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Singapore’s successful use of a mobile contact tracing app is among the ways New Zealand could use technology better in its COVID-19 lockdown. Wallace Woon/EPA

Tracking your location and targeted texts: how sharing your data could help in New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown

Automated text messages if your phone detects you're a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders "stay home to save lives".
Once it’s up and running, the main change for 5G users will be increased speed and reduced delay. Robin Worrall/Unsplash

What is a mobile network, anyway? This is 5G, boiled down

5G is similar to existing mobile networks, but with key differences in hardware and software. And we still need to work out who will build this infrastructure in Australia.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving. Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com

Why Silicon Valley wants you to text and drive

Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.

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