Monday, August 15, 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...

Motorola crashes the Samsung foldable party with the Razr 2022

In what we’re sure is an entirely coincidental move, Motorola has unveiled its new foldable, less than 24 hours after Samsung showed its hand. To...

Samsung unveils the world’s worst kept secrets: new foldables, watches and buds

At the damned inconsiderate time of 1am in Auckland, Samsung unveiled the world’s worst-kept secrets at an event broadcast around the world.  Introducing the Samsung...

Apple is still Siri-ous about the smart home

Given Amazon distributes Echo Dots like toys in cereal packets, you could be forgiven for thinking Apple is comparatively unserious about its smart home...

Apple might kill the headphone jack all over again

Like a busy hitman working down a to-do list, Apple has been slowly but surely bumping off the headphone jack on its products one...
Samsung Galaxy S21 review 2

Samsung’s ‘Repair Mode’ will stop nosy staff snooping

About a year ago, I sent my Samsung Galaxy S10e in for repair due to a faulty earpiece that made calls — nominally what...

This is the closest you’ll get to a PlayStation Vita 2

Sony has had two ill-fated attempts to take a slice of the handheld gaming market, first from Nintendo with the PSP, and then from...

Apple’s VR headset could make you wear gloves

It’s fair to say that no matter how slick companies like Meta and Sony make their VR headsets look, you will always look like...
Huawei Watch D review

Huawei Watch D review

Huawei's Watch D is a smartwatch that allows you to measure your blood pressure. It's easy to use and accurate, comparable to a consumer-grade...
Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review

Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review

Apple’s M2 MacBook Air is a great ultraportable. It’s non-wedge design is the most revolutionary new feature, while the rest of the laptop boasts...
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless headphones are a premium set of headphones that deliver great audio performance and effective ANC.  Everything you would want is...
Arlo Go 2 review

Arlo Go 2 review

The Arlo Go 2 is Arlo's second attempt at an LTE (mobile data, not WiFi) home security camera, bringing some welcome improvements over the...
Surface Laptop Go 2 review

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 is an affordable ultraportable designed for less-intensive tasks like surfing the web, and listening to music.. If you’re looking...
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...
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...

Best wireless earbuds NZ (2022)

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

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....