devices attractive, cool and desirable, top executives say.

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