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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)

When to choose closed or open source
Posted on 17-Apr-2015 09:31

Open source has many advantages, but it isn’t always the right approach. At the Open Source Open Society 2025 conference in Wellington delgates discussed when projects should be closed and when open source is best. …it all depends on the circumstances GitHub head of open source Brandon Keepers says: “In an ideal world everything would […]... Comments (Comments)

Decision makers ignore technology impact
Posted on 16-Apr-2015 15:45

Most of America’s lawmakers still don’t use email. As Sascha Meinrath, founder of the Open Technology Institute says, that means the people making important decisions about how Americans use technology have no idea what is going on in that world. Meinrath was a keynote speaker at the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington. […]... Comments (Comments)

New Unisys app enables provisioning of IT Services on Microsoft Azure
Posted on 16-Apr-2015 14:20

New application is among first to enable ServiceNow users to automate IT resource provisioning on Azure; two more new Unisys applications draw on ServiceNow platform to streamline logistics and facilities operations.... Comments (Comments)



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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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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...
paulspain
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...
paulspain
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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This special episode saw geek comedian Dai Henwood join 'Nanogirl' Dr Michelle Dickinson and Paul Spain in front a small audience to discuss the tech news of the week and a focus on Tech Miniaturisation. Topics discussed included Apple Watch, Intel PC on a stick, Raspberry Pi, Parrot Flower Power, ...


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Problem using Unotelly + US Netflix via Spark
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authentication. not working? but wifi is ready.....
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MySky new firmware?
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New Coverage Map System
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HTC One M8 (2014) Discussion & Owner's thread
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internet cuts out random every half an hour~ forcing a reset.
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Geekzone giveaway: Logitech UE Megaboom wireless speaker
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Turning physical HDD into a VHD file, when it has errors.
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What is the difference between Mince Beef + Premium minced beef?
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Internet data monitoring software for Windows
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