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Future Tech
Top seven CIO disruptions highlighted by Gartner
Last month
CIOs need to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioural and technological disruptions, according to Gartner.
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Cybersecurity
Digital Dystopia: The possible realities of a world without cybersecurity
August 2022
"You can't trust any tech you use, any information you read. Basically, anything can be faked in a world without cybersecurity."
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Digital Transformation
The future is digital
August 2022
The ongoing crises the world faces make one thing increasingly clear: to remain future-proof, companies need to act now and tackle the transformation projects they have postponed due to concerns about expenses and risks.
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Storage
Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands
April 2022
As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.
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IT infrastructure
Making the metaverse: The digital infrastructure opportunity
March 2022
Enterprises are dreaming big, but to take the metaverse mainstream, they need a new approach to digital infrastructure.
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Wi-fi
WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
June 2017
Finally, the wait is over and Air New Zealand has started a trial of Wi-Fi on select flights.
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Cybersecurity
Gaze into tech's crystal ball: Futurist Shara Evans talks security
June 2017
We spoke to world-leading futurist Shara Evans about upcoming technologies, evolution and the implications for cyber security.
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Phishing
IAG Insurance attempts to scam own employees - but not in a bad way
June 2017
The goal is not to scam them into giving back their wages, but to test them on their cyber security awareness.
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Smartphones
Forget Bear Grylls: Hacking the Wild shows how to survive using only gadgets
May 2017
Quitmeyer ventures into some of the most remote and hostile locations in the world, surviving armed with nothing but everyday pieces of technology.
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Drones
Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
May 2017
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
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Cybersecurity
This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
May 2017
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
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Drones
DJI requires drone users to register their machines before flying
May 2017
"If this activation process is not performed, the aircraft will not have access to the correct geospatial information and flight functions..."
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Cybersecurity
Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
May 2017
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Cloud
Apple takes shots at Google in new ad campaign - smartphone showdown
May 2017
The copy states that "life is easier on iPhone," and they didn’t waste the opportunity to poke fun at Google’s poor track record of security.
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Future
Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap higher than they deserve
May 2017
"In my experience, in over 10 years covering stocks and clean energy, I've never heard another CEO say that."
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Government
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
May 2017
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
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Cybersecurity
Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
May 2017
It wasn’t exactly the kind of hacking you see in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
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Network Infrastructure
WiFi can create holograms of objects, even through walls
May 2017
"But you could make out the shape of a person, or a dog on a couch. Really any object that's more than four centimeters in size."
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Robotics
Real life Robocop patrols the streets of Dubai
May 2017
Criminals in Dubai, you are officially on notice: The world’s first ‘robocop’ is set to begin roaming the streets of Dubai.
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Apple
iPhone 8 images leaked, potential design exposed
May 2017
New images have surfaced of the design molds used for upcoming iPhone models.
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Social Networking
NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough?
May 2017
With more than 62,000 homeless living in New York City, demand for shelter in the city has increased by 79 percent in the last decade.
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Gaming
Asus - The most recognisable and popular gaming brand
May 2017
13 International Media have awarded ASUS as ‘No. 1 Gaming Brand’ from 12 different countries in Asia Pacific alone.
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Gaming
New Corsair gaming chairs built for speed AND comfort
May 2017
“Inspired by racing, crafted for comfort and built to last.”
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Data
Hewlett Packard unveils ridiculous memory-driven computer
May 2017
By building around memory rather than the CPU, they can eliminate the relatively clunky and inefficient manner that the computers process data today.