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Media wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo.

Nintendo's new Switch console to launch in March

Players can use the Switch as a regular handheld, put the display on a table, or use a TV screen as a monitor.

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There were no injuries as the pad had been cleared of workers before the routine pre-launch rocket test.

SpaceX finds source of rocket explosion, plans new launch

The explosion at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station destroyed a satellite.

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1 NEWS' Anna Burns-Francis went to find out what's prompted a resurgence in record collecting.

Old-school vinyl records making a comeback

"The core vinyl collector is a male, and is around 30-years-old".

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With more people in the water there's more risk of something going wrong.

Water safety goes hi-tech to keep Kiwis safe in the surf

Devices, known as drifters, will be used to plot GPS data and drones will be used to map the rip currents.

Mars (file picture).

China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020

Since China conducted its first crewed space mission in 2003, it has staged a spacewalk and landed a rover on the moon.

Watch: Amazing video shows YouTube 'Santa' lifted off ground by giant drone

"No one in the world sells a drone that can lift a human being - so we built our own," the video begins.

A sample of the new emoticons in the Emotiki app, which contains 200 Maori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share on social media platforms, messaging and email.

Pukana expressions, hangi, poi - you can do it all with world's first Maori emoji app

The world's first Maori emoji app, Emotiki, landed this morning with 200 Maori and Kiwi cultural icons.

Facebook icon on smartphone.

Warning: Kids posting to social media over holidays could tip off burglars

A security firm says parents should check what their children are posting - and who to.

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If you think video games will have you couped up indoors, you're wrong.

Christchurch outdoor space transformed with 'a world first' of a giant arcade game

If you think video games will have you cooped up indoors, you're wrong.

No more ocean views from the carpark - the beach mat changing the world for people with disabilities

Wheelchair-bound residents from Mount Maunganui got to give this groundbreaking mat a whirl.

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Generic man typing computer internet ominous

'Trolls exist because they are bored and banning them is a no-brainer' - digital media expert

Plenty of people comment on news websites, but things are increasingly getting nasty.

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Last month's earthquake caused unprecedented damage to the main fibre optic cable that runs below the railway.

Fibre cable flown onto hilltop by chopper to reconnect Kaikoura

Quick fixes of the main cable under the railway kept being damaged by ongoing slips.

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An inventor in Canada has come up with a way of making the bed using a grid of inflatable tubes, and an app.

Bored of making the bed? This 'smart' duvet could be just for you

The days of self-making beds could soon become a reality if five Canadian developers have their way.

Policedata.nz website.

NZ police's new 'world class' crime stats website launches... then crashes

The new police data website was meant to go live at 11am.

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Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

Meet the Steve Hansen of the eSports world

Gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and success can bring in plenty of cash.

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Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

'My name is Guy, also known as Guydra' – meet the pro gamers making $40k

Esports is growing in NZ, and many gamers now need coaches since they're earning real money.

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Some drivers are getting hit with a court summons and demerit points, as Seven Sharp explains.

Video: Why are so many people driving for Uber in New Zealand doing so illegally?

Seven Sharp investigates what happens when the NZTA cracks down on people driving for Uber without the correct documents.

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The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

Video: Driverless car, well, almost, hits the road in NZ

The sprint to bring in new technology that will change the way we drive passed a milestone in Tauranga today.

Video: 'This is the future' - drone pizza delivery in Auckland a world first

Domino's says it'll make more pizza deliveries by drone from a north Auckland store this week after yesterday's successful flight.

Spark letting Kiwis use wi-fi network for free nationwide

Spark says it wants to help all Kiwis stay in touch with friends and family today.

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It comes a day after Samsung announced that NZ networks will shortly stop supporting the faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Three million Samsung washing machines recalled worldwide after explosion reports

Samsung announced NZ networks will stop supporting faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Samsung Note 7 to be cut off in two weeks

The beleaguered smartphone willl no longer connect to any NZ mobile network services.

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The Prime Minister says people shouldn’t worry about Telcos giving out their personal information.

You have more to fear from Facebook and Google than our spy agencies, says John Key

The Prime Minister says people shouldn’t worry about Telcos giving out their personal information.

The government retrospectively changed the law to make the spying legal, but now it turns out the new law has led the GCSB to be extremely careful who it spies on.

Spark, Vodafone concerned about releasing private customer information to spy agencies

Intelligence agencies only need a warrant to intercept communications and telecomms companies do get asked to share customer info.

Nicky Hager

Taxpayer-funded grants to NZ tech firm used to build surveillance equipment for UK government

Auckland-based Endace Limited received $11.1 million in two research and development grants in 2010.

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Home power storage is expected to shape the networks of the future.

New generation batteries bring major changes for electricity industry

Home power storage is expected to shape the networks of the future.

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