Intel releases 8th gen vPro mobile processorsThis generation promises longer battery life, better performance, and comes with a built-in hardware security solution, Intel Hardware Shield.
Are WiFi networks putting you at risk?
WiFi names can often be simple, quirky, or downright bizarre – but did you know those names are all it takes for somebody to find out exactly where you live?
Developers use Intel AI to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges
Risab Biswas developed a computer vision application to help farmers more easily detect pathological disease in their plants.
SingularityNET CEO discusses the future of AI
"In my view, AI will eliminate essentially all need for humans to do practical work."
Amazon puts a 'Ring' on smart home surveillance
Ring’s slick products and marketing have certainly helped it to become synonymous with security systems like video doorbells, security cameras, floodlights, and smart home security automation.
Hands-on review: Playing music with Sphero’s Specdrums
Sphero has released this year a new device calling it the ‘Specdrums’. Sphero as a company wanted to branch outside of making Star Wars droids and this gadget is what the company came up with.
Google Assistant's clever ways to help smart homes go green
Pairing ENERGY STAR-certified smart bulbs with Google Assistant can help you control the lights with just your voice, or set lighting schedules to use electricity only when you need it.
Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication
Every email, cell phone call and website visit is encoded into data and sent around the world by laser light.
The world loves smart speakers - and China leads the way
People across the world love their smart speakers – and we have AI assistants like Amazon Alexa to thank for the revolution.
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Versa Lite
At first glance, the Versa and the Versa Lite look exactly the same. For someone who is not a Versa user, the two can be easily mistaken.
Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
Six Easter eggs built into the Google search engine
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Easter eggs from Google Search even the sharpest among us may not have discovered yet.
Hands-on review: The ruggedly tough CAT S61 smartphone
The driveway beckoned me, so I dropped the phone several times. Back in the study, close examination has failed to reveal a single scratch.
This Iron Man drone wants you to fly like a superhero
Iron Man must be one of the most popular superheroes of 2019 – because this year he has been transformed into a robot, and now he’s styled as his very own drone.
Elgato made a Thunderbolt dock of epic mini proportions
Thunderbolt is everywhere - but it doesn't mean you have to throwaway your old devices...
Fitbit and Snap think you want emojis on your fitness trackers
The Bitmoji smartwatch clockface as a “fun, expressive way to depict you living your best life 24/7 - whether it's logging a yoga sesh, celebrating a goal achievement, or reminding you when it's time for bed
No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
Scammers targeting more countries in sextortion scam - ESET
The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim's device, and have recorded the person while watching pornographic content.
Hands-on review: The Apple iPad Pro, five months on
Apple claimed that the new iPad Pro is faster than 92% of portable PCs on the market. I was surprised when I found that to be true.
Gartner: foldable phones could give device market new life
“Unless new models provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users don’t want or need to upgrade.”
Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
“We are validating our deepest ideas about the physical world by testing them in the most extreme environment we can imagine.”
HP back on board with Emirates Team NZ
HP 3D print technology will supposedly help the team innovate at speed.
Gaming keyboards that survive the wrath of rage quitting
Professional performance and legendary durability - these keyboards will help you to survive the most gruelling games.FIND OUT MORE
New app uses AI to detect early-stage Parkinson’s
The system uses a user uploaded AI to track movement and compare it with known Parkinson’s symptoms, and a report is created almost instantly.
Razer launches HD video capture card for game streamers
Razer has launched an external video capture card that can record every second of the gaming experience in HD resolution.
Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
How to protect your kids online
Although the internet does offer a fantastic platform for inquisitive minds to explore and grow, there are many risks associated with being online.
$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
" This is an issue that isn’t going away. More needs to be done or we will continue to see large numbers of New Zealanders suffering financial and psychological harm,” says Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker.
Lights gone out? Your smart devices could have been hacked
Whether it's your WiFi-enabled lights, your smart TV or your smart coffee maker, they can all be corrupted by an attacker. Keep your devices safe from threats.FIND OUT MORE
Hands-on review: ASUS Mini PC PB60G
With their versatility, and the option to deploy higher or differently specified models as required, they provide enough uniformity and enough variance to solve a lot of logistical headaches.
Lost your wallet? Just give it a call
The wallet will literally ring, or the app can show you a map of where the wallet was last seen. No matter where in the world you are, the wallet will be tracked.
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
Information is power when choosing electricity plans
While 90% of respondents knew their average power bill over the summertime, more than half didn’t know their kilowatt hour (kWh) price, or their monthly usage amount.
An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
Keep strangers out of your home network and protect all smart devices
It’s a scary idea to think your neighbours or a total stranger could have access to your home network without your knowledge - here's how to keep it safe.FIND OUT MORE
The ethics of AI: From driverless cars to robo-baristas
"All over the globe technology developers, futurists, experts and creatives are working on new ways AI technologies can change the way we live and work."
Hands-on review: The Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro is not a replacement for the Mate 20 Pro, it’s more of a complementary device that takes into consideration six months of R&D.
New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
What you need to know about Fuji Xerox 9th Gen multifunction printers
The entire user experience has been redefined, from its clever interactive touch screen and intelligent automated processes, to its seamless integration with cloud services.FIND OUT MORE
Why Kiwi consumers are concerned about their bank’s security
New Zealanders are increasingly frustrated by inefficient bank interactions and not being able to fully complete transactions online.
Air New Zealand and Microsoft announce ground-breaking digital collaboration
“Being able to 3D print certain components on the go would be transformative and drive significant efficiencies and sustainability benefits."
Want to keep at least $500 in the bank? Shop and save with Fuji Xerox
Save $500 for every Fuji Xerox 9th Generation Multifunction Printer you purchase or lease.FIND OUT MORE
Staggering growth of video content drives Adobe Creative cloud updates
Adobe announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Hands on review: D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router
Whilst I was expecting a very mainstream consumer user product, compromising all the nerdy bits for an easy-to-use experience, that’s not the case at all. Yes, the D-Fend router is very easy to use, allowing anybody to set-up a secure network.
Experts and execs comment on Facebook data leak
“Tech companies are the custodians of user credentials and other personally identifiable information, a valuable resource in today's world.”
How printing solutions can help save the planet
Y Soft has identified five key ways organisations can become more economical and reduce their environmental impact.
Hands-on review: Trend Micro’s Home Network Security protects IoT devices easily
These access points may seem trivial, but any device connected to the internet now has the potential to be hacked.
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
Alexa could be the voice of your car soon
As luxury car brands move away from their own voice assistants to partnering with Google or Amazon, we may find Alexa riding with us all soon.
Now you can control Iron Man with this customisable robot
Marvel fans beware – Tony Stark is going to do his best to steal the money right from your pocket and replace it with a robot.
Hands-on review: The Dyson Pure Hot and Cool Air Purifier
For several months the Dyson Pure Cool has faithfully kept our bedroom free of allergens and the PM2.5 and PM10.0 particles that can make my life a seasonal tale of woe and misery.
Jabra’s new wireless work/play earbuds
The Evolve 65e earbuds come with a Jabra Link 370 USB Bluetooth adapter, enabling simultaneous connectivity to a PC and smartphone.
Game review: MLB The Show 19 hits a home run
MLB The Show 19 is by far the best looking game in the entire series. Not only do the graphics look good, but developer Sony San Diego has made the animations look more fluid and smoother than they have ever been.
Princeton study wants to know if you have a smart home - or a spy home
The IoT research team at Princeton University wants to know how your IoT devices send and receive data not only to each other, but also to any other third parties that may be involved.
Spark to stock Cat’s new rugged smartphone
The rugged device is designed for people with outdoor lifestyles or rugged professions, where mainstream devices are too easily damaged or destroyed.
A quick look at Haier & LG's take on the smart home revolution
Haier is going all-in on the smart home revolution – and it believes your home should be smart all the way from the laundry to the bedroom.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire HR - A beginner's gateway into fitness trackers
For a beginner in the world of fitness trackers, the Fitbit inspire HR is a great place to start.
How do you secure a home that’s smarter than you?
In an age where your fridge can order a fresh bottle of milk when you're out, Trend Micro shares a few insights on securing your smart home.
Inland Revenue to shut down services later this week
“There’s never an ideal time to shut down the tax system but we’re confident the changes will make any inconvenience worthwhile.”