Technology news from the future
Facebook cracks down Ukraine-based fake accounts
Facebook has stamped out two massive fake account networks that appeared to originate from Russia and the Ukraine.
LG takes home over 140 awards at CES
Including Engadget Best of CES Award in TV category for fifth consecutive year for the LG Signature OLED TV R.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
New Bosch tech can turn your home into a touchscreen
This incredible projector the size of a credit card can beam interactive virtual touchscreens onto any surface in your home to make them 'smart'.
Game review: Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition
Tales of Vesperia is a game that came out back in 2008, although not many people had the chance to play it initially.
Slashing commute time could save NZ from 900,000 tonnes of C02
In New Zealand, workers could save between 7.7 and 8.8 million hours of commuting time every year.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
Lenovo invests in ePaper company in bid to revive tablets
As the tablet market declines, Lenovo is making an investment in CLEARlink in order to create a low-power, colour, outdoor-ready display.
Hands-on review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE
The lack of games taking advantage of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti makes reviewing the card rather challenging
Chorus fibre roll out picks up pace
Chorus has announced that 50% of fibre installations are now being completed within a day.
Oppo unveils world-first 10x lossless zoom phone camera
At a conference Oppo has revealed its revolutionary phone camera in addition to new fingerprint unlocking tech.
Acer’s new top tech gaming notebooks
Predator Triton 900 features a convertible 4K display and the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and the 500 is just 18mm thick.
Huawei's AI-powered storybook app for deaf children
Huawei Australia has launched an AI-powered app designed to improve the reading experience for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Headphones market revenue still on the rise, says Futuresource
Thanks to the desire for advanced features like noise-cancelling and true wireless, the revenue in headphones has grown 26% in 3Q18.
Hands-on review: Crucial 1GB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid-state drive
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either.
iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
Jabra launches wireless earbuds for mobile workforce
“With workers no longer tied to their desk, mobility is becoming an increasingly important priority, with workers demanding high quality audio connectivity, UC integration and full flexibility."
How to tackle cyber threats in your home
How should you start securing your devices? The company has provided tips for actions you can take across social media, home routers, TVs, and many more.
LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
Hands-on review: XANOVA Juturna-U gaming headset
Despite my first impressions on the quality of the headset, I was disappointed with both of the auxiliary cables provided, which felt cheap and would cut out, almost as if they were already frayed.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
AMD unveils ‘world’s first 7nm gaming GPU ‘
The Radeon VII provides 2x memory, 2.1x memory bandwidth, and up to 36% higher performance in content creation applications compared to Radeon RX 64.
OPPO aims to have 5G device launched by end of year
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is working with Keysight Technologies to accelerate the development of their 5G smartphone.
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
DJI's pricy drone remote will only work with 2 drones - so far
The DJI Smart Controller is built especially for new drones – but so far there are only two drones that are compatible.
Jobs 'aplenty' for freelance writers, devs & ecommerce specialists?
Jobs tagged with the keyword ‘writing’ took the top spot as the fastest moving job in 2018.
CUJO AI and Cylance partner to secure connected homes
63% of providers still use DNS blacklisting for end-user protection, and 45% do not feel confident they are ready to manage internet of things (IoT) security.
Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
LG launches a 'rollable' TV that disappears into its base
Televisions are apparently too big and too intrusive these days – at least according to LG
Is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s camera really as good as they claim?
Is it time for you to throw out your $5,000 professional camera? Maybe, not yet.
Preserve priceless memories with the world’s fastest photo scanner
We all have boxes of photos and documents crying out for a new lease on life. See how you can digitise, correct and preserve them at blazingly fast speeds with the Epson FastFoto Wireless Photo Scanner.
49 inches: Samsung's latest gaming monitor steps up to Dual QHD
Samsung’s gaming monitors will have a few extra inches around the waist this year.
Oppo to launch AX7 smartphone in NZ this week
The OPPO AX7 is a phone that fuses ‘premium features’ with an entry-level price point, according to the company.
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.
MRHQ launches 'NZ-first' tech career accelerator
"New Zealand has seen little change in education and training to close the talent gap," says mission director Diana Sharma.
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
A photo still enough to defeat face unlock of many phones
Despite almost all smartphone manufacturers bragging about just how secure their ‘face unlock’ feature is, a new study has found many models wanting in security.
Over 100 million smart home devices shipped in 2018
The smart home market is booming as consumers are looking for more ways to interact with their surroundings.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
Sony’s latest range of TVs, home entertainment and audio are all on show at this year’s CES Las Vegas.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 hails 'next-gen gaming'
Nvidia’s making a bold claim that it’s now the start of next-generation gaming.
Let’s Play Live acquires esports company called CyberGamer
Let's Play Live (LPL) is getting bigger in 2019 thanks to its acquisition of CyberGamer.
Smart kitchens: A look at Samsung's Family Hub 2019
According to a Samsung survey, those most captivated by Family Hub are children.
Chorus reckons Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for data
New Zealanders love the internet – and we love Fortnite even more.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Encryption app to help travellers secure their devices
"One of the things we wanted to ensure is that when you say you cannot get your data, it is true."