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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation and tragedy in the US
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.
Small business over the worst impacts of the pandemic, increasing IT spend
Most Kiwi small and medium-sized businesses are out of the "survival mode" that got them through the lockdowns and disruption of the pandemic and are now dialling up spending on cloud, cybersecurity, …
Canada follows NZ and other Five Eyes partners with Huawei ban
Canada has followed the lead of its Five Eyes allies and banned Huawei from building mobile networks in the country.
Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times
Techweek again showcased our innovative tech sector. But we'll need strategic long-term thinking from the government to help it achieve its true potential.
Griffin on Tech: Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0?
Google appears to be gearing up for a second go at launching AR glasses. But has it really put the 'Glassholes' debacle behind it?
Kiwi tech helping keep workers safe in the Pacific
A location-based app developed by Gisborne-based start-up ThinkSafe is helping Pacific Island workers stay safe as they tackle biodiversity loss in the region.
Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on
Russian aligned cybercrime groups are moving into top gear to support their government as the war in Ukraine rages, according to the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance.
Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft
As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.
Southland's data centre plans ramp up
Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.
Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make - TCF
The Commerce Commission has proposed a wholesale regime to improve competition in the groceries market but has stopped short of recommending the sweeping changes the telco sector has been through.
Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war
Ukraine's tech-savvy workforce has mobilised to thwart the Russian invasion and helped gain international support for the embattled nation.
What role has the tech community played in these extraord…
Griffin on Tech: China flexes its tech muscle at the Olympics
China is showing off its innovations at the Olympic Games in Beijing, but there's a darker side to the superpower's technological prowess.
2Degrees urges you to regulate your screen time
Nearly half of New Zealand adults have the desire to better balance their use of technology according to mobile network operator 2Degrees, which has released a new app to help people log off more ofte…
Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up
Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone range this morning, continuing the theme of incremental evolution that has become the signature of a maturing smartphone market.
The Nvidia - Arm chipmaker mega-merger is officially dead
Regulators all over the world raised concerns about the implications of the deal for the global chip market.
$28 - the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web
On the dark web there's a flourishing trade in stolen credit card details and a new study reveals that New Zealanders' information commands a premium.
World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?
Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.
Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…
Airlines this week cancelled or rerouted flights heading to certain US airports. Was it due to a surge in Omicron cases, threats of terrorism, or a fault identified in jumbo jets?
Turns out it is b…
Vodafone, MyRepublic the fastest in download speed tests - Ookla
Vodafone serves up the fastest mobile download speeds and niche player MyRepublic beats the pack for fast downloads on fixed-line broadband connections according to Ookla, creator of the popular speed…
Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity
New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.