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Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity

Peter Griffin. 18 January 2022, 10:11 am

New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.

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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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UNESCO adopts a global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence

By Elizabeth Eastwood. 08 December 2021, 9:12 am

UNESCO has adopted a recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence which bans the use of AI systems for social scoring and mass surveillance.

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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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Digital Identity in New Zealand: technical choices have human impacts

By James Ting-Edwards. 26 November 2021, 9:35 am

People need a chance to engage on the good, bad, and ugly of digital IDs.

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Griffin on Tech: Kiwis don't want to be monitored working from home

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2021, 2:01 pm

Here's the dilemma employers face as they look out over empty office cubicles because everyone is working from home - should they use monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees?

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During Covid we turned to video games to stay entertained - and connected

Peter Griffin. 26 October 2021, 12:22 pm

 Video games constituted the second more popular medium behind streaming video during the pandemic, according to new research from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.

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Beyond Zoom and video lectures — what do uni students really want from online learning?

Dilani Gedera, Ashwini Datt, Cheryl Brown, Dianne Forbes, Maggie Hartnett . 04 October 2021, 3:52 pm

It's important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning.

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The digital tools to help you improve your Māori language skills

Peter Griffin. 14 September 2021, 9:32 am

The Te Aka Māori Dictionary app has had a major revamp in time for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).

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Another lockdown and still no digital equity plan

Kim Connolly-Stone. 13 September 2021, 10:18 am

Many New Zealanders entered the latest lockdown without the digital basics in place. That needs to change.

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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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