Griffin’s Gadgets: Tell me exactly how my biometrics are being used

Peter Griffin, Editor. 17 June 2022, 2:35 pm I recently met a man whose job is to buy the beer and wine sold at one of Wellington’s largest supermarkets. It’s a role with many obvious perks, but one big downside – accounting for the inventory lost to shoplifting, which amounts to hundreds of thousands of […]

The Download: Trouble for a CO2 removal startup, and a US spy spyware bid

Running Tide, an aquaculture company based in Portland, Maine, has said it expected to set tens of thousands of tiny floating kelp farms adrift in the North Atlantic between this summer and next. The hope is that the fast-growing macroalgae will eventually sink to the ocean floor, storing away thousands of tons of carbon dioxide […]

Growing the industry: Retaining Staff

Victoria MacLennan. 16 June 2022, 11:35 pm The Hi Tech Awards held an alumni event this week, a day of informative panels, discussions and networking. One of the standout panels for me was “Keeping the corporate raiders at bay” focused on how to retain staff in these uniquely challenging times – in terms of talent […]

Inside the experimental world of animal infrastructure

But Banff’s wildlife crossings, like most, suffer from a sort of Horseless Carriage Syndrome, their designs circumscribed by existing infrastructure. Tunnels are often little-adapted culverts, the (usually concrete) tubes that ferry water under roads. And overpasses have generally been borrowed wholesale from roadways—they are built as if they are going to carry the weight of […]

Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks

Peter Griffin, Editor. 16 June 2022, 10:41 am New Zealand has suffered the biggest drop in rankings among 63 nations compared on measures of their competitiveness, including in technology, science and business productivity. The 2022 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, sees Denmark take the lead for the first time with the top ten list dominated by […]

Tsunami of junk traffic that broke DDoS records delivered by tiniest of botnets

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 14 with 12 posters participating Share this story A massive flood of malicious traffic that recently set a new distributed denial-of-service record came from an unlikely source. A botnet of just 5,000 devices was responsible as extortionists and vandals continue to develop ever more powerful attacks to knock […]

Force multipliers: accelerating developers through platform software

Since joining Intel in 2010, Kelly has specialized in systems software, primarily in Linux and Linux-based operating systems, including Chrome and Android. She has led teams developing products ranging from Android phones, Ultrabook sensor based applications, and pathfinding work with artificial intelligence for thermal solutions. Career highlights include achieving the most performant Linux OS with […]

Orchestrating workforce ecosystems

Dr. Altman’s research focuses on strategy, innovation, platforms, ecosystems, and the future of work. Her work has been published in Harvard Business Review (HBR), MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Management Studies, and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for the “2021 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Breakthrough Idea” […]

Building tomorrow’s telecommunications network today

So that is an important part of the mission and we’re thinking about network design and architectures. It is really not even for the next three years. We are thinking about the next 20 and 50 years. Network investments take a long time, and we want to make those investments with economics in mind, but […]