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Apple's cunning scheme to boost uptake of its Siri voice assistant

Peter Griffin. 19 October 2021, 11:36 am
Apple's cunning scheme to boost uptake of its Siri voice assistant

Amid a slew of upgrades to its MacBook Pro range and audio hardware unveiled this morning Apple also launched Apple Music Voice Plan, a cut-price music streaming service that can only be accessed via the Siri voice assistant.

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Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2021, 3:00 pm
Griffin on Tech: Aussie's ransomware crackdown could make us a bigger target

Australia is introducing laws specifically targeting ransomware attacks. Really, will that make a difference?

And does it now make New Zealand organisations softer targets?

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Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets

By Paul Brislen. 14 October 2021, 2:47 pm
Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets

It is International E-Waste Day, a perfect opportunity to gather up all your useless gadgets and get them to an e-waste recycler.

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AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2021, 8:46 am

After an initial wave of enterprise-scale AI applications, efforts are ramping up to make AI easier to develop and less prone to bias.

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Should social media platforms have a duty to care?

By Kim Connolly-Stone. 14 October 2021, 8:28 am

Governments around the world are thinking about how they regulate the activities of social media platforms and whether a stronger hand is needed. I say "yes please".

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2021, 3:00 pm

[From Tuesday] The last week we've been working on updating the skills component of the Digital Tech Industry Transformation Plan, and embedding it into the overall plan. Government has also released …

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Tech is a team sport, let's look out for each other

by Tim McNamara. 12 October 2021, 12:11 pm

For the technology industry, we've probably been avoiding mental health issues for too long. Then along came Covid.

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Women in Space network takes off

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2021, 10:07 pm

A new group aspiring to help women who want to get involved in the fast-growing space industry has launched as World Space Week is celebrated around the globe.

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Facebook goes dark as whistleblower spills its secrets

Peter Griffin. 05 October 2021, 8:29 am

A global outage, a damaging whistleblower campaigning for justice. Can the week get any worse for Facebook?

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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up

Peter Griffin. 01 October 2021, 4:03 pm

45 cases on Wednesday came as a shock to Auckland. So how can tech help us get closer to leaving lockdowns behind?

Now is the time to be casting the net far and wide for ideas and innovations to he…

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Alexa on wheels. What is Amazon thinking?

Peter Griffin. 29 September 2021, 5:01 pm

 Tech giant Amazon has rolled out a new generation of its Echo smart speakers, with a version of the Alexa-powered gadget arriving as Astro - a robot on wheels.

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