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Microsoft’s new project to bring gaming to the data centre
Data centres could soon be the crutch for the army of Xbox One gamers around the world with Microsoft's latest venture, Project xCloud.
10 Oct 18
Five reasons to love the fifth-gen Chromecast
With thousands of compatible apps to cast from, people are tapping the Cast button more than ever.
10 Oct 18
Razer's new high-performance Wi-Fi router is optimised for the gaming experience
This week Razer launched Sila, a high-performance Wi-Fi router that’s optimised for gaming, streaming, and downloading multimedia content.
04 Oct 18
Still using HDMI cables? Wireless screen sharing eliminates cabling nightmares
Airtame is a dongle that you plug into your TV or projector’s HDMI port to stream content wirelessly.
21 Aug 18
Exclusive interview: Andrew Blakey on TVNZ’s new streaming platform
I had the opportunity to sit down with TVNZ development manager Andrew Blakey to discuss the launch of HEIHEI, a new streaming service for Kiwi kids.
02 Jul 18
NZ’s own pay-per-view movie streaming service has launched
Available on desktop and mobile to every New Zealander with internet access, Stuff Pix serves up the latest blockbuster movies.
21 Mar 18
Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood and tags.
13 Mar 18
YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features
YouTube is introducing more ways to watch live videos and interact with the live community.
27 Feb 18
Stuff Fibre steps up their offering with a new streaming service
Stuff Fibre just announced their entrance into the movies-on-demand market with the launch of a new product, Stuff Pix...
05 Dec 17
Netflix grows it distribution empire with a new acquisition
“We are proud to partner with Netflix in this ground-breaking distribution agreement..."
04 Dec 17
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....
06 Nov 17
Vodafone TV partners up with SKY and Netflix
Vodafone TV gives viewers the option to switch between their smartphone, tablet and television...
01 Nov 17
Razer unveils new streamer-certified broadcasting hardware
"Streaming has become an integral part of the gaming community,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.
31 Oct 17
Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream
“My goal here was to show how VR can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world...”
12 Oct 17
Amazon and Twentieth Century Fox sign landmark international TV deal
Beginning in September of this year, Amazon Prime will start introducing seasons of This Is Us and The Exorcist...
19 Sep 17
Never lose your running rhythm: Spotify and Jaybird create an all-in-one music app
Users won’t need to switch between apps while running anymore, eliminating the risk of tripping while looking at your phone...
03 Aug 17
The new GoPro app pulls footage from your camera to create video clips automatically
“QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years..."
29 Jul 17
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
22 Jun 17
Hackers target subtitle files in major media players - including VLC
VLC, Kodi, Popcorn-Time and strem.io media players have vulnerabilities that allows attackers to take over your entire device.
29 May 17
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
04 May 17
Spoiler alert: Hackers leak unreleased Netflix series
An unidentified hacker has released the highly anticipated Season 5 episodes of popular Netflix show Orange is the New Black.
01 May 17
Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
03 Mar 17
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
“Long gone are the days when New Zealanders had no choice in the way they watched TV and video."
27 Feb 17
Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband connections have unlimited data
“A few years ago only 5% of us had uncapped broadband connections, so it’s exciting to think where we could be in another few years."
14 Oct 16