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How much public cloud do we want?

Peter Griffin. 12 August 2022, 2:22 pm

We will soon be spoilt for choice with NZ-based public cloud providers. But it will pay to keep some of our data to ourselves.

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Apple’s plan to make passwords obsolete

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2022, 10:39 am

Apple wants to change the way people log into apps and websites forever with its Passkeys feature set to roll out in a few months' time and do away with cumbersome passwords forever.

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Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on

Peter Griffin. 02 August 2022, 10:35 am

Five months after Russia's invasion, Ukraine's IT sector is still operational and earning export revenue to help fund the war effort.

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Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology

Peter Griffin. 21 July 2022, 7:29 am

Spark has partnered with rural services provider Wrightson PPG to trial 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology which it hopes can boost connectivity in the regions.

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Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?

Peter Griffin. 19 July 2022, 9:35 am

Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.

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NZ has the upper hand in trans-Tasman broadband comparisons

Peter Griffin. 14 July 2022, 12:35 pm

The latest trans-Tasman comparison of broadband performance shows the Kiwis ahead, particularly when it comes to high-speed connections used by businesses.

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Another undersea cable to link us to the world

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2022, 1:03 pm

Southern Cross Cables has launched the SX NEXT fibre cable spanning 15,840km and linking Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.

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Griffin's Gadgets: Tell me exactly how my biometrics are being used

Peter Griffin. 17 June 2022, 2:35 pm

Facial recognition has its place. But there's confusion over what it is being used for which is stoking fears of mass surveillance.

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Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2022, 10:41 am

New Zealand has suffered the biggest drop in rankings among 63 nations compared on measures of their competitiveness, including in technology, science and business productivity.

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Unfinished business on the digital divide - Jordan Carter

Peter Griffin. 31 May 2022, 5:37 pm

He led InternetNZ for the best part of a decade, but Jordan Carter admits he feels frustrated at a lack of progress on bridging the digital divide.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation and tragedy in the US

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2022, 1:41 pm

A trip to the US this week after a three-year absence sees Tech blog editor Peter Griffin pondering the power of American innovation but also the toxic impact of its entrenched gun culture.

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