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Fitbit unveils new personalised sleep schedule features
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new Sleep Schedule features on the Fitbit app will help users meet their sleep goals and maintain a more consistent pattern of sleep. Comments (Comments)

UE speakers bring Siri and Google Now Voice integration
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:48Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Ultimate Ears is introducing Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM speakers, allowing music fans to stay connected with faster, easier access to their music. Comments (Comments)

Panasonic unveils new ultra-wide angle LUMIX lenses by Leica
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 12:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Panasonic New Zealand has today introduced a new lens for its popular range of LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System cameras - the 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle F1.4 High-Speed Single Focal Length LEICA DG SUMMILUX Lens (H-X012). Comments (Comments)

Decade of technology inspires new book of cartoons
Posted on 7-Jun-2016 09:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Auckland-based cartoonist "Jim" is getting ready to publish a new book of cartoons inspired by his 10 years working a day job as a public relations consultant for some of the world’s biggest technology brands. Comments (Comments)

Sony Wireless Deep Bass SRSXB3 review
Posted on 29-May-2016 13:46Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

It is a common thing: you have a great set of playlists in your Spotify account and want to share this during a party or when meeting friends... But your smartphone is not a speaker and the sound doesn't make justice to the brilliance of your selection. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Gear 360 now available in New Zealand
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has announced availability in New Zealand of the Samsung Gear 360, a camera that lets users easily create, edit, view and share 360-degree video and still image content using their smartphone. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit Blaze review
Posted on 22-May-2016 13:37Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Earlier this year Fibit announced a couple of new additions to its line of fitness track. We look at the Fibit Blaze. Comments (Comments)

Synology RT1900ac router review
Posted on 22-May-2016 12:37Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Synology brought some concepts from its well known NAS appliances to the SOHO router market. Comments (Comments)

CityInsidr launches crowdfunding campaign ahead of app release in New Zealand and Australia
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:07Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealand company, CityInsidr, is seeking to raise between $200,000 and $300,000 from the sale of shares to bring its peer-to-peer travel and entertainment recommendation app to market. Comments (Comments)

Land Rover to help owners find keys with Tile app
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:45Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Land Rover says it will introduce a Bluetooth tracking system to its vehicle dashboard touchscreen in future models which will let owners know when they get in the car if they have forgotten to pack their wallet, cell phone, bags or a range of common items. Comments (Comments)

Garmin launches new activity trackers with long battery life
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:39Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Designed to be worn all day vivomove features a timeless analog style face and is available in several models: the sleek vivomove sport, vivomove classic with leather straps, and the more upscale vivomove premium with leather straps and full steel body. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government driving the switch to electric vehicles
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:35Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an ambitious and wide ranging package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Spark to take over naming rights of Vector Arena venue
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Spark has announced today that it will become the new naming rights, brand and technology partner for New Zealand's biggest multi-purpose entertainment venue, currently known as Vector Arena, from late April 2017. Comments (Comments)

Fiat Chrysler and Google join forces to develop self driving cars
Posted on 5-May-2016 09:34Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have announced, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, that they will integrate Google's self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid people movers to expand Google's existing self-driving test program. Comments (Comments)

Enphase Energy opens new research and development facility in New Zealand
Posted on 22-Mar-2016 19:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Company is investing US$4.4 million to develop and test future energy technologies for global market. Comments (Comments)

The Warehouse Group reports strong online sales
Posted on 17-Mar-2016 19:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Online sales for the group are up 24.1% compared to same quarter last year. Comments (Comments)

CleverLoop home security review
Posted on 28-Feb-2016 13:12Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Having recently looked at a home automation system I thought it would be good to have a look at a pure video security system, and luckily the CleverLoop folks have a New Zealand presence. I had a chance to meet with their local representative and one of their developers who was visiting the country. Comments (Comments)

Volvo to replace car keys with smartphone app
Posted on 23-Feb-2016 21:53Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Car keys are set to be replaced with a simple tap on a smartphone as early as 2017 with one major car manufacturer doing away with keys in favour of an app. Comments (Comments)

2degrees announce exclusive partnership with TIDAL
Posted on 22-Feb-2016 12:52Tags News, Consumer Electronics

2degrees has announced an exclusive partnership with global, experiential entertainment platform, TIDAL to offer students the monthly music service, alongside its $19 Carryover Combo. Comments (Comments)

HTC And Valve bring Virtual Reality with unveiling of Vive Consumer Edition
Posted on 22-Feb-2016 09:32Tags News, Consumer Electronics

HTC is working with developers to foster the creation of content that spans multiple sectors including entertainment, retail, education, design, healthcare and automotive. Comments (Comments)

Panasonic launches lithium-ion home storage battery system
Posted on 11-Feb-2016 09:19Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Panasonic New Zealand has today launched its first Lithium-ion home storage battery - a clever system that can sense and store excess clean solar energy to power the household in the evening once the solar system has stopped producing. Comments (Comments)

Dell XPS 13 review
Posted on 9-Feb-2016 11:35Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

I had the Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i5 for a couple of weeks - a mid-range laptop and yet with power to spare. Comments (Comments)

SwannOne home automation and security review
Posted on 6-Feb-2016 21:22Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have a look at the SwannOne, an intelligent home security and automation platform. Comments (Comments)

What is wrong with Apple?
Posted on 1-Feb-2016 20:36Tags Articles, Consumer Electronics, by Howard Yu, Professor at IMD business school

To industry pundits and casual observers, it came as a shock this week when Apple projected that growth for its iPhone sales would hit the slowest pace since 2007, the year of the iconic phone's release. At the same time came the first forecasted decline in Apple's revenue in the last 13 years. Comments (Comments)

Volvo owners will be able to control car with voice via Microsoft Band 2
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

1980s TV cult classic Knight Rider captured the hearts and minds of a generation - The Hoff and his talking Trans Am KITT using futuristic technology to solve crime all with the flick of a wrist. Comments (Comments)


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