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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)

Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted on 25-May-2017 09:30

Garmin New Zealand, has announced the VIRB 360, a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera.... Comments (Comments)

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted on 24-May-2017 11:54

There’s an untold story behind the 2017 Commerce Commission telecommunications monitoring report. Before we get to that, edited highlights from the official media release: Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale says: “The cost of internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points. 100GB in […]... Comments (Comments)

NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted on 23-May-2017 20:04

The alliance between NetValue and SugarCRM combines the core skills and capabilities of both organisations to provide best-of-breed CRM capabilities and effective software-integration to the New Zealand agricultural sector.... Comments (Comments)

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Bombing at Manchester concert, 19 dead
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NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
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Father banned from watching daughter's netball game: what you think of this?
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The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
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Tax Cuts
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Tipping? Please no!
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Variable speeds on Fibre Max
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Huawei P10 Plus review
Posted on 13-May-2017 17:28

Huawei is quickly becoming a household name in the smartphone market. Its Huawei P9 brought in innovations such as dual lenses, Leica partnership for the camera software and hardware while the Huawei Mate 9 brought super-fast processor, AI-based multi-tasking and power management. With the new Huawei P10 this goes even further.... Comments (Comments)

Petcube Play review
Posted on 13-May-2017 16:53

Here's an idea: get a WiFi camera, add something we all know pets love to play with (laser!), overlay a social network for pets and a sleek design. You get Petcube Play.... Comments (Comments)

datAshur Pro review
Posted on 4-Apr-2017 15:29

As far as data security goes, most USB flash drives are rated pretty-low. You see, security can only be strong when it's easy to use and people won't go through lots of procedures to get a half-good experience - even when data security is at risk. This is not the case with the datAshur Pro.... 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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They lost the war on drugs
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What to do with a decommissioned TiVo
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Port 8081 and Huawei HG659b Gateway - Do I Need To Worry?
Created by hasso, last reply by yitz on 27-May-2017 17:46 (5 replies)

"NEW" icons on all threads
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USED SUV Recommendations for 2017 - 30k budget
Created by Nikras, last reply by driller2000 on 27-May-2017 17:39 (64 replies)
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Tax Cuts
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I wouldnt say no...
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Changes to DLM Incoming - ADSL & VDSL
Created by hio77, last reply by Radiotron on 27-May-2017 17:20 (279 replies)
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NZ Herald - Internet providers have backdoor access to customers' modems
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Terrible ADSL sync speed
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Northwest motorway and waterview connection
Created by gzt, last reply by gzt on 27-May-2017 16:53 (18 replies)
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Asset management software?  
Created by CADMAX, last reply by xpd on 27-May-2017 16:45 (5 replies)

Whats something small that really annoys you?
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What movie did you just watch, and how was it?
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Xbox Upgrade - What a PITA
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 27-May-2017 16:37 (4 replies)

Decent Stick Vacs?
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Connecting an iPhone to Linux Mint
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Spark HG659b VOIP Functionality
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Americans gave up half of their tiny number of vacation days last year
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