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Switching off the copper network
Posted on 18-Dec-2014 13:07

Labour communications spokesperson Clare Curran wants a discussion on the switch-off date for New Zealand’s†copper phone network. Her call comes one year to the day after I first wrote about a copper network shutdown. I also wrote about ripping out copper in February 2014. A year ago†Ovumís Australia-based research director David Kennedy said: Tensions in […]... Comments (Comments)

Spark, Telstra and Vodafone confirm plan to construct new trans-Tasman telecommunications cable starting early 2015
Posted on 18-Dec-2014 11:16

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected as the cable laying contractor after a competitive tender process, and the TGA Cable is expected to be built and providing data traffic by mid-2016.... Comments (Comments)

News BlackBerry Classic brings back familiar QWERTY design
Posted on 18-Dec-2014 10:46

Company says new device responds to customer demand for a familiar design merged with the security of BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system.... Comments (Comments)

Spark joins Dunedin's Gigatown party
Posted on 16-Dec-2014 09:35

Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year.... Comments (Comments)

New Zealand broadband in 2014
Posted on 16-Dec-2014 09:32

Despite profits being elusive for the big players, New Zealandís broadband market looks in good shape. There are big, largely undifferentiated ISPs and small, focused niche players.... Comments (Comments)

Girls at Wellington East gear up for the future of IT
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 15:43

Connaire McKeefry, a Wellington East Girls' College Year 12 student, is challenging her own stereotype. She is a bright, young women predisposed to studying law or commerce, but after a life changing school trip this year, she is now focussed on a future in ICT.... Comments (Comments)

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Google Chromecast now available in New Zealand
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Philips Shaver Series 9000 review
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 14:47

Just a few weeks ago I saw a new discussion here on Geekzone with people discussing shavers so I took the opportunity to try a new Philips Series 9000.... Comments (Comments)

Google Chromecast review
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 13:47

It's here: the Google Chromecast streaming stick lands with loads of content already available for your lounge entertainment.... Comments (Comments)

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Topics this week include Kiwicon's tracking anklet hack, Skype Translator, Pirate Bay, Trans-Tasman undersea cable, Seagate's 8TB drives, coming to Auckland and Linus Torvalds to keynote, UFB complete in Oamaru, Callaghan Innovation. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspa...
I just came home and found a print copy of "Trackers - How technology is helping us monitor and improve our health", a book by Richard MacManus (Wellington-based technologist, founder of ReadWriteWeb and later an author since he sold the blog). The book will be available 1st January 2015, $29.99... ... is coming to Auckland
Posted by nate on 15-Dec-2014 23:43
For the first time ever, is being held in Auckland, from the 12th-16th of January 2015. is an international conference run by the community, for the community. It is one of the foremost technical Open Source conferences anywhere and is renowned as the most prestigious in...
'I went to jail for my cause. What did you do?'
Posted by gnfb on 12-Dec-2014 12:13
There is an embarrassing article on Wired this week by Peter Sunde a co founder of The Pirate BayI cannot speak for you but , for myself I am embarrassed to say that I fall pretty much in the take not give back category.Sure I sign all the stop destroying the internet petitions and rejoice when anot...
On the 28th of November I left Auckland for Guangzhou, China for a much-deserved (well I think at least) month-long holiday! I was flying China Southern Airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the seats looked pretty "dull" in colour and also had old in-flight entertainment screens. Therefore it was ref...
In this episode we discuss the Commerce Commission's ruling on Chorus wholesale copper prices and the impact on telcos and customers, a possible Google breakup, Gigatown Dunedin, Microsoft's Office Sway and beta access for New Zealand users, Orion's strong sharemarket launch, Sony's e-paper watch a...
Thank you folks! For the second year in a row Geekzone was a winner at the ESET NetGuide Web Awards 2014. Unfortunately I couldn't be in Auckland this year, but Nate represented us at the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel. Once again, thank you for your support and to the entire Geekzone community!
This week - the official arrival of Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with 'Traveller' Internet Balloon trial, Huawei's deal to refresh Spark's mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest customers through to 2030. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain...
This week we talk about Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat's SnapCash and PayPal arriving on the Pebble watch, HP's just announced Envy x2, HP Stream 11 (hands on), TransferCar and more feedback on using Gear S and Microsoft Band wearables. This NZ Tech ...
So picked this up yesterday after I had sold my 358 to a chap on here. $279 from Noel Lemmings. I still have my MY65T but tempted to keep it as you don't get much for them secondhand.So ran the CD that comes with it on my win 8 machine and it automatically found updates downloaded maps as well as Au...

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