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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 August 2017, 4:25 pm

Phone companies think they can, they think they can... and are trains the meat world equivalent of fibre? Yes, says one breathlessly excited editor.

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Democracy and the Internet

Paul Brislen. 14 August 2017, 8:41 am

Come and join us for a lively debate on the internet's role in democracy, what does it mean for you and whether your vote really counts.

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Paul Brislen. 11 August 2017, 3:31 pm

In which we interrogate political party manifestos, consider the ramifications of poor password control and introduce our cartoonist to the world. Just who is "Jim"?

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Show us your policy: The Māori Party

Te Ururoa Flavell. 09 August 2017, 5:00 am

Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here. 

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Show us your policy: The Green Party

Gareth Hughes. 07 August 2017, 7:28 am

Editor's note: We've asked the ICT spokespeople of all the major parties to comment on their policies in the lead up to the election. As they come in we'll publish them here.

First out of the block…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 July 2017, 4:05 pm

In which Paul Brislen gets grumpy about politicians who don't understand, grumpier about robots taking our jobs and grumpiest about companies that don't want to take his money.

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Paul Brislen. 14 July 2017, 4:17 pm

In which we discuss the stupidity of the net neutrality debate... consider the policies of our various political parties in the lead-up to the lizard-choosing... and will the robots keep us as pets or…

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Sailing away - how Team New Zealand won the America's Cup

Paul Brislen. 27 June 2017, 8:26 am

Not to put too fine a point on it, Team New Zealand's America's Cup win against the buying power of Oracle, is a David and Goliath story that speaks to innovation and working smarter, not harder.

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Be Prepared: Emergency Communications

Dave Lane. 23 June 2017, 7:21 am

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 l…

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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 …

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