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Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted on 18-Oct-2019 10:18 News, Computing

A total of 56 Microsoft Partners competed for the honours announced at a glamorous ceremony held at St Matthew in the City, Auckland with Intergen coming on top with three awards and Umbrellar crowned New Zealand Partner of the Year.

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted on 16-Oct-2019 13:36 News, Consumer Electronics

Logitech has announced its first Made for Google products, the Logitech K580 Slim Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard, Chrome OS Edition and the Logitech M355 Portable Wireless Mouse.

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted on 16-Oct-2019 10:28 News, Security

A Spark subsidiary, MATTR MATTR CoLab Incubator to accelerate the development of decentralised identity technologies and solutions.

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted on 16-Oct-2019 08:15 News, Broadband

The first Vodafone X-Squad team is celebrating launch day, with the first team of 12 people based in Auckland ready to solve complex technical issues for customers. Over the coming months more X-Squad teams will be coming online to assist customers.

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted on 15-Oct-2019 11:31 News, Consumer Electronics

AC1750, AC1900 and AC3000 Smart Routers with McAfee protection combine advanced Security features and Parental Controls with sophisticated mesh WiFi technology for safer and more seamless connectivity.

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted on 14-Oct-2019 10:29 News, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

IMAGR is the creator of the SmartCart intelligent shopping trolley. Harnessing computer vision technology and AI, this queue-busting solution automates checkouts and payments for a frictionless shopping experience.

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted on 14-Oct-2019 10:24 News, Web media

The feature sends passengers a unique four digit code after they book an Ola ride. When their car arrives, passengers tell the driver their one-time passcode, which must then be entered correctly into the driver app while the vehicle is stationary, matching the right car with the right customer before the ride can begin.

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted on 10-Oct-2019 09:59 News, Web media

Spark has announced that from April 2020, Spark Sport will be the official rights partner for all New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) matches played in New Zealand, with TVNZ joining as the free-to-air partner for a selected number of T20 International and Super Smash matches.

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted on 4-Oct-2019 08:07 News, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

New Zealand's largest appliance and technology retailer has today unveiled Nola, its new digital human team member who will be based at the flagship store to help shoppers navigate the store and answer questions they have.

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted on 4-Oct-2019 08:02 News, Web media

Sprout Accelerator offering $500,000 to innovators working on New Zealand’s agricultural and food challenges.

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted on 4-Oct-2019 07:41 News, GPS

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted on 4-Oct-2019 07:36 News, 4G

Vodafone is celebrating another key milestone with the rollout of a 4G Calling service across wider Auckland and RBI2 sites. Completed at the end of September, this enhanced 4G Calling will offer Vodafone customers with crisper, clearer voice calls over 4G as well as faster call setup when placing calls.

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted on 1-Oct-2019 09:17 News, Broadband

The New Zealand-born business is celebrating 100,000 broadband customers across its consumer and business division, following a year of focus on improvements to its broadband offering.

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted on 30-Sep-2019 17:46 News, Android

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 1 Plus, one of the first global Android 9 Pie (Go edition) smartphones, will be available in New Zealand from Wednesday 2 October. One of the first global Android 9 Pie (Go edition) smartphones, Nokia 1 Plus brings solid imaging in a high-quality Nokia design with a big screen. 

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted on 25-Sep-2019 09:51 News, Web media

Google Pay integration, multi-stop trips and ride scheduling to launch over the coming months.

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted on 19-Sep-2019 18:35 News, Consumer Electronics

Facebook is expanding the Portal family of home video-calling devices with three new models: Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV. The company also introducing a new way to make calls using WhatsApp and bringing Portal to more countries. 

Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted on 18-Sep-2019 17:24 News, Web media

Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months.

The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted on 18-Sep-2019 13:55 News, Computing

New project is expected to minimise fraud on returned items.

Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted on 18-Sep-2019 13:52 News, Broadband

The investment in hardware upgrades and resulting increased capacity means that Voyager broadband customers will continue to enjoy the same fast speeds and seamless service, even during peak times and as nationwide bandwidth usage rises.

Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted on 18-Sep-2019 08:55 News, Web media

Fan favourites including Broadchurch, Victoria and Father Ted come together
for the first time in one place in New Zealand, with new shows added every week.

Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted on 16-Sep-2019 21:30 News, Blockchain

HTC's flagship EXODUS 1 smartphone is now the first phone that provides Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support without having to download a BCH wallet from an app store.

Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted on 16-Sep-2019 19:37 News, Web media

Finalists for the 12th annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards have now been announced in each of the 12 categories.

OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted on 15-Sep-2019 12:42 News, Android

OPPO has announced it will be among the latest batch of device companies to support Google’s CameraX, the new Android Jetpack support library for camera app development.

New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted on 15-Sep-2019 12:24 News, Computing

Despite the growth in 2019Q2 IDC predicts that New Zealand's Traditional PC market will continue to decline in 2019, with a drop of -3.9% YoY expected in 2019Q3.

Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted on 11-Sep-2019 08:46 News, Consumer Electronics

TEDx Wellington has released a powerful video featuring Whare Hauora director Hiria Te Rangi speaking at their most recent showcase of "the best ideas the capital has to offer".


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