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Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
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."
Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
“We saw a fivefold increase in data usage from Kiwi travellers roaming in Japan over the past month – equating to more than 10 terabytes of data."
Razer releases gaming mic that syncs emotes with streaming interactions
Streamers have the ability to add or create their own emotes, or they can choose from hundreds of preset emotes.
Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
"When it comes to watching the All Blacks and the Rugby World Cup, the message is clear… if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it."
Hands-on review: The only streaming kit you'll ever need
This opens up a world of possibilities for both hobbyist and full-time streamers to further engage with their audiences.
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
Streaming service Disney+ coming to NZ – pricing and dates
The services will be another competitor entering the streaming market to compete with the likes of Netflix, Sky’s Neon offering, Lightbox.
Logitech shows off the products you have to stock
The company showcased the hottest products across its office, gaming and audio brands – here are the must-haves for your shelves this summer.
Hands-on review: In the age of smart TVs, how relevant is the 4K Apple TV?
Apple proves that the devil is in the details - and an unmatched user interface.
Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
Freeview On Demand now on streaming device
"Both our On Demand platform and Streaming Device were designed with the viewer at the heart of experience, so combining them was a natural next step."
No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
Apple mania! A brief look at Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+
Whether you’re after news, TV, or gaming, it seems like Apple is pulling out all the stops to get your attention.
AMD delivers data center grunt for Google's new game streaming platform
'By combining our gaming DNA and data center technology leadership with a long-standing commitment to open platforms, AMD provides unique technologies and expertise to enable world-class cloud gaming experiences."
Google's Stadia: The new game streaming platform intertwined with YouTube
Move over Steam, Uplay, Origin and all the other popular gaming platforms – Google has thrown its hat in the ring and entered the game streaming market.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Hands-on review: The Google Chromecast
It’s all very Google-centric, and yes, you can end up sharing a lot of personal information should you tick all the boxes. However, you have the power there, to customise your use and the kind of data you will share.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.