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Victoria train lines to get mobile connectivity upgrade
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to fixing mobile blackspots throughout the state and particularly along our major regional train lines."
Scientists create wireless device to 'switch-off' pain
"Our eventual goal is to use this technology to treat pain in very specific locations by providing a kind of 'switch' to turn off the pain signals."
Hands-on review: iLuv Bluetooth Aud Mini Speaker with LED Light Show
I’ve tried a lot of Bluetooth speakers and many are almost identical. Finally, I’ve found something completely different.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
If you’re an Android fan, there is no better yardstick to compare to than the Note 5. It really is that good.
Nearly all Kiwi adults to own a smartphone in 2016
The equivalent of 2,543,173 people aged 18+ now have a smartphone, with research showing 92% of adults will own a smartphone in the the next 12 months
Huawei smartphone growth continues; Microsoft declines
Huawei has continued its smartphone charge, recording the highest sales growth in Q3, while Microsoft phone share dropped and Windows did too.
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch
There’s a lot to like about the Huawei Watch. It’s one of the best Android wear devices available at the moment.
iPad Pro, now available from Vodafone New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand has announced the iPad Pro, complete with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, is now available to order from it’s website.
Hands-on review: ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Projector
The ViewSonic PJD7822HDL projector is an amazing full HD 1080p projector with plenty of device support and is very scalable to different room sizes.
Hands-on review: Scosche BoomBottle+
"The BoomBottle+ adapts well to indoor and outdoor environments; it has a sturdy design and the option to act as a backup charger for your device."
Dedicated devices: A possible solution to mobility
To protect companies from risks that come with mobility, organisations should consider using dedicated workplace mobile devices, according to Wavelink
AOC takes on monitor market in New Zealand
AOC is bringing ‘modern glamour’ to monitors with its new 81 series, notable for their narrow edge and ultra slim body.
Hands-on review: Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses
Epson (yes that Printer manufacturer) have taken a leap in creating their own version with full Augmented Reality (AR) coverage.
Apple, Samsung, Huawei among smartphone winners as Microsoft, BlackBerry, LG falter
Lumia shipments - and revenue - plummet on back of Microsoft's 'updated strategy' while BlackBerry drops to lowest shipments in 10 years.
Hands-on review: UE Boom 2
If you like making sure you have a soundtrack for your summer travels, the UE Boom will make your plans a lot easier.
Smartphone shipments soar in Q3 amid fierce competition
All go for smartphones as shipments hit second highest level for a single quarter. So who were the movers and shakers?
Hands-on review: Huawei P8 Lite
"Now Huawei is back with the even more affordable, but oh so similar P8 Lite. The big question is this: Can lightening strike twice?"
Sony Xperia Z5 released in NZ through Spark
The flagship device is an operator exclusive for Spark and also comes with access to exclusive ‘Made for Bond’ themes and content
Business laptop to tablet migrations spurring tablet growth
Laptop to tablet migrations in businesses sparked an increase in tablet sales in Q2, with the enterprise tablet roll out expected to continue
How to shoot great photos with a smartphone
Smartphone cameras have strengths and weaknesses. Knowing these, as well as some basic photography rules, can make a huge difference to phone photos.
Five simple ways to revive drowned gadgets
It’s a gadget owners worst nightmare: Having dropped a bundle of cash buying that shiny new gizmo, you’ve dropped it into the bath, sink or, yes, loo.
Sonos announces new flagship smart speaker and tuning software
Sonos has announced a new flagship smart speaker, the Play:5, and its Trueplay tuning software will be available later this year.
Hands-on review: Asus UX305
I was pleasantly surprised by Asus’s latest mid-range offering, the Zenbook UX305, which offers a surprisingly solid build and bang per buck value.
Gartner: Indecision dragging device shipments down
Customer indecision has seen replacement activity across all types of devices decrease, according to Gartner.