Reference

Computers & electronics

Categories

* ~ consumer computer skills
* Advice & Troubleshooting
* Computer Associations
* Computer Games
* Computer History
* Digital Photography
* Internet Safety
* News and Magazines
* Open Source
* Programming & Scripting
* References
* Viruses and Security
* Web

Sites

* Computer Database
Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Includes more than 3 million articles, with over 450 titles in full-text.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Safari Tech Books Online
Electronic reference library of technology, digital media, business and management titles. Includes titles from well-known IT publishers such as O'Reilly, Que, New Riders, PeachPit, SitePoint and others.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Defective by design
"Working together to eliminate DRM as a threat to innovation in media, the privacy of readers, and freedom for computer users."
* 3 Strikes NZ
Information and tools to combat the negative impacts of the new copyright law.
* A Fair Deal
The Fair Deal campaign is about keeping the Trans-Pacific Partnership from changing our copyright laws.
* Anti-Spam
Information about anti-spam legislation and enforcement from the Department of Internal Affairs.
* Centre for Software Innovation
The Centre for Software Innovation draws on the significant research resource of New Zealand's largest research-led university, The University of Auckland, which is internationally recognised as a computer science and software research leader.
* Computer Science and Information Technology @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* developerWorks
IBM's resource for developers
* Down to the Wire
The story of New Zealand’s Internet, and how it has changed our nation since 1989. Features video interviews with more than 50 Internet personalities and players and music from each year from Flying Nun Records.
* ebook friendly
eBook tips, deals, advice and links to sources for ebooks. Also loads of just neat bookish stuff. Includes useful guide to buying a device for reading ebooks.
* eDay
eDay is a community initiative designed to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling computers and the hazardous nature of electronic waste (e-waste), while offering an easy way for households and schools to dispose of old computers and mobile phones in an environmentally sound manner.
* HIT Lab NZ : Human Interface Laboratory New Zealand
Human-computer interface research centre hosted at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.
* Internet.com
Comprehensive source for the latest global news and information about information technology and the Internet. It allows users to evaluate, compare and purchase IT and Internet-related products and services.
* Microsoft at home
* Netsafe - The Internet Safety Group
* New Zealand Digital Strategy
The Digital Strategy has been developed by several departments and has been coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Development. It is a strategy about how we will create a digital future for all New Zealanders, using the power of information and communications technology to enhance all aspects of our lives.
* New Zealand Open Source Awards
Awarded October
* NZ Computer Directory
* Official iwi.nz home page
Home of the .iwi domain registry.
* Overclockers (NZ)
* Port numbers assignments
From IANA
* Rabble
Directory of New Zealand tech business.
* Request for Comments (RFCs)
The Requests for Comments (RFC) document series is a set of technical and organizational notes about the Internet (originally the ARPANET), beginning in 1969.
* Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ)
REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) is the Crown-owned company that owns and operates a high-speed, unrestricted broadband network for the New Zealand education, research and innovation communities - KAREN.
* Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ)
* This Week in Tech (TWiT)
Daily vidcasts (also available as podcasts e.g. audio only) that you can watch live or download and listen to later. A variety of topics from security to photography.
* Understanding CD-R & CD-RW
Seeks to answer basic questions about CD-R and CD-RW product technology in an understandable and accessible way and to provide a compass pointing to sources of further information. From the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA)
* Understanding DVD
Explanations are provided to satisfy essential questions about DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM product technology and offer direction to sources of further information. From the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA)
* Unicode.org
News and technical specifications for Unicode