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According to this survey NZ cities aren’t innovative
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 09:49

London, New York and Tokyo top the 2017 Innovation Cities index. Auckland limps in at a feeble 89. Wellington rates at 108. The index is released by someone called 2thinknow. No, I’ve never heard of it either. It describes itself as a “global innovation agency”, whatever  that is supposed to mean. According to 2thinknow the index […]... Comments (Comments)


Android won’t save Nokia or Blackberry
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 08:07

Nokia and Blackberry showed new phones this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The familiar, but faded brands pin their hopes on cheap novelty phones and Android. Nokia played the retro card with a revamped 3310. It’s an expensive novelty for indulgent spendthrifts. There are also three ho-hum conventional Android models. A Finnish start-up […]... Comments (Comments)

Spark, Netflix a well-timed marketing promotion
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 18:02

There’s no comparison between Spark’s Netflix promotion the and halted Vodafone-Sky deal. One would have changed New Zealand’s telecommunications and media scene. The other is marketing. Clever, perhaps. Timely, yes. But still marketing. Spark customers signing a two-year broadband contract will get a one-off credit on their Netflix subscription. The deal only applies to unlimited data plans […]... Comments (Comments)

Fuji Xerox New Zealand delivers process efficiency with global leader Esker
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 16:05

Fuji Xerox New Zealand's Enterprise Consulting Services says its partnership with global Accounts Payable (AP) leader Esker is bringing best practice capabilities to the local AP market, driving out inefficiencies and improving cash flow performance.... Comments (Comments)

Spark’s high risk broadband strategy
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 14:08

Spark New Zealand turned in a decent first year result earlier this month. The edited highlights are: Total operating revenues up 4.1 percent to $1.793 billion, Mobile revenue up 4.4 percent , and IT services revenue up 19.3 percent, and Broadband revenue up 1.5 percent. The last number is the lowest increase, but the most […]... Comments (Comments)

World first data-sharing initiative to power energy innovation
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 09:47

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation.... Comments (Comments)



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Netflix and Spark agreement
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The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
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Cheapie Dash Cam
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Migrate from old plan
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Vodafone / SKY merger
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US citizens can buy grenade launchers
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Did Chorus Increase its Layer 2 speed ?
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I paid the wrong Bank Account, what can I do - advice wanted?
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HP Elite X3 review
Posted on 6-Feb-2017 16:32

For the last month or so I had time to experience the HP Elite X3, a full blown Windows 10 Mobile experience.... Comments (Comments)

HP Omen X review
Posted on 24-Jan-2017 17:09

It's been a long time (since my move from desktop to laptops, a few years back) that I could enjoy a desktop with almost instant startup, no waiting for Office programs to run and (very important) playing games with all settings switched to HIGH.... Comments (Comments)

Huawei Mate 9 review
Posted on 15-Dec-2016 07:14

For the last three weeks I have been using the Huawei Mate 9 full time. The verdict is easy: a great smartphone.... Comments (Comments)


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Webstock 2017: think of others
Posted by antoniosk on 23-Feb-2017 22:07
antoniosk
I had the good fortune to be allowed to attend Webstock 2017 this year, held in Wellington New Zealand from 13-17 February. This quirky event is growing in popularity and attendance, and this year featured a whole host of presenters covering many topics, from the origin of Emoji's to empathetic desi...
paulspain
On NZ Tech Podcast's 6th anniversary we celebrate over a million downloads of the podcast. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech's 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Malware. We also giveaway over $3000 in prizes this ...
sonyxperiageek
The Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge was revamped and opened up again in 2015. Last week I had the opportunity to try out this lounge before my flight to Guangzhou, China, transiting in Hong Kong, travelling on an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200. I have to say the flight wasn't a very ...
Controlling a 12v fan from a raspberry Pi.
Posted by davidcole on 17-Jan-2017 07:49
davidcole
My last post (Here), showed the reading of temperatures via raspberry Pi. The last post it was via a Bluetooth dongle and a BlueMaestro temp disc. Once you've taken the temperature, or other sensor readings, it's now time to do something with it. My Comms cabinet is in an external cupboard and wal...
sbiddle
Airline travel from New Zealand to the United States has seen plenty of deals over the past year with the introduction of flight by both American Airlines and United Airlines on the Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) and Auckland (AKL) to San Francisco (SFO) routes during the middle of 2016. These ...
davidcole
Recently I've dipped my toes in the home automation pool. I started out with an OpenHab installation on linux, then started adding some sensors. The easy ones were existing items already compatible and computer based, NUT for UPS, Plex and with a bit of effort server load, temp and memory usage. ...
paulspain
This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares an update on Homes.co.nz. Also featured - new Ransomware which rewards you for sharing it, Netflix Virtual Reality on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Duco vs Live Streamers, The Grand Tour vs Game of Th...


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This makes me cross
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NZ's Cheapest EV This Week: $9,850
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Huawei reading my Office365 email?
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Planned 2Degrees system outage
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wifi routers blocking each other?
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Bluetooth Headphones sub $200
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Cheapie Dash Cam
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Migrate from old plan
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Freeview Cable help
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Spark Wireless Broadband
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Johnr of Spark
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Phone Holder Placement
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TAB Live Streams query
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Sony XZ Premium...Looks Ok
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Netflix and Spark agreement
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Netflix email from Spark
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IRD gets their hands on Steam (GST being added to purchases soon)
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Faulty GPU?
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Whats something small that really annoys you?
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New Lows in support and functionality - Thanks Spark
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