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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....

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....



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New wave of streaming services coming
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by rugrat on 21-Jan-2019 21:43 (34 replies)
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Constant issues with iPhone software. Any others?
Created by Coil, last reply by gehenna on 22-Jan-2019 17:07 (31 replies)
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Kids on planes
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Technofreak on 22-Jan-2019 16:41 (31 replies)
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SodaStream?
Created by MurrayM, last reply by tripper1000 on 22-Jan-2019 14:45 (29 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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Smoke alarm dilemma
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by nickb800 on 22-Jan-2019 17:06 (25 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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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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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
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...
sbiddle
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
nunz
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
sbiddle
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
BarTender
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...
sbiddle
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
nunz
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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New Spam getting through my Spark xtra account
Created by FineWine, last reply by FineWine on 22-Jan-2019 17:08

Constant issues with iPhone software. Any others?
Created by Coil, last reply by gehenna on 22-Jan-2019 17:07 (31 replies)
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Smoke alarm dilemma
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by nickb800 on 22-Jan-2019 17:06 (25 replies)
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Wanted: Planning Poker Cards (semi-urgent, in Auckland)
Created by timbosan, last reply by timbosan on 22-Jan-2019 17:02 (5 replies)

PC Graphic card upgrade
Created by TG09, last reply by michaelmurfy on 22-Jan-2019 16:44 (18 replies)
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Kids on planes
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Technofreak on 22-Jan-2019 16:41 (31 replies)
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Transfer files between Android devices.
Created by PSLog, last reply by PSLog on 22-Jan-2019 16:26 (24 replies)
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Theory of Evolution
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by KiwiTim on 22-Jan-2019 16:16 (63 replies)
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Unable to access ASB Bank's internet banking on Vodafone Fibre boardband
Created by Ivor, last reply by hio77 on 22-Jan-2019 15:59 (21 replies)
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Lime Scooters - Dunedin
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by nzkiwiman on 22-Jan-2019 15:51 (70 replies)
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Dodgy VDSL, give me some ideas...
Created by chevrolux, last reply by hio77 on 22-Jan-2019 15:46 (6 replies)

Star Trek: Discovery
Created by FineWine, last reply by MurrayM on 22-Jan-2019 15:42 (219 replies)
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Spark Sport adds NBA TV, World Rally Championship and Liverpool TV
Created by freitasm, last reply by C0rsa on 22-Jan-2019 15:42 (16 replies)
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How have you navigated thru China?
Created by rayonline, last reply by lissie on 22-Jan-2019 15:35 (5 replies)

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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Best way to control kids' internet access?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by Lostja on 22-Jan-2019 15:27 (54 replies)
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Galaxy Note 9 Announcement And Owners Thread
Created by DANOFDANGER, last reply by HcoNmeM on 22-Jan-2019 15:22 (542 replies)
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FS: Asus RT-AC68U Dual Band Gigabit Router
Created by CYaBro, last reply by CYaBro on 22-Jan-2019 15:16 (1 reply)

Ongoing Chorus Install saga
Created by Walmeister, last reply by Wheelbarrow01 on 22-Jan-2019 15:15 (7 replies)

Attaching photos to a passport application form
Created by jpoc, last reply by qwertee on 22-Jan-2019 15:04 (7 replies)



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