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Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Aug-2019 09:29 News, Consumer Electronics

The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment confirmed that Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted on 19-Aug-2019 20:41 News, Gaming

The Interactive Aotearoa report was launched by Minister of Economic Development Hon Phil Twyford at Wellington games studio PikPok today.

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted on 19-Aug-2019 20:26 News, Web media

Kiwi-owned company Delta Insurance has introduced cover to protect individuals and households from losses through cyber-attacks - a first for this country.

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted on 19-Aug-2019 20:20 News, Gaming

Retrofitted with high-end gaming computers, gaming chairs and a big screen TV for game streaming and console gaming, the esports arena serves as a dedicated space for on-campus gaming enthusiasts.

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted on 19-Aug-2019 20:14 News, Consumer Electronics

The DSP-W118 mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug not only enables users to control any attached electrical appliance in the home, but can also accept schedules.

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:47 News, Security

Few people these days fall for unsolicited emails from Nigerian princes offering juicy commission to transfer funds from a multimillion-dollar inheritance. But still plenty of Kiwis are being sucked in by a rising number of email phishing scams.

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:41 News, Web media

This year's cohort has a variety of local and central government projects that fit into broad themes including E-government, Transport and Wellbeing. At the end of the 12-week programme, participating teams will be conducting a 'Demo Day' in November to showcase the solutions created as a result of the accelerator programme.

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:27 News, DVB and HD

The EF-100W/B makes Epson's bright, vivid and long-lasting laser technology available in a compact and lightweight chassis, in either a black or white casing.

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:20 News, Mobile

At the Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei launched HarmonyOS - a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted on 9-Aug-2019 21:26 News, Computing

New platform drive advanced network intelligence and analytics by delivering new levels of workload efficiency and performance to address growing pain points for our telecommunications customers.

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted on 9-Aug-2019 16:57 News, Computing

New office application is a feature-rich major release of the LibreOffice 6 family with better performance, a large number of new and improved features, and enhanced interoperability with proprietary document formats.

Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted on 9-Aug-2019 16:43 News, Security

Prior to closing the company will continue to manage the Enterprise Security business, while working with Broadcom to plan for a smooth transition. At close, Broadcom will assume the Enterprise Security assets, including the Symantec name as part of their broad infrastructure software portfolio. Afterwards the company will continue to operate their Consumer Cyber Safety business. A company name was not announced.

Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted on 8-Aug-2019 20:20 News, Robotics

In a new paper published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Nanoscale, Scottish engineers describe how they built the tiny taster, which exploits the optical properties of gold and aluminium to test the tipples.

Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted on 8-Aug-2019 20:11 News, Robotics

Using Toyota's Human Support Robot as a base, the two companies will accelerate development by sharing their respective technologies.

Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted on 7-Aug-2019 17:16 News, Consumer Electronics

From September, the Vodafone TV box will be available for all Kiwi consumers to purchase in leading retailers around New Zealand - without the need for Vodafone broadband

Intel announces next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores
Posted on 7-Aug-2019 15:41 News, Computing

Cooper Lake processors will incorporate built-in AI training acceleration and be available first half of 2020.

Nokia 2.2 released in New Zealand
Posted on 5-Aug-2019 19:38 News, Android

Budget smartphone complete with biometric face unlock, a dedicated Google Assistant and the latest Android experience.

2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted on 5-Aug-2019 05:00 News, Mobile

This week marks ten years since 2degrees launched in New Zealand, transforming the telco market, breaking a duopoly and driving prices down for consumers.

Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 17:00 News, Consumer Electronics

New connected feeder helps pet owners monitor and understand eating behaviour of pets .

Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 16:55 News, Security

Almost 300 million extortion scam emails were blocked by Symantec in the first five months of 2019.

Trend Micro study reveals criminal abuses of Twitter
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 16:51 News, Security

Trend Micro Incorporated has announced a new study revealing how cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control (C&C) operations and data exfiltration.

Brand new Nanogirl Live! science show touring NZ this November
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 16:38 News, Web media

Nanogirl Live! will bring its signature explosive theatrics back to the stage for its fourth New Zealand tour this November, performing it's all-new live show, Bring on the Noise.

Intel launches first 10th gen Intel Core processors
Posted on 2-Aug-2019 09:17 News, Computing

Intel has officially launched 11 new, highly integrated 10th Gen Intel Core processors designed for remarkably sleek 2 in 1s and laptops. The processors bring high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, feature new Intel Iris Plus graphics for stunning entertainment and enable the best connectivity with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3.

Vodafone 5G launch marks day one of new ownership
Posted on 1-Aug-2019 11:59 News, 5G

Vodafone today announced it will take its first step into New Zealand's 5G future and switch on a 5G network in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Ministers attend international security meeting
Posted on 30-Jul-2019 16:49 News, Security

Ministers Andrew Little and David Parker have started three days of international talks in London, focused on cyber and online threats, and border and international security issues.


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