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Vodafone 'excited' to bring new services to Kiwi homes and businesses

Vodafone 'excited' to bring new services to Kiwi homes and businesses ” That’s according to Matt Williams, consumer director of Vodafone NZ, off the back of the company's latest broadband announcement.On offer will be 1Gbps residential fibre broadband services from $139.

Hands-on review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Earbuds - invaluable on-the-go tech

Hands-on review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Earbuds - invaluable on-the-go tech I’ve never been able to use them for more than a few minutes at a time.However, the Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds have changed that for me and for my long-suffering delicate ears.

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads That’s according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, commenting on today’s announcement from the Government on a research trial of driverless electric shuttle set to begin next year.HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport announced the two-year research trial of a French-built Navya shuttle in Christchurch, starting in 2017.

Google’s Daydream View is a good, if tentative, step forward for mobile VR headsets

Google’s Daydream View is a good, if tentative, step forward for mobile VR headsets Tucked in among new phones, routers, and Amazon Echo copies was a new VR headset called Daydream View that will work with Google’s new Daydream VR platform and supporting devices (Pixel, Pixel XL, and other new OEM android smartphones).It’s a nice step up from the Cardboard disposable headset, but disappointingly does not add sensors to aid user positioning.

Adobe launches new features for Photoshop fanatics

Adobe launches new features for Photoshop fanatics Adobe has released a range of new features and enhancements to its Photoshop platform – Photoshop Elements 15 and Premier Elements 15.“Over the years, the Elements products have emphasised easy photo and video organisation, editing, creation, and sharing.

Google’s new devices: Don’t be fooled

Google’s new devices: Don’t be fooled That’s the warning from analyst firm Ovum, talking about Google’s recently announced set of Made by Google devices – the Pixel premium smartphone, the mobile VR Daydream headset, a Wi-Fi home access point (Google Wi-Fi), a new 4K compatible Chromecast stick and a smart home speaker called Google Home.Instead, de Renesse says Google’s new artificial intelligence service, Google Assistant, is at the core of its new branded venture.

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security?

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security? The Government says Kiwi organisations need to up their game when it comes to training their staff on cyber security.According to new research from Colmar Brunton, only 17% of New Zealanders say they have received training or advice about cyber security at work, despite New Zealanders grappling with cyber security issues.

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption It seems that iOS 10 and macOS Sierra users may have trouble using PPTP VPNs, after it was discovered that the new systems no longer support older security protocols.The company says that although PPTP was originally one of the first security protocols, it's now considered weak and not recommended.

The rise of dedicated portable headsets

The rise of dedicated portable headsets In a busy week for VR headset announcements, just 48 hours after Google unveiled Daydream View, Oculus demoed a prototype of its dedicated portable VR headset at its annual developer forum.Unlike the conservative (but cheap) Google device, this new headset does have full movement sensing, and it bridges the gap between smartphone-based VR headsets and dedicated home VR headsets (such as Rift).

Hands-on preview: Dishonored 2

Hands-on preview: Dishonored 2 Whilst at the recent EB Expo in Sydney, Netguide’s Darren Price was treated to an extended hands-on preview of Dishonored 2.At the show, Bethesda had a huge area demoing the new Dishonored title that’s out next month.

Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up

Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September: Google launched the smart communications service Allo (which has integrated AI, reinforcing the role AI will play in communications) and Snapchat rebranded itself as Snap Inc.As a messaging player, Snapchat is taking a bold step into the wearables domain, demonstrating that communications players are quickly extending their scope well beyond communications.

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry with a main goal in mind - to stimulate an environment where technology provides important productivity and economic benefits to New Zealand’s major industries.At 31, Robett Hollis is a founder of the inaugural New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival a head judge at Innes 48, New Zealand’s largest 48-hour business startup competition and has been named on the Uber Pitch Panel.

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts Twitter is the newest player in a team of businesses using chatbots to boost their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, stay on trend, and provide new offerings to customers.Based on a computer program that mimics conversations with people using artificial intelligence, chatbots can transform the way people interact with the internet, ranging from a series of self-initiated tasks to a quasi-conversation.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

Need a new computer? Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop just $350 on Amazon

Need a new computer? Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop just $350 on Amazon The Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop runs on Intel’s seventh-generation Core i3-7100U processor which boasts a 2.6-inch 1920 x 1080 LED display features Acer ColorBlast and ExaColor for a vibrant picture while gaming or watching videos.

Need a new PC? Try one of these 6 awesome laptop deals

Need a new PC? Try one of these 6 awesome laptop deals The budget option: Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM First on our laptop deal roundup is the budget-friendly Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM, available for just $350 on Amazon.The workhorse: HP Notebook 15-ay011nr HP manufactures a wide lineup of business-focused laptop computers, and if you’re in need of a reliable work companion then consider the HP Notebook 15-ay011nr.

Save $200 on the Acer 34-inch Predator curved gaming monitor through March 15

Save $200 on the Acer 34-inch Predator curved gaming monitor through March 15 The Acer Predator X34 boasts an ultra-wide QHD resolution of 3,440 x 1,440.The Acer Predator curved gaming monitor offers a standard refresh rate of 60Hz which can be overclocked to up to 100Hz to reduce motion blur even further.

Slim and powerful Acer Aspire U5 all-in-one PC is now $200 off through March 29

Slim and powerful Acer Aspire U5 all-in-one PC is now $200 off through March 29 Laptops are hugely popular for their portability and convenience, but traditional desktop PCs are still ideal for homes and offices as the larger displays, full keyboards, and optical mice are more comfortable for long-term use.Newer all-in-one PCs like the slim Acer Aspire U5 solve this trade-off with desktop hardware built right into the monitor unit, and for a limited time you can take $200 off of the Aspire U5 AU5-620-UR53 when you buy it directly from the Acer Store.

Acer’s Aspire VX 15 may be affordable, but it's also an assault on your senses

Acer’s Aspire VX 15 may be affordable, but it's also an assault on your senses Compared to the dry, brittle sound from the Acer Predator 15’s speakers, the Aspire VX 15 is appreciably better but not by much.But the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming, which is around the same price as the Acer Aspire VX 15, pushes past the Aspire VX 15 in read and write speed with its own SSD.

Cheaper Microsoft mixed reality headsets are on the way

Cheaper Microsoft mixed reality headsets are on the way A Windows 10 update in the fall will let affordable PCs (think $500) power these new mixed reality headsets and experiences.I got to test Acer's $300 Mixed Reality Developer Edition Headsets, and liked much of what I saw.