RIANZ wants to filter your Internet

, posted: 26-Jul-2012 20:48

Yes, that is the case: the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand wants ISPs to install a filter. That's from the RIANZ submissions to the MED [WARNING: SCANNED PDF] on the fee for processing copyright infringement notices and it reads: 56. (read the entire post)...

FCC’s Measuring Broadband America

, posted: 23-Jul-2012 17:13

Broadband performance is important, and so is monitoring it. However, I'm not convinced that the local contenders, TrueNet and Epitiro provide a great deal of useful information beyond limited snapshots, but the New Zealand regulator, the Commerce Co (read the entire post)...

IITP Newsline: Evangelising ICT, Future Shock, Secure Passwords

, posted: 18-Jul-2012 15:21

Subscribe to Newsline | IITP Website IITP Newsline18 July 2012 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views Featured Article Evangelising ICTBen Smith, IITP Projects and Engagement Coordinator New Zealand's first dedicated nationwide ICT Outreach program (read the entire post)...

Make the UFB free

, posted: 13-Jul-2012 13:13

The New Zealand Ultra-Fast Broadband project has several problems. It's over-complicated, slowly deployed and despite being in its first year already, only just over a thousand households have connected to it.

Obviously, the uptake figure (read the entire post)...

New Zealand number three in Asia and Oceania for innovation: WIPO

, posted: 3-Jul-2012 20:11

The WIPO Global Innovation Index 2012 that surveyed over 140 countries and economies contains a pleasant surprise: New Zealand ranks third in Asia and Oceania for innovation, after Hong Kong and Singapore. With apologies for the infographic of course (read the entire post)...

NZCS Newsline: CIOs, Submarine Cables, ICT Trends and Kiwi PyCon

, posted: 28-Jun-2012 15:46

Subscribe to Newsline | NZCS Website NZCS Newsline28 June 2012 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views This week: Juha Saarinen: See eye see eye oh Paul Brislen: Submarines Garry Roberton: ICT Trends: Looking back, looking forward NZCS ICT-Connec (read the entire post)...

Experience IKEA’s Uppleva TV

, posted: 20-Jun-2012 17:16

Some assembly required, as with all of IKEA's stuff. Uppleva (Experience) comes with a TV, Blu-Ray player, and wireless speakers with a subwoofer all in one integrated packaged. M3 in Sweden thought the furniture bit of the Uppleva that took almost f (read the entire post)...

Zune, a DRM nuisance

, posted: 16-Jun-2012 15:05

Microsoft's alternative to iTunes, Zune, looks kind of cool and can be used to upgrade Windows Phone 7 devices. What it isn't good at though is selling stuff for Microsoft and others. There were some movies in the Zune Marketplace that I wanted to c (read the entire post)...

Travelling gear

, posted: 10-Jun-2012 14:16

A recent trip to Vietnam resulted in this story about Intel's Assembly and Test plant in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City - and some long overdue rest and recreation, thank goodness. I'd never been to Vietnam before and didn't know what to expect so wanted to (read the entire post)...

Conversation with a spam bot

, posted: 23-May-2012 12:46

"Alexis" appeared uninvited in my Google Talk or Chat or whatever it's called now. I suspected it was a spambot so decided to see if it was any good. It wasn't. Seriously, do people fall for this kind of stuff? Alexis hiya! me Hello Are you a spa (read the entire post)...


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