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Those horrifying Dyson headphones cost an absolute fortune

Alan Martin 09/12/2022

Back in March, and upsettingly close to April Fool’s Day for those of us deciding what to write about, Dyson announced a pair of headphones...

Apple adds 700 new app price points

Alan Martin 07/12/2022

Over the course of its 14-year history, Apple’s App Store prices have only gone one way. Currently, the cheapest paid app the company allows is...

The SMS text message is 30

Alan Martin 05/12/2022

Happy 30th birthday to the SMS text message!  Ironically for a format that’s frequently used for forgotten birthdays in lieu of a card, the venerable...

Huawei’s next smartwatch will pack built-in earbuds

Alan Martin 02/12/2022

While most manufacturers are trying to find a way of slimming down their smartwatches without nuking the battery life, Huawei has decided to take a...

HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop 14 review

theBit 02/12/2022

HP’s Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop 14 is a very capable 2-in-1 device. Easily switched between tablet and laptop mode, it boasts decent performance capabilities,...

Pong is now 50 years old

Alan Martin 30/11/2022

There are certain milestones which make you feel depressingly old. A friend recently told me that if the Smashing Pumpkins had released their hit 1979...

Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip review

theBit 30/11/2022

The Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is a luxury lighting system designed to enhance your immersion when gaming or watching TV. It’s undoubtedly cool, but...

Elon Musk may make his own phone if Twitter is banned

Alan Martin 28/11/2022

Intent on throwing more paraffin on the dumpster fire that Twitter has become, new owner Elon Musk has recently announced an amnesty on accounts that...

This golfing robot can putt with a little help from Kinect

Alan Martin 25/11/2022

It may look more like a golf cart than the golfers that sit in them, but this robot is actually pretty handy at putting. The...

Microsoft Xbox seems to have low self esteem

Alan Martin 24/11/2022

For a company with a ludicrous NZ$100 billion to splash on Activision Blizzard, Microsoft’s Xbox division sure seems to have self-esteem issues when comparing itself...