Gadgets

Stop, iPhone thief!

Phones get stolen a lot, but victims aren't helpless. Here's what to do the moment your phone is missing.

Time to stop hating Glass

Public reaction has gone from "that's amazing" to "if you wear them, you deserve a beating".

Google patent for contact camera

Patent outlines way Google could fit a camera into a contact lens without drastically increasing its thickness.

S5 durable, but 5S has edge

Study shows new Galaxy is more durable than last year's, but the iPhone 5s still outperforms all others.

Google buys drone maker

Solar-powered drones could bring internet access to remote parts of the world and solve other problems.

Vaio battery warning

Sony advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop to unplug them because its non-removable battery pack could overheat.

Amazon smartphone this year?

Reuters

Report says online retailer is preparing to launch its long-running smartphone in the second half of the year.

Google Glass on sale next week

For a limited time Google will make the wearable device available to more than just the select group of users.

Farm machines harvest Big Data

KARL PLUME - Reuters

As big agricultural companies pour money into data storage and analytics tools, concerns grow about how data might be used and how secure it is.

3-D printing a human heart

DYLAN LOVAN

It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer.

Facebook can fuel Oculus growth

MIKE DENISON

CEO defends company's acquisition by Facebook, citing the massive costs of turning his vision for Oculus into a reality.

S5 features useful, less gimmicky

ANICK JESDANUN

There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 -among them, its relative lack of features.

Device helps paralysed move legs

MARIA CHENG

Experts say it's a promising development but warn that the experimental treatment isn't a cure.

Charge your phone in 30 seconds

MAHESH SHARMA - Sydney Morning Herald

An Israeli start-up is promising to fully charge your phone in 30 seconds. Here's how it works.

NZ anti-smartphone-theft site

BLAYNE SLABBERT - © Fairfax NZ News

A new service has been launched for Kiwis to check whether a secondhand phone up for sale has been blocked.

Homegrown 3D printer

Some consider it the ultimate in technology, but for Kevin Campkin it's something to knock up in his shed.

Bird-inspired drones

Melbourne researchers are developing drones that will detect and glide on natural air currents to conserve energy.

Anti-theft solution for Galaxy 5 S

Samsung will add two safeguards to the Galaxy 5 S in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.

Drone lawsuit dismissed

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three US citizens in Yemen.

Engineers unveil bionic kangaroo

PADDY WOOD - AAP

If it looks like a kangaroo and hops like a kangaroo, it could be a sophisticated German robot.

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