Category: "Featured"

Focal’s High-End Sopra No3 Kills ‘Em Dead

Curvy, delicious-looking Sopra No3 speakers from French company Focal are now available in NZ.

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LockSmart Travel Bluetooth Padlock REVIEW

PAT PILCHER goes places. A lot. And he’s stoked about his LockSmart Bluetooth padlock.

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William Tyler – Modern Country (Merge/Southside) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music critic’ makes a case for one of the year’s small wonders, an album of (Shock! Horror!) instrumental guitar music.

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The Voice Recognition Revolution Ramps Up

PAT PILCHER reports on the voice command revolution. Have you got a savvy assistant yet?

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Putting Music In Its Proper Place

‘What’s your position on positioning?’ asks RICHARD VAREY, in this very useful instruction on the easiest and cheapest way ever to get a better sound out of your system.

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La La Land FILM REVIEW

It’s not only an ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, but a film with a message about the power of love, reckons DHAYANA SENA.

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Nintendo Switch: The Name Sums Up Nintendo’s Long Term Future

On the eve of the release of Nintendo’s latest console, BEN CARMICHAEL makes a radical proposition. Or is it a prediction?

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Ray Columbus – Now You Shake (RPM) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music writer’ assesses a compilation tracing both the peaks and the lows of Ray Columbus in the ’60s, as well as the obscurities of our chameleon-like entertainer.

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Need to Know: Sony PlayStation VR

VR is officially bigger than huge at the moment, so we sent BEN CARMICHAEL out to get the good oil on the PlayStation VR.

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Moana (Disney) FILM REVIEW

Disney has finally rid itself of patriarchal cliches in its foray into Polynesia, and DHAYANA SENA is knocked out by a film that is both intrinsically Disney and effortlessly updates its attitude.

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