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Agility, knowledge economy key for Auckland as an emerging global city
Posted on 21-Oct-2016 16:20

James Rosenwax says Auckland should focus on agility and the knowledge economy as it continues to emerge as a dynamic global city. Rosenwax leads Aecom’s Australia and New Zealand cities practice. He recently authored a report on using innovation to transform Australian cities. He says Auckland is already on the radar for many of the […]... Comments (Comments)

700MHz build boosts Spark, Vodafone mobile footprint
Posted on 21-Oct-2016 13:01

Spark and Vodafone have built more rural cell towers than they were required to do under the terms of the 2014 auction for 700 MHz spectrum. In the past two years the carriers have added a total of 34 new cell towers. All of them in rural areas. Together they expanded the coverage by 3825 […]... Comments (Comments)

Vodafone gigabit FibreX promises faster installs, lower costs
Posted on 21-Oct-2016 09:32

Vodafone is using the promise of a three-day install and lower gigabit prices as a lure to its FibreX network. FibreX is the new name for the Vodafone HFC (hybrid-fibre coaxial) network that services parts of Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and Christchurch. A naked unlimited data gigabit plan costs $110 a month on FibreX. That […]... Comments (Comments)

New WiFi enabled doorbell to be available in retail
Posted on 19-Oct-2016 08:00

New Zealanders are about to experience a new level of safety and a sense of community with the launch of the latest technology in home security - the Ring Video Doorbell.... Comments (Comments)

Review: Sony Xperia XZ, Android contender
Posted on 18-Oct-2016 12:36

A solid high-end Android phone with an excellent camera and great sound.  Sony Xperia XZ at a glance For: great camera high-definition audio water resistance clean software Against: generic design no fingerprint scanner Maybe: chunky performance Verdict: Solid Android contender, gets important things right Price: NZ$1100 Website: Sony Xperia XZ While Sony’s Xperia XZ is late […]... Comments (Comments)

New player wants to shake things up in the recruitment game
Posted on 17-Oct-2016 19:59

PreviewMe is on a mission to take on the recruitment industry with its video platform. The start-up is working with a wide range of businesses and candidates and encouraging them to think differently about how jobs are promoted and applied for.... Comments (Comments)

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Labour weekend plans?
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Gigabit cable now available
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Kiwibank Platinum by fees not by service?
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Sony XZ Owners discussion
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screwing a gate post into concrete
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Who is this women? She is possibly the most famous women on the internet and nobody knows who she is.
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Insane Noel Leeming pricing - $400 Micro SD card
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Is windows 10 anniversary update causing you problems
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Garmin vivomove review
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 18:57

The Garmin vivomove is a good looking activity tracker that resembles an analog watch. It is closer to a sport watch but the ability to swap wriststraps makes it easy to adapt to different social situations.... Comments (Comments)

Meizu M3 Note review
Posted on 21-Aug-2016 17:06

I have received a Meizu M3 Note smartphone from PB Tech for review and it's fair to say it's a very impressive device - for the middle-tier price range and superb service by PB Tech (more on this later) this is an excellent choice for our market.... Comments (Comments)

Philips Hue review
Posted on 14-Aug-2016 20:26

Philips has released an updated Hue platform with a new Hue Bridge, the little smart box that connects up to 50 Hue lights and lamps to the bigger network out there.... Comments (Comments)

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Sky OnDemand - Whats new in October in Movies
Posted by ockel on 14-Oct-2016 16:09
Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. SkyOnDemand now has 334 movies available for Movie subscribers 24 movies available for Basic subscribers (at no additional charge) plus 18 movies for Rialto subscribers OnDemand movies totaling almost...
How one database query can fix HOP cards
Posted by nate on 13-Oct-2016 11:33
From Stuff this morning: Auckland train commuters were over-charged due to a fault with HOP card machines, but Auckland Transport says it won't issue refunds unless passengers complain. Commuters at Takanini train station on Wednesday found both tag-on machines on the platform were out of order. Ev...
Last week I flew down to Christchurch for a much-deserved holiday, and thanks to Air New Zealand I was also able to relax in their Auckland domestic lounge before my one hour and 20 minute flight down South. Upon passing security and heading towards the arrows pointing to the Lounge on the billboa...
Every month I'll try to document the additions (and deletions) from its ondemand library. The evidence of HD (720p!) content is "sparse" and there is still no tagging or categorisation of HD content. SkyOnDemand now has 362 box sets for all Basic subscribers (at no additional cost) 44 additio...
Samsung Galaxy Explodafone (Note 7)
Posted by chris021 on 30-Sep-2016 12:17
I was early to board the Note 7 train and have to say it is still the best smart phone on the market. All the hype and reviews are right. Samsung have taken a while to get the Note line back to where it should be and they sure have done so with the Note 7. Build quality, premium materials, IP68, exp...
Smartphone batteries have been in the news recently, in case you haven't been keeping up. On this mornings Jetstar flight the attendant took extra care to call out that Galaxy Note7 users would have to keep their device off - personally if I had one of these mobiles I would be utterly livid. Just no...
Neon & SkyOnDemand - HD by stealth ?
Posted by ockel on 16-Sep-2016 13:19
There have be sporadic reports that some content on Neon is streaming in HD. Investigation into recent content additions on SkyOnDemand reveals a quality improvement may be happening it does not appear to be HD as the purists would define it. Confounding the issue is the absence of any announcemen...

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Helicopter Help
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MMS & Windows 10 Mobile
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Python script for calculating NZ public holidays
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Bye Bye Sky - NZ Streaming Boxes
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Thinking of jumping ship from 2degrees UFB to Spark UFB ...
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Light Bulb Question
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weird "reverse QOS" happening on 2deg VDSL?
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Labour weekend plans?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by sleemanj on 21-Oct-2016 23:37 (22 replies)
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Sony XZ Owners discussion
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 21-Oct-2016 23:06 (66 replies)
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Kiwibank Platinum by fees not by service?
Created by joker97, last reply by richms on 21-Oct-2016 23:06 (19 replies)
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Sky outbid for EPL rights (Premier League Pass discussion)
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Incomprehensible Acer stupidity
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Whats something small that really annoys you?
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Why is billbennett considered news not a blog
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Rural Broadband, and multiple phone handsets
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fiber outages
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The Google Pixel Thread
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can't open Facebook
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Issues with Dave
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Intermittent failures on fibre, possibly weather related
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