Post Tagged with: "Tim Batt"

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Tim Batt in Tim Batt saves Planet Earth

Comedy fest review: Tim Batt in Tim Batt saves Planet Earth

I have always had a soft spot for Tim Batt’s comedy. Early on in his career he was compared to me and this made him really upset so he quit comedy for a while.

by × April 30, 2014 × 3 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

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

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

International

Obama’s week from hell

Obama’s week from hell

This has been one of, if not the single worst week the Obama administration has faced. And it’s only Wednesday in the States.

by × May 16, 2013 × 0 comments

General

Casting the first stone

Casting the first stone

Much has been written of Aaron Gilmore and his poor decision making skills at a Hanmer Springs bar. But the whole affair has made me feel a bit icky.

by × May 8, 2013 × 7 comments

General, Tech

In defense of the Facebook Generation

In defense of the Facebook Generation

I have recently bought the world’s greatest mobile phone: the HTC One. I write that with minimal hyperbole, many technology websites including TechRadar have named it The Greatest Phone available right now.

by × April 8, 2013 × 1 comment