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Firefox now or no choice later
Posted on 21-Aug-2014 08:41

Robert O’Callahan makes the case for not using Google’s Chrome browser in Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Wont Get A Choice. His argument is simple. He says: Google is bent on establishing platform domination unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even from late-1990s Microsoft. Google controls Android, which is winning; Chrome, which is winning; and key […]... Comments (Comments)


New Zealand’s Fastest ISPs 2014
Posted on 20-Aug-2014 16:27

PC Magazine asked me to write about New Zealand’s fastest ISPs as part of a series looking an online speeds in countries around the world. The story uses data collected by Ookla, the company behind speedtest.net and uses aggregated data collected by the online service. Ookla found New Zealand has an average download speed of 20.96 […]... Comments (Comments)

NZ Games Industry launches Business Startup Competition
Posted on 20-Aug-2014 12:25

The New Zealand Game Developers Association has launched a startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter. One promising games business will receive funding, software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support worth $25,000.... Comments (Comments)

Technology Showcase hits Wellington Friday, Christchurch Monday
Posted on 20-Aug-2014 10:49

Ingram Micro has an interesting pitch for its NZ Technology Showcase which reaches Wellington this Friday (August 22) and Christchurch on Monday (August 25). The company says: This is a fast track way for you and your colleagues to get an update from the key vendors in the local market.  It is arguably the most […]... Comments (Comments)

Smart cities — coming soon to a place near you
Posted on 19-Aug-2014 17:28

From a story I wrote for today’s New Zealand Herald: Smart cities are where digital technologies are used to create better places to live and work. Sensors, intelligent networks and applications combine to connect, monitor and analyse information in order to make the city work more efficiently. This can mean making transport run smoother; providing […]... Comments (Comments)

Paymark to take EFTPOS payment online
Posted on 19-Aug-2014 10:49

Paymark is set to launch EFTPOS online next year allowing those with a New Zealand bank account to purchase online without having to have a credit card.... Comments (Comments)



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Free: Smart Button for your Android device
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It was hardly 'hacking' was it?
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Shortening the DSL loop on a long driveway
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Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
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CGA. Is it fair?
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NZ Transport Agency: Snapchat
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Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
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Lightbox press event release
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Navman SmartGPS review
Posted on 7-Aug-2014 14:53

I had the Navman SmartGPS for a few weeks now for this review. Used it around the Wellingon region and have to say it's a very capable in-car navigation system with interesting features.... Comments (Comments)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Posted on 10-Jul-2014 13:37

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a beautiful device. There I said it. Some people around Geekzone will probably know I am not a big fan of Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones when it comes to design but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is an entirely different thing.... Comments (Comments)


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paulspain
This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. And we visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Development centre to see their latest tech and internal research and testing capabilities. ...
freitasm
I got the confirmation I will be attending the TechEd as a Microsoft guest (same as in previous years) with other media presence. In the meantime, I have just finished working on something with Intergen for their stand - you folks probably remember in previous years there were racing cars and the st...
paulspain
This episode - China's crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo's IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@pau...
paulspain
Paul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny Mobile, the selfie toaster, a police raid on Microsoft China and further insights with the LG's G3 hero phone. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (...
nakedmolerat
I have blogged in the past why I left Vodafone for Telecom. It was because of Vodafone poor coverage in Tauranga. I kept having constant dropped calls especially at my work place. I have since moved to a different work place and keen to be on Vodafone Red Share because of the extra 1GB deal. Oh, I a...
Grandstream GXV3275 IP Phone Review
Posted by ajobbins on 29-Jul-2014 09:00
ajobbins
The GXV3275 is the latest device from Grandstream Networks, a long time manufacturer of IP telephony solutions. It's fair to say the GXV3275 is worlds apart from some of the earlier IP phones from Grandstream (Does anyone remember the BT-101?), and quite possibly the best corded IP phone on the mark...
paulspain
Key topics this week include our hands on experience with LG's upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector's fibre network expansion, China's $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung Galaxy Tab S and its 4G LTE variant. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paul...
Debugging, old school
Posted by MrWestie on 25-Jul-2014 16:25
MrWestie
This user complained of intermittent crashes and failure to boot.Externally it looked ok.Not too much dust.After opening noticed little black streaks all over the place.Identified as cockrock feces.Sure enough I spotted some live ones chilling out on the ram.I wonder how manymore I will find toasted...
Average NZ broadband usage hits 41GB/month
Posted by sbiddle on 22-Jul-2014 09:50
sbiddle
Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the Commerce Commission last year announced plans to cut the price of regulated xDSL based broadband products in NZ. UBA (Unbundled Bitstream Access) is the base Chorus wholesale product that every ISP uses to deliver xDSL based broadband (ADSL...
paulspain
This week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire's Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland's Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom's battle for 4G supremacy and more on the LG G Watch. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) wit...


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Dish TV T1050 Hard drive replacement ?
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CGA. Is it fair?
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This made me laugh
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Sharing files and folders between home PCs?
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Lightbox press event release
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Connecting Fibre ONT to router through a patch panel
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Upgrading to Telecom (spark) Fibre - process?
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Bluetooth in-ear headphones
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Another One Plus One Invite 64GB - Who wants it !! [NZ Residents only]
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WTB : 32" TV in Hamilton
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Your Dream ISP
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Strange DNS problems on TC/VF cable
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LG 32LB5610 Full HD or HD Ready?
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Magic TV 3600 random rebooting after upgrading to 3.18
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i9506 4.4.2 severe software issues.
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Setting up new Router on Vodafone Fiber UFB
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Sony Mirrorless feedback please?
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WTB: Squeezebox Touch
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Nuvola NP-1 Review Coming Soon.....
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sky rant
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