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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.
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?
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.
AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business
After an initial wave of enterprise-scale AI applications, efforts are ramping up to make AI easier to develop and less prone to bias.
Should social media platforms have a duty to care?
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".
Quick ITP update and upcoming events
[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 …
Tech is a team sport, let's look out for each other
For the technology industry, we've probably been avoiding mental health issues for too long. Then along came Covid.
Women in Space network takes off
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.
Facebook goes dark as whistleblower spills its secrets
A global outage, a damaging whistleblower campaigning for justice. Can the week get any worse for Facebook?
Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up
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…
Alexa on wheels. What is Amazon thinking?
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.