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LG’s new car speakers could fit inside a headrest

Alan Martin 22/11/2022

The car isn’t exactly the ideal place to listen to the latest album — especially if you enjoy the simple pleasures of concentrating on the...

Facebook finally embraces the concept of TMI

Alan Martin 18/11/2022

Facebook has finally decided that not everyone’s biography justifies more than a perfunctory single line.  After over a decade of asking people’s political viewpoint, religion...

This is what will power 2023’s Android flagships

Alan Martin 16/11/2022

Having reviewed smartphones for many years, I can say that benchmarking them is necessary, but generally pointless. That’s because, unlike laptops and game consoles, they...

We’ll never get that Facebook smartwatch

Alan Martin 14/11/2022

In the extremely unlikely event that you were excited about your next watch not being made by Timex or Seiko, but Facebook owner Meta, we’ve...

This New Zealander’s Chrome plug-in will tell you which Twitter users have more money than sense

Alan Martin 11/11/2022

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks since Elon Musk was forced to follow through with his misguided plan to buy Twitter, and I suspect that...

Oculus founder mods a VR headset to optionally kill

Alan Martin 08/11/2022

What is it about virtual reality that brings out the masochism of people? We’ve already seen VR mods that can make the wearer feel pain...

Apple’s first foldable might not be an iPhone

Alan Martin 07/11/2022

To date, Apple has shown no interest in making its best-selling smartphones fold.  You could argue it doesn’t really need to, given there are over...

Tech collab silly season is here again with this hideous smart luggage

Alan Martin 04/11/2022

Almost exactly a year ago, I was writing about a truly hideous Gucci Xbox Series X and a NZ$3,000 Mario watch. Now, one of the...

PSVR 2 will cost more than a PS5

Alan Martin 02/11/2022

We’re coming up to the second year anniversary of the PS5 being available to buy — something that may surprise those who haven’t been able...

It looks like there’ll be no more Macs in 2022

Alan Martin 31/10/2022

Back in February, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said he expected seven new Macs in 2022, and so far we’ve only had three. To round that up,...