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No AirPower for Apple at this point

Paul Brislen. 17 September 2018, 7:19 am

A year after buying New Zealand wireless charging company PowerbyProxi, Apple is apparently no closer to launching a consumer product on the market, despite announcing it would in 2018.

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Tech disrupts electricity sector, maybe

Sarah Putt. 13 September 2018, 10:11 am

Technology transforms every sector and you might think that electricity would be at the forefront of disruption, but the Government's Electricity Price Review released this week shows the sector has m…

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Apple launch snooze fest oh hello, what's this?

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2018, 7:02 am

It is a ritual as old as time itself (well, certainly for the past 11 years at least). The pilgrimage to the well of all things - the annual Apple announcement about some new gear.

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Telcos mark Te wiki o te reo Māori

Sarah Putt. 11 September 2018, 10:26 am

Rorohiko pōnaho, tātaitai, and pēne are three words learned today thanks to a new app, Kupu, launched for Te wiki o te reo Māori or Māori language week. Translated into English these words mean l…

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What is a DEDIMAG anyway?

Victoria Maclennan. 07 September 2018, 6:00 am

What is DEDIMAG and how does it fit in with the government's CTO project?

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NZ mobile sites stuck in slow lane

Sarah Putt. 06 September 2018, 9:20 am

It takes on average 15 seconds to load a mobile page in New Zealand, when it should take three. That's according to Google NZ Country Director Caroline Rainsford, who spoke at the PwC Herald talks on …

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Kiwi space dreams coming true

Sarah Putt. 28 August 2018, 2:20 pm

Is it now possible for Kiwi kids to grow up knowing they can work in the space industry? Until very recently, it was probably something you had to acquire a different citizenship to achieve. But the a…

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Mobile gaming thrives

Sarah Putt. 23 August 2018, 8:35 am

So, you want to strike it rich in entertainment? Forget the movies and pour your creative talents into gaming instead - it's worth three times as much. And one of the fastest growing segments is mobil…

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Bias - a very wicked problem…

Victoria Maclennan. 17 August 2018, 10:49 am

Algorithms aren't always the most enticing subject to talk to a Humanities and Social Science course about, but as Victoria Maclennan found, when it comes to algorithmic bias, everyone needs to know.

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Patently absurd

Paul Brislen. 15 August 2018, 7:10 am

Patents are a source of much amusement and occasionally some horror, particularly in the tech world.

While some are truly innovative, and can lead to huge improvements in technology and the lives o…

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Checking in on virtual reality

Sarah Putt. 14 August 2018, 10:10 am

Virtual reality has always seemed like one of those technologies that ought to be more prevalent than it actually is. The last Gartner Hype Cycle that I sighted had it well ahead of the pack of other …

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Fitness tracking watches now surplus to requirements

Paul Brislen. 08 August 2018, 6:51 am

Following revelations that US troops on deployment around the world were publishing their location data courtesy of their fitness trackers, the US Department of Defense (sic) has called time on the pr…

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Accountants grapple with AI

Sarah Putt. 31 July 2018, 11:15 am

Business is waking up to the ethical dilemmas posed by Artificial Intelligence and it's time to move the discussion from the tech community into the mainstream. That's the prevailing message from the …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2018, 3:00 pm

Data centres. Big fat juicy data centres, serving up the world's content, from right here in New Zealand.

You need a few things to make that a reality. You need cheap and relatively green electrici…

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Emoji under the microscope

Sarah Putt. 26 July 2018, 9:12 am

There are people who are awesome at emoji, they include at least three in every text, tweet or Instagram post. I am not one of those people, mostly I make do with :) and never the inverse :( because i…

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Hawaiki goes live - brings diversity and capacity to market

Paul Brislen. 23 July 2018, 7:01 am

After a decade of talks, planning, setbacks and struggle, the Hawaiki Cable has finally launched and is ready to provide connectivity between New Zealand and the north American continent.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 July 2018, 3:56 pm

There's a cycle that major brands go through that's often entertained me. They start off as the challenger. The new kid on the block. Hey look at us, they say, we're hip. We're trendy. We're on point.…

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Avoiding project management failure

ITP staff. 19 July 2018, 7:03 am

A recent KPMG survey found that only 33% of projects meet their initial goals, less than one third are delivered on budget and only ten percent are effectively governed. One Kiwi company believes it h…

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Retail as a Service

Sarah Putt. 17 July 2018, 11:12 am

Technology disrupts every sector, and none more so than retail. So what innovation is around the corner for the shoppers, merchants, suppliers and distributors? A good place to look to is China. A rec…

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Living on the curve

Sarah Putt. 12 July 2018, 11:44 am

It was Gordon Moore who pointed out that technological change isn't linear, it's exponential. As computer power doubles, the price for it halves and this is having a profound effect on the way we live…

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