Our embarrassing e-waste habits
The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.
Update from ITPNZ
Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.
We're super excited to be kicking off the fully refreshed ITP Mentoring programme over the next couple of weeks, as we stage invitations to potential mentees. The programme is fun, safe, rewarding and completely free for ITP members.
And if you're still keen on being a mentor, it's not too late - just sign up and we'll run through an induction with you to make sure you're well supported.
Some great events coming up over the next couple of weeks too! Next Thursday we have an awesome webinar panel featuring Siân Simpson of Kiwi Landing Pad fame, David Downs from NZTE and one other guest talking about taking kiwi tech to the world post-Covid. Plus the Trade Me covid story in Wellington, Tech Chat Tuesday next week and more!
And don't forget to get your ITP gear, with a great range of ITP-branded clothing for work and play - now available at the ITP members' online store.
Brislen on Tech: The rise and fall of Facebook
Facebook is the largest publisher the world has ever seen, yet it refuses to accept the responsibility that comes with that role. From privacy breaches to tax avoidance to hate groups and political interference to family reunions and cat videos, Facebook plays a major role in modern life.
So what's to be done about the elephant in the room?
TechBlog Live - 3 July 2020
Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.
Topics covered include cybersecurity across the ditch, running Windows apps on Chromebooks, Facebook advert…
Alexa recruited for accessible tech push
The Government is to spend $400,000 to get Amazon's smart speakers into the hands of blind and low vision New Zealanders as the voice-driven technology becomes a growing part of day-to-day life.
COVID's impact on NZ's tech community
A guest post from Summer of Tech's Trent Mankelow: what are the prospects for interns following COVID-19?
Aussie goes on the cyber offensive
Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.
Who is …
Pause for effect
More than 100 international companies are refusing to advertise on social media platforms for a month as part of a #StopHateForProfit campaign.
Brislen on Tech: What's the big deal with privacy?
Privacy is one of those issues that means different things to different people. We value it and give it away freely without a second thought all at the same time.
Our data is important to us and i…
Windows apps to run on Chromebooks
Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.
Yes the robots are coming, but we’re not going to be ready
The robots are coming for our jobs. Or rather, they are changing the future of work, along with AI and other technology changes. Our education system needs a strong focus on technology and related are…