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'Earth will be burned to a crisp by sun'
'Earth will be burned to a crisp by sun'

Earth will be destroyed in a nightmarish inferno as the sun balloons to 100 times its normal size, scientists predict.

The question that still hounds Star Wars fans

The same question has been bothering Star Wars fans ever since the original film's release. There may finally be an answer…

Gear Friday: Google Chromecast Ultra

COMMENT: Google has refreshed its little Chromecast streaming video device.

Video game addiction: Battle to save son

Video games are more addictive than ever. This is what happens when kids can't turn them off.

Shedding light on language evolution
Shedding light on language evolution

COMMENT: We've recently been supported by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant for a project called: What is…

Internet has fun with Trump's Time win
Internet has fun with Trump's Time win

Donald Trump was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year". So the internet did this.

Sex predators' new way to target kids
Sex predators' new way to target kids

It seems like an innocent request but it's not. Paedophiles are coming up with crafty ways to trick kids into satisfying…

Here's your ultimate Christmas gadget wishlist
Here's your ultimate Christmas gadget wishlist

Wondering what to buy the tech-obsessed people in your life for Christmas? Look no further.

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Why Fitbit is winning over Apple Watch
Why Fitbit is winning over Apple Watch

COMMENT: Fitness trackers are growing at smartwatches' expense.

Next chapter for Starbucks? Getting fancier

The tasting-room-like Roasteries and pricey Reserve cafes are no longer just an experiment: They're a core part of the coffee…

The industries set for major growth

Online retail, IT security and sports administration are tipped to boom over the next five years.

SpaceX delays satellite launch

SpaceX is completing "the final steps necessary to safely and reliably return to flight".

Car knows when traffic light will change
Car knows when traffic light will change

New Audi will read traffic signals - and tell you if you will make the next light.

The 'unrivalled' tech of Air Force One

If everything you know about the world's most famous plane is from the movie, then fasten your seat belt. It's even better…

BMW uses remote locking to trap car thief

A suspect in a Seattle car theft had a rude awakening last week when the car he allegedly stole seemed to take on a life…

EU clears $36.5b Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

The European Union has approved Microsoft's $36.5 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, after the software giant agreed to fair…

ASB appoints new head of retail banking

ASB bank has promoted its technology boss to head up the bank's retail arm bringing technology and retail under one person…

Samsung wins $560m Apple legal battle
Samsung wins $560m Apple legal battle

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute…

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Apple Watch sales fall 71pc
Apple Watch sales fall 71pc

Tim Cook says the Apple Watch is set for its highest-ever sales in the current quarter, but research shows sales have fallen…

Gear Friday: 3DR Solo and new GoPros
Get ready for TV screens you can roll up
MacBook Pros with Touch Bar arrive
Gadget review: Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2
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