Thursday, October 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...

Say hello to Tesla’s Optimus Bot

We’re one step closer to a Jetsons-style future where we can outsource the tedious parts of everyday life to a quietly suffering robo-servant.  Last year,...

Google Stadia won’t ever make it to New Zealand

Move over Pixelbook, we’ve got another one for the ever-expanding Google graveyard.  Google has announced that Stadia, its clever game streaming technology, is to die...

Cloudflare wants to kill the CAPTCHA

Bad news for people whose hobbies include clicking pictures of buses for a virtual pat on the head from a computer: Cloudflare has unveiled...

LG has tech to ruin future train journeys

Windows — the actual thing, not the operating system — are pretty good at what they do. They let light in and let you...

VR reduces the need for surgery anaesthetic, study finds

When it comes to surgery, I think most of us would agree that anaesthetic is a good thing — and the more the better,...

This rollable phone should have been LG’s answer to foldables

Before LG exited the smartphone market, it was making weird and wonderful smartphones that the public rudely almost uniformly ignored. There was the modular...

The PS5 could look very different in 2023

The Sony PS5 may be one of the ugliest bits of consumer hardware ever created, but that hasn’t stopped people from buying it in...
JBL Quantum 810 Wireless review

JBL Quantum 810 Wireless review

JBL's Quantum 810 Wireless headset is the company's most recent entry into its now-long list of gaming headsets.  A successor to the 610, the 810...
Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Sony WH-1000XM5 review

Sony has been at the top of the over-ear headphone market for a while now. The WH-1000XM4 were arguably the best over-ear headphones of...
Oppo Enco X2 review

Oppo Enco X2 review

With every set of new earbuds I review, I'm looking for something that moves the industry forward. As I've said (many times), the premium...
Intel NUC11 i7-11700B Mini PC (Beast Canyon) review

Intel NUC11 i7-11700B Mini PC (Beast Canyon) review

These days, the gap between console and PC gaming is getting smaller and smaller. More and more games are releasing with cross-platform capabilities, and...
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...
The best over-ear wireless headphones NZ 6

The best over-ear wireless headphones NZ (2022)

The over-ear, wireless headphone market is a crowded one and it can be hard to differentiate between good over-ear headphones and bad ones. You’d be...

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...
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...
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...