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Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Android’s new champion
Posted on 28-Aug-2016 14:08Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Packs every feature you might want in a phone and then some. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a glance For: All the features: camera, display, design, virtual reality. Against: Expensive. TouchWiz. Maybe: You’ll love the stylus or ignore it. Likewise iris scanner. Battery life. Verdict: Android’s deserving champion… for now. Price: NZ$1600 If you spend […] Comments (Comments)

SecureWorks research indicates top ransomware making their way through APAC
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:33Tags News, Security

Generally, 0.25% to 3.0% of victims elect to pay a ransom, meaning attackers need to destroy data on anywhere from 30 to 400 computers for every victim who relents and pays the ransom. Comments (Comments)

StretchSense to feature at Canterbury Tech Summit
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:19Tags News, Web media

Sensor technologies that can stretch with human motion and help improve how people interact with technology are rapidly developing as a New Zealand company is taking this technology to the world. Comments (Comments)

Intergen admitted to exclusive Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle 2016
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:10Tags News, Computing

Intergen has been admitted to the exclusive Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle 2016, an elite group of 60 of the most strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners from around 10,000 certified Dynamics partners across the globe. Comments (Comments)

150 Years of the Cook Strait Cable
Posted on 27-Aug-2016 09:09Tags News, Broadband

On 26 August 1866, New Zealand's telecommunications took a leap into the future with the successful connection of the Cook Strait Telegraph Cable, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Comments (Comments)

Cybercriminals recruit insiders to attack telecoms providers
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:27Tags News, Security

Cybercriminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources - according to a Kaspersky Lab intelligence report into security threats facing the telecommunications industry. Comments (Comments)

Canon introduces new EOS 5D Mark IV
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:19Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Featuring a 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with wide exposure latitude, 7 frames per second (fps) high speed shooting, internal 4K movie recording and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the camera fuses speed and resolution with excellent low light capability and movie functionality. Comments (Comments)

Garmin introduces premium version of multisport watch
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 23:12Tags News, Consumer Electronics

With Connect IQ compatibility and wireless connectivity features, fenix Chronos is a full-fledged smartwatch that can be totally customised to each user. Comments (Comments)

Domino's Pizza to start New Zealand trials for pizza drone delivery in late 2016
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 12:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited has joined forces with global drone deliveries company Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world. Comments (Comments)

What reviewers mean when they say best ever
Posted on 25-Aug-2016 12:42Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Technology publications and daily newspapers are full of gushing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reviews. Samsung deserves much of the praise. It’s an impressive phone. Expect a review here in the next few days. Where reviewers give stars, the Galaxy Note 7 either gets five or 4.5. When they give a percent the scores are often […] Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro detects almost 40,000 ransomware threats in New Zealand throughout 1H 2016
Posted on 24-Aug-2016 20:32Tags News, Security

A Trend Micro security report, "The Reign of Ransomware" saw a 172 percent increase in ransomware and US$3 billion in losses due to business email compromise (BEC) scams so far in 2016, as well as nearly 500 vulnerabilities in a variety of products. Comments (Comments)

Review: Dell Inspiron 13 5000
Posted on 24-Aug-2016 14:13Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Dell sent a sample computer with a non-working trackpad. This meant we couldn’t do a full review. Here’s what we learned about the machine before it went back for repair. At a glance For: Laptop, can work as a tablet. Keyboard. Against: Heavy for a tablet. Some missing drivers. Touchpad on review model didn’t work. […] Comments (Comments)

New Zealand CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed
Posted on 23-Aug-2016 15:49Tags News, Security

A highly skilled group of people from the private sector have been named as the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Establishment Advisory Board by Communications Minister Amy Adams. Comments (Comments)

Class of 2016: The best ultraportables
Posted on 23-Aug-2016 07:20Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

There has never been a better time to buy an ultraportable computer. PC makers may face falling sales, but they haven’t stopped building great laptops. For years the laptop market was stagnant, with lacklustre me-too designs and unappetising performance. That’s changed. The challenge from phones and tablets has spurred a new wave of innovation. In […] Comments (Comments)

More gigacities coming as fibrecos ready October launch
Posted on 22-Aug-2016 11:00Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps. Meanwhile Spark New Zealand says it is already testing Enable’s gigabit services in Christchurch. The company had previously asked wholesale fibre companies to roll out […] Comments (Comments)

Skinny Broadband sweetens fixed wireless internet deal
Posted on 22-Aug-2016 08:07Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Skinny Broadband has dropped the cost of a fixed wireless internet connection. From today it costs 20 percent less. The price is $52 a month for 100GB of data. If you don’t need the highest download speeds and lots of data it is a great alternative to fixed line internet. See an in-depth review of […] Comments (Comments)

Review: Huawei P9, premium phone at a sharp price
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 10:47Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Huawei’s latest flagship phone scores on build quality, camera and fingerprint scanner. At a glance For: Design, high-quality build, camera, USB-C. Against: Android skin Maybe: Battery life, screen resolution Verdict: A top-notch Android at a competitive price. Price: NZ$1100.   IDC says Huawei New Zealand phone sales jumped after the May launch of its flagship […] Comments (Comments)

Canterbury Tech Summit to help prepare for unprecedented changes
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 20:42Tags News, Computing

The Canterbury Tech Summit brings together New Zealand and international thought leaders and innovators to discuss what can be done to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. Comments (Comments)

Gigabit dream becomes a reality for 3000+ businesses in Tauranga
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 20:41Tags News, Broadband

When gigabit internet was announced in Tauranga two years ago, homes and businesses in the city were able to access the ultrafast speeds but only at a cost which significantly exceeded the cost of existing services. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Agile Network deployed at Lincoln University
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 20:38Tags News, Computing

Lincoln University hosted an open day to showcase a major overhaul of its campus network, deploying Huawei's Agile Education Campus Network Solution to create a new, highly reliable network which delivers high bandwidth, provides total Wi-Fi coverage, and is easy to manage and maintain. Comments (Comments)

Polycom brings Silicon Valley to New Zealand through the power of collaboration
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 20:36Tags News, Computing

Polycom Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Jeff Rodman Delivers Masterclass on Creativity and Innovation at Auckland's ICT Graduate School. Comments (Comments)

Trustpower misleads with untrusty broadband ads
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 16:30Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Trustpower’s $49 unlimited broadband offer always looked too good to be true. It turns out, it was too good to be true. At BusinessDesk Paul McBeth reports Trustpower to plead guilty over misleading broadband offer.  He writes: Trustpower intends to plead guilty to charges claiming the electricity generator and retailer mislead customers over the market and sale of a bundled power and broadband offer. The Commerce […] Comments (Comments)

Hybrid sales still need kickstart
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 12:24Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple knocked the laptop business sideways when the first iPad appeared in 2010. It is a stripped-down computer with a touch-screen, sound and wireless connections. But there is no keyboard. It does many, but not all, the things laptops do. The iPad is easy to use and portable. You can use one to browse the internet, write […] Comments (Comments)

Volvo and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Posted on 19-Aug-2016 10:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The two companies have entered a 411M joint venture to develop new vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, including fully autonomous driverless cars. Comments (Comments)

Why consumer PC sales will never rebound
Posted on 18-Aug-2016 11:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Personal computer sales peaked in 2011. In that year businesses and consumers bought around 360 million personal computers. IDC puts the number at 352 million. Gartner says it was 365 million. Consumer PC sales were about half the total. It has been downhill ever since. At some point PC sales will stabilise. We’re not there […] Comments (Comments)


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