FutureFive New Zealand - Consumer technology news & reviews from the future

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We bring you the future, today: Why NetGuide changed its name
Mon, 31st Jul 2017
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techday
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netguide
Out with the old: NetGuide rebrands to FutureFive, embracing the cutting-edge of tomorrow's tech today.
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WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
Fri, 9th Jun 2017
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cloud services
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wifi
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air new zealand
Air New Zealand introduces WiFi on overseas flights, commencing with a new Boeing 787 service to enhance customer experience.
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Even more tips for staying safe online: There's no such thing as too safe!
Thu, 1st Jun 2017
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malware
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ransomware
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phishing
Post-WannaCry era prompts urgent call for cyber vigilance, with crucial online safety tips revealed. Stay secure, stay updated!.
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IAG Insurance attempts to scam own employees - but not in a bad way
Thu, 1st Jun 2017
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cloud services
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phishing
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email security
The goal is not to scam them into giving back their wages, but to test them on their cyber security awareness.
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Forget Bear Grylls: Hacking the Wild shows how to survive using only gadgets
Tue, 30th May 2017
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smartphones
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cloud services
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mobility
Quitmeyer ventures into some of the most remote and hostile locations in the world, surviving armed with nothing but everyday pieces of technology.
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Malicious apps discovered on Google Play - some lurking for more than a year
Tue, 30th May 2017
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malware
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endpoint protection
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smartphones
Check Point, a security software company, has revealed that their researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play.
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ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach
Tue, 30th May 2017
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ransomware
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malware
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breach prevention
Vodafone and Spark are among the ISPs. Their policy is to use the access for troubleshooting, but it still raises red flags.
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Snapchat drones could be coming your way soon
Mon, 29th May 2017
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cloud services
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drones
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robotics
Their latest venture appears to be putting their camera technology atop drones, which could potentially prove to be a game changer.
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This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
Mon, 29th May 2017
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cloud services
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smart home
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technology gifts
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
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The need for internet security on your devices
Mon, 29th May 2017
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malware
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smartphones
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ransomware
As cybercrime costs Kiwis over £257m annually, securing your devices with robust internet security is crucial to thwart hackers.
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DJI requires drone users to register their machines before flying
Fri, 26th May 2017
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cloud services
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drones
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dji
DJI enforces new rule for drone fliers: register or face flight restrictions.
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Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
Thu, 25th May 2017
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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coding
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Apple takes shots at Google in new ad campaign - smartphone showdown
Wed, 24th May 2017
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apple
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smartphones
Apple ignites smartphone rivalry, taunting Google with cash incentives to entice Android users to switch to iPhone in a bold ad blitz.
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Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap higher than they deserve
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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cartech
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digital technology
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company's market cap is higher than it deserves and that starting a car company is the worst way to earn money.
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Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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smartphones
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biometrics
Chaos at Samsung: Hackers bypass S8 iris scan with picture and contact lens, exposing security flaws in high-tech system.
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WiFi can create holograms of objects, even through walls
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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network infrastructure
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cloud services
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network management
German researchers have developed a method using Wi-Fi signals to capture 3D hologram images of objects through walls and obstacles.
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Real life Robocop patrols the streets of Dubai
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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cloud services
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police
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robotics
Criminals in Dubai, you are officially on notice: The world’s first ‘robocop’ is set to begin roaming the streets of Dubai.
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3 Facts About Naked Broadband You've Probably Been Wondering About
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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cloud services
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broadband
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wireless networks
Here are a few facts about naked broadband you may have either pondered on in the past or forgot to ask about in the first place.
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Facebook deems a number of threatening statements 'acceptable'
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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cloud services
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ndr
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social media
Leaked guidelines for Facebook moderators show how they monitor violence, hate speech, revenge porn and more on the social media platform.
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Google provides internet to disaster-struck Peru
Fri, 19th May 2017
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cloud services
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google
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wifi
Google's Project Loon initiative has provided basic internet access to flood-hit regions of Peru over the past two months.
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The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum, the gaming keyboard you've always dreamed of
Thu, 18th May 2017
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pc hardware
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gaming
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technology gifts
The K95 Platinum sets a whole new bar for mechanical gaming keyboards. In terms of responsiveness, customisation and overall build, it's a winner.
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NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough?
Thu, 18th May 2017
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cloud services
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apps
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social networking
With more than 62,000 homeless living in New York City, demand for shelter in the city has increased by 79 percent in the last decade.
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Asus - The most recognisable and popular gaming brand
Thu, 18th May 2017
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gaming
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cloud services
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technology gifts
13 International Media have awarded ASUS as ‘No. 1 Gaming Brand’ from 12 different countries in Asia Pacific alone.
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New Corsair gaming chairs built for speed AND comfort
Wed, 17th May 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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corsair
Corsair launches first-ever gaming chair, the T1 Race, designed for comfort and durability. Available in five different colors.