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ComCom needs submissions on 111 and copper line codes

Paul Brislen. 13 July 2020, 5:00 am

The Commerce Commission is looking for submissions on the emergency calling code and the "copper withdrawal code" by the end of the week.

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Education Review doesn’t recognise software, digital, agritech, or other tech industries

Paul Matthews. 10 July 2020, 3:25 pm

You will have noticed we've been banging on about the big Review of Vocational Education and specifically, the industry-focused Workforce Development Councils part of it.

The WDCs are 6 quasi-burea…

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Tech Media Panel - 10 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 10 July 2020, 3:22 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring Computerworld and CIO's Sarah Putt, plus TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include Tiwai Point - what it means for tech. Plus …

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Brislen on Tech: A future without Tiwai Point

Paul Brislen. 10 July 2020, 2:00 pm

The smelter has been smited so what's next for New Zealand in a post Rio Tinto world?

What can and should we do with the extra electricity that's almost available to us and what transformation pro…

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Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

Peter Griffin. 09 July 2020, 9:29 am

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.

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Apple users see serious ransomware attack

Paul Brislen. 08 July 2020, 8:39 am

Fake apps carrying an unwanted payload are the latest attack vector for cyber-criminals, but this time the target is Apple users. As Apple becomes more mainstream, is this the new playground for cyber…

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 03 July 2020, 4:00 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

We're super excited to be kicking off the fully refreshed ITP Mentoring programme over the next couple of weeks, as we stage invitations to …

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Brislen on Tech: The rise and fall of Facebook

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2020, 2:06 pm

Facebook is the largest publisher the world has ever seen, yet it refuses to accept the responsibility that comes with that role. From privacy breaches to tax avoidance to hate groups and political in…

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TechBlog Live - 3 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 03 July 2020, 10:00 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include cybersecurity across the ditch, running Windows apps on Chromebooks, Facebook advert…

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Alexa recruited for accessible tech push

Peter Griffin. 02 July 2020, 10:21 am

The Government is to spend $400,000 to get Amazon's smart speakers into the hands of blind and low vision New Zealanders as the voice-driven technology becomes a growing part of day-to-day life.

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COVID's impact on NZ's tech community

Trent Mankelow. 01 July 2020, 8:08 am

A guest post from Summer of Tech's Trent Mankelow: what are the prospects for interns following COVID-19?

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Pause for effect

Paul Brislen. 29 June 2020, 8:35 am

More than 100 international companies are refusing to advertise on social media platforms for a month as part of a #StopHateForProfit campaign.

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Brislen on Tech: What's the big deal with privacy?

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2020, 11:52 am

Privacy is one of those issues that means different things to different people. We value it and give it away freely without a second thought all at the same time.

Our data is important to us and i…

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Windows apps to run on Chromebooks

Peter Griffin. 25 June 2020, 8:49 am

Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.

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Yes the robots are coming, but we’re not going to be ready

Paul Matthews. 24 June 2020, 4:39 pm

The robots are coming for our jobs. Or rather, they are changing the future of work, along with AI and other technology changes. Our education system needs a strong focus on technology and related are…

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No 'porn licence' for New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2020, 8:38 am

New Zealand First's plan to introduce pornography filtering on all New Zealand internet services looks set to fail with its coalition partners Labour and the Greens both declining to support the legis…

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Apple ditches Intel for its own silicon

Peter Griffin. 23 June 2020, 10:22 am

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.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2020, 5:09 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

A bit of a frustrating time in relation to the wider Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) this week, with officials continuing to ignore th…

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