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IBM remote work recall a red herring
Posted on 29-May-2017 19:15

Earlier this year IBM told remote employees they must return to the office or leave the company. It’s a turnaround. IBM pioneered allowing employees to work from home. At times as many as more than a third of the firm’s staff worked at places away from company offices. The company often lectures others on the […]... Comments (Comments)

RBI2 bidders at Rural Connectivity Symposium
Posted on 29-May-2017 12:50

The second stage of the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative was centre stage at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington last week. In his keynote address Communications Minster Simon Bridges put the project into the broader context of government telecommunications policy. He says the goal is for 99 percent of New Zealanders to be able […]... Comments (Comments)

Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds
Posted on 28-May-2017 13:06

If you want more from desktop speakers, the Edifier R1700BT is worth a look, and a listen. Edifier R1700BT at a glance For: Big warm sound, smart-looking, fun to use. Against: Too much bass, Controls sometimes difficult to use Maybe: The design and sound may not be to your personal taste. Price: $250 Website: Edifier’s […]... Comments (Comments)

National AI group launching next month
Posted on 25-May-2017 09:54

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast being used to make people more efficient and it will touch every element of New Zealanders' lives from better healthcare and education to faster service and more personalised products, tech leader Stu Christie says.... Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted on 25-May-2017 09:51

New Zealand's leading tech organisations have released their manifesto of New Zealand’s Digital Future.... Comments (Comments)

New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted on 25-May-2017 09:34

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the new Surface Pro, delivering up to 13.5 hours of battery life, making it more than 2.5 times faster than Surface Pro 3, and providing unmatched versatility and mobility in a new, lighter, more refined design.... Comments (Comments)

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Bombing at Manchester concert, 19 dead
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How much power do you use?
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Tax Cuts
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The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
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Tipping? Please no!
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NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
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Any Tom Bihn bag users on GZ?
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Molemaps and recommended plastic surgeons for removal.
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iStorage diskAshur 2 review
Posted on 28-May-2017 14:52

I recently had the chance to review the iStorage USB memory drives but what if you need larger storage for entire laptop backups or large file transfers? Take a look at the new iStorage diskAshur2 secure external drives.... Comments (Comments)

Edifier R2000DB Lifestyle speakers review
Posted on 28-May-2017 14:46

We look at Edifier's high end speakers for home entertainment.... Comments (Comments)

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Google crawling Geekzone HTTPS
Posted by freitasm on 22-May-2017 16:00
Last week (May 2017) I made the changes to start serving Geekzone over HTTPS (and this blog too). This included removing extra lines of code that dealt with HTTP to HTTPS redirection for some pages (the ones that were always served as HTTPS before the switchover) as well as setting HST header and ot...
Geekzone gone full HTTPS
Posted by freitasm on 19-May-2017 10:38
Last night I switched Geekzone ( to full HTTPS support. And slowly traffic over SSL is going up (comparing last six hours overnight vs last month). Up until now we only used SSL for login, registration, private messages and profile pages plus assets (images, CSS and scripts). ...
For those of you who are regulars on Geekzone you'll know one of my pet peeves is people who don't understand the huge security risk associated with port forwards. Configuring a port forward in your router or firewall is something configured by people every day, with the vast majority probably faili...
Television. Been around since the 1930's, with an evolution that has been interesting and non stop. It wasn't that long ago we had a Philips K9 TV in the house (no remote - that was an extra $600 in 1984), and in recent years we've had the rapid shift towards flat panels and high definition viewing,...
I'll start by being honest. I'm a huge Anker fanboy. Since I first purchased one of their multiport USB chargers a few years ago I've ended up with quite a collection of their USB chargers and USB powerbanks. These days electronic devices running out of battery can be a major first world problem, so...
Cyber attacks on NZ small business
Posted by nate on 10-Mar-2017 13:30
In August 2016, Symantec sampled 525 NZ business owners and operators about their perception of cyber security issues; all the businesses employed less than 20 people, and some of the discoveries show that we are woefully behind the eight ball. Most companies are using some sort of Windows device, ...
Webstock 2017: think of others
Posted by antoniosk on 23-Feb-2017 22:07
I had the good fortune to be allowed to attend Webstock 2017 this year, held in Wellington New Zealand from 13-17 February. This quirky event is growing in popularity and attendance, and this year featured a whole host of presenters covering many topics, from the origin of Emoji's to empathetic desi...

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Reset Fritz 7490 to absolute factory
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MRU - Fibre settings ?
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Whats something small that really annoys you?
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Chorus - ADSL service issues.
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Any famous/known electronic shop in Australia that ships to NZ?
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Blackberry KEYone / Mercury
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NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
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Google Nexus 6P Owners Discussion
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2 phones mine and Wife - both zero credit on them today
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Blocking / avoiding specific user accounts
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Internet Connected Alarm System - Vulnerability?
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Toe-Kick Saw
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Tax Cuts
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The Official 2017 Formula 1 Thread
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Advice needed on Ventilation / Heat Recovery systems
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Huawei's entry into Laptops impressive
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Restore DVD for HP 6570b
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New soldering iron time... suggestions?
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