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Griffin on Tech: Time for a serious focus on growing our agri-tech industry
Paul Brislen is away this week, so we present to you: Griffin on Tech!
Our agri-tech sector could be our fastest growing and most lucrative area of tech - but we have work to do to get the sector f…
How fast can fast-charging get?
As fast-charging technology advances, we face the prospect of soon being able to charge a flat smartphone battery in 15 - 20 minutes.
A smarter border - new solutions to an odd problem
Two weeks in a modest hotel sounds like heaven to many, but for some it's a step too far and they feel obliged to have it away on their toes. Should we issue the entire population with ID cards as a r…
Your health tech innovations wanted!
an opportunity exists to allow promising new health tech innovations to fly, with ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare offering a prize package worth over $340,000 as part of its HealthTech S…
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.
Apple ditches Intel for its own silicon
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.
Post-Covid agritech push needed
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 w…
Why are cybersecurity investments failing?
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.
[email protected] no longer
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.
Going digital: A tale of two Budgets
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…
What makes the Dyson different? It's the battery, man
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.
Spark backs Kiwi innovators to harness 5G, to transform healthcare and stimulate economic recovery
The race to 5G is apparently back on with Spark launching a 5G Starter Fund focussing on health and wellness application development.
Can Facebook get shopping right?
Facebook Shops arrives just as millions of small businesses struggle to find their feet in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Dear Diary: contact tracing goes digital
The government's contact tracing app has hit the market and promises to be just what the Prime Minister called it - a digital diary.
Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered
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.
Tech's reliance on Taiwan
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused plenty of supply chain issues for global tech companies - or rather it's brought them into sharp relief. The dependence on the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Compa…
Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ
Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.
A plan to help our tech start-ups
It's the lifeblood of tech start-ups, investors' cash that's crucial to seeing companies through until they are generating enough revenue to fund themselves.
The Angel Association has floated some …
Productivity Commission seeks frontier firm data
The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper for its inquiry into lifting the performance of New Zealand's "frontier firms", which are our most productive firms and will play a crucial …
Tech export sector and Covid-19
Can the tech sector help fill the gap in offshore income created by the (temporary) demise of international tourism? A comparison between the two sectors is made by TIN (Technology Investment Network)…