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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2017, 9:00 am

Mobile phones get faster, the future of work should involve actually getting paid for said work and WannaCry turns Robin Hood (sort of)

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Be Prepared: Emergency Communications

Dave Lane. 23 June 2017, 7:21 am
Be Prepared: Emergency Communications

In a natural (or even man-made) disaster, communication on the ground is crucial for coordinating rescue operations but normal communication technologies like cellphones don't work. That's because a lot of the centralised infrastructure (telco celltowers, power systems) are damaged along with everything else.

Enter Project Serval.

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Paul Brislen. 16 June 2017, 4:06 pm

In which Paul Brislen seeks out a new job as this one has limited reach... Farmers need to think about a new approach as pharming takes off... and fall out from Fuji Xerox's accounting scandal claims a top scalp.

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Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia

Amy Ryburn. 13 June 2017, 6:00 am

Mandatory data breach reporting has been on the agenda in New Zealand for some time. While they may have some ground to make up on the rugby field, it is one area where our trans-Tasman cousins have s…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2017, 5:21 pm

In which we discuss cryptography and why politicians should understand the internet... Apple releases a slew of new products... and man sentence extended for another three years.

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AWS comes to town - an inside story

Jason Danner. 03 June 2017, 6:00 am

It was the kind of glorious morning that makes you vow to wake up early more often. Through the waning drizzle, I plodded down Quay Street and couldn't help but marvel at the gorgeous sunrise framed b…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2017, 3:18 pm

In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.

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US laptop ban on flights could extend to all flights…

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2017, 6:47 am

Long haul flights are already a tedious prospect for many travellers but soon they could be even worse if US plans to launch a full scale laptop ban to all flights are introduced.

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Paul Brislen. 26 May 2017, 2:42 pm

In which Kiwis can not only fly, they can reach orbit... what the budget means for you... what the tech sector would very much like the country's political leaders to consider in the lead up to the el…

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Bridging the Digital Language Divide: Is Your Email Ready for the Global Market?

Don Hollander. 22 May 2017, 9:00 am

Email connects the globe with a click. And it is critical for more than just sending messages; we use email addresses to log in to social networks, identify ourselves for government services, and as t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 May 2017, 4:43 pm

In which we look back at a telecommunications world that never was (thankfully)... consider the fallout from WannaCry... and raise a glass to the Hi-Tech Award winners for 2017.

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