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How it'll feel flying Auckland to LA in two hours

"You'll see the curvature of the Earth below you and the black of space above you."

The logo of Rolls-Royce is pictured at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the trade fair event for the global nuclear community in Villepinte near Paris, France, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RC1E915380D0

Rolls-Royce planning flying taxi

It could carry five people at speeds of up to 400km/h.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's submarine 'a PR stunt' - Thai cave diver

"He can stick his submarine where it hurts. It had no chance of working."

The instagram logo.

Instagram suffers worldwide outage

No, wasn't just you suffering.


Is NZ missing out on a digital gold rush?

The $200b global industry is a "literally unlimited economic opportunity", says Green MP Gareth Hughes.


How kin2kin works for families

Founder Hamish McGregor spoke to The AM Show.


Māori and Pasifika workers could be hit hardest by automation

According to one report, up to 44 percent of jobs could be lost within 20 years.

For the first time, scientists are creating a 3D geotechnical model of Mt Ruapehu to understand its stability.

New 3D model of Mt Ruapehu to predict collapses

Scientists are hopeful it'll help them understand what's happening under the volcano's surface.


Technology may march on, but humans will keep working - futurist

"We'll never get away from the need to get in front of each other."

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 27:  In this photo illustration the logo of Instagram is displayed on a smartphone on September 27, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Welcome to bot-land: A journey to the most annoying corners of Instagram

Bots are to Instagram what steroids are to sports.

The bike isn't for sale just yet.

The world's first self-driving motorcycle

He says they could one day become safer than those driven by people.


Last of Us II writer talks extreme violence and Ellie's soul

In this game, they don't want the violence to be fun - it's supposed to be repulsive.


Why Forza Horizon 4 may be the most authentic car game ever

The dynamic seasons and British setting help give it an edge, say developers.


PlayStation throws out the rulebook at E3 2018

One of the weirdest E3 events ever was also one of the most fun.


Xbox E3 2018: The seven most exciting games

From a new samurai game to the return of Master Chief, here's the best of Xbox's announcements.


Access to internet should be like access to water - tech guru

Kiwi entrepreneur Derek Handley says we need to close "the digital divide" to future-proof our economy.

Google's newest technology, Google Lens.

Google's new app that recognises objects - but not people

Google Lens has just received a big injection of Artificial Intelligence.


Over-55s losing millions to financial scammers

Nearly 90 percent of money stolen from Kiwis in online scams was taken from the demographic.


FBI wants everyone - including you - to reboot their routers

Have Russians hacked your router?


Canterbury man's solution to biosecurity threat

It could track the spread of diseases like Mycoplasma bovis.