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Vodafone buyers may find 2degrees tempting too
Posted on 29-May-2016 13:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

News reports say overseas buyers want Vodafone New Zealand. Rival 2degrees is also a likely take-over target. Vodafone is the largest mobile carrier in New Zealand. In comparison, 2degrees is an also-ran. Yet, in the right hands, the smaller mobile carrier could prove a better investment. At The Australian, Bridget Carter and Gretchen Friemann write […] Comments (Comments)

TomTom Jam Ahead Warnings alerts drivers to unseen hazards
Posted on 28-May-2016 10:43Tags News, GPS

TomTom Jam Ahead Warnings visually and audibly alert drivers to rapidly slowing, or stationary, traffic on the highway ahead, giving the driver the opportunity to brake smoothly, and in time. Comments (Comments)

Finding opportunities in the fog
Posted on 27-May-2016 07:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If you’ve only just come to terms with cloud computing, here comes the next thing: fog computing. “Fog computing is the necessary next stage on from cloud computing,” says Vikram Kumar, the chief executive of KotahiNet. “It is where the edge of networks become intelligent and autonomous.” Fog computing has the features of cloud computing, […] Comments (Comments)

Apple 2016 MacBook one month review: The song remains the same
Posted on 26-May-2016 12:31Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Although the MacBook has changed little since last year, it is much improved. If the song remains the same, it now lasts longer and has a faster tempo. Thatís because Apple uses newer Intel Core M processors. Intelís updated chip gives the MacBook a speed boost and at least an extra hour of battery life. […] Comments (Comments)

Epson launches new G-Series projectors in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 25-May-2016 21:00Tags News, DVB and HD

New series consists of six models delivering up to 8,000 lumens of colour brightness and 8,000 lumens of white brightness Comments (Comments)

New Zealand up for six awards in Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2016
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:56Tags News, Computing

The IDC Smart City Development Index is an evolving benchmarking framework that helps smart city planners analyze the current state of their Smart City initiatives. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Gear 360 now available in New Zealand
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has announced availability in New Zealand of the Samsung Gear 360, a camera that lets users easily create, edit, view and share 360-degree video and still image content using their smartphone. Comments (Comments)

Mega-conference ITx to focus on innovation, technology and education
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:50Tags News, Computing

This year IITP is collaborating with 12 tech associations to bring one mega-conference to New Zealand, ITx 2016. Comments (Comments)

New Panasonic UHD TVs powered by Firefox OS
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:47Tags News, DVB and HD

Panasonic has launched their new flagship 4K Pro Smart Ultra-High Definition (UHD) DX900 television series. Comments (Comments)

Forward planning is key to combat cybercrime
Posted on 25-May-2016 20:36Tags News, Security

Earlier this month, the government announced that it will invest $22.2 million from the Budget 2016 to boost cyber security but Liam Rowland, Head of Incident Response and Forensics, APJ at Dell SecureWorks, believes that businesses taking action to protect themselves is the key and that if they don't, they could be in for a surprise if their systems are compromised. Comments (Comments)

Huawei drives IoT Innovation Forum in Auckland
Posted on 19-May-2016 06:45Tags News, Computing

Huawei hosted an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Forum in New Zealand, bringing together a range of industry and academic experts to share their vision for a better connected world. Comments (Comments)

Introducing the NZ Excellence in IT Awards
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:18Tags News, Computing

The New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards are sector-wide awards recognising the individuals and teams who have truly excelled in our industry. While other awards do a great job of recognising companies and vendors, the Excellence in IT Awards exclusively celebrates our people. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data and Cisco announce project to protect rhino by tracking people
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:15Tags News, Computing

Companies will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally. Comments (Comments)

Dell releases data protection with advanced threat prevention for the next generation of growing businesses
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:10Tags News, Security

Dell has announced its latest endpoint security solution, Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense, a new advanced-threat prevention solution specifically designed for the needs of growing businesses with limited or no in-house IT staff. Comments (Comments)

CityInsidr launches crowdfunding campaign ahead of app release in New Zealand and Australia
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:07Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealand company, CityInsidr, is seeking to raise between $200,000 and $300,000 from the sale of shares to bring its peer-to-peer travel and entertainment recommendation app to market. Comments (Comments)

New fitness app has been designed specifically for gamers
Posted on 18-May-2016 20:02Tags News, Gaming

New Zealanders will be the first to test their strategy skills against others in their community with the launch of the free mobile running app "Run An Empire", exclusively to the New Zealand market. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government plans to invest $22.2m to boost cyber security
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:48Tags News, Security

An investment of $22.2 million from Budget 2016 will enable a significant advancement in the country's cyber security infrastructure, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. Comments (Comments)

Land Rover to help owners find keys with Tile app
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:45Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Land Rover says it will introduce a Bluetooth tracking system to its vehicle dashboard touchscreen in future models which will let owners know when they get in the car if they have forgotten to pack their wallet, cell phone, bags or a range of common items. Comments (Comments)

Garmin launches new activity trackers with long battery life
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:39Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Designed to be worn all day vivomove features a timeless analog style face and is available in several models: the sleek vivomove sport, vivomove classic with leather straps, and the more upscale vivomove premium with leather straps and full steel body. Comments (Comments)

Fuji Xerox Next Generation Services spotlight
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:37Tags News, Computing

As a mature offering, Managed Print Services has proven its value for organisations across the spectrum - but are New Zealand's businesses taking full control of their content from end to end? That's a question posed by Fuji Xerox, which notes that Next Generation Managed Print Services (MPS) go beyond document management to incorporate the full digital information lifecycle. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government driving the switch to electric vehicles
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:35Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an ambitious and wide ranging package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Spark to take over naming rights of Vector Arena venue
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Spark has announced today that it will become the new naming rights, brand and technology partner for New Zealand's biggest multi-purpose entertainment venue, currently known as Vector Arena, from late April 2017. Comments (Comments)

UFB and RBI now available to 1.2 million people
Posted on 10-May-2016 20:26Tags News, Broadband

Under the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. Comments (Comments)

China Business: Auckland Airport readies for Chinese surge
Posted on 5-May-2016 13:57Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Last year a total of 140 million air passengers departed from China. Some 355,000 ó about 0.2 per cent ó of them flew to Auckland. Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood says the numbers show untapped potential for New Zealand’s tourism sector. “Today, our share is just a small fraction of a big market. It […] Comments (Comments)

Over NZ$1.2 million seed funding to launch Plattar augmented reality platform
Posted on 5-May-2016 09:48Tags News, Computing

News Corp Australia is the lead investor first ever seed investment. Comments (Comments)


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