2020 Where to?

12 months ago I wrote about the likely transformation in the transportation industry, i.e. autonomous and electric vehicles, robotics and AI, also the Internet of Things, fitness trackers and voice interaction with our devices.

All good stuff if you can keep up with it, but at the speed at which we are supposed to absorb, understand the consequences of, and the implementation of, the new technology is daunting.

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Newsletter – Christmas Edition

The year is drawing to an end and some will say ‘where did it go?’, others might be happy to see an end to it. We here at Kapiti SeniorNet tend to belong to the former category for it has been a busy year, time has flown, and it is not quite finished yet.

We hope you have taken advantage of one or more of the courses and workshops presented during the year and have made good use of the added knowledge.

To celebrate your accomplishments we have our annual Christmas get-together on

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What is this 5G all about?

5G-image-Now that Vodafone has announced availability of 5G by the end of the year what exactly does that mean for you and me?

If you are a Vodafone service subscriber and live at Kapiti the first thing you may think about is the newly installed fibre connection, but alas, it has nothing to do with that as you don’t need fibre to get 5G, instead your need a 5G capable device like a smartphone or tablet or gaming computer to take advantage of this new wireless technology when it is ready.

The promise then is

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Serious Security Flaw

Security Flaw Google

Check the version of Chrome Browser you may be using and if the version you are using is NOT 72.0.3626.121 please update your browser straight away.

Google found a serious flaw and indicates that Chrome users should update their browser as soon as possible. At the same time they are not saying what exactly the security patch is fixing but may do so later when most users have updated.

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Drowning in Data

bigdataWe are familiar with regular stories of pollution of our rivers, the ocean, the air, all man made, but what about the digital pollution that is now choking the world.

I was thinking the other day about the fact that I and millions others use ‘the cloud’ for storing much of our data such as photos, back-ups, work papers, music, movies and perhaps financial details which could be a problem in the longer run, and if so what kind of problem?

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