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Samsung making headway with cheaper foldable phones

Peter Griffin. 12 August 2021, 9:18 am

Samsung debuted its third-generation foldable smartphone and flip phone overnight with Tech Blog gaining early access to the sleeker, cheaper devices.

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Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption

Peter Griffin. 10 August 2021, 9:12 am

Software makers and social media platforms could soon face a big fine in Australia if they don't adhere to rules that require them to detect unlawful material on encrypted platforms.

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Call for TechBlog and Newsline Contributors

ITP Team. 09 August 2021, 3:22 pm

TechBlog and Newsline combined are the profession's main independent publication, with a circulation of over 10,000 tech professionals a week.

We're making some changes to Newsline, including Peter…

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Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2021, 8:29 am

The Commerce Commission says telecoms operators have been confusing customers with marketing spin.

The industry needs to better explain our options for connecting to the internet.

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Women's Leadership Symposium - STEM sector attendance grants available

Peter Griffin. 03 August 2021, 10:10 am

Entrepreneur Theresa Gattung, journalist Alison Mau and the director-general of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will headline the Women's Leadership Symposium in Auckland next m…

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Two honoured with ITP Honorary Fellowships

ITP Team. 30 July 2021, 5:54 pm

ITPNZ awarded 2 Honorary Fellowships recently, in Dunedin and Christchurch. ITP Honorary Fellowships are the tech profession's highest level of recognition, reserved for those recognised for their hug…

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Brislen on Tech: 10 Print 'Hello World'

Paul Brislen. 30 July 2021, 5:43 pm

In which our plucky editor bids adieu as he rides off into the sunset.

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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm

As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.

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Collaboration creates Aotearoa’s first publicly accessible genomics platform

Techblog Staff. 28 July 2021, 7:56 am

Independent researchers now have access to New Zealand's first bioinformatics platform thanks to the four-year collaboration between Genomics of Aotearoa NZ and Catalyst Cloud.

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Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2021, 10:59 am

Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 26 July 2021, 4:35 pm

[From Monday] Well what an amazing month we've had at ITP, and this week is going to be no exception.

We've been running our ITx conference this years as a series of mini-conference "Innovation Day…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: the Sky is the limit?

Paul Brislen. 26 July 2021, 7:44 am

The Olympics are on, controversially, but unlike in previous years it's actually pretty easy to watch them online. What has happened to the Sky TV of old? Thankfully, something good.

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Brislen on Tech: The fifth horseman might have wings

Paul Brislen. 23 July 2021, 1:54 pm

The new battleground appears to be a digital one, with nations fighting nations in a covert war for our bits. But sometimes this spills over into the real world and now we learn that one company is he…

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Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2021, 9:18 am

The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.

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"Position of vulnerability"

Paul Brislen. 21 July 2021, 10:54 am

China has rejected claims it is behind a series of cyber-attacks and calls the accusations a "malicious smear". All of which leaves New Zealand somewhat exposed.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.

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2021 NZ Excellence in IT Awards - Winners

ITP Team. 19 July 2021, 4:07 pm

So who's the 2021 IT Professional of the Year, and who won the other 9 categories?

Here are all the winners from the 2021 EXes as announced at the gala dinner last Friday. There were a huge number …

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 July 2021, 4:05 pm

Wow, what an amazing week last week.

As well as running the ITx Innovation Days in Wellington and Nelson with good crowds and excellent talks, we also ran the CITRENZ Conference Weds-Friday, the IT…

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TCF appoints Paul Brislen as new CEO

Paul Brislen. 19 July 2021, 3:13 pm

There's a new sheriff in town... well, nearly.

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Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?

Peter Griffin. 16 July 2021, 8:41 am

Big Tech companies are making record profits.

Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.

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