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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures. 

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Brislen on Tech: 10 Print 'Hello World'

Paul Brislen. 30 July 2021, 5:43 pm

In which our plucky editor bids adieu as he rides off into the sunset.

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Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform

Techblog Staff. 28 July 2021, 7:56 am

Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.

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Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2021, 11:20 am

Microsoft will begin offering business customers Windows as a subscription-based cloud service from August 2nd as it embraces the hybrid working trend accelerated by the pandemic.

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Brislen on Tech: Microsoft rolls the dice

Paul Brislen. 02 July 2021, 4:06 pm

Microsoft has lifted the lid on its new OS - Windows 11 - and promises a brighter world by letting users run Android apps.

Will that be enough to stem the flow of users to non-Windows operating sy…

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Brislen on Tech: Show me the money

Paul Brislen. 25 June 2021, 2:33 pm

Science is a vital part of our society and indeed of our economic prosperity.

So why is it that research and development in New Zealand is treated as a luxury item, only to be had on an occasional…

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An immigration system fit for the future

Techblog Staff. 21 June 2021, 5:00 am

Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want …

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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.

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Brislen on Tech: Hybrid working is the answer

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2021, 6:51 pm

COVID forced us all to work from home but now many companies are forcing their staff back to work in last century's office space. But why?

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The Great Offlining of 2021

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2021, 8:11 am

What does the internet do when an outage takes out most of the major content providers for more than 40 minutes? Why, it turns to the internet to ... oh, wait.

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Brislen on Tech: The old days

Paul Brislen. 04 June 2021, 2:04 pm

Remember the good old days?

Well I hope so, because if you google it you're not likely to find many stories about a vast swathe of New Zealand history. The era of digital content has not been back…

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New initiative to debunk online misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories launched

Techblog staff. 04 June 2021, 12:37 pm

Combating hate speech means helping prevent the spread of disinformation online and that's something not-for-profit group Tohatoha hopes to do with its new programme.

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2021 Hi-Tech Awards winners

Techblog Staff. 31 May 2021, 5:10 am

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards celebrate the best of the industry and this year's gala dinner reached record levels with 1300 attendees, including the Prime Minister.

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Brislen on Tech: An HR-led recovery

Paul Brislen. 28 May 2021, 4:12 pm

The country has weathered the storm of COVID remarkably well and with vaccinations for all who want them under way, it's hard to see any downside.

But once the borders open will we see thousands o…

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Brislen on Tech: the halls of power

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2021, 3:13 pm

The government's Budget round focused on inequity and balancing the books, as it should.

But what about a leg up for the economic miracle that is the tech sector? Do we have the right people in the…

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Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2021, 10:56 am

New Zealand's annual tech fest officially kicks off on Saturday, with a strong slate featuring hundreds of events across the country offering live in-person and virtual gatherings.

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Brislen on Tech: The end of Adtech's wild west

Paul Brislen. 14 May 2021, 1:15 pm

Adtech promised accountability and transparency for your advertising dollar. Instead we have fake ads, inflated viewership figures, bot farms clicking away like money making cicadas and all to enrich …

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Transcript: Tech Moguls 2036 Keynote - Ben Traverston

Sam Jarman. 12 May 2021, 5:51 am

In the year 2036 what will our tech world look like? A transcript from TechMoguls 2036.

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Brislen on Tech: The people or the pixel

Paul Brislen. 07 May 2021, 12:33 pm

Facebook tracks users' movements online using Facebook pixels - small lines of code embedded in websites.

It's one thing for commercial sites to use pixels, but how do you feel knowing government s…

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