• newEdifier S350DB review

    Edifier S350DB review

    Edifier has an old-school looking, but modern sounding speakers series that can seriously enhance your listening experience. The Edifier S350DB is a 2.1 speaker system that can easily connect to any system available around.
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 18, 11:31pm -
  • Spark 5G launch announced: 1 July 2020

    Spark 5G launch announced: 1 July 2020

    Spark aims to have New Zealand's first 5G network live on the Auckland Harbour by 1 July 2020 for Emirates Team New Zealand to use as part of its preparation to defend the America's Cup.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 18, 4:17pm -
  • TCF warns about scam calls

    TCF warns about scam calls

    During International Fraud Awareness Week, a global effort to minimise the impact of fraud through awareness and education, the NZ Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is shining the spotlight on scam calling in New Zealand, encouraging consumers to: Stop…
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 18, 12:32pm -
  • Ola kicks off ridesharing services in New Zealand with multi-city launch

    Ola kicks off ridesharing services in New Zealand with multi-city launch

    Kiwis across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch can start booking rides from their Ola app.
    - 9 days ago 12 Nov 18, 6:07pm -
  • New electric scooter brand enters local market

    New electric scooter brand enters local market

    A major new entrant into the New Zealand electric scooter market has arrived in Auckland - offering a new standard in safety for its customers and advocating for mandatory use of helmets.
    - 9 days ago 12 Nov 18, 6:04pm -
  • OPPO R17 Pro to be available in New Zealand

    OPPO R17 Pro to be available in New Zealand

    OPPO introduces Ultra Night Mode, Time of Flight and SuperVOOC charging to the R-Series.
    - 13 days ago 7 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • Nova Energy announces broadband, phone and energy bundles

    Nova Energy announces broadband, phone and energy bundles

    Nova, a nation-wide energy retailer, is now offering residential customers the convenience of dealing with one supplier for their power, broadband, phone and natural gas services, with just one simple bill to manage each month.
    - 14 days ago 7 Nov 18, 2:15pm -
  • GCSB releases cyber resilience report

    GCSB releases cyber resilience report

    The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has released a benchmark assessment of cyber security resilience across New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
    - 16 days ago 5 Nov 18, 11:54am -
  • Spark launches kids watch that phones home

    Spark launches kids watch that phones home

    The kids watch is designed for children aged 5-12 years who are becoming more independent but are not yet ready for a full functioning, expensive smartphone.
    - 16 days ago 5 Nov 18, 11:52am -
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

    Just months after Huawei released the P20 series and we have a new top of the line smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. And it's not only a top of the line in terms of design, features and materials but it again incorporates Leica technology int…
    - 20 days ago 1 Nov 18, 6:37pm -
  • NETGEAR delivers Insight instant VPN business router BR500

    NETGEAR delivers Insight instant VPN business router BR500

    With the new NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500), remote employees will be able to access data residing on their office network with a single touch on their smartphone screen or a click on their laptop.
    - 21 days ago 31 Oct 18, 5:31pm -
  • Jaguar I-PACE NZ launch date and pricing revealed

    Jaguar I-PACE NZ launch date and pricing revealed

    The first all-electric Jaguar I-PACE deliveries are expected to be available to New Zealand customers from April 2019, with local pricing for the premium SUV starting at $159,900.
    - 21 days ago 31 Oct 18, 5:14pm -
  • Catalyst Cloud releases CNCF Certified Public Kubernetes Platform

    Catalyst Cloud releases CNCF Certified Public Kubernetes Platform

    Catalyst Cloud has released New Zealand’s first Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) certified Kubernetes service.
    - 22 days ago 30 Oct 18, 7:46pm -
  • Computer scientist wins Fellowship to further develop augmented reality technology

    Computer scientist wins Fellowship to further develop augmented reality technology

    University of Otago computer scientist Stefanie Zollman has won the L’OrÄ-al-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship, which recognises outstanding female scientists globally.
    - 22 days ago 30 Oct 18, 7:43pm -
  • Spark stay on as exclusive Nokia carrier - introduce the new Nokia 7.1 to New Zealand

    Spark stay on as exclusive Nokia carrier - introduce the new Nokia 7.1 to New Zealand

    In a mobile phone first, the 7.1 brings PureDisplay screen technology for stunning cinema-quality viewing.
    - 22 days ago 30 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • D-Link OMNA 180 HD CAM and Apple Homekit

    D-Link OMNA 180 HD CAM and Apple Homekit

    Home automation, the integrated house, control at your fingertips. In any modern house, you will find a plethora of �things� that can be turned on and off, adjusted, set to a timer or other setting, or even to simulate a pattern. The first and se…
    - 19 Jul 18, 4:42pm -
  • Cora VTOL: Autonomous Electric Sky Taxi from Zephyr Airworks/Kitty Hawk (Disruption Playbook)

    Cora VTOL: Autonomous Electric Sky Taxi from Zephyr Airworks/Kitty Hawk (Disruption Playbook)

    From my new series Disruption Playbook comes an interview with the CEO of Zephyr Airworks, Fred Reid. Zephyr Airworks (and parent company Kitty Hawk) are being funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and have been secretly hard at work on Cora –...…
    - 5 Apr 18, 10:02pm -
  • Ready to be an IT Support Engineer at Gorilla?

    Ready to be an IT Support Engineer at Gorilla?

    Gorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join the team. If you both learn technical things very quickly and have strong people skills this could be the role for you. There is much to Gorilla's special s…
    - 28 Mar 18, 6:15pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 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…
    - 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�…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 ...…
    - 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...…
    - 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 -
  • newSpark 5G to give Emirates America's Cup team an edge

    Spark 5G to give Emirates America's Cup team an edge

    New Zealand's Spark and the Emirates America's Cup team have opened an interactive 5G test lab in Auckland with Spark promising it will launch a live 5G network on 1 July 2020 that will give the team and edge in the America's Cup races to be held in…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Nov 18, 12:26pm -
  • newItalian certified email accounts attacked

    Italian certified email accounts attacked

    Unknown hackers gained access to thousands of Italian certified email accounts, including those of magistrates and security officials, in a major cyber attack earlier this month, a senior official said on Monday.
    - 21 hours ago 20 Nov 18, 11:06am -
  • What network pros need to know about IoT
    The impact of IoT on data centers will be staggering, experts says. Here are four essential things network professionals will need to know before they get started.
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Retail IoT is still coming into its own in 2019
    The use of IoT tech in the retail sector is growing fast, but where’s the killer app?
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Open Data Model promises to accelerate metadata management

    Open Data Model promises to accelerate metadata management

    New Zealand start-up, Open Data Model, claims to have developed a cloud-based metadata repository service that is a fraction of the cost of traditional systems.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 18, 10:55am -
  • Qrious offers UbiQuity marketing automation via Adobe Experience Cloud
    Spark's data analytics subsidiary, Qrious has teamed up with provide New Zealand enterprises with marketing automation services via the Adobe Experience Cloud.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 18, 10:52am -
  • Oracle veteran to take charge of Google Cloud

    Oracle veteran to take charge of Google Cloud

    Former Oracle product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 18, 10:37am -
  • Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth wishes Red Hat and IBM a happy marriage

    Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth wishes Red Hat and IBM a happy marriage

    Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's keynote at the second of this year's Openstack Summits was considerably less controversial than the last, where he explicitly compared the price between Red Hat and Ubuntu's services in Vancouver. However he stil…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 18, 4:21am -
  • BlackBerry to buy Cylance for $1.4B

    BlackBerry to buy Cylance for $1.4B

    BlackBerry has raised its bets on artificial intelligence and cyber security with the $1.4 billion purchase of machine-learning specialists Cylance.
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

    Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

    Mozilla added the alert system to its browser as a way or warning users who visit a site that's reported a data breach.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 18, 10:10am -
  • newTeens are trying marijuana before alcohol and tobacco

    Teens are trying marijuana before alcohol and tobacco

    Teens used to try alcohol first, then tobacco, and then marijuana. Now, marijuana is increasingly the first “gateway” substance for adolescents, according to new research. This trend is not because teens are smoking cannabis more than ever. Rath…
    - 2 mins ago 21 Nov 18, 8:21am -
  • newAmazon reportedly bidding on multiple Fox sports channels

    Amazon reportedly bidding on multiple Fox sports channels

    Amazon may try to expand its live sports offering for Prime subscribers by bidding on 20 of Fox’s regional sports channels, according to a report from CNBC. Fox’s 22 channels were acquired by Disney during the two companies’ merger earlier thi…
    - 8 mins ago 21 Nov 18, 8:15am -
  • newWe’ve come full circle with this Apple Watch iPod nano concept

    We’ve come full circle with this Apple Watch iPod nano concept

    Nostalgia is a funny thing, because your emotions trick you into thinking you want something that has absolutely no functional value. This Apple Watch iPod nano concept, published on Behance by Korean designer Joyce Kang, is an example that suddenly…
    - 16 mins ago 21 Nov 18, 8:07am -
  • newGoogle is patenting a pair of motorized VR roller skates

    Google is patenting a pair of motorized VR roller skates

    Do you want to really, physically walk around in virtual reality? Is an omnidirectional treadmill too bulky for your taste? A giant hamster ball too confining? Redirected walking too trippy? An empty warehouse too expensive? If so, I’ve got good ne…
    - 54 mins ago 21 Nov 18, 7:29am -
  • newYouTuber who eats disgusting food is everything good about the internet

    YouTuber who eats disgusting food is everything good about the internet

    A man in a blue checkered shirt sits at a table set with three things: a spoon, a pint of Ample Hills Creamery Peppermint Pattie ice cream, and a hefty burrito. Wordlessly, he tears the heaping burrito in two. He picks up one of the halves — roughl…
    - 57 mins ago 21 Nov 18, 7:26am -
  • newGoogle’s Digital Wellbeing features are now available for all Pixel phones

    Google’s Digital Wellbeing features are now available for all Pixel phones

    Google’s Digital Wellbeing features, designed to help you more responsibly use mobile software and prevent distractions, have officially exited the beta phase and are now available for all Google Pixel phones running Android 9 Pie, per 9to5Google.…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 18, 7:22am -
  • newFacebook rolls out time spent dashboard

    Facebook rolls out time spent dashboard

    Last week, Instagram started rolling out its new dashboard that showed how much time you spend on Instagram, and now, it’s Facebook’s turn: the company is rolling out the feature in the actual Facebook app now, via TechCrunch. Facebook announced…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 18, 7:12am -
  • newFacebook and Instagram are down for some users across the US

    Facebook and Instagram are down for some users across the US

    Facebook is experiencing a rare outage that is making the popular social network site — along with Facebook Messenger and Instagram — unavailable to users across the United States as well as parts of Europe and South America, according to third-p…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 18, 6:32am -
  • newiRobot Roomba i7+ review: smarter than the average robot vacuum
    All the bells and whistles Continue reading…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 18, 6:09am -
  • newYou can now sign into a Microsoft Account without a password using a security key

    You can now sign into a Microsoft Account without a password using a security key

    Microsoft is making it easier and more secure to sign into a Microsoft Account today. The software giant is now supporting standards-based FIDO2 security key devices to allow anyone to sign into their Microsoft Account without a username or password.…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 18, 6:00am -