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Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

Peter Griffin. 09 July 2020, 9:29 am
Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

A statistical programming language developed by University of Auckland researchers and used all over the world is growing in popularity as data science is harnessed in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Apple ditches Intel for its own silicon

Peter Griffin. 23 June 2020, 10:22 am

Apple hopes to bring to its iconic Mac computer line-up the performance improvements it has achieved with the iPhone and iPad in a move away from Intel to its own Apple Silicon chips.

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Post-Covid agritech push needed

Peter Griffin. 18 June 2020, 10:16 am

It's the backbone of our economy but a group of scientists say New Zealand's agricultural sector needs a new strategy and a more sustainable, technology-driven approach if it is to thrive in a world where Covid-19 has rewritten the rules of business.

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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[email protected] no longer

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2020, 5:00 am

It's the end of an era: the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence ([email protected]) project is closing down its crowdsourcing model after 20 years.

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Going digital: A tale of two Budgets

Peter Griffin. 03 June 2020, 10:47 pm

Singapore and New Zealand, two small advanced economies often mentioned in the same breath. One sees Covid-19 as a major opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, the other, not so much. Which…

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What makes the Dyson different? It's the battery, man

Paul Brislen. 29 May 2020, 1:14 pm

Do you know what really sucks about cordless vacuum cleaners? Running out of battery power halfway through the job. Dyson might very well have the answer.

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Spark backs Kiwi innovators to harness 5G, to transform healthcare and stimulate economic recovery

Techblog Staff. 27 May 2020, 8:30 am

The race to 5G is apparently back on with Spark launching a 5G Starter Fund focussing on health and wellness application development.

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Can Facebook get shopping right?

Peter Griffin. 21 May 2020, 9:56 am

Facebook Shops arrives just as millions of small businesses struggle to find their feet in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Dear Diary: contact tracing goes digital

Paul Brislen. 20 May 2020, 9:51 am

The government's contact tracing app has hit the market and promises to be just what the Prime Minister called it - a digital diary.

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Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2020, 10:18 pm

Smartphone sales plunged sharply in the first quarter and Chinese phone maker Huawei faces as uncertain future as the US trade ban crimps its international business.

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