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Samsung Gear S brings 3G connectivity to wearable devices
Posted on 28-Aug-2014 21:42

The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features.... Comments (Comments)

Technology Investment Network (TIN) reveals top ten high growth technology export companies in New Zealand
Posted on 28-Aug-2014 11:56

List includes New Zealand’s top ten high growth technology export companies across two categories: TIN100 EY Ten Companies to Watch and the TIN100+ Ten Hot Emerging Companies as part of the annual TIN 100 Report measuring the performance of the technology export sector.... Comments (Comments)

Spark NZ launches new TV-streaming service Lightbox
Posted on 28-Aug-2014 07:38

New Zealand's newest online subscription TV service is now live. Lightbox delivers thousands of hours of TV show available to anyone with broadband, regardless of their internet provider, on an all-you-can-eat basis... Comments (Comments)

Orcon launches its Global Mode service
Posted on 26-Aug-2014 14:58

New Orcon General Manager, Michael Shirley, today announced Orcon customers will be able to access previously blocked international websites with Global Mode, coinciding with survey results pointing to a shift from broadcast TV to online streaming.... Comments (Comments)

Addressing the skills gap for high growth companies
Posted on 25-Aug-2014 19:01

Tomorrow night I’m chairing an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. It’s part of Massey University’s ecentre cloud series.  The session starts at 5:30 at the Sir Neil Waters Building, Massey University Albany. Innovative companies depend on talented knowledge workers. They are in short supply everywhere, New Zealand is no different […]... Comments (Comments)

Hack Miramar: Your suburb needs you
Posted on 23-Aug-2014 14:12

Ian Apperley wants geeks living in Wellington’s Eastern Suburbs to work on problems like traffic, consultation and free internet access at Hack Miramar. It’s a smart suburb project, which Apperley says is a mini version of a smart city. He says: The weekend doesn’t have to be exclusive to technology ideas, for example, teams could focus […]... Comments (Comments)

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Lightbox press event release
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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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FTC Robots - Saturday 30 August
Posted by hairy1 on 29-Aug-2014 09:24
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
Paul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny Mobile, the selfie toaster, a police raid on Microsoft China and further insights with the LG's G3 hero phone. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (...

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