You won't get the latest Android

Chances are the update announced this week won't arrive on your Android phone for some time - if ever.

Chances are the update announced this week won't arrive on your Android phone for some time - if ever.

Review: Doom

The DOOM reboot’s single player nailed the feel of the original.

Shotgun, check. Chainsaw, check. BFG, check. We go to Mars to close the gates of Hell.

Explained: Google's virtual reality

A design from Google showing Daydream, it's virtual reality system.

Google's Daydream system could give more people a taste of VR but you'll need a new phone.

Catching a fish with an iPhone

The novel lure used to hook the salmon.

A video shows someone hooking a salmon using only an old iPhone as a lure.

Free app will shield your emails

Virtru lets you delete or revoke access to emails you've sent.

Virtru lets you delete or revoke access to emails you've sent.

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'Try getting a real car into a prison'

A man trials an Oculus Virtual Reality headset at an expo in Los Angeles, California,

Education is going back to the future thanks to virtual reality.

Recap: EgyptAir flight crashes

The Airbus 320 was 37,000ft in the air when it disappeared from radar.

Recap: Greece’s civil aviation department says pilot was "in good spirits" before plane disappeared.

Airport gets E-Gates

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled Queenstown Airport's first eGate.

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner has unveiled Queenstown Airport's first eGate.

Knights battle it out in London video

Curious onlookers watch as 125 knights take to battle at the Tower Bridge to promote a new game.

Look who's back, back again

The comeback effort is a bet that shoppers will remember and embrace a brand that almost disappeared with the sale of ...

Two years after walking away, iconic cellphone brand Nokia returns to smartphones.

SDC drone rules coming video

The Niagara Sawmill, near Invercargill, as seen by drone.

The Southland District Council is working on new rules for using drones.

Huawei P9 arrives in NZ

The P9 has curved edges and a slim alloy uni-body design which mean comparisons with the iPhone 6 are inevitable.

​Huawei's new flagship smartphone features dual rear-facing cameras.

New hire's one of a kind

A future in which ROSS or similar robot lawyers are used across the US (and world) might not be too far away, according ...

Ross has been hired as a lawyer to help in bankruptcy cases. He's also a robot.

Hovercraft to mow mangroves video

The purpose-built hovercraft will mow mangrove seedlings in and around Tauranga Harbour.

Volunteers have been "breaking their backs" for 10 years, so the regional council's called in a hovercraft.

Android's 'n-word' sparks jeers

Some social media users suggested "nachos", "Nutella" and "nectarine".

Google's Android ran afoul after encouraging people to nominate a word starting with the letter "N".

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'Try getting a real car into a prison'

A man trials an Oculus Virtual Reality headset at an expo in Los Angeles, California,

Education is going back to the future thanks to virtual reality.

Android and Chrome get closer

Google said its Android mobile app store will run on Chrome OS for personal computers.

The state of broadband in NZ

New hire's one of a kind

gadgets

Look who's back, back again

The comeback effort is a bet that shoppers will remember and embrace a brand that almost disappeared with the sale of ...

Two years after walking away, iconic cellphone brand Nokia returns to smartphones.

Huawei P9 arrives in NZ

The P9 has curved edges and a slim alloy uni-body design which mean comparisons with the iPhone 6 are inevitable.

​Huawei's new flagship smartphone features dual rear-facing cameras.

Google reveals new products

Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, introduces Google Home.

The company has a new smart-home speaker and virtual reality system.

Apple loses iPhone case

Apple could not prove that iPhone was a well-known brand in China 2007.

OPINION: The loss of a four-year trademark case does not help Apple's cause.

games

Knights battle it out in London video

Curious onlookers watch as 125 knights take to battle at the Tower Bridge to promote a new game.

PCs dead? Not for gaming

The Razer Blade Stealth is built for traditional PC users as well as gamers.

Razer is one PC company that is doing well while others struggle.

An end to Infinity

End of the line for Disney Infinity

To infinity and beyond? Not anymore for Disney as they drop out of videogame publishing.

New video games added to Hall of Fame

Grand Theft Auto III is one of this year's inductees into the Video Game Hall of Fame.

There's a wide range of styles and genres among this year's inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

social networking

Google's confusing new social network

Google is having another crack at social media.

​After struggling for years to build its own social network, Google is trying again - this time with a confusingly designed app called Spaces.

Will Twitter give users more characters?

Earlier this year it was reported the company desperately needs new users.

The change could happen in the next two weeks.

NZ traveller gets Zuckerberg invite

New Zealand travel photographer Trey Ratcliff was asked to trial the new Facebook Live video streaming tool.

Blogger, traveller and photographer Trey Ratcliff asked to promote Facebook's live video streaming service.

Should this photo be banned?

This photo has been removed from Facebook twice for 'violating' its rules.

A photo of a father cradling his sick son in the shower wins public support - but gets banned from Facebook.

apps

Britney Spears releases game

Britney Spears: American Dream is free and available on Android and Apple.

Spears' game casts players as a budding pop star who must amass a fan base.

Tinder takes on Auckland problems

Nicole Lawton asked some likely lads keen on a hot Tinder match to instead consider hot political issues.

Auckland men on Tinder are most likely looking for one thing - but Nicole Lawton asked how they would tackle the city's big issues.

App predicts relationship success

Relationships' success or failure can be determined by a new app.

Remember: "The app may be objective, but that doesn't mean it's all-knowing."

An app a day will keep the doctor away

Waikato DHB has launched a virtual app which allows patients to chat with their doctor via a video link.

Virtual doctor appointments are now a reality in the Waikato.

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Recap: EgyptAir flight crashes

Recap: Greece’s civil aviation department says pilot was "in good spirits" before plane disappeared.

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