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Facebook's anonymous message board app

Wraps come off new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests.

Battery life sets Sony smartphone apart

Sony claims its batteries will last two days meaning users can finally say goodbye to night charging.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Service aimed at Kiwis who don't currently subscribe to Sky will cost $20 a month.

Sid Meier's fresh formula for Civilization

Civilization: Beyond Earth makes for a promising start, but isn't as fleshed out as predecessors.

Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360)

Fair dinkum, it's Borderlands: Aussie Edition. This game's heading straight to the pool room.

Millions view Supreme Court dogs spoof

Sketch with dogs as members of the US Supreme Court has scored more than 2 million YouTube views in a week.

Nasa posts free space sounds library

Space agency opens SoundCloud account and fills it with iconic space exploration recordings.

Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts

Expanding artificial intelligence initiative partners with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts.

Japan builds functional Transformer

Your dream of a sports car that transforms into a real robot just inched closer to reality.

Can Gmail's new Inbox app conquer yours?

The new offering from Google is just one of many different email organising apps.

Hands on OSX Yosemite

OPINION: The new version of Apple's operating system for Macs is worth the data it takes to download.

Telcos pour cold water on price cut call

Country’s two largest telcos downplay suggestions broadband prices should fall when wholesale price cuts come into effect.

Microsoft announces HaloFest 2014

November event includes a world-first look at Halo 5 gameplay, and the premiere of Halo: Nightfall.

Network for Learning in a thousand schools

A thousand New Zealand schools have now switched to the Network for Learning.

Study: Harassment common in online life

New study finds men more likely to be called offensive names than women online.

Twitter replaces passwords with phone numbers

A Twitter product for developers called Digits will let users log into apps with a phone number.

Apple 1 sells for $1.1 million at auction

Sale of one of the few remaining examples of a pre-assembled Apple-1 far outstrips expectations.

Report: Sony ceases PlayStation 5 research

Sony has reportedly given up development research into PlayStation 5 due to the company's financial woes.

Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand

It's the end of an era as Microsoft removes all traces of Nokia from website.

Google's replacement for Gmail

App automates much of the work that goes into managing email while pulling info from the web.

$678 million mystery virtual reality venture

ADARIO STRANGE

Google and several other companies invest more than half a billion dollars in secretive venture.

Hands on Apple iPad Air 2

As I tested out Apple's new iPad Air 2, I realised why people like to shoot pictures with a tablet.

Apple reports hacking attacks on iCloud

Apple says its iCloud server has been the target of "intermittent" attacks.

First Alien: Isolation add-on out next week

MATTHEW CODD

The first of five planned add-on packs, Corporate Lockdown, will launch on October 28.

Hearthstone on Android before end of year

MATTHEW CODD

Blizzard is working on a tablet version of its collective card game due out before the end of the year.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

BRANDON BAILEY

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service.

What Minecraft teaches kids about money

CHRIS TAYLOR - Reuters

Turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.

Google music service adds mood to mix

MICHAEL LIEDTKE

New music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings.

Metallica to close BlizzCon this year

Two-day Blizzard community celebration will close with a performance by metallers.

The hoverboard is finally real

STAN SCHROEDER

Prototype hovers using a magnetic field, just like the one in Back to the Future, but there are catches.

Tinder to swipe beyond dates

KARISA BELL

Users will soon be able to pay for extra features that may not be related to dating.

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

YOUKYUNG LEE

Latest version of big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for Samsung.

Google moves to take a bite out of Apple

BLAYNE SLABBERT - Stuff

The two biggest tech companies go head-to-head, each releasing new devices to entice consumers.

Family time without digital distractions

OPINION: Most nights when our family sits down to dinner I hear the pinging of smartphones.

Dunedin's CloudCannon gets $500,000 in funding

Dunedin web software company gets backing from big name investors and a major US partner.

Spark offers free social media data

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - Stuff

Spark customers can now receive a gigabyte of free data a month to access Facebook and Twitter.

Hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud

LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI

Attacks perpetrated by China in what appears to be a surveillance push, censorship monitoring group says.

GT bankruptcy may expose Apple's secrets

Supplier believes public should be made aware of the details of 'oppressive and burdensome' deal.

Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft Toronto

MATTHEW CODD

Founder and managing director of Ubisoft Toronto is leaving the studio.

Microsoft provides tools to fight Ebola

Reuters

Free cloud and research applications supplied to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

Apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

NATASHA BAKER - Reuters

Parents eager to get their children away from screens can turn to new apps.

Nadella say no gender pay gap at Microsoft

Reuters

Claims by CEO that men and women are paid equally at Microsoft are unverifiable.

iOS 8.1 offers tiny tweaks

Stuff

Apple operating system changes including bringing back the beloved camera roll.

Hands on Halo: Master Chief Collection

PREVIEW: Fans of Halo's epic campaigns and addictive multiplayer all have something to look forward to this November.

Facebook sues lawyers for dubious lawsuit

JONATHAN STEMPEL - Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg sues lawyers who represented man that tried to extort a 50 per cent stake in social network.

'iPod for Dogs' helps soothe pet anxiety

TRICIA GILBRIDE

iCalmDog device uses calming music specifically designed to soothe pups with anxiety issues.

Facebook facts: pages, groups and profiles?

KYLI SINGH

What's really the difference between Facebook pages, groups and profiles?

Armageddon games list confirmed

MATTHEW CODD

New Zealand's first playable build amongst Armageddon pop culture expo's showcase.

Microsoft to launch smartwatch in weeks

Reuters

Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks, Forbes reports.

Why James Cameron won't use an iPhone

BRYAN ALEXANDER

Terminator director James Cameron on why he won't use an iPhone.
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