Stories by Harley Ogier

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is thin, lightweight and offers impressively long battery life, but proves disappointingly gutless in even the most basic tasks.

Unboxing: Lifeproof nüüd for iPhone 5

We've been eagerly awaiting a review sample of Lifeproof's latest IP68-rated waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof 'nüüd' case for the iPhone 5. Watch as we unbox, deploy and get the 'nüüd' a little wet for science.

Samsung HW-F751 AirTrack

At the top of Samsung’s AirTrack series of sound bars, the HW-F751 features a two-channel vacuum tube amp and a wireless subwoofer.

Hands on: BlackBerry announces new Z30 smartphone

Announced last night, the BlackBerry Z30 is the latest smartphone from the once market-leading company, formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM). We had a brief hands-on with a preproduction version of the device in Auckland this morning.

Sony Xperia M

Sony’s Xperia M is a lower-mid-range 3G smartphone, exclusive to Telecom in New Zealand at a price of $349. Just a year or two ago we’d have called it an ‘entry-level’ smartphone – with the amount of viable competition in the sub-$200 market, that’s ...

In depth: Live hacking on-stage at Hack-Ed

One of the more popular events at Microsoft’s TechEd, ‘HackEd’ saw Auckland’s SKYCITY Theatre packed almost to the last seat with developers and professional techies. Everyone in attendance was there to watch Kirk Jackson (Xero) and Andy Prow (Aura I...

Intel’s Atom chips get supercharged with Bay Trail

At this year’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the company has announced the next iteration of its low-powered Atom processor family, codenamed Bay Trail. The new chips include a ‘Burst Technology’ feature analogous to the ‘Turbo Mode’ found ...

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Gear wrist-on preview

PC World NZ's Harley Ogier gets some wrist-on time with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch at a preview session in Auckland. Might this little device give wrist-mounted wearables the push into mainstream tech they've been waiting for?

GrabOne wants Kiwis to GoBook

Kiwi deal site GrabOne launches new "activity and attractions booking site" GoBook, expects to leverage one-million strong GrabOne user base.

AnonOps NZ encourages Kiwis to "send [MPs] your love"

In a pastebin upload linked from its latest video, AnonOps NZ has posted "intelligence" on fourteen MPs who voted in favour of the GCSB bill last month. The information posted is all publicly available, including semi-nude photographs of Stephanie Ke...

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