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Huawei Watch GT 3 review

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 12:47 pm | Digitl

At first sight the Huawei Watch GT 3 is a fitness-oriented alternative to an Apple or Samsung smartwatch. More >>

Belkin Soundform Rise True Wireless Earbuds review

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:24 am | Digitl

At NZ$130 a pair, the Belkin Soundform Rise True Wireless Earbuds are a low-cost alternative for people who want cord-free sound. More >>

Rural fixed wireless costs three times urban price

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:23 am | Digitl

Spark charges unlucky rural customers almost three times as much as city dwellers for fixed wireless broadband. More >>

Dealing with a monopsony

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:21 am | Digitl

America’s regulators watching big tech firms have shifted their focus from monopoly to monopsony. More >>

Facebook stumbles

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:19 am | Digitl

Facebook looked unstoppable. Then a series of home truths caught up with the tech giant. Now it faces its biggest test. More >>

Gartner falls for metaverse hype

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:16 am | Digitl

An ill-considered press release from Gartner gushes that one person in four will spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026. More >>

Industry's Orcon-2degrees merger fears

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:15 am | Digitl

It’s not enough to halt the merger, but submissions to the Commerce Commission point out regulatory challenges that may emerge after an Orcon-2degrees merger. Industry voices Orcon-2degrees merger fears Wispa warns a proposed merger between Orcon and ... More >>

Industry's Orcon-2degrees merger fears

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:13 am | Digitl

It’s not enough to halt the merger, but submissions to the Commerce Commission point out regulatory challenges that may emerge after an Orcon-2degrees merger. Industry voices Orcon-2degrees merger fears Wispa warns a proposed merger between Orcon and ... More >>

Mobile shines for Spark, tower division planned

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:11 am | Digitl

This week saw a buoyant set of first half results from Spark, Chorus and Sky. Spark plans TowerCo spin-off. Mobile shines for Spark, tower division planned Spark reported a five percent lift in revenue to $1.9 billion as it turned in a strong set of figures ... More >>

2degrees 5G goes live

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:08 am | Digitl

2degrees opens New Zealand’s third 5G network in main city CBDs.  Further 2degrees 5G coverage will roll out over the rest of the year. 2degrees 5G network launches - a bigger picture emerges Monday was go live day for the 2degrees 5G network. For ... More >>

Benoit Felten on the UFB fibre upgrade

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:06 am | Digitl

In late 2021 New Zealand's fibre wholesale companies boosted standard speeds on their networks from 100mbps to 300mbps. In this guest post, Paris-based analyst Benoit Felton puts the move into perspective: More >>

Download Weekly: Cell towers on the block

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:04 am | Digitl

Vodafone says it is preparing to spin out its cell tower network, Spark announced similar plans a month ago. Why is this happening?  More >>

Technics EAH-A800 noise cancelling over-ear headphones

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11:01 am | Digitl

They are not cheap, but Technics EAH-A800 Bluetooth headphones offer superb sound quality, great noise cancelling and a long 50 hour battery life. More >>

Download Weekly - First copper cabinets decomissioned

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 10:58 am | Digitl

Chorus turned off the first batch of copper cabinets while the Commerce Commission cleared the Orcon-2degrees merger. More >>

Bumper year ahead for NZ IT sector

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 1:01 pm | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand spending on technology products and services will grow 7.4 percent this year. The company’s latest forecast says the market will total NZ$15.3 billion in 2022. More >>

Standard mobile handsets at evolutionary dead end

Monday, 24 January 2022, 12:10 pm | Digitl

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE 5G press release leads with the phone’s case design. More >>

hy Alexa, Amazon's smart speaker, is not winning friends

Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:59 am | Digitl

If you got an Amazon Echo smart speaker this Christmas, there’s a good chance you lost interest in the device and the Alexa voice technology before the holidays ended. More >>

Selling broadband and energy together

Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:55 am | Digitl

Connections between telecommunications and the energy sector are not new. They could soon become more important. More >>

Traditional PC sales boom as market resets

Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:43 am | Digitl

After a decade of falling sales, the Covid pandemic has seen traditional PC sales reach the highest level in that time. More >>

Ten years of Markdown and iA Writer

Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:40 am | Digitl

It may not work for everyone, but switching Microsoft Word for a Markdown editor boosted my productivity. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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