Technology news from the future
Lexar's back in business following Longsys acquisition
Lexar is back and heading into full production mode over the next few months, and will once again be shipping globally to major retailers in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and North America.
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
Hands-on review: Corsair Carbide Spec-06 Mid-Tower gaming case
Even if you totally suck as a gamer, your friends will be too distracted by the quality of your tower to notice.
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Plantronics adds five new products across the BackBeat FIT and BackBeat GO lines
Those of you who need your tunes whether you’re working out or waiting for the next flight will be pricking your ears with interest right now.
Domain Name Commission wins lawsuit against US intelligence firm DomainTools
"The ruling temporarily puts to an end DomainTools’ bulk harvesting of .nz domain holders’ personal information and selling that data for a profit."
Hands-on review: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 RAM
Micron’s Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 is designed to offer top quality memory for gaming at a reasonable cost.
Another yarn with Unravel Two
Two’s company in this delightful sequel to Coldwood Interactive’s acclaimed platformer.
Game review: NBA 2K19 steps onto the court
NBA 2K19 is not as predatory as NBA 2K18 although the MyCareer mode is still a huge grind. No matter how long you play the game, virtual currency is everywhere and you need to earn it in order to increase the statistics for your player.
Hands-on review: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Following on from 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider, the English archaeologist and her Kiwi companion, Jonah, find themselves in Mexico on the trail of the mysterious organisation, Trinity.
How gaming graphics changed the world: Nvidia AI Conference Sydney
The Singularity, the hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence becomes capable of recursive self-improvement, could radically change human civilisation almost overnight.
Apple Watch Series 4 offers fall detection and emergency alerts
Apple is now up to Series 4 of the Apple Watch, and this time the company has opted to boost fitness capabilities to the point where the watch can detect hard falls and detect if you have a heart condition.
Apple unleashes iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max
Tech enthusiasts and general Apple fans won’t have to venture too far in any direction before they encounter the word iPhone today, as Apple unveils three different new iPhones and a new Apple Watch today.
Our new look: A user experience revolution and a stronger content focus
We’re excited about how this new look reflects what we believe in delivering.
Sony's at it again with a new line of audio and TV goodies
If you’re a fan of Sony products this month brings good news for you as a new range of products hits the shelves.
Game review: Broforce gets Switched
Devolver Digital’s seminal retro-shooter, Broforce, brings its awesomeness to the Nintendo Switch.
How to use AI to optimise customer experiences
“Personalisation must be at the core of every customer experience and if it isn’t, brands risk losing customer loyalty and business."
ESET cautions mobile gamers to check their games are safe
Whether on iOS or Android, downloadable games inevitably come with more security risks.
New Zealand outpacing global smart TV adoption
"Hardware vendors can get ahead by articulating the value of connectivity between their televisions and other smart devices to their potential customers."
Hands-on review:The xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds
You’d be forgiven for mistaking the charging case for a top-of-the-range vape pen, or even a futuristic cigar case.
Kiwi charities use technology to change young people’s lives
Three charities from Taupō, Kerikeri and Palmerston North are on a mission to use technology in ways that will benefit New Zealand’s young people.
TUF Gaming Alliance: The dawn of a new era in gear compatibility
Each product by the TUF Alliance is required to carry out strict validation regulations higher than the industry standards.
AI research looks to insect and rodent brains for some big answers
The easiest way to do it is to learn how minds do it and then reverse engineer it. It’s a no-brainer.
MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
Hands-on review: The Blackview A20 smartphone - a surprising entry-level phone
It's a “must see” for the budget conscious with champagne tastes.
Crucial launches the BX500 SSD
Crucial has launched its new BX500 SSD, a next-generation drive designed to provide everyday computing users with a fast and reliable storage.
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
It's giveaway time again! Win Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4
To celebrate the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, we have a copy of the game and a limited edition umbrella to give away to one spider-fan.
Hands-on review: Is Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 the best superhero game of all time?
The crown for best Spidey game ever is debatable again because Insomniac’s Spider-Man PS4 gives Spider-Man 2 a run for its money.
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
Here is the Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 media kit unboxing
PlayStation NZ were kind enough to give FutureFiveNZ a media kit for Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4. This is our unboxing of it.
Bose reveals its latest smart speaker and soundbar lineup
Home entertainment and audio pioneer Bose has released a new wireless speaker and two smart soundbars to mark its next chapter in home audio history.