Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Vodafone rolls out Next Gen 5G Tech in Palmerston North

Businesses and locals can now get connected to use Vodafone 5G technology in parts of Palmerston North. The technology is set to expand in the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region as part of the largest 5G network in New Zealand. Cell site upgrades are part of the turbocharged network investment program to...

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Facebook wants you to read articles before sharing to combat misinformation

Facebook wants you to read articles before sharing to combat misinformation

Facebook is testing a new pop-up feature starting from today. It will notify a user by telling them if they have not read an article before sharing. Users will be asked if they want to share the article that they have not opened. Two options will be available: to ‘continue...

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Hundreds of NZ Students join ‘Virus experiment’ to predict outbreaks – video

Hundreds of NZ Students join ‘Virus experiment’ to predict outbreaks – video

The University of Auckland is involving hundreds of students in an experimental trial to predict and minimalise outbreaks of viruses such as Covid-19. An app called Safe Blues will be piloted with a joint partnership between researchers at the University of Auckland and Australian, Dutch and American universities. It uses...

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Sky launches new Fibre Broadband service

Sky launches new Fibre Broadband service

Sky has announced they will be soft-launching its new fibre broadband service after talks were happening for months. Prior to the public announcement, the company offered its own branded broadband from a small group of existing satellite TV customers; however, it was not available to customers of their TV streaming...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experiencing worldwide outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experiencing worldwide outage

Social Media platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were experiencing an outage and was reportedly down. Users started to report the issue shortly after 9:30 am, being unable to refresh their feeds or use the platforms. Upon loading each website, one message displayed on Facebook said: “Sorry, something went wrong. We're...

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Yahoo Answers shuts down for good

Yahoo Answers shuts down for good

Since the internet started, the longest-running Question and Answer platform will be set to shut down for good on May 4. Yahoo Answers has been operating since 2005, but will when shutting down, redirect to the Yahoo search page. This means all archives associated will vanish. In an announcement box...

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Facebook data of 533 million accounts leaked online

Facebook data of 533 million accounts leaked online

Facebook has had a massive data leak leaving 533 million accounts at risk of privacy concerns and other means. Full names, locations, birth dates, phone numbers and email addresses were leaked. According to reports by Global News, all records were leaked for free following a tweet posted to Twitter showing...

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World’s first ‘5G powered’ Tattoo – video

World’s first ‘5G powered’ Tattoo – video

The first-ever remote tattoo has become a reality. It is called the ‘impossible tattoo' by T-Mobile Netherlands. A fresh glimpse at new possibilities will offer and enable the future to prosper. With a low-latency of T-Mobile's 5G network, it allowed for someone to be tattooed remotely in real-time over a...

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Microsoft cloud-based services go offline

Microsoft cloud-based services go offline

On Tuesday morning, a range of Microsoft cloud-based services went offline for a brief period of time. Around 30,000 people reported the downing on DownDetector. Most issues people mentioned were related to logging in. It affected many users worldwide. Microsoft confirmed at around 8:40 am, and there was awareness after...

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New ‘DataHub’ launched for Property insights and analytics

New ‘DataHub’ launched for Property insights and analytics

New Zealand's Real Estate Institute announced that they had launched DataHub, a central database for property data analytics. The DataHub brings together information that can include multiple sources of data combined to create insights and analytics on a dashboard in one place. Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says the...

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