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Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies
When it comes to using digital technologies to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers don't see much value in using digital technologies to run their businesses.
Big tech names invest in Atomic.io
A who's who of New Zealand veteran tech investors have backed Wellington start-up Atomic.io in a series A investment round that raised $4.5 million.
Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms
China is requiring its tech companies to supply details about the algorithms they use. We should do the same.
Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?
What the the lessons from Australia's failed COVIDSafe app? Independent experts explain what went wrong and what we can learn from it.
How much public cloud do we want?
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.
Apple’s plan to make passwords obsolete
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.
Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on
Five months after Russia's invasion, Ukraine's IT sector is still operational and earning export revenue to help fund the war effort.
Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology
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.
Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?
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.
NZ has the upper hand in trans-Tasman broadband comparisons
The latest trans-Tasman comparison of broadband performance shows the Kiwis ahead, particularly when it comes to high-speed connections used by businesses.
Another undersea cable to link us to the world
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.
Griffin's Gadgets: Tell me exactly how my biometrics are being used
Facial recognition has its place. But there's confusion over what it is being used for which is stoking fears of mass surveillance.
Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…
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.
Unfinished business on the digital divide - Jordan Carter
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.
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.