NZ agritech ready and waiting to take on the world

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The annual Fieldays - is more than just an excuse for John Campbell and the TVNZ Breakfast team to don Swanndris and talk to salt-of-the-earth woodchoppers. It’s also a reminder that New...

What is Matter? And why it makes your smart home smarter

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There’s a perception that the Big Tech companies are in constant competition with one another - and most of the time that’s true - Apple taking a shot at Facebook in...

Rewardhub and Linkshop’s Michael Fuyala on connecting publishers, charities and brands: “That’s where the...

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After eight years establishing successful digital lifestyle brands for leading NZ media companies, Michael Fuyala handed in his notice and concentrated his energies on two start-ups. Rewardhub - co founded with...

Why did Apple just buy a classical music streaming service?

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Unless you’re a classical music boffin you’ve probably never heard of Amsterdam-based Primephonic - a classical music start-up which launched in 2018. It enabled users access to hi-res classical downloads in a...

Why our government should make paying ransoms to cyber criminals illegal

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Justice Minister Kris Faafoi has been in the headlines lately defending the proposed new hate speech laws. The laws sparked opprobrium from both the left and right, critics citing the limits...

Now Meta wants to teach our news organisations to “develop better business models”

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After a decade of Facebook and Google hammering news organisations globally by effectively taking over the mobile advertising space while using its news content on its platform for little recompense, the...

Is Spatial Audio really a game changer for Apple Music?

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“The next generation of sound on Apple Music begins now with the official launch of Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio” went the email from Apple’s PR team last week.  Audio enthusiasts will...

Police put live facial recognition on pause – for now

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For once, not being up with the latest tech is a good thing - according to the authors of a new 85-page report on facial recognition technology by Nessa Lynch and...

Waiting with 25,000 others in MIQ’s hotel lobby

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As an ex travel writer I’ve spent more time waiting in hotel lobbies than I care to admit. To be honest I rather enjoyed the experience; the time provided good people watching...

What Spotify’s live audio app Greenroom is really like…

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Spotify joined the live audio game last week with Greenroom.  It’s done via a reskinned Locker Room app that Spotify bought in March for an estimated $50 million USD. It now joins Twitter...