PAT PILCHER is angry about international tech companies who get away with paying virtually no tax in New Zealand, and are wierdly given preferential treatment by our government.
After 26 years the programme that revolutionized TV drama is back, and it’s utterly bonkers, but also utterly brilliant, writes TOBY WOOLLASTON.
GARY STEEL is falling in love with music all over again, and it’s taken a nifty valve amplifier to shoot love’s arrow.
It makes Siri seem prehistoric, and does so much more than simply answer back. PAT PILCHER is in love with Alexa.
Sky takes legal action against sellers of ‘free TV’ boxes, but PAT PILCHER wonders if anyone’s the winner in this expensive game.
Our intrepid correspondent PAT PILCHER gets to hear his eyeballs move in a freaky alternate universe.
Are gadgets making us gullible? Are smartphones making us stupid? Is Google turning our brains to noodles? Long-time technology observer PAT PILCHER on the new idiocracy.
It’s a show like no other, where passionate dealers in hi-fidelity ply the most outrageous, expensive and sometimes sublime of sound gear. PAUL QUILTER was there.
PAT PILCHER looks at how some rugby fans are bypassing Sky’s Fan Pass and the bigger issues it raises.
McLaren is anything but just another film about a car-racing driver, writes ANDREW JOHNSTONE
It looks lovely, and its sounds brought tears to the eyes of hardened old misanthropist GARY STEEL.
Could 2017 be a battle to the death between Samsung’s S8 Plus and the forthcoming iPhone 8? PAT PILCHER is siding squarely with this sprightly, surprising Samsung.