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NZ Tech Podcast 232: Dot Kiwi, Google IO, Cortana for iOS and Android, Amazon Echo
Posted on 8-Jun-2015 13:52Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi’s wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced and we talk with ‘Alexa’ (Amazon Echo). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Angus Richardson (Dot Kiwi). […] Comments (Comments)

P8 phone highlights Huawei ambition
Posted on 7-Jun-2015 14:07Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Phone makers are not modest by nature. Their product launches are often a mix of razzamatazz, extravagant claims and a laundry list of features. Huawei’s P8 phone launch in Singapore on Wednesday had razzamatazz[1]. There was a long feature list. The Huawei P8 includes most things you’d expect to see in a 2015 flagship phone. […] Comments (Comments)

Unisys wins contract to provide IT services supporting government agencies in New South Wales
Posted on 6-Jun-2015 12:00Tags News, Computing

Unisys to help NSW Government move to an on-demand, consumption-based model for providing consistent IT services to agencies supporting citizens across the State. Comments (Comments)

Symantec announces extensive new cloud offering
Posted on 6-Jun-2015 11:56Tags News, SaaS

Symantec DLP 14 provides CIOs with more visibility and control over company data. Comments (Comments)

Canon launches search for New Zealand's best environmental projects
Posted on 5-Jun-2015 11:07Tags News, Web media

Canon New Zealand announces today that its 2015 environmental grants programme is open and calls for not-for-profit organisations and schools championing environmental initiatives to apply. Comments (Comments)

Xero engine pulling NZ tech train
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 16:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Last month Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce issued a report on the state of New Zealand’s technology sector. It says the sector is “strong” and “fast growing”. In other words, the NZ tech express is leaving the station. What the report didn’t say is that the engine pulling that train is a single company: Xero. […] Comments (Comments)

Hortonworks Expands Australian Office
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 15:40Tags News, Computing

Expansion includes sales, marketing and regional support centre to meet fast-growing demand. Comments (Comments)

Digital content for preschooler Hopster arrives in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 11:10Tags News, Web media

With its unique mix of high quality kids shows and fun educational games in an easy-to-use, ad-free interface, Hopster removes the trade-off between peace and peace of mind when it comes to "screen time". Comments (Comments)

Television vs. Streaming - How Are Kiwis Watching?
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 11:04Tags News, Web media

Global data provides insight to future of New Zealand television according to Quickflix. Comments (Comments)

Enterprise security now at a small office price with new Cyberoam CR10wiNG wireless security appliances
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 11:02Tags News, Security

Cyberoam, through its New Zealand distributor SnapperNet, has launched CR10wiNG, the "fastest and most affordable UTM appliance" with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities for the SOHO/ROBO markets. Comments (Comments)

An umbrella you can't lose: Blunt + Tile
Posted on 4-Jun-2015 10:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The team at New Zealand’s BLUNT Umbrellas teamed up with Silicon Valley's Tile to create the Blunt + Tile umbrella – an umbrella that can be tracked when misplaced. Comments (Comments)

Lenovo enters New Zealand retail with consumer range
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 13:24Tags News, Computing

New retail presence in Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Noel Leeming this month to include Premium YOGA & Innovation range. Comments (Comments)

Kathmandu moves operations to Amazon Web Services cloud
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 11:54Tags News, SaaS

Move to the AWS Cloud enhances innovation and online customer experience. Comments (Comments)

Epson launches new EcoTank printers with up to two years of ink included
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 11:21Tags News, Computing

These new generation printers now have additional features, better functionality and as with all EcoTank printers, up to two years worth of ink included straight out of the box.
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Spark confirms move into smart home security
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 11:18Tags News, Security

Spark Zealand has confirmed it will begin offering smart home security services later this year, with the beta launch of a new product this week. Called Morepork, the product allows customers to control and monitor their homes remotely from their smartphones. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand-based Constant Vigil develops battery backup to safeguard against fibre outages
Posted on 3-Jun-2015 11:14Tags News, Broadband

Over 618,000 homes, business and schools can now connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) but as more people rely on UFB, they are turning to battery back-up devices. Comments (Comments)

Spark New Zealand to launch fast rural wireless broadband
Posted on 2-Jun-2015 11:10Tags News, Broadband

Thousands of New Zealanders living throughout heartland New Zealand will soon have access to a faster and more affordable internet service as Spark New Zealand announces it has begun nationwide trials of a new wireless broadband product. Comments (Comments)

Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on 29th July
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:16Tags News, Computing

Users will be able to get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on new Windows 10 devices. People can now reserve their free upgrade if they choose. Comments (Comments)

SanDisk unveils its first external SSD models
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:12Tags News, Computing

SanDisk Corporation has entered the portable SSD market with a family of high-performance drives, including the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs, the fastest line of Type C-based portable SSDs; and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives. Comments (Comments)

SanDisk expand USB 3.0 flash drive lineup with new high capacity models
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:04Tags News, Computing

SanDisk Corporation has launched two new USB 3.0 flash drives – the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB flash drive to-date. Comments (Comments)

Increasing use of mobile data and video services to drive triple of IP traffic according to Cisco Visual Network Index
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:28Tags News, Computing

IP Video to represent 80 percent of global IP traffic by 2019 with more than two-thirds of global IP traffic originating from mobile connections and WiFi by 2019. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand consumers unaware of threats to their security through their mobile devices
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:24Tags News, Security

New research from Trend Micro reveals people aren't always aware of the security concerns around browser settings, social media, Wi-Fi hotspots and free software. Comments (Comments)

Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment announce Ice Age Avalanche for smartphones and tablets
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:23Tags News, Gaming

New Zealand-based game publisher Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment have released Ice Age Avalanche, an innovative game featuring the sub-zero heroes from the Ice Age motion picture franchise in a new adventure. Comments (Comments)

Compass Communications pioneers EcoCooling in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:14Tags News, Computing

EcoCooling is up to 90% more efficient than traditional air conditioning systems, reducing power consumption and delivering a more environmentally friendly facility. It does that using nothing but air and water and has no moving parts. Comments (Comments)

Veeam Announces New Veeam Availability Suite v9 and EMC VNX Snapshot Integration
Posted on 29-May-2015 20:18Tags News, Computing

Veeam delivers availability for the modern data center through integration with EMC VNX and VNXe Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays in the new Veeam Availability Suite v9. Comments (Comments)


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