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The smart mirror will even take your selfies

Now your mirror can be your own PA

The Mirrocool shows you your emails, appointments and even takes your selfies.

Teenager (15 years) sitting in chair shot from behind in studio playing video game on flat screen TV New York USA.

Video games almost universal in Kiwi homes - study

Just 2 percent of families don't own a gaming device.

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FaceApp introduces 'blackface' feature, deletes it after backlash

Users were able to appear as though they were of Asian, Black, Causcasian, and Indian descent.

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Facebook launches assault on Netflix

Facebook continues to ramp up its original content with Watch.

The Google engineer fired for a memo criticizing the company's diversity hiring program has been offered a job by Julian Assange.

Google engineer fired for conservative, sexist memo

Wikileaks' Julian Assange has offered the man a job, saying "censorship is for losers".

EMS worker Joseph Sunshine clutches a framed picture of colleagues who died in the attack near the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNABG

9/11 victim identified 16 years on

Breakthrough DNA testing unearths hope for 9/11 victims' families.

The fix was simple and steps had been taken to prevent a repeat.

Data blamed for orbit fail - Rocket Lab

US-NZ rocket company Rocket Lab says a problem with a contractor's equipment was behind its Electron rocket failing to reach orbit in May.

Artist's concept showing how the Valles Marineris canyons may appear shortly after sunrise from an altitude of 35 miles. The view is from a position over the center of the trough system looking east. In the right foreground is the Ius Chasma, and above it toward the Sun is the Melas Chasma, and on the left nearer to the horizon is the West Candor Chasma. The horizon itself spans about 300 miles.

Kiwis crowdfund to colonise Mars

The founders say they want to shape space exploration, rather than just watch.

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New fitness tracker could take the sting out of monitoring diabetes

Finger pricking to test blood glucose levels could soon be a thing of the past.

Cyberhate is far more dangerous than you think

Internet 'trolls' are far more dangerous than you've imagined

They're not just a make-believe monsters you can ignore.

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Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe Flash, a once universal technology used for most media content online, will be phased out.

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American company installing microchips into employees

However they insist there is no GPS tracking.

Emma Brannam got her geek on with a trip to China to blast a few zombies and check out a future with 5G.

Get ready, 5G is set to take over

Emma Brannam got her geek on with a trip to China to blast a few zombies and check out a future with 5G.

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New emoji for iPhone includes 'woman with headscarf' and 'breastfeeding'

Apple release previews of new emoji set to drop later this year.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knew a lot about 2017, back in 1999.

How Bill Gates predicted the future in 1999

He knew how social media and cell phones would become central to our lives.

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New Zealand named 'stand out' in digital competitiveness

Harvard Business Review has created a map of our digital planet.

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Three ways to check your money is the real deal

Follow these tips to make sure you're not being duped.

'Rachel' was created by Auckland company Soul Machines.

Warning: This 'human' is not real

Rachel can see, hear and respond to you - but she's a machine.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Xennials according to Australian Professor.

Born between 1977 and 1983? You now have a new label

People born between 1977 and 1983 have been redefined as Xennials by an Australian professor.

A palm scan in action.

Palm scanning no longer just for spy films

Your palms could soon replace everything in your wallet.