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New Ring Stick Up Cams available in New Zealand
Posted on 23-Jan-2019 20:54

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery feature motion detection, 1080p full HD resolution, night vision, two-way talk, a siren, and a wide viewing angle....

Wacom release new Cintiq 16
Posted on 23-Jan-2019 20:47

New entry-level class of creative pen display brings with an optimised feature set for a growing group of young art and design students....

ASB introduces Apple Pay
Posted on 23-Jan-2019 09:17

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch. ...

Fujifilm FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 sets new benchmark for telephoto lens
Posted on 22-Jan-2019 09:36

Taking attention to detail and precision to a new level, FUJIFILM releases a first in its telephoto lens technology with this new addition to its highly recognised GF lens range....

Epson New Zealand goes big on EcoTank
Posted on 22-Jan-2019 09:30

The new 2019 EcoTank models feature a new, compact design and integrated front-facing ink tanks to make using them even easier....

Toshiba announces 16 TB MG08 Series hard disk drives
Posted on 10-Jan-2019 09:42

With 33% more capacity than today’s widely adopted 12TB drives, and 14% more capacity than prior 14TB models, MG08 16TB drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems, and adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud and traditional datacenter environments....



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New wave of streaming services coming
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Smoke alarm dilemma
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School costs
Created by xpd, last reply by jonathan18 on 22-Jan-2019 09:50 (53 replies)
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Getting a mortgage with over 50% deposit headache (but Approved by BNZ!)
Created by Linux, last reply by chimera on 22-Jan-2019 15:31 (253 replies)
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Constant issues with iPhone software. Any others?
Created by Coil, last reply by MadEngineer on 23-Jan-2019 18:35 (45 replies)
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SodaStream?
Created by MurrayM, last reply by geoffwnz on 23-Jan-2019 15:28 (42 replies)
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RBI Performance down from 70Mbps to 30Mbps.....why?
Created by MT1001, last reply by coffeebaron on 22-Jan-2019 15:02 (40 replies)
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Kids on planes
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by amiga500 on 23-Jan-2019 18:17 (38 replies)
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BenQ EX3501R review
Posted on 10-Jan-2019 17:33

The BenQ EX3501R provides you with enough desktop space to comfortably have side-by-side Windows applications that in effect works as if you a couple of smaller monitors working together....

Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan review
Posted on 9-Jan-2019 12:13

The Dyson Pure Cool is an air purifier, fan and IoT "appliance" all packed in one sleek looking unit....

D-Link COVR-2202 review
Posted on 20-Dec-2018 17:10

Another take on a mesh networking product mostly done right!...

Crucial P1 CT1000P1SSD8 SSD review
Posted on 20-Dec-2018 11:01

A few years back the easiest way to improve performance on a personal computer would be to add more RAM. SSD solutions are now the best way to achieve better performance, and cost is no longer a barrier....


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Useful SNMP OIDs for Home Automation
Posted by BarTender on 14-Jan-2019 17:37
BarTender
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 .1.3.6.1.4.1.318.1.1.12.3.3.1.1.4.1 1 2 Incre...
sbiddle
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...
Wordpress 5.0 - Ideology Trumps Usability
Posted by nunz on 14-Dec-2018 20:32
nunz
As some people in GZ know I can present as a grumpy old man (GOM) and I've certainly been accused of berating new technologies. This post certainly shouldn't disappoint them. However I will state my cause for this post - usability, specifically Jo(e) Average's ability to use a technology - in this c...
Lime Scooters launch in the Hutt Valley
Posted by sbiddle on 14-Dec-2018 07:25
sbiddle
Lime scooters have launched in the Hutt Valley overnight. Reports came in of scooters on streets late last night, and the app slowly updated as the scooters came online.Geofencing on the map indicates they are only available in the Hutt Valley, and not in Wellington or Porirua. Lime had demonstrated...
New Zealand Dialing validation regex
Posted by BarTender on 10-Sep-2018 16:10
BarTender
Was doing some work with the NZ Dialing plan and needed to write some regex to validate NZ numbers. Using the information from the NAD this is what I ended up with ^0[34679][2-9]\d{6}$|^020[1-6]\d{6,7}$|^0210[03-8]\d{5,6}$|^021[12]\d{6}$|021[3-9]\d{5}$|^02[279]\d{7}$|^028\d{6,8}$ Local area cod...
sbiddle
I've been a fan of Polycom IP phones for many years, but haven't used these for deployments for many years in part due to the price of the hardware in New Zealand compared to other brands of phones. Recently I decided to pull out my IP335 to make some configuration changes and picked up a new VVX410...
Cloud services = bad for business
Posted by nunz on 28-Jul-2018 14:05
nunz
Looking back at some old blog posts I find myself revisiting some of the things I said about cloud services being dangerous or potentially bad for business. A few years later I am more convinced of this than ever. Here is why: When I talk about cloud services in this article I am generally looking ...


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Speaker Options
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Transmitter location list
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by hio77 on 23-Jan-2019 23:57 (3 replies)

Travel Camera - Mirrorless or high end point and shoot
Created by Handle9, last reply by shim99 on 23-Jan-2019 23:41 (15 replies)

Wireless earphone BT range
Created by Senecio, last reply by tardtasticx on 23-Jan-2019 23:19 (8 replies)

Ad blockers
Created by B1GGLZ, last reply by freitasm on 23-Jan-2019 23:18 (15 replies)

Star Trek: Discovery
Created by FineWine, last reply by gehenna on 23-Jan-2019 23:15 (221 replies)
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[FS] Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera 64GB Blue - Global Version - 2 Year Warranty
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by lNomNoml on 23-Jan-2019 22:54 (3 replies)

Liberating a smart phone- Good mobile phone options without selling my soul to apple and google?
Created by Darude34, last reply by ANglEAUT on 23-Jan-2019 22:34 (14 replies)

Why Apple are struggling to sell new iPhones
Created by dafman, last reply by blakamin on 23-Jan-2019 22:27 (18 replies)
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[FS] Gigabyte P55 GTX960M Gaming Notebook
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by lNomNoml on 23-Jan-2019 22:09 (3 replies)

New Spam getting through my Spark xtra account
Created by FineWine, last reply by snnet on 23-Jan-2019 22:06 (28 replies)
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WTB Nexus 9 or Mi Pad 4
Created by BigMal, last reply by BigMal on 23-Jan-2019 21:54

Figure out angle of view on a IP Camera
Created by Coil, last reply by chimera on 23-Jan-2019 21:51 (13 replies)

Games either freeze or drop to desktop, how to find out what causes it
Created by Morgenmuffel, last reply by toejam316 on 23-Jan-2019 21:46 (16 replies)
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Is Spotify Premium Coming to an End?
Created by nzpaul, last reply by kornflake on 23-Jan-2019 21:24 (30 replies)
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The dumbest Stuff or Herald headlines
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by blakamin on 23-Jan-2019 21:21 (1224 replies)
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Digitech Wi-Fi Wireless switch module
Created by gchiu, last reply by gchiu on 23-Jan-2019 21:11 (5 replies)

Held to ransom
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by kingdragonfly on 23-Jan-2019 20:47 (44 replies)
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Advice on recent VDSL upgrade results - will DLM help?
Created by dunc, last reply by Jase2985 on 23-Jan-2019 20:42 (5 replies)

The Official 2018 Formula 1 Thread
Created by ResponseMediaNZ, last reply by Talkiet on 23-Jan-2019 20:39 (390 replies)
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