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Sustainability issues prevalent in the IT industry
Sustainability issues in IT are proving difficult to solve, despite growing demand for more sustainable IT products.
Congestion in NZ's cities adds to employee strain
That congestion in Auckland and in other congested places can have significant impacts on business and employee health – to the point where one business CEO says employers need to make allowances for it.
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
Kiwi robot climbs the world venture capital stage
Top tech investors support global expansion of the world’s first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments from Invert Robotics.
Tencent Games rolls out time limits & ID checks for Chinese minors
Is it a case of ‘big brother’, or a way of responsibly curbing the amount of time kids spend in front of their computer screens?
Ionisation smoke alarms not good enough, says Consumer NZ
When fitting a home or business with smoke detectors, you might want to steer clear of ionisation alarms and stick with photoelectric.
Bored of health and safety? Vodafone now educates staff by gaming
H&S education is often put on the same ‘boring level’ as watching paint dry and the deliberations of the NZ election - but now it's in a game.
Callaghan Innovation funds OHS app Forsite
The research and development grant is for an initial three-year term and is capped at $15 million.