Technology (New Zealand)

8 types of malware and how to recognise them

This concise malware bestiary will help you get your malware terms right when you hang out with geeks - with basic advice for finding and removing …

Social Issues

Why you should make your new CIO’s first 100 days a success

This is the time for you to step in and promote your personal brand as a competent operational IT leader, advises Gartner.

New Zealand

Inside Vodafone NZ’s digital transformation programme

We’re transitioning to be a total customer centric company and delivering small improvements quickly with more customer feedback along the way<p>Luke …

New Zealand

ANZ bank latest company to trial ‘digital human’

Jamie has a human face, voice and expressions, and can answer questions on the most frequently searched for topics on the bank’s online help section.

Artificial Intelligence

Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges.<p>New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible …

Finance

Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition to the US

Kim Dotcom may soon be sent over to the US from New Zealand to stand trial over copyright infringements amounting to an estimated $500 million (roughly £377 million or AU$677 million converted) as well as fraud.<p>This comes after New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that Dotcom and three others can be …

Technology

IBM Cloud joins NZ Government Infrastructure as a Service catalogue

Public sector agencies will have the option to move workloads onto the IBM public cloud.

Smart Cities

Vocus ups debt facility to AU$1.3b

Vocus will be able to carry out its 'strategic initiatives' thanks to a new syndicated debt facility of AU$1.27 billion and NZ$150 …

Technology (Australia)

Why CIOs need to keep privacy front of mind in any project

The cost of getting privacy wrong is becoming significant, and a cost that can undo hard work spent designing products and services which look …

Privacy

'Amazon Tax' Proposed In New Zealand

A proposed tax in New Zealand could add taxes to books and other goods bought online. The tax, known colloquially as the “Amazon Tax,” would go into effect in October of 2019 and would apply to sales under $400 completed online. It was proposed this month.<p>The tax would, of course, be a boon for …

Technology

InternetNZ, 20/20 Trust push for universal access

Universal access to the internet is being recognised as a key issue for ensuring all New Zealanders benefit from the Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural …

New Zealand

NZ to perform urgent algorithm 'stocktake' fearing data misuse within government

The 'stocktake' is aiming to ensure government agencies are performing analytics on citizen data in a transparent and fair manner.<p>The New Zealand …

Tech Trends

New Zealand's Prime Minister is the latest world leader to beam in as a hologram

Once the domain for dead musicians, or those who couldn't be bothered touring anymore, the hologram is becoming a handy tool for politicians.<p>New …

New Zealand

Callaghan boss responds to govt change in R&D funding

Callaghan Innovation CEO Victoria Crone says the organisation is ready to “pivot” to accommodate the Government’s new direction for investing in R&D …

Technology (New Zealand)

A career built on bridging the digital divide

As a librarian, Dr Greg Morgan has always helped people access critical information. Now, he is making sure that technology transformation will not …

Humanities

Meet the CIO’s new digital transformation ally

New research finds more chief human resource officers are leading digital transformation projects

Customer Experience

Arts degree key to technology sector success

The talk has shifted to the importance of the education sector bringing together the arts with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) …

New Zealand

5G could widen digital divide, Chorus warns

Chorus has warned the Government that, without direct intervention, deployment of 5G cellular technology by New Zealand’s three mobile network …

Innovation

The best VR games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Credit: Adam Patrick Murray/IDG<p>It’s been two years since consumers officially got their hands on virtual reality with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, …

Virtual Reality

Amazfit Pace review: Doesn't look pretty but it gets the job done

The Pitch<p>When it comes to fitness and wearable brands, Amazfit don’t exactly have the same kind of cache that companies like Fitbit or Garmin. They …

Batteries

Panasonic expands 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray range, voice-assistant smarts to come later

Panasonic has announced its 2018 line-up of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players, including an upgraded HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor with the …

4K Ultra HD

Apple Introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Red Special Edition

Apple has introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Red Special Edition to help provide testing, counselling and treatment for tens of millions of …

IPhone 8

Music Producer Takes Microsoft Surface Into The Clouds For Australian First Performance at 3,000ft

To celebrate the consumer launch of the Surface Pro with 4G, Microsoft partnered with local DJ and music producer, Basenji, for a live music …

Surface Pro

The HP Chromebook x2 is a $599 premium tablet aimed at the iPad Pro

The HP Chromebook x2 brings 2-in-1 versatility to Chrome OS. By aiming to topple the iPad Pro, however, it's made itself more expensive than most …

Consumer Tech

New study finds IT professionals lack confidence in their ability to detect and contain cyber breaches

LogRhythm has released its annual benchmark survey, which measures the cybersecurity perceptions and practices of organisations in the United States, …

Cybersecurity

Telstra Offers Australia’s First Taste of 5G

Telstra has turned on the first precinct of 5G-enabled Wi-Fi hotspots in the world, allowing Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy free broadband …

Gold Coast

OnePlus 6 specs revealed: Snapdragon 845, 256GB of storage to go with its notch

The upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship phone will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a notch.

Mobile Technology

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 pack 6-core Intel overclockable goodness

The Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 premium gaming laptops don't skimp, offering six-core Intel Core CPUs on all but one model, and discrete graphics …

Computer Hardware

The Acer Aspire S24 is an $879 all-in-one PC with touches of class

Acer's Aspire S24 is the opposite of chunky, which is saying a lot for an all-in-one. With a 0.235-inch-thin display and an equally slender base, …

Computer Hardware

New iPad Pro 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

Apple launched three new iPads in 2017, in 9.7in, 10.5in and 12.9in sizes, and has already announced a new 9.7in iPad for 2018. (We discuss their …

IPad Pro