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Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide

24 Feb 2017

It was a busy week for the NetGuide team - there were High Court decisions, a telco war, a whole lot of reviews to be done.. Phew. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech. 

Spark and InternetNZ asked for a pause on the Vodafone+Sky merger, but turns out the Commerce Commission decided the merger was a bad idea.

Apple crafted a masterpiece and we all got to take a look at a real workplace of the future.

Our very own PC-mad Sara took a stab at being an Apple user – Was she converted?

Weta Workshop made a boardgame and people are loving it.

Gareth Morgan’s political party made some bold education statements.

Kiwis realised they needed to up their digital skills game.

And we didn’t talk about Trump.  

Huawei to unveil P30 smartphone series in March
Huawei smartphone lovers have just over a month to wait before they meet the P20’s successor – the Huawei P30.
Need the perfect flatmate? AI can help
A Kiwi entrepreneur has developed a flatmate-finding service called Mogeo, which is an algorithm that matches people to the perfect flatmates.
Commerce Commission cautions consumers following High Court’s Viagogo decision
Viagogo is based in Switzerland and has declined to accept service of the Court proceedings in New Zealand.
Phone ringing? This biohack wants you to bite down and ChewIt
So your phone’s ringing, but instead of swiping right or pushing a Bluetooth button you bite down on a tiny piece of tech that sits in your mouth.
NCEA exams finally go online in 2019
“Students are enthusiastic supporters of digital assessment; they tell us it reflects the way they are learning and living, with technology at their fingertips."
Fujifilm to release X-T30 mirrorless camera next month
FUJIFILM continues to innovate its mirrorless cameras, and the X-T30 is the latest one to market.
Samsung previews the new Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung’s latest iteration of its popular Galaxy tablet, the Tab S5e, seems to showcase that it is actually possible to be larger and lighter.
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand.