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Is the metaverse really the future of work?
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the "metaverse" – which the Meta founder describes as "an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you are in it" – will radically change our live…
Griffin on Tech: hurray for universal transport payments - why has this taken 13 years?
Here's some good news to end the week - we will soon have one contactless payment system we can use to tap on and off across all modes of public transport everywhere.
Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out
The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.
How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region
Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.
Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation
Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.
The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs
On the face of it, New Zealand may seem an unlikely location for a rising international darknet drug market. Yet these factors may be exactly what has driven this market innovation.
Satellite imagery marketplace aims to help with emissions reductions
a new satellite imagery marketplace makes it easy for New Zealand organisations to find and buy imagery and data that can give them insights into Aotearoa.
Griffin on Tech: Where’s our share of the Big Tech fines?
Google is paying hundreds of millions in fines for inappropriate location tracking of users. Where's our share of the proceeds?
API hygiene: Lessons from the Optus data breach
Australian mobile network operator Optus said yesterday it had narrowed the number of customers worst affected by a major breach of its systems to 2.1 million people.
Griffin on Tech: A vote for an open internet
This week's election of a new head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) should have drawn little interest beyond the geeky world of telecommunications and networking...
Sky details its long-awaited set-top box upgrades
Pay TV provider Sky has two new devices coming to market that will bring its services up to the standard avid TV streamers now expect.
Griffin on Tech: We have a digital strategy. Now what?
It isn't hugely ambitious, but the Digital Strategy is a start. It gives anyone interested in the digital sector a reference point to understand what is going on to bolster trust, inclusion and growth…
Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies
When it comes to using digital technologies to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers don't see much value in using digital technologies to run their businesses.
Griffin on Tech: Zuckerberg still doesn’t get it
Joe Rogan meets Mark Zuckerberg, on a podcast, talking for over three hours. Can you think of anything worse?
The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history
There's a lot of hype about the Metaverse, but the movement to build an expansive virtual world has a long history and one we should learn from.
Govt: online safe code won't deflect regulation
NetSafe's heavily criticised online safety code also appears to have also raised concerns in the Government.
Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms
China is requiring its tech companies to supply details about the algorithms they use. We should do the same.
Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?
What the the lessons from Australia's failed COVIDSafe app? Independent experts explain what went wrong and what we can learn from it.
How much public cloud do we want?
We will soon be spoilt for choice with NZ-based public cloud providers. But it will pay to keep some of our data to ourselves.
Tech companies team up for common cybersecurity data standard
Tech companies are building a common data standard to cut through the confusion when cybersecurity threats rear their heads.