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Two e-Scooters company to trial in Wellington streets
Posted on 14-Feb-2019 20:33

Seven companies have approached the Council to operate electric scooter share schemes in Wellington: Blip Scooters, Flamingo, Fuutr, Lime, Onzo, Scoot International, and Goat....

Vocus and Vodafone to unbundle fibre connections
Posted on 14-Feb-2019 18:30

The telecommunications companies joined forces to unbundle fibre in mid-2018, seeking to accelerate innovation and improve the reliability and performance of broadband connections for their customer bases. Today they demonstrated an unbundled fibre connection at an Auckland home, running at 10Gbps - ten times faster than the fastest residential product currently available....

See it, buy it - Trade Me and Samsung partner up to launch Trade Me for Bixby Vision
Posted on 14-Feb-2019 09:39

You can new search for and purchase new products on Trade Me simply by taking a photo on a Samsung smartphone thanks to the new app....

Pet product specialist Sure Petcare announces Animo activity tracker for dogs
Posted on 28-Jan-2019 23:52

New state-of-the-art activity and behaviour monitor for dogs, Animo, learns and reports the unique activity and behaviour patterns of your pet....

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....

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Vocus and Vodafone: fibre unbundling
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Spark and RWC
Created by networkn, last reply by yitz on 18-Feb-2019 21:56 (97 replies)
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A380 - Production to Halt in 2021
Created by networkn, last reply by Handle9 on 18-Feb-2019 16:51 (58 replies)
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FreeView UHF Broken in Christchurch
Created by msukiwi, last reply by Jaxson on 18-Feb-2019 13:09 (22 replies)
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I'm looking for something faster than WinSCP
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by BarTender on 16-Feb-2019 12:53 (23 replies)
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Why won't the Shield remember my app?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by gbwelly on 15-Feb-2019 19:29 (35 replies)
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Waze App for New Zealand
Created by FineWine, last reply by Coil on 15-Feb-2019 12:05 (22 replies)
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Are we getting a tad precious?
Created by Technofreak, last reply by Tzoi on 18-Feb-2019 22:50 (78 replies)
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Yubikey 5 review
Posted on 18-Feb-2019 15:34

Managing ones access to services in general (online and offline) is something everyone does in their lives but not many consider the implications around chosing weak passwords, the problems of reusing passwords, the lack of security by design in some services and so on. Yubikey devices (and second factor authentication in general) can enhance security online, if used right....

BenQ EL2870U review
Posted on 11-Feb-2019 19:58

The BenQ EL2870U is a good mid-sized entertainment-oriented monitor....

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....

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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...
Wordpress 5.0 - Ideology Trumps Usability
Posted by nunz on 14-Dec-2018 20:32
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
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
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...
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
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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Hello and a question about Contact Energy Broadband...
Created by weegie, last reply by michaelmurfy on 18-Feb-2019 23:43 (7 replies)

Car tapedeck to bluetooth noise
Created by mb82, last reply by richms on 18-Feb-2019 23:34 (6 replies)

GPU for HTPC connected to 4K TV
Created by CrashAndBurn, last reply by richms on 18-Feb-2019 23:19 (6 replies)

Galaxy Note 9 Announcement And Owners Thread
Created by DANOFDANGER, last reply by yggdrasil on 18-Feb-2019 23:03 (627 replies)
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Are we getting a tad precious?
Created by Technofreak, last reply by Tzoi on 18-Feb-2019 22:50 (78 replies)
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1st domains email down
Created by Ford, last reply by Ford on 18-Feb-2019 22:50 (2 replies)

Spark goodwill & loyalty credit
Created by itchyNZL, last reply by hio77 on 18-Feb-2019 22:48 (55 replies)
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Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Lite/S10+ Announcement And Owners Thread
Created by Dial111, last reply by Gurezaemon on 18-Feb-2019 22:44 (26 replies)
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Bigpipe playing a game with Credit Checks?
Created by Baron, last reply by welliegeek on 18-Feb-2019 22:21 (6 replies)

Help needed - Light automation with Aeotec Nano Dimmer and PDL switches
Created by anandpatel18, last reply by anandpatel18 on 18-Feb-2019 22:13 (2 replies)

Starting out- traps for the unwary?
Created by Jonski, last reply by chevrolux on 18-Feb-2019 21:57 (1 reply)

Spark and RWC
Created by networkn, last reply by yitz on 18-Feb-2019 21:56 (97 replies)
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The dumbest Stuff or Herald headlines
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by Geektastic on 18-Feb-2019 21:55 (1283 replies)
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Pokemon Go - Who's playing it?
Created by BlueShift, last reply by dafman on 18-Feb-2019 21:50 (1284 replies)
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Porting spark number to Vodafone
Created by cokeman2, last reply by Goosey on 18-Feb-2019 21:32 (6 replies)

Do retailers and wholesalers rip us off?
Created by attewell, last reply by MichaelNZ on 18-Feb-2019 21:12 (170 replies)
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[FS] TP-Link AV2000 2-Port Gigabit Powerline Kit
Created by Shindig, last reply by Shindig on 18-Feb-2019 21:02

IPCC climate report
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Ge0rge on 18-Feb-2019 21:01 (242 replies)
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Powerline Networking Issue
Created by Spam4Life, last reply by Spam4Life on 18-Feb-2019 20:48 (3 replies)

Very large brain tumor and amazing medical staff at chch hospital. (Warning graphic scar)
Created by JaseNZ, last reply by SATTV on 18-Feb-2019 20:48 (23 replies)
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