Wednesday, December 1, 2021

I’m starting to hate true wireless earbuds

AirPod owners aside, I have a question for you: does anybody really, actually like true wireless earbuds?  For those confused by the terminology, “true wireless”...

Tragedy bring out the worst of Twitter (or: you say it best when you...

I don’t know how much — if at all — the story registered in New Zealand, but last week in Britain, a member of...

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...

Ron’s Gone Wrong can’t decide whether big tech is a problem or solution

This is going to be a slightly different column than usual, as it focuses entirely on one movie — and a kid’s one at...

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...

Sorry Xiaomi: 4K smartphones are still utterly pointless

It’s tough being a smartphone manufacturer. With so little to differentiate one shiny black rectangle from one another (“look: this one has slightly smaller...

5 ways Amazon Astro is better than a real butler (and 5 ways it’s...

Say what you like about Amazon (and we have), it’s certainly a company that’s full of surprises.  On Tuesday, the company announced Astro the robot...

AWS comes to NZ – is it really good news?

Maybe it was Covid-fatigue or that strange emotion Kiwis seem to get when Big Tech deigns to notice us - but the announcement last...

Smart glasses won’t be ubiquitous until they carry an Apple logo

So, Facebook is the latest company to try and make smart glasses a thing that people would voluntarily pay money for and then put...

The iPhone 13 may be a dull update, but boring will prove to be...

So, another iPhone event is over. The iPhone 13 has been officially unveiled and it’s hard to get too excited about anything contained within...