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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.

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NZ Open Source Awards - Nominations close Monday

Techblog Staff. 18 June 2021, 6:50 am

Last chance to nominate individuals or projects for this year's Open Source Awards.

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Agritech came through Covid well - TIN report

Peter Griffin. 17 June 2021, 1:45 pm

New Zealand's agritech sector appears to have navigated the disruption of Covid-19 well, growing export revenue 7.5% and increasing R&D by 7%.

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Work-life balance number one concern: survey

Techblog staff. 16 June 2021, 7:00 am

Work-life balance has become the top priority for New Zealand employees according to the latest research from recruitment firm Randstad.

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Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss

Peter Griffin. 15 June 2021, 9:41 am

European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.

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NASA Scientist for a Day winners announced

Techblog staff. 14 June 2021, 3:50 pm

The New Zealand Space Agency has announced the winners of its NASA Scientist for a Day competition.

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Brislen on Tech: Hybrid working is the answer

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2021, 6:51 pm

COVID forced us all to work from home but now many companies are forcing their staff back to work in last century's office space. But why?

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Fastly - website outages show the importance of bug testing

Peter Griffin. 10 June 2021, 10:03 am

A software bug that went undetected during testing caused major website outages when a customer changed a configuration setting. Fastly is now undertaking a "full post mortem".

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The Great Offlining of 2021

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2021, 8:11 am

What does the internet do when an outage takes out most of the major content providers for more than 40 minutes? Why, it turns to the internet to ... oh, wait.

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Apple unveils iOS 15, privacy updates and extends FaceTime to non-iPhone users…

Peter Griffin. 08 June 2021, 9:52 am

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted virtually overnight in the US revealed more privacy improvements and a push to get non-iPhone users onto its FaceTime video calling service.

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Brislen on Tech: The old days

Paul Brislen. 04 June 2021, 2:04 pm

Remember the good old days?

Well I hope so, because if you google it you're not likely to find many stories about a vast swathe of New Zealand history. The era of digital content has not been back…

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New initiative to debunk online misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories launched

Techblog staff. 04 June 2021, 12:37 pm

Combating hate speech means helping prevent the spread of disinformation online and that's something not-for-profit group Tohatoha hopes to do with its new programme.

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Volunteering abroad from your own home

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2021, 8:10 am

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) has a problem - in a time of COVID travel restrictions mean you can't always get help to those communities who need it most. Enter the e-volunteer.

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Lessons from the RBNZ hack - update software and use it for its intended purpose

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2021, 10:14 am

 A report into the data breach at the Reserve Bank has revealed that the bank was using third-party file-sharing software as a data repository and collaboration tool, worsening the impact of the hack…

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2021 Hi-Tech Awards winners

Techblog Staff. 31 May 2021, 5:10 am

The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards celebrate the best of the industry and this year's gala dinner reached record levels with 1300 attendees, including the Prime Minister.

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Brislen on Tech: An HR-led recovery

Paul Brislen. 28 May 2021, 4:12 pm

The country has weathered the storm of COVID remarkably well and with vaccinations for all who want them under way, it's hard to see any downside.

But once the borders open will we see thousands o…

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Aussie ramps up scrutiny of Big Tech over mobile payments

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2021, 10:40 am

As New Zealand introduces legislation to lower merchant fees for mobile payments, Australia is probing Google and Apple over their growing power in the payments market.

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Digital programme gets boost

Paul Brislen. 26 May 2021, 7:24 am

Small business received a wake-up call last night at the launch of the Digital Boost public private partnership.

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Epic vs Apple trial wraps up - what's at stake

Peter Griffin. 25 May 2021, 10:51 am

A three-week country case in the US between video gamer maker Epic and Apple over access to the App Store wrapped up yesterday and it could be months before a judgement is released.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 May 2021, 5:13 pm

[From Monday] We need your help and we need it urgently!

The NZ Excellence in IT Awards nominations close this Wednesday, and we need your help to identify the people and teams doing great things i…

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