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Exclusive Q&A: Is New Zealand innovating on a global stage?

Agriculture, forestry and tourism are New Zealand’s largest industries, however being a relatively small country in terms of population and land mass it means there are limitations on their potential growth.  There are no limits on clever ideas and finding solutions to real-life problems, to which New Zealand has historically applied a ‘number 8 wire’ […]

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Think like a hacker by mapping all your application vulnerabilities – not just the critical ones

With nearly 20,000 new application vulnerabilities discovered in 2017 alone, triage has become a necessary part of CISOs’ remediation strategies – but with many attackers now aiming for the less-patrolled middle ground, one security expert warns, taking a more visual approach can help head them off before they get into their target network. “Everyone running […]

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Facebook debuts their take on the dating app

Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating at F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference.  Given that one in three marriages in the US start online and that almost 200 million people on Facebook say they’re single on their public profiles, Facebook Dating will supposedly help build long-term relationships and mirror the way people meet in real life, through […]

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The story of a solar-powered plane that travelled around the world

Point of No Return is the behind the scenes documentary of the world’s first solar-powered flight around the world. The film is headed to New Zealand for its Australasian Premiere at the DocEdge film festival in Wellington and Auckland 18-27 May. The film gives a gripping behind the scenes look at what it took for […]

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There is more to Intel’s new drone than meets the eye

At AUVSI Xponential 2018, Intel disclosed details of Intel Insight Platform, a digital asset management system enabling effective aerial data management and analyses.  It also demonstrated Intel Mission Control, next-generation flight planning software and new updates for the Intel Falcon 8+ system: additional payloads for greater data capture, as well as distance hold and distance […]

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Kiwi game nominated in 2018 Google Play Awards

A Kiwi-built app, Audio Game Hub, is one of only five nominated globally for Best Accessibility Experience in the 2018 Google Play Awards. Sonnar Interactive, in partnership with the Blind Foundation, developed the app at the Blind Foundation’s Awhina House studios in Auckland.  Their mission is to make gaming more inclusive. Audio Game Hub hosts […]

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Survey points to forgetfulness as main reason why people reuse their passwords

Thursday May 3 marks World Password Day, and it seems some people are still falling into the same password traps even though they may know it’s not a good idea. A global survey from LastPass by LogMeIn found that 91% of the 2000 respondents know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a […]

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.app arrives, Google’s alternative to .com for apps with mandatory HTTPS

Ahead of its IO developer conference this month Google has announced the .app top-level domain (TLD), the first TLD that requires encrypted HTTPS connections.  Google, a major advocate of HTTPS by default, acquired the .app TLD in 2015 as part of ICANN’s generic TLD (gTLD) sell-off in 2012 that expanded TLD’s beyond .com, .org, and […]

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NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers

The NZ government has announced that they will be closing the loophole that allows overseas retailers to sell into New Zealand without applying GST. This is a welcome decision to Retail NZ who released a statement calling it “fantastic news”, noting that the law as it was gave those selling through foreign websites an uncompetitive […]

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Faster-than-expected cloud adoption has upped the ante for protection of sensitive data

Massive cloud-based companies may be tweaking their data governance to minimise exposure to the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR), but surging use of public-cloud services for storing sensitive data reaffirms the importance of data audit and triage as the clock ticks towards GDPR’s May 25 implementation deadline. Despite suggestions that many executives regret hasty […]