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

Look! One hand, no wires and built-in rumble

The new Nintendo controller

Video game-maker Nintendo has broken with more than 20 years of tradition by abandoning the two-handed controller option in favour of a funky, one-handed unit. The slimline controller will be central to the company’s upcoming console system, code-named Revolution. While…

Hi-tech sunnies on the way

Oakley is jumping into the electronic age with sunglasses that play music and work with cellphones. Following the success of its digital music-playing Thump sunglasses, Oakley plans to introduce its phone-ready Razrwire range this month.

Oops

Trend Micro caused more than a few headaches for users when it made a faulty update available at the weekend. The anti-virus update was available on the company’s site for 90 minutes. The problem arose because a bug in the…

Bits, bobs and gaming

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(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I’m not a technological wizard but I am a fan of gadgets and geeky stuff, so right now it feels like geek heaven with WinHec this week and E3 next…

Telecom offers up prizes

Win prizes

Telecom has slashed residential calling rates to 55 countries this weekend and one customer will have the chance to win a $5000 travel voucher. Okay, so it’s not as good as grabbing $8.5 million in Lotto but $5000 is not…

Playing safe

The word on the net is that updates in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 will focus on improved security. No surprise there. It also looks likely to ship separately from the new Longhorn operating system.

Steady as she goes

IBM has announced plans for a new mouse adaptor aimed at aiding computer users with hand tremors. It will license the Assistive Mouse Adapter to British manufacturing firm Montrose Secam. The device uses similar “steady cam” technology found in camcorders.

Finding a voice via blah.net

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While some might say computers are antisocial, there are many thriving communities on the internet. The New Zealand-based Blah.net online community site was launched only a few months ago and already is a busy little place with forums covering every…

Microsoft goes into battle

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Microsoft New Zealand is stepping up its fight against software piracy with the launch of its Five Plus Five program. The firm is offering a $5000 reward for information that leads to successful legal action against any business running unlicensed…