Category: Geeky stuff

Things that make you go “woohoo, I want it”. And no, that’s not a euphemism. It’s all about toys, gadgets, games and software

Speed…what speed?

Do we love Xtra? Hmmm, maybe not. If you’re feeling frustrated by lack of broadband speed, you’re not the only one.

Xbox brain workout

If you’re feeling a tad fuzzy, like your brain is in a bit of a funk, you can now give your grey matter a workout via your gaming console. Gameloft’s Brain Challenge, on Xbox LIVE Arcade, is a brain training…

Going on Safari

Apple has released the latest version of its browser (Safari 3.1), which is jam-packed with new features and a bunch of security updates and fixes. Apple says page load times in Safari 3.1 are 1.9 times faster than Microsoft’s Internet…

Microsoft rattles cages with plans to kill XP

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I realise this will probably prompt an e-mail or two from readers telling me the thousands of ways they feel Apple and/or Linux are superior to Windows, but I don’t…

ISPecially need help

If (like me) you’re not feeling the love from your ISP lately and if (also like me) you’ve made the decision to have a change, ISP Find could be just what you need.  You tell the clever wee site just…

Halo 3 out in NZ first, after much anticipation

Kiwi gamers were the first in the world to get their hands on the latest chapter in the most popular Xbox game. The hugely anticipated Halo 3 was finally launched at 12.01 yesterday morning. Harvey Norman Invercargill computer proprietor Rachel…

Xbox xtras

 Instant messaging is coming to Xbox 360. From the week beginning May 7, Xbox 360 owners can connect with friends and family, connecting and chatting directly from their televisions using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 260 million…

Xbox 360 Elite adds versatility

Xbox fans with a few spare dollars burning a hole in their pocket have a new toy to consider. Microsoft yesterday unveiled the much anticipated Xbox 360 Elite console. It features a sleek black finish and joins the 360 and…

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to the antipodean Xbox 360 — 1 year old tomorrow. To mark the occasion, the Aussies are auctioning off a series of celebrity consoles in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish foundation so if you fancy making a bid for…

Good gear

Have you downloaded the new Gears Of War content?   The Discovery Channel has sponsored the freebie map packs, which were available via Xbox Live Marketplace from Thursday last week.