Why 'right to repair' legislation could be a new lease on life for broken devices“These companies are profiting at the expense of our environment and our pocketbooks as we become a throw-away society that discards over 6 million tonnes of electronics every year.”
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch GT
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Watch GT. It’s converted me from being anti-smartwatch to someone who’s genuinely considering buying one.
How NVIDIA aims to kick-start next-gen gaming
Integrating into game engines new features such as real-time ray tracing can accelerate the development process.
Huawei talks P Series history - and drops hints on the P30
Next week will see the covers come off the new Huawei P30 Series at a special launch event held at the Paris Convention Center.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
How Cognata and NVIDIA enable autonomous vehicle simulation
“Cognata and NVIDIA are creating a robust solution that will efficiently and safely accelerate autonomous vehicles’ market entry."
Kiwis know security is important, but they're not doing much about it
Only 49% of respondents use antivirus software and even fewer – just 19% - change their passwords regularly.
Instagram: The next big thing in online shopping?
This week Instagram announced a new feature called checkout, which allows users to buy products they find on Instagram.
Google's Stadia: The new game streaming platform intertwined with YouTube
Move over Steam, Uplay, Origin and all the other popular gaming platforms – Google has thrown its hat in the ring and entered the game streaming market.
Privacy: The real cost of “free” mobile apps
Sales of location targeted advertising, based on location data provided by apps, is set to reach $30 billion by 2020.
How AI can transform doodles into photorealistic landscapes
The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
Five signs it may be time for a memory upgrade
Back it the day, a couple of gigabytes of memory would have done you. In fact, a couple of gigs would’ve been all you PC could actually use. With modern 64-bit operating systems like Windows 10, sky’s the limit.
Slingshot recruits celebs to design modems that aren’t eyesores
With most modems being banished to dark corners or closets, Slingshot is looking to change the trend with its uniquely designed modems.
HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.
Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
NVIDIA introduces a new breed of high-performance workstations
“Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science and impacts every industry."
Your neighbours are watching: Smart cameras out of control
People are installing motion-sensor cameras connected to their smartphones without realising they could be filming their neighbours illegally.
NZ investment funds throw weight against social media giants
A consortium of NZ funds managing assets worth more than $90m are appealing against Facebook, Twitter, and Google following the Christchurch terror attacks.
WeRide demonstrates pre-commercial level 4 autonomous driving solutions
“Our demonstration of the Nissan LEAF 2 is a significant step forward in showing that WeRide can help bring reliable, safe autonomous vehicles to market."
Preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics begins - with robots
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are quickly approaching, but it won’t just be a sea of athletes and sports fans – now robots will make up a significant part of the fan experience.
NVIDIA’s virtual proving ground for validating autonomous vehicles
The cloud-based platform enables millions of miles to be driven in virtual worlds across a broad range of scenarios.
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
Partnership brings AI maths tutor to NZ schools
“AMY can understand why students make a mistake, and then teach them what they need straight away so they don't get stuck."
Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
It doesn’t take some people long to abuse people’s kindness and generosity in a time of mourning.
Unencrypted Gearbest database leaves over 1.5mil shoppers’ records exposed
Depending on the countries and information requirements, the data could give hackers access to online government portals, banking apps, and health insurance records.
Facebook launches dedicated home for its Gaming
"All of our work on the Facebook Gaming team adds up to helping build the world's gaming community."
Chorus says the clock's ticking if you want UFB before the Rugby World Cup
“We know demand is going to be high for fibre installations in the lead up to the tournament and we want to make sure New Zealand’s most ardent supporters don't miss out."
Introducing Spark & Ohmio's first 5G-connected driverless vehicle
Ohmio Automation and Spark are trialling the vehicle in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. The vehicle is connected to Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network.
Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
Apple launches revamped iPad Air & iPad mini
Apple loves tinkering with its existing product lines and coming up with new ways to make things more powerful – and both the iPad Air and iPad mini seem to be no exception.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Sony launches headphones with 30-hour battery life
Sony’s EXTRA BASS series has a new family member that sports up to 30 hours battery life.
Haier unveils smart laundry room - ‘Internet of Clothing’
The world’s largest home appliances manufacturer has lifted the covers on something truly interesting to help you with your dirty washing.
Privacy Bill may limit breach fines to $10,000
The Privacy Commissioner was seeking maximum breach fines of up to $1 million against body corporates.
Spotify calls out Apple's anti-competitive behaviour
Apple's App Store rules "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers".
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
Turtle Beach buys ROCCAT, bringing more 'victories to gamers'
Germany-based Roccat already has a significant presence in Europe and Asia, which means Turtle Beach will likely take advantage of that growth. Expect to see more Turtle Beach products on the shelves.
Corsair’s K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard delivers unparalleled gaming experience
An aircraft-grade brushed anodised aluminium frame provides lightweight and rugged durability.Learn More
Tesla unveils the Model Y SUV
After much anticipation, Tesla unveiled the Model Y last week – a vehicle that is described as an all-electric, mid-size SUV that can seat seven adults – and the vehicle has a glass roof.
Are you ready to face your digital doppelganger
Creating your true digital twin is now possible and will provide a groundbreaking 3D future for the entertainment, gaming, tourism and telecommunication industries.
Epson innovations and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
The world’s greatest motorsport event, the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship, descended on Melbourne’s Albert Park over the weekend for the first race of the 2019 season.
How AI could warn civilians before a volcanic eruption
Advance monitoring could lead to better disaster planning and evacuation warnings in the event of an eruption.
Apple says its new iMacs are "pretty freaking powerful"
The company has chosen the tagline “Pretty. Freaking powerful” as the tagline – and it’s not too hard to see why.
Remember pi? You now have more numbers to learn
A Google employee has now calculated pi to a whopping 31,415,926,535,897 digits.
Hands-on review: The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
As I began taking selfies you won’t be surprised to read how I was immediately drawn to “Handsome” mode. Improving on perfection is a tough ask but Huawei have risen to the challenge.
Kathmandu breached, customer information accessed
Kathmandu is notifying potentially affected customers directly and has advised them to change their passwords for its online loyalty programme.
NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: A US$99 tiny, yet mighty AI computer
“Jetson Nano makes AI more accessible to everyone, and is supported by the same underlying architecture and software that powers the world's supercomputers.”
Mozilla launches Firefox Send, an encrypted file transfer service
Mozille Firefox has launched a free encrypted file transfer service that allows people to securely share files from any web browser – not just Firefox.
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.