Vodafone NZ committed to 5G, 'internet of things' future
Projects have fallen off his wish list during the Covid-19 response but Vodafone chief executive Jason Paris has no plans to apply the brakes to deployment of its 5G network, as the firm focuses on the "internet of things." READ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2020 | 4:23 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Tracing app 'unusable' for the blind and those with low vision
By RNZ Experts in technology for the disabilities are slamming the Government for releasing a contact tracing app they can't use.They say the NZ Covid Tracer app, launched six days ago, lacks functions to let people who have...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 25 May 2020 | 4:17 pm

Couple get engaged over Zoom, never met in real life
An American couple got engaged via a Zoom meeting earlier this month — even though they've never met in real life.Katia Ameri found herself single and bored amid America's coronavirus lockdown, so she decided to take matters into...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 24 May 2020 | 4:13 pm

How Brett Kelly launched $47 million ASX-listed company Kelly+Partners
Brett Kelly landed his "dream job" straight after school – but by 22, he had lost it all.The Sydney teen had scored a plum full-time cadetship at an investment bank, and he was also completing a university degree on the side.But...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2020 | 10:04 pm

Australian researchers claim new internet speed record
Australia's internet isn't exactly world-class, but it could one day lead the world in speed if it's the first to take advantage of a new discovery by some local scientists.A team of researchers from three Melbourne universities...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 23 May 2020 | 1:23 am

Global lockdown boosts Kiwi fitness app My Virtual Mission
A world under lockdown has driven enormous revenue growth for one Kiwi start-up, which says it received as much revenue in April as it had for the 12 months before that. While My Virtual Mission founder Adam El-Agez won't say how...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 May 2020 | 7:53 pm

Two hyperscale data centres for Auckland – Infratil
CDC Data Centres plans to develop two "hyperscale" centres in Auckland to meet demand from existing customers and to extend its business into New Zealand.The Australian firm, 48 per cent-owned by Infratil (the 50% owner of Vodafone...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 May 2020 | 12:47 am

Second chance for a Lime e-scooter NZ trifecta
Lime is getting a second chance to enter the e-scooter market in some of the country's biggest cities after previously falling short of a New Zealand trifecta. Wellington City councillors today voted in favour of continuing its...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 May 2020 | 11:56 pm

Watch live: Man with no hands builds PC
Self-styled 'man with no hands' Humphrey Hanley is working with Intel to self build a state of the art Intel computer. His motto is 'no hand no excuses' and he will streaming the PC building live on Twitch today from 1pm...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 May 2020 | 8:16 pm

Sky launching broadband, issuing cheap shares to raise $157m
Sky is issuing cheap shares to beat its cash-crunch, plans to enter the broadband market and is mulling a move into mobile phone plans. LATEST: How Sky's big moves leave NZ Rugby with two big headaches The pay-TV provider is...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 May 2020 | 4:24 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: 'Digital diary' tracing app trips up; users unable to log on, 'can't use it'
The Government's new Covid-19 tracing app is live - but it hasn't gone off without a technical hitch.The new tracing app was released last night, a day earlier than expected, but left many users unable to even log on. READ MORE:•...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 May 2020 | 7:51 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Govt tracing app only good for 'one unlikely scenario' - academic
The Government's just-released NZ COVID Tracer app has had a harsh reception from two academics.At a 1pm briefing today, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said 92,000 people had registered for the app since it was...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 May 2020 | 6:41 pm

Covid-19 coronavirus: Businesses - Here's how to print a QR poster for the Govt's new tracing app
The Government's just-released NZ Covid Tracer app lets punters register with their name, email and cell number, then register at venues by swiping a QR code with their phone - the better to retrace their steps, and share that information...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 May 2020 | 3:42 pm

Polytech student numbers expected to leap in looming recession
New Zealand's looming Covid-19 recession is forecast to produce a dramatic leap in student numbers at polytechnics and wānanga.Ministry of Education forecasts produced for last week's Budget project increases in domestic...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 May 2020 | 1:41 am

Covid-19 coronavirus: Free check-in app released for clubs, charities and churches
A free Covid-19 app has been released for cash-strapped sports clubs, charities and churches.It's called Chkin.Me, and was created by Takapuna-based Putti Apps - which recently developed a check-in and safety app now used by some...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 May 2020 | 10:48 pm