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Samsung New Zealand brings English Premier League to consumer devices and smartphones
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics New Zealand partners with Coliseum Sports Media for English Premier League rights. Comments (Comments)

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp
Posted on 20-Feb-2014 16:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Facebook has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately US$16 billion, including US$4 billion in cash and approximately US$12 billion worth of Facebook shares. Comments (Comments)

Sony announces plans to sell PC and TV businesses
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 20:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Sony is anticipating headcount reduction of approximately 5,000 (1,500 in Japan, 3,500 overseas) by the end of March 2014. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Olympians Get Smart with Samsung Technology
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

"Smart Beanie Project" and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones capture athletes' journey so Kiwis can experience Olympic moments first-hand. Comments (Comments)

Westpac eyes up Google Glass & iBeacon
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:40Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Westpac will this month trial their Cash Tank app on Google Glass and introduce Apple's iBeacon technology in its branches, the first bank in New Zealand to utilise the new frontier technology. Comments (Comments)

QNAP TS-220 review
Posted on 3-Jan-2014 17:56Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have previously covered QNAP NAS devices but wanted to touch again on these to see how the new version of its operating system, QTS 4.0 is coming along. Comments (Comments)

UN Handbook goes digital and mobile
Posted on 10-Dec-2013 09:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Mobile solutions company PaperKite has stamped its mark on the smartphones and tablets of world leaders, with its UN Handbook App.
The team is fresh from launching the App in New York and from meeting with Prime Minister John Key. Comments (Comments)

Leap Motion launches in New Zealand retail through Dick Smith
Posted on 4-Dec-2013 09:51Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Innovative 3D motion control device available in Dick Smith NZ stores and online. Comments (Comments)

New online service brings online movies and TV series to New Zealand market
Posted on 4-Sep-2013 14:03Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealand entertainment lovers can now instantly stream and download the hottest international releases and watch them on any device, anytime, anywhere, following the launch of a cutting edge new online service, EzyFlix.tv. Comments (Comments)

Martin Aircraft Company reveals latest jetpack
Posted on 12-Aug-2013 12:37Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Martin Aircraft Company’s present focus is on further improving the performance of the jetpack through some engine refinements in order to ready the jetpack for commercial sale. Comments (Comments)

Ingram Micro to provide third-party logistics for Telecom New Zealand
Posted on 6-Aug-2013 10:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The company will manage the warehousing and distribution of mobile devices and customer-fixed line hardware from device and hardware suppliers to all Telecom channels and channel partners. Comments (Comments)

Leap Motion review
Posted on 23-Jul-2013 13:45Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have a look at the Leap Motion, a 3D motion control technology available now. Comments (Comments)

Full and final buyout of Dick Smith business
Posted on 18-Jul-2013 14:43Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Anchorage Capital Partners and Management, led by Nick Abboud have completed a release from the financial obligations to its former partner Woolworths. Comments (Comments)

University of Canterbury graduate plans a robotic housekeeper
Posted on 7-Jul-2013 15:32Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A University of Canterbury (UC) graduate hopes to develop a robotic housekeeper, capable of cleaning a house while the residents sleep. Comments (Comments)

Sol Republic, Philips Downtown, Parrot Zik headphone reviews
Posted on 21-Jun-2013 12:26Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by Headphone Reviews

We asked one of our Geekzone users to review four headphones for us and compare to his own preference. Here are the results. Comments (Comments)

Fairfax Magazines resign technology title licences
Posted on 18-Jun-2013 08:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fairfax Magazines will resign the licences, owned by IDG, to publish technology titles Computerworld, Reseller News and PC World early next month. Comments (Comments)

Logitech TV Cam HD for Skype review
Posted on 13-Jun-2013 13:22Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

The Logitech TV Cam HD for Skype brings video and voice calls to the lounge or entertainment room. Comments (Comments)

Over half of New Zealanders are shopping online
Posted on 10-Jun-2013 09:03Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Nielsen report says nearly NZ$1 billion spent on international websites last year. Comments (Comments)

ASUSTOR AS-604T review
Posted on 7-Jun-2013 16:25Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We look at another alternative for network storage devices for small offices, home offices and enthusiasts. Comments (Comments)

iTwin Connect review
Posted on 6-Jun-2013 16:59Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We look at a simple to use VPN and remote access solution, ideal for those who want access to files back at the office or home while on the go. Comments (Comments)

E Ink Introduces New 1.73” Flexible Mobius Display for Smartwatch Applications
Posted on 4-Jun-2013 07:10Tags News, Consumer Electronics

E Ink has announced the addition of a 1.73” flexible display specifically engineered for smartwatch and watch applications to its Mobius product line of flexible electronic paper display (EPD) technology. Comments (Comments)

Integ blade review
Posted on 28-May-2013 16:37Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by N Dunn

As someone who uses multiple monitor screens (three 24” Viewsonics) at home and work, good, reasonably-priced monitor stands are hard to come by. Comments (Comments)

Amazon brings Kindle Fire to 170 countries, expand app store to more than 200 countries
Posted on 24-May-2013 14:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Company announced that Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” are now available to customers in over 170 countries and territories around the world for pre-order through Amazon.com, giving customers access to millions of apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines, including more than 300,000 books that are exclusive to the Kindle Store. Comments (Comments)

Philips introduces its series of smart LED bulb in New Zealand
Posted on 20-May-2013 11:05Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Philips Hue is smart web-enabled LED home lighting system that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Comments (Comments)

Heyrex review
Posted on 29-Apr-2013 15:11Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Monitoring your dog doesn't have to be a 24/7 job. Technology is here to help with this. Comments (Comments)


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