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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Ultra-fast fibre hits one million connections

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2020, 12:05 pm

Ultra-fast broadband now reaches one million homes and businesses and stood up well to record use during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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New Zealand quality of life still has some way to go

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2020, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand fare in terms of digital quality of life in the latest Surfshark survey?

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ComCom needs submissions on 111 and copper line codes

Paul Brislen. 13 July 2020, 5:00 am

The Commerce Commission is looking for submissions on the emergency calling code and the "copper withdrawal code" by the end of the week.

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Post-Covid agritech push needed

Peter Griffin. 18 June 2020, 10:16 am

It's the backbone of our economy but a group of scientists say New Zealand's agricultural sector needs a new strategy and a more sustainable, technology-driven approach if it is to thrive in a world w…

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Five yearly review of mobile termination rates underway

Techblog Staff. 15 June 2020, 12:25 pm

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on its draft review findings that the Mobile Access Termination Service (MTAS) should remain regulated. "The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is t…

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Going digital: A tale of two Budgets

Peter Griffin. 03 June 2020, 10:47 pm

Singapore and New Zealand, two small advanced economies often mentioned in the same breath. One sees Covid-19 as a major opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, the other, not so much. Which…

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One bright spot in the tech sales cycle: headphones

Paul Brislen. 03 June 2020, 8:41 am

Sales of smartphones and smart watches are down but one market segment is proving to be buoyant - sales of earbuds and headphones are soaring.

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Spark backs Kiwi innovators to harness 5G, to transform healthcare and stimulate economic recovery

Techblog Staff. 27 May 2020, 8:30 am

The race to 5G is apparently back on with Spark launching a 5G Starter Fund focussing on health and wellness application development.

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UK says no to Huawei after all

Paul Brislen. 25 May 2020, 2:01 pm

The UK government has decided that actually it can't have Huawei equipment in its 5G networks after all, and will require telcos remove all components by 2023.

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