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Gamers raided in 'swatting' prank

CHELSEA STARK - Mashable.com

Video shows SWAT team bursting through doors of a Colorado office after a malicious hoaxer called police.

Anticipation builds for Apple event

MICHAEL LIEDTKE

Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signalling how big this event is for the company.

PC sales surging

A post-PC era? Apparently people didn't get the memo. Sales in developed markets are up 5.6 per cent this year.

New iPhone 6 leak 'confirms' release date

A new leak appears to confirm the launch date of September 9 for the long-awaited iPhone 6.

Apple's larger iPad expected soon

Apple's suppliers are reportedly preparing to manufacture the company's largest-ever iPad.

We're happy with robot overlords

Researchers at MIT discovered that humans prefer increased autonomy for robots.

Dr Who? Dogged teen builds K-9

KATIE CINCOTTA - The Age

As Dr Who fans await the debut of the 13th doctor, a young fan is regenerating an old character.

Watch for circular screens

Stuff

Technology companies are thinking outside the square when it comes to smart watches.

Your weight-loss promise bracelet

ADAM SATARIANO

To fight rising medical costs, offered Cory Slagle an unusual way to trim his annual insurance bill.

Big idea for families

PARESH DAVE

One company reckons it's time for tablets to bring families together rather than isolate them. So they've gone big.

Android hit remade for Windows

PETE PACHAL - Mashable.com

When Microsoft approached HTC about making a new Windows Phone, it requested the M8 specifically.

Hands on: Surface Pro 3

ADAM TURNER

OPINION: Microsoft's latest hybrid is part tablet, part notebook and all class.

What to call the big iPhone?

PETE PACHAL - Mashable.com

It is claimed Apple is making the next iPhone's large size part of the device's name.

Robots that think together

RACHEL FELTMAN

A huge group of self-organising robots has emerged. But don't worry, they're tiny and quite harmless (for now).

Juice your gadgets with sweat

RACHEL FELTMAN

Sensors placed in a temporary tattoo could use your sweat to power small electronic devices.

Newegg begins shipping to NZ

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER

Kiwis can now buy computer parts over the internet from one of the United States' largest retailers.

New iPads produced

Reuters

Apple Inc's suppliers have begun manufacturing new iPads in an attempt to revive flagging sales.

iPhone 'unhackable', files show

Leaked files from one of the world's top snooping companies show it can't hack into iPhones.

Evolution of the Kindle

KATIE NELSON

In the seven years since its debut, Amazon's popular e-reader, Kindle, has changed quite a bit.

Microsoft launches $30 phone

KARISSA BELL

Microsoft-owned Nokia has unveiled its cheapest handset yet, the NZ$30 Nokia 130, aimed primarily at Africa and the Middle East.

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