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2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors

The global PC market recorded its first full year of growth in eight years in 2019 – inclusive of desktops, notebooks and workstations, 268.1 million units were shipped, up 2.7% on 2018.  However, the growth is focused on the largest three vendors which now account for two-thirds of all shipments.  For the whole year, Lenovo […]

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Dell Technologies teases the future of the modern consumer PC

Dell Technologies did a lot of crystal ball gazing at this year’s CES 2020 and outlined what it believes could be ‘the future of the personal computer’. That future comes in three different concepts, with quaint names including ‘Concept UFO’, ‘Concept Duet’ and ‘Concept Ori’. Far from being some kind of out-of-this-world phenomena, these concepts […]

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Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants

Getting hacked, spied on and having their data stolen are worries shared by young consumers when it comes to using virtual assistants, according to new research by Maintel. The research shows more than a third (37%) of 18-24 year olds currently use a voice assistant such as Amazons Alexa, Apples Siri or Google assistant to contact companies […]

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Hands-on review: Western Digital speeds up your gaming with the WD_Black P10 Game Drive

Remember when you thought that 1TB of hard drive space in your PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X would be more than enough? Twice as much space than the OG versions of the current gen consoles, it’s still a paltry amount. Whilst Sony allows users to prise open their machine and put in a […]

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Veritas: PCs running Windows 7 vulnerable to ransomware

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, according to Veritas Technologies. Twenty six percent of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after support for patches and bug fixes end. The vulnerability to ransomware of PCs […]

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Hands-on review: DJI Mavic Mini is a punchy sub-250g drone

As it has from the start, drone technology continues to advance faster than the legislation designed to keep tabs on it. Many countries are now imposing registration systems on drones over 250 grams. In response to this, DJI’s new Mavic Mini, being a sub-250g drone, allows pilots to keep flying without registering. Thankfully, New Zealand […]

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Razer announces DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2 mice

Gaming brand Razer has announced the launch of the Razer DeathAdder V2, the latest iteration of Razer’s best-selling mouse, and the Razer Basilisk V2, Razer’s customisable gaming mouse, both upgraded and refreshed with the latest in Razer’s industry-leading mouse technology. Since its initial launch, the Razer DeathAdder has consistently raised the bar for gaming mice, […]

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Hands-on review: HP Elite Dragonfly G1

Over this Yuletide break, I’ve grown very fond of HP’s Elitebook Dragonfly G1. HP claims it is the world’s lightest business convertible notebook, weighing in at under 1kg. I have an inkling that the projected 24.5-hour battery life will be causing circles under many reviewers’ eyes in the coming days. There is a lot to […]

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Uber’s JUMP e-scooters arrive in Auckland

Uber’s JUMP e-scooters have officially launched in Auckland, with users able to access the service via the Uber app.  The company will roll out 735 JUMP e-scooters across the city, with an operational area extending from Mission Bay and Remuera to Point Chevalier (bordering on Avondale), and extending as far south as Royal Oak and One Tree […]

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Hands-on review: Sennheiser Ambeo Sound Bar

The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar has made quite a presence in our household.   Physically, it has the dimensions (and the weight) to stand out. Packed inside is a lot of very clever technology, which comes with a $4300 price tag. I notice that on their website, the items are mounted mid-wall. I had to have […]