Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Apple iPhone 5S Case
Posted on 10-Aug-2014 07:31Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple’s iPhone 5S is a beautiful device. It looks and works best naked. When I carry the phone in my pocket it is so small and light I often forget it is there. The phone isn’t fragile, it can take everyday knocks and bumps in its stride. But there are limits. The iPhone 5S is […] Comments (Comments)

Crunch time for lost Microsoft Surface
Posted on 9-Aug-2014 14:54Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

As Microsoft prepares to launch the Surface Pro 3 in New Zealand, overseas news services report the company may pull the plug on its tablet. Gregg Keizer at Computerworld says Microsoft’s Surface has lost money every quarter since first appearing in 2012. To date, the total loss is close to US$2 billion. Keizer quotes Jackdaw Research analyst Jan […] Comments (Comments)

Unraveling the Turla cyber-espionage campaign
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 12:49Tags News, Security

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab announced the discovery of a precursor to the Turla APT campaign called Epic. The attacks are known to use a cocktail of zero-days and off-the-shelf exploits against previously unknown and patched vulnerabilities to compromise victims. Comments (Comments)

Can’t start a fire without a Spark
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 10:47Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Today Telecom NZ becomes Spark New Zealand. It’s a big change for the company. I worked with Peter Kerr of Stick on a feature series about the name change at Scoop: Igniting the Spark – Why Telecom Wanted To Change. Spark sponsored the story and gave us access to executives, but didn’t interfere with the editorial. As […] Comments (Comments)

Spark New Zealand launches new crowdfunding initiative
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 10:47Tags News, Web media

Spark New Zealand and the Spark Foundation have today announced the launch of a flagship new crowdfunding initiative that will help further the dreams of New Zealanders aspiring to do great things. Comments (Comments)

Telecom New Zealand rebranding as Spark New Zealand today
Posted on 8-Aug-2014 07:52Tags News, Broadband

The company that for the past 27 years New Zealanders have known as Telecom has today changed its name to Spark New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 930 first NZ look
Posted on 7-Aug-2014 09:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Although it says Nokia Lumia 930 on the box, the brand is under new ownership. Strictly speaking the Lumia 930 is Microsoft’s first flagship phone. It is a good start. The Lumia 930 — NZ$999 at Vodafone — is a solid contender. It needs to be. Microsoft faces an uphill struggle wooing phone users away from […] Comments (Comments)

NZ broadband zooming past Australia
Posted on 6-Aug-2014 14:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Australia may be a bigger, better paid and more powerful nation than New Zealand. Yet there are areas where we are way out in front. Recently I’ve worked on a project reporting the state of broadband around the world. Without giving my client’s story away — I’ll share it when the feature is published — […] Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast: UFB takes off, Lightbox and Nokia Lumia 930
Posted on 6-Aug-2014 08:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

I’m back on the NZ Tech Podcast with Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Mike McMahon of Lightbox. We discussed the Telecom’s new Lightbox Video on Demand service, try the Nokia Lumia 930, discuss the increasing uptake of UFB,  Media Tech Pacific Conference, Imagine Cup and the Spark launch. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 191 directly Subscribe and listen via […] Comments (Comments)

UFB rolled out to half a million households, schools, businesses
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 18:16Tags News, Broadband

More than half a million households, businesses, schools and health centres are now able to connect to the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband network, which continues to rollout ahead of schedule. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data helps Education New Zealand take to the cloud
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 14:26Tags News, SaaS

ICT and solutions provider Dimension Data New Zealand has partnered with Education New Zealand to improve its technology capabilities allowing it to better market New Zealand education internationally. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand announces $1 million grant for High Tech Youth Network
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 14:25Tags News, Computing

Prime Minister joins One Tree Hill College students to break ground for new IT training Academy. Comments (Comments)

Mega Limited Announces new CEO
Posted on 4-Aug-2014 20:05Tags News, Web media

The directors of Mega Ltd, an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage company, have announced the appointment of Graham Gaylard as CEO to lead the company through its next global growth phase. Comments (Comments)

"This Little Card" launches unique social experiment
Posted on 4-Aug-2014 08:00Tags News, Web media

Objective is to find out how much attention people pay to the things around them and their reaction to such things. Comments (Comments)

Australian team wins overall Microsoft Worldwide Imagine Cup 2014
Posted on 2-Aug-2014 12:09Tags News, Computing

New Zealand team Estimeet wins the Innovation Category with a location project. Comments (Comments)

New Nokia Lumia 930 to be available through Vodafone New Zealand
Posted on 1-Aug-2014 09:03Tags News, Windows Phone

Microsoft Devices announced its new flagship device, the Lumia 930 will arrive in New Zealand this month, available exclusively through Vodafone New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Lightbox spotlights new online TV service
Posted on 31-Jul-2014 18:09Tags News, Web media

New content revealed and beta launch announced for Spark's upcoming TV service. Comments (Comments)

Instagram unleashes Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa first
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 14:39Tags News, Social media

Bolt is a one-to-one visual messaging app for iOS and Android that lets you capture and send photos and videos to friends with just one tap. Comments (Comments)

Survey reveals critical infrastructure providers in New Zealand and Australia have been breached
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 11:47Tags News, Security

A Unisys survey shows utility, oil and gas, energy and manufacturing organisations cite accidents and negligence as the most common reason for data breaches in last year. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government launches all-of-government updated website
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 11:13Tags News, Web media

New Zealanders will now have easier, simpler access to government services with the launch of an updated cross-government website, as announced by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne. Comments (Comments)

New video app Veeemotion pilot starts in New Zealand
Posted on 29-Jul-2014 20:19Tags News, Social media

The app is being touted as the "video-Instagram" and include powerful social networking and video capture/edit functions. Comments (Comments)

Rocket Lab wants to change the space industry
Posted on 29-Jul-2014 20:14Tags News, Computing

Aerospace company Rocket Lab is developing a world-first launch vehicle to deliver satellites into orbit cheaper and faster than ever before. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand company reports software errors - one billion of them
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 17:40Tags News, SaaS

Raygun, a popular error reporting service for web and mobile developers, smashed through one billion errors processed on behalf of their customer base. Comments (Comments)

Xero and Warehouse Stationery join forces
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 17:06Tags News, SaaS

Xero's vision to connect small business to big business is now a reality with Warehouse Stationery today announced as the next major New Zealand corporate to integrate with Xero. Comments (Comments)

IBM expands High Performance Computing capabilities in the cloud
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 16:52Tags News, SaaS

IBM is making high performance computing (HPC), as part of technical computing, more accessible through the cloud for clients grappling with big data and other computationally intensive activities. Comments (Comments)


Prev1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ... | 365Next