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Gaming
Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
As a country, it's clear we love gaming and are entering the realm at rapid speed. But as with all online activity, significant risks come with this kind of rising engagement.
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Streaming
Latest Hazelcast release aims to empower real-time economy
The new release boosts the analytical capabilities of a real-time system by enabling greater situational context to event and streaming data.
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Video
Hands-on review: Elgato Facecam Streaming Camera
Whilst most webcams are fine for zoom calls, they fall short of the specification required for good streaming or YouTube video.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: EPOS B20 Streaming Microphone
No stranger to supplying gamers with high-quality audio, EPOS enters the streaming microphone space with the B20 Streaming Microphone.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon adds Brisbane, Perth to AWS Local Zone network
Cloud multinational Amazon is adding Brisbane and Perth to its Local Zone network with new AWS Local Zones set to open in the cities.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
New AWS Local Zone adds Auckland to Amazon's network
Cloud multinational Amazon is adding Auckland to its Local Zone network with a new AWS Local Zone set to open in the city.
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Open source
Confluent launches new technology initiatives for data silos
Open-source data streaming company Confluent has launched its expansion of new connectors and on-demand scaling to break down data silos.
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Retail
One-stop eCommerce live streaming solution boosting business
A new live-streaming solution is helping boost eCommerce sales, according to Agora, a real-time engagement platform.
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Business Intelligence / BI
How enterprises are benefiting from streaming data - survey
New research focuses on how enterprises benefit from the increasing amount of streaming data. 
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Commerce Systems
Alibaba Cloud 2021: eCommerce live streaming solution unveiled, plus $1b investment in APAC SMBs
The company announced $1b support for Asia Pacific SMBs, as well as a live streaming eCommerce service.
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Gaming
The devices that are changing the streaming game in time for Christmas
Here are some of the best products in the streaming business, used by veterans and beginners alike.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Elgato Stream Deck
It is designed to give streamers and content creators instant access to their software in order to aid the production of professional videos and broadcasts.
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Streaming
Hands-on review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+
The HD60 S+ is extremely compact, palm-size, in fact, making it very portable and easy to tuck out of the way.
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Logitech
Logitech launches webcam optimised for streamers
StreamCam is optimised for use with Logitech Capture which unlocks features on the device that automate exposure, framing, and stabilisation.
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Gaming
Four game publishers exit NVIDIA's GeForce NOW
While NVIDIA didn’t explicitly explain why the publishers will be pulling their games from the service, the company hopes the publishers will return ‘in the future’.
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Netflix
Netflix value skyrockets amid COVID-19 stay at home orders
Netflix’s value has skyrocketed to $192.52 billion, according to one report.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: NVIDIA Shield TV
Nvidia’s Shield TV is easily a recommended Android TV solution, especially if you are a PC gamer and want to easily play your games on the lounge TV.  
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Gaming
Interview: CenturyLink expands CDN power across APAC
We talked with CenturyLink’s Asia Pacific vice president of product management, Francis Thangasamy.
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Netflix
Video-streaming services to see a boom as people stay at home
Most of the world’s economy is contingent around people leaving their houses; now, a ‘stay at home economy’ will see a meteoric boom.
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5G
Research: How 5G will change, well... everything
Informa Tech’s new research wing, Omdia, reveals 5G interdependencies in new research paper exploring impacts across the tech ecosystem.
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Lightbox
Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
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Cybersecurity
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
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Smartphone
Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
“We saw a fivefold increase in data usage from Kiwi travellers roaming in Japan over the past month – equating to more than 10 terabytes of data."
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Gaming
Razer releases gaming mic that syncs emotes with streaming interactions
Streamers have the ability to add or create their own emotes, or they can choose from hundreds of preset emotes.