World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?
Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.
600 more tech workers coming soon
Late last year Minister Clark announced that Cabinet had approved a Class Exception for 600 overseas tech workers to come to New Zealand. This was great news for our industry, with many companies suffering with the border restrictions currently in place.
But when will it be available and how will it work?
Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…
Airlines this week cancelled or rerouted flights heading to certain US airports. Was it due to a surge in Omicron cases, threats of terrorism, or a fault identified in jumbo jets?
Turns out it is because of radio waves from 5G mobile networks.
Vodafone, MyRepublic the fastest in download speed tests - Ookla
Vodafone serves up the fastest mobile download speeds and niche player MyRepublic beats the pack for fast downloads on fixed-line broadband connections according to Ookla, creator of the popular speed…
Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity
New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.
And that's a wrap!
That's us - other than any big breaking news, the TechBlog and Newsline team will be taking a break until mid-January.
A massive thanks to our community for your support over what was a tough year …
Griffin on Tech: Time's person of the year contains multitudes
Time magazine's decision to put Elon Musk on its cover as its person of the year was a polarizing move, to say the least.
The entrepreneur, innovator, largely self-trained engineer and on the stren…
Toy box: The best tech of 2021
Even a global computer-chip shortage couldn't halt the flood of shiny new gadgets this year. Here are 10 of the best that I was able to lay my hands on in 2021.
Action stations: How to deal with the Log4j vulnerability exploit
The Log4J vulnerability is a security nightmare. Here is how to deal with it.
ITP CEO Paul Matthews stepping down next year
After 14 years at the helm of ITP, CEO Paul Matthews has made the call to step down next year to pursue other opportunities.
Paul has made a massive contribution to ITP and the profession over many…
Log4J: When your tools turn against you
Organisations around the world are scrambling to address the Log4J vulnerability, which IT security experts suggest could be the most serious exploit uncovered in the last decade.