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Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools

Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools The Government has increased funding for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP).The move will see $1 million provided towards retrofitting wireless technology at 34 state-integrated schools.

Spark deploys its 'fastest' UFB service to most of NZ

Spark deploys its 'fastest' UFB service to most of NZ Delivered over gigabit technology, the telco says its new plan option is the fastest residential service that it has to offer.According to the telco, to get the fastest speeds possible, customers will need to have high specification hardware in their homes and be testing over an Ethernet connection.

Hands-on review: APC Back-UPS ES 700 - a device lifesaver

Hands-on review: APC Back-UPS ES 700 - a device lifesaver In the event of a power blackout this means that your precious computers, servers, routers and phone devices can power down before shutting off.The APC ES 700 provides up to 80 minutes of battery backup for home computers.

New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ

New Zealand finally gets Android Pay - but only if you're with BNZ Install the Android Pay app and take a photo of the Visa card to add it to the app."BNZ Android Pay is powered by Visa payWave and secured by Visa Token Service which provides a new layer of security for mobile payments.

mmerce mmission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger

mmerce mmission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger Below are short extracts from Spark and 2degrees submissions.And the harm this creates is already evident in difficulties existing broadcasters and media companies are having in dealing with Sky," said the cross-submission from Spark.

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach More than one million Google accounts have been breaches via malicious Android apps, with reports suggesting 13,000 new infections each day.Last week, Google announced via its official blog that they they’ve been investigating and working to figure out how they can help protect users against the threat.

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017 As the predictions for 2017 continue to roll in, the security industry looks set to have a tough year.This type of attack increased throughout 2016 and will continue to gain prominence in 2017, most likely through PowerShell attacks.

Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees

Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees The scammers claim to be representatives from Microsoft and tell users they have idetified a problem with the user’s device.The scammers then offer to fix the compromised device and ask for remote access, which can reveal passwords, credit card details, bank account numbers and other information.

Tech innovators stepping up for Fieldays

Tech innovators stepping up for Fieldays The 2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards are now open.Applicants showcase their ideas, designs and products at the Fieldays Innovations Centre during next year’s Fieldays, which runs over three days in June.

NZ school bomb scare: No real threat, overseas calls

NZ school bomb scare: No real threat, overseas calls The New Zealand Police have confirmed the calls that triggered several evacuations of schools around the country came from overseas and that there were no actual threats to the schools involved.The Police said further investigation found the calls has originated from overseas.

<b>Art of War: Red Tides</b> – Cross-platform RTS with MOBA element

<b>Art of War: Red Tides</b> – Cross-platform RTS with MOBA element Recently approved on Steam Greenlight, Art of War: Red Tides is an ambitious MOBA + RTS hybrid which aims to provide cross-platform gameplay between PC, mobile devices, and consoles.Developed by Game Science, a Chinese studio with around 20 staff formerly from Tencent Games, Red Tides is apparently less than 2 years in production thus far.

<b>Black Desert Online</b> – South America server announced for action MMORPG

<b>Black Desert Online</b> – South America server announced for action MMORPG With Black Desert Online already running in several regions (South Korea, Japan, North America, Europe, Russia) and preparing for launch in Taiwan, developer Pearl Abyss today announced a deal has been struck with publisher RedFox Games to bring the action MMORPG to South America.The company publishes other games such as RF Online, Cloud Nine, and several other classic MMORPGs.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Blueberry Maple Stout - Beeps and Beers

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Blueberry Maple Stout - Beeps and Beers Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is one of those games you can sink a lot of time into.There is of course the primary storyline, but you have a variety of online match options, the parallel quests, the different trainers, timed bonus events and more that can spring up at any given time.

<b>Black Desert</b> – New Dark Knight class teased for Korean server

<b>Black Desert</b> – New Dark Knight class teased for Korean server Teased for several days now, publisher Kakao Games and developer Pearl Abyss today revealed the new upcoming class for Black Desert, named as Dark Knight (no relation to the caped crusader).The backstory of the class has been released, involving gods, magic swords and whatnot, but there is nothing on her actual in-game skills and abilities yet.

<b>Gigantic</b> – Open Beta date announced with cross-platform play coming soon

<b>Gigantic</b> – Open Beta date announced with cross-platform play coming soon The Free-to-Play action MOBA offers cross-play between platforms and launches for other Windows versions in the near future.Even though it’s light-hearted and charming, Gigantic is for enthusiast gamers and pits teams of five hardcore heroes and their massive Guardians against each other in epic battles.

<b>Tree of Savior</b> – IMC assures mobile version not affecting PC MMORPG

<b>Tree of Savior</b> – IMC assures mobile version not affecting PC MMORPG With the Taiwanese server of Tree of Savior on the horizon of its launch, publisher X2Game (under OMG) sent a group of lucky fans to the office of South Korean developer IMC Games to have a tour and chat with the “Father of Ragnarok Online”, Mr Hakkyu Kim.It was revealed that Rank 9 classes are in the works, but it will arrive slower to fix bugs and maintain the game’s stability.

<b>Soul Reverse Zero</b> – Quick look at new mobile game from SEGA Japan

<b>Soul Reverse Zero</b> – Quick look at new mobile game from SEGA Japan While major mobile games studios are spending millions on getting popular IPs for their new games, SEGA’s new “Soul Reverse” IP based on ancient heroes of myths and legends is literally royalty-free.The first product, Soul Reverse Zero, is a mobile game which launched recently in Japan.

<b>Dauntless</b> – New studio with industry veterans reveals online action RPG

<b>Dauntless</b> – New studio with industry veterans reveals online action RPG The world of Dauntless has been shattered by a cataclysmic event, creating a vast array of uncharted and majestic floating islands.In Dauntless, Slayers can adventure the lands alone or join cooperative parties with up to four people to take on the Behemoth threat.

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV - Play Time

As you may have heard, there's this little game called Final Fantasy that just came out.We'll be getting reviews up for it, probably a Play Time showing the introduction, but my copy via GameStop came with a pretty cool little bonus as well called A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV.

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Review -

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Review - In the same year that the world’s collective socks were rocked off by the runaway phenomena that was Pokemon Go, we’re rounding out 2016 with the latest generation of the main Pokemon series: Pokemon Sun and Moon.The lead-up to the release of this new generation of Pokemon has been rife with promises of exciting new features and major overhauls to the Pokemon formula; question is, are all these changes enough to reinvigorate the long-running franchise?