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

Chat, sheep and Ms Dewey

Do you want to chat as you surf, anywhere online? Simply add “gabbly.com” to the start of any URL. Read all about it at the Gabbly website. Test your reflexes by tranqillising sheep. You have to wonder how they come…

Trade Me v Netco in widget war

Things aren’t as happy as they could be in Trade Me Land. Grumblings on the message board about the new fees aren’t surprising. In fact, the new fees aren’t surprising either — Fairfax stumped up a lot of cash to…

Auction action

There’s another new auction site looking to attract Kiwi buyers and sellers. Zillion already has a good range of auctions running and anyone who uses Trade Me will recognise many of the names. Competition is a good thing, especially for…

Looking for flights? Grab this

If you’re planning a holiday any time soon, you might like to take a look at Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat offers. The available flights change daily and there are some huge bargains to be had. Did I mention that I’m…

Xbox 360 arrives; PS3 delayed

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Where were you at 12.01 this morning? That’s when the Xbox 360 finally made its New Zealand appearance, after a hugely successful Xbox 360 Roadtrip, where more than 8000 gaming…

Intel logging on to more personal technology

The internet is set to become more mobile and more personal with upcoming developments from technology company Intel. The innovations were announced at the annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week. Launched in 1997, the forum is a…

Music to our ears

Microsoft and Motorola have joined forces to make a music handset to compete against a similar phone, also made by Motorola, that supports Apple’s iTunes music platform. The phone will support Microsoft’s copyright protection software, as well as its Windows…

Halo 2 release for Vista machines

Microsoft has  announced plans to release the Halo 2 video game for personal computers running its new Vista version of Windows. Halo 2 will run only on Vista machines and not on older versions of the Windows operating system. Microsoft…

Picture this

Telecom and Vodafone customers are now able to send photo and video messages and sound to each other over their mobiles between networks. Vodafone PXTT or Telecom Photo Messaging lets customers create, send and receive messages containing colour video messages,…