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Spark IoT network enables Evnex to bring EV chargers to rural Aotearoa
EV charging company Evnex is on a mission to roll out more charging stations in rural parts of Aotearoa, thanks in part to Spark’s extension of its IoT network.
2degrees celebrates 4G network awards from Ookla
Ookla has named 2degrees as the most reliable, consistent, and best available 4G mobile data network provider in the country during the second quarter of 2021.
New sniper-like Python ransomware uncovered
This is one of the fastest ransomware attacks Sophos has ever investigated and it appeared to precision-target the ESXi platform.
Communications service providers unprepared to charge for 5G services
"CSPs are making significant investments in their 5G networks and need to be able to quickly and effectively monetise new services to get a return."
Concerns over employee turnover on the rise - report
“As the economy continues to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19, organisations are facing a very different, and extremely competitive, job market."
Kiwis have a strong distrust over how companies use their personal data
The majority of New Zealanders are concerned about data privacy, with 53% stating companies are requesting too much personal information.
Hands-on review: Wacom One Creative Pen Display
At around $630 to $674 at various resellers, it will be a go-to for many creative types, from the amateur to the professional.
Kordia launches Cyber Academy scholarship to boost Kiwis' cybersecurity skills
The Kordia Cyber Academy will award scholarships to 12 participants, who will detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents every day during the course.
REvil accounts for 73% of ransomware attacks - report
"Names such as REvil, Ryuk, Babuk, and DarkSide have permeated into public consciousness, linked to disruptions of critical services worldwide."
Game review: In Sound Mind
Overall, In Sound Mind isn’t the best horror game I’ve ever played although I did enjoy the story and some of the puzzle solving aspects.
Microsoft begins Windows 11 rollout, but there's wait for Android apps
It is the first major operating system update for the tech giant in six years.
Kiwi workers ready to quit unless shown dollar signs - report
Kiwi workers are on the hunt for new job roles, and they aren't messing around.
The biggest cyber-attacks of 2021 in New Zealand
It's been a bumper year for cyber incursion in Aotearoa New Zealand, with organisations big and small, public and private, falling victim to hackers from around the globe.
Hands-on review: EPOS H3 Hybrid closed acoustic gaming headset
It is without a doubt, one of my favourite headsets, being that I can use it with all my game consoles, my phone and my PC.
Vodafone's copper landline network to be axed next year
10,000 customers are still using its copper phone network, but they will need to move to voice over fibre, wireless, UltraFast HFC, or copper broadband (VoIP).
Ubisoft's i3D.net moves infrastructure to Equinix for faster online gaming experience
“With online gaming undergoing an unprecedented surge in popularity, Equinix can strategically support i3D.net in delivering the best possible user experience to gamers around the world.”
Game review – Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS4 Pro & PS5)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits truly looks phenomenal if you are playing on the PS5 console.
Ethical hacking in Aotearoa: How can it benefit cybersecurity in NZ?
Negative connotations have traditionally been applied to the term 'hacking'. But with cyber-threats ramping up, things are changing fast — and CISOs can't afford to keep the status quo.
ESET Threat Report highlights aggressive ransomware tactics and intensifying password-guessing attacks
“Ransomware gangs may have overdone it this time," says ESET threat report.
Game review: Dice Legacy (PC)
Dice Legacy is a city-building, resource collecting, real-time strategy game with a difference.
Microsoft renews schools agreement, focus on boosting cybersecurity
The new three-year agreement with Ministry of Education aims to make NZ schools even more secure.
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
Reserve Bank welcomes submissions on future of New Zealand's money
“We’re seeking public input on how we should perform our role as steward of money and cash, and how we should assess the case for central bank money in a digital form alongside cash."
Quiz reveals awareness of the growing e-waste problem worldwide
“With International E-Waste Day we hope that more people will understand that it is important to reuse, repair, resell, or dispose of their used products responsibly.”