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New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted on 16-Jul-2019 17:35

A new digital platform aims to make it easier for small businesses to access services from multiple government agencies, leaving them more time to focus on their own priorities....

Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted on 13-Jul-2019 06:00

For the first time ever, physicists have managed to take a photo of a strong form of quantum entanglement called Bell entanglement – capturing visual evidence of an elusive phenomenon which Albert Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance"....

Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted on 12-Jul-2019 21:34

Organised by the University's CROW lab, the annual event sees teams and individuals from around the country compete in a series of tasks, from hacking devices to solving security puzzles and defending servers....

OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted on 12-Jul-2019 21:28

Announced late last month, at the same time as the OPPO Reno 10x, the OPPO Reno Z, offers kiwis luxury for less, through a number of innovative features. The new device elevates photography and mobile entertainment capabilities, exceeding expectations of smartphones in its price bracket....

Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted on 8-Jul-2019 16:56

Sony's noise cancellation is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and Dual Noise Sensor Technology which delivers exceptional noise cancelling performance, enabling you to hear the music and nothing else....

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted on 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New features announced at Xerocon San Diego demonstrate Xero’s increased investment in North America, with new automated workflows in tax tools and new personalized learning experience. The company also announced new partnerships with Stripe and PwC....



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Rich Dad Seminar a Scam?
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The new 007 is a woman
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Panasonic Plasma, A word of warning and any suggestions for ~$1500 replacement?
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Crashplan Price increase.
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Insurance company rejecting claim.
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2degrees updated Pay Monthly and Prepay plans and now 14 day Prepay plans
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Possible to charge any laptop through USB-C/Thunderbolt?
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Where does Android end and One UI begin?
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Sony HT-X8500 soundbar review
Posted on 8-Jul-2019 16:48

Nothing can be more disappointing to home entertainment users than bad sound. With few exceptions (mostly on the high-end and cost side) most TV sets have very poor sound when compared to their screen quality (the Sony A1 TVs with their on-screen speakers is one of the top TVs in this respect). So I was quite happy to try the new Sony HT-X8500 soundbar with my poor sound quality TV....

Harman Kardon Allure Portable review
Posted on 17-May-2019 11:59

Voice-activated digital assistant speakers are a more common sight around the house - and a growing market every day. Since my visite to Microsoft's house of the future in Seattle, back in the mid-2000s, I imagined living in a fully digital house, one that you control with your voice and managed through your smart devices....


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sbiddle
Vodafone New Zealand have announced that from the 11th July 2019 they are raising the price of their popular $5 Daily Roaming option from $5 per day to $7 per day, a 40% increase.Unlike roaming packages with other providers, the $5 charge is not a package or plan as such, but merely an arbitary dail...
Blogs -been so long
Posted by psychrn on 6-Apr-2019 21:03
psychrn
My goodness me my last blog update was in 2013 !!!! BTW im a 62 yr old tech freak as my work colleagues would tell you. Still working as a Mental Health Nurse in a large Metropolitan facility. I have been through several tech phases over the years. Been a member of Geekzone since 2005. Had early ...
PDAMan
I didn't realise it has been so long since I blogged here. Thanks for turning it on again Mauricio. HERE has just released a new set of Real Time Traffic API's which I think offers a great opportunity for the many developers who work in Fleet Management, Transport, Distribution and other location b...
nzsouthernman
We've been needing to provide guest internet access via our campus wireless network ever since we implemented it. People who visit just expect us to provide it. We first tried to use the guest functionality that comes with Ruckus, but it's a bit clunky, and then we tried using Linewize's built-in ...
Paradox IP150 and Home Automation
Posted by davidcole on 6-Mar-2019 21:57
davidcole
Below is a bit of a primer for connecting to a Paradox SP6000 via the IP150 module for the purposes of controlling via home automation software. Hardware: Spectra SP6000, IP150 Module with firmware < v3 - Firmware 1.x Works best due to changes that Paradox have implemented forcing users to th...
BarTender
Sailpoint IdentityIQ IIQ allows you create "encrypted" passwords so then you store those encrypted passwords in config files such as the database credentials that are stored within the iiq.properties file. dataSource.username=identityiqdataSource.password=1:iCAlakm5CVUe7+Q6hVJIBA== There are...
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...


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Record player /cartridge too low?
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Sky moving to IP TV
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Low pressure Hot water cylinders
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Is a humidity sensor necessary for home ventilation system?
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Security Camera Recommendations
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Help With Picking a Box
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Electrical work question
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Philips led downlight repair
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1g fibre will I notice difference
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TP link RE450 Wifi extender - The SSID
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a reminder of how painful copper can be... Faults that cause crosstalk..
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Google Nest/Home Hub in NZ - advice, and what are the limitations?
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Panasonic Plasma, A word of warning and any suggestions for ~$1500 replacement?
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Problem adding email account to Samsung devices
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Wifi smart plug recommendations?
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What's something small that really annoys you?
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Youshop and Best Buys.
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What concert did you attend and how was it?
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Looking for humidifier suggestions
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EV (electric vehicle) general news
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