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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....

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....

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New wave of streaming services coming
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Smoke alarm dilemma
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by mattwnz on 22-Jan-2019 18:23 (28 replies)
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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 15:28 (42 replies)
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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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Why I won't be buying from PB Tech
Created by dafman, last reply by Bung on 21-Jan-2019 11:53 (95 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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Is Spotify Premium Coming to an End?
Created by nzpaul, last reply by dfnt on 23-Jan-2019 15:56 (22 replies)
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Wireless earphone BT range
Created by Senecio, last reply by blackjack17 on 23-Jan-2019 15:56 (1 reply)

New ONT from Chorus coming soon
Created by DarkShadow, last reply by hio77 on 23-Jan-2019 15:54 (29 replies)
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Games either freeze or drop to desktop, how to find out what causes it
Created by Morgenmuffel, last reply by Morgenmuffel on 23-Jan-2019 15:54 (8 replies)

Liberating a smart phone- Good mobile phone options without selling my soul to apple and google?
Created by Darude34, last reply by Darude34 on 23-Jan-2019 15:53 (10 replies)

Apple Pay comes to Commonwealth Bank next year - maybe ASB too?
Created by matisyahu, last reply by coffeebaron on 23-Jan-2019 15:45 (19 replies)
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FS: Cisco 897VA-K9 Gigabit/xDSL UFB Router
Created by dimsim, last reply by harlansmart on 23-Jan-2019 15:45 (3 replies)

General Blackcaps Chat
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by TeaLeaf on 23-Jan-2019 15:40 (791 replies)
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WTB: DD-WRT capable wireless router
Created by marmel, last reply by CYaBro on 23-Jan-2019 15:36 (3 replies)

EV (electric vehicle) general news
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Hardware warranty help! Computer Lounge/Gigabyte
Created by panda123, last reply by SirHumphreyAppleby on 23-Jan-2019 15:33 (10 replies)

Figure out angle of view on a IP Camera
Created by Coil, last reply by chimera on 23-Jan-2019 15:32 (7 replies)

What's something small that really annoys you?
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Pokemon Go - Who's playing it?
Created by BlueShift, last reply by nzkiwiman on 23-Jan-2019 15:29 (1242 replies)
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Constant issues with iPhone software. Any others?
Created by Coil, last reply by MadEngineer on 23-Jan-2019 15:28 (42 replies)
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How to kill flea infestation without killing cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by TwoSeven on 23-Jan-2019 15:13 (64 replies)
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Need help with wiring the entire home
Created by kojo7864, last reply by mattwnz on 23-Jan-2019 14:53 (15 replies)

LED light bulb question
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Aredwood on 23-Jan-2019 14:38 (3 replies)

Windows 10 won't recognise new different 2nd hand monitor I've just brought
Created by Tomahawk66, last reply by Lias on 23-Jan-2019 14:38 (1 reply)

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