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NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted on 24-Apr-2019 12:13

New Zealand and France announced today that the two nations will bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism, in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand....

Intel introduces the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
Posted on 24-Apr-2019 12:03

Intel launched its most powerful generation of Intel Core mobile processors ever: the new 9th Gen Intel Core mobile H-series processors, designed for gamers and creators who want to push their experience to the next level....

Spark partners with OPPO to bring new AX5s smartphone to New Zealand
Posted on 24-Apr-2019 09:54

New partnership sees immersive experiences without the price tag....

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted on 18-Apr-2019 10:19

If the internet is down, so is productivity. But with the introduction of a new fully-self-contained service from Orcon, small businesses can be practically assured of always-on connectivity....

Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted on 16-Apr-2019 07:58

With Rugby World Cup 2019 now just a few months away and interest in the event rising, Spark Sport announces its pricing for the tournament, kicking off with a super early bird offer and revealing what matches will be available free to air....

2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted on 15-Apr-2019 09:35

2degrees has launched a new Unlimited mobile plan that lets its customers hotspot or tether for free, and team up with family or friends to pay as little as $40 per month, per person....

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Geekzone Wellington real life meet up
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Temporary window insulation (for cable run from bedroom window to driveway in winter)
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Can anything be done about phone calls from "the technical department of spark"?
Created by LesF, last reply by nunz on 25-Apr-2019 23:29 (15 replies)

Harvey Norman stays true to word on CGA, in a bad way!
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by surfisup1000 on 24-Apr-2019 16:57 (14 replies)

New iPhone gives Geraldine man access to former user's life
Created by JaseNZ, last reply by dfnt on 25-Apr-2019 21:17 (12 replies)

Massive issue with Windows 7 in standard vga adaptor and AMD Radeon HD 7660G
Created by Mayhem, last reply by SpartanVXL on 24-Apr-2019 12:45 (24 replies)
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Sky BOX Integration
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Advice needed - Cheap fixed speed heatpumps
Created by timbosan, last reply by timbosan on 25-Apr-2019 21:02 (11 replies)

Epson ET-2710 review
Posted on 12-Apr-2019 17:25

For the last few years we have used a laser printer at home. Over those years I have tested a few inkjet printers but couldn't really say I was ever happy enough with results to change devices. I was also unhappy with photo printing results on older printers. This changed when I tried the Epson ET-2710....

Huawei P30 Pro review
Posted on 10-Apr-2019 15:17

In just a couple of days the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro series will be available in New Zealand. There is a great number of special deals to be had from telcos and retail stores - and if you are in the market for the best camera performance and phone design you shouldn't ignore these devices....

Anki Vector review
Posted on 21-Mar-2019 19:57

The Anki Vector is a little companion robot that can entertain you and give you a glimpse into the world of robotics....

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review
Posted on 15-Mar-2019 00:24

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are an excellent pair of noise cancelling headphones featuring great sound quality....

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Blogs -been so long
Posted by psychrn on 6-Apr-2019 21:03
My goodness me my last blog update was in 2013 !!!! BTW im a 62 yr old tech freak as my work colleagues would tell you. Still working as a Mental Health Nurse in a large Metropolitan facility. I have been through several tech phases over the years. Been a member of Geekzone since 2005. Had early ...
I didn't realise it has been so long since I blogged here. Thanks for turning it on again Mauricio. HERE has just released a new set of Real Time Traffic API's which I think offers a great opportunity for the many developers who work in Fleet Management, Transport, Distribution and other location b...
We've been needing to provide guest internet access via our campus wireless network ever since we implemented it. People who visit just expect us to provide it. We first tried to use the guest functionality that comes with Ruckus, but it's a bit clunky, and then we tried using Linewize's built-in ...
Paradox IP150 and Home Automation
Posted by davidcole on 6-Mar-2019 21:57
Below is a bit of a primer for connecting to a Paradox SP6000 via the IP150 module for the purposes of controlling via home automation software. Hardware: Spectra SP6000, IP150 Module with firmware < v3 - Firmware 1.x Works best due to changes that Paradox have implemented forcing users to th...
Sailpoint IdentityIQ IIQ allows you create "encrypted" passwords so then you store those encrypted passwords in config files such as the database credentials that are stored within the file. dataSource.username=identityiqdataSource.password=1:iCAlakm5CVUe7+Q6hVJIBA== There are...
Useful SNMP OIDs for Home Automation
Posted by BarTender on 14-Jan-2019 17:37
I've been playing with Home Assistant and using a few devices around my home network so thought it would be useful to document some of the useful SNMP OIDs I have found: Switches: Device SNMP OID On Value Off Value Notes APC 7920 PDU . 1 2 Incre...
Boxing Day is one of the biggest retail shopping days of the year in New Zealand. After a day of overeating on Christmas Day, New Zealanders rush out in their droves to the malls enduring traffic chaos and crowds all in the hope of picking up a bargain. Big retailers advertise their "huge" Boxing Da...

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Five cars that won't last 100000 miles (The Gospel according to Saint Scotty)
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Who gets their garage doors serviced every two years?
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prepay deactivated by mistake
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I don't want to hear another complaint about Chorus DSL after experiencing NBN.
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Star Trek: Discovery
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EV (electric vehicle) general news
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Diagnose dead graphics card on laptop
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0900 phone scam
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Can anything be done about phone calls from "the technical department of spark"?
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Uber in Palmerston North?
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Your password strength
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[WANTED] NAS enclosure 4 bay
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Dishwasher Recommendation
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Best Dedicated Server and Web host New Zealand
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Veon 65 inch 4k TV
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FS: HPE T750 G5 UPS (Wellington-Tawa)
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480i & 576i output to 1080p or 4k TV's
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FS: Raspberry Pi clean out
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FS: iPad 2, 32GB, 10W power supply and charging cable. WiFi only
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Sold: Q Acoustics BT3 Active Speakers (Gloss Red)
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