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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code
Google has triumphed at the US Supreme Court in a long-running court case with rival Oracle the outcome of which has major implications for the software industry.
Binge-able TV - just how much Netflix do Kiwis watch?
The pandemic has been good for streaming video services and Kiwis are big consumers of Netflix, spending on average 51 days watching the service since signing up.
IoT, 5G and sensor networks feature in Spark's new innovation studio
Spark has opened an innovation studio to showcase emerging technologies it sees as increasingly important to its business case for 5G and its own dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network.
Brislen on Tech: show me the money
What role should New Zealand play on the world stage?
With boats, butter and rugby balls we bat pretty well, but what about tech? Are we a world player or should we forget that dream and just buy …
The big exit - nearly $2 billion reaped in one week from Kiwi tech acquisitions
Two big tech exits in one week reap nearly $2 billion in value for investors and point to the health of the local software scene.
Toybox: Jabra Evolve2 headphones
After complaining about the way Microsoft Teams doesn't work well with earbuds, our intrepid editor has laid his hearing on the line to try out Jabra's new headphones. The only problem now: getting hi…
Brislen on Tech: Rarely seen
Rare earth minerals are needed to help power our electronic devices and so much more besides.
From magnets to windscreens, they are essential to our way of life, but China controls around 80% of t…
DARPA recruits intel and Microsoft for next-generation encryption push
The US military's advanced research department (DARPA) wants to develop new encryption technology to protect privacy as masses of personal data move to cloud computing platforms.
Brislen on Tech: RIP Covid Card
For many, the Covid Card was the solution to all our Covid ills, but for other it was state surveillance writ large.
Much like battle plans, product development doesn't always survive the first co…
Consumer Data Right - start small and scale up, says industry
The banking and payments industry has largely come out in favour of the Government's plan to introduce a Consumer Data Right (CDR) that would allow people to take their data with them as they switch p…
End of the line for the COVID card
The COVID card appears to have reached the end of its journey with a trial in Rotorua showing up problems with the technology.
Vodafone joins Spark in 5G-powered wireless broadband business
Vodafone has begun offering a wireless broadband service over the 5G network it has constructed in parts of the country, offering a faster, untethered alternative to fibre and copper connections.
SpaceX keeps the Starlink launches coming, reveals NZ pricing
Space X will undertake back-to-back Starlink satellite launches this week as it races to build out its global network and launch services, including in New Zealand.
Law change being considered over Covid tracing privacy
The Government is getting advice on a potential law change to clarify when Covid tracing app data can be used by agencies, including the Police and our intelligence services.
Jassy's job: keeping the Amazon empire intact
It's less of a changing of the guard at Amazon than a consolidation of the old order. But new CEO Andy Jassy has his work cut out for him fending off regulators and satisfying investor demands.
Search engine wars: Bing to the rescue?
As Australia's tense stand-off with Google continues, Microsoft hAS reached out to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with an offer of help.
Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei
Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?
Griffin on Tech - A tidy transition, the end of T-Box and streaming Dylan
It could have got really nasty online and on Washington's streets. But a sense of calm pervaded the inauguration of President Biden.
Now the President has to give shape to his approach to dealing w…
SuperWifi - Vodafone's ambitious plan to do away with internet dead zones
Vodafone wants to do away with Wifi dead zones in the home with its new SuperWifi product and is guaranteeing wall to wall coverage - or a $100 credit.
Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?
To what extent should Facebook, Twitter and others be censoring content and people, and how do you balance harmful content and free speech?
The answer might come down to what the Internet actuall…