• Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs

    Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs

    Intel has announced the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series for data centre applications, using 64-layer TLC Intel 3D NAND that enables end users to do more per server, support broader workloads and deliver space-efficient capacity.
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 4:21pm -
  • Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton

    Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton

    Ten promising, young start-ups from across Aotearoa have been selected to participate in the four-month programme.
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 11:18am -
  • Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer

    Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer

    Broadcasting, Communications, Digital Media and Government Digital Services Minister Clare Curran says she was heartened to receive more than 60 applications for this critical position but after careful consideration has decided not to make an appoin…
    - 9 days ago 12 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • Time to take Apple�s iPad Pro seriously

    Time to take Apple�s iPad Pro seriously

    CEO Satya Nadella has turned Microsoft around. It is relevant again. Things didn’t look that way when he took over the company. His switch of focus to the cloud was timely and has been a huge success. Much of what he says and does is sensible. Much…
    - 9 days ago 12 Feb 18, 5:54pm -
  • New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera

    New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera

    The latest X-Series camera to join the Fujifilm line-up is the smallest, lightest and most selfie-friendly member of the family yet.
    - 12 days ago 9 Feb 18, 10:12am -
  • D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras

    D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras

    esigned for a variety of security applications, the DCS-8000LH Mini HD Wi-Fi Camera and DCS-8100LH HD 180 Degree Wi-Fi Camera offer premium features, including advanced video monitoring capabilities and wide viewing angles, all in crisp HD video qual…
    - 12 days ago 9 Feb 18, 10:01am -
  • Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation

    Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation

    You have to hand it to Nuance. The latest Dragon Professional voice recognition software is impressive. So is its business model. Dragon’s software is expensive by today’s standards. A single user licence for Dragon Professional version 6 costs U…
    - 12 days ago 9 Feb 18, 9:26am -
  • OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone

    OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone

    Dual 20MP cameras, Full HD+ screen and AI Facial Recognition for $799.
    - 19 days ago 2 Feb 18, 2:28pm -
  • Limited Edition FCB OPPO R11 review

    Limited Edition FCB OPPO R11 review

    I am not a huge football fan but certainly recognise the fascination some fans have over their teams. The coulours, the noise, the skills. And OPPO is taking advantage of this with its new smartphone.
    - 23 days ago 29 Jan 18, 2:06pm -
  • Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel

    Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel

    Vocus Communications has been awarded a place on the Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) panel by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), to supply networking, internet, fixed voice, personal connectivity and managed security services to governm…
    - 26 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:16pm -
  • SwipedOn raises $1 million capital

    SwipedOn raises $1 million capital

    Software company SwipedOn is in a position for accelerated growth after this week achieving $1m revenue, with a further $1m in capital raised.
    - 26 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:15pm -
  • Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton

    Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton

    It is an aggressive price move from Slingshot. The company has thrown down the gauntlet to larger service providers who already complain about margins. Offering the cheapest option is vital in a market like New Zealand where consumers tend to buy on…
    - 27 days ago 25 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • Spark doubles down on wireless broadband

    Spark doubles down on wireless broadband

    For over a year Spark has pushed fixed wireless broadband as an alternative to fixed-line internet. Spark sells fixed wireless products using its own label and its cut-price Skinny brand. From a customer point of view the two services are identical.…
    - 28 days ago 24 Jan 18, 4:44pm -
  • New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond

    New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond

    International Data Corporation (IDC) has made some predictions for the New Zealand IT industry for 2018 and beyond.
    - 30 days ago 22 Jan 18, 1:50pm -
  • Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z

    Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z

    The new (est) breed takes a different approach to tech than their Millennial predecessors.
    - 30 days ago 22 Jan 18, 1:45pm -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 43 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�…
    - 43 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…
    - 43 days ago 9 Jan 18, 7:22am -
  • 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…
    - 48 days ago 4 Jan 18, 5:09pm -
  • 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 ...…
    - 62 days ago 21 Dec 17, 10:04am -
  • 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...…
    - 92 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…
    - 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 -
  • newQualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal

    Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal

    U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm has unveiled a sweetened US$44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile $121 billion bid from Broadcom.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 12:48pm -
  • newGovernment seeks input on new telecoms relay service
    With the contracts for the provision of telecommunications services for the hearing and vision impaired due to expire on 30 June 2019, the Government has commenced a public consultation to prepare for the provision of services beyond that date.
    - 20 hours ago 20 Feb 18, 6:17pm -
  • Motorola bringing AI and AR to public safety comms

    Motorola bringing AI and AR to public safety comms

    Motorola Solutions, the arm of Motorola that focuses on mission critical communications for public safety and heavy industry customers, is working on multiple fronts to enhance the capabilities of its offerings by incorporating artificial intelligenc…
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 18, 1:22pm -
  • UN chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

    UN chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

    U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 18, 10:58am -
  • After 25 years of data protection law, what next?

    After 25 years of data protection law, what next?

    This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Privacy Act — it was passed by Parliament on 5 May 1993 — but a push begun in 2011 to update the legislation remains a work in progress, according to the Privacy Commissioner.
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 18, 6:11pm -
  • InternetNZ calls for copyright law reform

    InternetNZ calls for copyright law reform

    InternetNZ is calling for changes to copyright legislation saying the Internet has opened up new opportunities for creative New Zealanders, and the changes are needed to enable them to exploit these opportunities.
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 18, 6:03pm -
  • Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over Meltdown, Spectre security flaws

    Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over Meltdown, Spectre security flaws

    Shareholders and customers have filed 32 class action lawsuits against Intel in connection with recently disclosed security flaws in its microchips.
    - 2 days ago 19 Feb 18, 12:35pm -
  • HomePod review

    HomePod review

    Apple’s HomePod sounds great, but feels unfinished.
    - 3 days ago 18 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Security lessons from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    Security lessons from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    Shiny buttons that go "ping!" considered harmful.
    - 4 days ago 17 Feb 18, 9:36am -
  • Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network
    Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report US$11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 – a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases – CEO Ch…
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 18, 1:52am -
  • 5 early warning signs of project failure

    5 early warning signs of project failure

    Far too many projects still do not meet intended goals. Here are five leading indicators of a failing project that — when caught — can drastically improve your project’s chances for success.
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 18, 12:00am -
  • Northland Health Board improves online access to patient data
    Staff of Northland District Health Board has been given access to data of patients in all Northland hospices via the hospices’ PalCare system that holds electronic records of all Northland’s Hospice patients.
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 6:37pm -
  • The robots are coming – to rural schools
    Researchers at the University of Auckland have published a study that finds companion robots in rural schools could help children learn.
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 6:36pm -
  • Vivid Solutions videoconferencing added to TaaS panel
    A videoconferencing service born out of the need for paediatricians at Auckland’s Starship Hospital to conduct video consultations with their patients throughout New Zealand has made it onto the government’s Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS)…
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 11:53am -
  • Orion Health offers integration services on AWS

    Orion Health offers integration services on AWS

    NZX-listed health software company, Orion Health (NZX: OHE) has announced the global launch of a cloud-based integration service running on Amazon Web Services that is says has the capability to manage and maintain the entire integration engine for c…
    - 5 days ago 16 Feb 18, 11:47am -