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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)

IBM Watson to help Under Armour transform personal health and fitness
Posted on 7-Jan-2016 19:20Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Under Armour announced a partnership with IBM to create and provide meaningful data-backed health and fitness insights, powered by IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology. Comments (Comments)

Netflix Is Now Available Around the World
Posted on 7-Jan-2016 19:15Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Netflix launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world, for a total of more than 190 countries. The company made the announcement - and the service went live - during a keynote by Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings at CES 2016. Comments (Comments)

Crucial MX200 SSD review
Posted on 6-Jan-2016 16:53Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

The Crucial MX200 SSD is a worthy upgrade for your tired laptop or desktop PC. And easy to do yourself. Comments (Comments)

Casio to release smartwatch with Android Wear
Posted on 6-Jan-2016 12:32Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new WSD-F10 wrist device is optimal for the outdoors, boasting water resistance for use in rain and around water, and is tested to military standard specifications to ensure it can withstand a variety of rugged activities. Comments (Comments)

Kodak bets on Super 8 filmmaking revival
Posted on 6-Jan-2016 12:23Tags News, Consumer Electronics

On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit Blaze brings style to smart trackers
Posted on 6-Jan-2016 12:05Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fitbit has unveiled the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, available today for presale with global retail availability starting in March 2016. Comments (Comments)

Fiat Chrysler announces new fourth-generation Uconnect systems
Posted on 5-Jan-2016 14:04Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fiat Chrysler are heading to the world's largest and most important electronics show, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, to reveal the new fourth-generation Uconnect system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a preview of the latest technology advancements in FCA vehicles. Comments (Comments)

Navman MiVue 580 review
Posted on 4-Jan-2016 11:36Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

The Navman MiVue 580 is a high definition dashboard camera with good support for night time recording. It is no surprise that it also supports location timestamp, thanks to its built-in GPS powered by Navman technology. Comments (Comments)

Volvo technology to allow car delivery soon
Posted on 18-Dec-2015 09:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Company announced a new technology allowing couriers to deliver directly into the back of your car by means of a single use, digital key. Comments (Comments)

BB-8 app-enabled droid by Sphero review
Posted on 15-Dec-2015 20:00Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

What promises to be one of the movies of the decade needed a merchandise that would make it justice. Sphero solved the puzzle. Comments (Comments)

Visa Checkout launches in New Zealand
Posted on 10-Dec-2015 15:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A new quick and easy payment service that enables consumers to securely pay for goods online on any device launches in New Zealand today. Visa Checkout is designed to remove the barriers to online transactions which often prevent people from completing a purchase due to excessive form filling. Comments (Comments)

Sony launches the VPL-VW5000ES ultimate 4K home theatre projector
Posted on 10-Dec-2015 15:22Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New laser-powered projector has 5,000 lumens and 4K resolution with premium features for home theatre enthusiasts. Comments (Comments)

Volvo Cars to Develop Next Generation Automotive Technologies with Microsoft
Posted on 23-Nov-2015 20:26Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A new partnership between Volvo and Microsoft will allow car owners to use holographic technology to configure and preview their car choice in 3D before purchase. Comments (Comments)


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