Wikileaks keeps publishing despite Assange's arrest

, posted: 10-Dec-2010 17:19

The fantastic NMA TV illustrates better than anyone else what's going on with Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Truly awesome. Get animated. (read the entire post)...



Letter to Simon Power, minister of commerce re: Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill

, posted: 9-Dec-2010 12:55

The below letter and briefing note was emailed to Simon Power, the Commerce Select Committee member and various other parliamentarians involved in deciding what New Zealand's new copyright law should be like. Warning: letter and briefing note contain (read the entire post)...



Nokia N8 too little, too late

, posted: 18-Nov-2010 13:40

It's 2010, and Nokia comes out with the N8. The Finns have had years to learn from Apple and its hugely successful iPhone, not to mention Google and the Android. They've been able to note how Microsoft, RIM and Palm have spun their wheels without g (read the entire post)...



New unjust copyright law alert: guilty until you prove your innocence

, posted: 5-Nov-2010 11:21

Despite Labour and various lobby groups patting themselves on the back, saying a compromise has been reached that makes the amended copyright law workable and fair, it looks like things have in fact taken a turn for the worse. Please make sure that y (read the entire post)...



First issue of NZCS Newsline 2.0 is out

, posted: 4-Nov-2010 15:50

I'm pleased to announce the emergence of the first colossally good NZCS Newsline 2.0 newsletter, featuring a small contribution from yours truly. Plus, I'm editing the newsletter - hoping it'll attract many interesting contributions from NZCS member (read the entire post)...



Best camera phone ever

, posted: 20-Oct-2010 15:43

Alex Kidman's asking if people really buy smart phones just for the onboard camera, in conjunction with the Nokia N8 launch yesterday. I know of at least one person who bought a Nokia N95 and an N97 for that very reason and I'd love to have a good ca (read the entire post)...



Samsung i9000 Galaxy S

, posted: 19-Sep-2010 13:57

I've had the Samsung Galaxy i9000 for a few weeks now, and as it's going back to Vodafone soon, it's time to note down what I thought of it. Full specs and some issues are recorded on Wikipedia, and there are any number of detailed reviews out on t (read the entire post)...



Free calling on Christchurch payphones - goodonya, Telecom

, posted: 5-Sep-2010 10:56

What a horrible weekend for Christchurch and the South Island. My friends there are unhurt, thank goodness, and unbelievably enough, it appears nobody was killed. The repair and clean-up work after the 7.1 quake will be massive though, and I hope the (read the entire post)...



Police says no evidence Google committed a crime with Street View Wi-Fi snooping

, posted: 2-Sep-2010 11:20

Received a media release from the NZ Police a moment ago, that seems to say that if you leave your Wi-Fi connection unencrypted so that others can snoop on your data… "tough, you have yourself to blame". We'll see if the Privacy Commissioner ta (read the entire post)...



Got to touch a pair of Windows Phone 7 devices

, posted: 31-Aug-2010 12:53

Been running around Tech Ed 2010 here in Auckland, checking out what's new in Microsoft-land. The one thing that most people are curious about is Windows Phone 7, so here it is. Check out my piece in Computerworld on my initial impressions of Windo (read the entire post)...





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