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Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted on 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Since taking over as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has remade the company. What was a PC giant is now a cloud and enterprise computing giant. And that has implications for Windows. Microsoft’s latest financials underline the change. In the three months to December 2017 the company’s revenue was almost US$29 billion. Of that, what Microsoft […]Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus...

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted on 11-Mar-2018 12:25

Every recent high-end phone launch has focused, sorry about that, on the device’s camera. Likewise, phone promotion or marketing always pushes cameras to the fore. Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 in Auckland last month. The company invited journalists to an open plan restaurant. There, Samsung invited journalists to photograph the chef preparing food. The menu […]Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras...

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted on 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Statistics Minister James Shaw says ensuring government-held data is used to help achieve better outcomes for New Zealanders is a key reason why the Government is officially adopting the international Open Data Charter....

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted on 2-Mar-2018 11:48

IDC says New Zealand phone shipments dropped 14.5 percent in unit terms during 2017. This is the first year-on-year decline reported in this country. A total of 1.60 million phones shipped in 2017 compared with 1.87 million in 2016. A phone shipment is not the same as a sale. Shipments count the number of phones […]Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow...

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted on 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Oppo released the R11s, a low-cost Android phone about three months after Apple’s iPhone X emerged. On the surface, the R11s resembles the iPhone X., so that’s quite an achievement. There’s no question what inspired Oppo’s engineers. The R11s has a similar physical design and a software overlay that makes Android look like Apple’s iOS. […]Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price...

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted on 26-Feb-2018 07:00

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s most advanced camera ever, redesigned with a new dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-Mo video capabilities and personalised AR Emoji....

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Death of Stephen Hawking
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Why aren't all 6V adapters the same?
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Super weird when we connect the Apple iPad to our LAN
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Edgerouter 4 Review
Posted on 16-Mar-2018 10:22

The Edgerouter 4 is an enterprise grade router with insane performance at a consumer friendly price....

Cambium e600 Review
Posted on 10-Mar-2018 21:22

The e600 is a great enterprise-grade access point with a price that won't break the bank....

Samsung T5 Portable SSD review
Posted on 9-Mar-2018 12:50

External drives are very common - mostly people won't put much into deciding what to buy. I myself have repurposed 2.5" SSD by using an external adapter case. But reviewing the Samsung T5 Portable SSD made me realise some of the missing features....

OPPO R11s review
Posted on 5-Mar-2018 08:18

OPPO has been know for a while as a consumer electronics brand mainly in the home theatre segment but recently has been flexing its muscles in the smartphone market....

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Bogon Filtering using Regex
Posted by BarTender on 24-Jan-2018 13:16
I had to filter the Bogon (RFC1918 + CGNAT (RFC6598) + Loopback (RFC990) + Link Local (RFC3927)) from within a proxy server I was setting up. RFC5735 covers a lot of the non-routeable addresses all in a single RFC with the exception of CGNAT. I used this page as a start and tweaked it to my own requ...
An open letter to Samsung about my S7 Edge
Posted by chris021 on 20-Jan-2018 09:51
Dear Samsung, Let me please preface this with the statement, I am a bit of a fan of your equipment. Currently I own the following mobile devices: Samsung J1 Samsung J2 Samsung S7 Edge Samsung S8 Plus Samsung Note 8 Samsung Tab S3 LTE Samsung Gear S3 Frontier A few weeks ago, my S7 Edge which ...
London, 8 January 2018 - UK-based smart home technology company nCube is today pleased to announce the launch of its modular smart home hub platform as well as a new range of branded smart home devices at CES 2018. The new modular design comprises of the new and improved nCube Base, the nCube Secu...
LAS VEGAS, January 9th, 2018 - Tractive announces two brand-new GPS tracking devices for cats and dogs at CES to strengthen their lead in the pet tech market. Europe's leading GPS pet tracking company, Tractive, has announced a pair of exciting new devices today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CE...
Crucial launches next gen MX500 SSD
Posted by CES2018 on 11-Jan-2018 04:39
CES, LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 10, 2018 - Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, has launched the Crucial® MX500 SSD. The new drive features second generation Micron® 3D NAND technology and is 45 times more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.4 Available in capaciti...
Sony CES announcements
Posted by CES2018 on 10-Jan-2018 21:11
Sony have announced a number of new products at CES this year. I had the opportunity to look around their stand at their press conference and check out many of their new products as well as some very cool new pre release Xperia headphones. In the TV space Sony have announced new OLED and LCD mode...
LG announce new 2018 TVs
Posted by CES2018 on 9-Jan-2018 10:06
LG have today announced their new 2018 range of OLED and LCD TVs. Rather than any major advancements with their OLED panels (it's hard to improve on something that's already amazing!) LG have this year focussed on improvements to picture quality with their new Alpha9 processor to improve post pr...

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Show us your Comms Cupboard
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Fixing heat problems in the NooElec SDRs
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Saturday night Geekzone challenge, GREAT PRIZE!
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The future of Windows in personal markets
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The use of IMSI catchers in New Zealand
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Controversial experience with migrating to bigpipe
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2 Degrees Broadband, ipv6 and UniFi Security Gateway
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Good news for Freeview and SKY
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Why aren't all 6V adapters the same?
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Wireless networking with Orcon NF4V router and ADSL connection.
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Spark Insurance - how long for claim?
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Automatic coffee machines
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Hawaiki cable lets discuss it
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How do I remove this phone socket/plate from the wall?
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