Technology news from the future
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
'DerpTrolling’ faces jail time for Sony DoS attacks
A United States federal court has charged a 23-year-old man for the hacks on Sony Online Entertainment and other major companies back in 2014.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview
When I caught up with Brian Burke, Nvidia’s gaming tech PR guy, at PAX AUS in Melbourne, I didn’t hold back. I asked him why should Kiwis part with such a huge amount of money for something that, right now, doesn’t do a lot.
Xiaomi fans bubble over at Mi Store grand opening
The fans filled Auckland’s Westfield Sylvia Park to take advantage of the opening specials and get their hands on some Xiaomi tech.
Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
Ridesharing service Ola is now live and active in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/
Hands-on review: TablePlus database management app for Mac
TablePlus is a new desktop application developed with the goal to make database management easier, faster, and more efficient.
OPPO R17 Pro a smartphone for photography lovers
OPPO has clearly seen the value of producing reasonably high-specced smartphone cameras: The R17 is staking its marketing claims on ‘redefining the limit of smartphone cameras’.
Hands-on review: The Tesla Model X P100D
Never have I been in a car which has been this much of a conversation starter. Almost everywhere we parked, I’d have people come up and ask questions about the Model X.
Online hate speech affects New Zealand adults
Have you experienced online hate speech? The problem affects New Zealand adults more than you might think.
JPlay & DGames bring blockchain to eSports
JPlay is one of the world’s first blockchain-powered eSports platforms, launched this month in Taipei, Taiwan.
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
Hands on review: Epson’s ET-M1120
Epson’s ET-M1120 offers no-nonsense black and white printing.
OPPO smartphone trials first 5G internet connection
Oppo succeeds with a 5G internet connection - but Kiwis may have to wait a while for 5G yet.
NZ: A nation of bright sparks and young inventors
Remember their names: Mikayla Stokes and Thomas James could well be New Zealand’s next great inventors.
Hands-on review: Apple Motion & Compressor
For the user looking to create absolutely stunning motion graphics at blazingly fast, real-time speed, look no further.
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
Spark continues Nokia exclusivity partnership
Nokia builds on its plans to take on the NZ market as it releases its new 7.1 handset exclusively through Spark.
Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Auckland-based online computer parts store Computer Lounge has been affected by a security breach.
Why Kiwi kids think the internet is important
The competition is an initiative by Trend Micro to reframe some of the negative connotations around internet safety.
Apple's new Mac mini & MacBook Air greener than ever
Apple’s unstoppable juggernaut of product updates are set to roll out into stores next week – this time it’s the Mac mini and the MacBook Air that received the full makeover treatment.
The perfect place to attend a coding bootcamp
A good coding bootcamp focuses on the process of problem solving and logic building.
Hands-on review: The Huawei nova 3i
Huawei’s nova 3i is an ‘iris purple’ smartphone that shimmers and shines like some rebellious trendsetter – especially when it sits next to my own jet black smartphone.
Tencent Games rolls out time limits & ID checks for Chinese minors
Is it a case of ‘big brother’, or a way of responsibly curbing the amount of time kids spend in front of their computer screens?
It's not a bird, not a plane, but a real flying Spyro
In case you’ve got a trip to the United States on the card soon and want a quirky travel pic, it might pay to look up in the skies…
Review: Blue Mic's Lola and Ella headphones
Blue Microphones is working on branching out into the headphone market. A reviewer checks out two of the companies offerings.
Exclusive: How AI is enabling creativity across businesses
"Enterprise customers can now use our tools to quickly turn around engaging experiences for their customers."
These were the voyages of the Kepler space telescope
After nine years exploring deep space, NASA's spacecraft and telescope will now be another piece of historical space junk.
Review: Is the Zendure SuperCord the fix for cable frustrations?
You may have seen the Zendure SuperCord on social media being used to drag a car around - does it live up to the marketing?
IDC NZ: Telcos finally going digital
The report says New Zealand telecommunications companies are transitioning to become genuine digital services providers.
Microsoft demonstrates the real-life applications of AI in NZ
"The tool is a fantastic example of how AI is being used for good – in this case, delivering large-scale, grassroots solutions to our growing litter problem in New Zealand."
Game review: Back in the saddle with Red Dead Redemption 2
With the developers’ track record of releasing outstanding games, Red Dead Redemption 2, wasn’t likely to be anything but superb.
Gallery: An inside look at Adobe MAX 2018
Techday recently had the opportunity to attend Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, here are some of our favourite moments.
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
Five changes coming to Flickr in 2019
If you’re a Flickr community member or user, there are some big changes coming. Here are five things you need to know.
Game review: EA Sports’ NHL 19 hits the ice
Within the maelstrom of game releases over the last month or so, EA Sports launched NHL 19. FutureFive’s Darren Price belatedly hits the ice to check it out.
Marvel’s Spider-Man ‘The Heist’ DLC is short but fun
Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 is one of the best games you can buy in 2018 and Insomniac Games has now released the first DLC chapter for it.
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
Sony reveals full list of 20 playable games in PlayStation Classic
Sony has now announced the full list of old-school games that you can play when the PlayStation Classic console comes out later this year.
Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
Hands-on review: ASUS Lyra Trio – Wi-fi extenders with bundled protection
The Lyra Trio sets the bar high for future products with its reception, performance, ease of use, as well as its features.
Hands-on review: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile keyboard
Corsair has been at the forefront of gaming equipment for a while now, so needless to say that they know their stuff when it comes to creating a solid gaming keyboard.
Opinion: Router security leaving major cyber exposure gap
Hardware is frequently tossed to one side upon installation and left to fester without security updates.
Interview: GitHub's promise to diversity and social impact
GitHub is primarily a collaborative approach to coding and technical expertise, but dig a little deeper and you find that the company is so much more.
A look at Corsair's Crystal Series 280X RGB cases
The first noticeable feature is the 280X’s Tardis-like quality – it’s bigger on the inside.
Hands-on Intel Optane performance test: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop
FutureFive’s Darren Price checks out Intel’s Optane memory technology.
Dell launches rugged range of notebooks down under
Dell says the range is built to withstand “temperatures ranging from -29 to 63 degrees Celsius, harsh wet conditions, sand, dust and hard impacts.”
Apple revamps iPad Pro; introduces Apple Pencil as accessory
“The new iPad Pro is a huge step forward for powerful, creative, mobile computing," says Apple's Philip Schiller.
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country.
Hands-on review: The Final Cut Pro X 10.4 update
Apple has finally given users a way to colour grade and correct their projects.
Hands-on review: Norton Core keeps home IoT secure
The Norton Core states that it is “Home security. Simplified.” My experience certainly rings true.
Hands-on review: Starlink: Battle for Atlas enters the galaxy
If you don’t have a lot of disposable income to spend, I’d say it’s best to avoid this game.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.
Hands-on Review: D-Link DCS-8525LH security camera
D-Link provides a professional video surveillance solution at a consumer price.