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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)

Telemarketing company fined almost $170K for misleading claims
Posted on 15-Aug-2014 15:03

Telemarketing company Power Marketing Limited has been fined $168,750 after pleading guilty in the Auckland District Court today to 23 charges under the Fair Trading Act. The charges related to misrepresentations the company made during telemarketing calls on behalf of telecommunications company Slingshot.... Comments (Comments)



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CGA. Is it fair?
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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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NZ Transport Agency: Snapchat
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Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
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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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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...
Avoid the Web Design Lock in
Posted by cyberhub on 14-Jul-2014 16:58
cyberhub
If I was to ask you who owns your website, your initial reaction to that question may be 'Well I do, I paid a design company thousands of dollars for it'. This is the answer that most people may give but there are a lot of web design companies that are using proprietary systems to make websites whic...


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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announcement, Discussion & Owners Thread
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Wetback - Radiators - Gas Instant - Heating System DIY
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My Telecom modem and Voip - I really need help please
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my experiences with slingshot.
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Best VPN with NZ servers
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Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2014
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This made me laugh
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HTC Desire 816 locked to Chinese app store
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House building and your thoughts
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Magic TV 3600 random rebooting after upgrading to 3.18
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Your Dream ISP
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Nvidia Shield Owners and Discussion Thread (Shield Portable and Tablet)
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2 modems on Spark VDSL
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Skipping the ONT
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Netcomm NF4V dropping link?
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LG G3 - Anyone Interested In This Phone?
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P.T. for the Playstation 4
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