Game review: Hitman 3 (PC)
IO Interactive’s seminal assassination game completes its rebooted World of Assassination trilogy with Hitman 3.
Almost half of remote workers report decrease in productivity
Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
Sony launches new lens for G Master full-frame camera series
New Zealanders headed online for Christmas shopping - study
Lenovo unveils new laptops, tablets and Amazon Alexa Show Mode
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
A quick look at the latest ASUS ZenBook notebook range
A new screen tilt design will feature on two products in the line.
Zoom lifts 40-minute limit on free accounts for the holidays
"COVID-19 has changed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, and like everything else this year, the holiday season doesn’t look the same.'
Hands-on review: SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro portable SSD promises a fast and light way of carrying about huge amounts of data.
Smartphone addiction endangering health - study
Young people aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of nomophobia and males were almost twice as likely to engage in dangerous use than females.
Vodafone 'guarantees' no internet dead zones in your house
‘Wall to wall’ - that’s how Vodafone is describing its latest home internet offering, which is essentially a mesh network that aims to provide internet in every corner of the house.
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
Scammers target victims using COVID vaccine news
Security experts are warning consumers to watch for phishing attempts linked to vaccine news.
Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
“We are seeing sectors like the game developers growing exports at exponential rates, local IT companies working through the night helping other sectors rapidly become more digital."
Times Square brings New Year's Eve to homes around the globe
Organisers of the New Year's Eve Ball Drop Celebration are bringing the world's biggest party to homes around the world, live and direct from Times Square.
Online traffic surges as Kiwis head online over festive season - Vodafone
“We’ve been expecting internet traffic to spike this Christmas, as people stay connected to friends and whānau using digital tools especially while the borders are closed, but this large growth is still mind-blowing."
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
Samsung debuts Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra
The company has revamped the design of the phones from their predecessors, updated camera arrays and features, and debuted new processors — and all are 5G capable.
COVID sees 400% surge in cyber crime
"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
ComCom warns Noel Leeming Group over delivery representations during COVID
"It should have taken a more cautious approach to representations it made about product availability and delivery time frames."
E-commerce accounts for over a third of total retail sales
A greater use of AI assistance and a huge increase in mobile phone shopping is in store over the next year.
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors.
Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
Top Trade Me listings of 2020 revealed
Trade Me’s top Marketplace listings of 2020 were inspired by COVID-19.
Game review: Deliver Us The Moon (PC)
Dutch developer, KeokeN Interactive, with their first game, Deliver Us The Moon, invites players on a solitary journey to the lunar surface in order to solve a mystery.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
Sony announces new Bravia range with cutting-edge processor
Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the BRAVIA TV’s use a new processing method designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.
DLC review – Nioh 2: The First Samurai
If you loved the base game of Nioh 2, the DLC packs are worth buying if you want more of a decent challenge. Avoid the DLC though if you haven’t finished playing the main game yet!
Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
Online gaming a 'hotbed' for DDoS attacks — report
The latency and availability issues present in online gaming, in particular, presented an attractive target to attackers, in addition to the enduring popularity of gaming in the era of COVID-19.
New 5G download speed record set on a commercial network
The record, 5Gbps for a single smartphone, was announced today by Telstra in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
"Nothing is truly free, and, unfortunately, the current business model for free services means that, essentially, we pay with our data."
Trump social media ban too little, too late
"Big Tech has made mega profits by turning a blind eye to the true extent of misinformation on their platforms."
Ministry of Health successfully completes COVID-19 tracing technology trial
The New Zealand Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Government's principal advisor on health and disability, completed the community-led Bluetooth contact tracing technology trial in Rotorua.
Nokia 3.4 drops in NZ with AI-triple camera, bigger screen, two-day battery life
"The Nokia 3.4 gives New Zealanders more power, more screen and more freedom to push the boundaries of your creativity thanks to the ultra-wide lens and AI imaging."
How the editorial team works at Techday: Our tips for you
Preparing your releases in a particular way will not only make our lives easier, but improve the chances of your lead being picked among the masses.
Vodafone NZ clocks record data usage for New Year’s Eve
Over this New Year’s Eve, New Zealanders around the country consumed mobile data in staggering numbers, according to local telco Vodafone NZ.
Price of Bitcoin reaches all-time high in 2020
Bitcoin's epic bull run is backed by strong investor interest, according to new research from analyst firm GlobalData.
Chch offers start-up support for COVID-19 impacted jobseekers
Residents of Christchurch, Selwyn and Ashburton who lost their jobs due to the pandemic are invited to submit their start-up ideas to a new programme.
Majority of professionals believe employers should require proof of COVID vaccination
New research has revealed 67% of professionals believe employers should require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 before returning to the office.
Samsung debuts the Neo QLED, an update to its flagship TV line
With the new Neo QLED TV, luminance scale has been increased to 12-bit with 4096 steps, making dark areas darker and bright areas brighter, according to Samsung.