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    How much is too much for an iPhone?

    How much is too much for an iPhone?


    The NZ$2799 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.Just buy a...

    The NZ$2799 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.Just buy a two-year-old...
    iPhone XS buyers undeterred by eye-watering prices

    iPhone XS buyers undeterred by eye-watering prices


    The iPhone XS is as much as US$200 more expensive than last year's already pricey iPhone X and represents one of the smallest advances in the product line's history. But that means little to the Apple Inc. faithful or those...

    The iPhone XS is as much as US$200 more expensive than last year's already pricey iPhone X and represents one of the smallest advances in the product line's history. But that means little to the Apple Inc. faithful or those seeking...
    The Interview: Nagaja Sanatkumar - from Amazon to Icebreaker

    The Interview: Nagaja Sanatkumar - from Amazon to Icebreaker


    New Zealand retailers are dancing a fine line between adopting smart technology and waiting for consumers to be ready, says Nagaja Sanatkumar, Icebreaker's general manager of global e-commerce.Most retail companies here are...

    New Zealand retailers are dancing a fine line between adopting smart technology and waiting for consumers to be ready, says Nagaja Sanatkumar, Icebreaker's general manager of global e-commerce.Most retail companies here are behind...
    How to ease off 'zombie checking' your phone when boredom rises

    How to ease off 'zombie checking' your phone when boredom rises


    Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives.However, the most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to "zombie...

    Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives.However, the most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to "zombie check"....
    Woman hit with $2200 bill for new Toyota keys

    Woman hit with $2200 bill for new Toyota keys


    An Auckland woman has been stuck with a $2228 bill after purchasing a Toyota from a car dealer who allegedly failed to provide her with a master key.Helen Moore, who bought her 2006 Toyota Rush from Quality Cars earlier this...

    An Auckland woman has been stuck with a $2228 bill after purchasing a Toyota from a car dealer who allegedly failed to provide her with a master key.Helen Moore, who bought her 2006 Toyota Rush from Quality Cars earlier this month,...
    Apple, Samsung duke it out in NZ's 'ultra-premium' smartphone market

    Apple, Samsung duke it out in NZ's 'ultra-premium' smartphone market


    Will punters buy Apple's new iPhone Xs Max, priced up to $2977? Analysts are wary, but market data figures show that Kiwis - and punters worldwide - have displayed a suprisingly strong taste for the new category of...

    Will punters buy Apple's new iPhone Xs Max, priced up to $2977? Analysts are wary, but market data figures show that Kiwis - and punters worldwide - have displayed a suprisingly strong taste for the new category of "ultra-premium"...
    90s nostalgia: Sony to bring back iconic PlayStation One with 20 pre-loaded classic games

    90s nostalgia: Sony to bring back iconic PlayStation One with 20 pre-loaded classic games


    Sony has unveiled a shrunken version of its classic Playstation One video games console that comes pre-loaded with 20 classic titles.The £90 (NZD$178) PlayStation One Classic is almost half the size of Sony's original 1994...

    Sony has unveiled a shrunken version of its classic Playstation One video games console that comes pre-loaded with 20 classic titles.The £90 (NZD$178) PlayStation One Classic is almost half the size of Sony's original 1994 console,...
    Elon Musk's moon tourist is $109m bogey man for NZ startup Strechsense

    Elon Musk's moon tourist is $109m bogey man for NZ startup Strechsense


    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has made headlines by signing on to become the first lunar tourist.But the news of his quirky antics will be bittersweet for an Auckland startup that was forced to lay off nearly all its...

    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has made headlines by signing on to become the first lunar tourist.But the news of his quirky antics will be bittersweet for an Auckland startup that was forced to lay off nearly all its staff...
    Onzo expands ride-sharing business, 2,500 e-scooters set to hit Auckland's streets

    Onzo expands ride-sharing business, 2,500 e-scooters set to hit Auckland's streets


    Two and a half thousand e-scooters are set to hit the streets of Auckland in the coming months, courtesy of bike-sharing company Onzo.The e-scooters, which are allowed on footpaths or the road, will join the 1,541 Onzo bikes...

    Two and a half thousand e-scooters are set to hit the streets of Auckland in the coming months, courtesy of bike-sharing company Onzo.The e-scooters, which are allowed on footpaths or the road, will join the 1,541 Onzo bikes already...
    Comment: Tesla could learn a lot from success of SpaceX

    Comment: Tesla could learn a lot from success of SpaceX


    COMMENT: Making cars doesn't seem like it should be harder than rocket science, but a look at the diverging fortunes of Elon Musk's two companies suggests otherwise.The well-documented travails of Tesla have become a daily...

    COMMENT: Making cars doesn't seem like it should be harder than rocket science, but a look at the diverging fortunes of Elon Musk's two companies suggests otherwise.The well-documented travails of Tesla have become a daily source...
    Wellington tech start-up Postr quadruples growth

    Wellington tech start-up Postr quadruples growth


    A Wellington tech start-up that lets people "hire out" their cellphone lock screens to advertisers in exchange for free data has seen its revenue growth quadruple in half a year.Postr, which was founded four years ago, has...

    A Wellington tech start-up that lets people "hire out" their cellphone lock screens to advertisers in exchange for free data has seen its revenue growth quadruple in half a year.Postr, which was founded four years ago, has launched...
    Commerce Commission opens investigation into Vodafone's 'unlimited' mobile plan

    Commerce Commission opens investigation into Vodafone's 'unlimited' mobile plan


    The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Vodafone's "unlimited" mobile plan, a spokeswoman confirms.In July, the telco launched a new $79.99/month plan called "Unlimited Mobile." Like "unlimited" plans...

    The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Vodafone's "unlimited" mobile plan, a spokeswoman confirms.In July, the telco launched a new $79.99/month plan called "Unlimited Mobile." Like "unlimited" plans launched...
    Aibo the robot dog will melt your heart with mechanical precision

    Aibo the robot dog will melt your heart with mechanical precision


    I've been giving a robot belly rubs. I've scolded it for being a bad, bad boy. I've grinned when it greets me at the door.What's this feeling? Oh, yes, puppy love. And I felt it for Aibo, a new "autonomous companion" dog made...

    I've been giving a robot belly rubs. I've scolded it for being a bad, bad boy. I've grinned when it greets me at the door.What's this feeling? Oh, yes, puppy love. And I felt it for Aibo, a new "autonomous companion" dog made by...
    Meet the billionaire dreamer taking Musk's rocket to the moon

    Meet the billionaire dreamer taking Musk's rocket to the moon


    In a country known for conformity, Yusaku Maezawa has always sought to stand out.He skipped college, moved to California to play in a rock band and started his own e-commerce company. After making it big, the 42-year-old...

    In a country known for conformity, Yusaku Maezawa has always sought to stand out.He skipped college, moved to California to play in a rock band and started his own e-commerce company. After making it big, the 42-year-old started...
    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg gives shoutout to NZ, commits to training of 1000 Kiwi businesswomen

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg gives shoutout to NZ, commits to training of 1000 Kiwi businesswomen


    Facebook has announced a commitment to develop the digital skills of 1000 New Zealand businesswomen by the end of 2019.As part of the pledge, Facebook will run in-person training programmes, offer online classes and partner...

    Facebook has announced a commitment to develop the digital skills of 1000 New Zealand businesswomen by the end of 2019.As part of the pledge, Facebook will run in-person training programmes, offer online classes and partner with...
    Juha Saarinen: Ethical fault lines are showing at Google

    Juha Saarinen: Ethical fault lines are showing at Google


    COMMENT: The powerful indexer of the internet, Google, has cruised along remarkably quietly, steering clear of major controversies while building a global information-broking empire.That's changing, however, as Google...

    COMMENT: The powerful indexer of the internet, Google, has cruised along remarkably quietly, steering clear of major controversies while building a global information-broking empire.That's changing, however, as Google staffers...
    Report: Machines to do most work by 2025

    Report: Machines to do most work by 2025


    More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organisers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released yesterday that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in...

    More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organisers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released yesterday that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming...
    Why you shouldn't buy the latest iPhone

    Why you shouldn't buy the latest iPhone


    COMMENT: The new iteration of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system has gone public, giving users the chance to check out a raft of new updates.To download it, just go to the Settings app and under General, click Software...

    COMMENT: The new iteration of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system has gone public, giving users the chance to check out a raft of new updates.To download it, just go to the Settings app and under General, click Software Update.Apple's...
    Sealegs competitor Tectrax files High Court action

    Sealegs competitor Tectrax files High Court action


    Sealegs, fresh from a successful legal defence of its copyright, looks to be heading back to court after rival company Tectrax alleged it had breached the Fair Trading Act.The privately-owned Tectrax has filed papers in the...

    Sealegs, fresh from a successful legal defence of its copyright, looks to be heading back to court after rival company Tectrax alleged it had breached the Fair Trading Act.The privately-owned Tectrax has filed papers in the High...
    Property owner can be forced to cut trees if they interfere with a neighbour's Wi-Fi, judge says

    Property owner can be forced to cut trees if they interfere with a neighbour's Wi-Fi, judge says


    A property owner could be forced to trim their trees if they interfere with their neighbour's wireless broadband, according to a High Court judgment - and a top lawyer says the decision could spark a flurry of legal...

    A property owner could be forced to trim their trees if they interfere with their neighbour's wireless broadband, according to a High Court judgment - and a top lawyer says the decision could spark a flurry of legal action.An...