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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....

Lexar introduces a family of M.2 SSDs to its portfolio
Posted on 10-Jan-2019 09:36

New series features a traditional SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD (NM200), plus more advanced solutions with NVMe performance (NM500, NM520, NM600) for entry-level to PC enthusiasts....

Toshiba Memory unveils 1TB PCIe Gen3 x4L SSDs
Posted on 10-Jan-2019 09:31

This new series of single package SSDs, featuring PCIe Gen3 x4lanes, offers sequential read performance up to 2,250 MB/s, and with improved flash management delivers random read performance up to 380,000 IOPS....

LG introduces a rollable OLED TV
Posted on 8-Jan-2019 10:01

New TV works in three modes - Full View, Line View and Zero View - allowing customers to use the TV in ways that were impossible before the development of OLED technology....

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is here: next-gen gaming takes off
Posted on 7-Jan-2019 21:39

Priced at US$349, the RTX 2060 delivers amazing graphics with ray tracing and AI, with global availability from January 15th....

Samsung Smart TVs to launch iTunes Movies and TV shows
Posted on 7-Jan-2019 11:50

Samsung Electronics will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update....

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Getting a mortgage with over 50% deposit headache (but Approved by BNZ!)
Created by Linux, last reply by eracode on 19-Jan-2019 08:30 (247 replies)
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Why I won't be buying from PB Tech
Created by dafman, last reply by dafman on 19-Jan-2019 10:56 (81 replies)
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Netflix increase ?
Created by xpd, last reply by rugrat on 18-Jan-2019 22:30 (64 replies)
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Wife's phone hacked
Created by quickymart, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Jan-2019 11:28 (19 replies)
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Does this home network cabinet install look right?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by cyril7 on 18-Jan-2019 09:07 (58 replies)
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Building new house: network advice needed please
Created by angler, last reply by Jase2985 on 16-Jan-2019 14:10 (18 replies)
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Which 'lucky' airline gets to fly the lovely British tourists home?
Created by amiga500, last reply by evilengineer on 17-Jan-2019 16:46 (32 replies)
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Sick of pain meds, will cannabis be legalised this year?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by Batman on 18-Jan-2019 07:58 (157 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
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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Watching Spark Sport
Created by freitasm, last reply by smcc on 19-Jan-2019 12:06 (26 replies)
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Spark Sport adds NBA TV, World Rally Championship and Liverpool TV
Created by freitasm, last reply by smcc on 19-Jan-2019 12:05 (1 reply)

Theory of Evolution
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Hammerer on 19-Jan-2019 12:01 (4 replies)

New ONT from Chorus coming soon
Created by DarkShadow, last reply by atomeara on 19-Jan-2019 11:55 (26 replies)
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BuyMobile NZ, Anyone bought from them and needed to make a warranty claim?
Created by YvonneW, last reply by Hammerer on 19-Jan-2019 11:53 (14 replies)

How to kill flea infestation without killing cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by fated on 19-Jan-2019 11:51 (2 replies)

You know you're old when...
Created by Geektastic, last reply by eracode on 19-Jan-2019 11:51 (347 replies)
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What's the worst that could happen ?
Created by Mark, last reply by chevrolux on 19-Jan-2019 11:42 (4 replies)

Advice needed: Soldering Iron specs to do a couple of repair jobs
Created by Kiwifruta, last reply by Tracer on 19-Jan-2019 11:40 (10 replies)

Marley dropper outlet question... incorrect install?
Created by JayADee, last reply by JayADee on 19-Jan-2019 11:28 (17 replies)
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Wife's phone hacked
Created by quickymart, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Jan-2019 11:28 (19 replies)
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Epic YouTube Videos
Created by garvani, last reply by kingdragonfly on 19-Jan-2019 11:15 (918 replies)
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Why I won't be buying from PB Tech
Created by dafman, last reply by dafman on 19-Jan-2019 10:56 (81 replies)
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When does Spark change your public IP address?
Created by NPCtom, last reply by cyril7 on 19-Jan-2019 10:53 (3 replies)

Mid-Range Android Advice Please
Created by Rob8, last reply by kingjj on 19-Jan-2019 10:33 (14 replies)

Copper line discontinuation, mum given a 4g phone router?
Created by sleemanj, last reply by gbwelly on 19-Jan-2019 10:24 (10 replies)

Configuring Huawei HG659b router to block Google DNS
Created by Rmani, last reply by NPCtom on 19-Jan-2019 10:21 (1 reply)

What's something small that really makes you smile?
Created by Ge0rge, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Jan-2019 10:16 (642 replies)
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"Lime expands its ambition to cars"
Created by Dial111, last reply by aspett on 19-Jan-2019 09:35 (4 replies)

Using Spotify from Fire TV with the Telly turned off
Created by Kiwifruta, last reply by Kiwifruta on 19-Jan-2019 09:31 (7 replies)

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