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Internet of Things
IoT tracking technologies can disrupt traditional industries and lift our economy
The pandemic shed light on one common thing across all industries: our heavy reliance on supply chain systems and the dramatic consequences for businesses from the slightest disruption. 
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Manufacturing
Internet of Things helps NZ glass manufacturer disrupt the industry
The Internet of Things is helping New Zealand glass manufacturer AGP disrupt the industry with four-day supply delivery.
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Data Privacy
New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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VPN
VPNs are the MVPs, so what exactly can they help you with?
Although a VPN cannot guarantee you 100% anonymity, it does give an extensive amount of protection, so it may definitely be worth a look next time you want to nab a good flight deal or avoid those troublesome ISPs.
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Startup
Kiwi businesses scramble to adopt automated tracking technology
New Zealand businesses are scrambling to adopt automated tracking technology as alert level restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis ease and people move around more freely.
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VPN
VPN provider Hide My Ass promises no more user logging
"We see taking such steps as important for us to maintain our fight against censorship."
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GPS
On the road again: How to tackle mileage reporting for business
There may not be too much of a budget for company vehicles in an SMB’s day-to-day business, which means many people are increasingly using their own vehicles for work purposes.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers
One phrase that fills me with dread is when my wife says, "Have you seen my keys?”
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GPS
Wellington supermarket trials GPS trolley tracking
New World wants to know how you shop, where you stop, and for how long.
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GPS
G-ME launches blockchain-backed GPS device
The device uses CROWN’s blockchain technology, supposedly making users’ location data immutable and impossible to counterfeit.
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Video
Calling all tech companies - The AFP are on the hunt for a new partnership
“The technology will also provide for ACT Policing to meet its need for a self-service online reporting capability.”
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Manufacturing
Number of APAC manufacturers with ‘smart factories’ to triple by 2022
In a world-leading effort, almost half of APAC manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022 with tech use among them expected to surge.
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Microsoft
Track’em - the cloud-based tracking system that saves time, money & headaches
“One thing we realised very early is that our loyalty is not to the product. Our loyalty is to the solution which solves our customer’s problem."
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Cloud
Trans-Tasman A-team: Aussie company wins NZ Post contract
The born-in-the-cloud Oracle partner has a workforce of over 100, and surprisingly, has only been in business since the beginning of 2016.
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Aruba
Track stolen items in real-time: Aruba launches new asset tracking solution
Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on misplaced inventory - 25% of hospital staff time is wasted looking for these items.
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Android
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?
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Bluetooth
Locationing tech boosting customer retention and retailer revenue
Today’s retailers face the same challenge - shoppers have so many choices, with the competition always just a few keystrokes away, any time of the day
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Location tracking
Location Luigi's US road trip lessons
Having just returned from a 3,500km road trip through the Southern States of the USA, I am excited by the opportunities there are for location-based services in the tourist and travel industry.
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Apple
Stolen iPad retrieved using tracking device
An iPad owner is pleased to have his toy back after using the device’s tracking function to recover it from thieves.
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BlackBerry
Who else is spying on you?
It's not just Apple and Google who might be tracking your location.
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Apple
Drama over leaked Google emails
The contents of leaked Google emails show how highly location data is prized by the company.