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Technology helps Northland girls learn computer coding

While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the help of another kind of cricket; namely, a clever piece of technology call

Do mobile phones have a new calling?

A new survey by consumer satisfaction company Canstar Blue shows that the way we use mobile phones is changing, with 50% of Generation Ys saying that data is more important to them than any of the phone’s other communications functions.

Spark stores offer preview of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Spark is offering its customers an exclusive preview of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge at selected Spark stores from today, as Samsung fans begin counting down to the smartphones’ much-anticipated launch on Saturday 11 April.

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule.

'Manila Principles' launched to protect freedom of expression

An international coalition launched the "Manila Principles on Internet Liability" today-a roadmap for the global community to protect online freedom of expression and innovation around the world.

'Week of Code' to encourage kids to learn computing skills

Microsoft New Zealand and the High Tech Youth Network are joining forces this week to encourage young people across the country to learn some basic skills in computer programming as part of Microsoft’s international ‘Week of Code’ campaign.

Samsung adds to its internet TV streaming apps

Samsung Electronics New Zealand today announced exciting additions to its full suite of on-demand internet TV streaming applications that are available on Samsung smart TV’s, cementing Samsung’s leadership position in providing more content than any other smart TV on the market.

Wanganui District Council mobilising its workforce

Thanks to some clever use of technology, the Wanganui District Council is mobilising its workforce and creating a level of frontline service unseen by many other New Zealand organisations.

Beware ransomware email campaign

Internal Affairs is warning people to beware of a ransomware email campaign that could cripple IT systems.

Opera acquires online privacy company SurfEasy

Millions of Internet users can now take control of their online privacy and security, empowered by Opera Software’s acquisition of SurfEasy.