German company also testing a drone that could be used to deliver to hard-to-reach places.
Top regulator asks Google not to discriminate against companies that don't want it to use their content in specialised search results.
MATTHEW CODDThis year's Lara Croft reboot will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with improved graphics and all DLC included.
SARAH MCBRIDE - ReutersGrowing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in San Francisco.
iPhone maker wants Korean tech giant to pay $26m of the legal bills it has rung up defending its mobile patents.
Big names blast judge's decision allowing ex-cheerleader convicted of sex with teen to sue gossip site for defamation.
Here's a quick round-up of what caught our eye at SpikeTV's 10th annual video game awards.
Thirteen people admit to December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks accounts.
A ring allows users to check smartphone alerts and manage calls right from their finger.
ReutersInstant message service files for temporary restraining order against man who claims he came up with the idea for the company.
2degrees offering new range of plans letting customers make unlimited calls and texts in New Zealand and Australia.
RAPHAEL SATTERNew report says US and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers world-wide.
TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOverseas fraudsters who call up and con people into believing their computer is infected with malware are getting more aggressive, Netsafe says.
From today there's not much point stealing a mobile phone because it'll be useless within 24 hours.
CRAIG TIMBERGEight US companies call on US govt to impose strict new curbs on surveillance that, if enacted, could dramatically reshape US intelligence operations.
CALUM WILSON AUSTIN - Sydney Morning HeraldIt's been about eight years since Sony and Microsoft engaged in a gaming console war, so who's ahead with the latest generation?
MARK SERRELSGame launch hoaxer one of the men who "just want to watch the world burn".
AMANDA LEE MYERSJudge's decision in teacher's defamation suit sees internet giants, including Google, weigh in on the rights of websites.
MATTHEW CODDWith GTA V, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, and Super Mario 3D World, the race for Game of the Year was close. Who won?
TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi founder of online radio service extends Invite to local advertisers.
US Supreme Court to hear an appeal of decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
Internet radio service Pandora has developed a large enough following in New Zealand to start selling advertising to Kiwi businesses.
ANICK JESDANUNHere are some tips to help you secure your online accounts.
JOSHUA KEATINGTerrorism analyst says Twitter appears to have altered some of its policies in ways that could impact its use by militant groups.
EA's back for a crack at basketball glory; do they have what it takes to go up against 2K's franchise?
RYAN NAKASHIMASwedish music streaming service to announce a new way for users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices without paying a fee.
JOSHUA GOODMANGovt goes to absurd lengths to block sites used to track exchange rates on the black market, even targeting site for shortening web addresses.
ReutersUK Home Office has updated its rules to prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase and possession of them unless properly licensed.
PAUL CARSTEN AND JANE LANHEE LEE - ReutersOnce a haven for illicit Hollywood blockbusters, China's biggest video website now employs a dozen sleuths who scour the web for pirated content.
SIM SIM WISSGOTT - Sydney Morning HeraldSexual orientation, private debt and medical records: do you know much of this is out there?
ReutersThe troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: US President Barack Obama.
ReutersMicroblog service to be made available to users with entry-level mobiles which cannot access the internet.
SRUTHI RAMAKRISHNAN - ReutersMicroblog service to be made available to users with entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the internet.
SCOTT DANCEAlexis Ohanian’s mission is to motivate the internet entrepreneurs of the future.
Central bank bars its services from handling the virtual currency.
ReutersSecurity experts uncover some 2m stolen passwords to sites including Facebook, Google and Twitter.
KIRK HAMILTONWhat a year it has been. So much drama, so many exciting happenings, so many games.
Australian wins $200,000 payout from Google, now wants his name essentially wiped from the search engine.
San Francisco agency begins formal investigation into construction of secretive Google barge.
Nearly 5 billion records gathered daily on cellphones around the world, latest Snowden documents reveal.
Russian modem developer Yota Devices has launched its first smartphone.
CLIFF EDWARDSMicrosoft says it's selling every Xbox One it can make since introducing the new game console.
MIA SHANLEY AND OLOF SWAHNBERG - ReutersFingerprint Cards is aiming to sell its identity technology to most of the world's biggest smartphone makers.
EA won't proceed on development of any expansions until the first-person-shooter’s problems are sorted out.
MAKI SHIRAKI AND SOPHIE KNIGHT - ReutersCompanies from Panasonic to Toshiba are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing 'smart appliances'.
German police have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than NZ$1.15 million.
ReutersVote on a bill that would force giants like Google and Facebook to keep Brazilians' data inside the country will be delayed until next year.
DIANE BARTZ - ReutersGrowing use of advertising designed to blend in with the rest of website content, US Federal Trade Commission warns.
Google claims Oracle doesn't have copyright protection over parts of Java programming language.
Google has quietly acquired more than a half-dozen companies for a new robotics groups led by Andy Rubin.
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