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Auckland to get hands-on with the latest tech at Spark Lab
Posted on 27-Feb-2015 11:44

Creative Auckland will have the chance to get up close with the latest innovations and innovators next month, as Spark Lab launches Tech Month.... Comments (Comments)

Finalists for Microsoft NZ 2015 Partner Awards announced
Posted on 25-Feb-2015 19:46

Now in its eighth year, the annual Partner Awards exists to recognise excellence in the IT sector from those companies that integrate Microsoft solutions into their products and services.... Comments (Comments)

Huawei Outlines 4.5G Business Blueprint
Posted on 25-Feb-2015 10:01

At its Pre-Mobile World Congress briefing for analysts and media held in London today, Huawei further outlined its 4.5G strategy and supporting technologies.... Comments (Comments)

Vodafone New Zealand testing Voice over LTE (4G)
Posted on 25-Feb-2015 09:25

Just two years after Vodafone announced the launch of New Zealand's first 4G service, the company has made another New Zealand first - successfully trialling what will become the next evolution in mobile calling.... Comments (Comments)

Chromacon 2015 returns to Auckland
Posted on 24-Feb-2015 21:28

Chromacon, a celebration of homegrown comic art, graphic and gaming design, and animation is returning to Auckland's Aotea Centre on 18 and 19 April.... Comments (Comments)

Broadband as part of the bigger infrastructure picture
Posted on 24-Feb-2015 16:43

Broadband rarely gets discussed in the wider context of national infrastructure. Yet the government-sponsored Ultrafast Broadband project and the Rural Broadband Initiative are just two of a series of major infrastructure projects transforming New Zealand cities. To engineers there are two types of infrastructure. Vertical infrastructure means buildings while horizontal infrastructure means roads, railways, cycle […]... Comments (Comments)

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Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by joshhill96 on 27-Feb-2015 15:57 (40 replies)
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The debate over foreign drivers and testing
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So, what made you join geekzone?
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Trade Me deal not going ahead due to excuses
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The Evil that is ISIS
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Net Neutrality effect here?
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Has my desktop got Wi-Fi?
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The Warehouse Bikes any good?
Created by gnfb, last reply by Dunnersfella on 26-Feb-2015 22:49 (17 replies)
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HTC Re camera review
Posted on 12-Feb-2015 13:26

Ever felt that taking photos with your smartphone is kind of cumbersome? What about an easy to use camera that pairs with your smartphone but doesn't need it all the time?... Comments (Comments)

Acronis True Image Unlimited 2015 review
Posted on 30-Jan-2015 10:03

In my view Acronis True image has been for years the gold standard for PC image backups. For me it all started with Norton Ghost but since Symantec retired that product Acronis True Image software took that space.... Comments (Comments)

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New Zealand VEX Robotics Championships 2015
Posted by hairy1 on 27-Feb-2015 11:54
This weekend (28th February / 1st March) sees the New Zealand VEX Robotics championships being held at the Vodafone Events Centre. The VEX Robotics Competition has more than 10,000 teams from 32 countries playing in over 750 tournaments worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is pre...
This week - UE Mega Boom, fabric printing for fashion designers, Lenovo and Superfish Adware, Tomizone update, Catalyst NZ cloud, Zomato, Blackberry Classic, Android malware that operates when your phone is off, is NSA/GCHQ listening to your calls? This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulsp...
If you're a frequent flyer you'll be used to the benefits that some with status with an airline such as lounge access, priority boarding, preferred seating and so on. Qantas are clearly keen to target New Zealand based frequent flyers by offering a status match to Qantas Gold for New Zealand residen...
The Coffee Table Project
Posted by Dav4122 on 21-Feb-2015 10:44
So I got married on the 16th of January, and in the month or so before the wedding my wife to be had expressed an interest (look how diplomatic my wording is) in getting a coffee table for our lounge. This is where all her wedding glamour shots would be happening so she was keen for a high quality p...
2Degrees has kept their word since launch - to provide the best value in mobile market.In September, I compared vodafone and 2degrees share plan. I did'nt switch to 2Degrees as vodafone was able to offer me a comparable data for the price I was paying after talking to the retention team.I always won...
This week Raglan drone maker Aeronavics raises $1.5m, will Apple enter car market, NSA hacks hard disks, Kiwi Zane Lowe to join Apple, Rapidshare to close, Megaupload conviction, a wearable that Zaps you, Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones, Windows 10 for phones. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@...
POLi and no-mans land liability
Posted by nate on 17-Feb-2015 11:35
On one side we have POLi, the payment processor that wraps around your browser as you login to your online banking, and watches as you make a direct credit payment to a merchant. The benefit to you as a consumer is there is no credit card surcharge payable for the merchant, so they pass this benefi...
NZ has fantastic broadband. I've written about this plenty of times, and it seems that many NZers are finally beginning to accept that despite certain ISPs and political parties having bombarded us with propaganda telling us that we have "3rd world internet", that we actually have both a world class...
A simple offer?
Posted by gnfb on 14-Feb-2015 15:21
I do not receive a lot of snail mail/physical mail these days. Courier yes, about once a day on average. The metal box , standing proud, in the drive receives few visitors, other than from the neighborhood dogs. But this morning there was a solo delivery. The local Newspaper Wanganui Chronicle was ...
2015 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards
Posted by freitasm on 12-Feb-2015 15:58
Received the email confirming that I am, once again, a judge in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, a traditional technology award sponsored by the likes of Callaghan Innovation, Cisco, Duncan Cotterill, Emulex Endace, Fronde, PWC, IBM, NZ Trade & Enterprise and others. This year's gala dinner awards ce...

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Blue and Black or Gold and White???
Created by Paparangi, last reply by freitasm on 27-Feb-2015 19:05 (1 reply)

VDSL Settings for Netcomm NF8AC
Created by bennhann, last reply by sbiddle on 27-Feb-2015 18:59 (3 replies)

Spark Open Term Plan Changes? (27/2)
Created by taneb1, last reply by richms on 27-Feb-2015 18:53 (16 replies)
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League of Legends RP cards
Created by askelon, last reply by askelon on 27-Feb-2015 18:40

Net Neutrality effect here?
Created by gnfb, last reply by sbiddle on 27-Feb-2015 18:35 (19 replies)
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Paradox Alarms - any good?
Created by davidcole, last reply by sbiddle on 27-Feb-2015 18:31 (15 replies)

PIPO Quad Core 'TV Box'
Created by ZollyMonsta, last reply by JimmyH on 27-Feb-2015 18:27 (62 replies)
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A 1000!
Created by jarledb, last reply by ilovemusic on 27-Feb-2015 18:09 (8 replies)

New Ultimate Combo Launched
Created by LivingSkinny, last reply by jmosen on 27-Feb-2015 17:46 (23 replies)
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How do you email Spark these days with questions?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by mckenndk on 27-Feb-2015 17:46 (2 replies)

Lightbox quality comments
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Another - Is my device compatible on the network. Query
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Very slow page load times
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MySky HD box sound problem
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HTC One (2013) owners' discussion
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by Dingbatt on 27-Feb-2015 17:16 (2846 replies)
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Lightbox down for anyone else?
Created by paulmilbank, last reply by gjdavies75 on 27-Feb-2015 17:13 (31 replies)
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lifetime free webhosting just got cut short
Created by isphell, last reply by Lias on 27-Feb-2015 17:01 (23 replies)
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After some help getting LAN working
Created by ADKM, last reply by 1101 on 27-Feb-2015 16:46 (24 replies)
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Trade Me deal not going ahead due to excuses
Created by mattwnz, last reply by mattwnz on 27-Feb-2015 16:36 (20 replies)
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Considering Vodafone RBI move in Waipara Valley
Created by grenow, last reply by grenow on 27-Feb-2015 16:35 (8 replies)

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