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New Zealand

Rural 4G opens up in New Zealand

May 30, 2014 iwishart 1

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says 4G mobile technology is a step closer following the Commerce Commerce’s decision to grant Telecom clearance to acquire 2×20 MHz in the 700 MHz band. “Network operators […]

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Technology

Inventions worth remembering

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

SCIENCE: Apr 05, AU Edition RELATIVITY, SCHMELATIVITY Sure, Einstein hit it big in 1905. But let’s not forget the really important inventions of a century ago – like the windscreen wiper, says Pat Sheil The […]

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Australia

Dyson vacuums – sucker for a good story

December 14, 2013 iwishart 0

How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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New Zealand

Review: HTC Sensation smartphone

March 16, 2012 iwishart 0

Mobile security Investigate Nov 2011 Finally found the ultimate smartphone. This magazine was an early adopter of smartphones. Picking up a Palm Treo 650 back in 2004 running on Vodafone’s GSM network, our eyes were […]

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Technology

4.5M sign Google SOPA petition

January 20, 2012 MelW 0

bc-us-onlineprivacy-petition UPI NewsTrack Mountain View, CA, United States MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Internet search giant Google says more than 4.5 million people signed its petition against the anti-piracy laws being considered […]

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Technology

Nintendo 3DS Crosses 4 Million Mark

January 5, 2012 MelW 0

REDMOND, Wash. – Whether they were on the go or at home, whether they played in 2D on the TV or in glasses-free 3D in their hands, gamers of all ages celebrated the holidays with […]

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New Zealand

21st Century IT System for Immigration

December 18, 2011 MelW 0

A significant Government investment in Immigration New Zealand’s IT system is a further step in increasing immigration’s contribution to the economy, says Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman. Dr Coleman today announced the Government is contributing $75 […]

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New Zealand

UFB roll-out set to begin in Hawke’s Bay – PM

November 15, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister and National Party Leader John Key today met with the Chorus management and technicians who are about to start the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) to Napier and Hastings. Under National’s UFB initiative, […]

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Technology

Is Facebook the new ‘Big Brother’?

September 30, 2011 iwishart 0

FACEBOOK 4EVA IS SOCIAL NETWORKING THE ULTIMATE BIG BROTHER TOOL? When Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria used Facebook to spring her cheating husband of three years, Tony Parker, just before Christmas, she was using social networking […]

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Technology

Android reigns on US smart phones

November 2, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Troy Wolverton San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. – Google’s Android software continued its rocket-like ascent over the summer, ending the third quarter with the dominant market share in the United States among […]

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Technology

BlackBerry maker debuts new PlayBook tablet

September 28, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Dan Gallagher MarketWatch (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO – Research In Motion Ltd. lifted the wraps Monday on a new touch-screen tablet device called the BlackBerry PlayBook, making it the latest wireless device maker to break […]

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Technology

Android phones outsell iPhone in 2010

August 3, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By David Sarno Los Angeles Times Google-powered Android phones are outselling Apple’s iPhone, according to a report released Monday by Nielsen Co. Among consumers who purchased a smart phone in the first half of 2010, […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: July 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

IT’S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD From cough syrups to eyeglasses for cows, Martha McKay takes a peek into a very tiny future At the nanotechnology show in New York City recently, companies touted the state-of-the-art, […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: Dec 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

RAIN AND TERROR What makes a storm a killer? Scientists are searching for the early warning signs, say Jeremy Manier and E.A. Torrier The two hurricanes that roared into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: Nov 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

WHAT’S MY ADDRESS? A new internet numbering system could computerize everything, reports Brian Kladko The Internet is running out of real estate. Just like a city, the Internet’s virtual space is divvied up into addresses […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: Mar 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

INTERNET CAFES Paul Wright takes a caffeinated tour of Sydney’s suburbs to test go-anywhere broadband The setup procedure for my new Unwired broadband modem was extremely fast and friendly. Four clicks and I was off […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

MUST-SEE TV Josephine Cooper reports that Pioneer’s latest plasma TVs are finally living up to the technology’s promise Plasma screens are the trophy wives of the television world. Seductive in their shiny slimness, deep-pocketed men […]

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Adventures

ADVENTURES: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

WHEELY GOOD TIMES Looking for a good time? Check out the new breed of pit bikes, advises Jamie Kaye and Ben Wyatt When I was a teenager the thought of doing anything remotely dangerous filled […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: June 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

CALL BAITING Mobile phone phishers will always have Paris, writes Chris Cobb. Will they have you too? Paris Hilton may have unwittingly provided us a glimpse of a new technology menace when telephone numbers from […]

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April 05

TECHNOLOGY: Apr 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE Nokia’s feature-packed 9300 communicator over-delivers on just about every score Ialmost got arrested because of the Nokia 9300, I liked it so much. I had just gotten the handset to review the day […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: Sep 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

GETTING SMARTER Have laptop? Get a PDA smartphone to make yourself fully mobile, suggests Ian Wishart Stuck in traffic, and desperately trying to remember the name of that Turkish café further up the line so […]

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Aviation

When laptops go bang

January 29, 2007 InvestigateDesign 0

When laptops go bang Alex Goldfayn assesses the risks of inflight fires caused by laptop batteries Distraught and scrambling off the United Airlines plane, the man ran out of the jet bridge past passengers waiting […]