Reviews here on Geekzone: Dell 2130cn colour laser and HTC Magic

, posted: 25-Jun-2009 15:52

Short blog post today, to alert those who follow me on RSS about two reviews that I've posted here on Geekzone.

Dell 2130cn review here.

HTC Magic review here.

Check them out and let me know what you think. (read the entire post)...

Today's strange Internet Explorer 8 error message

, posted: 2-Jun-2009 11:04

Windows 7 x64 is great but I'm not totally convinced about Internet Explorer 8. Of all the browsers I've tried - IE6/7, Opera 9.x, Safari 3/beta 4, Chrome 1.x/2.x, Firefox 3.x and betas - IE8 is the only one to choke on Gmail's Javascript (read the entire post)...

Orcon lays off 23 staff

, posted: 5-May-2009 13:37

Yesterday, I got an email saying some of Orcon's prices "simply aren't sustainable", meaning the excess data charge doubled from $1 per GB to $2, unless you took up the $8/month for 5GB additional traffic offer.

Today, I see that Orcon is (read the entire post)...

Watch out: Twitter direct messages delivered to wrong people

, posted: 24-Apr-2009 11:11

This morning, I fired up DestroyTwitter and Seesmic Desktop as usual, to check out what's happening on Twitter. Had a few direct messages or DMs, from people I don't know and assumed they were those noxious and annoying automatically generated ones. (read the entire post)...

Browning jumps from Freeview to Hybrid TV and TiVo?

, posted: 31-Mar-2009 17:32

Freeview sent over a press release earlier today, saying Steve Browning, its GM, has resigned effective April 9, to "pursue new opportunities".

The release doesn't say why he left or where to, but Allan Swann at NBR reckons Browning has go (read the entire post)...

Full TVNZ content on SkyTV from June-July this year

, posted: 25-Mar-2009 16:03

Maybe it was due to political pressure from National, but TVNZ and Sky Television say they have come to an agreement that means all of the state broadcasters's channels will be available on the latter's service.

This means high-definition (read the entire post)...

Copyright claims anti-competitive and often just wrong: Google

, posted: 19-Mar-2009 15:58

The Teditor, or PC World Editor Ted Gibbons, has been reading through Google's submission on the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum (TCF) Code of Practice, which would be the agreement between telcos and ISPs on one hand and the rights holders, on ho (read the entire post)...

Would you buy a used car from this person?

, posted: 9-Mar-2009 20:54

Browsing TradeMe's car section, I looked at the Jaguars (yeah, I know, not entirely sensible) and found a '99 S-Type. Nothing unusual about that, but the seller or whoever it is that's modelling on the bonnet of the car seems quite remarkable:
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Stalky Twittermania: list of artists, bands and musos on Twitter

, posted: 9-Mar-2009 15:32

Twitter is incredibly celebrity driven, to the point of being quite ridiculous at times. Many of the celebs has tens, even hundreds of thousands of followers, but follow few of their fans back themselves (with some notable exceptions like @stephenfry (read the entire post)...

Fibre-to-the-home boosts quality of life, productivity, employment and public services

, posted: 2-Mar-2009 16:40

Lazy dog blogging today as I feel a bit worn out, but the below release from analysts Ovum is interesting.

Why? Because I've lost count of how many times the argument is wheeled out that fast network connectivity is a luxury item that's n (read the entire post)...


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