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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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Small business over the worst impacts of the pandemic, increasing IT spend

Peter Griffin. 26 May 2022, 7:51 am

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, …

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Canada follows NZ and other Five Eyes partners with Huawei ban

Peter Griffin. 24 May 2022, 1:03 pm

Canada has followed the lead of its Five Eyes allies and banned Huawei from building mobile networks in the country.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0?

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2022, 3:09 pm

Google appears to be gearing up for a second go at launching AR glasses. But has it really put the 'Glassholes' debacle behind it?

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Kiwi tech helping keep workers safe in the Pacific

Peter Griffin. 28 April 2022, 1:35 pm

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.

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Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on

Peter Griffin. 26 April 2022, 11:46 am

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.

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Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

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.

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Southland's data centre plans ramp up

Peter Griffin. 29 March 2022, 9:56 am

Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.

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Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make - TCF

Peter Griffin. 08 March 2022, 3:30 pm

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.

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Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm

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…

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Griffin on Tech: China flexes its tech muscle at the Olympics

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2022, 11:00 am

China is showing off its innovations at the Olympic Games in Beijing, but there's a darker side to the superpower's technological prowess.

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2Degrees urges you to regulate your screen time

Peter Griffin. 17 February 2022, 9:26 am

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…

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Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2022, 9:58 am

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.

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The Nvidia - Arm chipmaker mega-merger is officially dead

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2022, 10:25 am

Regulators all over the world raised concerns about the implications of the deal for the global chip market.

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$28 - the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2022, 10:26 pm

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.

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World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2022, 1:32 pm

Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.

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Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2022, 2:39 pm

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…

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Vodafone, MyRepublic the fastest in download speed tests - Ookla

Peter Griffin. 20 January 2022, 9:47 am

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…

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Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity

Peter Griffin. 18 January 2022, 10:11 am

New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.

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