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Be Prepared: Emergency Communications

Dave Lane. 23 June 2017, 7:21 am
Be Prepared: Emergency Communications

In a natural (or even man-made) disaster, communication on the ground is crucial for coordinating rescue operations but normal communication technologies like cellphones don't work. That's because a lot of the centralised infrastructure (telco celltowers, power systems) are damaged along with everything else.

Enter Project Serval.

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Spark ups the ante in Queenstown

Paul Brislen. 20 June 2017, 8:08 am

Queenstown just received a massive upgrade to its mobile capability with Spark's rollout of next generation mobile technology.

4.5G offers 400Mbit/s to happy customers with the right handsets.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 June 2017, 4:06 pm

In which Paul Brislen seeks out a new job as this one has limited reach... Farmers need to think about a new approach as pharming takes off... and fall out from Fuji Xerox's accounting scandal claims a top scalp.

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Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia

Amy Ryburn. 13 June 2017, 6:00 am

Mandatory data breach reporting has been on the agenda in New Zealand for some time. While they may have some ground to make up on the rugby field, it is one area where our trans-Tasman cousins have s…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2017, 5:21 pm

In which we discuss cryptography and why politicians should understand the internet... Apple releases a slew of new products... and man sentence extended for another three years.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 May 2017, 2:42 pm

In which Kiwis can not only fly, they can reach orbit... what the budget means for you... what the tech sector would very much like the country's political leaders to consider in the lead up to the el…

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Wellington smarts - but gets over it quickly

Paul Brislen. 19 April 2017, 6:00 am

Hot on the heels of the ignominy of having the New York Times use photos of Auckland to illustrate how cool the capital is, Wellington now appears to have abandoned New Zealand entirely to join the Au…

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Marsden Research Fund review disappoints

Paul Matthews. 13 April 2017, 11:58 am

The outcome of the Government's long-awaited review into the Marsden Research Fund was released today, but was met with disappointment from the tech industry.

The review found that the current pane…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 April 2017, 4:54 pm

Telcos get back to nature and in doing so learn something about themselves... Telcos introduce the asterisk to marketing... and fake food - would you eat it and if not would you serve it to rich touri…

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New Zealand continues to lag in R&D spending

Paul Brislen. 09 February 2017, 7:33 am

New data from the OECD shows New Zealand lagging well behind the average when it comes to spending on research and development and the lack of tax incentives puts us at odds with the rest of the world…

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Kiwis take on the world at CES 2017

Paul Brislen. 09 January 2017, 8:15 am

The annual trade fair/excuse to go to Vegas that is CES (Consumer Electronics Show) has kicked off in the US with the usual plethora of gadgets and devices that will never see the light of day in the …

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