• Reader review: Air New Zealand inflight WiFi (Auckland-LAX)

    With 2Mbps top speeds and an NZ$30 pricetag, Air New Zealand's Boeing 777 WiFi service asks too much for too little. For an airline which likes to consider itself as being technology-forward, Air New Zealand is a late-comer to inflight Internet and you could be forgiven for wondering if the dela...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • Apple axes AirPort WiFi travel routers, Time Capsule backup drives

    Apple is discontinuing its line of AirPort WiFi routers, which includes the travel-friendly AirPort Express and the built-for-backups AirPort Time Capsule hard drive. Also for the chop is the longer-range AirPort Extreme 'hero product'. Apple introduced the then-revolutionary AirPort ...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 2 Comments

  • Apple plans to create a 'Netflix of news and magazines'

    Apple plans to integrate recently-acquired magazine app Texture into an upgraded Apple News service and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Think of it as the Netflix of news, or maybe the iTunes of magazines. The move is part of a broader ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2018 5 Comments

  • China Airlines offers free inflight WiFi on Australia, UK flights

    Passengers travelling in business class and premium economy with China Airlines can now enjoy complimentary inflight Internet aboard the airline’s flights from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to Taipei: the airline’s home in Taiwan. Coinciding with China Airlines’...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 5 Comments

  • Segway's new Puppy 1 suitcase follows you like, well, a puppy!

    Tired of pulling and pushing your luggage around? Segway is behind the development of a new 'self-driving' suitcase called the Puppy 1 which will faithfully follow you at speeds up to 10mph (16kph). A 20 inch high, 50 pound capacity, remote-controlled suitcase, the Puppy 1 uses sensors to balanc...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 8 Comments

  • Apple's next iPhone breakthrough: a 'touchless' curved screen

    Apple is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The control feature would let iPhone users perform...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Intel revs up 'mobile workstation' laptops with Core i9 superchip

    It's the world's most powerful laptop processor, and it's coming to a notebook near you. With six computing cores, a base rate of 2.9GHz and a top speed of 4.8GHz, Intel's new Core i9 mobile powerplant is set to light the touchpaper on a blistering new series of high-performance laptops. A go-a...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Apple plans to ditch Intel, use its own chips from 2020

    Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel, according to people familiar with the plans. The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Apple to take on Bose with high-end noise-cancelling headphones

    Apple's AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Now, the company is planning a push into the high end of the market with noise-cancelling headphones which aim to mute Bose' market dominance. The technology giant is working on noise-canceling, over-ear headphones, according to people familiar...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2018 4 Comments

  • Google Hangouts Chat wants to be slicker than Slack

    Google released an update to its internet chat tool Hangouts on Wednesday, aiming to make it suitable in workplaces so the search giantcan compete with business software makers including Microsoft and Slack. Hangouts Chat supports instant messaging across devices between workers, including group...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 3 Comments

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