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Air New Zealand to allow use of Bluetooth devices onboard its fleet
Posted on 20-Jul-2016 20:14Tags News, Consumer Electronics

In a first for airlines in the South Pacific, Air New Zealand is giving customers the freedom to use Bluetooth devices 'gate to gate' across its entire fleet. Comments (Comments)

Countdown online shopping celebrates 20 years
Posted on 20-Jul-2016 20:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Countdown is today celebrating 20 years and millions of orders since introducing online grocery shopping to New Zealand in 1996. Comments (Comments)

Semble to discontinue mobile wallet service
Posted on 15-Jul-2016 09:37Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Semble, a New Zealand mobile wallet company, has today announced that following a strategic review of the business it will discontinue its current mobile payment service. Comments (Comments)

Noel Leeming brings HTC Vive experience to Wellington
Posted on 12-Jul-2016 20:05Tags News, Consumer Electronics

While the technology isn’t expected to be available in New Zealand retail until later this year, for the next week people can head into Noel Leeming Featherston Street store to experience the next evolution of VR. Comments (Comments)

FUJIFILM announces new mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-T2
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 19:02Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The X-T2 offers outstanding image quality with FUJIFILM's colour reproduction, advanced AutoFocus functions and 4K high definition video. Comments (Comments)

Inviga tech-based care services set to revolutionise healthcare in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Joint venture between The Selwyn Foundation and Feros Care set to offer new service delivery model for community-based care. Comments (Comments)

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)


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