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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.

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.

Dotcom loses appeal on assets reveal

Kim Dotcom has revealed the extent of his fortune to a group of Hollywood music and movie studios.

Final CoD: AW trailer's futuristic mayhem

CHELSEA STARK

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may be weeks away, but Activision is giving fans the launch trailer now.

The Next Generation: A $700 Brick

DENE BENHAM

OPINION: This time last year we were counting down to the eighth generation of consoles.

Ex-mayor defends Call of Duty: Black Ops

Ex-New York City Mayor cites own experience in lawsuit by Panamanian dictator.

Xbox unveils Master Chief Collection

MATTHEW CODD

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have a day-one patch that's estimated to be around 20 GB.

Microsoft CEO launches diversity effort

MARCO DELLA CAVA, JESSICA GUYNN AND ELIZABETH WEISE

Microsoft CEO seeks to defuse furore over comments women should not ask for a raise but trust in "karma".

Snapchat weaves ads into messages

Message service begins weaving ads into users' Snapchats but promises it won't be 'rude'.

Simulator studio unveils I Am Bread

MATTHEW CODD

There's a new simulator game that's the best thing since sliced... well, you know.

Getty fails to get injunction on Microsoft widget

Reuters

Even though Microsoft removed the widget the day after the lawsuit was filed, Getty pressed forward with its case.

Twitter users stream music via SoundCloud

Reuters

New feature designed in partnership with Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud.

3D-printed prosthetic for heroic kids

REX SANTUS

Designer uses 3D-printer to build prosthetic hands that make kids look and feel like Avengers.

Many now dream of being forgotten

OPINION: You'd be a mug to think that anything you put on the web won't be around forever.

Top five features of OS X Yosemite

GARRY BARKER

Apple's latest operating system is the most comprehensive update in the software since in 2001.

Facebook introduces natural disaster check-up

Worried about not being able to contact friends and family on Facebook when a natural disaster strikes?

Seven reasons why the iPad mini is toast

STEPHEN HUTCHEON

Seven signs that tell you that after just two years, the iPad mini may be headed for the scrap heap.

FBI says new phone encryption too tough

ARUNA VISWANATHA AND ELLEN NAKASHIMA

Director says encryption features built into Google and Apple could hurt law enforcement efforts.

iPad: Apple unveils new, slimmer tablet

Apple has introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2, as it takes on new competition in the tablet market.

New Zealand Netflix hopes dashed

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - Stuff

Comments service may launch here as early as next year misconstrued, Netflix spokesperson says.

First report of Glass internet addiction

STAN SCHROEDER

Man being treated for alcoholism became irritable when made to take off his wearable tech.

Gamergate: A proxy war for cultural battles

CAITLIN DEWEY

Hashtag activists may have started what now seems to be an internet culture war.

Video games more helpful than harmful

LYNN FIELLIN

There's mounting data that specially designed games can increase knowledge and change behaviour in youth.

Google unveils Lollipop, new Nexus range

PETE PACHAL

Version 5 of Android official gets a name as Google announces devices to go up against Apple's lineup.

Halo: Spartan Strike announced

MATTHEW CODD

New top-down, twin-stick shooter in the same vein as last year's Halo: Spartan Assault.

Chorus premium plan case suspended

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - Stuff

Commerce Commission suspends investigation into proposal to charge a premium for better broadband products.

Apple steals own iPad thunder before event

TIM HIGGINS

The masters of suspense in Cupertino took the surprise out of their big iPad introduction tomorrow.

Bono's mea culpa on U2's spam album

It's a sure sign that U2 will almost certainly never invade your music playlist again. 

Hackers shake open source idealism

CHRIS STROHM AND JORDAN ROBERTSON

Hackers shake confidence in free software idealism of the 1980s.

Sarkeesian talk canned after shooting email

MATTHEW CODD

Event featuring Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian cancelled after email threatened school shooting.

Gamergate supporter receives death threats

MATTHEW CODD

Steven "Boogie2988" Williams has revealed that he and his family have been repeatedly sent death threats.

Skype launches video messaging app Qik

KARISSA BELL - Mashable.com

New standalone app for disappearing video messages.

Dropbox denials as NSFW content touted

HANNAH FRANCIS

Cloud storage service distances itself from leak as hackers spruik passwords and nude content.

Payday will be free on Steam for 24 hours

MATTHEW CODD

From 6 am on Friday, October 17, Payday: The Heist will be free on Steam for 24 hours.

Will Far Cry 4 get its own Blood Dragon?

MATTHEW CODD

Far Cry 4 could get its own standalone spin-off a la 80s action expansion for Far Cry 3.

New encryption bug behind 'poodle' attacks

Reuters

Mozilla plans to disable Secure Sockets Layer encryption in the latest version of its web browser.

Review: Flockers (PS4)

LACHLAN HORNELL

REVIEW: Team 17's Flockers is very much in the vein of Lemmings but with a few new trimmings and stylings.

Do we need all this technology?

Smartphone

Tell us what your view is on technology. Has it made your life better or worse?

Ebola.com being sold for $191,000

ALEX DOBUZINSKIS - Reuters

Seeking to capitalise on outbreak, Las Vegas company wants $191,000 for domain name.

Will.i.am's voice-controlled wrist phone

ANDY FIXMER

Black Eyed Peas' frontman to unveil voice-controlled wristband smartphone.

Facebook will pay to freeze employees eggs

CHRISTINA FARR - Reuters

Tech companies now help pay for employees to freeze their eggs, in new race to acquire top-flight talent.

Game developer responds to death threats

MATTHEW CODD

Head of Boston development studio Giant Spacekat says she won't be forced out of the industry by bullying.

Augmented reality melds work, play

SALIM ESSAID

Mark Skwarek's augmented reality system aims to bring gaming out into physical places.

Zuckerbergs give $31 million to fight Ebola

ELIZABETH WASSERMAN AND SARAH FRIER

Facebook founder and his wife are donating $31m to the US Centers for Disease Control's nonprofit arm to help fight Ebola.
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