Tuesday, December 6, 2022

National’s all ears in fixit tech strategy

A day before she was rolled as National’s leader, Judith Collins released - via YouTube - National’s “big fix” for the technology sector. In it...

Streaming wars: NZ broadcasters face-off in battle for viewers

This month Netflix gave us an insight into how dominant it has become in the streaming-video-on-demand (SVOD) space, releasing a weekly report that details...

Now Meta wants to teach our news organisations to “develop better...

After a decade of Facebook and Google hammering news organisations globally by effectively taking over the mobile advertising space while using its news content...

Crypto goes to Hollywood

Seeing Matt Damon front an ad for cryptocurrency exchange crypto.com this week, was not only a smart marketing flex for the company, but an...

Everything MOH is willing to tell us right now about the...

The most anticipated app in recent memory is the upcoming Covid Vaccination passport app which it seems will be called My Vaccine Pass. That’s...

We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of Facebook

Yes, you read that right - it may take a decade or so - but I’m calling it.  Facebook - the social media platform du...

The SMS text message is 30

Happy 30th birthday to the SMS text message!  Ironically for a format that’s frequently used for forgotten birthdays in lieu of a card, the venerable...

Huawei’s next smartwatch will pack built-in earbuds

While most manufacturers are trying to find a way of slimming down their smartwatches without nuking the battery life, Huawei has decided to take...

Pong is now 50 years old

There are certain milestones which make you feel depressingly old. A friend recently told me that if the Smashing Pumpkins had released their hit...

Elon Musk may make his own phone if Twitter is banned

Intent on throwing more paraffin on the dumpster fire that Twitter has become, new owner Elon Musk has recently announced an amnesty on accounts...

This golfing robot can putt with a little help from Kinect

It may look more like a golf cart than the golfers that sit in them, but this robot is actually pretty handy at putting....
Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S release date, specs and price NZ

Microsoft Xbox seems to have low self esteem

For a company with a ludicrous NZ$100 billion to splash on Activision Blizzard, Microsoft’s Xbox division sure seems to have self-esteem issues when comparing...

LG’s new car speakers could fit inside a headrest

The car isn’t exactly the ideal place to listen to the latest album — especially if you enjoy the simple pleasures of concentrating on...
HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop 14 review

HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop 14 review

HP's Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop 14 is a very capable 2-in-1 device. Easily switched between tablet and laptop mode, it boasts decent performance...
Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip review

Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip review

The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is a luxury lighting system designed to enhance your immersion when gaming or watching TV. It's undoubtedly cool,...
Logitech G Astro A30 review

Logitech G Astro A30 review

The Logitech G Astro A30 is a gaming headset that will appeal to a person with specific requirements - hearing audio from multiple devices...

Xebec Tri-Screen 2 review

The Xebec Tri-Screen 2 solves a problem that lots of people have - it’s a portable device that clips onto the back of a...
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 review

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 review

Huawei's FreeBuds Pro 2 are an unexciting pair of earbuds. They offer all the features you'd expect, like good quality audio, capable active noise...
Christmas Gift Ideas

Xmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her 2022

The Christmas season is a time for giving, and what could be better than giving the gift of technology? If you're looking for the perfect...
Best VPN NZ

Best VPN NZ 2022

A VPN is the best tool for anyone in need of keeping their data private and identity anonymous while surfing the web. Short for...
The Best Tablets NZ

The Best Tablets NZ (2022)

With so many tablets available in NZ, choosing the right one for you can be tricky. Don't worry. We're here to help. There are many...
The Best Smartwatches NZ

The Best Smartwatches NZ (2022)

Buying a smartwatch can be a tricky dilemma. There are many smartwatch options here in NZ and to make matters worse, they all have...
Best Phone in NZ 2020

Best Phone NZ 2022: What’s the best smartphone I can buy in NZ?

“What’s the best phone?” is probably the question that I’m asked more than any other (as a tech journalist). And it’s fair enough. Smartphones...