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Previous Columns

Drones as a political tool
Yesterday, a drone was found on the roof of the Japanese Prime Minister's office and, as was to be expected, the result was a rather over-the-top reaction by authorities...

The TPPA truth?
To the average Kiwi, our government's infatuation with the TPPA that the USA is attempting to foist upon us seems perverse...

Time for a total rethink of our stuff?
I've written a few columns in the past mourning the disappearance of technology you could easily maintain, fix and upgrad...

What digital radio?
I can recall with fond memories the time I spent as a young boy, barely of school age, playing with germanium diodes, crystal ear-plugs and long lengths of wire...

Time for a new world order?
What's this? Aardvark advocating a new world order? Heresy for sure!...

Mr Vidstream to the rescue!
A huge battle is about to ensue here in New Zealand as internet service providers go head-to-head with the owners of broadcast rights for popular video content...

Perception trumps reality
We are slaves to our senses and our perceptions...

Out-tubing YouTube
YouTube is, without any doubt, the most popular streaming video website on the internet...

Is New Zealand suffering from paranoia?
There is a lot of discussion going on in the USA (and doubtless elsewhere in the world as well) with respect to whether the public should be allowed to keep their activities and communications private from the snooping eyes of government...

YouTube loses the plot again
As a regular YouTube user, I get as annoyed as anyone else when I'm forced to sit through a 15-second pre-roll ad or click-away a much longer pre-roll after the first five seconds...

So very, very murky
Sometimes I find it hard to believe just how murky the media and some areas of technology have become...