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Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up

Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September: Google launched the smart communications service Allo (which has integrated AI, reinforcing the role AI will play in communications) and Snapchat rebranded itself as Snap Inc.As a messaging player, Snapchat is taking a bold step into the wearables domain, demonstrating that communications players are quickly extending their scope well beyond communications.

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry with a main goal in mind - to stimulate an environment where technology provides important productivity and economic benefits to New Zealand’s major industries.At 31, Robett Hollis is a founder of the inaugural New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival a head judge at Innes 48, New Zealand’s largest 48-hour business startup competition and has been named on the Uber Pitch Panel.

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts Twitter is the newest player in a team of businesses using chatbots to boost their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, stay on trend, and provide new offerings to customers.Based on a computer program that mimics conversations with people using artificial intelligence, chatbots can transform the way people interact with the internet, ranging from a series of self-initiated tasks to a quasi-conversation.

Apple Pay arrives in New Zealand... but only for ANZ Bank customers

Apple Pay arrives in New Zealand... but only for ANZ Bank customers The rumours are true: Apple Pay will indeed be coming to New Zealand.The Warehouse Group says Apple Pay will be accepted in all of its stores, including The Warehouse, Noel Leeming, Warehouse Stationery and Torpedo7.

OMGTech & the Ministry of Education partner to bring the best of STEM to Kiwi kids

OMGTech & the Ministry of Education partner to bring the best of STEM to Kiwi kids Over the last two years the educational charity initiative has worked with over 3,000 kids and announced partnerships with Spark, Microsoft, Huawei, Touchcast, and Accenture to deliver and grow access to technology.The main goal is to enable all Kiwi kids to have access to future tech like robots, augmented reality, 3D printing and coding to help change their lives.

Know your rights: Ministry of Business sheds light on Samsung Note7 recall

Know your rights: Ministry of Business sheds light on Samsung Note7 recall At the beginning of last month Samsung issued a recall for all Galaxy Note7 phones sold in New Zealand because the battery could overheat and catch fire.On the 11th of this month, Samsung followed up by asking all global partners to stop sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note7's while a further investigation takes place.

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds Moreover, Phishing emails increasingly contain ransomware, with a report earlier this year revealing 93% of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated,” Whitmore says.

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech The Government has has announced the nine successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies.“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble?

Do you know how to steer away from online banking trouble? Since ESET is a partner and active participant in European Cyber Security Month, October offers us a good opportunity to offer some top tips for safe and secure online banking.Before you connect to your online banking account or pay for anything online, install a reliable, multilayered and updated security solution.

Adobe releases enhancements for Acrobat

Adobe releases enhancements for Acrobat “As digital transformation advances, the ways in which we work, and the tools that we use, must evolve too,” the company says.Lisa Croft, group product marketing manager, says, “Since debuting Adobe Document Cloud 18 months ago, we’ve introduced significant tool, storage and mobile innovation across devices – something that was never possible for boxed or perpetual releases.

nsumer-facing intelligent agents have promise – but beware the hype

nsumer-facing intelligent agents have promise – but beware the hype But service providers must be wary of the hype surrounding intelligent agents and not underestimate the challenges that accompany them.“With the integration of payments, intelligent agents could also provide an end-to-end shopping experience,” she says.

Spark and Vodafone offer gift in wake of Samsung Note7 debacle

Spark and Vodafone offer gift in wake of Samsung Note7 debacle In the wake of the Note7 debacle, Spark is offering its Note7 customers a $100 gift voucher following the return of their device to a Spark store.“We’ve been communicating directly with each of our Note7 customers throughout this process, so this is a way of completing the exchange on a good note,” he explains.

uld Mastercard's innovation pipeline be the answer to cyber security?

uld Mastercard's innovation pipeline be the answer to cyber security? It’s an important time for Kiwis to think about their online security, particularly when banking and shopping online.The place of specific number and letter passwords, Mastercard Identity Check Mobile verifies your identity using the fingerprint scanner on your smartphone or via facial recognition technology by taking a “selfie” photo.

Vodafone to help take innovative Kiwi irrigation solution global

Vodafone to help take innovative Kiwi irrigation solution global By incorporating Vodafone’s global SIM, SCADAfarm is operationally compatible with telecommunications networks in 70 countries around the world - boosting the kiwi company’s global export opportunities.Ron McFetridge, WaterForce CEO, says efficiently managing and monitoring irrigation and other farming systems has become increasingly important for local producers and their counterparts across the world.

Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband nnections have unlimited data

Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband nnections have unlimited data Kiwis are loving unlimited internet connections, with Statistics NZ reporting almost half of all broadband connections across the country had unlimited data plans as of 30 June 2016.The organisations says 2016 has seen 43% more unlimited data plans than in 2015, when only around one-third of connections were unlimited.

Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date?

Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date? It is much larger compared to the Charge and Charge HR, meaning the Charge 2 is able to display way more information that what was available on its predecessors.The Charge 2 includes the heart rate monitoring feature.

PlayStation VR Game Review: Job Simulator is the best

PlayStation VR Game Review: Job Simulator is the best There's quite a few PlayStation VR launch games out there but none of them seem to have been more entertaining than Job Simulator though.You may be thinking a game called "Job Simulator" sounds boring, but it's not.

Leaping Tiger announces Gaming Lounge at Armageddon Expo 2016

Leaping Tiger announces Gaming Lounge at Armageddon Expo 2016 Leaping Tiger is organising a huge gaming lounge session at the Auckland Armageddon Expo on Labour Day.This gaming lounge event is being hosted by Amy Potter who is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Leaping Tiger.

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.It read: There’s something pretty alarming going on right now with Spotify Free.

A message from beyond the grave: World's first ffin with WiFi

A message from beyond the grave: World's first ffin with WiFi Halloween is almost here and Kiwi fibre internet provider, MyRepublic, has created the world’s first internet ready coffin.The MyRepublic Coffin comes fully kitted with a PS4, HDTV, surround sound system and a MyRepublic high-speed router which enables a fast connection.