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Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent
The national finals of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, NZ's Digital Challenge, showed that when you ask school students to come up with new ideas to solve community problems using digital tech, they will amaze you.
Yesterday in Wellington school teams from Invercargill through to Bream Bay gathered at Te Papa to compete for the title of National Champions.
Is NZ's funding of research future-focused?
There's lots happening on the research side of things, with results of the $249M research investment through the Endeavour Fund announced recently and R&D Tax Credit scheme details released this week.
New Zealand taxpayers spend millions funding and supporting research - but are we funding the sort of research that's going to be beneficial to the future of the country and generations to come? Or still looking backwards?
Mobile gaming thrives
So, you want to strike it rich in entertainment? Forget the movies and pour your creative talents into gaming instead - it's worth three times as much. And one of the fastest growing segments is mobile. According to global games research company Newzoo, global app revenues will reach $58.1 billion in revenue by 2020. Not surprising given there are 3.39 billion mobile users worldwide.
Accountants grapple with AI
Business is waking up to the ethical dilemmas posed by Artificial Intelligence and it's time to move the discussion from the tech community into the mainstream. That's the prevailing message from the …
Brislen on Tech
Data centres. Big fat juicy data centres, serving up the world's content, from right here in New Zealand.
You need a few things to make that a reality. You need cheap and relatively green electrici…
Brislen on Tech
International borders and the World Wide Web: Many years ago I received a phone call from a local pharmacy here in New Zealand. They'd been cheerfully selling goods in accordance with New Zealand law …
Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps
They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…
Microsoft vs the United States of America - law enforcement access to cloud data
In 2018 the United States (US) Supreme Court will consider an important case regarding law enforcement's ability to access information stored in the cloud. This case will help determine the extent t…
IFIP thought leader presents to United Nations
Last week, IFIP IP3 board director Stephen Ibaraki presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we …
Programming Language Hacks
Universal Acceptance is the simple concept that all legitimate domain names and email addresses work across all applications, but a recent Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) study found that …
This is a test of the emergency management system
New Zealand woke up last week a nation divided into those that received the 1.30am Civil Defence emergency alert and those who did not.