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Server sales tick up, more to come
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 17:05

Server revenues climbed 2.5 percent in the past year according to IDCís quarterly worldwide server tracker. In the second quarter of 2014 sales totalled US$12.6 billion. Unit shipments grew 1.2 percent to 2.2 million. The standout segment was mid-range systems which saw 11.5 percent growth. IDC puts the surge down to technology refresh cycles. Volume […]... Comments (Comments)


Apple, Microsoft ó two tablet visions
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 14:58

When Steve Jobs took the wraps off Apple’s first iPad, he showed an entirely new class of device. The iPad was neither a new type of PC nor was it just a giant smartphone. It opened new territory. Apple sold the original iPad as a personal digital media consumption device. It stuck with that approach […]... Comments (Comments)

Google for Nonprofits launch in New Zealand
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 12:04

Eligible community and voluntary organisations in NZ will now have free access to online marketing and technology from Google worth more than $120,000 each a year.... Comments (Comments)

IBM Watson Discovery Advisor brings scale and speed to research
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 11:56

IBM has announced significant advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.... Comments (Comments)

Intel announces its first 8-core desktop processor
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 11:54

Intel Corporation unveiled its first eight-core desktop processor, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly code-named "Haswell-E," targeted at power users who demand the most from their PCs.... Comments (Comments)

NZ$400 Surface 2 a bargain for Office fans
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 10:46

Microsoft’s swanky new Surface Pro 3 went†on sale in New Zealand earlier this week. It’s a lovely device, but not cheap. Prices start at NZ$1200. For one-third of that you can buy a 32GB Surface 2 at Noel Leeming until September 7. Is it worth considering? At NZ$400 the Surface 2 is good value. Whether […]... Comments (Comments)



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Orcon Global Mode launched
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Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by hio77 on 30-Aug-2014 17:39 (45 replies)
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Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
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Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
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Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by redmouse on 30-Aug-2014 09:35 (52 replies)
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Recommendations for soundbar or similar for <$1k?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Aug-2014 21:11 (17 replies)
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Recommend a good value router with strong WiFi
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 27-Aug-2014 07:21 (32 replies)
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Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by mattwnz on 30-Aug-2014 18:00 (15 replies)



Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 review
Posted on 25-Aug-2014 13:53

Logitech's wireless keyboard K830 is a perfect companion for your entertainment centre.... Comments (Comments)

Navman SmartGPS review
Posted on 7-Aug-2014 14:53

I had the Navman SmartGPS for a few weeks now for this review. Used it around the Wellingon region and have to say it's a very capable in-car navigation system with interesting features.... Comments (Comments)


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Travel Adaptors as well as Adapters
Posted by gnfb on 30-Aug-2014 15:03
gnfb
If you are going OS you may well need one of these adaptors. I set up a special geekzone members price. Freght will be $4.90 by courier Non Rural . If its rural I will quote but usually its just double. A what seems obvious suggestion is if you have a multiple of devices that will need charging, buy...
FTC Robots - Saturday 30 August
Posted by hairy1 on 29-Aug-2014 09:24
hairy1
I have blogged before about the FIRST family of robotics program for students.The New Zealand Annual FTC competition is being held on Saturday at ACG Strathallan. The finals happen between 1 pm and 3 pm although the competition will be running all day. Entry is free so come along and see some cool r...
sbiddle
I've stayed at a few different hotels near San Francisco airport in recent years, but I'd never stayed at the Hilton. As I have Gold Status with hhonors, Hilton's loyalty program, I thought I'd check it out. The hotel is located only a few miles from San Francisco airport and has plenty of parking b...
sbiddle
The people over at Jetstar posted a graph on their Twitter account his morning. Clearly the intention was to show that they're better than Air New Zealand when it comes to on-time performance. I'm not quite sure if it really does show that. It's no secret that Air New Zealand have had terrible on-...
Flight Review NZ7
Posted by sbiddle on 27-Aug-2014 08:52
sbiddle
Anybody out there who loves planes knows that the 747 has truly earned the title of Queen of the skies. The plane that revolutionised long haul travel has been a mainstay of global airline fleets for over three decades, but with increasing fuel costs it's becoming increasingly less common at airport...
paulspain
This week Paul Spain and Nate Dunn discuss Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd New Zealand, Orcon's new 'global mode', Sky TV's $165m profit, USB 3.1 and its new reversible cable, China's new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Spark's Lightbox plus the anticipated Wind...
nate
Back in 2012, in my never-ending quest to geek up Tuihana Cafe, I threw together a Windows based app that takes SMS messages and prints them out on our kitchen receipt printer (read about it here). It allows our customers to make an order on their way to the cafe, without having to stand around and...
paulspain
This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. And we visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Development centre to see their latest tech and internal research and testing capabilities. ...
freitasm
I got the confirmation I will be attending the TechEd as a Microsoft guest (same as in previous years) with other media presence. In the meantime, I have just finished working on something with Intergen for their stand - you folks probably remember in previous years there were racing cars and the st...
paulspain
This episode - China's crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo's IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pau...


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Connection issues (gaming, league of legends).
Created by disarmyou, last reply by brookz on 30-Aug-2014 18:04 (9 replies)

Sluggish Macbook
Created by SATTV, last reply by Behodar on 30-Aug-2014 18:02 (9 replies)

Upgrading to Telecom (spark) Fibre - process?
Created by sarahfoxnz, last reply by bales on 30-Aug-2014 18:01 (36 replies)
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Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by mattwnz on 30-Aug-2014 18:00 (15 replies)

2 routers connected to a switch ?
Created by fran1942, last reply by Mattmannz on 30-Aug-2014 17:59 (5 replies)

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
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Global Mode Outage?
Created by Hoppykiwi, last reply by macuser on 30-Aug-2014 17:53 (3 replies)

Geekzone IRL (Auckland), 11th September, 6pm
Created by nate, last reply by TimA on 30-Aug-2014 17:51 (58 replies)
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Wireless dropping intermittently - Channels? Interruptions?
Created by achieveit, last reply by timmmay on 30-Aug-2014 17:40 (7 replies)

Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by hio77 on 30-Aug-2014 17:39 (45 replies)
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2Degrees Fraud Prevention "Text TALK to 233 now to keep talking"
Created by ArcticSilver, last reply by ArcticSilver on 30-Aug-2014 17:30 (14 replies)

What are your current DIY projects?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by froob on 30-Aug-2014 17:25 (83 replies)
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iMac dying a horrible death .. recommended service centres ?
Created by Mark, last reply by livisun on 30-Aug-2014 17:19 (6 replies)

Windows Phone 8.1 basic shortcomings
Created by sbowness, last reply by Technofreak on 30-Aug-2014 17:17 (4 replies)

Server Essentials 2012/Vigor 130/Linksys WRT1900AC home network problem
Created by borgia, last reply by cyril7 on 30-Aug-2014 17:07 (3 replies)

Netflix not working on Global Mode?!?!
Created by avidkeo, last reply by freitasm on 30-Aug-2014 16:59 (1 reply)

Plumbing pipework - can this be removed and put back together easily?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 30-Aug-2014 16:11 (11 replies)

Ping
Created by Squash, last reply by Jase2985 on 30-Aug-2014 16:00 (7 replies)

Telnet and Huawei HG630b router
Created by reyno12, last reply by michaelmurfy on 30-Aug-2014 15:59 (1 reply)

Full acrylic side panel, Corsair 600T
Created by necrofeltch, last reply by necrofeltch on 30-Aug-2014 15:56



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