• Certus launches Cognition

    Certus launches Cognition

    The newly launched company is already working with a range of well-known brands to realise its goal of using design led thinking to enhance human experiences across the commercial sector in Australia and New Zealand.
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 9:31am -
  • Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network

    Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network

    Spark press release: Spark announced today that Cambridge and Turangi have become the latest towns capable of getting the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on in the two Waikato locations. The launch of 4.5G in Cambridge…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 5:55pm -
  • REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024

    REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024

    Minister of Science and Innovation Hon Paul Goldsmith has announced a new $21 million investment in the network over the next seven years, allocated from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Strategic Science Investment Fund.
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 4:05pm -
  • Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees

    Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees

    2degrees has signed a multi-year backhaul contract with Chorus. The deal replaces a mix of services from providers including Spark and Vocus. The network will connect UFB points of presence and data centres to the international network. 2degrees says…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 3:49pm -
  • New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

    New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

    New Zealanders don’t like welfare agencies using personal spending data from credit card or insurance to verify benefit claims. The 2017 Unisys New Zealand Security Index found only 42 percent agree with welfare agencies accessing this kind of info…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 9:56am -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter

    NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter

    This week on the podcast we discuss Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery sta…
    - 16 days ago 2 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

    NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

    This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Sp.…
    - 65 days ago 14 Jun 17, 2:29pm -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycles

    NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycles

    This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Intel Compute Card, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, D.…
    - 70 days ago 9 Jun 17, 1:42pm -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Paul Spain joined Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit in Auckland. Glenn is an Australian based in London,and he shares his own story and discusses what he's learnt working with AWS client organisations around the world. Get the .…
    - 70 days ago 9 Jun 17, 1:37pm -
  • Google crawling Geekzone HTTPS

    Google crawling Geekzone HTTPS

    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 th…
    - 88 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Geekzone gone full HTTPS

    Geekzone gone full HTTPS

    Last night I switched Geekzone (www.geekzone.co.nz) 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 profil…
    - 91 days ago 19 May 17, 10:38am -
  • Television, (re)enhanced: the Samsung QLED range

    Television, (re)enhanced: the Samsung QLED range

    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 ra…
    - 23 Apr 17, 10:11am -
  • Cyber attacks on NZ small business

    Cyber attacks on NZ small business

    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…
    - 10 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • Webstock 2017: think of others

    Webstock 2017: think of others

    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 top…
    - 23 Feb 17, 11:07pm -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 321: $3000+ Free Gadgets, One Million Podcast Downloads, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, Banks vs Apple

    NZ Tech Podcast 321: $3000+ Free Gadgets, One Million Podcast Downloads, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, Banks vs Apple

    On NZ Tech Podcast's 6th anniversary we celebrate over a million downloads of the podcast. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech's 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Ma...…
    - 16 Feb 17, 5:37pm -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 314: Meet Quickflix new Hollywood owner, a temptation to share Ransomware, Homes.co.nz update

    NZ Tech Podcast 314: Meet Quickflix new Hollywood owner, a temptation to share Ransomware, Homes.co.nz update

    This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares an update on Homes.co.nz. Also featured - new Ransomware which rewards you for sharing it, Netflix Virtual Reality on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Du...…
    - 15 Dec 16, 6:40pm -
  • NZ Tech Podcast 313: Amazon Go, John Key’s legacy, Goodnest, Media Design School, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ

    NZ Tech Podcast 313: Amazon Go, John Key’s legacy, Goodnest, Media Design School, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ

    This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discussed Amazon Go – the new bricks & mortar supermarket with checkouts. In studio guest James MacAvoy shared about NZ startup Goodnest and how it provides discount access to cleaners, electricians and ... (more in…
    - 10 Dec 16, 12:37pm -
  • Microsoft Ignite New Zealand, Microsoft Surface Studio

    Microsoft Ignite New Zealand, Microsoft Surface Studio

    Earlier this week I had the chance to attend this year's Microsoft Ignite New Zealand. This was the ninth year I attended the event, previously known as Microsoft TechEd.Many, many things changed over the years and while Microsoft Ignite is still a…
    - 30 Oct 16, 6:25pm -
  • How one database query can fix HOP cards

    How one database query can fix HOP cards

    From Stuff this morning: Auckland train commuters were over-charged due to a fault with HOP card machines, but Auckland Transport says it won't issue refunds unless passengers complain. Commuters at Takanini train station on Wednesday found both tag…
    - 13 Oct 16, 12:33pm -
  • The secret life of mobile batteries - UPDATED 6.10.2016

    The secret life of mobile batteries - UPDATED 6.10.2016

    Smartphone batteries have been in the news recently, in case you haven't been keeping up. On this mornings Jetstar flight the attendant took extra care to call out that Galaxy Note7 users would have to keep their device off - personally if I had one…
    - 20 Sep 16, 7:29pm -
  • Guidelines aim to promote responsible, trusted data sharing

    Guidelines aim to promote responsible, trusted data sharing

    Independent ministerial advisory group, the Data Futures Partnership, has released a set of draft guidelines designed to help public and private organisations develop policies and practices for sharing data while maintain the trust of the public.
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • UFB now 80 percent complete, uptake hits 35 percent

    UFB now 80 percent complete, uptake hits 35 percent

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update showing that phase one of the UFB programme close to 80 percent complete, giving almost 1.2 million homes and businesses access to fibre.
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 2:18pm -
  • Preserving Māori culture – a new use for blockchain?

    Preserving Māori culture – a new use for blockchain?

    University of Waikato computer scientist Professor Steve Reeves says Blockchain could be used to preserve the oral storytelling that is central to Māori culture.
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 2:17pm -
  • Certus Solutions and IBM ANZ launch Cognition
    IBM systems integrator Certus Solutions has launched a new subsidiary, Cognition Studio describing it as “an alliance with IBM Australia and New Zealand,” that will offer “design thinking-led management consultancy powered by IBM Cloud.”
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 3:31pm -
  • CERT NZ’s first threat report: 364 incidents, $700k losses

    CERT NZ’s first threat report: 364 incidents, $700k losses

    The national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has released its first report on the New Zealand cyber security threat landscape.
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 3:03pm -