Thales and RMIT create new standard for space communication
The joint research project will help to ensure interoperability of high accuracy satellite-based positioning services.
Australian workers feel voiceless, research finds
Deskless employees told us that they struggle to feel connected to head office and company leaders, that there are barriers to communicating internally."
'Stalkerware': The new name for spying tools & online harrassment
The term ‘stalkerware’ is something that most people may not be aware of, but it’s dangerous enough that a group of cybersecurity providers have banded together to do something about it.
2K Games' new studio Cloud Chamber will develop next BioShock game
Cloud Chamber has already started work on the next BioShock game, which is expected to spend several years in development, according to 2K.
Vodafone NZ invests in boosting energy efficiency
Vodafone says it expects to reduce its electricity usage in Aotearoa by at least 10% over the next three years through implementing a range of new technologies.
NordVPN launches password manager
Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
Parents unsure how to approach 'the dangers of the digital world'
A new report finds that Australian parents are aware of digital threats, but they lack confidence when it comes to knowing how to deal with safety.
ASUS launches ROG Phone II in Australia
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) is reinforcing its dedication to keen mobile gamers, with a new iteration of its smartphone product, the ROG Phone.
Game review: Planet Zoo (PC)
Frontier Developments continue to prove themselves to be the masters of the real-time park management genre with Planet Zoo.
Hands-on review: HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard & Pulsefire Dart wireless mouse
HyperX's RGB Alloy Origins keyboards and Pulsefire Dart mice claim to be exactly what gamers need. Techday’s Darren Price puts them both through their paces.
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 is a more than capable laptop and it feels like Microsoft is slowly moving into the market space that Apple dominated for such a long time - good looking, robust, reliable laptops with premium price tags.
Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards
Apple Music will celebrate with a global, live-streamed performance by Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater on December 5 at 3:30 pm.
Hands-on review: The Mophie Powerstation XXL
The Mophie Powerstation XXL is great for anyone who needs a good reliable portable charging solution or is looking to for a gift for a tech-loving friend or family member.
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Considering the price, there are certainly cheaper options on the market but the performance in the Surface Pro 7 is much better than that of the Surface Pro 6.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally coming to NZ
The controversial foldable smartphone is now available for preorder in New Zealand from December 9, with shipping starting on December 18.
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting e-commerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
Spare space in the car? Kiwis can now make a little money by shipping stuff
Lonelyseat is a new service that connects drivers with people who need parcels or objects shipped around the country.
Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
The ‘digital divide’ is still very much present in New Zealand society, with those in social housing and those with disabilities feeling the most impacted by inadequate internet access.
Wellington Airport offers travellers a sneak peek of 5G
The trial will run until December 9. But the trial is far from fully-fledged – only five users can connect to the 5G device and only for five minutes at a time.
Hands-on review: The ASUS ROG Theta 7.1 headset
This is a serious headset for the serious gamer. Here's why.
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
"Although fake sites and scams have become more sophisticated over time, it’s not that hard to protect yourself."
New Zealand Rugby uses AWS-powered analytics to boost performance
Amazon Partner Network Partner Intela AI and data science company DOT Loves Data partnered to develop the Play in the Grey interactive platform on AWS.
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.2 smartphone
Finally, for the first time in my life, I can discuss the merits of my photography and casually remark, “Oh that one was taken with one of my ZEISS lenses.”
Norton 360, best all-in-one internet safety package
A Norton 360 Premium one-year subscription protects up to five of your devices, including your Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices.
Game review: The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (Switch)
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is a well put together RPG that shouldn’t be missed this time around.
Spark brings 5G to five South Island towns and communities
Spark has committed to delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into the five heartland communities of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo and Hokitika.
Tesla's Cybertruck shatters windows, share prices & expectations
It’s a design that’s reminiscent of blocky 80s and 90s videogames of yesteryear, but Tesla is seriously serious about its newest product, the Cybertruck.
Don't just blame the kids: Parents spend too much time online as well
A global study of parents by Kaspersky found that 52% trust their children to know when enough online time is enough, but 70% admit they also spend too much time online.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Hands-on review: Skullcandy Push wireless earbuds
With the number of wireless earbuds out there, there’s really no reason to have wires hanging from your ears anymore. Indeed, my Huawei phone doesn’t even have a headphone socket.
NZTech: More emphasis on digital skills needed in NZ schools
“Not just the tech sector, but all sectors of the economy will suffer, if schools don’t successfully introduce digital skills.”
Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
A year after launching in New Zealand, Ola will expand its platform beyond Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to other cities including Hamilton, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Tauranga.
Gartner: Apple continues to lose as smartphone market drops
Huawei, Samsung, and OPPO increased market share in the third quarter of 2019, while Apple and Xiaomi share declined.
ANZ Bank warns businesses and customers of phishing scam
"This sole purpose of this elaborate phishing scam is to harvest the login credentials of ANZ customers so the criminals behind this scam can break into their bank accounts."
Hands-on review: Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard
Like the rest of Corsair’s gaming products, you’ll be both nimble-fingered, lit up and unstoppable.
Game review: Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (Switch)
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a charming revision of a classic coin-op arcade game. It retains enough of the original, whilst suitably updating it for the modern gaming palette.
eBay sells out: Viagogo buys ticketing platform StubHub for billions
eBay has ridded itself of its massive ticketing marketplace StubHub – and sold it to controversial ticketing platform viagogo.
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
Game review: Tokyo Dark Remembrance (Switch)
It took two years for the game to get ported to the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 but now that it is finally here, is it any good?