Giant copyright troll alert: Viacom uploaded videos to YouTube for years

, posted: 19-Mar-2010 16:28

Mr Editor Bossman at Computerworld NZ, The Roboneill, sent a link to the official YouTube blog with a rather interesting entry by Zahavah Levine, the video hoster's chief legal counsel. Have a read of it all, but the bit quoted below sticks out: For (read the entire post)...



European Parliament throws spanner in secret ACTA works

, posted: 14-Mar-2010 10:07

This will make the Wellington ACTA negotiations more exciting - the European Parliament has asked to have full access to ACTA documents, and wants this to be granted to the public too. Furthermore, the ACTA talks should be limited to counterfeiting, (read the entire post)...



Pacific Fibre cable a bold initiative that the government should support

, posted: 11-Mar-2010 16:31

Will the NZ$900 million Pacific Fibre cable mooted by messieurs Drury, Morgan, Tindall, Rushworth, Humphrey and Wiggs succeed? Certainly, the list of founders is impressive with everyone on it not only having an understanding of why Big Fat Pipes w (read the entire post)...



ComCom: Don’t forget mobile roaming rates

, posted: 25-Feb-2010 12:24

Mobile phone termination rates are under intense scrutiny by the New Zealand telco regulator, the Commerce Commission, which has pressured Vodafone and Telecom into a binding undertaking to lower the amounts charged for landing calls on their network (read the entire post)...



Hands on with Google Nexus One – briefly

, posted: 16-Feb-2010 13:15

I should be talking about Windows Phone 7 Series, but there's plenty of comment on that unreleased mobile OS so here's a brief hands-on report about the Google Nexus One. I had the opportunity to check out the SuperGooglePhone for a few moments recen (read the entire post)...



Trade Me, the behemoth on NZ's Internet

, posted: 2-Feb-2010 12:07

How busy is Trade Me these days? According to Trade Me developer Jay, very busy:



Yesterday being Monday February 1, 2010, Trade Me served up almost 2.4 million pages an hour, or just under 40,000 a minute.

Wonder how (read the entire post)...



Losers in the Apple iPad launch

, posted: 28-Jan-2010 10:20


There it is then, another culture-changing device from Apple, as Mike Elgan puts it. The iPad may not be everything to everyone, but Apple has launched the device with its usual thoroughness, and it's backed up by apps, media and 3G right from (read the entire post)...



Twitter.com DNS hijacked?

, posted: 18-Dec-2009 19:50

Twitter.com seems to be hijacked at the moment:
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;twitter.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
twitter.com. 1901 IN A 74.217.128.160
;;; QUESTION SECTION:
;160.128.217.74.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR
;; ANSWER S (read the entire post)...



Microsoft being a Onecare

, posted: 13-Nov-2009 16:25

All right, I know it's good to that Microsoft provides a free malware scanning utility and that I'm being a bit of a duck to have a go at them, but nevertheless, the Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner is a bad idea that should be taken down fast. Fo (read the entire post)...



First test on Vodafone NZ HSPA+

, posted: 12-Nov-2009 09:30

At Vodafone HQ with Scott Bartley from PC World and Chris Keall from NBR, trying out HSPA+. On my Dell Studio 17 laptop and a Huawei K4505 USB stick, the results are...

Pingtest:



And the hoary old Speedtest:

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