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2Degrees gets in on the 5G game
Mobile operator 2Degrees has switched on its 5G network in Auckland and Wellington for testing and optimisation, ahead of a commercial launch in early 2022.
Why has Meta delayed its end-to-end encryption plans?
A plan to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Facebook Messenger has been pushed out a year as Meta faces strong opposition from child safety advocates and law enforcement agencies.
Griffin on Tech: A win for the right-to-repair movement
Apple will give iPhone and Mac users the tools and parts to repair their own devices in the first big move among electronics makers to give consumers back some control.
Peter Griffin gives the lowd…
Are our phones really designed to slow down over time? Experts look at the evidence
Do manufacturers really slow down our phones on purpose to nudge us towards shiny new ones, as has been claimed?
From crypto-jacking to doxing - the trouble with gaming
Video gamers are facing a wave of cyberattacks that is resulting in significant financial loss according to new research from Norton LifeLock.
A cybersecurity researcher explains - how to trust your instincts to foil phishing attacks
Most phishing training teaches people to look for problems in email. But for most people, the hard part about phishing isn’t noticing the weird things in an email message.
Griffin on Tech: Powerpoint in the Metaverse?
Hard on the heels of Facebook's rebranding of Meta, comes Microsoft promising to give us digital avatars for Teams meetings and entire virtual worlds to hold our business meetings in.
The race is o…
From Singapore to LA via Invercargill - Hawaiki's new subsea cable
Cable consortium Hawaiki has confirmed its plans for a second cable, one that will span 22,000km connecting New Zealand to the US and Southeast Asia.
Griffin on Tech: Kiwis don't want to be monitored working from home
Here's the dilemma employers face as they look out over empty office cubicles because everyone is working from home - should they use monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees?
During Covid we turned to video games to stay entertained - and connected
Video games constituted the second more popular medium behind streaming video during the pandemic, according to new research from the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.
Griffin on Tech: Put your thinking caps on - we need a decent digital strategy
We are one of the few countries in the OECD without a digital strategy.
That's all changing but it needs your input. Let's make the current effort to develop one count.
Toybox: A compelling mix of nostalgia and style in Samsung's Flip
The Flip feels like a format that's here to stay, one that even Apple might draw inspiration from.
Apple's cunning scheme to boost uptake of its Siri voice assistant
Amid a slew of upgrades to its MacBook Pro range and audio hardware unveiled this morning Apple also launched Apple Music Voice Plan, a cut-price music streaming service that can only be accessed via…
Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets
It is International E-Waste Day, a perfect opportunity to gather up all your useless gadgets and get them to an e-waste recycler.
Should social media platforms have a duty to care?
Governments around the world are thinking about how they regulate the activities of social media platforms and whether a stronger hand is needed. I say "yes please".
Women in Space network takes off
A new group aspiring to help women who want to get involved in the fast-growing space industry has launched as World Space Week is celebrated around the globe.
Facebook goes dark as whistleblower spills its secrets
A global outage, a damaging whistleblower campaigning for justice. Can the week get any worse for Facebook?
Beyond Zoom and video lectures — what do uni students really want from online learning?
It's important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning.
Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up
45 cases on Wednesday came as a shock to Auckland. So how can tech help us get closer to leaving lockdowns behind?
Now is the time to be casting the net far and wide for ideas and innovations to he…
Alexa on wheels. What is Amazon thinking?
Tech giant Amazon has rolled out a new generation of its Echo smart speakers, with a version of the Alexa-powered gadget arriving as Astro - a robot on wheels.