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Gareth Morgan’s political party takes aim at school testing, early childhood and teacher quality

Gareth Morgan’s political party takes aim at school testing, early childhood and teacher quality In it’s recently released education policy, TOP says that while New Zealand has previously performed well in international education surveys, its performance is slipping.We are currently following other countries down the line of greater assessment, and competition based on those results, when there is no evidence that will work,” the party says.

​Microsoft AgTech Hackathon info night mes to Palmerston North

​Microsoft AgTech Hackathon info night mes to Palmerston North Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Ranveer Chandra will head the discussion, talking about what Microsoft has discovered and what the company sees the future holding.At Microsoft, Chandra is leading an Incubation on IoT Applications.

Orn & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo

Orn & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo Telecommunications providers Orcon and Slingshot have launched a new service to help prevent Kiwis landing in broadband limbo when they move into a fibre-ready home.“We have customers who are moving into a new house, see that the house can get fibre, and place an order for fibre broadband,” says Taryn Hamilton, general manager, Consumer, Orcon and Slingshot.

Rotorua uncil has 'eye on digital future' with new Aussie partnership

Rotorua uncil has 'eye on digital future' with new Aussie partnership The SaaS provider has just signed a OneCouncil contract with New Zealand’s Rotorua Lakes Council.This is the company’s latest local government partnership in New Zealand.

Hands-on review: Essilor Eyezen lenses

Hands-on review: Essilor Eyezen lenses This month, I had the opportunity to review the Essilor Eyezen lenses.Thankfully, Essilor released their Eyezen lenses with Blue Light Filtering.

<b>Neverwinter</b> – The Cloak Ascendancy update goes live for PC version

<b>Neverwinter</b> – The Cloak Ascendancy update goes live for PC version [Play free now] Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios today announced Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy is now available for Windows PC worldwide, and will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.The city of Neverwinter is under attack by the Cloaked Ascendancy, a group of four mages ripped from the Cloak Tower during the Spellplague.

<b>Neverwinter</b> – The Cloak Ascendancy content update goes live for PC version

<b>Neverwinter</b> – The Cloak Ascendancy content update goes live for PC version [Play free now] Global publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios today announced Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy is now available for Windows PC worldwide, and will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.The city of Neverwinter is under attack by the Cloaked Ascendancy, a group of four mages ripped from the Cloak Tower during the Spellplague.

Interview with Horizon: Zero Dawn’s senior producer Joel Escher

Interview with Horizon: Zero Dawn’s senior producer Joel Escher PlayStation NZ was kind enough to invite Netguide to chat with the Senior Producer for Horizon: Zero Dawn, Joel Escher.Netguide: What made Guerrilla Games decide to retire the Killzone series in favour of making Horizon: Zero Dawn?

Film review: The Great Wall - it's man versus beast in this visual spectacle

Film review: The Great Wall - it's man versus beast in this visual spectacle The Great Wall of China is one of the five wonders of the world; and why wouldn’t it be?The 8,851 kilometre-long wall rivals the great pyramids in terms of scale, manpower and the colossal effort require to build that thing.

<b>Age of Wushu 2</b> – New article touches on day and night cycle in sandbox title

<b>Age of Wushu 2</b> – New article touches on day and night cycle in sandbox title From the past articles on Age of Wushu 2, it is easy to tell Snail Games is not building just a MMORPG like the original game, but rather a sandbox environment where every little element counts.The China developer recently posted new information about Age of Wushu 2, talking about the weather and day and night cycle in the game.

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting by publisher hints at possible SEA server

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting by publisher hints at possible SEA server According to a recent job posting found online, it seems that Blade & Soul is being prepared for a launch in Southeast Asia.Garena is currently seeking a System Engineer who will work on Point Blank or Blade & Soul, and support the “most played games” in Southeast Asia or Taiwan.

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting by publisher points to possible SEA server

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting by publisher points to possible SEA server According to a recent job posting found online, it seems that Blade & Soul is being prepared for a launch in Southeast Asia.Garena is currently seeking a System Engineer who will work on Point Blank or Blade & Soul, and support the “most played games” in Southeast Asia or Taiwan.

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting points to possible SEA server

<b>Blade & Soul</b> – Job posting points to possible SEA server According to a recent job posting found online, it seems that Blade & Soul is being prepared for a launch in Southeast Asia.Garena is currently seeking a System Engineer who will work on Point Blank or Blade & Soul, and support the “most played games” in Southeast Asia or Taiwan.

The biggest tech & digital trends we're getting excited about this year

The biggest tech & digital trends we're getting excited about this year I love the new year.Most of all, I love spotting the biggest trends and trajectories in the year ahead.

Kiwis’ digital skills lacking – are we beming unemployable?

Kiwis’ digital skills lacking – are we beming unemployable? A new report has revealed Kiwis need more digital skills to guarantee their future employability, with 50% of Kiwis admitting they need to up their digital game.“The research highlights the importance for employees of keeping digital skills current and taking opportunities to upskill,” he says.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms

Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms The Commerce Commision is set to release its decusin on the merger application from Vodafone and Sky this coming Thursday.However, Spark, who opposes the clearance application, is now seeking a court ruling for a short-term pause in the event the Commission clears the merger.

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks

Phishers bypass ntent blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks A simple replica login page is fooling Apple users into falling for a phishing attack, which is using a font substitution tactic to avoid virus software detection, MailGuard reports.The login page mimics Apple’s real page, but instead its aim is to collect Apple IDs and passwords from unsuspecting users.

It's getting closer: Apple’s famous developer nference to return to San Jose

It's getting closer: Apple’s famous developer nference to return to San Jose According to Apple, each year during WWDC, millions of talented developers around the world learn about Apple's platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay.“These Apple technologies inspire developers to continue creating incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives and improve the way they manage their smart homes, cars, health and more for over one billion active Apple devices,” the tech giant says.