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Leica Camera and Huawei Establish New R&D Center
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The "Max Berek Innovation Lab" will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality. Comments (Comments)

Parrot announces Parrot Disco
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:38Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Parrot has announced the launch of the Parrot Disco, an easy-to-fly fixed-wing drone that provides a fully immersive flight experience. Comments (Comments)

New ways to pay: Bots, tattoos and augmented reality
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Australian and New Zealand developers using Visa APIs to help create new payment solutions. Comments (Comments)

Canon rewards environmental champions
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Canon New Zealand has announce winners of their Canon Environmental Grants Program, revealing three inspiring projects set to receive grants-in-kind to help achieve their sustainability goals. Comments (Comments)

HP reinvents home printing wih smallest Inkjet All-in-One
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

HP New Zealand has unveiled its next generation DeskJet All-in-One (AiO) printers, a device for the always connected consumer and designed for digital natives who want to print from Facebook, Instagram and more. Comments (Comments)

Volvo to have an autonomous vehicle on New Zealand roads within months
Posted on 6-Sep-2016 09:12Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz), Volvo, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have come together to show how an autonomous vehicle will handle New Zealand's road conditions. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone Smart Jacket shines a light on the future of bike safety
Posted on 6-Sep-2016 08:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

BMX champion Sarah Walker and comedian Jon Bridges have teamed up with Vodafone to demonstrate the "Smart Jacket" - a mobile technology innovation designed to keep cyclists safer at night. Comments (Comments)

Triton Hearing distributing Lyric hearing aid devices in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 10:10Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealanders suffering from hearing loss who are self-conscious about wearing visible aids are set to benefit from the introduction of a new type of implanted hearing technology. Comments (Comments)

Garmin unveils VIRB Ultra 30 Ultra HD 4K action camera
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 09:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Thanks to its high precision sensors and GPS, the action camera automatically gathers meaningful G-Metrix data to show how far, how high, and how fast users live their adventures. Comments (Comments)

Garmin introduces Forerunner 35 GPS-enabled running watch
Posted on 4-Sep-2016 09:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The easy-to-use Forerunner 35 tracks essential data like distance, pace and personal records, and thanks to its built-in GPS, runners can track how far, how fast and where they’re running all without worrying about carrying a phone too. Comments (Comments)

Premium sports wireless headphones brand Jaybird launches in New Zealand
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 10:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Jaybird blurs lines between sport and fashion with Freedom Wireless Bluetooth buds. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand customers who bought Samsung Note7 to have it replaced
Posted on 3-Sep-2016 09:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung has issued today local information regarding the worldwide recall of its new Samsung Note7 smartphone. Spark New Zealand clarifies what it will be doing for its customers. Comments (Comments)

Sphero announces Force Band wearable device and special edition BB-8 Droid
Posted on 1-Sep-2016 16:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Expanding outside of the app-enabled robotic experiences, Sphero's Force Band attaches to the wrist and utilizes gesture based controls to operate the iconic BB-8 robot produced by the same company. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit unveils Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2
Posted on 1-Sep-2016 11:27Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Fitbit Charge 2 adds advanced health and fitness features like "Relax" guided breathing and cardio fitness level (estimated VO2 Max). New swim-proof Flex 2 goes ultra-slim, with modern accessories to stay motivated in style Comments (Comments)

Printicular launches with Android Pay in Australia
Posted on 31-Aug-2016 19:36Tags News, Consumer Electronics

With Android Pay, people can order and pay for prints straight from their phone's picture albums or social media accounts, and have pictures delivered to their homes. Comments (Comments)

Canon introduces new EOS 5D Mark IV
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:19Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Featuring a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7 frames per second (fps) high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the camera fuses speed and resolution with excellent low light capability and movie functionality. Comments (Comments)

Garmin introduces premium version of multisport watch
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:12Tags News, Consumer Electronics

With Connect IQ compatibility and wireless connectivity features, fenix Chronos is a full-fledged smartwatch that can be totally customised to each user. Comments (Comments)

Domino's Pizza to start New Zealand trials for pizza drone delivery in late 2016
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 12:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited has joined forces with global drone deliveries company Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world. Comments (Comments)

Garmin vivomove review
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 18:57Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

The Garmin vivomove is a good looking activity tracker that resembles an analog watch. It is closer to a sport watch but the ability to swap wriststraps makes it easy to adapt to different social situations. Comments (Comments)

Volvo and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 10:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The two companies have entered a 411M joint venture to develop new vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, including fully autonomous driverless cars. Comments (Comments)

Red Bull Air Race launches free-to-play PC game
Posted on 17-Aug-2016 19:37Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Red Bull Air Race released its first free-to-play PC game at Gamescom in Cologne. Comments (Comments)

Philips Hue review
Posted on 14-Aug-2016 20:26Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Philips has released an updated Hue platform with a new Hue Bridge, the little smart box that connects up to 50 Hue lights and lamps to the bigger network out there. Comments (Comments)

Huawei releases its 2015 Sustainability Report
Posted on 11-Aug-2016 19:03Tags News, Consumer Electronics

'Connecting the Future' focuses on bridging the digital divide and climate change. Comments (Comments)

Amazon to show first of its air cargo planes
Posted on 5-Aug-2016 19:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Amazon has entered into agreements to lease 40 dedicated cargo airplanes to serve customers; its first branded airplane to be revealed as part of inaugural flight in Seattle. Comments (Comments)

Noel Leeming opens South island flagship store
Posted on 4-Aug-2016 10:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Noel Leeming is celebrating its Christchurch heritage with the re-opening of its Moorhouse Ave store which has been given a $1 million facelift. Comments (Comments)


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