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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.  

Google Street View cars about to hit NZ roads again
If you’ve ever used Google Streetview and been frustrated that the imagery is so outdated by years, Google brings good news. 
D-Link hooks up with Alexa and Assistant with new smart camera
The new camera is designed for outdoor use within a wireless smart home network.
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership
“Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony."
Hands-on PSVR preview: Blood & Truth
PlayStation VR fans who picked up a copy of VR Worlds with their headset will have had a taster of SIE London Studio’s Blood & Truth.
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
This Feilding school has just won an international robotics award (again!)
“In typical Kiwi fashion, our students think laterally to solve challenges, build prototypes, test and retest until they have a working model. All on their own time and all with their own ideas."