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Mobile gaming thrives

Sarah Putt. 23 August 2018, 8:35 am

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.

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Accountants grapple with AI

Sarah Putt. 31 July 2018, 11:15 am

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 report by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), an organisation representing 120,000 public accountants.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2018, 3:00 pm

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 electricity. You need cheap real estate. You need a stable democracy that won't suddenly go "you know what, we're going to read all of your content and cut you off from the internet". You need cool weather so you don't have to chill all those racks. You need a tech savvy population in order to service said data centres, and you need cheap and diverse lines of communication out to the world.

[PLUS: Not Invented Here syndrome need not apply, and Phar Lap, Pavlova and proper record keeping]

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 July 2018, 3:50 pm

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 …

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

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…

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Microsoft vs the United States of America - law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 28 March 2018, 6:37 am

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…

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IFIP thought leader presents to United Nations

Techblog staff. 18 October 2017, 10:00 am

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 …

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Programming Language Hacks

Don Hollander. 12 October 2017, 8:00 am

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 …

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This is a test of the emergency management system

Paul Brislen. 04 October 2017, 8:02 am

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.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 July 2017, 4:17 pm

In which we discuss the stupidity of the net neutrality debate... consider the policies of our various political parties in the lead-up to the lizard-choosing... and will the robots keep us as pets or…

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The Summit of AI for Social Good

Stephen Ibaraki. 13 July 2017, 4:55 am

IFIP IP3 Vice Chair and Founding Chair of IFIP's Global Industry Council, Stephen Ibaraki, played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of the first AI for Good Global Summit. The following a…

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