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Why our government should make paying ransoms to cyber criminals illegal

Greg Fleming 06/07/2021

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...

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

Greg Fleming 24/06/2021

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...

Why the tech industry could do more to help close the gender gap

Lucy Mullinger 16/06/2021

In 1843, mathematician and writer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace wrote the first computer algorithm. It can only be assumed she would have expected...

Buying a car? Go electric or pay for someone else to

Greg Fleming 15/06/2021

No, Waka Kotahi’s “clean car discount” doesn’t reward tidiness, but it is a way to get more people into electric vehicles and support the government’s...

Spatial Audio: The best (and worse) remixed tracks

Greg Fleming 15/06/2021

After reporting the announcement regarding Spatial Audio last week I figured it was time to check out what Apple calls “the next generation of sound”....

How valuable is NZ’s EV ‘feebate’ compared to RoW?

Rahul Sunilkumar 14/06/2021

The Government has announced a ‘feebate’ to make low-carbon emission cars more affordable from 1 July 2021. A used fully electric car will receive up...

Is Spatial Audio really a game changer for Apple Music?

Greg Fleming 10/06/2021

“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...

Norton 360’s ‘Game Optimizer’ actually looks useful

Rahul Sunilkumar 10/06/2021

NortonLifeLock unveils Game Optimizer (called GO) as a new feature in the Norton 360 for Gamers pack. This feature helps clear power-hungry applications running in...

Here’s why “Live Text” is Apple’s best feature from WWDC 2021

Greg Fleming 09/06/2021

Up until now Apple hasn’t been quite as adept at dealing with text in images as Google or Samsung. I open my Google Photos app...

Is Chrome’s latest security update enough to keep you safe?

Rahul Sunilkumar 09/06/2021

With the launch of Chrome 91, Google will roll out an update which will assist Enhanced Safe Browsing by filtering out harmful extensions and protecting...