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  • Xbox One has some “full Japanese games” coming, to be announced in 2014

    26 November 2013 4:07 AM 41

    There's some indies in there too Microsoft's Phil Spencer has been talking up the Japanese support for the Xbox One. Of course, the Xbox brand has traditionally performed poorly in Japan but the Xbox One is starting on a good footing with Panzer Dragoon's spiritual successor Crimson Dragon as a launch title and Swery65's D4 in the pipeline too. Spencer

  • Concerns lower speed limit won't see fewer speeding drivers

    26 November 2013 2:52 AM 16

    UPDATED 5.17PM - There's concern that a lowered summer speeding tolerance will result in more tickets - but no fewer speeding drivers. Motorists caught driving at more than four kilometres above the speed limit during December and January will be liable for a ticket. AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen says if the lower speed tolerance results in a big increase

  • Popular baby monitor recalled after two deaths

    25 November 2013 8:03 PM 20

    A popular baby monitor used in New Zealand has been recalled overseas after the deaths of two babies. The infants, in the United States, died of strangulation after entangling themselves with the device's cords. The NZ Herald reports authorities here are now investigating Angelcare baby monitors. They measure a baby's movement via a sensor pad placed

  • Tablets and toys rule Christmas wishlists as retailers predict spending spree

    25 November 2013 3:51 AM 51

    ONE in five Australians plan to buy a connected device this Christmas, with tablets top of the wishlist as retailers predict a $42 billion national spending spree. The popular devices outrate smartphones, Smart TVs and laptops as the must-have tech gift under the tree this year, according to the Telstra Connected Home Index. The Australian Retail Association

  • Techday | New Zealand's Best Tech News Website

    24 November 2013 4:27 PM 31

    EA Games’ latest racing game, Need for Speed Rivals is currently tearing up the streets on Xbox 360. But how will it fair against the imminent arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions? It’s almost a rite of passage for EA’s development studios to take the veteran Need for Speed franchise and see what they can do with it. Most recently, Criterion

  • Apple’s iPad is not the Future, It’s Microsoft

    23 November 2013 6:48 PM 34

    “Touch only” or “keyboard\mouse only” is a lame, arbitrary limitation to place on a device. A device needs to support a wide range of input types (e.g. keyboard, mouse, track-pad, touch, voice, pen, gestures etc) and allow the user to select the best input mode for the task at hand. Google will move in the same direction with Key Lime Pie and Android

  • First Impressions: Honda’s compact SUV Vezel

    22 November 2013 4:36 PM 33

    Honda has unveiled the production version of its compact SUV Vezel at the Tokyo Motor Show. A new vehicle that belongs to a completely new category, the Vezel will go on sales in Japan on 20th December. The Vezel has been designed by fusing together the dynamic qualities of an SUV and the practicality of a minivan. It belongs to India’s hot-selling compact

  • Android 4.4 KitKat starts to flavor Nexus 4

    22 November 2013 12:32 PM 36

    The 238MB update furthers Google's strategy to get high-end and low-end devices on the latest OS. Android 4.4 began rolling out last week for the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. Google said at the time that Nexus 4 owners would have to wait for KitKat. Google recently said that the 2-year-old Nexus isn't eligible for KitKat because it falls outside of the time frame

  • Samsung Galaxy Round versus LG G Flex

    22 November 2013 9:04 AM 25

    Samsung and LG are known to be "friendly enemies" -- both companies are based in Korea and manufacture a large range of electronic products in similar categories, from refrigerators to TVs. It's not uncommon to see the two Korean rival chaebols launch similar products at the same time -- in fact, earlier this year, both companies revealed new curved

  • Faked LinkedIn job offers on the rise

    21 November 2013 9:56 PM 21

    Social networks interconnect people with common interests in near real time on a global scale. That's the power of social media. And it's also a beacon to cyberscammers. Fraudulent job offers from alluring recruiters are spreading at a faster pace on LinkedIn, according to Bitdefender. Security researchers from the Romanian anti-malware vendor recently