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Winners of Blockworks Hackfest announced

Two winning teams have been announced after the Blockworks Hackfest sponsored by venture studio Centrality after a weekend of creativity and innovation made choosing a single winner impossible.

True cost of not replacing computers revealed in Microsoft study

Old computers are costing business owners more than NZD$4,000 each (US$2,736) according to a new study released by Microsoft.

Blockworks kicks off important blockchain debate

The Blockworks conference this week is set to boost the polarising debate about blockchain technology and its potential to transform the way we do business, govern and how we live.

NetHui arrives in the heart of the West Coast, Greymouth

New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering, NetHui, is winding its way down South on its Roadtrip this year, making Greymouth - the heart of the West Coast - its second destination on 11 October 2018.

NZ on cusp of world-first biotech production surge - BiotechNZ

New Zealand’s biotech industry is on the cusp of a massive surge, boosting the economy and exports through the growth of new world technologies, including the use of gene technology, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says.

Paralympians looking for technology breakthroughs

Paralympians are hoping a global Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge will crack a technology breakthrough to improve their competition lives and the quality of life for all people with a disability.

Hi-tech scooters for Hamilton city footpaths audit

The three-yearly audit of Hamilton’s footpaths will for the first time be done using hi-tech scooters.

Survey says 'Kiwis wouldn't mind robot workmates'

Most Kiwis would be comfortable with robot colleagues and believe artificial intelligence will change the workplace, according to a recent Trade Me Jobs survey.

Cryptojacking a trend - Symantec Threat Intelligence

Symantec reports that one of the biggest cyber security trends of 2018 is cryptojacking, where cyber criminals surreptitiously run coinminers on victims’ devices without their knowledge. Cryptojacking uses a person’s central processing unit (CPU) power to mine cryptocurrencies.

Symantec threat intelligence - Cryptojacking, modern cash cow

Symantec reports that one of the biggest cyber security trends of 2018 is cryptojacking, where cyber criminals surreptitiously run coinminers on victims’ devices without their knowledge. Cryptojacking uses a person’s central processing unit (CPU) power to mine cryptocurrencies.