How AI is reinventing what computers are

Fall 2021: the season of pumpkins, pecan pies, and peachy new phones. Every year, right on cue, Apple, Samsung, Google, and others drop their latest releases. These fixtures in the consumer tech calendar no longer inspire the surprise and wonder of those heady early days. But behind all the marketing glitz, there’s something remarkable going […]

Griffin on Tech: Put your thinking caps on – we need a decent digital strategy

Peter Griffin, Editor. 22 October 2021, 1:51 pm Here’s an interesting fact I learned yesterday – New Zealand is one of the only countries in the OCED that doesn’t have a national digital strategy. That revelation came courtesy of Robyn Henderson, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Digital Economy Lead. “At the ministry, sometimes […]

RNZ New Tech: NZ’s Digital Strategy, Ransomware, and Text Scams

ITP Team. 22 October 2021, 1:43 pm ITP CEO Paul Matthews talked with RNZ Nine to Noon this week about New Zealand’s proposed Digital Strategy – what it’ll mean for the future of digital in New Zealand. Also, the Australians have introduced a “zero tolerance” approach to ransomware, with a new action plan and legislation specifically […]

Toybox: A compelling mix of nostalgia and style in Samsung’s Flip

Peter Griffin, Editor. 22 October 2021, 8:40 am Apple’s iPhone 13 line-up was met with an ambivalent shrug by reviewers and even diehard Apple fans when it appeared last month. The iPhone 13 Pro may have one of the best cameras you will find in a phone. But it’s really just a tweaked iPhone 12. […]

How hackers hijacked thousands of high-profile YouTube accounts

Future Publishing | Getty Images reader comments 44 with 32 posters participating Share this story Since at least 2019, hackers have been hijacking high-profile YouTube channels. Sometimes they broadcast cryptocurrency scams, sometimes they simply auction off access to the account. Now, Google has detailed the technique that hackers-for-hire used to compromise thousands of YouTube creators […]

Our Digital Strategy needs to be more human-centric and values-driven

By Dr. Markus Luczak-Roesch, Contributor. 21 October 2021, 11:47 am What is Aotearoa New Zealand’s vision for our digital future? We know one thing for sure – there will be a digital future of some sort. But what will it look like, and more importantly, what do we want it to look like? The Government recently […]

Decarbonizing industries with connectivity and 5G

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth climate change report—an aggregated assessment of scientific research prepared by some 300 scientists across 66 countries—has served as the loudest and clearest wake-up call to date on the global warming crisis. The panel unequivocally attributes the increase in the earth’s temperature—it has risen by 1.1 °C […]

Rediscover trust in cybersecurity

The world has changed dramatically in a short amount of time—changing the world of work along with it. The new hybrid remote and in-office work world has ramifications for tech—specifically cybersecurity—and signals that it’s time to acknowledge just how intertwined humans and technology truly are. Enabling a fast-paced, cloud-powered collaboration culture is critical to rapidly […]

Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient

The reception: The research was conducted last month and is yet to be published in a journal or peer-reviewed, but external experts say it represents a major advance. “There is no doubt that this is a highly significant breakthrough,” says Darren K Griffin, professor of genetics at the University of Kent, UK. “The research team […]

Getting value from your data shouldn’t be this hard

The potential impact of the ongoing worldwide data explosion continues to excite the imagination. A 2018 report estimated that every second of every day, every person produces 1.7 MB of data on average—and annual data creation has more than doubled since then and is projected to more than double again by 2025. A report from […]