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Hands-on review: The Dyson V8 absolute - it really 'sucks'

Hands-on review: The Dyson V8 absolute - it really 'sucks' The technology behind Dyson’s V8 cordless vacuum cleaner shows just how far we’ve come.The V8 isn’t Dyson's first stab at a cordless sucky motor.

White knuckle fun with Planet aster

White knuckle fun with Planet aster This is Planet Coaster, from the same guys that did Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 and 3.Whilst Planet Coaster is a different game than Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, fans of the series will find the game very familiar.

Is Bethesda’s Dishonored 2 a worthy successor?

Is Bethesda’s Dishonored 2 a worthy successor? This second outing starts with both the now grown up Empress Emily Kaldwin and her Royal Protector, Corvo Attano, in a similar predicament.In any case, Dishonored 2, only continues the “good” ending of the last game.

Slim PS4 nsole on sale for $400 in New Zealand this week

Slim PS4 nsole on sale for $400 in New Zealand this week For a limited time only, the PS4 console will be on sale in New Zealand for an attractive price of around $400 NZD.PlayStation New Zealand revealed via a press release that from midnight tonight, the PS4 console will cost you only $399.

Trump promises Tim ok 'big tax breaks' if iPhone is built in America

Trump promises Tim ok 'big tax breaks' if iPhone is built in America As pitched pre-election, United States President-elect Donald Trump has apparently told Tim Cook to move production to the United States and out of China.” According to Trump, Cook said, “I understand that.

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block The Conservative Party is calling recent legislation in Israel that looks to block all porn in Israel an “excellent move”.The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has recently unanimously approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it.

Mangawhai to Sydney to mainland USA - NZ's fourth international cable on its way

Mangawhai to Sydney to mainland USA - NZ's fourth international cable on its way Communications Minister Amy Adams has revealed that New Zealand’s fourth international cable build is now underway.She welcomed the start of the Hawaiki cable’s build at Mangawhai Heads early last week.

mplaints board throws out 2degrees carryover data mplaint

mplaints board throws out 2degrees carryover data mplaint An in-store poster advertisement contained, in large white type, that “Only 2degrees gives you Pay Monthly Carryover Data that doesn't disappear every month.However, the Complaints Board determined the advertisement was clearly referring to Pay Monthly plans and did not claim that 2degrees was the only company offering carryover data in all circumstances – only on Pay Monthly plans.

What the big Eftpos switch means for nsumers

What the big Eftpos switch means for nsumers Thousands of retailers nationwide will have to upgrade their Eftpos systems by April 30 next year, when an older version of Eftpos software is “sunsetted”.As a result, older versions of Eftpos software are regularly removed from the network as they become obsolete.

More of NZ's digital ntent to beme freely available

More of NZ's digital ntent to beme freely available More of New Zealand’s digital content will become freely available to Kiwis, thanks to a collaboration between Wellington digital agency, Boost, the National Library of New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs.The trio have developed the award-winning Supplejack, which powers its DigitalNZ services and makes more of New Zealand's massive collection of digital content freely available to the public to find, share and use.

Retailers warned to upgrade Eftpos systems or risk losing them mpletely

Retailers warned to upgrade Eftpos systems or risk losing them mpletely The new Eftpos upgrades will feature better technology and software to combat fraud prevention as newer payment options develop.With the constant upgrades, older Eftpos systems are 'sunsetted' when they become obsolete.

Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A6 in-home speaker

Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A6 in-home speaker On the top edge of the speaker are the controls: Swipe left and right to change volume, press left and right to skip tracks.Those buttons include the three settings (wall, corner or freestanding), as well as the Ethernet cable, USB, Line In and power cable plug sockets.

IBM’s MD steps down from NZTech board, Unitec and Oracle step in

IBM’s MD steps down from NZTech board, Unitec and Oracle step in IBM’s managing director Rob Lee ha steeped down from NZTech board, it was revealed today.Taking up the vacant seats on the board are Oracle New Zealand account executive Eva Sherwood and general manager for Unitec’s industry workforce development Tom Chignell.

Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A1 portable speaker

Hands-on review: B&O Beoplay A1 portable speaker Bang & Olufsen (B&O) strikes me as being one of those premium Danish brands.The Beoplay A1 portable speaker fits right into that sweeping statement, and boy does it have the sound quality to match.

Grumpy tech guy: Google marketing

Grumpy tech guy: Google marketing The culprits this time are Google; they’ve removed the Google Cast name, swapping it back to the original Chromecast one they started with.And, If confusing lots of people wasn’t already enough, Google’s marketing team got their crayola’s out again and renamed the Google Cast app into the Google Home app.

Last-minute online Xmas shopping poses security risks

Last-minute online Xmas shopping poses security risks The recent Centrify 2016 Online Shopping Survey reveals that one in eight respondents would accept discounts and special offers from retailers in exchange for their passwords.Niall King, Centrify senior director APAC Sales, says the recent Centrify Online Shopping survey showed many consumers still make basic security mistakes.

Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers

Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers Last July Spark announced its decision to close the public paging network at the end of June 2017.According to a statement, the agreement between the New Zealand Fire Service, and the National Rural Fire Authority, involves a significant upgrade of the existing paging infrastructure to form a new private paging service, which will be made available to other emergency services, health boards and customers for whom paging is also business-critical.

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture

Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture Artificial Intelligence that looks, thinks and reacts like humans is being developed right on Auckland's doorstep and may become a commercial venture.The University of Auckland officially launched its AI company Soul Machines after attracting US$7.

Blockchain, a game-changing new technology

Blockchain, a game-changing new technology “We’re on the cusp of radical and disruptive change, and this poses challenges for lawmakers and regulators around the world,” says Sims.“With major companies such as Microsoft now accepting virtual currency payments, it’s feasible that blockchain technology will become ubiquitous within the next decade,” she says.

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels The Government has announced a new National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act.The new standards will make it easier for Kiwis to get connect to better communications technologies, and save consumers and ratepayers millions of dollars, the Government says.