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New Macbook line-up

Paul Brislen. 17 July 2018, 6:20 am

Apple has unveiled a new line-up of MacBooks that the company says aren't related to solving problems with its revolutionary "butterfly" keyboard design, but early reviews suggest otherwise.

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Paul Brislen. 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm

I remember my first trip to Fieldays in 1983. We'd just arrived in New Zealand (literally only days before) and off we went to see this spectacle of New Zealandness. It rained.

The six-wheel offroader (it looked like one of those moon cars from Space 1999 if you can picture such a thing) got stuck in the mud and had to be rescued. It was too grey for the helicopter rides.

What's all this got to do with tech? Well, farming is tech. Or it will be soon.

Also: 20 years of telecommunications, ITP past president Ian Taylor recognised again, and who won CIO of the Year?

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Software development - a cautionary tale

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2018, 7:32 am

A sobering reminder this week about the need to protect source code ownership when setting up in business.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2018, 3:34 pm

Computers aren't what they used to be. In the old days (y'know, Windows 98 era) they were big beige boxes that sat on the desktop taking up far too much room and firing up the fan on an inconsistent b…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2018, 5:07 pm

Paul Brislen's weekly commentary on what's happening in tech. This week: Getting Data Protection Right... Research and development needs some help... Let's go shopping.

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CLOUD Act – Law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 16 May 2018, 5:00 am

Buddle Findlay's tech legal team discuss the US CLOUD Act and its implications for New Zealand.

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What's up with WhatsApp?

Paul Brislen. 02 May 2018, 7:38 am

Jan Koum, the chief executive and co-founder of message app powerhouse WhatsApp has resigned, apparently over disagreements with Facebook over privacy and encryption.

In a move that could cost him …

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No Vocus sale, for now

Paul Brislen. 26 April 2018, 7:30 am

Vocus New Zealand is off the chopping block, for now at least.

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Government aim for ICT to be our second-largest contributor to GDP by 2025 - NZRise recommendation

Don Christie. 09 April 2018, 6:54 am

The Labour/NZFirst coalition government (supported by the Green party) have stated a vision for digital technology sector growth through their policies and coalition agreement statements (described as…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2018, 4:43 pm

In which we discuss copyrights and copy wrongs... the applicability of laws and the modern age of vertically integrated citizens... and pssst, wanna buya dodgy tech stock?

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Intervention - How to help when resilience fails

Heather Grace. 05 March 2018, 6:48 am

In the previous article about Resilience, we looked at what happens when people don't have the tools or ability to bounce back from set-backs in life. It was probably a bit depressing to read about ho…

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