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Don’t mention the metaverse - Apple finally debuts its mixed reality headset

Peter Griffin. 06 June 2023, 9:49 am

Apple has debuted its long-anticipated mixed reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, with the aim of creating a "fully three-dimensional user interface" but with an eye-watering price tag.

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Griffin on Tech: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI

Peter Griffin. 19 May 2023, 2:19 pm

The AI Act has the potential to offer a template for countries including New Zealand to begin legislating. The sooner we get moving on that the better.

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It’s being called Russia’s most sophisticated cyber espionage tool. What is Snake, and why is it so dangerous?

Greg Skulmoski. 11 May 2023, 10:12 pm

Snake, the Russian cyber espionage tool, is a simple concept, cloaked in masterful technical design.

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Microsoft’s Vasu Jakkal: AI will transform cybersecurity - and tackle the cyber skills shortage

Peter Griffin. 18 April 2023, 5:13 pm

Cybersecurity is getting the generative AI treatment, with Microsoft's new Security Copilot service incorporating the same artificial intelligence technology that has taken the world by storm.

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Griffin on Tech: Cybercrime treaties must not become tools of oppression

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2023, 9:47 am

International treaties targeting cybercrime are in danger of overreach by including provisions allowing member states to target content-related crimes, such as hate speech.

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Why was TikTok banned on government devices? An expert on why the security concerns make sense

David Tuffley. 11 April 2023, 12:10 pm

Australia has joined a raft of other countries in banning the popular video sharing app TikTok from government devices, as several outlets have today reported.

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Goodbye mobile blackspots? One, 2degrees gear up for satellite to mobile service

Peter Griffin. 03 April 2023, 9:17 am

If you want to make a call or text message in the most remote and rugged parts of New Zealand you'll generally be out of luck, unless you have a satellite phone.

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Is this our most well-funded tech start-up?

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2023, 12:13 pm

So much for venture capital drying up as chill economic winds blow. Agritech start-up Halter has just raised $85 million in a series-C capital raising round.

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Griffin on Tech: Yet another eye-watering mega merger IT bill comes in

Peter Griffin. 24 March 2023, 10:33 am

The bill to merge the IT systems of the country's 16 polytechnics, which now operate as one education super-entity, Te PÅ«kenga, has been totted up - $285.9 million over four years.

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How not to build a national broadband network

Peter Griffin. 23 March 2023, 7:56 am

Australia's National Broadband Network is in trouble, shedding 500 staff to cut costs and with declining subscriber numbers as telcos tout 5G wireless broadband services.

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China’s experience with mobile payments highlights the pros and cons of a cashless society

Research on China’s experience with mobile payments suggests that people who pay with mobile devices are happier than those who do not.

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