Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up

Peter Griffin, Editor. 10 February 2022, 9:58 am Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone range this morning, continuing the theme of incremental evolution that has become the signature of a maturing smartphone market. The Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra arrive with a cosmetic upgrade reminiscent of the older iPhone’s flat sides and […]

The Nvidia – Arm chipmaker mega-merger is officially dead

Peter Griffin, Editor. 09 February 2022, 10:25 am A bid by US computer chip giant Nvidia to buy major UK-based rival Arm has been scrapped as regulators all over the world raised concerns about the implications of the deal for the global chip market. The US$40 billion acquisition of ARM by NVIDIA was originally floated […]

Help us inspire the next tech generation

ITP Team. 04 February 2022, 4:38 pm This year, ITPNZ and NZTech have combined forces on our school initiatives, with 123Tech, TechHub Talks and ShadowTech all now being run under the TechHub umbrella. But we need your help to make this a success. Check out the new TechHub website, where schools and volunteers can access all of […]

Griffin on Tech: Going Rogan – what to learn from Spotify’s woes and Wordle’s acquisition

Peter Griffin, Editor. 04 February 2022, 4:31 pm Joe Rogan is an infuriating interviewer, and not just because he allegedly spreads misinformation about Covid-19. Have you listened to him? Rogan’s vast audience – over 10 million people stream each episode of his podcast, sees him attract big-name guests like Tesla founder Elon Musk, celebrity astrophysicist […]

$28 – the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web

Peter Griffin, Editor. 02 February 2022, 10:26 pm On the dark web, there’s a flourishing trade in stolen credit card details and a new study reveals that New Zealanders’ information commands a premium. Virtual private network operator NordVPN analysed four million payment card details during a trawl of dark websites and picked up 50,000 that […]

Beyond the ‘Geat Resignation’ – the hybrid tech workforce in 2022

Peter Griffin, Editor. 01 February 2022, 11:40 am Hybrid work is now the norm for millions of organisations across the world. But company culture has failed to adapt to the new reality, posing the risk of more talent walking out the door in search of more “meaningful work”. That’s the conclusion from global consulting group […]

Griffin on Tech: The fear index: A reality check for the tech dreamers

Peter Griffin, Editor. 28 January 2022, 2:32 pm The Nasdaq entered correction territory this week, a number of big-name tech stocks suffered large drops in value, while the crypto market remained in bearish territory. Those two words starting with ‘i’ – interest and inflation have spooked markets in general but taken a bigger toll on […]

The digital-first enterprises will win – IDC’s 2022 IT sector predictions

Peter Griffin, Editor. 27 January 2022, 10:08 am The ongoing pandemic has been the driver for organisations to shift to a “digital-first” strategy, which for many of them represents “an extraordinary migration of mindset,” according to IDC. The IT industry analyst group has just published its latest IDC FutureScape report, which you can purchase for […]

World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?

Peter Griffin, Editor. 25 January 2022, 1:32 pm Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer. The AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), housed in an undisclosed location by Meta, will eventually be made up of 16,000 Nvidia A100 GPUs (graphics processing units) allowing Meta to […]