Alan Martin 04/02/2023
theBit 03/02/2023

Apple Mac mini (M2 Pro) review

theBit 03/02/2023

The M2 Mac mini may be one of Apple’s most overlooked devices. Yes, the 2022 model does little to change what we saw in the...

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra first look: Prepare for RTX 4070 power

Darragh Murphy 02/02/2023

theBit checks out the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 lineup, including the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, boasting up to RTX 4070 GPU power. Samsung is a...

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra hands-on: More of the same?

Darragh Murphy 02/02/2023

theBit gets a hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, but is it all that different from the S22 Ultra? Let’s find out. The...

Samsung Galaxy S23 hands-on: It isn’t all about looks

Darragh Murphy 02/02/2023

theBit gets a hands-on first look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, and they come with a subtle design shake-up that makes...

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Patch Bowen 14/12/2022

Logitech G Astro A30 review

theBit 29/11/2022

The Logitech G Astro A30 is a gaming headset that will appeal to a person with specific requirements – hearing audio from multiple devices without...

Xebec Tri-Screen 2 review

Patch Bowen 23/11/2022

The Xebec Tri-Screen 2 solves a problem that lots of people have – it’s a portable device that clips onto the back of a laptop...

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 review

theBit 22/11/2022

Huawei’s FreeBuds Pro 2 are an unexciting pair of earbuds. They offer all the features you’d expect, like good quality audio, capable active noise cancellation...

Dyson Gen5Detect Absolute review

Patch Bowen 14/11/2022

Dyson’s first vacuum from its new Gen5Detect range – the Absolute – is the company’s best vacuum yet.  Boasting a new moniker, the Absolute marks...

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Alan Martin 02/02/2023
Darragh Murphy 31/01/2023

Samsung Galaxy S23 specs leak in full

Alan Martin 31/01/2023

If you were to ask a Samsung executive about the Galaxy S23, the official line would be “you must mean the S22, because there’s no...

Coca-Cola could have its own smartphone soon

Alan Martin 26/01/2023

Between ‘free’ apps choc-a-bloc with ads, the Google ads that follow you around the internet and the ‘word from our sponsors’ that punctuate podcasts and...

Garmin is finally getting on the AFib detection trend

Alan Martin 25/01/2023

It’s been five years since Tim Cook boasted that the Apple Watch 4 would be able to detect atrial fibrillation (or AFib to give it...

Big tech kicks off 2023 with… mass redundancies

Alan Martin 24/01/2023

Anybody who thought big tech might be as recession-proof as medicine, education and funeral services has just been proved decidedly wrong, with Google, Microsoft and...

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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 11/01/2023
Patch Bowen 11/01/2023

The Best Tablets NZ (2023)

Patch Bowen 11/01/2023

With so many tablets available in NZ, choosing the right one for you can be tricky. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. There are many...

Best VPN NZ 2023

Patch Bowen 11/01/2023

A VPN is the best tool for anyone in need of keeping their data private and identity anonymous while surfing the web. Short for virtual...

Best portable Bluetooth speakers NZ (2023)

Patch Bowen 11/01/2023

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 11/01/2023

“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,...