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Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM hosts podcast: Stupid Questions for Scientists
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 19:15Tags News, Web media

Each episode pairs a top scientist with one of New Zealand's best-loved comedians - with Michelle at the helm they explore some of life's big science questions. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand announces finalists to 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards
Posted on 15-Mar-2017 15:55Tags News, SaaS

As Microsoft New Zealand announced the finalists for the 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards today, the company has lauded the work of the Kiwi IT companies that are leading the efforts to bring digital transformation to New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Xero launches machine learning automation
Posted on 14-Mar-2017 19:26Tags News, Computing

Xero today announced an innovative machine learning automation system that is set to transform the accounting practices of small businesses and their partners, saving valuable time and money. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand lawyers gain access to legal templates free of charge
Posted on 12-Mar-2017 18:38Tags News, Open Source

Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart offers legal templates to New Zealand lawyers free of charge. Comments (Comments)

Apple is number one smartphone vendor in NZ for the first time since 2012
Posted on 12-Mar-2017 18:31Tags News, Apple

Apple shipped the highest number of smartphones over the holiday season, according to IDC's recently published fourth quarter smartphone shipment results, tracked from October to December 2016. Comments (Comments)

Why are New Zealand businesses behind in digital transformation
Posted on 12-Mar-2017 18:27Tags News, Computing

New Zealand business leaders are aware of the urgent need to transform digitally to address the changing business climate, however Microsoft's recent study found that this transformation for most organisations in New Zealand is still in its infancy. Comments (Comments)

Edifier names New Zealand distributor, brings new speakers range to country
Posted on 12-Mar-2017 17:55Tags News, DVB and HD

Designer and manufacturer of high-end consumer audio electronics Edifier International Co. Ltd. is ready to shake up the New Zealand audio market with new innovations and quality products. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi small- and medium-sized businesses lucrative targets for cybercriminals
Posted on 9-Mar-2017 06:00Tags News, Security

Norton SMB Cyber Security Survey reveals SMBs lose approx. $19,000 for each cyber attack. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit introduces Alta HR
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fitbit announces Sleep Stages, powered by PurePulse heart rate technology, to analyse light, deep and REM sleep, and Sleep Insights to provide guidance to help improve your sleep; developed with a panel of leading sleep experts from Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and the University of Arizona. Comments (Comments)

NZ video games industry revenues race ahead to $424M in 2016
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:28Tags News, Gaming

Data released today by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association shows that New Zealand industry growth outpaced that of Australia, which experienced a four per cent increase in revenues last year. Comments (Comments)

New drone technology by Jaguar Land Rover to help Red Cross save lives
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:26Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. Comments (Comments)

Spark to establish a new office in Christchurch CBD
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:20Tags News, Broadband

Spark will be returning to the heart of Christchurch's CBD in a new high-profile office to be built in Cathedral Square. Comments (Comments)

Unisys and Data61 join forces for secure processing of passengers and parcels at international borders
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:18Tags News, Security

Companies will collaborate to develop a border clearance system to speed up and automate the processing of legitimate travellers and cargo, and better focus resources on high risks Comments (Comments)

Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017
Posted on 7-Mar-2017 12:38Tags News, Mobile

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year. Comments (Comments)

Stats NZ takes lead on open data
Posted on 4-Mar-2017 18:57Tags News, Open Source

Statistics Minister Mark Mitchell has welcomed the transfer of the Government's open data programme to Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ), saying it will help boost the Government's commitment to providing better and more freely available information. Comments (Comments)

Volvo XC60 to have new technology to prevent head-on collisions
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New semi-autonomous vehicle technology to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week will prevent head-on collisions by automatically steering vehicles out of the path of ongoing coming cars if they are travelling in the wrong lane. Comments (Comments)

OPPO unveils 5x dual-camera zoom for smartphones
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:44Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The technology offers 5x lossless zoom capability on a smartphone, a breakthrough innovation that sets the bar higher when compared to the 2x zoom functions available in the market today. Comments (Comments)

Apple out-ships Microsoft in detachables category by narrow margin in 2016
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:28Tags News, Computing

Less than one thousand shipments separated the top two detachable vendors in 2016, according to IDC New Zealand's recently published 2016 fourth quarter Personal Computing Devices Tracker results. Comments (Comments)

Australian & New Zealand businesses need to rethink workspaces and workplace
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:26Tags News, Web media

Polycom Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Jeff Rodman says adopting new ways of working that accelerate collaboration and creativity will be key to success in digital economy. Comments (Comments)

New mid-range Samsung A smartphones introduce water and dust resistance
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:18Tags News, Android

Two models will come with enhanced front - and rear - 16 megapixel cameras. Comments (Comments)

New Bluetooth speaker, Decibel to be user-upgradeable, customisable
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Module has planned Decibel’s lifecycle to far exceed other devices in its category. It is modular, user-upgradeable, customisable, repairable, and recyclable design is a departure from the way traditional consumer technology is manufactured. Comments (Comments)

Air New Zealand joins Unisys Cargo Portal Services
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 20:59Tags News, Web media

Cloud-based e-booking portal to help Air New Zealand expand cargo bookings around the world. Comments (Comments)

Joint venture to drive artificial intelligence in legal services
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 20:24Tags News, Computing

Law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts today announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Goat Ventures to explore, and capitalise on, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) for legal services. A market first in New Zealand, the JV is a NZ$2m co-investment at pre-seed stage. Comments (Comments)

Cluster of Waikato businesses report strong growth and finances
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 20:23Tags News, General

Despite the downturn in the dairy industry, businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park have reported strong growth and financial results. Comments (Comments)

Fuji Xerox New Zealand delivers process efficiency with global leader Esker
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 16:05Tags News, SaaS

Fuji Xerox New Zealand's Enterprise Consulting Services says its partnership with global Accounts Payable (AP) leader Esker is bringing best practice capabilities to the local AP market, driving out inefficiencies and improving cash flow performance. Comments (Comments)

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