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New Zealanders' concern over online misinformation growing
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Growing concern over misleading online information grips 65% of New Zealanders, with women and the elderly expressing the greatest worries.
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New Zealanders showing major concern over misuse of AI
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A substantial 72% of New Zealanders are apprehensive about AI misuse and under-regulation, highlighting a significant knowledge gap.
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Concern grows over children's online safety in Aotearoa
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73% of New Zealanders, particularly women and adults aged 30-49, express high concern about children accessing inappropriate content online.
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EcoFlow launches portable DELTA 2 Max power station in Australia
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EcoFlow brings its versatile and eco-friendly portable power station, DELTA 2 Max, to Australia — a lightweight, power-packed solution for home and outdoor use.
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Hands-on review: Mobile Pixels Duex Max DS: Time to double up!
4 days ago
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Duex Max DS is a 14.1” portable monitor that clips to your laptop magnetically. For me, it means a doubling of my workspace, with everything in my line of sight without having to raise my head. .
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Game review: Helldivers 2 (PS5)
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After nine long years, we finally got a sequel to Helldivers, simply called Helldivers 2, which is out now for PC and PS5. .
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Chorus announces major growth of New Zealand's fibre network
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broadband
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chorus
Chorus unveils plans to expand New Zealand's fibre network, bringing high-speed internet to an additional 10,000 businesses and homes across 59 communities nationwide.
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Hands-on review: D-Link Aquila Pro AI AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Mesh System
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The M30 routers have a clean aesthetic design and easy-to-use set-up, but underneath, they have all the advanced features that enthusiasts expect.
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Review: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra - The future is here
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Blazing the trail for next-gen smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra impresses with its superior AI features and unrivalled screen, despite some thermal hiccup.
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New TikTok & Adobe Express integration streamlines video creation
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creative technologies
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TikTok's Creative Assistant integrates with Adobe Express for a seamless video creation journey, offering creators new levels to content development whilst streamlining branding process across the TikTok platform.
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Stablecoins: Clarifying myths and highlighting superpowers
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grants
Stablecoins, an innovative class of cryptocurrency, combine the advantages of digital security and rapid transactions, despite myths and misunderstandings.
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Unison Networks launches digital electricity safety programme for kids
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power / energy
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New Zealand's Unison Networks launches a free, interactive online safety course aimed at teaching school children about the precautions needed when dealing with electricity.
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Hands-on review: CRKD Nitro Deck for Nintendo Switch
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With the eye-catching Game Boy Advance/Game Cube looks, the Nitro Deck fits nicely in your hand, giving players a great new way to play their Switch games.
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Simply Nootropics recruits renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian Ramos
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Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian P. Ramos joins Simply Nootropics as in-house expert, bringing over 20 years of expertise to drive innovation and progress for the NZ and AU-based company.
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Threat spotlight - How attackers are targeting your web applications right now
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microsoft
Cyberattacks on web applications have surged, Barracuda has defended against over 18bn such attacks in 2023 alone, with web apps providing a prime target for cyber attackers due to vulnerabilities and valuable data.
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Game review: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5)
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Rocksteady's new PS5 title flips the script: Villains target heroes in 'Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
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Hands-on review: Mokibo Fusion MKB420 Bluetooth keyboard
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bluetooth
The Mokibo’s Fusion MKB420 keyboard is really easy to use and, apart from a few of the more advanced functions, pretty intuitive.
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TikTok trends reveal top voice assistant hacks for optimal use
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siri
A surge in searches for voice assistant tricks by 304% sparks TikTok tech savants from FatJoe to reveal top hacks - enhancing user experiences.
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TeamViewer launches Spatial Support for Apple Vision Pro
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apple
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microsoft
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digital transformation
TeamViewer unveils Spatial Support, its advanced tech solution designed to revolutionise remote assistance on Apple Vision Pro.
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Taylor Swift victim of AI-generated explicit images: a wake-up call
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AI-generated explicit images of pop star Taylor Swift cause uproar, marking a chilling illustration of the technology's misuse and intensifying ethical concerns over AI regulation.
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Secure Parking transforms with cutting-edge tech
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apple
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cx
Secure Parking's Voyager Program revolutionises the parking experience by leveraging cutting-edge tech, including AI, for an efficient, user-friendly system.
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Dell launches AI-powered intelligent headsets for hybrid work
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cloud services
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voip
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contact centre
Dell Technologies unveils new intelligent headsets equipped with advanced AI technology, enhancing productivity and communication in the evolving landscape of hybrid work.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Charge 6
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The Charge 6 comes filled to the brim with features, including more than 40 different exercise modes, built-in GPS, and an ECG heart health reader.
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Electric Kiwi challenges sneaky notice periods of broadband retailers
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nz
Electric Kiwi has launched a complaint against leading NZ broadband retailers, alleging they use 'sneaky notice periods' that impede competition.