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Google's Home is where the heart is

Google Home. Cute. Knows everything.

Google's latest gadget is an always on, always listening little speaker called Home. It's a cute design, a friendly little blob of a thing that looks like a half finished cartoon character. It's also not available in Australia, if you want one you'll need to have one shipped to you from the US.

Gmail app for iOS finally updated


Anyone who has used the Gmail app on both Android and iPhone has noticed that one version is far inferior to the other. While Google has tended to make sure its offerings across all platforms are of a high quality, Gmail on iPhone has — for whatever reason — remained a weird, squashed and semi-broken version of its mobile website since 2012.

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.