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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.
Apple’s plan to make passwords obsolete
Apple wants to change the way people log into apps and websites forever with its Passkeys feature set to roll out in a few months' time and do away with cumbersome passwords forever.
Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on
Five months after Russia's invasion, Ukraine's IT sector is still operational and earning export revenue to help fund the war effort.
Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust
If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world.
A ‘tidal wave’ of disruption is on the way - CSIRO
Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has published its once-in-a-decade report on the future and it's a picture of massive change, with tech playing a central role.
Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second
Tech companies want to do away with the 'leap second' used to keep our clocks accurate but which can play havoc with computers.
Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?
Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.
Griffin on Tech: The lesson from Uber’s cut-throat gameplan
We need to enable innovators to move quickly without accepting the social and economic carnage that can result from unfettered innovation.
Have Chinese citizens been hacked on an epic scale?
A 23-terabyte cache of data allegedly containing the details of one billion Chinese citizens has been offered for sale on the dark web.
NASA enlists NZ help to return humans to the Moon
From helping launch the CAPSTONE satellite to testing new ways of tracking spacecraft and debris, New Zealand in involved in the mission to return humans to the Moon.
Griffin on Tech: the Mega pirates fess up
It's not looking good for Kim Dotcom's chances of avoiding extradition after his former Megaupload colleagues pled guilty to running a massive illicit file-sharing operation.
Griffin's Gadgets: Tell me exactly how my biometrics are being used
Facial recognition has its place. But there's confusion over what it is being used for which is stoking fears of mass surveillance.
Griffin on Tech - We need to learn from Ports of Auckland's automation misadventure
Ports of Auckland should and can serve as a lesson for anyone heading down the automation path.
Welcome to your digital sidekick - AI-powered automation in the office
IBM is looking to use AI to move past robotic process automation to offer a digital sidekick to help office workers cut through boring admin.
Mark Zuckerberg's faithful ally departs
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Meta and one of the original employees at Facebook is moving on from the company she had a strong hand in steering - at least in the early days.