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Get off my lawn! Pokemon Go tests global laws

Daront searches for Pokemon characters at Peg Paterson park in Rhodes.

The popularity of the game that puts digital creatures into private homes, shops, parks and museums has fuelled debate on land rights, the legal boundaries of private property, and what constitutes trespass.

The force is now with BB-8. No, really

Sphero's new gadget means the cute little droid gets even cuter.

Budding Jedi will soon be able to control Star Wars' BB-8 with the power of the Force, thanks to Sphero's new Force Band accessory for its tiny programmable robot.

The social network Facebook would kill for


As Facebook tries to leverage its users and their network of friends to help businesses sell products, Taobao has built a hugely profitable service on that premise alone.

How to fast track Pokemon Go egg hatching

Actually catching Pokemon may require stopping and starting, but if you just want to visit Pokestops and hatch eggs you ...

Time is running out to register for Sydney's City2Surf fun run, but if you're looking for a little extra motivation to get involved, think about all the Pokemon eggs you could be hatching.

First person to 'catch 'em all' says he's not done yet

Self-proclaimed Pokemon Go master Nick Johnson.

Nick Johnson, who claims to be the first person to capture all 145 creatures now available in the Pokemon GO mobile gaming phenomenon, says he is not ready to put away his smartphone just yet and hopes for new features.

Facebook uses Olympics to test latest Snapchat clone

Facebook's new feature shows a camera feed when you open the app, just like Snapchat.

When people in Brazil and Canada tapped on the Facebook app during the Olympics' opening ceremony, a camera appeared on top of the News Feed, making it easy to snap photos and videos and add Olympics-themed filters, frames and masks.

The problem with podcasts

Andrew Denton's 2015 podcast, Better Off Dead, was very successful - unlike many.

Podcasts have been around for a decade, but remain hampered by both technical issues and content deficiencies.

Why Pokemon GO's biggest fans are turning against it

One of the many popular anti-Niantic images that is circulating now.

In the course of a few weeks, Pokemon GO has gone from a mega hit, to a broken game that even its most ardent fans cannot defend. This shift in the community is due to mostly one thing: A lack of communication from Niantic.

Is there life still in the iPhone?

The iPhone 5s.

Apple's profits are down but it has sold more smartphones than expected in the latest quarter, soothing fears that demand for its biggest product has hit a wall.