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Unemployable but doing fine

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 6:25 pm | Digitl

Many of us work in the part of the economy where there are no jobs, just clients and projects. We market our services, try to find interesting opportunities and finance our larger interests with the revenue. We’ve been out of the hierarchy for so long ... More >>

RCG flips switch on Chatham Islands 4G network

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 5:45 pm | Digitl

Chatham Islanders, one of the most remote communities in New Zealand, is now connected to the rest of the world.   RCG flips switch on Chatham Islands 4G mobile network A new 7.5 metre satellite dish and five mobile towers mean Chatham Islanders now ... More >>

Supply chain woes see printer sales down 20 percent

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 5:42 pm | Digitl

IDC reports manufacturing constraints and logistical issues are behind a 20.4 percent drop in printer sales in the third quarter of 2021. More >>

The year we filled in the telecommunications gaps

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 3:06 pm | Digitl

In the first part of this week's technology segment on RNZ's Nine to Noon show I talk with Kathryn Ryan about some of the big trends in tech this year, starting with plugging gaps in broadband coverage, the work done by the Rural Connectivity Group ... More >>

Sky cost cutting delivers, Vodafone drops TV

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 3:02 pm | Digitl

Vodafone is pulling the plug on its short-lived Vodafone TV service [/caption] Sky cost cutting delivers profit upgrade Sky doubled its profit guidance for the 2022 financial year. More >>

ComCom finalises fibre regulations

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 2:54 pm | Digitl

Some concessions, but Chorus has not got the final regulatory ruling it wanted from the Commerce Commission.  ComCom finalises fibre regulations Chorus will be able to earn a maximum revenues of $690 million next year under new rules set by the Commerce ... More >>

How the Orcon-2degrees merger affects market competition

Thursday, 6 January 2022, 2:50 pm | Digitl

Simple answer is ‘less than you might think in the short term, but watch this space’. More >>

Download 2.0 – Enable move sees Christchurch join 300mbps pa

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 12:13 pm | Digitl

More New Zealanders will get a fast fibre upgrade as Enable joins Chorus in moving base speeds to 300mbps.  Christchurch users to get fibre speed bump Enable, the fibre company serving Christchurch, is following Chorus and upgrading customers to ... More >>

Download 2.0 – Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling hits early milestone

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 12:08 pm | Digitl

It took less than three months for Vodafone Wi-Fi calling to hit 10,000 users.    Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling hits early milestone Vodafone says it has 10,000 customers using its Wi-Fi Calling service. It took less than three months to reach that milestone; ... More >>

National Cyber Security Centre reports growing online crime

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 12:00 pm | Digitl

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="740"] Lisa Fong (National Cyber Security Centre)[/caption] Criminal cyber attacks targeting Aotearoa New Zealand skyrocketed in numbers over the last year and continued to grow ... More >>

Who should buy a Surface Pro 8?

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 11:55 am | Digitl

Microsoft’s updated Surface Pro 8 is for people who need Windows packaged in the slimmest, lightest device. Make that well-heeled people, it’s not cheap. More >>

The AGI hype train is running out of steam

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 11:51 am | Digitl

AGI is no longer a big buzzword in Silicon Valley. The unfulfilled expectations will affect the future of artificial intelligence. Like the idea of a true driverless car or nuclear fusion, artificial general intelligence is not going to happen soon, ... More >>

Amazon's anti-privacy campaign is a business plan

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 11:40 am | Digitl

Writing at Privacy News Online, Glyn Moody says online retailer Amazon has successfully lobbied against privacy protections . More >>

Twitter wakes from its slumber

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 11:38 am | Digitl

Owen Williams says after years of little activity Twitter has woken from its slumbers and is making "meaningful changes" again. More >>

Download 2.0 - Commerce Commission wants marketing code, bet

Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:39 am | Digitl

[caption id="attachment_50779" align="alignnone" width="768"] One last chance to show a photo of New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau facility in Waihopai.     Photo from Schultz. [/caption] Commerce Commission ... More >>

Technics AZ60 review: Premium Noise cancelling earbuds

Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:34 am | Digitl

While Technics' AZ60 are not special enough to disrupt the crowded wireless earbud market, they offer a solid premium alternative at a decent price. More >>

When the internet disappears 

Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:30 am | Digitl

Kate Lindsay writes about  The internet that disappears. at Embedded. She says all that talk about the internet being forever is wrong. More >>

Belkin Soundform Freeform wireless earbuds revew

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 5:11 pm | Digitl

Belkin wants a slice of the earbud action. The company’s Soundform Freedom earbuds are a respectable alternative to Apple’s AirPods . More >>

Download 2.0 – 29 10 21 - NZ comms sector left behind

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 5:02 pm | Digitl

Gartner's forecast for New Zealand's tech sector looks bright for everyone except communications services.  NZ Comms sector left behind as IT spending surges Gartner’s latest forecast says spending on New Zealand information technology will grow 6.7 ... More >>

Download 2.0 – 05 11 21 - Hawaiki Nui to connect South Isla

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 5:00 pm | Digitl

Hawaiki has revealed plans for a new submarine cable linking Asia, Australia and the South Island to the US. Hawaiki plans Asia, US, South Island cable Auckland-based submarine cable operator Hawaiki says a new 22,000km cable linking South-East Asia, ... More >>