Gadgets

Design now central to Microsoft

RYAN NAKASHIMA

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

Samsung supplier in labour probe

JAMES POMFRET - Reuters

Production indefinitely halted at Chinese supplier to Samsung after factory suspected of using child workers.

Android lawsuit plays to rivals

DAN LEVINE - Reuters

Lawsuit claims Google requires handset manufacturers to restrict competing apps on its Android phones.

Snowden to develop privacy tech

JIM FINKLE - Reuters

Ex-NSA contractor intends to devote his time to promoting technologies that allow people to communicate anonymously.

What went wrong with Nokia X?

ANICK JESDANUN

Devised as a gateway to its pricier Lumia phones, device didn't become the runaway hit Nokia envisaged.

Smarts on a way to upgrade

BLAYNE SLABBERT - The Dominion Post

Although there are many shiny, high-end smartphones to choose from, the more budget conscious may find it harder to find a device that fits their needs.

Cellphone lane experiment

JESSICA GRESKO

On one side of the footpath it said 'No cellphones'; on the other 'Cellphones: Walk at your own risk'.

The end of universal remotes

ADAM TURNER

OPINION: With the rise of smart TVs and clever gadgets, do you still need that one remote to rule them all?

Chromebooks return to NZ

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - The Dominion Post

Google’s answer to Microsoft Windows computers should be back in New Zealand consumer electronics stores within weeks.

Modular phone takes shape

Google's ambitious plan to create customisable modular smartphones, moves one step closer to reality.

Digital Nationz expands

MATTHEW CODD

Auckland tech expo joins forces with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show for second year.

Germany's antidote to espionage

ABBY PHILLIP

Politician in charge of a parliamentary inquiry into US spying says Germany is seriously considering a low-tech solution; typewriters.

Apple, IBM team up

MICHAEL LIEDTKE

Former tech nemeses to work together on 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries.

Scientists create invisible black

BRIDIE SMITH - The Age

There is a new black on the block. It’s darker and much more mysterious. But you’re unlikely to see it.

Allergic to your iPad?

Unexplained rash? It turns out your tablet may contain one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

A cage to block out the waves

HAYDEN WALLES - The Press

Hayden Walles explores ways of finding safe harbour from radio waves.

Lean, mean, new-gen screen

HENRY COOKE - The Press

Henry Cooke gets a glimpse into the factory where most of the world's screens are made.

LG's 18-inch bendable screen

YOUKYUNG LEE

Screen that can be rolled up a step toward making large flexible TVs.

iPhone a danger to China's security

Reuters

Chinese state media brands Apple iPhone a threat because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.

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