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Hands-on review: Acronis True Image - balancing act of usability & power
Wed, 14th Dec 2016
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gaming
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dr
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cloud services
Acronis True Image is ideal for non-techies, but still more than powerful and flexible enough for power users wanting greater flexibility.
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Symantec’s cyber security predictions for 2017
Wed, 7th Dec 2016
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cybersecurity
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cios
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forrester research
security experts Symantec have compiled a list of 10 security threat predictions for 2017 as cybercriminals change tactics. Here's what can we expect.
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Huawei announces graphene battery breakthrough
Wed, 7th Dec 2016
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japan
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huawei
At the 57th Battery Symposium in Japan, telco giant Huawei unveiled a long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery.
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The latest Phablet from Huawei - Meet Mate 9
Mon, 5th Dec 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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huawei
Like a decent chef’s knife, the Mate 9 is well balanced and sits comfortably in the hand thanks to clever design tweaks.
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67,000 Kiwis hunting free mobile data
Thu, 1st Dec 2016
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bi
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big data
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smartphones
This time those people wandering around with phones are not trying to catch cutesy fictional characters. They're after free 2degrees mobile data.
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Grumpy tech guy: Google marketing
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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google
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digital marketing
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chromecast
Okay, so I get that NZ is a pimple at the arse end of the world and that we're never going to be a priority for Google.
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The force gets IFTTT integration and it's very cool indeed
Fri, 25th Nov 2016
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pc hardware
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apps
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gadgets
he cat is out of the bag – it turns out that the Forceband now has an IFTTT app that’ll let it work with and IFTTT connected devices and apps.
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Hands-on review: The Dyson V8 absolute - it really 'sucks'
Thu, 24th Nov 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Innovation may cost, but with the V8 it is an all too rare case of you getting more than what you’ve paid for.
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Travel tips: The gadgets that I take on my overseas jaunts
Mon, 21st Nov 2016
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smartphones
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microsoft
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digital music
Expert unveils must-have gadgets to optimise your travels and dodge luggage woes.
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Apple admits that touch disease is real
Mon, 21st Nov 2016
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apple
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technology gifts
Given Apples iPhone sales have been slow to flat for 3 straight quarters, the timing of this situation is bad news.
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Hands-on review: Strike Universal Phone Cradle
Tue, 15th Nov 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Strike's Universal Phone Cradle review: An ingeniously simple solution keeping drivers safe and legal on the road with a handy, sturdy mount.
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Huawei has now shipped nine million P9 smartphones. What else could be next?
Mon, 14th Nov 2016
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smartphones
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monitors
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pro av
They’ve come such a long way in a short amount of time. They mightn’t have the same brand recognition as Apple or Samsung, but they've been busy.
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17 different types: Is this Apple's dongle bongle?
Wed, 9th Nov 2016
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apple
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
Apple fans are going online to vent their anger at the dongle bongle. They may have good reasons too. Apple now sells a staggering 17 different types.
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Hands-on review: APC M5 Mobile Power Pack - keep gadgets chugging
Wed, 9th Nov 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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data centre maintenance / management
APC’s M5 does one job and it does it brilliantly. If you want to spend time away from a wall socket, the M5 is definitely worth a look.
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Vodafone Lights a fire under NZ’s prepay market with My Flex Prepaid
Tue, 8th Nov 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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prepay
Vodafone NZ launches My Flex Prepaid plans, allowing customers to customize voice, data, and text allocations.
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There's great news for Android, but not so good for Apple
Mon, 7th Nov 2016
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apple
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smartphones
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technology gifts
The relentless march of Android continues, and it isn't good news for Apple. There is no Steve Jobs to ride in and turn things around this time.
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Hands-on review: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush
Mon, 7th Nov 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
I went teeth-on to try out the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush. After using it, it felt like a full clean from the dentist.
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Hands-on review: Dino the Cognisaurus - this is the reptile you’re looking for
Fri, 4th Nov 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Dino the Cognisaurus dazzles with AI wit; interacts with kids using IBM's Watson.
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Rumours fly as Huawei about to launch new flagship hardware
Thu, 3rd Nov 2016
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monitors
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pro av
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huawei
Huawei set to unveil Mate 9, alleging a supercharged Mate 9 Pro with top-end specs and VR readiness.
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Hands on: D-Link DCS2630L 180 degree HD Wi-Fi camera
Fri, 28th Oct 2016
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d-link
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qr code
D-Link's DCS2630L Wi-Fi camera impresses with 180-degree HD view, catering to blind spots in home surveillance.
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Hands-on review: Playstation 4 Universal Media Remote
Thu, 27th Oct 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
The remote makes a huge difference to using the PS4 for media playback. Having a PS4 remote (at long last) is definitely a good thing.
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Vodafone announces pricing for gigabit broadband plans
Thu, 20th Oct 2016
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ultrafast fibre
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vodafone
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gigabit
After spending $22 million & partnering with Huawei, much of the cable network Vodafone inherited by acquiring TelstraClear is now capable of gigabit.
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Hands-on review: Huawei P9 Lite - the perfect balance of price and features
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
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smartphones
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gaming
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reviews
Huawei P9 Lite strikes the sweet spot between cost and features, a worthy contender in the budget phone arena.
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What does it take to become a Call of Duty, Infinity Ward game developer?
Fri, 30th Sep 2016
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gaming
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technology gifts
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call of duty
Ever wondered what goes into designing the look & feel of a game? Curious to know what skills are needed to score a job as a game developer? Read on..