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Top 10 in tech for the decade
As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum up the entire decade. Here's my list.
Computer chips that tackle climate change
Computer chips with brain-like functionality that could reduce global carbon emissions from computing have been developed by a team led by University of Canterbury Professor Simon Brown.
ICT Skills Recognition in Asia Pacific
How are tech and digital skills recognised when people move between countries, and between governments?
We're working with a number of other countries in Asia Pacific and South East Asia on an initiative to support skills portability and cross-recognition across the region. The project has recently been formally adopted by APEC, with an upcoming workshop presenting progress to the 21 APEC member economies making up 60% of the world's GDP.
So as one of the Pilot countries, what's it all about and what will it mean for New Zealand?
Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem
A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.
End of the line for Pond
It started with a hiss and a roar but it sounds very much as though Network 4 Learning's experiment in online collaboration - Pond - has dried up.
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 yo…
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.…
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 mobil…
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 …