NZTech: More emphasis on digital skills needed in NZ schools
“Not just the tech sector, but all sectors of the economy will suffer, if schools don’t successfully introduce digital skills.”
Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards
A/NZ tech workers not feeling the happiness
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
Autonomous vehicle market growing at rapid rate, Gartner states
Hands-on review: Konka Curved Wide 32” gaming monitor
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting e-commerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
Young Kiwis prepared for the future of the workforce - MYOB study
New Zealand’s next generation of the workforce is prepared for the gig economy and ready for whatever disruption comes its way, according to a new report from MYOB.
Game review: Shenmue III is a nice surprise
Shenmue III would not have come out if it wasn’t for a successful Kickstarter campaign that launched during E3 2015. Four years later, the game is finally out but does it live up to the hype?
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.2 smartphone
Finally, for the first time in my life, I can discuss the merits of my photography and casually remark, “Oh that one was taken with one of my ZEISS lenses.”
Borderlands 3 announces first DLC content; and Moxxi is the star
In this story Moxxi sweet talks Vault Hunters (players) to take over a “derelict space station built by the infamous Handsome Jack back when he was still President of the Hyperion corporation”.
eBay sells out: Viagogo buys ticketing platform StubHub for billions
eBay has ridded itself of its massive ticketing marketplace StubHub – and sold it to controversial ticketing platform viagogo.
Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
The ‘digital divide’ is still very much present in New Zealand society, with those in social housing and those with disabilities feeling the most impacted by inadequate internet access.
HyperX releases gaming hardware, peripherals for PC and PS4
The company has developed DDR4 memory especially for AlienWare PCs, and headsets for the PS4.
Game review: Planet Zoo (PC)
Frontier Developments continue to prove themselves to be the masters of the real-time park management genre with Planet Zoo.
Hands-on review: Skullcandy Push wireless earbuds
With the number of wireless earbuds out there, there’s really no reason to have wires hanging from your ears anymore. Indeed, my Huawei phone doesn’t even have a headphone socket.
Tesla's Cybertruck shatters windows, share prices & expectations
It’s a design that’s reminiscent of blocky 80s and 90s videogames of yesteryear, but Tesla is seriously serious about its newest product, the Cybertruck.
Spare space in the car? Kiwis can now make a little money by shipping stuff
Lonelyseat is a new service that connects drivers with people who need parcels or objects shipped around the country.
Vodafone bolsters Southland 4G capabilities with new sites
"Bringing connectivity to these areas not only delivers the essential communication needed, but also the safety of Kiwis living in these remote areas."
Australian workers feel voiceless, research finds
Deskless employees told us that they struggle to feel connected to head office and company leaders, that there are barriers to communicating internally."
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
"Although fake sites and scams have become more sophisticated over time, it’s not that hard to protect yourself."
Game review: Tokyo Dark Remembrance (Switch)
It took two years for the game to get ported to the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 but now that it is finally here, is it any good?
Interview: Microsoft's Diana Kelley talks talent gaps and D&I
Kelley recently spoke at Microsoft Asia’s new Experience Center, where she talked through her experience as a security CTO, as well as IoT security, what’s ahead in 2020, and diversity and inclusion both in the cybersecurity sector, and in technology.
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
Flexible workspaces provide major boost to NZ's local economies
Businesses that decentralise their workplaces could reap the benefits of lower overheads, happier workers, and reduced commute times – but they could also help to stimulate regional economies.
Hands-on review: Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard
Like the rest of Corsair’s gaming products, you’ll be both nimble-fingered, lit up and unstoppable.
New Zealand Rugby uses AWS-powered analytics to boost performance
Amazon Partner Network Partner Intela AI and data science company DOT Loves Data partnered to develop the Play in the Grey interactive platform on AWS.
Gartner: Apple continues to lose as smartphone market drops
Huawei, Samsung, and OPPO increased market share in the third quarter of 2019, while Apple and Xiaomi share declined.
Spark brings 5G to five South Island towns and communities
Spark has committed to delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into the five heartland communities of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo and Hokitika.
NordVPN launches password manager
Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
Game review: The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (Switch)
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is a well put together RPG that shouldn’t be missed this time around.
Review: BlueAnt’s Pump Air 2, low-cost, true-wireless
The market for true-wireless headphones at a lower price-point is increasing. Are Aussie-owned BlueAnt’s Pump Air 2 what you’ve been looking for?
Hands-on review: The ASUS ROG Theta 7.1 headset
This is a serious headset for the serious gamer. Here's why.
Hands-on review: Ring Door View Cam
Their products can also be integrated into your Smart Home Hub such as Alexa. For a very reasonable price you can have added security for your home.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally coming to NZ
The controversial foldable smartphone is now available for preorder in New Zealand from December 9, with shipping starting on December 18.
Game review: Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (Switch)
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a charming revision of a classic coin-op arcade game. It retains enough of the original, whilst suitably updating it for the modern gaming palette.
ASUS launches ROG Phone II in Australia
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) is reinforcing its dedication to keen mobile gamers, with a new iteration of its smartphone product, the ROG Phone.
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 is a more than capable laptop and it feels like Microsoft is slowly moving into the market space that Apple dominated for such a long time - good looking, robust, reliable laptops with premium price tags.
Vodafone NZ invests in boosting energy efficiency
Vodafone says it expects to reduce its electricity usage in Aotearoa by at least 10% over the next three years through implementing a range of new technologies.
Wellington Airport offers travellers a sneak peek of 5G
The trial will run until December 9. But the trial is far from fully-fledged – only five users can connect to the 5G device and only for five minutes at a time.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Hays: Jobseekers must 'self-disrupt' their career in 2020
taking calculated risks, not raising salary too early and highlighting transferrable skills for a sideways move are all ways people can land a job in the next year.
Hands-on review: HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard & Pulsefire Dart wireless mouse
HyperX's RGB Alloy Origins keyboards and Pulsefire Dart mice claim to be exactly what gamers need. Techday’s Darren Price puts them both through their paces.
ANZ Bank warns businesses and customers of phishing scam
"This sole purpose of this elaborate phishing scam is to harvest the login credentials of ANZ customers so the criminals behind this scam can break into their bank accounts."