Gadgets

Amazon gadget picks your outfit

The US$199.99 Echo Look is not yet available to the general public.

The Echo Look is a voice-controlled camera that uses fashion advice and trends to pick clothes for you.

Samsung S8 hit by glitch

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in shops in New Zealand on May 5.

The company is releasing software updates after some users faced red-tinted screens and spotty wi-fi connections.

Another TV format war coming

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was mastered in Dolby Vision HDR.

Samsung and Amazon Video are taking on LG and Netflix over High Dynamic Range in televisions.

How to cope with 'ringxiety'

One way to alleviate stress, is to prioritise alerts into categories. For example, your coworkers could have a different ...

The average person checks their cellphone about 60 times per day, whether they hear a sound or not.

What's the iPhone's future?

The success of IBM's Selectric typewriter helped finance other innovations at the company, notably the personal computer..

Perhaps the product that most closely approximates the iPhone's future is the venerable IBM Selectric typewriter.

Squeeze on juicer startup video

Juicero is an internet-connected device that transforms single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables into a ...

Two investors in Silicon Valley gadget surprised to learn juice packs could be squeezed without using its machine.

Bose accused of spying video

Lawyer Christopher Dore: "People put headphones on their head because they think it's private, but they can be giving ...

Bose spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, a lawsuit has charged.

Device mixes a Kindle and iPad video

The remarkable tablet.

A new device claims to have a "canvas" display that looks and feels like real paper.

Apple readies iPhone overhaul

The iPhone is Apple's most important product, representing about two-thirds of sales.

For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and and more advanced cameras.

The man who built his own iPhone

Scotty Allen decided to build an iPhone 6s using spare parts sourced from street markets while in Shenzen, China.

Some people will go to huge lengths to save a few bucks on their next smartphone.

Review: Fujifilm's latest camera

The X-T20 was recently released in New Zealand.

The X-T20 packs a lot of power into its small body but it's also simple enough for beginners.

Tilting phones may let in hackers

Researchers say the way users tap in a PIN or password might reveal to malicious hackers what they've just typed.

The way you tap in a PIN or password might reveal to malicious hackers what you've just typed.

iPhone may get shock absorbers

Apple's proposed technology could reduce the damage, or prevent loss if an iPhone is dropped in the water.

Apple has applied for a patent that would give iPhones a pop-out bumper to protect them when they fall.

Samsung delays voice assistant

In New Zealand, the Galaxy S8 ($1299) and S8+ ($1499) will be available for preorder on April 20 and in shops on May 5.

While some of Bixby's features will work, it won't be able to respond to any user voice commands.

Not such a sound idea

Sennheiser's new Flex 5000 promises to reduce background noise and dramatic music so dialogue is easier to hear.

A new device from Sennheiser promises to reduce background noise and dramatic music so dialogue is easier to hear.

The changing role of desktops

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, said that the company is working on making the ...

Companies may shift from making affordable computers that can work in every home to higher-end, more specialised machines.

Review: Huawei P10

Huawei is the world's third-largest phone maker after Apple and Samsung.

The P10 looks a lot like its predecessor but there are some subtle and well thought out tweaks additions.

Can Oppo take on tech giants?

The 5.5-inch Oppo R9s sells for about half the price of an iPhone 7 Plus, a Huawei P10 Plus or a Samsung S8.

Oppo smartphones have finally arrived in New Zealand but how do they compare to Apple and Samsung?

Apple repair policies investigated

Customers visit the Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station January 25, 2012. Apple Inc shares surged the ...

Apple's warranty policies are under scrutiny on two fronts in NZ and Australia.

Huawei phones have te reo Maori

Huawei is the world's third-largest phone maker after Apple and Samsung.

Huawei's new smartphones are the first in the world to feature te reo Maori as a language option.

Apple says sorry over Macs

The iMac range is due to be updated this year.

Apple has admitted it has neglected it high-end Mac Pro computer, offering an apology of sorts to fans.

Samsung S8 fooled by photo

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are due to be available for preorder in New Zealand on April 20 and in shops on May 5.

The Galaxy S8 was unlocked after a photo of a registered user was used instead of his face.

Review: Samsung's mid-range phones

The A7 I tested looked similar to a Galaxy S7 and they're good looking enough to impress friends - if you're into that ...

Mid-range smartphones get left in the shadow of premium devices, but they're worth a closer look.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8

The lack of any visible bezel makes the S8 the smartphone equal of an infinity pool.

Samsung has raised the bar with the S8. It is the smartphone other manufacturers must beat (or emulate).

Don't expect an iPhone boom

Smartphone buying has changed completely since 2014.

Higher prices, combined with changing smartphone-buying behaviour, make it difficult to predict phone sales.

Adele breaks phones, not hearts video

Adele brushed off the rain to belt out hit after hit.

Hello, can you hear me? No, sorry Adele, the downpour at the final concert of your world tour has wrecked our phones.

Samsung expects S8 records video

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Code-named 'Dream', Samsung hopes new smartphone can help it overtake Apple again.

Robot-kids ease nerves

The cutting-edge technology was launched at Starship Children's Hospital, in Auckland, last Thursday.

Starship Hospital is using virtual reality headsets instead of sedatives to help children deal with medical procedures.

Hands-on with Samsung S8

A Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in stores on May 1.

As first impressions go, Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is a doozy.

Expect surprises from Samsung S8

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

Samsung's latest phone is due to be unveiled this week with a range of new features.

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