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IBM stumbles on path to cloud

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:35:34 +1300 | Digitl

IBM needs to reinvent itself to deal with cloud computing. Although the job was never going to be easy, IBM has an enviable track record on major change. More >>

Why Gigatown is not a waste of money

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:33:33 +1300 | Digitl

On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report critics describe Gigatown as a waste of money . More >>

UN Expert Concerned About Use Drone Technology

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:55:59 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A Drone is Not a Cop – UN Rights Expert Concerned About Technologies That De-personalise the Use of Force More >>

Scientific developments, dogged investigative work credited

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:54:48 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police credit scientific developments and dogged investigative work for arrest in historic Coromandel child sex case More >>

Right to Online Privacy at Risk

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:51:14 +1300 | UN News

23 October 2014 – States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said today as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ ...More >>

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015, flags new ondemand service More >>

Pick up sticks – engineering style

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:33:48 +1300 | University of Waikato

Picking commercial pine tree seedlings is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato. As part of a third-year mechanical engineering design paper, 10 teams of students were each asked to create ...More >>

Idiot-proof computer programming

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:53:02 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Idiot-proof computer programming A computer scientist at Victoria University of Wellington is part of an international team that has designed a way to overcome problems that occur when using multiple programming languages to write webpages. Dr Alex Potanin, ...More >>

GODZone Announces Technology Partnership for Live Tracking

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:12:01 +1300 | 100 Precent PURE Racing Queenstown NZ

New Zealand’s premier expedition adventure race is delighted to announce a partnership with leading industry technology company, YB Tracking, who will provide live website tracking of teams racing in the 2015 GODZone event in Wanaka next March.More >>

Sealegs turns first-half profit

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:51:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sealegs Corp, which makes amphibious boats, turned a first-half profit after strong local demand underpinned a pick-up in sales, and as it taps new markets in South America.More >>

Wellington tech stars continue to shine

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:03 +1300 | Grow Wellington

Wellington’s status as New Zealand’s high tech capital has been confirmed with the release of this year’s TIN100. More >>

Shanahan debunks plucky NZ punching above its weight

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:29:52 +1300 | sticK

You have to give the effusive and self-effacing Greg Shanahan his due. More >>

Hyundai Genesis highest safety score in ANCAP history

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:23 +1300 | Hyundai New Zealand

Genesis, Hyundai New Zealand’s new flagship luxury sedan, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. A 5 star safety rating is ANCAP’s ...More >>

Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:20:33 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Industry Association

Wellington, Oct 23 – Daronmont Technologies Ltd was adjudged winner in Category A for the provision of excellent equipment to Defence at the NZ Defence Industry Association Forum held on October 21-22 at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. ...More >>

Use of Drones in Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:50:14 +1300 | UN News

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today.More >>

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:03 +1300 | Technology Investment Network

New Zealand ‘s Tech Export Sector’s revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New ...More >>

Excellence in IT education recognised

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:54:34 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) computer scientist has been awarded two awards at the inaugural New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards. More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ...More >>

Pixar co-founder to launch Project Connect

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:21 +1300 | AUT University

Co-founder of Pixar and Altamira – Dr Alvy Ray Smith is coming to New Zealand to launch Project Connect , a new series of quarterly networking events. The computer graphics pioneer and Academy Award Winner will host two events in Auckland on December ...More >>

Famous New Zealanders join Bright Sparks 2014

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:18:45 +1300 | Bright Sparks

Sir Ray Avery and Michelle Dickinson will each play a part at the Bright Sparks 2014 awards ceremony in Auckland on October 30. Sir Ray - a successful businessman, scientist, inventor and philanthropist - will deliver a keynote address to the 22 Bright Sparks ...More >>


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