Tim Batt Articles by: Tim Batt

International, Politics

Meet the socialist running for US President

Meet the socialist running for US President

Bernie Sanders is, on first blush, a grumpy old man with crazy white hair who’s constantly yelling numbers into microphones about income inequality. He’s been doing it for decades.

by × July 13, 2015 × 0 comments

Tech

In Mod we trust

In Mod we trust

Yesterday, Reddit continued it’s dramatic month of what can only be described in a public relations context, as a cluster fuck.

by × July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Something rather big happened to the internet the other day.

by × June 16, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

The Iraq war started twelve years ago, briefly after the invasion of Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City in 2001.

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Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

What a frustrating watch! This should have been a documentary that I enjoyed immensely.

by × May 23, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Tim Batt went to a screening at the Documentary Edge Festival, the screening he sat in featured all three of the following:

by × May 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Rights, Tech

These are not the nudes you were looking for

Think Before You Click or: Why I Haven’t Seen JLaw’s Boobs

The internet has exploded in the last 72 hours because naked photos and videos of over 100 people, several of them high profile Hollywood actresses and models (and most notably 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence) were stolen.

by × September 2, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

Mr Ryght: An interview with ACT leader: Jamie Whyte

Mr Ryght: An interview with ACT leader: Jamie Whyte

Jamie Whyte is the new leader of ACT, a party currently polling at 0.4%, this is promising compared to the 0.00% it polled quite recently.

by × February 26, 2014 × 10 comments

Health, Tech

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Get your pitchforks, light up those torches and pack your bags kids cause apparently there’s a bandwagon to jump on and it’s called Condemning Online Bullying.

by × February 25, 2014 × 6 comments

Tech

The terrible, terrible future of consumer tech

The terrible, terrible future of consumer tech

We, the consumer class, are about to enter the most self-absorbed period yet. Which is really saying something considering the late 1990s era of reality TV where ‘everyone can to be famous and should want to be’ and the social media/blog generation of the 2000s where ‘everyone wants to know what I’m thinking at all times’ (a somewhat self-defeating phenomenon to blog about).

by × January 21, 2014 × 2 comments

Tech

Sexy times at CES

Sexy times at CES

The largest nerd fest in the world, the Consumer Electronics Expo has wrapped in Vegas for 2014 and Tim Batt has chosen four key popular tech areas and the stand out product/service from each category to look out for this year.

by × January 17, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour

Why I Love The Internet

Why I Love The Internet

A magical thing happened the other night. The super hyped cliff hanger episode of Shortland Street aired with the obligatory disaster (fire this year!) and viewers were invited to visit shortlandstreetclues.co.nz to see clues on mystery main character who had perished.

by × December 13, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Some kind of Lorde Pun*

Some kind of Lorde Pun*

A 16 year old girl from Auckland’s North Shore is now number one on the American Billboard pop charts. She’s defeating the wicked witch of the twerk Miley Cyrus and is the youngest number one artist since Tiffany in 1987 – the year I was born. What does Lorde’s success say about us as a society?

by × October 3, 2013 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

GCSB redux

GCSB redux

John Campbell didn’t distinguish himself last week when he finally got the chance to interview the Prime Minister about the GCSB Bill.

by × August 19, 2013 × 1 comment

Tech

The Console Wars – Sony’s Three Hit Combo That Just Knocked Out Xbox

The Console Wars – Sony’s Three Hit Combo That Just Knocked Out Xbox

A big fat South African taking on a fresh-faced 21 year old wasn’t the only showdown this week.

by × June 13, 2013 × 1 comment

Rights, Tech

All you wanted to know about PRISM but were afraid to ask because someone might be watching (they probably are)

All you wanted to know about PRISM but were afraid to ask because someone might be watching (they probably are)

Much has been made in the last half week of an intensely invasive programme run by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) called PRISM.

by × June 11, 2013 × 3 comments

Reviews, Tech

The Last of Us (p)review

The Last of Us (p)review

I had the chance to have a 30 minute play through of the soon-to-be-blockbuster title The Last of Us for Playstation 3 ahead of its world-wide release and I was blown away.

by × June 5, 2013 × 0 comments

Tech

Has Apple lost it?

Has Apple lost it?

There are countless stories about the insane brutality Steve Jobs would inflict on the company he started as a young adult

by × May 31, 2013 × 5 comments