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World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2022, 1:32 pm

Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.

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Vodafone, MyRepublic the fastest in download speed tests - Ookla

Peter Griffin. 20 January 2022, 9:47 am

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 speedtest.net network test.

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Griffin on Tech: Time's person of the year contains multitudes

Peter Griffin. 17 December 2021, 4:49 pm
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 strength of Telsa's surging share price, the richest person in the world, seems to have equal numbers of detractors as fans.

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Toy box: The best tech of 2021

Peter Griffin. 16 December 2021, 12:22 pm

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.

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Action stations: How to deal with the Log4j vulnerability exploit

By Eleanor Barlow, Priyanka Agarwal, Swapnill Bhosale and Chris Cheyne. 14 December 2021, 9:28 am

The Log4J vulnerability is a security nightmare. Here is how to deal with it.

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Log4J: When your tools turn against you

By Peter Membrey. 13 December 2021, 9:56 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech's mixed bag of a year - ten trends that defined 2021

Peter Griffin. 10 December 2021, 12:52 pm

Before we flop onto a beach towel to recover from another exhausting year living in the shadow of Covid, it's worth reflecting on a remarkable year in the world of technology.

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From deep fakes to crypto scams - six cybersecurity predictions for 2022

Peter Griffin. 07 December 2021, 9:07 am

As we approach the holiday season, it is worth remembering that hackers never sleep.

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Griffin on Tech: We need an online safety code that works for Kiwis first and foremost

Peter Griffin. 03 December 2021, 2:07 pm

Internet safety watchdog NetSafe needs a more inclusive approach to drafting its new code of practice for digital platform providers, according to Internet experts.

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15 years and $11 billion - the rapid rise of Kiwi software companies

Peter Griffin. 03 December 2021, 11:42 am

If mergers and acquisitions are a way of measuring progress, New Zealand software companies have had a phenomenal run in the last 15 years.

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Getting ambitious on the tech gender gap - #10KWāhine

By Vanessa Sorenson. 01 December 2021, 9:07 am

Addressing the tech skills shortage is about opening our borders. Many women simply don't see technology or digital-focused roles as realistic options.

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