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D-Link launches first AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi modem router exclusive to Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 11-Nov-2015 10:30Tags News, Broadband

Following on from its successful DIR-890L AC3200 Wi-Fi Router which was the first from its Ultra Performance Series, D-Link has launched the TAIPAN, the world's first AC3200 Wi-Fi Modem Router exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Comments (Comments)

TAG Heuer Connected brings smarts to luxury watches
Posted on 10-Nov-2015 15:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

TAG Heuer, Intel Corporation and Google unveiled a connected watch, designed by Luxury Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, engineered with Intel technology and benefiting from everything the Android Wear universe has to offer. Comments (Comments)

Victoria University of Wellington partners with global security company
Posted on 10-Nov-2015 10:00Tags News, Security

Victoria University of Wellington has entered into an agreement with local firm Total Risk, a partner of the Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, in what is considered to be a major development for cybersecurity in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

One NZ IT conference to rule them all
Posted on 9-Nov-2015 07:30Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

IITP CEO Paul Matthews has achieved what others couldn’t manage: bringing together most of New Zealand’s IT-focused organisations under a single umbrella. Next year 11 other bodies will join IITP at the ITx 2016 conference in Wellington. According to a press release, the three-day event, will be held at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 complex on […] Comments (Comments)

Four proven ways to speed up your broadband
Posted on 5-Nov-2015 10:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A lot of technology sits between you and the internet content you desire. Consider it a chain of links, with each link responsible for some component of performance. There are some links in the chain you can’t do much about, but others you can strengthen and improve to put you in the optimal position for […] Comments (Comments)

LG brings 4K Ultra HD OLED TV to New Zealand
Posted on 4-Nov-2015 20:04Tags News, Consumer Electronics

LG New Zealand is bringing its 4K Ultra HD OLED TV (EG960T) to New Zealand, making it available in selected stores around the country. The company used its know how to put together 4K Ultra HD and OLED technologies into a large screen TV with stunning result. Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 255: Apple Car, Hyperloop, Owlet baby wearable, HP kills public cloud
Posted on 4-Nov-2015 17:25Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

I’m back on the NZ Tech Podcast discussing the artificial intelligence expert that Apple hired, the $6 billion Hyperloop build, Samsung’s Gear S2 Tizen watch, Mt Albert Grammar’s email shock, the Owlet baby wearable, the death of HP’s Helion Public Cloud and ITx 2016. This NZ Tech Podcast produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, […] Comments (Comments)

Consumer cloud bait and switch as Microsoft breaks unlimited OneDrive storage promise 
Posted on 4-Nov-2015 12:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At ZDNet Ed Bott reports: A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced with great fanfare that all Office 365 subscribers would get ‘unlimited’ OneDrive storage. Tonight, months after an executive shakeup, the company says it has no intention of keeping those promises. Source: Microsoft reneges on ‘unlimited’ OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers […] Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital speeds up delivery by developing "WAN in a Week"
Posted on 3-Nov-2015 11:32Tags News, Broadband

Spark Digital is launching WAN in a Week, a faster alternative to fibre installation for business customers. Designed as a temporary mobile solution running over 3G, it can be used to quickly connect business locations around the country in less than a week, rather than waiting for third party fibre installations. Comments (Comments)

On-demand delivery start-up UrbanSherpa starts second fund raising round
Posted on 2-Nov-2015 19:34Tags News, Web media

About 3,500 Aucklanders and 20 businesses have signed up to the $12 service which can pick up and pay for their takeaways, groceries and shopping. Comments (Comments)

Review: A month with the Apple iPhone 6S highlights changing role
Posted on 2-Nov-2015 16:19Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Phones are evolving fast. This year’s flagship iPhone is a big step up in power and capability. The longer you use it, the more this becomes clear; the more you understand why it matters. At first glance Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus[1] look just like last year’s models. That is unless you’re holding one […] Comments (Comments)

Shared ICT services given go-ahead in Wellington
Posted on 31-Oct-2015 11:19Tags News, Computing

The chief executives of Wellington City Council, Porirua City Council, Upper Hutt City Council and Wellington Water have approved a final implementation business case to share information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure services. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Watch available in New Zealand now
Posted on 29-Oct-2015 13:13Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new Huawei Watch, launched at Remix Magazine Presents Jimmy Choo in New Zealand, is now available in stores. The watch, with its classic design inspired by Swiss timepieces, will be available in a number of configurations, starting from NZ$649. Comments (Comments)

Helion public cloud: HP knows when to hold, when to fold
Posted on 29-Oct-2015 08:57Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. HP did the right thing telling customers it will “sunset” its Helion public cloud service in January[1]. Global scale public cloud is a high stakes poker game. Two companies, AWS and Microsoft, […] Comments (Comments)

Sony Xperia Z5 review: Fast camera, two-day battery
Posted on 28-Oct-2015 09:32Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Sony’s Xperia Z5 is a great flagship Android phone at a time when great is not enough to mean sales and profits. Premium phones from brands not called Samsung or Apple struggle to stand out in a crowded market. Sony hopes the fingerprint reader, camera and extended battery life in its Xperia Z5 will catch your eye. […] Comments (Comments)

Jade Software completes installations of Master Terminal in record time
Posted on 27-Oct-2015 19:29Tags News, Computing

Company says it has successfully implemented three of seven all-new terminal operating systems for Abu Dhabi Ports. Comments (Comments)

A red shield to secure data — Aura Information Security
Posted on 27-Oct-2015 12:22Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Like many self-made entrepreneurs, Andy may have questioned if he had the confidence or the personality to run his own business. However, there was always a ‘fire in his belly’ and a core motivation to do his own thing away from the corporate world, and more significantly he had a mission to change things. The […] Comments (Comments)

Globalisation: you’re standing in it
Posted on 27-Oct-2015 11:22Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Exports took off 150 years ago when steamships, railways and refrigeration took sheep meat, wheat, minerals and butter to the other side of the world. The telegraph, radio, aeroplanes and container shipping were all once innovative new technologies. They opened borders and stimulated international trade. Then the internet arrived. Optimists thought it would boost trade. […] Comments (Comments)

Michael Dell explains his US$67 billion EMC bet
Posted on 25-Oct-2015 18:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Re/code interviewed Michael Dell in Michael Dell Explains His $67 Billion Bet on EMC. He talks about his plan to pull off the biggest technology merger in history, one that will create a business with an annual turnover of US$80 billion. The story leads with the point I made last week: big technology mergers rarely succeed. […] Comments (Comments)

ITx 2016 will bring together 12 tech-related conferences under one roof
Posted on 23-Oct-2015 15:07Tags News, Computing

The 12 partner organisations and conferences include IITP, NZTech, NZRise, itSMFnz, CITRENZ, Health Informatics NZ, Test Professionals Network, Agile Day, InternetNZ, Project Management Institute, TUANZ and the NZ Open Source Society. Comments (Comments)

Fronde implements Google Search for Victoria University of Wellington
Posted on 23-Oct-2015 15:04Tags News, SaaS

Technology partner Fronde recommended Google Search Appliance (GSA) - an operating system which brings all of the Google search features to an organisation's digital records - to produce relevant results, rebuild trust and support the University's diverse user group. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and Dell extend the power of hybrid cloud with new offerings
Posted on 23-Oct-2015 14:53Tags News, SaaS

A new, Microsoft Azure-consistent, integrated system for hybrid cloud and extended program offerings will help more customers benefit from Azure and Dell to drive greater agility and increased time to value, whether they choose on-premises or public cloud solutions. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand start-up Suitebox hits sweet spot with Oracle Cloud Platform
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 20:05Tags News, SaaS

Suitebox, a New Zealand video software startup combining virtual meetings with document collaboration, is using Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure services as part of its plans to scale for global growth. Comments (Comments)

Software Defined Networking at Victoria University of Wellington
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 19:58Tags News, Computing

VUW offering multiple scholarships to students wanting to begin a full-time, research-focused Master's degree Comments (Comments)

Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to Stop Snoops, Smart Unlock to Make Life Simpler
Posted on 21-Oct-2015 19:49Tags News, Security

Bitdefender has upgraded its Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus by giving it the power to photograph snoops and thieves in the act and allowing you to more easily access your apps when on a trusted network. Comments (Comments)

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