Games

Hands-on review: The Oppo R11s takes on other flagship phones

Today’s upper tier smartphone market is starting to getting crowded, the Oppo R11s just made it a bit snugger up there. Currently, there are obviously the two main contenders, the Samsung s9 & Apple iPhone X. Both manufacturers have their own ecosystem which is a real benefit in locking customers in and are undoubtedly the […]

Games

Major tech competition launches for Kiwi students

The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch a new digital technology championship, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater participation in digital technology.  The Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge is part of a broader initiative to help teachers introduce the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau […]

Games

Google to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome

Google’s Chrome Web Store has now banned extensions that facilitate cryptocurrency mining, because script developers haven’t been following the rules. According to the Chromium blog, during the last few months there has been an increase in malicious Chrome extensions that offer some useful functionality, but they also run cryptomining operations in the background without the […]

Tech

No need for NZers to delete Facebook – NetSafe

Thousands of New Zealanders’ data was exposed in the Facebook data breach, but while it is a reminder to take privacy seriously there’s no need to quit the platform altogether, NetSafe says. Facebook Photo: 123RF Facebook today revealed it estimated nearly 64,000 New Zealanders were estimated to have had their data collected and used by […]

Games

Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin are some of the more well-known examples of cryptocurrencies, which is essentially money that exists only in digital form. The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers. It operates independently of any central bank and can be transferred without […]

Games

Could gamers be the best contenders for cybersecurity roles?

Those entering the workforce that grew up playing video games may be best placed for cybersecurity roles, and gamification might just be the key to improving employees’ knowledge. A recent study from McAfee says that out of 300 security managers and 650 security professionals across the globe, 78% believe that those who have a history […]

Games

Review: Does MLB The Show 18 hit a home run?

It has been several years since I have played a baseball game. The last MLB game I played was several years ago for the PS Vita, but now I return to playing the franchise with this year’s release called MLB The Show 18. Does this new PS4 exclusive offer anything different from the older games […]

Games

Could an iPhone save your life?

MBIE deputy chief executive Brad Ward announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service and has been deployed as part of Apple’s global release of iOS 11.3. Launched by MBIE in May 2017, the ECLI service […]

Games

Full 5G rollout won’t happen in 2018 – GlobalData

The full transition to 5G will not happen in 2018, despite many telecom network technology vendors claims, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. “There are differing perspectives over whether 5G is finally here. For vendors selling 5G gear, basically it is,” says GlobalData senior telecom technology & software analyst Ed Gubbins. “For consumers, depending […]

Tech

Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Thousands of New Zealanders’ data was exposed in the Facebook data breach, but while it is a reminder to take privacy seriously there’s not need to quit the platform altogether, NetSafe says. Facebook Photo: 123RF Facebook today revealed it estimated nearly 64,000 New Zealanders are estimated to have had their data collected and used by […]