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Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted on 13-Jun-2019 10:47 News, Consumer Electronics

Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating the companies' self-driving car development. The Volvo XC90 SUV presented today is the first production car that in combination with Uber’s self-driving system is capable of fully driving itself.

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted on 13-Jun-2019 10:35 News, Broadband

Number of connected consumer and businesses doubled in less than two years.

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted on 12-Jun-2019 10:01 News, 5G

A new Ericsson report says 5G coverage is forecast to reach 45 percent of the world's population by end of 2024, carrying 35 percent of the global mobile traffic.

Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted on 10-Jun-2019 20:24 News, Gaming

Xbox showcased a blockbuster lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of the future with Project Scarlett, which launches alongside "Halo Infinite" in 2020.

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted on 5-Jun-2019 13:24 News, Security

The mobile security solution enables customers to turn any public hotspot into a secure WiFi network via Virtual Private Network (VPN) so they can shop, bank and use social media securely anywhere they go.

Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted on 2-Jun-2019 14:10 News, SaaS

Kiwi beauty technology start-up Flossie has partnered with some of the world's largest hair and beauty brands as it prepares to launch an innovative new software service in the UK.

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted on 1-Jun-2019 15:32 News, Consumer Electronics

Alexa adds new features, including updated smart home controls, customisable morning and evening routines, new privacy features, and even more visual content.

Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted on 1-Jun-2019 15:26 News, Consumer Electronics

In its most significant launch in the home entertainment segment to date, Epson has now unveiled its new 4K PRO-UHD projector technology, which combines stunning levels of brightness, colour and detail to deliver an exceptional 4K experience for both the professionally installed home theatre and DIY home entertainment enthusiast alike at a very compelling price point.

Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted on 28-May-2019 20:23 News, 5G

Project Limitless is the years-long collaboration between Lenovo and Qualcomm to develop a new class of 5G connected PCs that are always-on, always-connected and engineered for smarter, modern computing experiences.

Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted on 28-May-2019 19:28 News, Computing

Intel made a sweeping set of product and technology announcements, spanning the hottest segments of the PC industry. From new 10th Gen Intel Core processors and new details on Intel's innovation program (code-named "Project Athena") that will take mobile computing to an entirely new level, to the first-ever gaming processor with an all-core turbo of 5 GHz, Intel again raised the bar for PC experiences.

Orcon first to trial residential 10Gbps broadband
Posted on 28-May-2019 11:20 News, Broadband

Orcon has hooked up two lucky customers to New Zealand's fastest residential broadband connections, flicking the switch on a 10Gbps service in Auckland's North Shore today.

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted on 24-May-2019 16:15 News, Gaming

New Zealanders' love of playing video games shows no sign of slowing down, as highlighted in data released today by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA).

WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted on 22-May-2019 17:53 News, Web media

Over five days in September, WLG-X brings together the worlds of technology, design, film and music in an eclectic array of events, experiences, gigs, film screenings, and a programme of top notch international and local speakers.

HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted on 20-May-2019 11:07 News, Computing

The explosion of data from artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics and evolving customer needs for data-intensive workloads are driving a significant expansion in HPC.

Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted on 20-May-2019 09:52 News, Web media

Techweek, which kicks off in more than 30 cities and towns around New Zealand today, has grown 10 times in just three years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted on 15-May-2019 12:00 News, Computing

Datascape is Datacom's new smart council and community cloud-based solution.

New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted on 15-May-2019 09:30 News, Education

A new survey released by The Network for Learning (N4L) reveals schools must navigate increasingly complex technical landscapes when using the internet for learning.

Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 15-May-2019 09:11 News, Consumer Electronics

Apple Music subscribers can now enjoy Apple Music's 50 million songs on Amazon’s full range of Echo devices, including Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show.

Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted on 14-May-2019 20:23 News, Security

Pink Shirt Day is around the corner, on Friday 17 May, encouraging everyone to speak out against bullying. Bullying increasingly happens online.

Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted on 14-May-2019 20:11 News, Consumer Electronics

Users can simply select the Apple TV app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR.

Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted on 14-May-2019 07:25 News, 4G

Vodafone Group Plc has announced the sale of 100% of Vodafone New Zealand Limited to a consortium comprising Infratil Limited and Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted on 8-May-2019 10:25 News, SaaS

Kordiais now able to offer Azure ExpressRoute from a local Point of Presence (PoP) in New Zealand, in addition to their existing PoP in Sydney.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted on 8-May-2019 09:39 News, SaaS

Signalled at Microsoft's Ignite conference in November 2018, the Azure cloud service allows customers to benefit from a dedicated  private connection that bypasses the public internet delivering,  predicable performance, lower latency and SLA based connectivity to Azure.

Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted on 8-May-2019 09:25 News, SaaS

With cloud services rapidly gaining popularity with New Zealand businesses and government, Vocus Communications is enabling the country's digital transformation with the integration of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to their local data centres for faster, more predictable connectivity to Microsoft Azure.

Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted on 6-May-2019 22:13 News, Web media

The improvised romance dramedy has been selected to play at an exclusive advanced screening for the inaugural WLG-X festival.


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