Friday, May 20, 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...

This VR mod makes it harder to breathe under pressure

Ever thought that wearing a VR mask doesn’t look unfashionable enough? Researchers from Salzburg University have decided that what could really complete the look...

Foldable iPhone could contain Kindle-like DNA

Apple hasn’t made a phone that can be folded in half yet — well, not one that’ll continue working if you do manage to...

Netflix may mimic regular TV to halt subscriber slide

Netflix is having a tough old time of it at the moment, facing its first drop in subscribers in over a decade and showing...

Microsoft may let the Xbox Series S play disk-based games after all

Eighteen months into the Xbox Series S’ life, Microsoft has noticed it forgot to include a disk drive. Or, more accurately, the company has...

RIP, Apple iPod: 2001-2022

The iPod has finally reached the end of the line — admittedly a line that most people assumed ended a decade ago.  Apple has published...

Motorola has some intriguing handsets in the works

Once one of the big names in mobile phones, Motorola has tried all sorts to try and become a top-tier manufacturer in the age...

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are coming and looking great

To balance out my meanness about Sony’s faltering smartphone business the other day, here’s something the company does very well: wireless headphones. The Sony...
ErgoPoint review

ErgoPoint review

The ErgoPoint mouse is an ergonomic mouse designed to reduce pain or discomfort caused by working on a computer. It boasts a unique “vertical handshake”...
JBL Flip 6 review

JBL Flip 6 review

JBL's Flip 6 portable speaker is a familiar speaker that doesn't do a lot to mix up the market. However, it does introduce some...
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review

Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds are yet another entry into the premium earbud market. There's a lot to like here. They're comfortable, provide high-quality...
HP OMen 16 review

HP Omen 16 review

HP’s Omen 16 is a mid-range gaming laptop powerful enough to play any game at 60fps, or more, at an affordable price. At $3,399, the...
Samsung Galaxy S22 review

Samsung Galaxy S22 review

It’s easy to look at what you're not getting, when comparing a lesser phone to its flagship counterpart. With Samsung's Galaxy S22 it's a...
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....