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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest. The European Commission, which polices EU laws, is cracking down on the practice in which EU governments offer low corporate tax rates to multinationals. The Commission has opened tax probes into Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Amazon in Luxemburg. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple iPhone spyware discovered sparking global security update

The spyware was crafted to take advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system.

'Flexible' drone regulations concerning for NZ pilots

New Zealand pilots are concerned about pizza chain Domino's new drone transport system.

Pizza delivery to hit Auckland skies

Domino's demonstrated its robot delivery system today as part of its partnership with US-drone service Flirtey.

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'Focused attention' is the technical term for achieving tasks through the power of thought.

Mind control has the potential to help severely disabled people the world over

'Focused attention' is the technical term for achieving tasks through the power of thought.

Eight weeks have been allocated for the hearing starting on August 29.

US court rules against Dotcom over seized assets

A US appeals court has rejected a bid by the internet mogul to recover assets.

Fairfax NZ looking to offer fibre-only ISP

Fairfax New Zealand is looking to extend its business beyond content provision.

Tom Currie quit his job in a cafe to travel NZ playing Pokemon Go, and has attracted international attention since.

Student killed while playing Pokemon at tourist attraction

The 20-year-old was playing the popular game in San Francisco.

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Whether you like it or not you can’t deny Pokemon Go has opened the door on a whole new world.

Augmented and virtual reality undergoing a renaissance

The emerging technology has most recently been seen in games such as Pokémon GO.

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The Gin Tub in Hove, England, is using a Faraday cage to render the phones of those inside useless, and encourage more social interaction.

Bar blocks mobile phone signal so patrons have to socialise

The Gin Tub has installed a Faraday cage made from silver foil and copper mesh which blocks mobile signals.

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Despite Tim Wilson's attempts of an intervention, many Pokemon Go addicts praised the game for forcing them to meet their neighbours.

New York to ban sex offenders playing Pokemon Go to keep children safe

Registered offenders who are on parole will have the rule a condition of release.

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Paul was given a Fitbit Charge HR. He tried it out and was a big fan until it stopped working.

'It stings and it's gone all red' – Fitbit wearer's wristband nightmare

Paul was given a Fitbit Charge HR. He tried it out and was a big fan until it stopped working.

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More companies have gone into streamlining health and safety features such as picking up your arrival using  your phone and printing out your name tag ready to go when you arrive.

Vodafone using smartphones to create a cordless, paperless workplace

More companies have gone into streamlining health and safety.

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Thousands of the new car had already been pre-ordered, and now 198,000 have been sold, leading to $US7.5 billion in sales.

Driver killed while Tesla was in self-drive mode was speeding, report says

Joshua Brown's sedan hit the side of a tractor-trailer unit.

'Your hair's so red!' - Emotional teen sees colour for the first time

Zach Rose was lost for words at the sight of his girlfirend's hair among other things after he tried on his new specialised glasses.

Chorus: The 'help wanted' sign is well and truly out

Chorus says taking more than a day or two to fix faults "is clearly unacceptable".

John Key made the pre-budget announcement at a cyber-security summit in Auckland.

Over half of Kiwi women subject to online harassment and abuse - survey

One in seven women had been affected by general threats of physical violence including death, rape and sexual assault.

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Tom Currie quit his job in a cafe to travel NZ playing Pokemon Go, and has attracted international attention since.

Kiwi barista fields job offers after quitting work to travel NZ playing Pokemon Go

Tom Currie's decision could be the best career move he's ever made.

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Subsidence coupled with rising sea levels could have dire consequences for the area.

South Dunedin consistently sinking towards sea level

Subsidence coupled with rising sea levels could have dire consequences for the area.

Civilians use Facebook Live to broadcast fightback against Turkey coup

An interactive map allows people from all over the world to see what is happening.

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Pokemon has become beyond popular and in doing so has made international headlines.

Proud gamer not impressed with the media's portrayal of Pokemon

Pokemon has become beyond popular and in doing so has made international headlines.

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Wireless Guard has been named as one of 10 hot new companies being mentored by Vodafone to take their ideas to the world.

Burglar sensors set to become a new tool for Kiwis

Two Canterbury graduates will be mentored by Vodafone to take their device to the world.

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3D-printed prosthetic limbs are lighter, more advanced and free: "This is the most rewarding process".

'Our goal is to design bionic arms for children' - US team builds 3D arm for Kiwi kid

Growing up with only one arm meant Corey has had his fair share of difficulties.

Watch: Buckle-up! Nightmarish vertical take-offs possible in new Dreamliner 787-9

The new $225m Boeing Dreamliner is the most advanced commercial airliner ever built, and can certainly give a new meaning to the phrase "lift-off". Take a look.

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Pokemon Go

Opinion: Eight tips for playing Pokemon Go as a grown adult

The new craze is fun - but how might one engage in this new game trend while still maintaining an air of adulthood?

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Not everyone on Tinder is looking for love. Others, are looking to empty your pockets.

Use Tinder? Here's some top tips on how to safeguard yourself from getting fleeced by a con artist

Not everyone on Tinder is looking for love. Others, are looking to empty your pockets.

Video: New, sleek solar powered cars unveiled by Chinese company

The Beijing-based company said the cars can be charged in daylight while being driven.

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The models affected include the Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton and Imiev made between 2007 and 2015.

Mitsubishi recalls 27,000 vehicles in NZ with possible faulty headlights

The recall affects several models made between 2007 and 2015.

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Shadow Tech aims to team high school girls with a mentor who is already in the industry.

Mentors aim to get more women into IT and engineering

Just 13 per cent of engineering jobs are occupied by women.

Close to 4000 Aucklanders entering fourth day without landlines

People living in the suburbs of Massey, Royal Oak and Three Kings have all been affected by the outage.

Landline outages affecting thousands in Auckland suburbs

Customers in Massey and Royal Oak lost their connection on Tuesday and are frustrated by a lack of information.

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