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New app traces contacts, retains privacy, says expert - Koi Tu

Using digital data for contact tracing could be a powerful tool for containing the spread of COVID-19 and a new technology app in Singapore could help address fears of data privacy, says a digital data expert.

Lockdown and chill with a VR or 360 Wellington experience

Wellington city is physically off limits but helping ease the withdrawal pains are a range of virtual reality and 360 experiences which feature local businesses and attractions.

'Kiwi developers and global tech leader NEC team up to fight spread of COVID-19'

Kiwis could be empowered to fight COVID-19 from their homes using an app developed by world-leading facial recognition provider NEC Corporation and NZ software developers.

Chorus network traffic update

The midday traffic on the Chorus network today reached 1.65Tbps. This is a 65% increase on the baseline level of a week ago and up from 1.37Tbps yesterday. The increase seemingly reflects the growth in the number of people now remote working and that school children are online at home.

Digital inclusion essential for COVID-19 response - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is today calling on the Government and Internet Service Providers to ensure all New Zealanders are able to be online as part of the COVID-19 response.

Volunteers needed to unlock historic weather secrets

NIWA climate scientists are asking for volunteers to help give its historic weather project a quick, sharp boost.

Unleashed Software - NZ’s latest SaaS startup to go global with AWS

The global Software as a Service (SaaS) market was valued at $134.44 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $220.21 billion by 2022.

Play by Spark trial suggests 'promising impact'

A ten-week national trial of a technology that aims to help families balance screen time with playtime finished this week with promising results.

Virtual reality helps preserve NZ's ecosystem - Company-X

Cutting edge technology designed to simulate biosecurity threats has emerged from the collaboration of two Hamilton companies.

Cybercriminals leveraging COVID-19 outbreak for online attacks - NortonLifeLock

With the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak, NortonLifeLock wants consumers to be aware of how attackers are taking advantage of coronavirus themes for malware and phishing.