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More than 300,000 to benefit as first phase of RBI mpleted

More than 300,000 to benefit as first phase of RBI mpleted More than 300,000 homes and businesses across the country can benefit from improved broadband, with the first phase of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative has coming to an end.“Under the programme, rural communities around New Zealand have significantly improved broadband, thanks to the Government’s $300 million investment into RBI,” she says.

Slingshot launches anti-porn ntrol switch

Slingshot launches anti-porn ntrol switch New Zealand ISP Slingshot has launched a new tool that blocks the darker corners of the web in the wake of increasing concern about online pornography amongst Kiwi parents.Taryn Hamilton, general manager of Slingshot, says all parents want to keep their kids safe online, but there’s a general lack of understanding how to.

Hands-on review: ACER Aspire S13

Hands-on review: ACER Aspire S13 Other laptops I’ve reviewed have had less to choose from, and remember; this is an ultra-thin, lightweight little laptop.The box tells me the colour is “Obsidian Black” which sounds cool, but is basically your standard black laptop.

It takes a tech sector to raise a digital child

It takes a tech sector to raise a digital child The current reality is that, like it or not, we live in a digital world.The recent NZ Tech report ‘Digital Nation’ highlighted some key statistics that show how the tech industry is an economic multiplier.

Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims

Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims According to security firm ESET, events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics are ideal targets for fraudsters and cybercriminals.“If the first condition is met, you can start looking for websites that offer tickets for the Olympic Games,” says FitzGerald.

Closed captioning of NZ Parliament set to go live

Closed captioning of NZ Parliament set to go live A wider range of New Zealanders will get better access to Parliament this week, with live closed captioning set to go live tomorrow.The New Zealand Captioning Working Group (CWG) is welcoming the move, saying it is a huge leap forward.

Never miss a beat with Spotify's latest update

Never miss a beat with Spotify's latest update From the digital music service Spotify, comes its latest update - Release Radar.The new playlist gives listeners the opportunity to find out as soon as their favourite artist drops a new tune.

Afraid someone is misusing your webcam? Here's some tips for protection

Afraid someone is misusing your webcam? Here's some tips for protection And thanks to Windows Sysinternals, there is a handy software for that – Process Explorer.As soon as you run the tool, you will need to know the object name of your webcam to identify processes connected to it.

Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’

Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’ The results are in: Communications Minister Amy Adams has released the latest quarterly report on the Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative.The results reveal demand for faster and more reliable internet amongst Kiwis is still going strong.

Facebook wooing SMBs with new shop and services sections

Facebook wooing SMBs with new shop and services sections Social media giant Facebook is continuing its efforts to get inside small businesses with the roll out of two new sections on its Pages feature.The new sections, Services and Shop, were created to “help businesses drive the actions that matter to them”, the company says in a statement.

Oompher web series launches tonight, aims to inspire young Kiwis

Oompher web series launches tonight, aims to inspire young Kiwis The organisation aims to encourage young New Zealanders to open their minds to opportunities and act on their dreams.This evening, the platform is launching ‘Oompher Web Series One’, an eight-part web series featuring an array of talented young kiwis.

'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers

'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers “We've had to be a bit creative and we designed Shadow Tech Day, connecting a schoolgirl with a woman in a tech for a day,” Muller says.“Before Shadow Tech Days only about 30% of girls say they were interested in a job in tech.

Smartchip launches in NZ to safeguard against mobile phone radiation

Smartchip launches in NZ to safeguard against mobile phone radiation An Aussie company is making moves to reduce mobile phone radiation with its latest development.With almost five million mobile phones in use in New Zealand, Lif3 Global saw an opening to launch the product here.

DJI sets no-fly zones for its drones in Brazil

DJI sets no-fly zones for its drones in Brazil They company has updated software in its drones to include these no-fly zones around the venues that will host the upcoming international athletic competitions.The coordinates of the no-fly zones were recommended by the Brazilian military, which is in charge of protecting airspace during the athletic events.

Lifeless Planet Review (The Gamer's Lounge)

Lifeless Planet Review (The Gamer's Lounge) Lifeless Planet could be best described as a puzzle and adventure game.Gamers play as a young astronaut who is stranded on a mysterious planetafter a one way trip several light years away from Earth.

Ninja Smasher! review - ChristCenteredGamer.com

Ninja Smasher! review - ChristCenteredGamer.com You are a nameless ninja attempting to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by the monster overlord, King Tengu.The game actually has no dialogue written in it at all, making it all about the action.

<b>Transformers Online</b> – First look at Unreal Engine 4 team shooter

<b>Transformers Online</b> – First look at Unreal Engine 4 team shooter Tencent, China’s biggest tech company (and the owner of Riot Games and Supercell), announced Transformers Online a couple of weeks back.With no mention if it is an internal-developed game, the Unreal Engine 4 team-based shooter quickly entered its first beta phase yesterday.

Far Cry Primal and Raspberry Elch Tal - Beeps and Beers

Far Cry Primal and Raspberry Elch Tal - Beeps and Beers Far Cry Primal is a game that proves Ubisoft could do some pretty cool, unexpected things with some of their more established franchises if they are willing to take some chances.In the same vein I could say the Raspberry Elch Tal does the exact same thing.

Unit 4 to open its doors to Xbox One owners in early 2017

Unit 4 to open its doors to Xbox One owners in early 2017 Unit 4, by the team at Gamera Interactive, will arrive on Xbox One in Q1 2017.Set in a galaxy not so far away, you’ll lead Unit 4, a team of special agents who head out to deepest space, tasked with going up against an army of evil and bringing home numerous sacred artifacts that have been stolen.

5 Great Games You Probably Didn’t Play, But Should -

5 Great Games You Probably Didn’t Play, But Should - Even big name games, like that of the Resistance franchise, have been sadly overlooked due to disenchanted fans or basically what ever else was hitting store shelves at that point in time.MenStuff takes a closer look at some of the best games you probably didn't play, but should.