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The seven types of mobile phone hoarders

Michael Koziol 6:01 PM   Are you a mobile phone hoarder? Is your first iPhone lurking in a shoebox underneath your bed, or collecting dust on a shelf in the storeroom? You're not alone.

Microsoft readies Windows 10 for next month in PC, tablet push

Dina Bass 8:18 PM   Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 for release on July 29, as the company tries to boost an ailing PC market and revive its own fortunes in mobile devices.

Google Cardboard comes to iPhone

Google Photos v Apple iCloud v Flickr

Eyes on the road, head in the cloud

Woman tosses rare Apple computer

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Messaging

Shutting an Iphone down by text message

Hayley Tsukayama   Specific string of characters causes recipient's phone to restart.

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Digital life

Why PowerPoint should be banned

Katrin Park   It's tempting to use but many say PowerPoint can dumb things down too far, sometimes with fatal consequences.

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Your life in the future, according to CES Asia

Tim Biggs   Robot chefs, lots of virtual reality and some very weird beauty products are among the kookier innovations at the first CES Asia.

Mobile

Android's future unclear now it is at the top

Farhad Majhoo   In 2005, Google bought a tiny mobile software company and almost nobody noticed. Now Android is the most dominant computing platform on Earth.

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Apple

Apple exec thinks car 'the ultimate mobile device'

Brad Stone, Tim Higgins   ​Apple just poured more fuel on speculation that it's working on a car.

Games

Mad Max video game on the way

James "DexX" Dominguez   The upcoming Mad Max video game occupies a unique space: it is not a direct film tie-in, but it was made in co-operation with film director George Miller.

If you could print out the whole internet, how many pages would it be?

Caitlin Dewey   Artists, mathematicians and scholars around the world are trying to get a tangible measurement of how big the internet has become.

Your driverless car is just around the corner

Iain Gillespie   Car makers are saying envision a world where the vehicles look after themselves, carparks have been turned into playgrounds, and no one is killed in traffic accidents.

The story of Charlie Charlie, the 'demonic' teen game overtaking the internet

Caitlin Dewey   ​If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Google Cardboard comes to the iPhone

Adam Turner 12:49 PM   Apple fans finally have a taste of Google's budget virtual reality platform, letting you explore new worlds without getting off the couch.

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MacMan

Macbook fitness program yields thinner, lighter notebook

Garry Barker   Apple continues to load new features into its devices that take into account the move from static to portable computing.

Imaging

Help at hand for when pictures pile up

Terry Lane   One consequence of digital photography is the vast numbers of images we accumulate. A good app for managing your pictures is a vital tool.