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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse
As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.
Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform
Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.
Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online
Microsoft will begin offering business customers Windows as a subscription-based cloud service from August 2nd as it embraces the hybrid working trend accelerated by the pandemic.
Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually
The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.
Has digital contact tracing actually worked?
Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.
Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field
Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.
Agritech came through Covid well - TIN report
New Zealand's agritech sector appears to have navigated the disruption of Covid-19 well, growing export revenue 7.5% and increasing R&D by 7%.
Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss
European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.
Apple unveils iOS 15, privacy updates and extends FaceTime to non-iPhone users…
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted virtually overnight in the US revealed more privacy improvements and a push to get non-iPhone users onto its FaceTime video calling service.
Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments
As New Zealand introduces legislation to lower merchant fees for mobile payments, Australia is probing Google and Apple over their growing power in the payments market.
Epic vs Apple trial wraps up - what's at stake
A three-week country case in the US between video gamer maker Epic and Apple over access to the App Store wrapped up yesterday and it could be months before a judgement is released.