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Video Ezy Launches On-demand Rental Platform
Posted on 2-Sep-2014 01:00

New Zealand's largest franchised DVD rental chain today announced the launch of VideoEzyOnDemand.co.nz establishing Video Ezy as New Zealand's only rental group to have its own online Video On Demand rental platform.... Comments (Comments)


Byword: A Mac writing tool focusing on words
Posted on 1-Sep-2014 14:54

Byword is the ideal Mac writing tool if you just want to focus on words. There are versions for OS X (US$12.99 in the Mac app store) and iOS (US$4.99 in the iTunes app store). This review looks at the Mac version. The key to Byword and the reason I say it is ideal for [Ö]... Comments (Comments)

Addressing high growth companiesí skills gap
Posted on 31-Aug-2014 16:51

This week I chaired an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. Itís part of Massey Universityís ecentre cloud series. Hereís how the discussion played out on Twitter. The link is to Storify which apparently canít be embedded in WordPress.† Addressing high growth companiesí skills gap.Filed under: Work Tagged: careers... Comments (Comments)

Journalism is doing just fine, thanks ó itís mass-media business models that are ailing
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 19:47

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Is the internet destroying journalism? In a piece at Salon, writer Andrew Leonard argues that it is — primarily because “the economics of news gathering in the Internet age suck,” as he puts it. And it’s easy to see why someone would be drawn to that point of view, given the…... Comments (Comments)

Server sales tick up, more to come
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 17:05

Server revenues climbed 2.5 percent in the past year according to IDCís quarterly worldwide server tracker. In the second quarter of 2014 sales totalled US$12.6 billion. Unit shipments grew 1.2 percent to 2.2 million. The standout segment was mid-range systems which saw 11.5 percent growth. IDC puts the surge down to technology refresh cycles. Volume […]... Comments (Comments)

Apple, Microsoft ó two tablet visions
Posted on 30-Aug-2014 14:58

When Steve Jobs took the wraps off Apple’s first iPad, he showed an entirely new class of device. The iPad was neither a new type of PC nor was it just a giant smartphone. It opened new territory. Apple sold the original iPad as a personal digital media consumption device. It stuck with that approach […]... Comments (Comments)



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Orcon Global Mode launched
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Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 review
Posted on 25-Aug-2014 13:53

Logitech's wireless keyboard K830 is a perfect companion for your entertainment centre.... Comments (Comments)

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)


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paulspain
We discuss Network for Learning, Uber's arrival in Wellington, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet, Video Ezy's jump into Video on Demand, the rise of the server and we look forward to IFA Berlin (for Samsung Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3) and Apple's upcoming launch. And we feature a taste of our new audio in...
FTC Robots - Saturday 30 August
Posted by hairy1 on 29-Aug-2014 09:24
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I have blogged before about the FIRST family of robotics program for students.The New Zealand Annual FTC competition is being held on Saturday at ACG Strathallan. The finals happen between 1 pm and 3 pm although the competition will be running all day. Entry is free so come along and see some cool r...
sbiddle
I've stayed at a few different hotels near San Francisco airport in recent years, but I'd never stayed at the Hilton. As I have Gold Status with hhonors, Hilton's loyalty program, I thought I'd check it out. The hotel is located only a few miles from San Francisco airport and has plenty of parking b...
sbiddle
The people over at Jetstar posted a graph on their Twitter account his morning. Clearly the intention was to show that they're better than Air New Zealand when it comes to on-time performance. I'm not quite sure if it really does show that. It's no secret that Air New Zealand have had terrible on-...
Flight Review NZ7
Posted by sbiddle on 27-Aug-2014 08:52
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Anybody out there who loves planes knows that the 747 has truly earned the title of Queen of the skies. The plane that revolutionised long haul travel has been a mainstay of global airline fleets for over three decades, but with increasing fuel costs it's becoming increasingly less common at airport...
paulspain
This week Paul Spain and Nate Dunn discuss Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd New Zealand, Orcon's new 'global mode', Sky TV's $165m profit, USB 3.1 and its new reversible cable, China's new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Spark's Lightbox plus the anticipated Wind...
nate
Back in 2012, in my never-ending quest to geek up Tuihana Cafe, I threw together a Windows based app that takes SMS messages and prints them out on our kitchen receipt printer (read about it here). It allows our customers to make an order on their way to the cafe, without having to stand around and...
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...


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