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The devices that are changing the streaming game in time for Christmas
Here are some of the best products in the streaming business, used by veterans and beginners alike.
Hands-on review: Elgato Stream Deck
It is designed to give streamers and content creators instant access to their software in order to aid the production of professional videos and broadcasts.
Hands-on review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+
The HD60 S+ is extremely compact, palm-size, in fact, making it very portable and easy to tuck out of the way.
Logitech launches webcam optimised for streamers
StreamCam is optimised for use with Logitech Capture which unlocks features on the device that automate exposure, framing, and stabilisation.
Four game publishers exit NVIDIA's GeForce NOW
While NVIDIA didn’t explicitly explain why the publishers will be pulling their games from the service, the company hopes the publishers will return ‘in the future’.
Netflix value skyrockets amid COVID-19 stay at home orders
Netflix’s value has skyrocketed to $192.52 billion, according to one report.
Hands-on review: NVIDIA Shield TV
Nvidia’s Shield TV is easily a recommended Android TV solution, especially if you are a PC gamer and want to easily play your games on the lounge TV.
Interview: CenturyLink expands CDN power across APAC
We talked with CenturyLink’s Asia Pacific vice president of product management, Francis Thangasamy.
Video-streaming services to see a boom as people stay at home
Most of the world’s economy is contingent around people leaving their houses; now, a ‘stay at home economy’ will see a meteoric boom.
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
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.