Technology news from the future
Xiaomi sets NZ market firmly in its sights
Mi smartphones are hitting Kiwi shores as sales grew by 88% last year - in contrast to the global market decline of 3% facing its competitors.
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
Crucial launches P1 NVMe Solid State Drive
The SSD uses a PCIe port to provide a faster and more reliable read/write.
Why would a business owner want to learn coding?
“I wanted to take charge of my own destiny and create the sites myself."
Huawei Mate 20 series primed for launch
The long-awaited Huawei Mate 20 series has been unveiled.
The potential impact of AR on the creative industry
Adobe believes AR could shake the foundations of the creative industry.
An inside look at Adobe’s creative AI
Premiere Rush gives you the power to capture, create, and deliver online content no matter where you are.
Adobe unleashes a wave of innovations for CC
"You will be able to open and edit a PSD on an iPad, using the same tools you are familiar with on the desktop."
Air NZ backs the future of electric air taxi in NZ
New Zealand is one step closer to autonomous electric air taxi services, thanks to Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks.
Hands–on review: Corsair’s Force MP510 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD is great bang for your buck
The MP510 promises 3,480MB/sec sequential read speeds, and up to 3,000MB/s sequential write speeds.
New Zealand tops list of most-scammed countries - Microsoft
Around a fifth (21%) of New Zealanders who had encountered tech support scams were fooled into continuing with an interaction.
Hands-on review: Crucial’s BX500 SSD gets the job done
The Crucial BX500 comes in two flavours, 240GB and 480GB, giving users a no-frills boost to their PC at a budget-friendly price.
This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
How Adobe aims to change the game with CC updates
Adobe announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC and Adobe XD.
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
Meet ‘BB8’ – the vehicle that recognises your face
This 'BB8’ is nothing to do with the rollabout robot from Star Wars, but may well be one of the first vehicles to include facial recognition as a replacement for your car keys.
Borderlands 2 is coming to PlayStation VR
Borderlands 2 fans have only a few months to wait to experience the game in virtual reality - if you’re up to the challenge of skags jumping to bite your face off.
Mozilla delays distrust of Symantec TLS certificates
Mozilla has delayed its distrust of all Symantec security certificates – because so many businesses have failed to do anything about the problem.
Hands-on review: WWE 2K19 steps inside the wrestling ring
WWE 2K19 by far has the biggest roster in franchise history as it includes all of the fan favourites such as AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Kurt Angle and many others
Let’s Play Live And PlayStation NZ holding video game tournaments at Auckland Armageddon Expo
If you are good at FIFA 19, Tekken 7 or NBA 2K19, you’ll be happy to know a tournament will be held for each game during the 2018 Auckland Armageddon Expo.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Jaguar EV's new sound alert for blind pedestrians
One of the original sounds included one inspired by sci-fi spacecraft, but instead of looking at the road, pedestrians ended up looking at the sky.
Hands-on review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the fight to ancient Greece
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey starts in explosive fashion as you are pit in a middle of a war between the Athenians and the Spartans.
How Nokia and Chorus aim to enhance broadband access for Kiwis
Chorus has deployed Nokia's VDSL2 vectoring technology to deliver improved broadband access to users across New Zealand.
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
$444 million: The devastating cost of cyberbullying in NZ
Can you put a dollar figure on the damage cyberbullying causes New Zealanders? One economist says that cost is around $444 million every year.
Exclusive: Why social media platforms are so vulnerable to cyber threats
Social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for approximately 56% of total records compromised in the first half of 2018.
Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace
“Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime. We cannot afford to ignore it.”
4K UHD TV popularity rising, driven by digital services
As streaming services, sporting events and movies are stepping up their HD game, shipping of TVs that support the 4K UHD format are rising in kind.