Monday, December 6, 2021

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...

Digital Provenance – what it is and why it’s important to...

Many will be familiar with the idea of provenance in art; the provenance is the documentation that authenticates a particular piece of art. Digital...

Is Facebook even worse than we imagined?

Even those of us who follow the travails of Facebook closely were rocked earlier this month by the revelations uncovered by ex-Facebook employee turned...

Should Netflix pay for hogging ISP’s bandwidth?

Whether it’s Squid Game, the new sensation Maid or just a catch-up binge on Selling Sunset, Netflix and other streaming services are hogging up...

We might finally get that Pixel Watch in 2022

A Google branded smartwatch has seemingly been on the cards since 2014 when the company first announced Wear OS — or Android Wear as...

Qualcomm unveils its new flagship smartphone SoC

If you buy a top of the range Android phone — Google and Huawei handsets aside — it’ll likely pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888...

NZ media’s new Big Tech strategy

Six years ago Stuff and NZME, sick of losing readers and digital advertising revenue to Google and Facebook for little recompense, pitched the idea...

Huawei could be working on a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip style foldable

OnePlus isn’t the only Chinese firm looking for a slice of that delicious foldable pie. Huawei, which has already released a couple of Samsung...
Black Friday tech deals

13 of the BEST Black Friday tech deals for NZ

Welcome to Black Friday - or Black Friday Week, or even Month, as it seems to have become - when retailers slash prices en...

Feeling nostalgic? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open

Want to pay a virtual visit to your phones of old? The Mobile Phone Museum is now open, albeit for the moment purely virtual. There...

NZ late to the AI party – and it’s costing us

You may not have heard but in April the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association had its first meeting at Hobbiton, where over 30 senior researchers...

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) review

Amazon’s Echo Show 10 is an unfamiliar-looking smart home device with familiar Alexa features.  The Echo Show 10 doesn’t introduce anything new other than its...

Jabra Elite 7 Pro review

In a market as competitive as the wireless earbud market it can be hard to stand out, especially when you're going up against big...
MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review 5

MacBook Pro 14-inch review (2021)

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is a high-end laptop with so much power (thanks to the M1 Pro chip inside) that it's overkill for...

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review: The best 2-in-1 on the market, held back by...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 is a brilliant 2-in-1.  It’s functional, powerful, responsive and hosts a number of significant improvements over the last gen Surface Pro. With...

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) review

Apple's third-gen AirPods offer significant improvements. Longer-lasting battery, upgraded and improved audio drivers, and Spatial Audio are the headlines here. All this is great,...
Christmas Gift Ideas 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas 2021

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're looking for a gift for someone, take a look at this list. We've included a list...
Best VPN NZ

Best VPN NZ 2021

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

10 best board games NZ

In the last decade, board games have had a resurgence in popularity. There are now a massive amount of board games on the market....

Best wireless earbuds NZ (2021)

There are many things to consider when buying wireless earbuds. In this popular market, it can be difficult to differentiate between good wireless earbuds...
Best Phone in NZ 2020

Best Phone NZ 2021: 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...