Alan Martin 08/06/2023
Alan Martin 07/06/2023

Apple reveals 15-inch MacBook Air: 3 features to look forward to

Darragh Murphy 06/06/2023

Apple announced the new 15-inch MacBook Air, and it comes with a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display and an M2 chip.

Apple WWDC 2023 NZ: How to watch, AR/VR headset, MacBook Air and more

Darragh Murphy 06/06/2023

WWDC 2023 is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s next big event, including how to watch it in NZ.

The Meta Quest 3 is official

Alan Martin 03/06/2023

Just days after carelessly offering one of the best-known tech journalists on the planet a free go on a prototype, Meta has officially announced the…

AI represents a “risk of extinction”, open letter claims

Alan Martin 01/06/2023

Here’s a cheery start to your June. A bunch of the world’s leading AI researchers and engineers have signed a 22-word statement which argues that…

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Patch Bowen 02/05/2023

Huawei FreeBuds 5i review

Patch Bowen 20/04/2023

Huawei’s FreeBuds 5i earbuds are familiar. Their design is ordinary, they don’t have the best audio capabilities, and the battery life is average for the…

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G review

Patch Bowen 20/04/2023

Samsung’s Galaxy A54 is a mid range phone that, in a few ways, pushes the boundary between a mid range device and a premium device….

Oppo Find N2 Flip review

Patch Bowen 21/03/2023

Let’s get the obvious out of the way, the key feature of the Find N2 Flip is the hinge. If you don’t like a foldable…

JBL Pulse 5 review

Patch Bowen 13/03/2023

The bright, customisable, 360° LED lights that can sync to the beat of the music look fantastic. It’s unique and exciting, but that’s all there…

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Alan Martin 30/05/2023
Patch Bowen 29/05/2023

How to get the Google Pixel Buds Pro in NZ

Patch Bowen 29/05/2023

For a long time, Google has struggled to define its place in the smartphone market. The Google Pixel phones were notoriously average, and they never…

That pointless PlayStation handheld is official and ridiculous

Alan Martin 27/05/2023

The rumours were true. Sony really is working on the most ridiculous handheld games console in its history — which is no mean feat considering…

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 renders show the return of the bezel

Alan Martin 25/05/2023

ooks like Samsung might be pulling the New Coke/Coke Classic switcheroo on us. After ditching the much-loved rotating bezel on last year’s Samsung Galaxy Watch…

Amazon wants you to use your hand as ID

Alan Martin 24/05/2023

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Amazon aspires to be more than a giant warehouse full of branded goods and third-party tat. And that’s not…

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Greg Fleming 15/12/2021

National’s all ears in fixit tech strategy

Greg Fleming 07/12/2021

A day before she was rolled as National’s leader, Judith Collins released – via YouTube – National’s “big fix” for the technology sector. In it…

Streaming wars: NZ broadcasters face-off in battle for viewers

Greg Fleming 24/11/2021

This month Netflix gave us an insight into how dominant it has become in the streaming-video-on-demand (SVOD) space, releasing a weekly report that details the…

Now Meta wants to teach our news organisations to “develop better business models”

Greg Fleming 17/11/2021

After a decade of Facebook and Google hammering news organisations globally by effectively taking over the mobile advertising space while using its news content on…

Crypto goes to Hollywood

Greg Fleming 10/11/2021

Seeing Matt Damon front an ad for cryptocurrency exchange this week, was not only a smart marketing flex for the company, but an indication…

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Alan Martin 16/02/2022
Alan Martin 11/02/2022

The Joe Rogan controversy and how Spotify may regret moving beyond music

Alan Martin 02/02/2022

Facebook and Twitter are deeply reluctant to see themselves described as publishers. That isn’t because they’re sticklers for accuracy, but because if that classification were…

Is Twitch streaming a dream career? Not for me

Alan Martin 26/01/2022

I should start this off with a disclaimer: I don’t routinely watch Twitch, in the same way that I don’t spend that much time on…

Microsoft’s $100bn purchase of Activision looks like crazy money

Alan Martin 20/01/2022

This week, it was revealed that Microsoft plans to spend just over NZ$100 billion on buying Activision Blizzard — a company that’s been more newsworthy…

Why we should all rely a little less on Googling

Alan Martin 14/01/2022

In 2015, I apparently made 14,895 Google searches. I’d like to give you an update for 2021, but it seems Google will no longer easily…

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Patch Bowen 29/05/2023

Best Antivirus Software NZ (2023)

Darragh Murphy 23/03/2023

The best antivirus software NZ will keep your phone, tablet and computer safe from malware and more. Find out what’s best for you.

Best portable Bluetooth speakers NZ (2023)

Patch Bowen 08/03/2023

There’s a lot to consider when buying a portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s a very competitive market, and with so many options, it can be difficult…

Best Phone NZ 2023: What’s the best smartphone I can buy in NZ?

Patch Bowen 10/02/2023

“What’s the best phone?” is probably the question that I’m asked more than any other (as a tech journalist). And it’s fair enough. Smartphones are,…

The best over-ear wireless headphones NZ (2023)

Patch Bowen 11/01/2023

The over-ear, wireless headphone market is a crowded one and it can be hard to differentiate between good over-ear headphones and bad ones. You’d be…