Tuesday, June 28, 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...

Apple’s Mixed Reality headset could pack an M2 chip

Just how powerful will Apple’s upcoming VR/AR headset be? Once upon a time, reports suggested it would need a connected iPhone or Mac to...

Netflix will have an ad-supported tier in 2022

Earlier this year, Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings was hinting to investors that it might have to consider the ‘A’ word. Which is to say...

The Nothing Phone’s unique transparency isn’t just for show

As predicted earlier this month, Nothing — the tech company created by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei — has indeed revealed its first smartphone. Not...

Meet Mark Zuckerberg’s VR headset prototypes

Butterscotch, Half Dome, Starburst and Holocake 2 may sound like extras from the cast of My Little Pony, but they’re actually VR prototypes that...
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review

The Samsung Galaxy S22 FE might never happen

It looks like it might be the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy S FE series. Quite a short line, it turns...

Apple TV Plus is betting big on sports

Back in March, Apple announced a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast on Apple TV Plus. The deal was limited to eight countries...

Internet Explorer dies today

For most people reading this, the news that Internet Explorer dies today will come as an enormous surprise — not because it was in...
Sonos Roam review

Sonos Roam review: A small portable speaker that gets it right

The Sonos Roam is a small, durable speaker that’ll survive a trip to the beach, while delivering  a powerful and clear sound.  But the Roam...
Xbox Cloud Gaming review

Xbox Cloud Gaming review

Xbox Cloud Gaming is New Zealand's first genuine cloud gaming provider. It allows you to stream AAA games on phones, laptops, tablets and of...
Sonos Ray review

Sonos Ray review

The Sonos Ray is an entry-level soundbar for someone who wants better audio than what their TV or monitor can provide.  It’s a small soundbar...
Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI review

Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI review

If you're looking for a device with all the latest robot vacuum technology, then this is it. Be warned though, it comes with a...
Oppo Find N review

Oppo Find N review

Oppo’s Find N is a foldable device that competes with the best foldables out there. Which, in New Zealand, really only means the Samsung...
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....