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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...

Apple quietly ups the HomePod mini’s New Zealand price

Alan Martin 21/01/2023

Earlier this week, Apple introduced new Macs and the long-rumoured return of the HomePod.  The new version of Apple’s original smart speaker, Apple says, will...

New MacBook Pro introduces M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

Alan Martin 18/01/2023

Get ready to go into your overdraft, Mac fans. Apple has just revealed a refresh of the 14- and 16in MacBook Pro, which packs the...

We might still see a Samsung Galaxy S22 FE

Alan Martin 17/01/2023

If you’re one of the literally dozens of people clamouring for Samsung to release a Galaxy S22 FE handset, you may have already given up...

Nvidia’s AI can make you maintain ‘eye contact’ on video calls

Alan Martin 14/01/2023

As we proved beyond all doubt during the pandemic, video calls are a poor substitute for actually seeing people in person. But one of the...

Microsoft to abandon Surface Duo for a “true” foldable

Alan Martin 13/01/2023

Apparently, Microsoft has finally got the message that consumers aren’t really interested in the company’s ridiculously expensive dual-screen Surface Duo smartphone. According to Windows Central’s...

One company will be pleased about the iPhone SE’s rumoured cancellation

Alan Martin 10/01/2023

Last year (that’s 2022, for those still struggling with the transition to the futuristic sounding 2023), the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo concluded that Apple would postpone...

Ring wants to protect your home with an (unarmed) drone

Alan Martin 07/01/2023

Ring, the purveyors of video doorbells, cameras and alarm systems, wants to add a new line of tech to home defence: drones. Originally shown off...

Your next Apple audiobook could have an AI narrator

Alan Martin 06/01/2023

With the notable exception of celebrity autobiographies, nobody has ever welcomed the words “read by the author” when browsing for audiobooks.  Writers — myself included...