Richard Varey’s faulty valve sees him discover a goldmine for vintage valves, right here in Auckland.
Google’s new AI offering can masquerade as a human caller. But is that good, or bad, asks PAT PILCHER. And what are the ramifications?
It’s a long, long way from The Piano for Anna Paquin and the scary world of Bellevue. GARY STEEL has this to say about it.
GARY STEEL loves a bit of sword, sorcery and sex dressed up as educational history, and Knightfall fits the bill.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Kit Kat, Oreo… and One? PAT PILCHER explains what Android One is, and why you might just want it.
RICHARD VAREY finds modern day alchemy at Mad Scientist Audio – and the Heretical USB interconnect is not too bad either.
GARY STEEL has found just the album for those who like it dark: dark, hi-def electronica, that is.
Sometimes it takes that old fart GARY STEEL weeks, months or even years to get around to reviewing albums. From the sublime to the frankly ridiculous, here’s another selection to dip into.
This album is all instrumental, there are no solos, but 40 different instruments are plucked, bowed, blown or concussed. GARY STEEL is quietly charmed.
After years of to-ing and fro-ing between Hamilton and Auckland he knows the two cities and their tales well. So which one is the winner for ANDREW JOHNSTONE?
PAT PILCHER gets to combine two of his great loves – tech and footy – with Oppo’s latest smartphone offering.
RICHARD VAREY auditions Albedo’s innovative Aptica loudspeaker system and finds some sunshine in a box. Yes, really.