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Westpac signs five year agreement with IBM
Posted on 22-Aug-2014 12:00

Westpac New Zealand has selected IBM's private cloud technology to support its goal to be New Zealand's leading digital bank.... Comments (Comments)

Dunedin as an innovation hub
Posted on 22-Aug-2014 09:06

Civic leaders from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all talk of their city as the nation’s leading innovation hub. Each city has a case: Auckland is big. It has the largest and the best university and an international airport. Most international technology companies are based there. It has more knowledge workers than any other city but […]... Comments (Comments)

When venture capital hurts start-ups
Posted on 21-Aug-2014 19:54

Peter Kerr at Stick reports raising venture capital can hurt a new business. The title of his  Should you bother with venture capital funding…the numbers suggest no says it all. He quotes one investor who points out there is an inverse correlation between the amount of venture capital invested and business success. In other words, […]... Comments (Comments)

Long wait for ARM servers
Posted on 21-Aug-2014 19:35

Rick Merritt at EE Times reports ARM-based servers are coming, but it is taking longer than expected. He writes: “There will definitely be [ARM] server products shipping this year and a reasonable number next year, but it won’t really begin to ramp until 2016,” Forrest Norrod, general manager of Dell Inc.’s server group, told EE […]... Comments (Comments)

Firefox now or no choice later
Posted on 21-Aug-2014 08:41

Robert O’Callahan makes the case for not using Google’s Chrome browser in Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Wont Get A Choice. His argument is simple. He says: Google is bent on establishing platform domination unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even from late-1990s Microsoft. Google controls Android, which is winning; Chrome, which is winning; and key […]... Comments (Comments)

New Zealand’s Fastest ISPs 2014
Posted on 20-Aug-2014 16:27

PC Magazine asked me to write about New Zealand’s fastest ISPs as part of a series looking an online speeds in countries around the world. The story uses data collected by Ookla, the company behind and uses aggregated data collected by the online service. Ookla found New Zealand has an average download speed of 20.96 […]... Comments (Comments)

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Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
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CGA. Is it fair?
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UFB provider comparison
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Lightbox press event release
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Free: Smart Button for your Android device
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It was hardly 'hacking' was it?
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How to refresh WinXP
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Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
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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)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Posted on 10-Jul-2014 13:37

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a beautiful device. There I said it. Some people around Geekzone will probably know I am not a big fan of Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones when it comes to design but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is an entirely different thing.... Comments (Comments)

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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 (...
I have blogged in the past why I left Vodafone for Telecom. It was because of Vodafone poor coverage in Tauranga. I kept having constant dropped calls especially at my work place. I have since moved to a different work place and keen to be on Vodafone Red Share because of the extra 1GB deal. Oh, I a...
Grandstream GXV3275 IP Phone Review
Posted by ajobbins on 29-Jul-2014 09:00
The GXV3275 is the latest device from Grandstream Networks, a long time manufacturer of IP telephony solutions. It's fair to say the GXV3275 is worlds apart from some of the earlier IP phones from Grandstream (Does anyone remember the BT-101?), and quite possibly the best corded IP phone on the mark...
Key topics this week include our hands on experience with LG's upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector's fibre network expansion, China's $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung Galaxy Tab S and its 4G LTE variant. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paul...
Debugging, old school
Posted by MrWestie on 25-Jul-2014 16:25
This user complained of intermittent crashes and failure to boot.Externally it looked ok.Not too much dust.After opening noticed little black streaks all over the place.Identified as cockrock feces.Sure enough I spotted some live ones chilling out on the ram.I wonder how manymore I will find toasted...
Average NZ broadband usage hits 41GB/month
Posted by sbiddle on 22-Jul-2014 09:50
Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the Commerce Commission last year announced plans to cut the price of regulated xDSL based broadband products in NZ. UBA (Unbundled Bitstream Access) is the base Chorus wholesale product that every ISP uses to deliver xDSL based broadband (ADSL...

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Sausage stuffer recommendations.
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Shortening the DSL loop on a long driveway
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Floride is safe, who knew?
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New SIM card to extend Snapper support on Android devices
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Bridging a Telecom HG630b
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Connecting Fibre ONT to router through a patch panel
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Does an HRV system actually "dry" the air?
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AirNow/Airnet Fibre
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Opotiki SPCA vote
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Lightbox beta report thread
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sky rant
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Cool travel gadget: TrakDot
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How to watch Netflix/Hulu+ for Dummies
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Severe Lag Vdsl2 Online Gaming
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No PIN No Pay
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Script Errors in Netflix plugin on WMC
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Strange DNS problems on TC/VF cable
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Mobile handset selection at Dick Smith Electronics
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Raspberry Pi / TVHeadend
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3kW Grid Tied Solar PV: Watts and Warts.
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