• New Zealand hits peak broadband data

    New Zealand hits peak broadband data

    Chorus' network hit its 2017 peak at 9.25pm on December 10. The broadband network was delivering 1.328 Terabits per second. We once measured large amounts of data in terms of books or towers of compact discs between here and the moon. This time Choru…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 1:21pm -
  • Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018

    Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018

    Beginning February 1, new subscribers can sign up for a free 90-day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for a limited time, and discover the vast catalogue of unlimited, ad-free music streaming within the Amazon Music app for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and o…
    - 3 days ago 18 Jan 18, 11:53am -
  • $3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand

    $3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand

    More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand's highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today.
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 12:27pm -
  • Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei

    Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei

    You don't need to spend the thick end of NZ$2000 to get a decent phone. The NZ$500 Huawei Nova 2i gives you three-quarters of a modern high-end phone for a quarter of the price. Huawei offers powerful high-end phones. Unlike its rivals it also offers…
    - 4 days ago 17 Jan 18, 10:02am -
  • Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp

    Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp

    Facebook will drop traditional news stories from the News Feed clean up his company’s act. Mark Zuckerberg says the goal is to clean up the social network making it a force for good. The move is overdue. While there are many things wrong with Faceb…
    - 6 days ago 15 Jan 18, 2:15pm -
  • Startup nCube launches nCube Smart Home platform

    Startup nCube launches nCube Smart Home platform

    London, 8 January 2018 – UK-based smart home technology company nCube is today pleased to announce the launch of its modular smart home hub platform as well as a new range of branded smart home devices at CES 2018. The new modular design comprise…
    - 10 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:31pm -
  • Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect

    Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect

    Datacom have entered into a 3-year contract with the Department of Home Affairs to provide client enquiry services as part of the Department's programme to modernise its visa and citizenship services.
    - 10 days ago 11 Jan 18, 9:37am -
  • Tractive announces two brand-new GPS tracking devices for cats and dogs

    Tractive announces two brand-new GPS tracking devices for cats and dogs

    LAS VEGAS, January 9th, 2018 – Tractive announces two brand-new GPS tracking devices for cats and dogs at CES to strengthen their lead in the pet tech market.Europe's leading GPS pet tracking company, Tractive, has announced a pair of exciting new…
    - 10 days ago 11 Jan 18, 6:44am -
  • Crucial launches next gen MX500 SSD

    Crucial launches next gen MX500 SSD

    CES, LAS VEGAS – JANUARY 10, 2018 - Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, has launched the Crucial® MX500 SSD. The new drive features second generation Micron® 3D NAND technology and is 45 times more energy effic…
    - 10 days ago 11 Jan 18, 5:39am -
  • Sony CES announcements

    Sony CES announcements

    Sony have announced a number of new products at CES this year. I had the opportunity to look around their stand at their press conference and check out many of their new products as well as some very cool new pre release Xperia headphones. In the…
    - 10 days ago 10 Jan 18, 10:11pm -
  • LG announce new 2018 TVs

    LG announce new 2018 TVs

      LG have today announced their new 2018 range of OLED and LCD TVs. Rather than any major advancements with their OLED panels (it�s hard to improve on something that�s already amazing!) LG have this year focussed on improvements to picture qua…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 11:06am -
  • Jabra releases new Elite series headphones

    Jabra releases new Elite series headphones

        CES, Las Vegas, 8 January 2018 � Jabra is starting the year by introducing the Elite franchise, a family of headphones and earbuds engineered for superior sound to provide the best combined voice and music experience. Jabra�…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 7:29am -
  • Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3

    Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3

      Wi-Fi Alliance have this morning announced the official release of the new WPA3 WiFi security standard here at CES. WPA3 is the next generation WiFi security protocol replacing WPA2 which is now over 10 years old. The most significant improvements…
    - 12 days ago 9 Jan 18, 7:22am -
  • Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer

    Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer

    Politicians are rarely good with technology. Nothing illustrates this better than the 2011 parliamentary debate over the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act. A lot of nonsense was spoken at the time. The NBR described the debate as loop…
    - 15 days ago 6 Jan 18, 2:59pm -
  • Welcome to the CES 2018 blog

    Welcome to the CES 2018 blog

    Welcome to the official Geekzone blog for CES 2018.We're currently both on our way to Las Vegas for CES 2018. While we're there we will attempt to minimise the partying and bring you daily updates of the latest in technology from the show floor and…
    - 17 days ago 4 Jan 18, 5:09pm -
  • Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV

    Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV

    Starting today, all Amazon Fire TV customers will be able to browse the web on their TV.
    - 31 days ago 21 Dec 17, 2:42pm -
  • Home Tech Review: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier

    Home Tech Review: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier

    At home, my family purchased our first Dyson product (a vacuum cleaner) in 2016 and had no complaints – so when Dyson offered to send another product in my direction my wife, Selina, suggested we should try it. So we set about trying it - with ...…
    - 31 days ago 21 Dec 17, 10:04am -
  • New Chief Technology Officer role created

    New Chief Technology Officer role created

    Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand.
    - 32 days ago 19 Dec 17, 11:18pm -
  • All I want for Christmas is a new EV

    All I want for Christmas is a new EV

    Futurist reckons ICE cars will be obsolete in under a decade. He might just be right...
    - 32 days ago 19 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020

    How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020

    While eliminating 1.8 million less demanding ones...
    - 32 days ago 19 Dec 17, 8:52pm -
  • NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils

    NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils

    Local phone and broadband provider, NOW, today announced an innovative partnership with Hawke's Bay's five councils that sees it become the first telecommunications company in New Zealand to introduce a Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) tec…
    - 32 days ago 19 Dec 17, 8:46pm -
  • Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch

    Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch

    A Commerce Commission investigation into mobile market competition is underway. The carriers think they’ve seen enough regulation, with some justification. And yet there are areas where New Zealand’s mobile market does not work as well as it migh…
    - 34 days ago 18 Dec 17, 11:52am -
  • New Zealand government to create digital advisory group

    New Zealand government to create digital advisory group

    A new advisory group is to be set up to advise the Government on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
    - 36 days ago 16 Dec 17, 9:47am -
  • Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east

    Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east

    This continental shift means Australia's mapping co-ordinates have been realigned approximately 1.8 metres north-east in an update to the national coordinate reference frame (the Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020, or GDA2020).
    - 36 days ago 16 Dec 17, 9:39am -
  • Will Huawei become #1 in Smartphones? - NZ Tech Podcast 365

    Will Huawei become #1 in Smartphones? - NZ Tech Podcast 365

    Direct from Shenzhen, China – journalists Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) joined host Paul Spain to discuss the past, present and future of China's most well known tech company - Huawei. Topics include a disuccs...…
    - 60 days ago 22 Nov 17, 1:19am -
  • Cloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?

    Cloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?

    You may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown…
    - 97 days ago 16 Oct 17, 1:16pm -
  • Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?

    Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?

    LinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are…
    - 6 Oct 17, 5:39pm -
  • Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?

    Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?

    It's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little dif…
    - 13 Sep 17, 11:47pm -
  • SKY TV and other Pay TV networks are losing their way. What can we learn about staying on the right side of digital disruption?

    SKY TV and other Pay TV networks are losing their way. What can we learn about staying on the right side of digital disruption?

    Sky TV New Zealand aren't doing so well, but it's not just in New Zealand that Satellite/Cable TV providers are being impacted by disruptive forces. What can we learn from the way that traditional TV providers are being disrupted in our own fields of…
    - 11 Sep 17, 11:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – hands on and first impressions

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – hands on and first impressions

    Last week whilst in California I had a briefing on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This week I got a chance to spend some real time with it and as part of that we discussed it on NZ Tech Podcast on Tuesday. In this video I share a summary of my initia…
    - 1 Sep 17, 5:27pm -