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Open Source Open Society 2016: Sign me up
Posted on 21-Apr-2015 09:07

As a journalist I spend a lot of time in conferences. There’s often a sense of déjà vu. The same faces, topics and speakers show up time after time. Even the same food. It’s not unusual to recognise recycled PowerPoint slides or even an entire presentation from a previous event. Powerpoint slides are never old […]... Comments (Comments)


Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015
Posted on 20-Apr-2015 10:30

Few conferences range as wide as the Open Source Open Society 2015 event held in Wellington last week. The material was surprisingly accessible to non-specialists considering this was a two-day event that filled the Michael Fowler Centre with software developers. You can read more in-depth stories about #OSOS2015 sessions elsewhere, here are ten lessons that […]... Comments (Comments)

How open source grew up
Posted on 19-Apr-2015 14:52

In the late 1990s and early 2000s I worked for Australian Linux Today. At that time open source was a vibrant, yet immature, market. Visiting the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington this week was like watching someone else’s child who you knew as a smart but awkward teenager, transformed into a smart, professional […]... Comments (Comments)

Where open data meets open government…
Posted on 18-Apr-2015 18:42

Technology is the easy part of building an open society. Deal with the human side of the problem is much tougher. Social enterprise expert Kate Beecroft moderated a panel at Open Source Open Society looking at how open data can lead to a more open style of government. Laura O’Connell Rapira, campaigns director at ActionStation, […]... Comments (Comments)

How to run or join a hackathon
Posted on 17-Apr-2015 17:08

A breakout session at Open Source Open Society 2015 lead by GovHackNZ organiser Mike Riversdale gave participants a quick taste of what to expect from a hackathon. Government hackathons are now regular events in New Zealand and Australia. There are plans to hold them this year in Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and Dunedin. Riversdale says despite the […]... Comments (Comments)

Using Microsoft apps and services on your Android? More likely than you think
Posted on 17-Apr-2015 14:06

Cyanogen will integrate and distribute Microsoft's consumer apps and services across core categories, including productivity, messaging, utilities, and cloud-based services.... Comments (Comments)



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Geekzone giveaway: Logitech UE Megaboom wireless speaker
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SkyGo - How do I go fullscreen
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One house, two networks?
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Logitech UE Megaboom wireless speaker review
Posted on 18-Apr-2015 11:25

You are out and about with your smartphone and decided to throw a tailgate party. But the sound is tiny. Luckily, UE Megaboom is one heavy sound machine that can last a day long party.... Comments (Comments)

ASUSTOR AS-7008T 8 bay NAS review
Posted on 7-Apr-2015 12:40

Network attached storage devices and full on computers aren't much different these days. Take the ASUSTOR AS-7008T 8 bay NAS device for example: you can just add some storage to it, configure the way you want the NAS to work and tuck it away in a corner, doing storage things.... Comments (Comments)


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From London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus/Slingshot sale to Australia's M2 and some interesting UK topics. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest...
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Highlights this week - Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Tesla's mystery, MYOB's share market listing and Datacom's A$242 Australian contract win. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Pa...
State of browsers Geekzone March 2015
Posted by freitasm on 1-Apr-2015 20:53
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It is time for the annual report on browser usage around Geekzone. At the bottom of this post you will find links to previous years so you can compare these numbers with previous years. These charts are based on Google Analytics data collected during the 31 day period ending 31th March 2015. I reali...
You are still a pirate according to Stuff
Posted by freitasm on 1-Apr-2015 19:45
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A story on Stuff ("Netflix wants to make content the same worldwide") says: "CEO Reed Hastings told Gizmodo Australia the online media streaming service wants to stop subscribers pirating content because it is unavailable in their country" and later on the same article "However, he said VPN piracy p...
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This week I had a chance to get a little hands on time with a pre-release unit of the new Microsoft Surface 3 - a 2-in-1 device with 10.8" screen. Is it a tablet or a laptop? Frazer Scott (Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft NZ) says "like Surface Pro 3, Surface 3 is a tablet that can rep...
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This week we talk about 2degrees Mobile's acquisition of Snap Internet, Netflix arrival in New Zealand, Tesla's indications of Self Driving Cars arriving in the US mid-year, Magic Leap's AR demo , Fitbit's cycle track upgrade and Intel refreshed NUC computer. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spa...
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2degrees have just confirmed the acquisition of Snap Internet. This has been rumoured for a long time and today has confirmed it. Full details shared by 2degrees: 2degrees has purchased Internet service provider Snap and will launch fixed-mobile services this year, accelerating its growth as a full...
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Netflix have announced their monthly pricing options and they significantly undercut the competition as expected. Plans are as follows: Single-stream standard definition plan for NZ $9.99 (Australia: AU$8.99) Two-stream high-definition plan for NZ $12.99 (Australia: AU$11.99) Four-stream 4K ultra-h...
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This week we go hands on with HTC's upcoming One M9 smartphone. We also discuss the preview of Office 2016 (Windows, Mac, Tablet), Asus TransformerBook T300 Chi, LG 34" curved 21:9 screen, Netflix plan to avoid GST and Techvana - The Ntec New Zealand Computer Museum. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by...
Motorola Nexus 6 Review
Posted by euanandrews on 15-Mar-2015 12:01
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It's been a long time since I have posted here on Geekzone, but my recent experience with the Nexus 6 made me feel obliged to write something, somewhere, and why not here, on New Zealand's foremost technology website?I have owned many of the latest, high spec phones over the years, but that has been...


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Worlds worst Chorus install goes viral.
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Semble SIM: compatible handsets
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Help please! I really stuffed up. Windows Vista.
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I need help with a new computer
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VDSL Modem with ADSL Modem/Router Problem
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Auckand Butchers fined for using unsafe preservatives in meat
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Sluggish Spark DNS servers?
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Confusing "Enable" statement on fibre availability
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Decent router
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WTS: Headphone Amp and T1
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Sydney storm, many flights flying holding patterns
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Help extending wifi
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