The future is closer than you think!

Victoria MacLennan. 18 May 2022, 9:57 pm Yesterday I was hosted by Unitec for my first large in person event in over 2 years! (yay) while it was strange speaking to a room of 100+ people in these Covid times, the energy and enthusiasm in the room were infectious.  The format was creative and inclusive […]

The baby formula shortage has birthed a shady online marketplace

Sites like eBay and Craigslist are listing formula for exorbitant prices. A recent search by MIT Technology Review found multiple sellers asking for over $300 for 12 containers of baby food on eBay, coming out to about $25 each. Normally, these containers would sell for $7 to $10. Moore says parents who are on welfare […]

The Download: Potential new covid treatments, and the crypto crash

Covid-19 is far more likely to kill you if you’re old. One reason is that aged immune systems struggle to cope with infections and recover from them. So why not try drugs that make bodies young again? In a bid to treat the disease, scientists are now testing drugs that reverse the impacts of age […]

Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid

Mannick has been exploring the effects of rapamycin-like drugs in covid-19. Her trial has been taking place in nursing homes experiencing outbreaks of the disease. For four weeks, half the participants were given the drug, while the other half were given a placebo. Among those given a placebo, “25% of them developed severe covid, and […]

Researchers devise iPhone malware that runs even when device is turned off

Classen et al. reader comments 26 with 23 posters participating, including story author Share this story When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn’t fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to locate lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature or use […]

Monday news in brief (16 May)

Victoria MacLennan. 16 May 2022, 10:37 pm Kia ora koutou ITP Members and Supporters. It’s #TechWeek so we will all be busy joining webinars and in person events, finding out the latest trends, about great mahi and catching up with colleagues old and new. A reminder ITP is hosting a webinar this Wednesday on Lifting […]

Crypto is weathering a bitter storm. Some still hold on for dear life.

Algorithmic stablecoins, however, are different. They are a DeFi experiment in a stablecoin that doesn’t peg itself to fiat money or hold collateral assets to stabilize its value. Instead, they are usually supported by a second token, in a push-me-pull-you math equation. Terra, for example, balances variations in the stablecoin’s value by increasing or decreasing […]

$20 million for the software sector. Is that it for Budget 2022?

Peter Griffin, Editor. 16 May 2022, 12:40 pm A focus on the fast-growing software as a service (SaaS) sector looks to comprise the Government’s tech-related spending in Budget 2022, with $20 million allocated to boosting SaaS companies and marketing Kiwi tech to the world. The funding over four years was announced yesterday on the eve […]