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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Facebook is finally making changes to its data sharing controls – but is it too little, too late?

Facebook’s chief technology offer has admitted that most users of the world’s biggest social network could have been subjected to data scraping from malicious cyber attackers. The attackers could have used Facebook’s search and account recovery features to connect the dots between emails, phone numbers and the person they belong to – an abuse of […]

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Could Labour’s fuel tax be a good thing for EV owners?

Meridian Energy is supporting the opportunity to increase the uptake of EVs created by Government’s new transport plan. The Government has announced its plan to create a resilient, efficient, safe and responsible transport system which Meridian believes will help increase uptake and adoption of EVs in New Zealand. Meridian CEO Neal Barclay says, “We’re encouraging […]

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AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers

AI-DAY 2018 saw a large group of leaders and influencers from almost every sector gather in Auckland recently to discuss how AI is impacting the world around them. Among the speakers was broadcasting, communications and digital media Minister Clare Curran, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of AI Business Steven Guggenheimer and Dexibit CEO Angie Judge.  But one of the most entertaining talks […]