We bring you pictures from the very first of 13 Xbox One launch events to take place around the globe today.
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New Zealand will be the first country to get the Xbox One, at midnight on November 21. Microsoft has placed one console in a waterproof enclosure at the Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, surrounded by live sharks. That console will be retrieved and given on launch day to "one lucky fan".
Telecom NZ has announced that its 4G mobile network will go live overnight tonight in parts of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Vodafone will sell the Apple iPad Air in New Zealand from 5 November, and the iPad Mini with Retina Display later in the month, from $749.
Vocus Communications today opened what it calls "New Zealand's most connected data centre", in Albany on Auckland's North Shore. ICT Minister Amy Adams was in attendance to give a brief address and declare the facility open.
HP's latest range of EliteBook business laptops and ZBook mobile workstations are much thinner and lighter than previous generations, with the ZBook range including the "world's first workstation Ultrabook".
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.
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com has announced it "will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects in the very near future", and that it will run "Kickstarter School" events for interested contributors in Sydney and Melbourne next week.
Netgear is the latest early-adopter of the in-development 802.11ac standard, which is intended to provide throughput of at least one gigabit per second. That’s almost double the maximum throughput of 802.11n, the highest-speed Wi-Fi standard that’s been widely adopted.
This little USB 2.0 flash drive in 4GB to 32GB capacities includes hardware encryption for secure file storage.
The HP PhotoSmart 7520 is on the border between ‘home’ and ‘home office’ multifunction printers.
The TS-212 is a dual-bay network-attached storage (NAS) unit from network-hardware vendor QNAP. We tested the barebones unit, sold without drives, using a pair of 2TB Western Digital Red NAS-optimised hard drives.
Synology’s network attached storage (NAS) units tend to push the upper limits of ‘home storage’. The DS213air is no exception, with a feature set and price more befitting small businesses. However, it may suit enthusiasts seeking a top-notch NAS.
This PCI Express card adds 802.11a/b/g/n wi-fi connectivity to any modern desktop PC running Windows. It’s a dual-band adapter, meaning it supports connections on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.
HP’s OfficeJet 150 is an ultracompact colour inkjet printer, with integrated sheet-fed scanner. With paper tray closed, it measures just 350 x 171 x 90mm, and weighs in at just 3.1kg. What really makes it special, though, its the included Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Fully charged, the OJ150 will print up to 500 pages without the need for mains power.
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