NZ Tech Podcast

NZ Tech Podcast
Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what’s happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.

Rebooting the NZ economy with a focus on Tech, Innovation and the Environment
May 26 • 71 min
Vincent Heeringa and Paul Spain discuss rebooting the NZ economy with a focus on tech, innovation and the environment. Plus NZ’s weak start with contact tracing tech, Rocos / Boston Dynamics, Vodafone HFC, CDC Data Centres $200m NZ data centre investment.
Ransomware’s 1000% hike, 17 cell sites vandalised, Dyson’s $300k car, $500B drop in IT spend
May 20 • 53 min
Samsung / C-Lab artificial window could light up rooms of the future, Ransomware’s 1000% hike as average ransoms rise past NZ$180k, 17 NZ cell sites vandalised, Dyson’s $300k car, Gartner says $500B drop in IT spend, NZ’s Eight360 Virtual Reality startup
Microsoft investing in NZ datacentre, Oppo A91, Ipad Pro/Magic Keyboard, Dell XPS with 10th gen chips
May 13 • 34 min
Microsoft investing in NZ Azure and 365 region, Ultrafast Fibre sold, Volvo banking on Lidar for autonomous cars, Thunderbolt data risk demoed, Kickstart layoffs. Hands on: Oppo A91, Ipad Pro/Magic Keyboard, Dell XPS with 10th gen chips
Greg Cross - Co-founder, Soul Machines
May 5 • 61 min
Greg Cross, co-founder at Soul Machines - and winner of NZ Hi-Tech Flying Kiwi award 2019 talks with Paul Spain about digital humans, Artificial Intelligence, working with Bill Gates and insights on growing innovative NZ businesses and the economy during…
UberEats causing a bad taste, TIN HealthTech Insights Report, iPhone SE2
Apr 28 • 59 min
Greg Shanahan (Technology Investment Network) joins Paul Spain to discuss the TIN HealthTech Insights Report, UberEats causing a bad taste, iPhone SE2 and DJI Mavic Air 2.
Simon Che de Boer (Reality Virtual), Australia vs Facebook and Google Ad Revenue, Samsung Z Flip
Apr 21 • 54 min
Simon Che de Boer joins the show to discuss Reality Virtual - plus Australia vs Facebook and Google Ad Revenue, Samsung Z Flip, Apple iPhone SE 2, COVID-19 mobility reports, N4L DNS filter service, hold on wholesale broadband price increases and…
5G auction on hold, 2degrees layoffs, Esports shining, new streaming platform arrives
Apr 14 • 46 min
New Zealand 5G auction on hold, 2degrees announce cost cutting +staff layoffs, Esports shining, Quibi arrives, working from home tips, Foodstuffs / Satellite txt supermarket queuing, Shawn Achor and Sumo Logic partner up and free remote work observability…
Zoom in crisis, Contact Tracing, Microsoft ethical decisions, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Nanogirls Lab
Apr 7 • 58 min
Discussion covers Zoom in crisis, Contact Tracing, Drones, Microsoft ethical decisions, Uber/Ola/Zoomy, Nanogirls Lab - and Paul shares his views on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and making it his primary phone.
Inside Vocus NZ with CEO Mark Callander
Mar 31 • 48 min
Paul Spain talks with Mark Callander - CEO, Vocus NZ about doing business in a world of COVID-19 - delving into the business and technology aspects including feedback measurements from staff and clients plus thoughts on how our current time of remote…
NZ Telecommunications during COVID-19 era, new iPad becomes laptop, Ryman moves quickly, Apple Watch ECG update
Mar 25 • 38 min
Geoff Thorn of Telecommunications Forum, iPad morphs into laptop, Telco generosity, Ryman steps up its SMS communications, NZ’s infrastructure strengths and weaknesses, Apple Watch bring ECG monitoring to NZ via free update
#COVID-19 discussion, Vodafone NZ work trial, OPPO Find X2 Pro hands on (updated)
Mar 17 • 57 min
Morgan Halim Managing Director of Oppo joins Paul Spain to discuss this weeks’ tech news. COVID-19 learnings, news and insights – incl Vodafone NZ work from home trial, Comcast and T-Mobile upgrading customers to unlimited data for 2 months.
Ex-Googler fined US$179m, AI COVID-19 detector, Spark 5G starter fund, Work from home challenge
Mar 10 • 74 min
Ex Google engineer to pay US$179 million fine, Alibaba AI system detects COVID-19, Spark calling on local innovators to build 5G enabled tech, google tracks mans bike making him burglary suspect, Airbnb secret tests, Tesla infotainment offer.
DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ, insights on Tuia 250 breach, Cashierless stores
Mar 5 • 60 min
Ministry of Culture and Heritage Tuia 250 website update, DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ, unified Office app for mobiles, Next steps for Amazon Go, Samsung is fixing Galaxy S20 cameras, Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its…
NZ’s Kami helps remote schooling, 5G auction date set, .Org drama, Can digital voting be safe?
Feb 25 • 59 min
SpaceX space taxi, jetpack record, Coronavirus supply shortages, Microsoft Defender, NZ 5G auction, Extortionists vs Google, .org sale, Microsoft ElectionGuard, Volocopter + Grab, Generate Kiwisaver hack, Kami helps remote schooling, Apple to lower walls?
NZ’s Ambit, Amazon founders $10B gift, COVID-19 vs Tech, Google leaks private photos
Feb 18 • 58 min
COVID-19 vs tech, The first AI police officer, Uber Grocery expected in NZ, Google shares private photos without user permission, Taika’s MacBook rant, smart speakers in NZ from zero to hero, Ambit, Bezos $10B gift.
5G and mega zoom on Galaxy S20 Ultra, Cora NZ Autonomous Air Taxi trial, Tesla’s new ridesharing, NZ Game revenue soars
Feb 11 • 74 min
Samsung Z Flip, Samsung S20 range, Mother meets deceased child in VR, Tesla ridesharing, SpaceX satellites, companies cut tax dodge, Wisk gets NZ approval for air taxi trials, NZ Games revenue jumps, Huawei/Oppo/Vivo/Xiaomi join to compete with Google Play
Talking Artificial Intelligence and IBM’s CIMON Space Robot
Feb 4 • 37 min
A chat with two IBMers - Matthias Biniok – who runs the project for CIMON & alongside him Isuru Fernando - who is IBM NZ’s Chief Technology and Design Officer. Recorded in Sydney at Cloud Innovate Exchange.
Tech vs Caronavirus, Kashmir Internet partially restored, London Police turn on facial recognition cams
Jan 27 • 53 min
Facial recognition tech rolls out in London, technology vs Coronavirus, India partially restores internet to Kashmir, NZ’s Imagr raises $14m for SmartCart tech, Vodafone Christchurch and Xone update from Michelle Sharp.
Live in Christchurch via 5G, Toyota’s city of the future, NZ’s Dawn Aerospace, Death to Fax
Jan 21 • 68 min
This week we’re live via 5G from Christchurch and discuss Christchurch & NZ tech happenings plus - is it possible to final put an end to fax machines, Toyota’s futuristic city, driverless vehicles, NZ’s Dawn Aerospace and more announcements from CES 2020.
CES 2020, Travelex massive Ransomware hit, NZ internet improving with Fibre, Satellite and 5G
Jan 14 • 70 min
Insights on key New Zealand technology related news, highlights from CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Travelex massive Ransomware hit, Kashmir forced internet outage, Orcon launches first 4Gbps Fibre plan, Kacific 1 satellite to provide massive reach.
Shenzhen Live: 5G hits NZ, Oppo Inno Day Shenzhen, Samsung Galaxy Fold
Dec 13, 2019 • 48 min
A special edition recorded in Shenzhen following Oppo Inno Day - thanks to Oppo for their support to make this episode happen. This week sees Vodafone bring 5G to 4 New Zealand cities and the Samsung Galaxy Fold has launched locally.
NZ News: 5G starts going live, Gun Owner Data Breach, UFB completion, 4G Apple Watch arrives
Dec 3, 2019 • 58 min
NZ 5G availability begins, Bounce India mopeds, Auckland dumps Lime & Wave, GST on imports, Spark launch 4G Apple Watch, Sky and TVNZ 2020 Olympics deal, Ultra-Fast Broadband 1 completion, New 16” MacBook Pro, gun owner data breach, Sumo Logic update.
Tesla Cybertruck, Xerox vs HP, Disney+, Huawei Watch GT2, Huawei FreeBuds 3, YoungShand
Nov 26, 2019 • 59 min
HP vs Xerox, Tesla Cybertruck, Google Stadia game streaming, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in NZ, Disney+ hands on, People Data Labs 622M Email Addresses, YoungShand insights and hands on Huawei Watch GT2 and Huawei FreeBuds 3
A chat with Vodafone NZ CTO Tony Baird
Nov 19, 2019 • 61 min
5G update and use cases such as stadiums, factories plus the role of Mobile Edge Compute, Fixed Wireless Access. And: 5G safety, RBI and Rural Connectivity Group (RCG), Impact of new Vodafone NZ ownership, Sure Signal / Femtocells, Fixed Wireless…
TIN Report - Will tech soon be NZ’s biggest exporter?
Nov 11, 2019 • 43 min
Greg Shanahan discusses NZ’s tech success and the TIN Report on NZ Tech Podcast We look at how NZ tech is stepping up and who the companies and sectors are that are helping lead NZ forward into the tech revolution.
Twitter vs political adverts, wearing Apple AirPods Pro, DJI Mavic Mini, Spark 5G trial for Team NZ
Nov 5, 2019 • 60 min
Twitter’s political ad ban, Google acquires Fitbit for US$2.1B, AirPods Pro testing, DJI Mavic Mini, Spark Americas Cup 5G trial fires up for Team NZ as Vodafone NZ move towards public 5G launch, Apple TV+ arrives, Spark Sport wrap-up.
Musk tests SpaceX satellite internet, AirPods Pro, hands on new Microsoft Surface, streaming video market swamped
Oct 29, 2019 • 78 min
Musk tests SpaceX satellite internet, Airpod Pro, hands on new Microsoft Surface, streaming video market swamped, Oppo wireless noise cancelling headphones + more
Rocket Lab targets Moon, Oppo Reno2 Z, GoPro Max, Microsoft NZ Partner Awards, Goodnest update
Oct 22, 2019 • 62 min
Goodnest update from CEO James MacAvoy, ComCom vs computer thieves, patient told he was dying via telepresence, Rocket Lab targets the Moon, Galaxy S10 fingerprint challenge, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Oppo Reno2 Z, GoPro Max, Microsoft NZ Partner Awards results
Internet of Things (IoT) Special - NZ Tech Podcast 462
Oct 19, 2019 • 46 min
In this special episode presented in conjunction with Microsoft, host Paul Spain talks with Internet of Things specialists Chimene Bonhomme (Microsoft NZ) and Jourdan Templeton (Aware Group).
Skydio 2 takes on DJI, Waymo takes safety drivers out of autonomous taxis, Spark vs Sky sports rights
Oct 15, 2019 • 71 min
Collapse OS, Dyson kills EV, Waymo update, OECD digital services tax, Adobe vs Venezuela, Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests, Skydio 2 vs DJI, Broader Outcomes procurement, Uber doubles NZ locations, Sky Rugby rights vs Spark Sport cricket rights
iPhone 11 Pro’s superb night photos, Microsoft Surface Duo (Android Phone) and Surface Neo
Oct 8, 2019 • 65 min
Microsoft’s big news - Surface Duo dual screen Android smartphone, Surface Neo dual screen Windows 10X tablet, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7. Plus Sony PlayStation 4 opens up, iPhone 11 Pro’s superb night photography, Flick Electric +…
Podcast reboot + GoPro Hero 8, Tesla v10 update, Sky Sport’s gamble, Southern Cross NEXT
Oct 1, 2019 • 54 min
This week we share details of the NZ Tech Podcast reboot – plus the brand new GoPro Hero 8, Tesla v10 update, Southern Cross NEXT, 2degrees growth from 17,000 to 100,000 broadband customers. And special thanks to HP, Spark, Sumo Logic and Vodafone NZ.
Internet NZ’s new initiatives, HP Elite Dragonfly, Rugby World Cup, BMW car tech, Google Play Pass
Sep 24, 2019 • 68 min
Google Play Pass, $179 Vodafone TV streaming box, HP Elite Dragonfly, Rugby World Cup, Acorn TV $8 streaming, Australia’s NBN Gigabit option, BMW up the pace on car tech and deliver features via firmware update, Internet NZ update from David Morrison.
From Tokyo - iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch Series 5, Fitbit Versa 2, Huawei Nova 5T
Sep 17, 2019 • 75 min
A special episode recorded in Tokyo with Glenn Hart and Paul Spain discussing iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad 10.2 - plus Fitbit Versa 2, Huawei Nova 5T, Dlink DSP-W118 Smart Plug, Jabra Elite 85h and Roku TV.
NZTA data breach, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey in NZ, Tesla Autopilot NZ hands on, Vodafone $10m service upgrade
Sep 10, 2019 • 59 min
Paul Spain takes Tesla Autopilot on an NZ road trip, NZ Transport Agency careless data breach, Apple unveiling, Vodafone NZ investing $10m in customer service upgrade, Nokia 4.2 first look, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meeting PM Jacinda Ardern
Ex-Uber engineer charged, Australia vs online extremism, Huawei’s Mate 30 challenge, Kill the steering wheel? – NZ Tech Podcast 455
Sep 3, 2019 • 78 min
Kill the steering wheel, Australia vs online extremism, US customs vs social media, NZ’s Spidertracks, robot taxi dissatisfaction, Ex-Uber engineer Levandowski charged, Huawei Mate 30 to launch under cloud of US ban, Intel vs AMD, new Microsoft Surfaces
Sky TV’s Parnell Skunkworks, Tuia 250 data breach highlights ID challenges, Wearables market >$10b - NZ Tech Podcast 454
Aug 27, 2019 • 75 min
The inside word on Sky TV’s Parnell Skunkworks with Justin Tomlinson, iCloud web update beta, Govt’s Tuia 250 data breach highlights ID storage challenges, Wearables market >$10b, Mobile evidence fail in Denmark, Nokia 2.2, Chorus and Kordia CEO changes.
Samsung Note 10 arrives, Disney+ vs Netflix vs Apple TV+, Lime Scooters to be autonomous? – NZ Tech Podcast 453
Aug 20, 2019 • 67 min
Hands on Samsung Note 10+, Streaming to change as Disney+ and Apple TV+ are due to launch whilst Sky Sport Now and Spark Sport fight it out. Autonomous eScooters are coming, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, big automakers vs Tesla, Air NZ leaks customer data.
Tesla Model 3 in NZ, Sky not standing still, fingerprint data hacked, watch that USB cable - NZ Tech Podcast 452
Aug 18, 2019 • 38 min
This week - Tesla Model 3 in NZ, Sky not standing still, fingerprint data hacked, watch that USB cable and lots more.
Freeview futures with CEO Jason Foden, Vodafone 5G and Vodafone TV v2, satellite cell towers
Aug 6, 2019 • 73 min
Freeview futures with CEO Jason Foden, Vodafone 5G and Vodafone TV refresh, satellite cell towers, Sky Sport vs Spark Sport, T-Mobile and Sprint merger, don’t take my intellectual property, podcast popularity surging says Roy Morgan
Supermarkets of the Future and Today - Chris Quin, Foodstuffs - NZ Tech Podcast 450
Jul 31, 2019 • 55 min
Chris Quin (CEO Foodstuffs NI) talks with Paul Spain about the changing landscape as tech commands ever increasing attention in supermarkets. What changes are afoot and how different is it for Chris to lead a food retailer rather than Spark’s retail arm.
Spark sells Morepork, Slack vs Microsoft Teams, Netflix struggles and trying mobile only streaming
Jul 23, 2019 • 65 min
Spark sells Morepork, NZ drone rule update, Netflix struggles + mobile only streaming, Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Slack vs Microsoft Teams, FaceApp vs privacy, Microsoft highlights nation-states, Huawei stays in headlines, Apple may acquire Intel Modem unit.
Parliament dumps .govt domain, HBO Max vs Netflix, Agent Smith vs Android, D-Link vs FTC - NZ Tech Podcast 448
Jul 17, 2019 • 43 min
Parliament dumps .govt domain, lithium charger vs flight, D-Link decade of security audits, surveillance contractor gone, Agent Smith malware vs Android, Huawei waiting game, Facebook video monetisation, HBO Max, Ring Stick Up Cam loves Amazon Echo Dot
Serato Studio (+ giveaway), British Airways record $345m data breach fine, Sky Sport vs Spark Sport
Jul 9, 2019 • 62 min
Sky Sport vs Spark Sport, Waymo new hires, state schools ban phones, China drops spyware on tourist phones, Libra vs US Congress, US Army releases first audiobooks, US$500,000 payout, BA fined NZ$345m for data breach + Serato Studio.
Apple farewells Sir Jony Ive, Oppo Reno 10x, Dyson,
Jul 2, 2019 • 67 min
Trump deal helps Huawei, Sir Jony Ive departing Apple, Apple acquires self-driving car startup, Oppo Reno 10x, Dyson V11, what is Duratek Plus, Lenovo ThinkPad T490, Plexure update, 2degrees and Spark change of leadership
NZ podcast consumption, US vs China supercomputers, Nissan/Renault driverless, Facebook moderator woes
Jun 25, 2019 • 61 min
Guest James Cridland joins Paul Spain to discuss - US vs Chinese supercomputer makers, Nissan/Renault driverless partnership with Waymo, Facebook moderator woes, Huawei update, Walmart using AI camera, Stats NZ mobile people tracking and podcasting in NZ.
Facebook’s Cryptocurrency play – Libra and Calibra, Huawei predicts US$30b hit to sales, NZ’s newest podcasts
Jun 20, 2019 • 47 min
Facebook has finally announced it’s cryptocurrency play with the Libra blockchain and Calibra wallet. Also Huawei indicates it could lose US$30b in turnover, Huawei driving autonomous car tech, Walmart offers unlimited grocery delivery + two new podcasts
E3 has kicked off in Los Angeles and AMD has launched a new 16-core gaming chip, Tableau has sold to Salesforce, US border woes, CostCo coming to NZ, Smartphones ban in schools, under reporting of cyber security stats, who’s talking now?
Jun 11, 2019 • 57 min
E3 has kicked off in Los Angeles and AMD has launched a new 16-core gaming chip, Tableau has sold to Salesforce, US border woes, CostCo coming to NZ, Smartphones ban in schools, under reporting of cyber security stats, who’s talking now?
Apple’s big WWDC news plus Computex Taipei news, Tesla Model 3 NZ price and availability
Jun 9, 2019 • 58 min
Intel vs AMD vs ARM and other insights from Computex Taipei. Plus Tesla Model 3 in NZ and Apple’s numerous announcements at WWDC including the new Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR – plus iPad OS, iOS, Watch OS and Mac OS.
Andrew Nimick, Vend to grow, Nelson tech company sold for $45m, Vocus buyout offered - NZ Tech Podcast 441
May 28, 2019 • 61 min
Andrew Nimick is the guest this week discussing - Ransomware attack on Baltimore City, Microsoft xCloud streams 3,500 games from cloud, Vend to grow team by 50%, Nelson tech company sold for $45m, Swedish private equity firm offers $A3.3b to buy Vocus.
Will Trump break Huawei? Has Jacinda done the impossible? – NZ Tech Podcast 440
May 21, 2019 • 63 min
Trump’s moves to block U.S. suppliers selling to Huawei, Jacinda Ardern vs Mark Zuckerburg, Lilium Electric Air taxi have taken off for testing, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, HPE grabs Cray supercomputers.
Greg Shanahan on TIN100 and NZ startups, Vodafone NZ sells for $3.4B, Uber shares tank - NZ Tech Podcast 439
May 14, 2019 • 60 min
Greg Shanahan discusses TIN100 and NZ Tech startups, Vodafone NZ sells for $3.4B to Infratil and Canadian investor, Jeff Bezos wants colonies in space, Lime going rural, Spectre x360 and Uber lists on NZX and share price promptly drops.
Orion NZ Radio Network, Rocket Lab’s 6th launch, Nokia 9 Pureview, AI for Mosque - NZ Tech Podcast 438
May 7, 2019 • 57 min
Nokia 9 Pureview hands on, Orion NZ Radio Network, Rocket Lab’s 6th launch, Facebook vs Bot sellers, Artificial Intelligence vision tech for Christchurch Mosque, Oppo AX5s + more
Robert Collins on Spark agile, 5G, Nissan Leaf vs Tesla, Boeing 737 Max - NZ Tech Podcast 437
May 1, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode NZ software developer Robert Collins joins the show for a wide ranging discussion with host Paul Spain. Covers Spark NZ, Boeing 737 Max, 5G, Tesla and Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicles and more.
Ransomware takes The Weather Channel of air, $100m Kiwisaver fund for startups, 30 Day Startup book - NZ Tech Podcast 436
Apr 23, 2019 • 71 min
30 Day Startup book, Ransomware vs The Weather Channel, Amazon vs Google, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Tesla autopilot chip, 2degrees group semi-unlimited plan, Vodafone kllling email forwarding, $100m Simplicity/Ice Angels/K1W1 Kiwisaver partnership.
Apple Airpod 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds, Chorus exploitation in the spotlight, Artificial Intelligence for Truckies - NZ Tech Podcast 435
Apr 17, 2019 • 73 min
Amazon free Music, Apple’s $500m Arcade, Microsoft Surface earbuds, Chorus promises improvements, Kiwi truckie fatigue monitoring, Sky TV vs Spark Sport, Rocket Lab’s satellite platform, Samsung Galaxy Buds vs Apple Airpod 2, Slingshot routers for charity
Chorus insights with Ian Bonnar, 8K Samsung TVs arrive, Spark’s CEO change - NZ Tech Podcast 434
Apr 9, 2019 • 64 min
Chromium Edge browser, AMD refresh, Australia’s latest NBN woes, faked fingers, Amazon satellites internet globally, UK supersonic, Google’s Ethics Board Shutdown, Samsung 8K TVs in NZ, Jolie Hodson to replace Simon Moutter at Spark CEO, Unbundling UFB, 5G
Westpac NZ Apple Pay, Huawei Watch GT hands on, car tech, new iPad Mini hands on - NZ Tech Podcast 433
Apr 2, 2019 • 49 min
Westpac NZ Apple Pay, auto/electric vehicle update and with wireless in car tech. Plus McDonalds buys into Plexure, the Huawei P30 Pro camera sees in the dark, new iPad Mini, Huawei Watch GT hits NZ with ~2-weeks battery life, Spark Sport progress.
Huawei P30 Pro hands on, Apple TV+, The World vs Facebook, Ohmio driverless shuttle, Spark 5G insight - NZ Tech Podcast 432
Mar 27, 2019 • 66 min
Huawei P30 Pro arrives and Paul takes a first look, Apple TV+ announcement along with Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and The World vs Facebook. Interviews with Ohmio’s Mahmood Hikmet and Spark’s Colin Brown on 5G hype and reality.
Inside Spark Sport, Epson tech and the Melbourne F1, Facial recognition legislation - NZ Tech Podcast 431
Mar 19, 2019 • 59 min
A chat with Jeff Latch (Head of Sport, Spark NZ) about the freshly launched Spark Sport beta. Also featuring Epson tech and the Melbourne F1, Facial recognition legislation and looking at content blocking in light of the Christchurch Mosque Shooting.
Vodafone’s unsettling times, Spark Sport and Melbourne Grand Prix, 300-million private messages leak - NZ Tech Podcast 430
Mar 11, 2019 • 48 min
$30,000 enviro tech contest, Spark Sport Melbourne Grand Prix, 300-million private messages unsecured, Microsoft Azure arrives in Africa, Vodafone jobs to go, 2degrees + Amazon Prime Video, Huawei vs USA, Chrome update gets widespread attention.
Trade Me hits 20-years, Ring update, Lime eScooters and eBikes, Sport streaming - NZ Tech Podcast 429
Mar 5, 2019 • 51 min
Ring ANZ MD Mark Fletcher is guest this week – discussing Trade Me hitting 20-years, Lime eScooters and eBikes, further Mobile World Congress news, sports streaming, tech in Australia and of course the latest security tech from Ring.…
Looking up at Drones, Galaxy S10 series hands on, Mobile World Congress, Where’s Lime? - NZ Tech Podcast 428
Feb 26, 2019 • 59 min
How are drones are being used and where they’re headed? Hands on with Galaxy S10 series, initial highlights of Mobile World Congress and flexible phones, Lime escooters are gone from streets, hands on an impressive low cost handset - Huawei Y7 Pro.…
Autonomous Truck Crash, Unbundling Fibre, eScooters go wild, Huawei - NZ Tech Podcast 427
Feb 19, 2019 • 57 min
Vodafone and Vocus CEOs talk unbundling New Zealand’s UFB Fibre, an Autonomous Truck Crash in Australia, eScooters go wild. And is auto-generated text dangerous? Will Huawei find its place in NZ?
Christian Beedgen - Data ethics, bias and unintended consequences: NZ Tech Podcast 426
Feb 13, 2019 • 57 min
Silicon Valley based Christian Beedgen (CTO, Co-founder - Sumo Logic) joins Paul Spain in the Podcasts NZ studio to discuss data ethics, data bias, unintended consequences and other topics such as autonomous cars.…
Dai Henwood and Paul Spain Special Episode: NZ Tech Podcast 425
Feb 10, 2019 • 59 min
Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to delve into a broad range of topics - including Dai’s on-again / off-again relationships with Apple and Google, the media landscape, podcasts home tech, Sky vs Spark, wearables, esims and more.…
Viagogo slapped, 10 Gigabit Internet trial, Cryptopia $23m heist - NZ Tech Podcast 424
Feb 5, 2019 • 41 min
Viagogo slapped, 10 Gigabit Internet trial, Cryptopia $23m heist, Z rolls out number plate recognition that means you can fill up with gas without thinking about payment + lots more.
Internet cable break disconnects Tonga, AI enabled Robotic Knee, Mealpal launches in NZ, Apple and Tesla cut staff - NZ Tech Podcast 423
Jan 29, 2019 • 59 min
Bluetooth 5.1 brings better location capabilities, Tonga Internet break, AI enabled Robotic Knee, Mealpal launches in NZ, Apple and Tesla cut staff, Aston Martin’s Rapide E, arrest over infamous US text messaging scam, Australian Mobile Plans.…
LimePod Cars, Oppo AX7, Google’s $85m fine, DJI hit by $75m fraud, Ring’s good and bad - NZ Tech Podcast 422
Jan 22, 2019 • 43 min
Lime going from Scooters to Limepod car rentals by the minute, Google hit by $85m fine in Europe, DJI lose $225m to employee fraud, Ring launches new cameras but in the spotlight for sharing footage, Oppo AX7, fooling security systems with a fake wax…
Yourdrive car sharing keyless entry, CES 2019, Iridium Next, Autonomous Vehicles: NZ Tech Podcast 421
Jan 16, 2019 • 59 min
Insights following Paul’s visit to CES 2019 in Las Vegas and discussion with Yourdrive car sharing founder Oscar Ellison. Plus: Iridium Next/SpaceX, Autonomous Vehicles, New Freeview Recorder/Freeview Stick, Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Air NZ free Wifi…
CES 2019 Highlights: NZ Tech Podcast 420
Jan 8, 2019 • 84 min
Recorded at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Paul Spain and Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) review highlights of CES 2019 announcements across autonomous air taxis, to the LG rollup OLED TV and a variety of other gadgets and news.…
Tesla Autopilot in the real world, Freeview NZ tech, Virgin Galatic vs Rocket Lab - NZ Tech Podcast 419
Dec 18, 2018 • 72 min
Paul Spain and Myrian Joire (tnkgrl) discuss Telsa’s Autopilot in NZ and US, Freeview’s Android TV stick and New Freeview Recorder, Rocket Lab and NASA, Virgin Galatic, punch hole smartphones and the Nokia 7.1 giveaway.
China vs USA, Waymo and Tesla autonomous cars, Microsoft Edge going Open Source, Chorus drama - NZ Tech Podcast 418
Dec 11, 2018 • 70 min
Teknique insights from CEO Ben Bodley, USA vs China and Huawei, Chorus subcontractors charged by inspectorate, Microsoft Open Source story continues with Edge browser, autonomous vehicle news from Waymo and Tesla, New Freeview recorder, CES 2019.…
3D-Printed Motorbikes, Free Inflight Wi-Fi, DJI Osmo Pocket vs GoPro, Meet Niesh’s founder and CEO - NZ Tech Podcast 417
Dec 4, 2018 • 69 min
Student platform Niesh, a password free revolution, Symantec Cyber Security insights, 3D Printed motorbikes, free Air NZ inflight Wi-Fi, Uber vehicleless food deliveries, Dense Air buys NZ mobile spectrum, first look at DJI Osmo Pocket.…
China’s Big Brother mishap, E-Moped service Kwikli, US vs Huawei - NZ Tech Podcast 416
Nov 27, 2018 • 65 min
Meet Kiwi the founder of Kwikli e-moped sharing startup. Plus Sky’s new CEO, US vs Huawei, is iPhone X coming back, Ola NZ speed wobbles, misfortune with China big brother tech, Oppo R17 Pro update, should Google/Uber/Apple share data with rivals?…
Spark 5G, Ford driverless cars, Kiwicon vs Lime Scooters, Hands on Oppo R17 Pro and Jabra Engage 75 - NZ Tech Podcast 415
Nov 20, 2018 • 77 min
At Kiwicon Lime Scooters hacking risks are highlighted, Ford demos driverless cars, Video search tip (, Spark 5G Innovation Lab and trial 5G sites are active and Skype arrives on Amazon Echo / Alexa. Hands on Oppo R17 Pro and Jabra Engage…
Unlimited Satellite Broadband coming to NZ, Mi launches locally, Business Time for Rocket Lab, Apple refreshes - NZ Tech Podcast 414
Nov 13, 2018 • 69 min
Big Apple refresh, bad start for Ola, E-mopeds arrive in Auckland, Lime scooter recall, Samsung foldable smartphone, Rocket Lab attracts global attention with commercial launch, Xiaomi (Mi) goes well in NZ, Kacific unlimited satellite broadband vs VDSL.…
NZ solar break thru, Ola launches in NZ, Nokia 7.1, Anki Vector robot - NZ Tech Podcast 413
Nov 6, 2018 • 63 min
The future of retail with 7 Eleven/Lenovo/Amazon, hands on Nokia 7.1 and Anki Vector, Solarcity’s solar breakthrough, Uber rival Ola launches in NZ, Maker Fair, UK retro tech proponent visits.
NZ’s BB8 Robot and Maker Faire Wellington, IBM swallowing RedHat for NZ$52B, TVNZ to charge for streaming? - NZ Tech Podcast Episode 412
Oct 30, 2018 • 64 min
IBM to acquire RedHat; will Apple offer free streaming; DJI eEnterprise drone; Maker Faire coming to Wellington; Flick Electric spot prices go through the roof, could TVNZ and Spark merge? Oppo AX5 hands on…
Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands on, Rolls-Royce autonomous ships, DJI Drone update - NZ Tech Podcast 411
Oct 23, 2018 • 61 min
DJI Drone update, October Windows 10 update damages Microsoft reputation, iPhone Xr lands, Rolls-Royce works with Intel to deliver self driving ships, follow up on Lime Scooters, hands on with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and D-Link’s Mesh Wi-Fi range.…
Air NZ commits to Cora autonomous air taxi, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Lime Scooters, NZ is most scammed country - NZ Tech Podcast 410
Oct 16, 2018 • 53 min
Old PCs kills productivity says Microsoft, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Lime Scooters, NZ is most scammed country, Air NZ commits to Cora autonomous air taxi. Hands on: Samsung Q9F TV, soundbars, Harmon Kardon Allure, Blockworks blockchain conference highlights.…
Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid bet, Punakaiki Fund capital raise, Windows 10 update deletes data, Intel’s next CPUs - NZ Tech Podcast 409
Oct 9, 2018 • 63 min
Lance Wiggs talks Punakaiki Fund, NZ judge rules in trees vs Wifi case, new HP convertible Chromebook, Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs, new Microsoft Surfaces, Microsoft Windows 10 update deletes data, Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid bet, Google slide captions, Bye…
NZ E-Voting, Terrafugia Flying Car, 20-Years of Google, Streaming in Asia, Keezel VPN gadget - NZ Tech Podcast 408
Oct 2, 2018 • 65 min
Surface Go realities, Apple Watch 4, Facebook suffer another setback amid hack, iFlix and streaming tech in Asia, NZ E-Voting, Terrafugia Flying Car about to be available for pre-sale, 20-Years of Google, Keezel portal VPN router.…
iPhone Xs Max and Segway Drift hands on + Unpacking Amazon and Microsoft updates - NZ Tech Podcast 407
Sep 25, 2018 • 72 min
Upcoming electric scooter rentals in Christchurch/Auckland, Segway eskates, Apple iOS12, iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch series 4. Looking at Amazon’s news – 3000 AmazonGo store, Echo Auto, Echo Wall Clock, Microwave and more. And Microsoft Ignite taster.…
Is a $2800 iPhone crazy, HP 3D Printing, Oppo Find X, Ola vs Uber - NZ Tech Podcast 406
Sep 18, 2018 • 61 min
Apple’s pricing strategy with the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. Plus, delving into HP 3D Printing, Ola vs Uber, Chrous 10Gbps Business Broadband, and hands on with the exciting and unique Oppo Find X.…
Trump vs Apple, UK vs NZ mobile plans, Office 365 matures, Huawei cheats benchmarks? - NZ Tech Podcast 405
Sep 11, 2018 • 60 min
President Trump vs Apple in tariffs fight, flying taxis and NZ, the big difference between UK and NZ mobile plans, Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down, Surface Go hands on, Office 365 and SharePoint mature, new Google Pixel Books, Huawei cheating on…
$100m DHB IT Project could die, Russian Malware Killing IT, Financial Advise in an automated world - NZ Tech Podcast 404
Sep 4, 2018 • 61 min
This week - Xiaomi’s new Pocophone F1, Banks vs Disruption, the future of financial advance in a world or artificial intelligence and robo advice, $100m National Oracle System IT Project for Distrivt Health Boards and look back on the impact of NotPetya…
Sky TV vs Criminals, China Insights, DJI Mavic 2 vs Yuneec Mantis Q, Microsoft Surface Go - NZ Tech Podcast 403
Aug 28, 2018 • 59 min
Sky TV’s Sophie Malone talks about copyright, Kodi boxes and blocking pirated downloads. Also China insights from Bear Liu, DJI Mavic 2 vs Yuneec Mantis Q, Australia vs Huawei and ZTE, Microsoft Surface Go, NZ name suppression challenges, Galaxy Note 9.…
Inside Centrality HQ, Apple vs Schoolboy Hacker, ATM Bank Heist nets $20m+, Russian Rogue Satellites - NZ Tech Podcast 402
Aug 21, 2018 • 63 min
We go inside Centrality HQ in Auckland to hear their approach to leveraging blockchain and about an upcoming launch. Plus Apple vs the Australian schoolboy hacker, the FBI and $20m+ ATM Bank Heist, Russian Rogue Satellites and Google One consumer storage.…
Spark’s view of 5G, Galaxy Note 9, Magic Leap One arrives, Huawei Nova 3i
Aug 14, 2018 • 69 min
Magic Leap One, Spark moves further into live sport streaming with English Premier League, Australia vs Encryption, Hands on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Nova 3i. Insights into Spark NZ’s thinking 5G within NZ incl spectrum bands and network slicing.…
Android 9.0 Pie, Oppo R15 Pro, Scott Bartlett on Kordia’s 4K TV broadcast - NZ Tech Podcast 400
Aug 7, 2018 • 68 min
Kodia’s 4K Terrestrial TV broadcast, Android 9.0 Pie, safer school internet, Walmart robot testing, robots plead for their lives, NZ Gaming Industry revenue up 43% and hands on with Oppo R15 Pro and MacBook Pro 2018.…
Podcast 399: IBM’s Watson dangerous AI, Ridesharing and Autonomous Vehicles, Kodak’s disruption, Aboard NZ5
Jul 31, 2018 • 25 min
A special episode recorded about an Air NZ flight from Los Angeles to Auckland - IBM’s Watson dangerous AI, Ridesharing with others first hand, Autonomous car and truck updates, Kodak’s disruption and WiFi and Podcasts at 10km…
Podcast 398: The State of Podcasting, Smart Speakers, Google Podcasts - Libsyn’s Rob Walch
Jul 24, 2018 • 41 min
Paul Spain joins podcasting commentator and industry veteran Rob Walch to discuss the state of podcasting in 2018 – delving into topics such smart speakers, the role of Google Podcasts, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Podcast 397: Air NZ Wi-Fi now 10x faster, NZ Cybersecurity breaches, NZ’s Colour X-ray tech
Jul 17, 2018 • 54 min
Air NZ Wi-Fi is 10x faster now, new MacBook Pros, U.S. and ZTE ‘makeup’, George Hotz Self Driving Vs Assisted Driving, NZ’s Colour X-ray tech, Elon - stop tweeting, a dose of NZ Cyber Security reality from KPMG and Gorilla.
Podcast 396: Trickle Beer Tech, Chorus 10Gbps, Microsoft Surface Go, USB-C Monitors, Work vs Personal phones
Jul 10, 2018 • 57 min
Trickle offers tech to kiwi bars, Chorus trialing 10Gbps UFB, Universities exit REANNZ, Surface Go, Elon Musk and Thai cave rescue, Crypto-Jackers arrested in China, phones home vs work, USB-C monitors for Macs, PCs, Samsung S9/DEXdock and Huawei P20 Pro…
Podcast 395: Seeby Woodhouse on Voyager, Orion Health, Melon Health, Hands on Ring Spotlight Cam
Jul 3, 2018 • 69 min
Orion health $225m asset sale, Melon Health and the future of healthcare, Driverless delivery for U.S. supermarkets, Samsung Note 9 cometh, Microsoft secret pocketable Surface, Logitech Rally, Moto G6 Plus, Moto E5, Ring Spotlight Cam, Voyager update…
Podcast 394: N4L and Internet for NZ Students, Ebay Plus with free shipping, Intel vs The Future
Jun 26, 2018 • 59 min
The latest from Network for Learning on their work student internet trials – plus Intel under the spotlight, Ebay Plus free shipping offer, is Apple playing fair, a new burger robot, Samsung’s new Flip smart whiteboard TV, Rocket Lab launch update
Podcast 393: Air NZ and Uber may fly electric in NZ, FIFA Live Streaming issues, inside TVNZ’s streaming world
Jun 19, 2018 • 65 min
Are Autonomous Air Taxis coming to Auckland thanks to Air New Zealand or Uber? Ohmio $20M deal, Fitbit Versa and Aria 2 scales, N4L and Chorus Wi-Fi trial, EU vs Kaspersky, FIFA streaming in Australia, TVNZ Hei Hei, Huawei mimics iPhones 10 for $500.
Podcast 392: Moto playing in NZ again, Australia’s latest NBN issues, Kitty Hawk Flyer, New Vodafone NZ CEO
Jun 12, 2018 • 60 min
Motorola is getting serious about NZ market again, Australia’s latest NBN woes, the very cool Kitty Hawk Flyer, Google’s Wi-Fi project with Railways in India, CIO Summit, Motorola’s Z2 Play plus 10x zoom camera and Jason Paris to be new Vodafone NZ
Podcast 391: Apple WWDC, Vodafone/Vocus UFB venture, Kogan Mobile NZ, Google Neighbourly
Jun 5, 2018 • 56 min
Vodafone/Vocus fibre unbundling, Uber loves Waymo, blocking, Intel low power screens, Google Neighbourly, Kogan Mobile NZ, Enable completes Christchurch UFB, Apple’s big news from WWDC across iOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV, MacOS.…
Podcast 390: The Inside word on Lightbox, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Apple’s Autonomous Car Play, Killer Uber had Emergency Braking Disabled
May 29, 2018 • 53 min
Inside Lightbox with Hema Patel, Apple’s Autonomous Car Play, Uber that killed said to have emergency braking disabled, SwipedOn to US, Microsoft talking AI, Rocket Lab launch update, GDPR + celebrating NZ Hi-Tech Awards: Invenco, Claudia Batten, Dexibit…
Podcast 389: Fixr, Nokia Android One hands on„ Air NZ Wi-Fi price cut, Tencent takes 80% of NZ developer
May 22, 2018 • 45 min
Lightbox refresh, Air NZ Wi-Fi price cut, Credit Card challenges, NEP Group vs Sky, Amazon’s All Blacks doco, Tencent buys 80% of NZ’s Grinding Gears, Hands on with Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus Android One handsets, Meet Fixr…
Podcast 388: Google I/O, AI robot makes phone calls for you, Air New Zealand Wi-Fi, Digital Surveillance in NZ
May 15, 2018 • 63 min
Air New Zealand Wi-Fi now available, JBL 5.1 Soundbars, Digital Surveillance vs privacy, Google I/O highlights incl Duplex, Gmail Smart Compose, Android P, Waymo autonomous cars to the moon and back.…
Podcast 387: Samsung QLED, Codemania, Hawaiki Cable completion, 3M Standing Desk, Reobot
May 8, 2018 • 69 min
Samsung QLED TVs, robot vacs and washing machines, Reobot helps you learn Maori, 3M standing desks, Privacy Week, Codemania, Hawaiki completes deep sea fibre cable, Fitbit Ace & Versa, facial recognition vs privacy, Facebook dating, Microsoft Build.…
Podcast 386: Hugh Ujhazy and Benoit Felten – The road to 5G Mobile
May 1, 2018 • 47 min
Analysts Hugh Ujhazy (IDC) and Benoit Felten (Diffraction Analysis) join Paul Spain to share their global perspectives on 5G Mobile networks. Both guests come courtesy of Chorus who are lobbying to play a key role in New Zealand’s 5G future.…
Podcast 385: The future of Sports broadcasts, New ASB identity trial, USA vs ZTE
Apr 24, 2018 • 62 min
Spark NZ to play its part in the future of sports broadcasting, ASB to trial biometrics for opening bank accounts, ZTE ban, Vocus NZ no longer for sale, AI face detection, technology in architecture, Nect phase of Goole messaging on Android with Chat.…
Podcast 384: Talking Tech, Digital, Innovation and Disruption
Apr 17, 2018 • 57 min
A special NZ Tech Podcast episode with Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) and Rohan MacMahon (Woolemi Consulting) talking through a range of topics around New Zealand technology, innovation, disruption and more. Links:…
Podcast 383: Ohmio Kiwimade Autonmous Vehicles, Huawei P20 Pro hands on, Spark 240GB Fixed wireless plans
Apr 10, 2018 • 56 min
Huawei P20 Pro hands on, Vodafone IPO off for now, 111 caller location for iPhone, Nyriad, tech can hear the word you say in your head, wireless broadband plans double, Virgin makes maiden rocket-powered flight, Omhio autonomous buses and shuttles
Podcast 382: Interview with Peter Beck, CEO Rocket Lab – ‘Business Time’
Apr 5, 2018 • 24 min
Rocket Lab is the global leader in smaller rockets – bringing the cost of launching a rocket into space from over US$100 million to under US$5 million. Paul Spain chats with founder and CEO Peter Beck about the move into full commercial launch this month.
Podcast 381: Apple Autonmous Cars vs Waymo, Huawei’s 4 camera P20 Pro,, Lightwire
Apr 3, 2018 • 63 min
Upcoming high-speed satellite gets closer as US approves providers, Huawai P20 Pro offers 4 cameras in a phone, Vocus sale and Trustpower, Lightwire insights, what is DNS? Autonomous car news from Apple, Waymo, Tesla and Uber.
Podcast 380: NBA 99c video, nib Health Insurance bot, USA vs China/Huawei, NZ broadcasting future
Mar 27, 2018 • 60 min
NBA 99c sport streaming, Sky TV vs The Future, USA vs China/Huawei, Baidu Autonomous Car testing whilst Uber is blocked, Chorus direct broadcast, Spark IoT goes live, Facebook / Cambridge Analytica, nib’s Frankie virtual health insurance consultant
Podcast 379: Larry Page’s Electric Flying Taxi, 5G in NZ, Low Cost 3D Printed Houses, What is Syndex?
Mar 20, 2018 • 54 min
Future cities, Cora from Kitty Hawk/Zephyr Airworks takes off in NZ funded by Google’s Larry Page, Syndex Exchange for proportional ownerships, Apple Parental controls, Nest taking on Amazon. Plus the reality of an autonomous Uber killing a pedestrian.
Podcast 378: Women in Tech, Burger Flipping Robot, Elon Musk’s Urban Loop, S9 launch
Mar 13, 2018 • 82 min
MYOB’s Women in the Tech report, the future of robots in food and the burger-flipping robot, Death to 2G, spooky tech that’s always watching or listening, Samsung Galaxy S9, Elon Musk’s “urban loop” transport system, 3SixT mobile accessories.
Podcast 377: ASB tech update, Sky vs, Invsta, Xero’s Rod Drury to CEO, Self Driving Car Wars
Mar 6, 2018 • 61 min
Sky vs Spark/Netflix, Arizona and California self-driving car wars, Toyota’s $2.8B self-driving car investment, Australia vs ISP marketing, Advertising Standards Authority and Influencers, Invsta, Rod Drury stepping down as Xero CEO, ASB tech update.
Podcast 376: Hands on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, Mobile World Congress, Plexure, a taste of the Future
Feb 27, 2018 • 75 min
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ hands on and mobile photography plus news from Mobile World Congress. Also Unisys Digi-Pet and E-Govt report, Lightbox upgrade, the future of NZ shopping, Japanese Robo-bees and we hear from Plexure’s CEO.
Podcast 375: Crypto Currencies and Blockchain special
Feb 20, 2018 • 83 min
A special episode where we dive into Blockchain and Crypto Currencies – with loads of insights, opinions and also some tips of how to get a little hands on and some direction on currencies to consider other than Bitcoin.
Podcast 374: Airport trials virtual officer, Drone carries passenger, Intel laser projection Smartglasses
Feb 13, 2018 • 58 min
AI Airport officer Vai, Android P (Android 9) update, Samsung talks innovations, Apple HomePod arrives, Electric cab company to shut, 2degrees ending 2G/GPRS, DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting, Drone carries passenger, Intel’s laser projection Smartglasses
Podcast 373: Oppo vs iPhone, Amazon Alexa is here, Could China lead in Autonomous Vehicles and EVs?
Feb 5, 2018 • 66 min
Oppo vs iPhone, Amazon Alexa lands in NZ, Tesla’s missing self-driving test results, BizDojo sold, no cellphone radiation risk, Tesla solar/batteries hit mass market retail, free iPhone 7 repairs, Could China lead in Electric and Autonomous Car tech?
Podcast 372: Goodbye TrueNet, License Plate tracking, $530 Million Cryptocurrency stolen
Jan 30, 2018 • 79 min
U.S. License Plate tracking, $530 Million Cryptocurrency stolen, SpaceX preps Falcon Heavy rocket, Unlimited 1Gbps Internet
Podcast 371: NZ’s Rocket Lab reaches orbit, Lifesaving drone, Amazon Go, Magpie dead
Jan 23, 2018 • 60 min
Drone saves swimmers, what could be next? Rocket Lab reaches orbit on second attempt, Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to public, Airbnb cuts losing in San Francisco, Hawaiki cable update, Magpie cancels Kickstarter offer.
Podcast 370: Hawaiki Cable hitting NZ, Air NZ inflight Wi-Fi speeds, Hotel Robots, Alexa/Google/Cortana
Jan 16, 2018 • 58 min
Hawaiki Cable laying shipping hitting Auckland, Air NZ Wi-Fi test results via TravelTalk NZ, iTunes card scams, Spectre & Meltdown, Kodak cryptocurrecy partnerships, Smart Shoes, Hotel Robots, Table Tennis Robot and Voice Assistants everywhere.
Podcast 369: CES 2018 – Robots, Assistants, Modular TV, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Vehicles
Jan 9, 2018 • 58 min
Robots, assistants, modular TV, virtual reality, autonomous tech, smart fridges, smartphones, cameras and headphones – from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Lyft and more. Paul Spain was in Las Vegas and joined by Steve Biddle and Michael Murphy.
Podcast 368: Spark takes home routers on holiday, Garmin Edge 1030, Sony Xperia XZ1, Anki Cozmo, Chorus vs Telcos
Dec 13, 2017 • 57 min
Spark portable wireless broadband, Chorus vs Carriers on 5G, Jason Paris leaving Spark early 2018, Windows 10 whiteboard app, Lightning Lab GovTech, Christmas gifts for yourself or others: - Garmin Edge 1030 - Upright Go (fix your posture) - Anki Cozmo -…
Podcast 367: Amazon arrives, Stuff Pix, Media pain, UBCO is road ready, Echo coming to NZ, ARM Surface
Dec 5, 2017 • 56 min
Amazon opens in Australia, Stuff Pix is a new Fairfax joint venture streaming pay per view movies, modern media challenges, Tauranga’s UBCO bikes hit the road and it seems Amazon Echo is coming to NZ and Microsoft may have a new ARM Surface coming
Podcast 366: Tesla Trucks, Smartwatch Ban, China bans Skype, 2degrees Wi-Fi Calling, Uber vs The World
Nov 28, 2017 • 68 min
Tesla Truck, Fullview display Huawei Nova 2i, 10-year-old’s face unlocks mum/’s iPhone X, a new >300km/h transport system, Germany bans smartwatches, China’s bans Skype, 2Degrees WiFi calling, Uber hack, Cyber Smart Week
Podcast 365: Will Huawei become the world #1 seller of smartphones?
Nov 21, 2017 • 53 min
Direct from Shenzhen in China - Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) join Paul Spain to discuss Huawei. Hear about the factory visit and opinions on whether Huawei could become the top smartphone seller in the market.
Podcast 364: Flying Cars, Nest in NZ, US$300m Ransomware sting, a suggestion for iPhone X v2
Nov 14, 2017 • 60 min
We try Alphabet’s Nest, NZ Police and Facebook launch Amber Alerts, Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive by 2020, photographing the whole planet daily, the sting of ransomware is costing some businesses US$300m, EV update and a tweak for the next iPhone X
Podcast 363: Living with iPhone X, Vodafone TV, Anki Overdrive, Xbox One X, Huawei Mate 10
Nov 7, 2017 • 60 min
A week with iPhone X, Vodafone TV, Xbox One X, Anki Overdrive – a super smart app controlled car toy, Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, Nokia 3310 3G and an appearance from Meccano’s Mechanoid and Vodafone vs the old phone network.
Podcast 362: Apple acquires NZ’s PowerbyProxi, Amazon Key, Vocus (incl Slingshot, Orcon, Callplus) for sale
Oct 31, 2017 • 50 min
Apple acquires NZ’s PowerbyProxi, Amazon Key, Vocus (incl Slingshot, Orcon, Callplus) put up for sale by Australian owner, Nokia and Android 8 Oreo, New All Blacks streaming options, Trade Me Trials all-you-can-eat deliveries.…
Podcast 361: Vodafone TV, Insurance for Semi-Autonomous Cars, Nokia 3, Trust Kaspersky?
Oct 24, 2017 • 46 min
Vodafone’s new TV box, Lyft raises US$1-Billion, Samsung Portable SSD T5, Nvidia autonomous car tech, InsureMyTesla offers low cost insurance, Huawei confirms Mate 10, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Kaspersky standing up to allegations, Alphabet’s Burritos by drone…
Podcast 360: Dona Sarkar - Microsoft
Oct 17, 2017 • 43 min
A chat with Dona Sarkar of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft. We learn more about Windows, Microsoft 365, Dona and the story behind the strange naming of Windows 10 current update. Recorded in Orlando Florida at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Paul Spain:…
Podcast 359: Google Pixel 2 + Pixel Buds, Travel Rockets, Air NZ Wi-Fi, Fitbit Ionic, Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link
Oct 10, 2017 • 53 min
Google steps up with Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel Buds. BNZ joining Apple Pay, Air NZ Wi-Fi testing, Internet and Cellsite Balloons, Investigators use AI to find who betrayed Anne Frank, FitBit Ionic lands and Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link, GoPro Hero 6 Black
Podcast 358: Ford’s City of Tomorrow, Nokia is back, iPhone 8 wireless charging, Plan wars, Galaxy Note 8 Alcantara
Oct 3, 2017 • 73 min
Nokia is back, iPhone 8 and Qi wireless charging, NZ’s new mobile plans from Spark/Vodafone/2degrees, Galaxy Note 8 and Alcantara, Ford and the ‘City of Tomorrow’, Hawaiki Cable, Microsoft and the Formula 1 in Singapore, Gorilla and Process Street
Podcast 357: Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with Chris Jackson, Richard Hay and Freddy Fuentes
Sep 29, 2017 • 44 min
Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with guests Chris Jackson (Microsoft), Richard Hay (Winsupersite) and Freddy Fuentes (O-I) joining host Paul Spain. Including keynote highlights, Microsoft 365, Quantum Computing and Cyber Security.
Podcast 356: The Process Street story - driving up quality, improving delegantion, scaling your team
Sep 19, 2017 • 53 min
This week we dive into Paul Spain’s favourite Process Management platform. In this discussion with Process Street CEO and founder we get a chat , learning the insights, we to get teompatels from and how easy it easy. We recommend you go through the free…
Podcast 355: iPhone X, Tesla vs Hurricane Irma, Voyager update from Seeby Woodhouse, Europe vs US Tech companies
Sep 13, 2017 • 66 min
Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch series 3, Tesla vs Hurricane Irma, Voyager update from Seeby Woodhouse, Europe vs US Tech companies, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Vodafone security woes.
Podcast 354: NZ Gaming hits $100m, China’s 4000km/h train, 2degrees vs Spark, Ring Floodlight Cam
Sep 5, 2017 • 67 min
CropLogic agritech, China vs Hyperloop, 2degrees vs Spark, Kiwibank $90m tech fail, Vodafone exiting email hosting, Sky faces more drama, Ring Floodlight Cam, NZ Gaming exports hit $100m, introducing Process Street (and a discount)
Podcast 353: Samsung Note 8 hands on, LazyAz, Shark vs Drone, Fitbit smartwatch, GPS dog collar
Aug 29, 2017 • 60 min
Initial Samsung Note 8 hands on, LazyAs – the back story and what it is, 2degrees leads price drop, Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, AI Drones vs sharks, Link AKC – GPS dog collar, Oppo R11 launches at NZ$769, Uber CEO change afoot.
Podcast 352: Android 8.0 Oreo lands, Sky TV heads down, Snap founder is out, LinkedIn Video
Aug 23, 2017 • 53 min
Sky TV slumps, Snap founder Mark Petrie departs 2degrees, Xiaomi vs Samsung in India, Uber suspends service in Philippines, Android 8.0 is Android Oreo and it’s sort of here, Apple’s $1 Billion for original video content, LinkedIn adds video, Amber alerts…
Podcast 351: Data Futures Partnerships NZ, AI vs Dota 2, NZ Post Shipmate vs Amazon Prime, Goodnest, Hoist
Aug 15, 2017 • 59 min
This week – Data Futures Partnerships NZ, Commerce Commission warns Telcos, JB HiFi struggling in NZ, Artificial Intelligence vs Dota 2 players, NZ Post launches Shipmate service with Amazon Prime similarities, Facebook Watch, Goodnest update, Hoist app…
Podcast 350: HTC U11, Remote Working, Rocket Lab update, Sky vs Amazon, 330TB on a tape?
Aug 8, 2017 • 45 min
Topics: HTC U11, IBM/Sony 330TB tape tech, Rocket Lab shares insights on failing to reach orbit, Will the All Blacks leave Sky, US arrests security expert Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) who stopped Wannacry, Remote working, Urgent Couriers Guest: Royce…
Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter
Aug 1, 2017 • 56 min
This week – Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery standards changes cause concern
Podcast 348: Hon Simon Bridges - Transport & Communications
Aug 1, 2017 • 35 min
Paul Spain is joined at Gorilla Technology HQ by Hon Simon Bridges to hear perspectives on technology in transport and communications - autonomous cars, Multimode Transport and ubiquitous broadband are among topics discussed.
Podcast 347: Broadpwn – iOS vs Android, Alphabay and the Dark Web, Genoapay, Vodafone Giveaway
Jul 25, 2017 • 64 min
This week – Genoapay, Broadpwn Wi-Fi risks on iOS and Android, GLAS Cortana thermostat, lvl5 advancing self-driving tech, Crown Infrastructure Partners, Microsoft vs Windows 10 users, fingerprints vs boarding passes, Alphabay, Vodafone giveaway
Podcast 346: Google AI gets creative, $386k tweet fine, trying unlimited LTE data, expanded low cost roaming
Jul 18, 2017 • 60 min
BMW puts meetings in the car, Google’s stunning AI imagery, Vodafone expands $5 roaming, unlimited 4G LTE data in NZ, Slingshot Power vs TrustPower vs Flick, US border patrol vs cloud data, Twitter user who posted Ryanair terror threat fined $386,000…
Podcast 345: World’s largest lithium-ion battery headed to Adelaide, Russia vs US, Solar Car, IoT networks
Jul 11, 2017 • 63 min
This week - World’s largest lithium-ion battery headed to South Australia, Russia vs US, Solar Car, Electric autonomous trucks, UFB 2 is picking up pace, NZ IoT networks, Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, audio tickets, Alibaba vs Amazon Echo, NZ Young…
Podcast 344: Vodafone NZ CTO on 5G mobile, Internet of Things, Fibre X, fixed mobile broadband, UFB and more
Jul 5, 2017 • 34 min
Vodafone NZ’s Tony Baird joins Paul Spain to discuss 5G, the new Internet of Things network, Fibre X, fixed mobile broadband, UFB and recent performance issues recently resolved.
Podcast 343: Osnova’s AI Maths Tutor, NotPetya, $3.7B fine for Google, Tesla model 3 in NZ already
Jul 4, 2017 • 63 min
This week a $3.7 Billion fine for Google, the UK supermarket with autonomous delivery, Osnova’s AI Maths Tutor, NotPetya, Tesla model 3 in NZ already, Flux Accelerator event, Pandora exits NZ, Elon Musk’s first LA tunnel segment.
Podcast 342: Amazon vs Retail, Nissan Autonomous cars, Microsoft Surface Laptop, Oracle vs NZ Tech, telco updates
Jun 27, 2017 • 60 min
This week – Owl 360 degree conference cam, autonomous Nissan, Microsoft Surface Laptop / 2017 Surface Pro, Sky/Vodafone ditch merger, Google Flight Search, 4.5G mobile in NZ, Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Vodafone ups performance, Oracle vs NZ Tech
Podcast 341: Professor Jonathan Reichental - CIO Summit, Auckland
Jun 20, 2017 • 51 min
This week Paul welcomes Professor Jonathan Reichental from the city of Palo Alto, California who spoke at Auckland’s CIO Summit. Your weekly dose of tech highlights, inspiration and disruption.
Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable
Jun 13, 2017 • 38 min
This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZ’s Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas.
Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age, SpaceX recycling
Jun 6, 2017 • 56 min
This week: Intel Compute Card, News from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, Dubai’s Robot Cops
Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services
Jun 1, 2017 • 40 min
Paul Spain joins Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon’s AWS Summit 2017 in Auckland. An Australian based in London, Glenn shares his own story and discusses what he’s learnt working with organisations whose innovations leverage cloud technologies.
Podcast 337: Ministry of the Future, British Airways grounded by tech, possible laptop ban on all US flights, Computex starts
May 30, 2017 • 43 min
NZ’s digital future and the place of government, British Airways tech outage, possible laptop ban on all US flights, Computex and super thin laptops from Asus, Microsoft promotes a Surface Pro competitor and Sony offers an E-Ink based note taking tablet
Podcast 336: A chat with Eugene Kaspersky, Cybersecurity Billionaire
May 29, 2017 • 17 min
Bonus episode - Paul Spain chats with Eugene Kaspersky, founder/CEO at Russian Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Featured on Forbe’s Billionaires list, Eugene shares his background with viruses starting in 1989 and opinions on the state of Cyber Security.
Podcast 335: Google I/O highlights, Milo kids activity tracker, NZ Internet usage, Workday’s opening NZ call centre
May 23, 2017 • 52 min
Google I/O highlights – Google Lens, VR headsets, new Google Assistant tech including proactive alerts and a robotic cocktail maker, Android Go and more. Plus Milo’s kids activity tracker, NZ’s internet appetite, Workday’s NZ call centre.
Podcast 334: Microsoft Build in Seattle with Myriam Joire (tnkgrl)
May 19, 2017 • 33 min
Highlights from Microsoft Build as Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) talks with Paul Spain. Windows Mixed Reality headsets, full Windows apps running on new ARM based computers, Cloud powered clipboard, Windows Timeline, Fluent Design, iTunes in the Windows Store.
Podcast 333: Rocket Lab set for launch, Wanna Cry Ransomware, Xero cashflow positive, Pushpay wins at HiTech Awards
May 16, 2017 • 55 min
We discuss NZ’s new emergency call location service, highlights of Techweek 2017, Xero’s rise to being cashflow positive, Pushpay the big winner at NZ HiTech Awards, Wanna Cry (wcrypt) ransomware and Peter Beck’s Rocket Lab set to launch.
Podcast 332: Snowball Effect, Sky vs Fan Pass fans, Microsoft Surface Laptop, Space X Satellite Internet, Techweek 17
May 9, 2017 • 58 min
Insights on Snowball Effect with CEO Simeon Burnett, Sky vs Fan Pass fans, Microsoft announces Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S, Space X impressive future Internet satellites, Techweek 17, a Space Plane from Boeing touches down after 2-years in orbit.
Podcast 331: Freight innovators TNX, Elon Musk and car tunnels, ‘flying cars’, $145k bounty on rouge drone pilots
May 2, 2017 • 58 min
On this episode - Elon Musk dreams up cars able to travel 200km/h on underground electric skates, NZ Tech/Transport startup TNX, personal vertical take-off and landing aircraft, your data vs big brother, 500 new Waymo autonomous minivans, bounty for rouge…
Podcast 330: Russian Robocop, Windows 10 Creators Edition, Travel Talk NZ, Tesla vs Cadillac, 5G in USA
Apr 19, 2017 • 64 min
This week - Russian Robocops and autonomous tanks, Windows 10 Creators Edition, Travel Talk NZ launches, Tesla Trucks, Cadillac creates LIDAR maps, TPG to deliver mobile networks in Australia and Singapore – is NZ on their radar, 5G in USA
Podcast 329: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, 2degrees vs Spark, Google vs Fake News, Simpler UFB process, Mac Pro updates
Apr 11, 2017 • 45 min
This week - Google fact check features, 2degrees Data Clock, Telco Property Access Bill, Spark follows in 2degrees footsteps with unlimited plan, Apple finally commits to Mac Pro updates, Surface Pro 5, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus
Podcast 328: NZ’s first unlimited 4G mobile data plan, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hands On, Brain to Computer interface
Apr 4, 2017 • 61 min
Discussed this week - NZ’s first unlimited 4G mobile data plan, Samsung’s impressive Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hands On, Elon Musk and Nueral Lace brain to computer hook-ups, Social Media Marketing World and more.
Podcast 327: Robot deliveries, refurbished Note 7, Find your AirPods, Galaxy S8 and S8+ preview, encryption vs law enforcement
Mar 28, 2017 • 47 min
We discuss ground based autonomous robot deliveries, the two sides to the encryption debate following the London terrorist using WhatsApp encrypted messaging, iOS 10.3 and updates to AirPods plus Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ preview and refurbished Note 7 phones
Podcast 326: Electric Kiwi, Uber Eats Auckland, IS Apple doing Augmented Reality in NZ and Lyft about to launch here?
Mar 21, 2017 • 54 min
Apple employing Wellington creative talent, tasting Uber Eats in NZ, Is Lyft is launching in NZ, Snap Spectacles Review, Super Mario Run Android, Microsoft launches Bookings service, Electric Kiwi story and Dr Michelle Dickinson’s science comedy podcast
Podcast 325: Exploding Headphones, Philippines Tech, Grab Taxi vs Uber, WhatsApp compromised
Mar 15, 2017 • 48 min
Paul Spain reports in from Philippines – covering what’s happening in the local tech world along with news of exploding headphones aboard a flight to Melbourne, Grab Taxi vs Uber, WhatsApp security issues plus both Microsoft and Google go after Slack.
Podcast 324: Toyota Autonomous Car, 3D Printed House, Goodbye Tivo, Flick Electric, Oppo NZ
Mar 7, 2017 • 69 min
Toyota autonomous cars, Fairphone modular phone, Wellington’s LookSee campaign attracts global tech talent, Tivo shutdown, iPad Pro vs Surface Pro, Oppo NZ, 3D printed houses. Also CEO updates from Flick Electric and Marker Metro.
Podcast 323: Sky/Vodafone, Spark/Netflix, Mobile World Congress, Telsa NZ, SpaceX moon mission
Feb 28, 2017 • 50 min
Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) and Joe Davis chat with Paul Spain - SpaceX moon mission, a failed Sky/Vodafone merger, Spark’s Netflix giveaway, news from Mobile World Congress (Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung, Telsa NZ launch and a new Boston Dynamics video.
Podcast 322: Robot Taxes, GM and Lyft autonomous taxi plans, Webstock and Accessibility, Orion goes AWS
Feb 21, 2017 • 78 min
Rod Drury (Xero) and Lillian Grace (Figure.NZ) join Paul Spain to discuss taxing Robots, Webstock, Uber’s latest drama, Orion and Xero go Amazon Web Services (AWS), GM and Lyft autonomous car trial, Google Loon, Sonos, AirPods, home WiFi and more.
Podcast 321: 1 Million Podcast Downloads, Banks vs Apple, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, $3000+ Giveaways
Feb 14, 2017 • 68 min
Celebrating over 1-million downloads of NZ Tech Podcast on this our 6th anniversary. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech’s 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Malware. We also…
Podcast 320: 31c0n Ticket Giveaway, Luggage Robots, Windows 10 Cloud edition, Is your TV watching you?
Feb 7, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, we discuss the ratepayers footing the bill to fly in extra IT professionals to NZ, train travel pod trials in India, Gita the personal cargo carrying robot, plus the 31 c0n tech conference coming this month in Auckland.
Podcast 319: Trump vs Cyber Security, broader than expected UFB expansion, Dropbox Paper, China vs VPN
Jan 31, 2017 • 53 min
We discuss Whitehouse Cyber Security challenges, NZ’s bigger than expected UFB expansion (UFB2), Dropbox competes with Google Docs/Office 365, China’s outlawing of VPNs, Peter Thiel, Spotcap online lending, 12GB and 16TB hard drives and Spark’s big…
Podcast 318: E-Bikes, Ubco 2x2, AirPods hands on, Korea’s 997km/h train, Samsung battery update
Jan 24, 2017 • 48 min
This episode we discuss E-Bikes, smart helmets, New Zealand’s Ubco 2x2 which is currently crowdfunding, AirPods hands on (ears on?), Korea’s 997km/h take on the HyperLoop, Samsung Note 7 battery update. **Running time** 0:48:34
Podcast 317: Let’s all be futurists, Home Tech – autonomous commuting, UFB vs ADSL, Flick Electric
Jan 17, 2017 • 27 min
Paul Spain shares thoughts on why we should all wear the hat of a Futurist, and tech related influences on housing – including access via autonomous vehicle, considering going from Ultra-Fast Broadband to ADSL connectivity and Flick Electric. **Running…
Podcast 316: iPhone 10-year Anniversary, CES 2017 – Virtual Reality, Cars, Voice Assistants, Long Range Wireless Charging
Jan 10, 2017 • 66 min
CES highlights – LG ‘wallpaper’ TV, long range wireless charging, Windows 10 Virtual Reality headsets, Faraday Future, Lucid Motors and devices with voice assistants – cars, washing machines, speakers, phones. We also look back at iPhone’s 10-years.…
Podcast 315: Vocus update, TransferVans, Chorus new CEO, Amazon Echo in hotel rooms, Amazon Prime NZ, Yahoo Hack
Dec 20, 2016 • 54 min
A Vocus update from Maxine Elliott, TransferVans story from CEO Brian Karlson, Amazon Echo heading to Wynn hotels, Amazon Prime officially in NZ, Chorus hires new CEO Kate McKenzie, Yahoo Hack revealed as biggest ever. **Running time** 0:54:13
Podcast 314: Infect a friend with Ransomware,, Quickflix Hollywood owner, Mac vs Surface
Dec 13, 2016 • 86 min
Hollywood’s Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O’Hanlon shares a update. Also discussed - new Ransomware, Netflix VR on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Duco vs Streamers, The Grand Tour vs Game of Thrones, Pono streaming, Mac vs Surface.…
Podcast 313: Goodnest, Media Design School, John Key’s legacy, Amazon Go, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ
Dec 6, 2016 • 75 min
This week – Amazon Go, NZ startup Goodnest, Media Design School, John Key, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ, Netflix offline hands on, Android Pay, Slingshot gets into power and gas, Mediaworks Rova, Pebble joining Fitbit, Amazon Australia. **Running…
Podcast 312: Hands on MacBook Pro and Touch Bar, Hawaiki cable, Symantec Cyber Security predictions
Nov 29, 2016 • 57 min
AirBnB woes in Spain and US, Telsa powers a Pacific Island, Hacking leads to free San Francisco journeys, Hawaiki fibre cable linking NZ globally, Auckland Airport outage, new MacBook Por, Symantec Cyber Security predications, Truenet latency report.…
Podcast 311: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon Prime NZ with Jeremy Clarkson and friends, Tesla NZ, Google Earth VR
Nov 22, 2016 • 58 min
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visits, Amazon Prime and The Grand Tour (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May), Tesla NZ, Google Earth VR, Instagram Live Video, Earthquake and Tsunami warning via Cell Broadcast, Kiwicon. **Running time** 00:58:37
Podcast 310: Arria natural language AI, Boeing Black self-destructing phone, GoPro Karma recall, Android Auto for all
Nov 15, 2016 • 53 min
This week – Earthquakes impact communications, Boeing Black self-destructing phone, GoPro Karma recalled, Android Auto for all, SnapChat spectacles from a vending machine, Select.ID social network, lithium batteries and Arria’s Artificial Intelligence.…
Podcast 309: Surface Studio vs Mac Book Pro, Tesla Solar Roof Tiles, Spark vs Chorus
Nov 8, 2016 • 56 min
This week – Spark’s move against Chorus, Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface Studio and Surface Dial, Huawei Mate 9, Note 7 blocking in NZ a world first, Tesla gunning for share of roofing market with solar tiles. A word about Carol Spain.…
Podcast 308: SMX and Spark’s partnership, Autonomous buses and trucks, Samsung Note 8
Oct 26, 2016 • 58 min
Thom Hooker (SMX) and Jonathan McFarlane (Spark) discuss the future of Xtra email. Plus lights out for some Internet users, Megaupload 2.0, Wynyard Group in administration, Translation tech, Samsung’s Note 8, autonomous buses in Singapore. **Running…
Podcast 307: Apple Pay, Ile De Re Fibre Laying Ship, Sony Xperia XZ, Samsung goes 10nm
Oct 18, 2016 • 58 min
This episode Apple Pay arrives on Apple Watch and iPhone in NZ, Samsung launches 10nm chips, Sony Xperia XZ arrives, Note 7, TomTom Touch, Vodafone Fibre X, Tasman Global Access Cable update and visit to Ile De Re fibre cable laying ship, Hololens in NZ.…
Podcast 306: Inside the Windows Insider Programme with Bill Karagounis
Oct 14, 2016 • 45 min
Microsoft’s Bill Karagounis is a leader with a large mandate covering many aspects of Windows 10 development. His responsibilities include the Windows Insider Programme that he and his team designed, then pitched to Microsoft bosses. Now he shares some of…
Podcast 305: Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Samsung brand woes, Air NZ Wi-Fi, Tesla NZ, Microsoft Ignite NZ preview
Oct 11, 2016 • 63 min
Where is Google’s heading with Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones? Also Air New Zealand announced inflight Wi-Fi, Tesla NZ, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 brand burns. Plus inside commentary on Microsoft Ignite from Microsoft’s Regan Murphy and Nigel Parker.…
Podcast 304: Cybersecurity with KPMG, Netflix price hike, Gigabit UFB fir akk, Pixel Phones, Oakely using NZ technology?
Oct 4, 2016 • 53 min
Philip Whitmore (KPMG Cyber Security) joins the discussion to talk Cyber Security and the tech news of week. Topics included Netflix NZ price hike, Gigabit UFB for all, Google Pixel Phones, HP Elite Slice, Oakley Radar Pace and Skype for Business devices.…
Podcast 303: Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta with Richard Hay
Sep 28, 2016 • 29 min
Richard Hay ( joined the discussion on highlights of Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta – including from CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft OneNote updates, democratisation of Artificial Intelligence, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and more.…
Podcast 302: iPhone/Watch 2 hands on, Oracle Cloud, Infocus vs Surface Hub, Twitter > 140 characters
Sep 20, 2016 • 71 min
We try out Apple’s iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Watch series 2. Also – Twitter blasts past 140 characters, GoPro Karma Drone, check your credit rating, Tasman Global Access update, Oracle Cloud, Ignite, Peter Jackson, Infocus MondoPad, Rocket Lab is go.…
Podcast 301: Samsung Note 7, Apple’s latest, Chorus Gigabit fibre, Facebook and Xero Bots
Sep 13, 2016 • 65 min
NZ Tech Podcast 301: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 dramas get worse, Apple announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Watch series 2. Also Chorus Gigabit broadband, Stuff fibre arrives, Spark and SMX team up, Bot action from Facebook and Xero, Tesla and Apple car…
Podcast 300: Sad Note 7, Better NZ Mobile plans, Norton Online Harassment Report, iBeacons for Wellington
Sep 6, 2016 • 72 min
NZ Tech Podcast 300: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 woes, Skinny Mobile goes direct, Spark mobile plan refresh, Norton Online Harassment Report, iBeacons in NZ, Lenovo Yoga Book pen/paper/laptop, Wacom Bamboo Slate/Folio, iPhone 7 launch, GST to push up…
Podcast 299: SpaceX Moustronauts, Schooling Online, iPhone Bugs, Stratford vs NZ, New FitBits
Aug 30, 2016 • 57 min
NZ Tech Podcast 299: Kids to skip school and study online, iPhone escapes 0-day flaw panic, WhatsApp shares your number with Facebook, Chorus CEO stepping down and contractor bows out, Stratford Council get mean about sharing data, SpaceX Moustronauts,…
Podcast 298: Kevin Mitnick and HB Hi-Fi Hacking, HP X3, autonomous Uber
Aug 22, 2016 • 52 min
NZ Tech Podcast 298: Kevin Mitnick shows how to hack JB Hi-Fi online store, HP x3 and Lapdock, Uber going autonomous in September, Gigabit Ultra-Fast Broadband heading to more NZ homes, Intel Developer Forum, NZ Cert update. **Running time** 000:52:45
Podcast 297: Google Duo, smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick vs Steve Wozniak, Note 7 Iris authentication
Aug 16, 2016 • 45 min
NZ Tech Podcast 297: Google Duo, smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick Google Duo taking on Apple Facetime, MIT’s smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick and Steve Wozniak hit NZ, Samsung Note 7 Iris authentication, Ed Hyde stepping up as Spark Ventures CEO, electric car…
Podcast 296: NZ Tech Podcast 296: Vocus Update, Stuff Fibre, NZ’s first 3D printed jaw, is Apple losing interest in Mac?
Aug 9, 2016 • 51 min
NZ’s first 3D printed jaw, Fairfax launching Stuff Fibre, update on Vocus Internet services, Google vs passwords, Apple drops $200m on Artificial Intelligence startup, Amazon gets it’s first plane, $60m Bitcoin hack, and where are our new Macs? **Running…
Podcast 295: Hands on Samsung Note 7 and Xbox One S, NZ’s Module ‘Decibel’ and AlphaCrowd Equity Crowdfunding
Aug 2, 2016 • 72 min
NZ’s first Samsung Note 7 hands on preview, Xbox One S, Brick Laying robot, Xiaomi’s MacBook Air clone, Uber China sold to Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing, iPhone 7 leaks, autonomous shuttle bus, Module’s Equity Crowdfunding campaign and Decibel speaker.…
Podcast 294: Tesla Autonomous Trucks, Cyber Espionage, Acquisitions galore, Air NZ Bluetooth
Jul 26, 2016 • 52 min
This week features – Elon Musk’s Masterplan 2 and Tesla Autonomous Trucks, Cyber sabotage apparently used by Fortune 500 companies, Air NZ allowing inflight Bluetooth, acquisitions galore - Marker Metro, ARM/SoftBank, Yahoo/Verizon. **Running time**…
Podcast 293: Autonomous bus on public roads, vs QV, Pushpay does utilities bills, new Xbox
Jul 19, 2016 • 60 min
An autonomous bus takes to public roads, Pushpay goes after utilities bills, Microsoft’s new 2TB UltraHD Xbox One S almost here, Semble pulling plug on mobile wallet, Uber update, Microsoft wins fight with YS Govt over cloud data, all about…
Podcast 292: Paul Thurrott, Microsoft WPC 2016
Jul 15, 2016 • 39 min
This episode comes from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference and features an interview with Paul Thurrott (Microsoft Commentator) along with coverage of highlights from the event. **Running time** 00:40:06
Podcast 291: Norton Wi-Fi Security, Brain Scanning crime solving, Philips Hue, driverless car tech
Jul 5, 2016 • 53 min
This week we look at Philips refreshed Hue smart home lighting, Norton’s Wi-Fi security, brain scanning tech that checks what you know, 3D printed car panels and the first autonomous driving death and news from BMW and Baidu. **Running time** 00:50:42
Podcast 290: Housekeeping Robot, Visa tech, US Customers wants your social media details, Xiamoi SmartCycle
Jun 28, 2016 • 49 min
On the agenda - Boston Dynamics SpotMini, Visa’s video of the future, setup a meeting at Starbucks from inside Outlook, US Customs goes after social media account, Xiaomi builds s smart bike, Smart use of data for health, and India’s $6 smartphone.…
Podcast 289: Robot on a Superbike, BMW/Rolls-Royce autonomous future, Cartoons by Jim, Meizu 3 Note
Jun 21, 2016 • 55 min
We hear from Jim about his tech cartoons, Pauls power cut experience, driverless car races, BMW + Rolls-Royce future car tech and a robot on a motorbike. Plus Meizu 3 Note hands on, Netflix vs Lightbox, Uber autonomous, Bigpipes new feature + more.…
Podcast 288: Apple’s WWDC, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, HP Elitebook Folio G1, E3
Jun 14, 2016 • 43 min
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $37 Billion, we try the HP EliteBook Folio G1 and discuss HP x3 and chat through some news from E3. Also lots of news from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco across iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS. **Running…
Podcast 287: NZ Tech Podcast 287: Computex wrap up with Tnkgrl, Fixed and wireless networking update
Jun 7, 2016 • 57 min
This special episode features Myriam Joire (TnkGrl) sharing her impressions from Computex in Taipei. This is followed by a chat with Netgear’s Tris Simmons who shares thoughts on what’s happening in the world of fixed and wirless networking. **Running…
Podcast 286: Robots Take 60,000 Jobs, Zenbo home Robot, Micro Drones, Backpack Virtual Reality computer
May 31, 2016 • 44 min
At Computex Asus grab attention with Zenbo home robot and Transformer 3 Surface Pro clone. MSI and HP hype backpack computers for Virtual Reality. Also Robots take 60,000 Jobs, Micro bee Drones, prosthetic limbs to sense touch and more Cyber Security…
Podcast 285: Google I/O highlights, Run the Empire, Lumia 650, Duco vs Facebook streamers
May 24, 2016 • 59 min
Highlights from Google IO incl the marriage of Chrome OS and Android, Allo, Duo, Wear 2 and Google Home. Also, Joseph Parker’s fight streamed via Facebook Video, Run the Empire game, an Alcohol monitoring wearable, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Lumia 650, Huawei P9.…
Podcast 284: YouTube pranksters jailed, Apple’s $1B ride sharing investment, Hyperloop test
May 17, 2016 • 49 min
YouTube pranksters get jailed, Apple’s $1B Chinese ride sharing investment, Oracle vs Google, Govt’s $15m tech startup investment, Mamaroo baby tech, European Union could take Google for €3B, Hyperloop trial, driverless car congestion. **Running time**…
Podcast 283: Figure.NZ, SpaceX Ironman spacesuits, Cyber Security Summit, VoLTE, P9
May 10, 2016 • 66 min
This week we discuss Figure.NZ, StretchSenses power by walking, Cyber Security Summit, SpaceX and Blue Origin rocket landings, design space suits, VoLTE, Spark Arena, Netflix gets into Reality TVand first hands on with Huawei P9. **Running time** 01:06:50
Podcast 282: Electronic voting, $80 Child GPS tracker, Telsta’s network fail, Did Craig Wright invent Bitcoin
May 3, 2016 • 34 min
This week we discuss Electronic voting, the $80 Child GPS tracker, Telsta’s network fail, Windows 95 on an Apple Watch, Eye tracking, 2degrees funding, Panasonic Wings Bluetooth earbuds and ponder if Craig Stephen Wright invented Bitcoin or not. **Running…
Podcast 281: Batteries that last 500-years, $1B SWIFT hack, Uber vs Taxis, Opera VPN, Minecraft Virtual Reality
Apr 28, 2016 • 46 min
Uber ignores rules as NZ Taxi rules changes announced, the $1B Bangladesh SWIFT hack, EU takes on Google while Microsoft buddies up, Opera’s free VPN/Proxy, Minecraft for Gear VR, lifelong batteries, Elon Musk on autonomous driving safety. **Running…
Podcast 280: TnkGrl on the HTC 10, LeEco LeSEE Autonomous Car, LeEco - Le2, Le2 Pro and Le Max2
Apr 27, 2016 • 35 min
Paul Spain is joined by Myriam Joire (aka TnkGrl - Tech Pundit, ex-Editor Engadget) to learn about LeEco’s new self-driving electric vehicle concept, LeEco’s high end but budget Android phones and experiences with the new HTC 10 smartphone. **Running…
Podcast 279: The Module Project, Amazon vs Netflix, Google Play Podcasts
Apr 19, 2016 • 57 min
We drill down into the topic of planned obsolescence and a possible solution called The Module Project, Amazon vs Netflix, Google Play Podcasts, Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth speaker, Alibaba and NZ, drama for Spark and Chorus **Running time** 57:58
Podcast 278: Autonomous driving in NZ, Microsoft Build 2016, Hawaiki Cable, Pentagon open for hacking
Apr 12, 2016 • 51 min
Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum. **Running…
Podcast 277: BUILD 2016 with Tom Warren (The Verge)
Apr 5, 2016 • 22 min
Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum. **Running…
Podcast 276: iOS 9.3 fail, Microsoft’s Teleportation alternative, Spark grabs mobile spectrum
Mar 29, 2016 • 60 min
Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum. **Running…
Podcast 275: Apple’s new iPhone 5 SE and iPad Pro, Sophia Robot, Snakk Media’s $215k mistake, NZ’s new Fibre link to the world, Pizaa Robot
Mar 22, 2016 • 52 min
Apple’s new iPhone 5 SE and iPad Pro, Sophia the humanoid Robot, Email encryption, Sony PlayStation VR, Snakk Media’s $215k mistake, NZ’s new Fibre link to the world (via Australia), Pizaa Robot and more. **Running time** 0:51:46
Podcast 274: A chat with Vodafone’s Global Chief Technology Officer - Johan Wibergh
Mar 18, 2016 • 36 min
For this NZ Tech Podcast, Paul Spain joins Vodafone’s worldwide CTO Johan Wibergh for a discussion that delves into future tech such as communications devices that will run for 10-years without charging and mobile broadband speeds approaching 10gb/sec.…
Podcast 273: Live ‘virtually’ forever, Microsoft Surface reliability, TPP Expert Report, End of Skype on TV
Mar 15, 2016 • 64 min
The Imortalist, Amazon Alexa stories, Microsoft Surface reliability issues, Obama hits South by South West, Russian Bitcoin users face 7-years jail, HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation, Microsoft killing Skype on Smart TVs **Running time** 1:04:39
Podcast 272: SenCbudds, Fitbit Blaze + Alta, Mac Ransomware, 15TB SSD, Amazon Echo Dot + Tap
Mar 8, 2016 • 48 min
This week we meet the founder of SenCbudds smart earphones and try the new Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta. Other topics - Mac Ransomware, 15TB SSD, Amazon Echo Dot and Tap, Microsoft’s new Advanced Threat Protection for Windows and the past/future of email.…
Podcast 271: Auckland’s $1.2B IT blowout, UFB uptake hits 20%, Hololens, 4.5G vs 5G mobile
Mar 1, 2016 • 55 min
A first hand report from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona including the focus on virtual reality and Gigabit plus 4.5G vs 5G mobile networks. Also Google Loon, UFB uptake hits 20%, Windows 10 rollout to business, Auckland Councils $1.2B IT spend.…
Podcast 270: Galaxy S7 hands on, Mobile World Congress, $5 Android, 2degrees gets Tidal, Apple vs FBI
Feb 24, 2016 • 38 min
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - news from Samsung (including Galaxy S7 which we’ve spent some time with), HP, HTC, Huawei, LG and Sony. Also 5G mobile trials begin, Hoverboards, Hasbro, Tidal + 2degrees, Apple vs FBI, Xero outage. **Running time**…
Podcast 269: Cyber Security, ASB, Free Mobile Data, Robots vs employment
Feb 16, 2016 • 54 min
Bryce Boland (FireEye) and James Bergin (ASB) join Paul Spain to discuss cyber security, ransomware, banking tech, robots vs employment, shooting down drones, Telstra’s free mobile data day, UFB update and the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference. **Running…
Podcast 268: UK Health Service gets techie, DeLorian comeback, Apple’s Error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit
Feb 9, 2016 • 43 min
UK Health Service to embrace wearable and provide patients free Wi-Fi, Augmented Reality futures, DeLorian’s comeback, Twitter stream change, Fitbit and Harvey Norman, Asia Pacific Podcast Conference, Apple’s Error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit **Running…
Podcast 267: Air and underwater drone, Police 3D mugshots, Samsung vs Huawei, Plan B grabs ICONZ
Feb 2, 2016 • 35 min
Discussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft’s underwater datacentre, Plan B buys ICONZ, Samsung ad blocking, Microsofts licensing shuffle, Windows Phone vs the world…
Podcast 266: Netflix blocking, Cybersecurity spotlight, 20-year NetGuide Flashback, Surface Book, HP Envy
Jan 26, 2016 • 43 min
This episode we talk about Cybersecurity topics including the most common passwords of 2015. Also featured – flash back to 1996 with NetGuide, the new HP Envy laptop, Netflix blocking, along with Microsoft – Surface Book, Word Flow, Windows 10 Mobile.…
Podcast 265: Netflix vs Proxies, Cheap Fast 4G Broadband Tested, Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars
Jan 19, 2016 • 45 min
This week Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss Netflix and the potential threat to Proxy users, hands on with cheap fast 4G Broadband, the slick Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars, Southern Cross Cable, Hololens and TradeMe’s fee hike.…
Podcast 264: CES 2016 - Highlights and Hilarity
Jan 13, 2016 • 42 min
Our first in studio podcast is all about CES 2016. We discuss news on car tech, drones, wearables and a range of other gadgets. Are you ready for the smart fridge which orders your food? Or maybe a drone which will carry you across town double quick?…
Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft
Jan 6, 2016 • 42 min
In this special Paul Spain talks with Laura Butler about the journey from student to Microsoft in 1989 to present day. Hear stories of sleeping at the desk, Joe Belfiore’s last minute start menu change in Windows 95 and Steve Ballmer’s toilet gaff.…
Podcast 262: Drones over Tokyo, Lumia 950 PC and phone, Xero’s Mayor, Solar vs North Carolina
Dec 15, 2015 • 45 min
This week we discuss Xero MD’s bid for Auckland Mayoralty, Police intercept drones, Commerce Commission’s copper ruling, Samsung Galaxy S7, odd Solar opinions, Microsoft Lumia 950 phone come PC, Sony’s new 4K projector and Christmas tech gifts. **Running…
Podcast 261: Martin Jetpack demo, NZ/Hawaii cable, Vodafone Xone, low cost 4G data
Dec 9, 2015 • 52 min
This week - Vodafone Xone tech startup accelerator, another fibre cable to link NZ with the US, the Martin Jetpack demo in China, Skinny’s low cost 4G home broadband, Uber lighting, Vtech hack, Lumix Post Focus, Hoverboards and Apple’s Smart Battery Case.…
Podcast 260: M2, Airplane Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, Hour of Code, HP Envy x2 vs Asus Transformer Book TP200
Dec 1, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode we go hands on with the new 2-in-1 tablet laptops from HP and Asus. We discuss Li-Fi 220Gbps, the ‘Hour of Code’ campaign, new funding for education science and tech projects, Xero cash up, fast Internet on International flights and more.…
Podcast 259: The Encryption Debate, a 4 year Troll search, Aura sold, Facebook and foregetting your Ex
Nov 24, 2015 • 48 min
This week - the big encryption debate, a 4-year Internet troll search, Facebook and forgetting your ex, MyRepublic, Aura’s $10m Kordia sale, Telsa’s disappearing autonomous mode, 30 years of Windows plus Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.…
Podcast 258: iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book, 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Tax
Nov 17, 2015 • 45 min
We do a hands on comparison between the best from Apple and Microsoft as we look at iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book. Also discussed is MyRepublic’s $500 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Tax, UltraHD Blu-ray, the All Dock, and Uber NZ price drop.…
Podcast 257: NZ’s top photographer and his drone, Vodafone NZ $22m Gigabit upgrade, OneDrive Cloud Disappointment Part 2
Nov 10, 2015 • 42 min
This week we talk with Jason Hosking – NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year and pro drone user. Also - smartwatch options, Surface Pro 3 and iPad Pro launching, an update on Microsoft OneDrive storage and more on the launch of My Kiwi Life Podcast.…
Podcast 256: Chrome vs Android, Apple TV, Google Podcasts, My Kiwi Life Podcast, LG 4k OLED TV
Nov 3, 2015 • 40 min
This episode we discuss NZ’s newest podcast – My Kiwi Life, Google’s new podcast play, Google Chrome vs Android, the new Apple TV box, LG’s local 4K OLED, OneDrive storage promises (to be continued next week) and Microsoft Surface problems. **Running…
Podcast 255: Apple Car, Hyperloop build, Owlet baby wearable, HP Public Cloud killed
Oct 27, 2015 • 44 min
This week we discuss the artificial intelligence expert that Apple hired, the upcoming Hyperloop build, Samsung’s Gear S2 Tizen watch, Mt Albert Grammar’s email shock, Owlet baby wearable, the death of HP’s Public Cloud and ITx 2016. **Running time**…
Podcast 254: Killer USB sticks, Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Skylake, The Best Smartphone cameras
Oct 20, 2015 • 64 min
This episode - Tesla’s free autonomous driving update, the best camera phones, Intel Skylake, Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, Tom Tom Spark fitness watch, killer USB sticks, Blackberry Priv Android handset and hear all about Lightning Lab Manufacturing.…
Podcast 253: Oracle goes Cloud, Microsoft’s Surface Book laptop, SuiteBox, Dell/EMC
Oct 13, 2015 • 57 min
We discuss Microsoft’s news of the Surface Book laptop, HoloLens Dev Kit, Lumia 950 and more. We also hear about Oracle’s Cloud focus and its changing business, Toyota and autonomous cars for 2020 Olympics, SuiteBox, DNA testing and the Dell/EMC merger.…
Podcast 252: sold for $12, Google Nexus 6P hands on, faster Rural Broadband, ASB Clever Kash
Oct 6, 2015 • 61 min
This week we try out Google’s upcoming Nexus 6P smartphone courtesy of Huawei, and discuss ASB Clever Kash, streaming vs network TV, Google and Microsoft’s historic agreement, free Internet for Africa, NZ rural broadband and Paul’s embarrassing admission.…
Podcast 251: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Vertu’s $15000 phone, International Podcast Day, a drone 1.8km up?
Sep 29, 2015 • 62 min
We’re hands on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and discuss Vertu’s new $15000 phone, Office 2016, International Podcasting Day, Kiwi Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Xtracta, Vocus/M2 merger, and we ponder if a pilot saw a drone 1.8km up.…
Podcast 250: Apple’s iPhone malware nightmare, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else
Sep 22, 2015 • 49 min
Apple’s worst malware nightmare hits iPhones, iPads and iPods, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else, the new Microsoft Band, Oyster shutting down, HP’s little Windows tablet with stylus and keyboard, new Apple iPhones, iOS 9 and watchOS 2.…
Podcast 249: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV, Russia vs Google, touch sensing prosthetics, free VR
Sep 15, 2015 • 57 min
Apple’s San Francisco launch - iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Apple TV. Also Russia vs Google, Intel inside sports bra, a prosthetic hand senses touch, bad crowdfunder fined, cereal Virtual Reality, Vodafone/Nokia’s emergency mobile network.…
Podcast 248: IFA Berlin Gadget launches, Serko Smart Luggage Tracking, Instagram Ads, Xero Probe
Sep 8, 2015 • 41 min
We discuss Microsoft’s Ignite conference, FMA’s Xero share trading probe, upcoming iPhone and Apple news, the exciting announcements of IFA Berlin, Sphero’s Star Wars droid, Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs, Serko baggage tracking, Instagram NZ ad launch.…
Podcast 247: Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore – Past, Present, Future
Aug 31, 2015 • 31 min
In a candid chat Microsoft Vice President of PC-Tablet-Phone Joe Belfiore talks with Paul Spain about how he he was recruited by Microsoft from Stanford University and the 25-year journey that brings us to the launch of Windows 10 and beyond. **Running…
Podcast 246: NASA’s mission to Hawaii, the lonely Billionaire, Facebook M, Chrome vs Flash
Aug 31, 2015 • 39 min
We discuss NASA’s mission to… Hawaii, Markus Persson’s dejected tweets, Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative moves forward, Fishpond finded $50k, Facebook M and a billion users, Chrome vs Flash, LG Rolly, smartphone from former Apple CEO John Sculley’s…
Podcast 245: Ad Blocking, Mako Networks Receivership, Dutch Autonomous Buses, N4L
Aug 25, 2015 • 50 min
This week we discuss iOS 9 and Ad blocking, Mako Networks receivership, EzyFlix shutdown, flexible e-ink touch screen tech, Network for Learning, Samsung NZ Springboard, Windows 95 anniversary and an autonomous bus service in the Netherlands. **Running…
Podcast 244: Hands on Samsung Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Morepork, TomTom Bandit, Netflix Tax, TPPA
Aug 18, 2015 • 52 min
This episode we discuss experiences with the Samsung Note 5 + Galaxy S6 Edge+, Spark’s Morepork smarthome security, TomTom Bandit (GoPro competitor), TPP Agreement, the so called Netflix tax and CodeBlue’s acquisition by Australia’s CSG. **Running time**…
Podcast 243: Facebook for dead people, Google = Alphabet, NZ Drone rules, Paul’s Ancestry DNA test
Aug 11, 2015 • 57 min
We talk about Google’s reorganisation and rebrand to Alphabet, how you can legally fly your drone in an NZ park, Ubiquiti’s sad SU$70m scam story, Intel Skylake, Android happenings, JFK’s new airport tracking, and a DNA test with **Running…
Podcast 242: Rocket Lab hooks up with NASA, Vector Tesla/Solar giveway, Windows 10, Parrot Bebop
Aug 4, 2015 • 43 min
We discuss RocketLab’s NASA partnership, Vectors Tesla/Solar giveaway, Amazon’s drive up supermarket, Windows 10’s arrival, crowd sensing tech, Microsoft and a missing laptop, Parrot Bebop drone and a report that Android is Flabbergastingly insecure.…
Podcast 240: Apple Watching NZ launch, Intel and IBM vs Moore’s Law, NZTA’s BlipTrack Big Brother sensors
Jul 21, 2015 • 29 min
This week we discuss NZTA’s ‘BlipTrack’ Big Brother sensors, hacking of adultery website Ashley Madison, Apple Watch NZ launch, Intel’s sad news about 10nm chips and Windows 10 ready for release. **Running time** : 0:29:06
Podcast 239: Urban Sherpa, Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Hawaiki funding
Jul 14, 2015 • 50 min
We discuss the launch of delivery service Urban Sherpa with its founder. Plus Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Twitter opening in NZ, Hawaiki funding progress, Mega IPO progress and the untimely passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata.…
Podcast 238: CarPlay and Android Auto hands on, Global Mode, Apple Music, Voyager consumer Internet
Jul 8, 2015 • 54 min
We try CarPlay and Android Auto, discuss the demise of Global Mode, Apple Music and Beats 1 radio, Voyager’s new consumer Internet services, Hacking Team themselves getting hacked and Blackberry’s Android, Lumia 940, One Plus 2, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.…
Podcast 237: Ford Research and Innovation Center (Silicon Valley), Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian
Jul 1, 2015 • 54 min
Paul Spain and Damian O’Carroll visit Ford’s Research + Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, meet the CEO and learn where transport tech is headed. Also included are chats with Ford guests Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Getaround’s Padden Murphy.…
Podcast 236: E3 Highlights, Hands on - LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, UE Roll
Jun 22, 2015 • 41 min
This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung’s security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker…
Podcast 235: Mobile networks of the future, Budget Android smartens up, Security woes, Rural Broadband
Jun 16, 2015 • 41 min
Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future. **Running…
Podcast 234: Apple News, Stumbling Robots, Insights from Unisys’ Chief Engineer, Rural Broadband
Jun 9, 2015 • 46 min
Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA’s Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements – including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.…
Podcast 233: Microsoft Special - Build Tour, Devices Update
Jun 9, 2015 • 49 min
In this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand – featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). And then he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia).…
Podcast 232: Inside Dot Kiwi, Google IO, Cortana for iOS and Android, hands on Amazon Echo
Jun 2, 2015 • 34 min
The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi’s wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with ‘Alexa’ (Amazon Echo).…
Podcast 231: Car Tech, inside local social network Neighbourly, a $3/month Netflix competitor
May 26, 2015 • 44 min
We talk with Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden about this growing local social network, along with discussion about new tech from Toyota and Audi, a streaming video service that wants to compete with piracy, and some fascinating Google and Microsoft news.…
Podcast 230: Covert attacks on NZ security, HiTech Awards, Lily’s ‘follow me’ Drone, Samsung’s widest screen yet
May 19, 2015 • 46 min
We get insights into security attacks from both covert organisations and nation states – including insights on North Korea’s 1000s of paid hackers. We also discuss the Lily Drone, Amazon and Xero news, NZ HiTech Awards and Samsung’s widest screen yet.…
Podcast 229: The $9 computer, Nanogirl and force touch nanotech, Autonomous Trucking
May 12, 2015 • 55 min
We discuss an autonomous truck approval, Apple’s force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new smartphones from Microsoft, a very robust Samsung tablet and finally a stylish wearable device. **Running…
Podcast 228: Microsoft’s Build, Tesla coming home, the end of the Internet, LED carpet
May 5, 2015 • 53 min
This week we hear about a smartphone that morphs into a PC, Spark’s latest UFB moves, Microsoft’s news from Build, Tesla puts power in your home, the end of the Internet, LED carpet, Kickstarting a smart desk plus Xero and Paymark team up. **Running…
Podcast 227: Hands on Apple Watch, MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2, Open Source Open Society Conference
Apr 27, 2015 • 37 min
Paul acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles, and also spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also - Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase. **Running time** :…
Podcast 226 in London – Huawei P8 hands on, Mobilegeddon, Killing off FM radio, Dell XPS 13
Apr 21, 2015 • 50 min
Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian) to discuss Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’, a Microsoft store for Sydney, Australia’s domain name catch up, Dell’s new XPS 13, DAB killing FM radio, fixed broadband in the UK and hands on with Huawei P8. **Running…
Podcast 225 in London – Apple Watch, Game of Thrones, Huawei P8 and more
Apr 14, 2015 • 58 min
From London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus/Slingshot sale to Australia’s M2 and some interesting UK topics. **Running time** :…
Podcast 224: Xero Payroll, Amazon Dash Button, $3.1m Revera dispute, OxygenOS, Revenge Porn Jail Term
Apr 7, 2015 • 36 min
This episode we discuss Amazon Dash Button, Semble on Windows Phone and Blackberry, Spark’s international voice business sale, a dispute over Spark’s Revera acquisition, Xero Payroll, OnePlus OxygenOS and a revenge porn jail sentence. **Running time** :…
Podcast 223: Surface 3 hands on, Huge .NZ Domain Drama, Semble Mobile Wallet Launch
Apr 1, 2015 • 47 min
Highlights this week – Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Telsa’s mystery, MYOB’s share market listing and Datacom’s A$242 Australian…
Podcast 222: 2degrees buys Snap, Netflix hits NZ, Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap
Mar 24, 2015 • 58 min
This week we discuss 2degrees acquisition of Internet provider Snap, Netflix arrives in NZ, Telsa indicates Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap AR demo revealed, Fitbit goes on the cycle track and Intel refreshes the NUC. **Running time** : 0:58:04
Podcast 221: Hands on HTC One M9, LG 34” curved widescreen, Asus TransformerBook Chi
Mar 17, 2015 • 25 min
This week we attend the HTC One M9 smartphone launch and discuss the Office 2016 (Windows, Mac, Tablet) previews, Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi, LG 34” curved 21:9 screen, Netflix plan to avoid GST and Techvana - The Ntec New Zealand Computer Museum.…
Podcast 220: Tech Miniaturisation with Dai Henwood and ‘Nanogirl’ Dr Michelle Dickinson
Mar 10, 2015 • 66 min
This special episode saw geek comedian Dai Henwood join ‘Nanogirl’ Dr Michelle Dickinson and Paul Spain in front a live audience to discuss the tech news of the week (such as the Apple Watch) and a focus on Tech Miniaturisation. **Running time** : 1:06:22
Podcast 219: Mobile World Congress and hands on with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Mar 3, 2015 • 64 min
We go hands on with Samsung’s surprisingly good Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, discuss highlights of Mobile World Congress including new products from HTC and Huawei. We also catch up on local news - mobile price wars, Vodafone and Netflix NZ, Symantec’s NZ exit.…
Podcast 218: Catalyst NZ cloud, Tomizone update, Lenovo Superfish, Is your phone off or spying?
Feb 24, 2015 • 48 min
This week - UE Mega Boom, fabric printing for fashion designers, Lenovo and Superfish Adware, Tomizone update, Catalyst NZ cloud, Zomato, Blackberry Classic, Android malware that operates when your phone is off, is NSA/GCHQ listening to your calls?…
Podcast 217: Aeronavics raises $1.5m, Apple rumoured to enter car market, NSA hacks hard disks
Feb 17, 2015 • 42 min
This week Raglan drone maker Aeronavics raises $1.5m, will Apple enter car market, NSA hacks hard disks, Kiwi Zane Lowe to join Apple, Rapidshare to close, Megaupload convinction, a wearable that Zaps you, Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones, Windows 10 for phones…
Podcast 216: New Fitbits, Better Call Saul, Spying TVs, robotic hotel staff, Ubuntu Phone
Feb 10, 2015 • 48 min
This week – Better Call Saul, new Fitbits in NZ, spying TVs, Trans-Global Access undersea cable approved, scratch resistant glass for your smartphone, human-like robot hotel staff, smart body panels for your car and Ubuntu phone. **Running time** : 0:48:29
Podcast 215: Sky sport streaming, Raspberry Pi 2, Uber vs Google, Amazon vs The World
Feb 3, 2015 • 49 min
We talk Google/Apple/Microsoft at war, changes at Spark + Vodafone including the upcoming CEO change at Spark Home, Mobile, Business, Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and a cross to Nathan Mercer at Microsoft in Washington to hear about Windows 10 and…
Podcast 214: Windows 10, Hololens, Security wars - Google vs Apple vs Microsoft, Spark vs Vodafone
Jan 27, 2015 • 67 min
We talk Google/Apple/Microsoft at war, changes at Spark + Vodafone including the upcoming CEO change at Spark Home, Mobile, Business, Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and a cross to Nathan Mercer at Microsoft in Washington to hear about Windows 10 and…
Podcast: A trip to CES in Las Vegas with Paul Spain
Jan 21, 2015 • 43 min
Paul Spain invites you to join him as he talks with a fascinating mix of exhibitors at the world’s biggest tech event – CES 2015. Hear about NZ’s Performance Labs, a tiny new robot, Mercedes-Benz new concept car, gadgets for kids, sport tech and more.…
Podcast 212: The World’s biggest tech event unveiled – CES 2015
Jan 14, 2015 • 63 min
The episode Juha Saarinen (Journalist), Emma Brannam (TV3) and Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) reflect on a selection of what they saw at the world’s biggest tech event – International CES – otherwise known as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.…
Podcast 211: North Korean Internet KO’d, NZ Broadband speeds ramp up, Tasman Global Access Cable
Dec 23, 2014 • 51 min
We wrap up the year by looking at a strong increase in NZ broadband speeds, a new undersea cable, Symantec security predictions for 2015, new tablet keyboards from Logitech, Sky TV’s Neon video-on-demand, Occulus new acquisition and more. **Running time**…
Podcast 210: Kiwicon anklet hack, Linus Torvalds coming to NZ, Callaghan Innovation
Dec 17, 2014 • 46 min
Topics this week include Kiwicon’s tracking anklet hack, Skype Translator, Pirate Bay, Trans-Tasman undersea cable, Seagate’s 8TB drives, coming to Auckland and Linus Torvalds to keynote, UFB complete in Oamaru, Callaghan Innovation.…
Podcast 209: Sony Pictures hacked, Pizza delivered by drone, Tesla Downunder, Ford Tech
Dec 10, 2014 • 41 min
Sony Pictures hacked, Pizza delivered by drone, Skype and Lyncs hookup, Ford’s tech refresh, Office 365 heads to Sydney and Melbourne, Xperia Z3 compact tablet, HP Stream 8 and Stream 7, Tesla heads downunder, FitBit Charge vs The World. **Running time**…
Podcast 208: Potential ADSL price increases, Gigatown Dunedin, Office Sway, Orion IPO, Google Breakup
Dec 2, 2014 • 68 min
The week we cover the Commerce Commission’s ruling on Chorus copper pricing and its impact on the telcos and customers, the unlikely Google breakup, Gigatown Dunedin, Microsoft Office Sway, Orion’s sharemarket launch, Sony’s e-paper watch and more.…
Podcast 207: Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV hit NZ, Internet Balloons, Huawei/Spark
Nov 25, 2014 • 51 min
We discuss the arrival of Android 5 and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with ‘Traveller’ Internet Balloon trial, Huawei’s deal to refresh Spark’s mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest customers through to 2030. **Running time**…
Podcast 206: Netflix coming to NZ, SnapCash, Nokia’s iPad ripoff, HP Stream 11, HP Envy x2
Nov 19, 2014 • 41 min
We discuss Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat’s SnapCash and PayPal on the Pebble watch, HP Envy x2, HP Stream 11, TransferCar and more feedback on using Gear S and Microsoft Band wearables. **Running time** :…
Podcast 205: Amazon Echo, Office for free, Dropbox and Microsoft hook up, Android Lollipop, HP Stream 7
Nov 11, 2014 • 53 min
This week we discuss Amazon’s upcoming Echo device and the Fire TV Stick, the Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 alliance, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Wirelurker, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Gear S, Microsoft Band, HP Stream 7 and Microsoft Office free…
Podcast 204: Hands on the Microsoft Band, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Toshiba’s US$99 Encore Mini
Nov 4, 2014 • 48 min
We go hands with the Microsoft Band fitness wearable, Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Samsung Gear S and Toshiba’s US$99 Encore Mini. We also discuss Spark’s $60m data centre, the 100GB mobile data plan and what was a shocking week in space exploration.…
Podcast 203: Toyota Hydrogen car, Sky Neon TV, Lumia 830, unlimited cloud storage
Oct 28, 2014 • 55 min
This episode we go hands on with Microsoft Lumia 830 and Motorola Moto G, and we discuss Sky’s Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota. **Running time** :…
Podcast 202: China goes phishing, Apple’s big product refresh, Intergen sold, UFB 200/200
Oct 21, 2014 • 53 min
This week we discuss Apple’s product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen’s sale, Microsoft’s Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark’s Socialiser and the $US179 tablet/laptop hybrid. **Running…
Podcast 201: Semble mobile wallet, hands on Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung’s Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S
Oct 14, 2014 • 53 min
This week we get hands on with Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact plus Samsung’s Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S. And we discuss Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe’s new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans and Semble’s mobile wallet with ASB, BNZ, 2degress, Spark and Vodafone.…
Podcast 200: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launching
Oct 8, 2014 • 59 min
In this episode – Windows 10 lands in the spotlight, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singaporean internet provider MyRepublic launching in NZ, Hewlett-Packard chooses to break up, Marriott Hotels fined for Wi-Fi block and new NZ domain names launch.…
Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP’s low cost Windows devices
Sep 30, 2014 • 67 min
In this episode - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, Quickflix update, new low cost Windows devices from HP, two interesting multifunction printers from HP and Brother. Digital Nationz tech museum, Rex Bionics and Segway experiences.…
Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 sales
Sep 23, 2014 • 61 min
Topics this week include the arrival on BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and 6 plus.…
Podcast 197: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, TechEd, Logitech Video Conferencing, ThinkPad Tablet 10, .NZ domains
Sep 16, 2014 • 59 min
This week we discuss Microsoft TechEd, the Minecraft acquisition, Logitech’s new CC3000e Video Conferencing system, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 and big change coming for .NZ domains. We also share thoughts on Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch.…
Podcast 196: Digital Nationz, Destiny, IFA Berlin, GM’s hands free driving
Sep 9, 2014 • 52 min
We discuss Digital Nationz, Chorus broadband pricing, gaming sensation Destiny, IFA Berlin announcements from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Asus and others. Along with the new Blu-Ray, 2degrees 4G in Wellington and GM’s hands free…
Podcast 195: Network for Learning, Uber Wellington, ThinkPad Tablet 10, Video Ezy online streaming
Sep 2, 2014 • 40 min
We discuss Network for Learning, Uber’s arrival in Wellington, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet, Video Ezy’s jump into Video on Demand, the rise of the server and we look forward to IFA Berlin (for Samsung Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3) and Apple’s upcoming launch.…
Podcast 194: Sky TV $165m profit, Orcon Global Mode, Windows 9, Surface Pro 3 and Lightbox arrive
Aug 26, 2014 • 38 min
This episode Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd, Orcon ‘global mode’, Sky TV profit, USB 3.1 and its new cable, China’s new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Spark’s Lightbox plus the anticipated Windows 9 and iPhone news.…
Podcast 193: A visit to Ford Research, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Tesla’s unlimited warranty
Aug 20, 2014 • 40 min
This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla’s 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we’ll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. We also visit Ford’s Asia Pacific Research and Dev centre and see their latest tech. **Running…
Podcast 192: China cracks down on online rumours, iPhone 6, Sony UHD/4K TV, Renaissance to liquidate
Aug 13, 2014 • 40 min
This episode - China’s crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo’s IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more.…
Podcast 191: UFB takes off, hands on with Lightbox and Nokia Lumia 930
Aug 5, 2014 • 75 min
In this episode we are joined by Lightbox CTO Mike McMahon to discuss the beta of Telecom’s new Video on Demand service, we try the Nokia Lumia 930, discuss the increasing uptake of UFB, Media Tech Pacific Conference, Imagine Cup, Spark launch and more.…
Podcast 190: NZ’s Electron rocket, the selfie toaster, Skinny’s HTC Desire 310, Microsoft China raided
Jul 29, 2014 • 43 min
Paul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny Mobile, the selfie toaster, a police raid on Microsoft China and further insights with the LG’s G3 hero phone.…
Podcast 189: LG G3 hands on, Vector fibre network grows, China’s $15 wearable, 60-million iPhone 6 handsets in production?
Jul 23, 2014 • 34 min
Key topics this week include our hands on experience with LG’s upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector’s fibre network expansion, China’s $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung Galaxy Tab S and its 4G LTE variant.…
Podcast 188: TV spectrum goes 4G, Wheedle death, Gather, Wireless charging, LG G Watch
Jul 15, 2014 • 50 min
This week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire’s Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland’s Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom’s battle for 4G supremacy and more on the LG G Watch. **Running…
Podcast 187: Roaming, Taking off with tech, Hands on with Google Wear device LG G Watch
Jul 8, 2014 • 40 min
We discuss Google’s wearable Android Wear including a hands on look at the upcoming LG G Watch. Also on the agenda - 2degrees new Australian roaming, another investment for Telecom, Unisys’ new mobile report, Slingshot’s Global Mode gets extra attention.…
Podcast 186: Google IO, 2degrees 4G LTE launch, Govts $65m towards the Hawaiki undersea cable
Jun 30, 2014 • 58 min
We discuss 2degrees 4G LTE launch and their customers desire for fixed internet, Google IO, the Govt’s $65 towards Hawaiki, Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive, unlimited business VDSL, Thrifty’s 3G hotspot, Menumania’s acquisition, Spark’s launch date.…
Podcast 185: 2degress LTE trial, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom Lightbox video streaming, World’s Best Mobile Internet?
Jun 24, 2014 • 45 min
We discuss the World’s best mobile internet provider, 2degrees recent $35m loss and their new 4G LTE network, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom Lightbox video streaming and some tech acquisitions including the mindboggling purchase of Skybox by Google for US$500m.…
Podcast 184: Galaxy S tablet, 4K hands on, Telecom vs Vodafone roaming, Lenovo X1 Carbon
Jun 16, 2014 • 51 min
This episode - Vodafone vs Telecom roaming, Samsung’s Galaxy S tablet, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Samsung 65” 4K Curved TV, Ultrafast Fibre’s $65 Gigabit fibre connection, E3, PlayStation TV, Eye-Fi, Sky TV, Amazon and Samsung 28” 4K monitor. **Running…
Podcast 183: Computex Special - plus Apple WWDC and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands on
Jun 9, 2014 • 58 min
Paul Spain reports from Asia’s largest tech event - Computex Taipei. Featuring the latest news from Intel, Asus, Ford and NZ’s own Power by Proxi. Added to that is a first hands on experience of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and an update on Apple WWDC.…
Podcast 182: LG G3, Vodafone $5 roaming, Chromecast cometh, Quickflix vs Netflix
May 27, 2014 • 60 min
We discuss the new LG G3 smartphone, Apple’s smart home future, Telecom and Vodafone’s 4G LTE efforts, NIWA attack, Netflix pending arrival in NZ, a Quickflix update, Tom Tom’s new Multi-Sport Cardio and Runner Cardio GPS watches launch in NZ + more.…
Podcast 181: Surface Pro 3, Scott Yara (Pivotal), Samsung Crystal Blue, Dimension Data NZ cloud
May 20, 2014 • 35 min
We feature Scott Yara of Pivotal and Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ as we dive into topics including Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Big Data. Also hear about Samsung Crystal Blue, Telstra’s $100m Wi-Fi plans and Dimension Data’s NZ public cloud offering.…
Podcast 180: Telecom Aircade. Dominos NZ domain drama, Telecom M2M dev kit, ThinkPad 10
May 13, 2014 • 46 min
This week – iPhone big screen report, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom’s Aircade cloud gaming, Twitter mute, Domino’s NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC bootup time and more about Uber and Zoomy. **Running…
Podcast 179: Hotel Internet, NZ’s Rex Bionics $20M, Apple vs Samsung, Intel NUC, Uber has landed
May 6, 2014 • 39 min
On the agenda - Hotel internet nightmares, Vodafone joins unlimited Internet party, Uber has officially launched in Auckland, Rex Bionics attracts funds via UK listing, Samsung Mobile CEO rumoured to visit NZ, Intel i5 + Atom NUC, Galaxy S5 in business.…
Podcast 178: Telecom unlimited internet, Uber vs Zoomy, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako’s latest deal
Apr 29, 2014 • 35 min
We discuss LG’s new TVs, Hulu’s blocking of proxy users, Telecom unlimited broadband, new Microsoft Surface tablet/s due in May, Nokia acquisition by Microsoft is complete, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako’s Telstra deal and Uber vs Zoomy. **Running time** : 0:35:30
Podcast 177: Heartbleed, HTC One M8, Amazon Fire TV, ASB PayTag, Samsung’s latest
Apr 15, 2014 • 51 min
We discuss hands on experiences with Amazon Fire TV, HTC One M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables. Also on the agenda – the notorious Heartbleed bug, ASB’s upcoming PayTag NFC payment system, new TVs and Windows Phone 8.1. **Running time** :…
Podcast 176: Hands on Windows Phone 8.1, Galaxy S5 and Gear Neo, Sony Xperia E1
Apr 8, 2014 • 57 min
We discuss Microsoft’s latest news from Build – and go hands on with Windows Phone 8.1. We also take a look at the Galaxy S5 paired with the Galaxy, and Sony’s budget Xperia E1. And Kim Dotcom faces new legal action – this from 7 Hollywood studios.…
Podcast 175: BNZ Startup Alley
Apr 1, 2014 • 25 min
This week we share a tech oriented episode of NZ Business Podcast with NZ Tech Podcast listeners. Paul Spain spoke with the founders of a number of exciting tech start-ups who were finalists in the BNZ Startup Alley event held recently during Webstock.…
Podcast 174: Uber, Telecom Digital Ventures, 2degrees 4G, Kim Dotcom overload
Mar 25, 2014 • 71 min
Rumours of a new Apple 12” MacBook, Office for iPad and an HP 3D printer, along with Uber’s NZ arrival. Also Kim Dotcom, Mega’s NZX listing, the Internet Party, a focus on Telecom Digital Ventures –Digital Wallet, Skinny, BigPipe, ‘SparkFlix’ + more.…
Podcast 173: A few days with Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot
Mar 18, 2014 • 59 min
We discuss the slashing of Google Drive storage prices, Telecom’s smart home trial, hands on time with Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Sony’s Xperia Z2, and a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot including stories of meeting Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. **Running time**…
Podcast 172: Yoobee sold for $1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Spritzing, Miracle Machine
Mar 11, 2014 • 49 min
This week - a future with Google maps that shows video rather than static photos, the computerised tech that makes wine in 3-days (Miracle Machine), Milk Music, Chorus and CFH’s updated agreement, and Wello – something of a Star Trek Tricorder for 2014.…
Podcast 171: End of XP, Apple CarPlay, Huawei Talkband, Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue
Mar 4, 2014 • 46 min
This week we discuss Apple’s CarPlay, Fake Google Maps listings and FBI recordings, Mt Gox and Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue stats, OneDrive for Business available standalone, Huawei Talkband, Snakk Media sales rise 58%, Windows XP’s 300,000 NZ users.…
Podcast 170: WhatsApp’s $19B, Galaxy S5, Gear Fit, Nokia goes Android + lots more
Feb 25, 2014 • 59 min
This week we discuss WhatsApp’s $19 Billion acquisition by Facebook and Telecom NZ’s rebrand and ShowmeTV. Then we dive into Mobile World Congress news including Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit and updates from Sony, LG and Microsoft. **Running time**…
Podcast 169: Dai Henwood
Feb 18, 2014 • 40 min
This episode host Paul Spain catchs up with Dai Henwood to discuss the latest local and international tech topics. Along the way Dai reveals which low cost tech he’d pay $10,000 to have in his home tomorrow. **Running time** : 0:40:10
Podcast 168: Peeble Steel, 4K video cams, Sony quits PC biz, Microsoft welcomes new CEO and Bill Gates
Feb 11, 2014 • 48 min
On the agenda - Peeble Steel, tiny motors to fit in a human cell, 4k video cameras from Blackmagic and Panasonic (GH4), LogMeIn free alternatives, Microsoft makes Satya Nadella CEO and brings Bill Gates back, Sony quits PC business, Uber taxis. **Running…
Podcast 167: Free student iPads, 30-years of Mac, Dell Venue Pro 8, Mac Pro, IBM sells out
Feb 4, 2014 • 56 min
We discuss free iPads for students, IBM’s server sale to Lenovo, get hands on with the impressive new Mac Pro, test drive the Dell Venue Pro 8, and look back in time at the first Mac. We also ask Vodafone to be fairer when we hit our home Internet cap.…
Podcast 166: Focus on Vodafone NZ – from VDSL TV to 5G mobile networks
Jan 28, 2014 • 45 min
This week we discuss geeky kids books Nerdy Numbers and Sci-Fi Shapes, an update for Windows 8.1, Panasonic’s new 7” Toughpad, and Lenovo’s Yoga. Then we hear some interesting things about mobile and fixed networks from Vodafone’s Tony Baird. **Running…
Podcast 165: The Internet Party, Parachute tag, Electric Vehicles, 8” Windows Tablets in action
Jan 21, 2014 • 47 min
We discuss RFID payment systems used at music events such as Rhythm and Vines and Parachute, NZ internet prices, Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party, Electric Vehicles and we go hands on with 8” Windows Tablets from Toshiba and Lenovo. **Running time** : 0:46:30
Podcast 164: Business Tech Special - Shaun Ryan, SLI Systems
Jan 14, 2014 • 34 min
To start 2014 we share a special NZ Business Podcast chat to the NZ Tech Podcast audience with this interview featuring Shaun Ryan, CEO and co-founder of NZX listed tech firm, SLI Systems. **Running time** : 0:34:30
Podcast 163: The best tech of 2013
Dec 23, 2013 • 55 min
A roundup of the best tech and gadgets of 2013. **Running time** : 0:55:30
Podcast 162: New HP tech, Telecom’s $450m windfall, 2degrees’ stunning new plans
Dec 10, 2013 • 41 min
This week we discuss 2degrees Mobile’s ground-breaking new ‘all you can eat’ plans, Telecom NZ’s sale of Australian business AAPT, UFB uptake on the increase, new tablets and computers from HP, and a joint initiative by 2degress/Telecom/Vodafone.…
Podcast 161: Windows ‘Threshold’, Sony PS4, Amazon drones, Xtra email hacked (again)
Dec 3, 2013 • 57 min
Areas discussed include an upcoming Windows version codenamed ‘Threshold’, hands on with Sony PS4, Harmony Ultimate, Amazon plans delivery drones, $8m bitcoins lost, Xtra email hacking, more time with LG G2, Asus T100, ThinkPad X240, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3…
Podcast 160: Electronic taste sensations, NZ’s Quebee hits Kickstarter, Xbox One, Kiwi Bank Home Hunter
Nov 26, 2013 • 50 min
Highlights include electronic taste simulations, NZ’s Quebee camera launch on Kickstarter, Xbox One initial impressions, Kiwi Bank’s Home Hunter app, Ninja Blocks, Logitech G602 gaming/pro mouse, the unique PowerAll USB charger that can start your car.…
Podcast 159: iPad Mini Retina, Coin’s magic credit card, LG G2, New ThinkPads
Nov 19, 2013 • 51 min
We discuss LG G2 Android, Apple iPad Mini with Retina display, Logitech’s iPad Air covers, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, new ThinkPads, Apple buy’s gesture tech firm, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, NZ’s Quebee cam coming to Kickstarter, 3D printing on Windows 8.1…
Podcast 158: Apple iPad Air, Telecom 4G LTE, Vodafone HD Voice
Nov 12, 2013 • 44 min
We discuss Apple’s new iPad Air (and its competitors), Amazon’s move to Sunday deliveries and online retail closer to home, Vodafone HD Voice calling, Telecom’s 4G LTE mobile launch and a discussion about Office 365, Google Apps and Apple iWork. **Running…
Podcast 157: Helium filled Hard Drives, 2degrees Update and Nexus 5
Nov 4, 2013 • 58 min
Hot topics this week include the Google Nexus 5, pulse measuring earphones, helium filled hard drives, NZ’s Mako Networks signing a big US deal, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Asus Transformer Book T100 and Commision Commission’s latest ruling. **Running time**…
Podcast 156: Encrypting ransomware, GeoOp hitting NZX, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
Oct 28, 2013 • 56 min
Topics include encrypting ransomware and the impact it may have on your data, the listing of NZ software firm GeoOp, Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Google’s Nexus 5 and further thoughts on recent announcements from Microsoft and Apple. **Running…
Podcast 155: The hottest new gadgets from Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony
Oct 22, 2013 • 59 min
Hands on with Sony Personal 3D Viewer and Microsoft Surface 2, the latest news just in from Apple incl Mac Pro, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air, Mavericks and Nokia’s Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 2520 tablet. Followed by a Microsoft Server product update.…
Podcast 154: Flexi smartphones, Xero’s $180m cash injection, Galaxy Gear, Windows Phone update
Oct 15, 2013 • 53 min
We discuss flexi screen smartphones, Xero’s $180m cash injection, NZ launch details of the iPhone 5s and 5c, Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, a Windows Phone update, HTC One Max, Fujitsu Forward, HP Microserver and experiences with the Galaxy Gear.…
Podcast 153: Telecom 4G, Vodafone UFB and TV, Is Kim Dotcom right about NZ Internet?
Oct 8, 2013 • 59 min
This week we discuss the news of the week including Telecom NZ’s 4G LTE announcement, Vodafone’s UFB and TV launch and Kim Dotcom’s comments about NZ’s internet. Also featured are new tablets from Dell and a taste of the new HP Microserver. **Running…
Podcast 152: New iMac, Telecom Wi-Fi, top new Sony and Nokia camera phones
Oct 1, 2013 • 59 min
This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft’s new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone’s digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and Asus. **Running time** : 0:59:06
Podcast 151: Surface 2, Samsung, Asus, Vodafone digital wallet, Digital Nationz
Sep 24, 2013 • 55 min
This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft’s new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone’s digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and Asus. **Running time** : 0:55:18
Podcast 150: In the spotlight – Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Dell and Twitter
Sep 17, 2013 • 34 min
This episode Paul Spain and Bill Bennett talk Apple, Samsung and Nokia, along with highlights from TechEd NZ, a view of NZ from Silicon Valley, inflight Wi-Fi entertainment, Dell going private while Twitter heads for a stock market listing. **Running…
Podcast 149: Intel IDF 2013 (San Francisco) and latest from Dell and Asus
Sep 15, 2013 • 34 min
In this episode Paul Spain hits San Francisco to learn about some major updates to Intel’s technology such as the new Bay Trail platform. And he goes hands on with two new mobile computing products: Asus Transformer Book T100 and the Dell Venue 8 Pro.…
Podcast 148: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, IDF 2013, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3
Sep 11, 2013 • 58 min
This week we discuss Apple’s iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch, iOS 7, Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco, Easyflix streaming TV and movie service, Sony PS Vita TV, Nokia’s Lumia 625 and upcoming 6” Lumia 1520, Xbox Music lands on iPhone and Android.…
Podcast 147: Nokia sells to Microsoft, Gather founder heading to San Francisco, Xero hits 200,000 clients
Sep 3, 2013 • 46 min
This week we discuss Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition, Gather, IFA in Berlin, Punakaiki Fund, Kickstarter NZ, Xero hitting 200,000 subscribers, Office 365 storage increase, Tom Tom Multisport GPS watch, Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite, and Trigger Happy’s Toon…
Podcast 146: Dai Henwood and Paul Spain on 3D replicators and other tech
Aug 27, 2013 • 63 min
This week Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to discuss 3D replicators, Ubi’s any surface touchscreen, smartphones, Microsoft’s future as CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, the TranscribeMe/Livescribe news. **Running time** :…
Podcast 145: Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Skinny’s $16/month plan, UE audio
Aug 20, 2013 • 57 min
Topics include Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Vodafone soft launches UFB plans, Skinny’s $16/month mobile plan, Ultimate Ears UE9000, UE Mobile Boombox, Logitech Z600, a cell signal booster for 2degrees customers.…
Podcast 144: English Premier League, Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack, GCSB
Aug 13, 2013 • 56 min
We discuss on demand video with Tim Martin (Coliseum Sports Media) and Seeby Woodhouse (Voyager Internet) then hear about the GCSB bill, Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack and an update on NZ’s Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives. **Running time**…
Podcast 143: Quickflix, Moto X, Vodafone 4G Hotspot, Galaxy S4 Active, Chromecast
Aug 6, 2013 • 49 min
This episode we discuss Moto X, New TomTom GPS, Vodafone 4G LTE Access Point, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Panasonic DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom, Google’s Chromecast and on demand video with Quickflix. **Running time** : 0:49:43
Podcast 142: New tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech
Jul 31, 2013 • 51 min
This episode the Prime Minister’s website goes offline, Vodafone 4G hits Wellington, NZ Business Podcast launches and new tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech attract attention. We also discuss cloud capabilities from HP and SAP. **Running…
Podcast 141: Leap Motion, Ubuntu Edge, Surface RT write off, Telecom Mobile Wallet
Jul 23, 2013 • 50 min
This week Mitch Olson (Smallworlds) and Harley Ogier ( join Paul Spain to discuss Leap Motion, Microsoft’s Surface RT write off, Ubuntu Edge, Telecom’s Mobile Wallet trial, Zomato, the resurrection of PC World and the growth of Smallworlds.…
Podcast 140: The Tag on Kickstater, Govt ICT report, Yoobee closures, Surface price drop
Jul 16, 2013 • 59 min
We discuss the Tag (on Kickstarter), NZ Govt ICT report, smart watch rumours, GCSB Bill, Surface RT price drop, Code Avengers, Yoobee store closures, Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO) and an update on PC World, CIO, Reseller and ComputerWorld.…
Podcast 139: Telecom VDSL, Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D printed plaster cast, Westpac Home Loan app
Jul 9, 2013 • 48 min
This episode we look at Telecom’s new VDSL internet, Coretex 3D printed plaster cast replacement, Te Reo Maori apps, UFB rollout news, 5th anniversary of App Store launch, Westpac’s home loan app, and a detailed update on Adobe and their Creative Cloud.…
Podcast 138: Windows 8.1, travel tech update, Vodafone locking
Jul 2, 2013 • 52 min
We talk Windows 8.1 with Nathan Mercer from Microsoft and hear about a tech update for the travel industry with IATA CEO Tony Tyler. Also: 4K TV, Fairfax new paywall, Telecom’s mobile wallet trial, Sony STR-DN1040 receiver, 2Talk Connect, Vodafone…
Podcast 137: Slingshot Global Mode, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, UE Boom
Jun 25, 2013 • 56 min
This episode we discuss Slingshot’s Global Mode, Orcon Genius Go, 787 Dreamliner, UE Boom, HP Revolution 810, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, Surface Pro, Macbook Air, Samsung Ativ Q, Blackberry Secure Workspace, IDG, Windows 8.1, ASB Like Loan + more.…
Podcast 136: Google Loon, E3, MacBook Air and Fitbit Flex hands on
Jun 18, 2013 • 42 min
Kicking off this episode we have first-hand reports on Google Loon and E3. Other topics include the end of Fairfax main tech media in NZ, new Apple device hands on, Facebook Hashtags, Google acquisition of Waze and news of 2degrees 4G upgrade. **Running…
Podcast 135: E3 and the best of Intel’s 4th Gen Core launch with Sony and Acer
Jun 12, 2013 • 65 min
Recorded in Sydney, this episode discusses some technologies you are likely to be using in the future – from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at E3, to some ground breaking new Sony and Acer devices at Intel’s 4th Generation Core (Haswell) product launch.…
Podcast 134: America’s PRISM surveillance dilemma, iOS 7, iTunes Radio, E3
Jun 11, 2013 • 61 min
In this episode we discuss the impact of the USA’s PRISM surveillance scandal, Apple’s WWDC news (iOS 7, new MacBook Air, iTunes Radio, new Mac Pro), the E3 Gaming Conference and a look at HP’s Envy 15 and Envy 17 **Running time** : 1:01:42
Podcast 133: Better Wi-Fi, Smaller Windows, New Blackberry
Jun 4, 2013 • 67 min
This episode we discuss 8” Windows tablets, Windows 8.1, the future of Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, Sony NEX6 camera, Fitbit Flex fitness gadget, Microsoft Surface Pro, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Igloo, Intel’s upcoming Haswell and Cedar Trail technologies.…
Podcast 132: Dai Henwood on Smartphones, Xbox, WiFi Blimps + more
May 28, 2013 • 66 min
Paul Spain is joined by geek comedian Dai Henwood to discuss Google’s rumoured Wi-Fi blimps, the upcoming Xbox One, Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the cool ‘My Little Geek’ book. Also featured is a treasure trove of information on choosing a smartphone to…
Podcast 131: A chat with Rod Drury, CEO, Xero
May 27, 2013 • 29 min
Two days prior to Xero’s big win at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards Paul Spain and Nate Dunn of the NZ Tech Podcast sit down for a word with Xero CEO Rod Drury. They discuss the Xero story, its culture and use of social media both internally and externally.…
Podcast 130: The inside story from NZ Hi -Tech Award winners for 2013
May 22, 2013 • 27 min
Paul Spain learn more about the winners of the 2013 NZ Hi-Tech Awards – from why they are attracting international attention to how they are funded. Featured are Vend, Wynyard Group, Trigger Happy, ikeGPS and Carnival Labs. **Running time** : 0:27:04
Podcast 129: Google I/O, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Smart Bulbs
May 21, 2013 • 44 min
This week Paul Spain is joined by Sim Ahmed to discuss the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Google I/O, Wi-Fi smart bulbs from Limitless LED, Philips and Lifx. We also delve into the latest in smartphones, tablets and laptops. **Running time** : 0:44:05
Podcast 128: A chat with Graham Mitchell, CEO, Crown Fibre Holdings
May 16, 2013 • 35 min
An update on the challenges and opportunities of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in New Zealand as Paul Spain chats with Graham Mitchell (CEO - Crown Fibre Holdings) **Running time** : 0:35:05
Podcast 127: Slingbox, VDSL, HTC One, HP Slate 7, BankLink/MYOB
May 15, 2013 • 51 min
This week Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn and Rod Drury to discuss Slingbox, new HTC and HP Android devices, MYOB’s acquisition of BankLink, VDSL and UFB, Blackberry expansion, 2degrees new prepaid mobile plans and more. **Running time** : 0:51:51
Podcast 126: Stephen Crombie on NZ Police leading the world with mobile tech
May 6, 2013 • 23 min
This episode Paul Spain speaks with Stephen Crombie (CIO, NZ Police) following his speech at the recent Mindstorm conference. We hear how the rollout of 10,000 iPhones and iPads is establishing our NZ Police as global leaders. **Running time** : 0:23:39
Podcast 125: Ford Kuga, Revera sale, Google Glass, next Xbox
Apr 29, 2013 • 48 min
This week we discuss stopping the killer robots, Ford Kuga car technology, Galaxy S4, Blackmagic 4K Camera, Google Glass, the next Xbox, tablet market share figures, NZ’s demand for internet data, Budweiser’s Facebook mug and the sale of Revera to Telecom…
Podcast 124: Bite size Windows tablets, I’m Watch, Galaxy S4, Orcon update
Apr 23, 2013 • 50 min
This week we discuss bite size Windows tablets, Asus Padphone, Samsung Galaxy S4, Slingshot’s Igloo bundle, I’m Watch, Sonos Playbar, Dlink Wireless Extender and an update from Orcon following its sale. **Running time** : 0:50:57
Podcast 123: Hands on with Galaxy S4, ThinkPad Helix, Lumia 520, Facebook Home
Apr 16, 2013 • 46 min
This week we share hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo ThinkPad Helix and Nokia Lumia 520. Also discussed is Wheedle’s re-launch, the sale of Orcon by Kordia and 2degrees new data rollover plans. **Running time** : 0:46:25
Podcast 122: A chat with Chris Quin - CEO Telecom Retail
Apr 9, 2013 • 40 min
In this special NZ Tech Podcast episode Paul Spain talks with Chris Quin, CEO at Telecom Retail about Business in NZ, Ultra-Fast Broadband, 4G LTE Mobile, The Icehouse (Quin is Chairman of the Board) and of Telecom NZ past, present and future. **Running…
Podcast 121: Telecom 4G LTE, Facebook Home, HP loses $96m NZ
Apr 9, 2013 • 49 min
This week we discuss Facebook Home, Telecom’s 4G LTE news, HP’s massive loss in NZ, HP Moonshot server, new products from Panasonic including bone conduction headphones and the devices for the digital TV switchover **Running time** : 0:49:44
Podcast 120: The big smartphone giveaway, telco news both good and bad
Apr 2, 2013 • 45 min
This week we discuss our big smartphone giveaway, TelstraClear disappears, HD Voice, Telecom UFB announcement and large job cuts, finalists announced for the Hi-Tech Awards and sad news regarding 2degrees CEO Eric Hertz. **Running time** : 0:45:26
Podcast 119: Wndows Blue, Galaxy S4 pricing, device hands on
Mar 26, 2013 • 47 min
In the spotlight – Windows codename ‘Blue’, refreshed Windows 8 apps, Telecom UFB launch, Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price and a chat about hands on time with a variety of devices across Windows, Android and iOS. **Running time** : 0:47:51
NZ Digital Podcast: Episode 1
Mar 20, 2013 • 30 min
In the first episode of the NZ Digital Podcast, Paul Spain and John Lai chat with Derek Handley of Snakk Mediia (and previously the Hyper Factory) regarding the place of mobile within the digital and online worlds. **Running time** : 0:30:53
Podcast 118: Galaxy S4, free airport Wifi, a cyber-warfare manual, Gen-i cutbacks
Mar 19, 2013 • 49 min
This week: Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch, HPs new laser printer beating inkjet, the demise of Google Reader, free airport Wi-Fi, Auckland University’s massive network outage, Gen-i cut backs and we hear about a cyber-warfare manual published for the military…
Podcast 117: Tablets with keyboards, Snakk Media, Orcon sale, Galaxy S4
Mar 12, 2013 • 49 min
Hands on with HP’s corporate Windows 8 tablet – the ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z. We also discuss the NZ Census, Vodafone 4G LTE, Evernote security woes, Apple vs Samsung, Office 365 update, TVNZ On Demand and more.…
Episode 116: NZ Census, HP ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Office 365 launch
Mar 5, 2013 • 56 min
Hands on with HP’s corporate Windows 8 tablet – the ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z. We also discuss the NZ Census, Vodafone 4G LTE, Evernote security woes, Apple vs Samsung, Office 365 update, TVNZ On Demand and more.…
Podcast: Episode 114
Feb 26, 2013 • 56 min
We talk about the PlayStation 4, Google’s Chromebook Pixel, a possible 4G LTE mobile announcement from Vodafone, HP’s new tablet and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 along news from Mobile World Congress - Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and lots more. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 115
Feb 26, 2013 • 8 min
4G LTE launched in NZ today so Paul Spain spoke with Vodafone NZ’s Russell Stanners (Chief Executive Office) and Tony Baird (Chief Network Officer) to hear about the launch, Rural Broadband, Ultra-Fast Broadband and the acquisition of TelstraClear.…
Podcast: Episode 113
Feb 19, 2013 • 50 min
We go hands on with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, and ponder IBM’s cloud data center outage and ongoing Yahoo Xtra email issues. We also discuss hardware support failings in NZ, LG Optimus G, Lenovo and HP Chromebooks along with Pitney Bowes smart lockers.…
Podcast: Episode 112
Feb 12, 2013 • 52 min
Topics this week incl the launch of Telecom’s 4G mobile network trial, Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch, Telecom’s email woes, some debate about mobile updates in light of recent iOS 6.1 issues, and some new smartphones including HTC’s 8X. **Running time**…
Podcast: Episode 111
Feb 5, 2013 • 49 min
Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn to review the first settlement under the ‘3 strikes’ copyright law, Blackberry 10 launch, Microsoft Office for iPhone/iPad and Android, Twitter hack, Telecom’s network upgrade and more. **Running time** : 0:49:07
Podcast: Episode 110
Jan 29, 2013 • 107 min
This week includes further interviews from CES 2013 culminating in a chat with Microsoft Podcast manager Rob Greenlee. Featured from CES were AMD, LG, Panasonic, MPowerd, NZ’s Ben Bodley of Teknique and Samsung Asia President and CEO Gregory Lee.…
Podcast: Episode 109
Jan 22, 2013 • 52 min
Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn and Dan Hesson to discuss topics including Ransomware, the upcoming Blackberry Z10 and Sony Tablet Z. Paul, Nate and Dan also attended Kim Dotcom’s launch of and share some opinions and experiences with Mega.…
Podcast: Episode 108
Jan 21, 2013 • 56 min
Paul Spain visits the Dotcom Mansion and along with other TV, print and online media he spends some time with Kim Dotcom to learn more about and related sites such Megakey and Mega Movies. Refer to Paul’s article on for his…
Podcast: Episode 107
Jan 15, 2013 • 49 min
Paul Spain is joined this episode by Nick MacAvoy and Bill Bennett to discuss Southern Cross Internet price cuts, a UK startup launched by Kiwis called Newsflare and a lot of topics from CES incl Autonomous cars, Pebble watch, Sony Xperia Z and Tactus.…
Podcast: Episode 106
Jan 15, 2013 • 45 min
Paul Spain delivers further interviews from CES 2013 – covering Slingbox (and its relevance to NZ), Toyota self-drive car tech, Ubuntu Mobile, Qi Wireless charging, NZ’s Fusion Electronics and finally a word with Xzibit (Rapper, Host of MTV’s Pimp my…
Podcast: Episode 105
Jan 10, 2013 • 37 min
At CES Paul Spain hears about an electronic fork that helps you lose weight (Hapifork) and a new music streaming service (RaRa). We also hear about Lenovo’s new Windows 8 products and Sony’s waterproof phones, 4K OLED TV and a camera with a projector.…
Podcast: Episode 104
Jan 8, 2013 • 39 min
We start 2013 at Startup Debut ahead of CES (formally the Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas. Paul Spain meets founders of a new start ups including social tool, Leonar3Do 3D sculpting, List Sanity, Simul TV, Focus @ Will, and Zephyr Games.…
Podcast: Episode 103
Dec 18, 2012 • 74 min
Paul Spain is joined this episode by Sam Irvine (GM at Freeview) and Sim Ahmed (Idealog and Stoppress). Topics incl: Fairfax Trademe sale, LED/Laser projectors, Freeview, Quickflix, Nokia Lumia 820, Trademe on Panasonic TVs and a new Internet cable.…
Podcast: Episode 102
Dec 11, 2012 • 71 min
Guests 2degree’s handset boss Tim Haywood, and PC World Reviews Editor Harley Ogier join Paul Spain. Topics incl: Telecom 4G trial and flat rate roaming, Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 820, iPad Mini, Surface RT and Galaxy SIII Android 4.1 updates. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 101
Dec 4, 2012 • 58 min
This week we discuss the slim new iMac, Quickflix and Freeview news, new Android and Windows Phone releases, Igloo TV launch, Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and Internet service blackouts in Syria. **Running time** : 0:58:54
Podcast: Episode 100
Nov 27, 2012 • 76 min
Highlights this week include the EPIC tech startup hub in Christchurch, Fatso news, mannequins with electronic eyes, touchscreen Ultrabooks, 84” TVs, Quickflix woes, Windows Phone 8, Galaxy Note II, Trademe’s Rummage and a Vodafone router tip. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 99
Nov 20, 2012 • 72 min
Highlights include Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera, shopping at the bus stop, Quickflix update, LG 84” Ultra HD TV, Telecom NZ launches Windows Phone 8 with Nokia Lumia 920, ‘killer robots’, Panasonic AE8000 projector and Ford Sync technology.…
Podcast: Episode 98
Nov 13, 2012 • 66 min
Topics incl CallPlus’ unlimited business Ultra-Fast Broadband plan, Kim Dotcom (again),, Pacific Aerospace’s $88m Russian deal, Acer’s US$199 Chromebook, McAfee founder in murder mystery, new Android devices from Samsung, Aakash and Huawei.…
Podcast: Episode 97
Nov 6, 2012 • 26 min
This special episode sees Paul Spain interview Derek Snyder of Skype about the past, present and future of Skype - with a particular focus on the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 version of Skype. **Running time** : 0:26:47
Podcast: Episode 96
Nov 6, 2012 • 57 min
We discuss Kim Dotcom and free internet for New Zealanders, Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, hybrid tablets/laptops, Vodafone’s big roaming data reductions, Oakley heads up display snow goggles, massive internet data plans from Telecom, Snap and Orcon.…
Podcast: Episode 95
Oct 30, 2012 • 70 min
We focus on Windows 8 and Windows RT, iPad Mini and 4th gen, new Macs and refreshed Google Nexus devices. Then we test out the Microsoft Surface, Samsung Ativ Smart PC, HP Envy X2 and Samsung’s next smartphone – the Ativ S running Windows Phone 8.…
Podcast: Episode 94
Oct 23, 2012 • 75 min
Discussed this week is Alan Gibbs amphibious quad bike, Vodafone’s TelstraClear acquisition, Kim Dot Com’s Mega Upload 2.0, Armagedden, GoPro 4K camera, BuddyBid, and upcoming launches from Apple and Google alongside Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.…
Podcast: Episode 93
Oct 16, 2012 • 74 min
This week – a jump from ‘space’, Xbox Update and Xbox Music lands in NZ, MSD security drama, iPad Mini, Mozilla pulls Firefox 16, Android updates on the way, new Windows 8/RT tablets from Samsung and multiple Windows Phone 8 handsets coming to NZ.…
Podcast: Episode 92
Oct 9, 2012 • 64 min
This week we discuss Nissan’s self drive car, Telecom NZ’s huge new 500GB Internet plan, the Pioneer Serato DJ mixer, Fairfax move to Google Apps, Xbox Live traffic lights, new Windows tablets and phones and our first NZ Tech Podcast video. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 91
Oct 2, 2012 • 58 min
Hewlett Packard is in the spotlight as we get a sneak peak at their Envy X2 hybrid tablet. Other topics include Blackberry 10, iPad Mini, Apple Maps, Telecom mobile speedup, app news from ASB and a messy launch for would-be Trademe competitor Wheedle.…
Podcast: Episode 90
Sep 25, 2012 • 56 min
We play with Apple’s iPhone 5, discover iOS 6, discuss PlayStation Super Slim, Orcon’s $99 unlimited internet/calling plan, Jellybean for Galaxy SIII, up-to-date US TV programming in NZ, Auckland mobile wallet trial and lastly Windows 8 phones + tablets.…
Podcast: Episode 89
Sep 18, 2012 • 60 min
A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement. **Running time** : 01:00:44
Podcast: Episode 88
Sep 11, 2012 • 80 min
A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement. **Running time** : 01:20:02
Podcast: Episode 87
Sep 7, 2012 • 65 min
A special NZ Tech Podcast episode recorded following Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2012 event in Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring discussions with keynote speaker Paul Thurrott (USA) and also Alan Burchill (Australia). **Running time** : 01:05:35
Podcast: Episode 86
Sep 4, 2012 • 63 min
Topics this week include 8K TV, free Internet from Flip, the ‘3 Strikes’ copyright law heads to court, Fatso games, local National Bank and Windows 8 apps, IFA Germany, Samsung Ativ and Galaxy news, and quick impressions of the Audi A6. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 85
Aug 30, 2012 • 32 min
Join host Paul Spain as he attends The Project Revolution and speaks with Alec Ross (Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton) and Emily Banks ( **Running time** : 00:32:52
Podcast: Episode 84
Aug 28, 2012 • 59 min
This week we discuss the Apple vs Samsung jury decision, robotic lawn mowers and vacuums, Bluetooth car stereo, Chorus, VMOB and Paul’s new Ultra-Fast Broadband from Vodafone. We also discuss smartphone and tablet happenings. **Running time** : 00:59:43
Podcast: Episode 83
Aug 21, 2012 • 67 min
This week we discuss Windows 8 and Paul shares early hands on experiences with upcoming tablets from Lenovo and Acer. Also upcoming tech events, Surface pricing rumours, Rakon’s big deal, Mars lander descent imagery, and new networking and audio tech.…
Podcast: Episode 82
Aug 14, 2012 • 45 min
This week we discuss look back on more than 20 years of mobile computer – and give some thought to its future, along with topics: Windows 8, ThinkPad Tablet 2, IBM/Unitech venture, mobile rate reductions, Near Field Communications and recommended apps.…
Podcast: Episode 81
Aug 7, 2012 • 58 min
Local topics this week include 2degrees growth, Pacific Fibre’s shutdown, Snap and Telecom NZ Ultra Fast Broadband and event Game of Codes. The big international topic is the landing of Curiosity on Mars. We also draw a winner for the Nokia Lumia 610.…
Podcast: Episode 80
Jul 31, 2012 • 60 min
This episode we discuss Apple OS X Mountain Lion, potential iPhone and iPad Mini launch dates, the Defcon security conference, Nokia Lumia 610 hands on and giveaway, the end of era for Telecom and we ponder if broadcast TV is coming to an end anytime…
Podcast: Episode 79
Jul 24, 2012 • 38 min
Highlights in this episode - Google Nexus 7 tablet, free Ultra Fast Broadband, Gigabit Wifi, Microsoft Office 2013, opinions on iPad mini rumours and a local IT firm fails owing $3 million but returns without the debt. And we announce a Nokia Lumia…
Podcast: Episode 78
Jul 11, 2012 • 48 min
This week we report from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto – covering Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 launch dates, Perceptive Pixel, Windows Phone 8 and Green Button. We also discuss Pandora, Dropbox, Imagine Cup and Kim Dotcom.…
Podcast: Episode 77
Jul 3, 2012 • 60 min
This episode we focus in on the Google IO conference – including Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Project Glass. Also featured are Microsoft, Apple, security and New Zealand’s upcoming event - The Project: Revolution. **Running time** : 1:00:21
Podcast: Episode 76
Jun 26, 2012 • 68 min
We discuss Kim Dotcom’s pool party, NZ telecommunications topics, Surface and Windows 8, a local IT distribution merger, US and UK TV to watch via Netflix, TUANZ funding challenges and if Linux will flourish if Microsoft competes heavily with PC vendors.…
Podcast: Episode 75
Jun 19, 2012 • 70 min
This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer game industry and Orcon’s UFB events.…
Podcast: Episode 74
Jun 12, 2012 • 38 min
This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer game industry and Orcon’s UFB events.…
Podcast: Episode 73
Jun 5, 2012 • 62 min
This episode we discuss the new Windows 8 Release Preview along with news and announcements from E3 (Los Angeles, USA) and Computex (Taipei, Taiwan). Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, Nintendo and HP gain mentions along with coverage of local news. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 72
May 29, 2012 • 60 min
Highlights include Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon docking with the Space Station, TelstraClear Internet plans, NZ involved with mega telescope, UFB, Seeby’s recent acquisition, Apple iOS freebies and some cool NZ Apps - ASB, Countdown, NZ Budget and Quickflix.…
Podcast: Episode 71
May 22, 2012 • 68 min
In this episode: the Samsung Galaxy SIII arrives, new MacBook Pro rumours, Spotify lands in NZ, Kiwi domain names, paperless receipts, facebook and other social networks, video service updates including Vevo, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon Instant Video.…
Podcast: Episode 70
May 15, 2012 • 62 min
This week we discuss what happened to the Fyx Internet service, Telecom NZ’s 4G trial, our experiences with the HTC One X and Galaxy SIII Android phones, accessing Netflix in NZ, hands on with the new 2degrees and Snapper mobile payment system and more.…
Podcast: Episode 69
May 8, 2012 • 60 min
Topics include Mac OS X security, NZ gaming sensation SmallWorlds, the Gather unconference, 2degrees new shared data plans, how to quickly destroy 30 laptops and the new Fyx internet service for accessing to Netflix, Hulu and other international services.…
Podcast: Episode 68
May 4, 2012 • 57 min
Topics this week include Samsung’s Galaxy SIII smartphone, Microsoft NZ’s Imagine Cup, The Brydge iPad keyboard dock, super fast Wi-Fi, Intel’s amazing new CPUs, NFC mobile payments, and cloud storage from Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 67
Apr 24, 2012 • 56 min
We discuss Cadilac’s self drive car, Samsung’s voice/gesture controlled TV, NZ internet users hitting 3-strikes, Ultra-fast Broadband, Adobe CS6, Unified Inbox, Facebook’s 900 million users and new Internet offerings from TelstaClear, Orcon and Snap.…
Podcast: Episode 66
Apr 17, 2012 • 47 min
This episode we chat about how to get a free Tivo personal video recorder, Mac Flashback Trojan, new Freeview channel Choice TV, Wavii, NAB conference and card skimmers being blocked from NZ. We also talked with Brad in Las Vegas about MMS and Windows 8.…
Podcast: Episode 65
Apr 10, 2012 • 59 min
This episode we discuss Scammers being caught, Instagram selling for $1 billion, Mac Malware, NZ startup Unified Inbox, Quickflix, Drones in the sky, layoffs at Yahoo and Sony, and we talk with Pacific Fibre CEO Mark Rushworth. **Running time** : 00:59:48
Podcast: Episode 64
Apr 3, 2012 • 53 min
This week we discuss April Fool’s pranks, Kim Dotcom, Quickflix in NZ, NFC payments in NZ, iPad LTE 4G, data roaming in Australia and hacking an HTC HD2 smartphone with Android ICS and Windows Phone 7. We also announce the next phase of the podcast.…
Podcast: Episode 63
Mar 27, 2012 • 45 min
This week we discuss employers that want your facebook password, Sony Alpha cameras, card fraud, Wharf42, Huawei, Apple and Nokia fight over next generation SIM cards, and news that a hacker who released naked photos of Scarlett Johansson pleads guilty.…
Podcast: Episode 62
Mar 20, 2012 • 52 min
The NZ Tech Podcast this week discusses Samoa’s new 4G mobile networks, US Navy Robots, Nokia Lumia in NZ, hands on with the 3rd gen iPad, NZ’s TV ecosystem, gaming and entertainment consoles, a rant about Sky TV and an update from Roku. **Running time**…
Podcast: Episode 61
Mar 13, 2012 • 49 min
This week we discuss Apples new iPad, Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview two weeks on, Google Chrome, App of the Week, News in Brief, UFB, Orcon Pricing, HD Homerun we speak with Transcribe, and Nate is in the studio. **Running time** : 00:49:15
Podcast: Episode 60
Mar 6, 2012 • 48 min
Topics this week include Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview and Windows 8 Server Beta, Apple iPad 3 and Apple TV rumors, a $2,000 mobile roaming bill, Skinny Mobile SIM locking, Google privacy changes, potential changes to the blogging laws in Australia.…
Podcast: Episode 59
Feb 28, 2012 • 60 min
This week we have Dai Henwood in the studio, we talk Windows 8, Mobile World Congress, new Android devices from Samsung and new Nokia Handsets. We also cover over off Apple OS X Mountain Lion, the iPad3 and Steve Wozniak’s upcoming New Zealand visit.…
Podcast: Episode 58
Feb 21, 2012 • 49 min
This week topics discussed on the NZ Tech Podcast include Apple OS X Mountain Lion, Ubuntu 11.10, Windows 8 news, iPad, Android and Windows Phone news, Stephen Fry’s rant about NZ interne and a deal on Windows 8 capable tablets from Samsung. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 57
Feb 20, 2012 • 61 min
A special NZ Tech Podcast edition focussing on interviews carried out during Webstock 2012. Guests include Raffi Krikorian (Twitter), Scott Hanselman (Microsoft), Derek Handley (The Hyperfactory) along with Tim Fraser and Jeremy Geros (GoVocab). **Running…
Podcast: Episode 56
Feb 14, 2012 • 52 min
We discuss Ultra Fast Broadband and new prices detailed via our website, 2degrees market share increase, a visit to Orcon, Microsoft India hacking, Google Wallet issues, Sony Vita, Windows 8 on Arm, Samsung Tablet/phone bundle and Andoid on HP TouchPad.…
Podcast: Episode 55
Feb 7, 2012 • 58 min
This week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses NZ consumer tech bargains, Tivo, IT 4 Kids classes, a new update from Apple, Skype HD video calling, Nikon’s D800, Windows Phone 8, and an interesting NZ launch by mobile game maker Kwalee. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 54
Jan 31, 2012 • 54 min
Topics covered this week include the NZ launch of RDIO’s music streaming in NZ, Twitter censorship, Webstock, Fusion Audio, Bluetooth car stereos, new 2degrees $19 mobile plan, Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO and a call to boycott Apple products. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 53
Jan 24, 2012 • 40 min
This week the big topic is a discussion about Megaupload and Kim Dotcom who was seized in a raid on home near Auckland in recent days. We also cover other current news topics such as happenings with Blackberry, IBM, Apple and Yahoo. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 52
Jan 17, 2012 • 85 min
We wrap up our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas and have saved the best to last. Featuring interviews with Sony, 3D Systems/Cubify, Microsoft, Tomaggo, Ford Research along with Joshua Topolsky and Nilay Patel of The Verge.…
Podcast: Episode 51
Jan 14, 2012 • 47 min
Interviews and dialog with some of the bigger players at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) –Alan Mulally (CEO Ford), Tom Merritt (TWiT), Ed Bott (ZDNet) and a chat with Lenovo about Windows 8 and their newest laptops and Ultrabooks. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 50
Jan 10, 2012 • 53 min
Paul Spain joins Bradley Borrows and Skip Parker from CES 2012 in Las Vegas. We focus on the lead up to the opening of the show floor. Highlights come from Powerbag, Lenovo, and Liquipel’s water repellent nano coating service for protecting smartphones.…
Podcast: Episode 49
Jan 9, 2012 • 48 min
This is the first CES edition of the NZ Tech Podcast - we interview companies who are in attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012. Products included a new inductive cooktop, Australian audio, Lenovo tablets and ultrabooks and home automation.…
Podcast: Episode 48
Jan 3, 2012 • 48 min
A look back at the last half of 2011 with the NZ Tech Podcast. We revisit the rise and fall of HPs WebOS, the sad news of Steve Jobs passing away and more favourite clips from the year. We also listen to phone scammers that have been targeting NZ.…
Podcast: Episode 47
Dec 27, 2011 • 46 min
A look back at the first 24 episodes of the NZ Tech Podcast. We revisit some of the amazing guests that have featured - Dai Henwood, Nathan Mercer, Mary Jo Foley and Paul Brislen. We also listen to Steve Ballmer and Sir Richard Branson at Microsoft’s WPC.…
Podcast: Episode 46
Dec 20, 2011 • 63 min
Our Christmas episode highlights our favourite tech, gadgets and electronics of 2011 – and helps you make picks for Boxing Day sales and beyond. We talk TVs, Laptops, Cars, Smartphones (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone), Tablets, Projectors and more.…
Podcast: Episode 45
Dec 13, 2011 • 55 min
Highlights of this episode include discussion of Windows 8 beta, 3D projectors, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (2degrees), Xbox update and Companion app, HP WebOS goes open source, new Government ICT Minister, more car tech from Ford and the Lync mobile client.…
Podcast: Episode 44
Dec 6, 2011 • 56 min
This week’s highlights include 3D Projectors, flight technology, full building projection, Telstra Clear free data weekend, Ford Car technology, Black Friday stats, major Xbox update, Amazon Kindle Fire and a ThinkPad for the classroom. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 43
Nov 29, 2011 • 55 min
This week we start with an exclusive interview about NZ Ultra Fast Broadband with John Greenhough - CTO of Crown Fibre. Brad joins from the US and we talk about tech deals, Kindle Fire and Police Drones. We also discuss Netflix and the ITEX conference.…
Podcast: Episode 42
Nov 22, 2011 • 48 min
This show sees us talking about Apple Market Share, Android Ice-cream Sandwich, iDev 2.0, Water Plant Hacking, Spotify coming to NZ, Computerworld NZ turns 25, iCloud the hidden cost and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace milestone. **Running time** : 0:48:04
Podcast: Episode 41
Nov 15, 2011 • 57 min
This show sees us talking about NZ vs Aus broadband, Flash moving away from the mobile space, iPhone 4S on both Telecom and Vodafone, Siri, Blu-Ray players, Steam, the new Channel Partner podcast, Kindle Fire launches and AMDs new 16 core CPU. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 40
Nov 8, 2011 • 36 min
We start by talking further about the Nokia N9 (and offer listeners a chance to win one). Other topics include NZ hackers event Kiwicon, Apple’s iPhone security, iPhone 4S launch on both Telecom and Vodafone networks and upcoming IT conference ITEX.…
Podcast: Episode 38
Oct 25, 2011 • 40 min
Join us as we discuss the new biography of Steve Jobs, Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), new Apple MacBooks, Linux Kernal v3.1, and we listen to some interesting scam calls. **Running time** : 0:40:49
Podcast: Episode 37
Oct 18, 2011 • 54 min
We focus on Apple’s iPhone 4S and iOS 5, followed by a big discussion about gaming including the latest games coming to PS3. Also covered were Skype acquisition, Samsung vs. Apple and we look ahead at Apple’s potential foray into the TV space. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 36
Oct 11, 2011 • 49 min
This episode sees us speak with the Free Range Robotics team and remember Apple founder Steve Jobs. We also discuss the Apple iPhone 4s, the new Facebook app for iPad, Sony’s Netflix box and we review the HD Homerun. **Running time** : 0:49:37
Podcast: Episode 35
Oct 4, 2011 • 53 min
We discuss a local Robotics contest, Amazon (Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire tablet, Silk browser), Xbox 360 update, Android and Mac security hiccups, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, Ruku, Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft vs Google Chrome and Panasonic’s 3D projector.…
Podcast: Episode 34
Sep 27, 2011 • 41 min
This special episode features two of NZ’s most experienced social media strategists as we discuss the new Facebook and a more accessible Google+. We also look at the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 (Android), Windows Phone 7.5 and we discuss November iPhone 5…
Podcast: Episode 33
Sep 19, 2011 • 50 min
In recent days Windows 8 has been revealed to the world – so we discuss details of this dramatic change of direction for Microsoft. Other topics - Apple’s iCloud and OS X 10.7.2 beta, Red Hat’s Fedora 15 and Hewlett-Packards NZ changes data centre plans.…
Podcast: Episode 32
Sep 13, 2011 • 55 min
This week we start with an update from HP’s Paul Boshoff. We also discuss Windows 8, big new hard drives, a ‘mouse without borders’, Jelly batteries, a new music service for NZ, Netflix credit card workaround and Star Wars on Blu-Ray. **Running time** :…
Podcast: Episode 31
Sep 6, 2011 • 47 min
Topics include Windows 8, yoobee Britomart opening, iPhone 5, Windows Phone 7 lawsuit, Ubuntu update, new HTC Mango handsets, Apple Final Cut news, updated Parallels Desktop for Mac and HP TouchPad giveaway. **Running time** : 0:47:42
Podcast: Episode 30
Aug 31, 2011 • 58 min
Topics include Steve Jobs resignation as Apple CEO, NZ’s 3 strikes copyright bill, HP TouchPad giveaway (thanks to Gorilla Technology), cheap iPhones, new Vodafone Business Smart plans, Microsoft Tech-Ed and the new Windows 8 Explorer ribbon. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 29
Aug 23, 2011 • 47 min
Hot topics included big changes at HP with the PC division the TouchPad, Microsoft TechEd, ThinkPad X1 (finally!), Office 365 outage for some US users, impact of Samsung Galaxy Tab patent issues with Apple reducing, Pacific Fibre/Vodafone NZ announcement…
Podcast: Episode 28
Aug 16, 2011 • 66 min
Topics this week were Google buying Motorola, Citrix and Netflix on Chrome OS, Wi-Fi at NZ’s largest school, Firefox 6, Chrome 14 for OS X Lion, T4E programme, Xbox 360 changes, HP Touchpad and our Windows Phone 7 Mango competition winners. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 27
Aug 9, 2011 • 61 min
This week features Windows Phone 7 Mango, NZ ultrafast broadband pricing, Black Hat and Chrome OS, Google TV, 1 million for Foxconn, Gnome 3, iPhone 5, Zotac ZBox, open source news, Microsoft Tech Ed and our Windows Phone Mango treasure hunt competition.…
Podcast: Episode 26
Aug 2, 2011 • 64 min
This week - Mac OS X Lion issues, Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad, Fake FlashPlayer for Mac, Patent Issues, Google+, the Jawbone JamBox and 2degrees hotspot. We speak with Roland Ng from HP about WebOS. **Running time** : 1:04:41
Podcast: Episode 25
Jul 26, 2011 • 56 min
Topics include Mac OS Lion, Roku media box in NZ, Linux News, issues at RIM, fake Apple stores in China, Telecom New Zealand split, we talk about 2.5” 1TB hard drives and discuss Avatar Kinect via the new Kinect Fun Labs Gadget. **Running time** : 0:56:09
Podcast: Episode 24
Jul 19, 2011 • 58 min
Topics include Mac OS 10.7, HP TouchPad, Blackberry Playbook, compulsory iPads at Owera College and we review the Roku media box against Apple TV and Xbox 360. We speak with Mary-Jo Foley about interviewing Bill Gates, Windows 8 and other topics.…
Podcast: Episode 23
Jul 15, 2011 • 49 min
This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). We wrap up WPC and we speak with Adam Hall from the System Center team and ISV Winner GreenButton. **Running time** : 0:49:50
Podcast: Episode 22
Jul 14, 2011 • 43 min
This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from day 3 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in L.A. We cover the keynote with Sir Richard Branson and talk with Mason Pratt (Provoke), Pablo Garcia (Softsource) and Mary-Jo Foley (ZDNet USA).…
Podcast: Episode 21
Jul 13, 2011 • 55 min
This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from day 2 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). Featured: Satya Nadella, Andy Lees and Kurt DelBene and we speak with Ingram Micro and Fisheye. We look at Windows Server 8, Intune 2 and…
Podcast: Episode 20
Jul 12, 2011 • 49 min
This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports lives from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). Featured: Steve Ballmer’s keynote and Award winners Green Button. We review Microsoft’s Surface 2 and HP’s new Tablet. **Running time** : 0:49:35
Podcast: Episode 19
Jul 11, 2011 • 52 min
Coming live from Los Angeles we visit the Microsoft, Apple and Sony stores along with tech supermarket Frys. Ford Sync gets a test drive and we discuss how Google, Bing and WP7 light up in US. We shop for the Sony Bloggie, Roku box and more. **Running…
Podcast: Episode 18
Jul 5, 2011 • 67 min
Australia’s huge broadband caps are discussed this week, we interview Mitch Olson of Small Worlds and run through lots of NZ and global tech and gadget news including our hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy SII (Android) and a taste of Windows…
Podcast: Episode 17
Jun 28, 2011 • 63 min
Topics include the Office 365 launch, Lulzsec hackers shut up shop, FTC Google investigation, Chevron jailbreak of WP7, Mac OS X updates, Firefox 5, SkyDrive, Nokia N9 with Meego and Windows Phone 7. **Running time** : 1:03:44
Podcast: Episode 16
Jun 21, 2011 • 63 min
Dai Henwood was this week’s studio guest – joining Paul and Brad. We discuss Apple’s iOS 5 beta (on iPhone and iPad), the ‘new’ Commodore 64, Xperia Arc and the Kinect SDK. In addition we spoke with Gabe Gravning (AMD) David Brebner (Unlimited Realities).…
Podcast: Episode 15
Jun 14, 2011 • 55 min
We review Apple’s WWDC event, including iCloud, iOS 5 & Lion, along with the E3 Conference and Codemasters and Epic hackings. We also discuss Adobe Acrobat 10.3 issues discovered on Linux and running Android apps on iOS via the open source project…
Podcast: Episode 14
Jun 7, 2011 • 72 min
This week Apple’s WWDC event is in the news, along with Windows 8, the E3 Conference and Sony’s new PlayStation Vita. We also discuss Linux and OpenOffice news and interview Dr Murray Milner about World IPv6 day. **Running time** : 1:12:44
Podcast: Episode 13
May 31, 2011 • 58 min
Topics include Windows Phone 7 Mango update, Xperia Play and LG Optimus 2X reviews, OS X 10.7 Lion, MeeGo and Fedora 15. We have some interesting apps of the week and discuss the RIM Playbook and other devices. **Running time** : 0:58:18
Podcast: Episode 12
May 24, 2011 • 45 min
This week Owen from Neowin joins us to discuss the up and coming Windows Phone 7 upgrades, theres discussion about Crown Fibre’s UFB announcement, we look at the Samsung Series 9, LG Optimus x2 and a Sony Xperia Play. **Running time** : 0:45:10
Podcast: Episode 11
May 19, 2011 • 60 min
This week we discuss computer and telephone scams (and hear a real scammer in action), Google’s Chrome Operating System, iPhone 5, LG Optimus 2x, GoogleBook and Skype. **Running time** : 1:00:44
Podcast: Episode 10
May 11, 2011 • 63 min
Highlights include NZ Mobile Termination rates with Paul Brislen, Microsoft’s Skype acquisition, Bluetooth car solutions, home cinema and hot prices on big screen HD TVs. **Running time** : 1:03:24
Podcast: Episode 9
May 3, 2011 • 54 min
This week we recorded Episode 9 of the NZ Tech Podcast. Highlights included NZ Mobile Termination rates, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation Network, Ubuntu 11.04, Hulu, Asus Eee Slate, Firefox and Chrome. **Running time** : 54:57
Podcast: Episode 8
Apr 27, 2011 • 47 min
This episode the NZ Tech Podcast discusses rumours about Apple’s cloud music deals, free groceries in Hamilton, Netflix video content via voice control, recent outages (Sony PlayStation network, NZ Police and Amazon), twitter during the royal wedding and…
Podcast: Episode 7
Apr 19, 2011 • 49 min
This week the NZ Tech Podcast is packed with updates on Amazon Kindle, Skype Security problems, Telecom NZ $12m fine, Windows Phone 7 Mango, Xbox 360, CIA vs and more. **Running time** : 49:54
Podcast: Episode 6
Apr 12, 2011 • 47 min
We talk tech and gadgets - including the Amazon Kindle and other e-reading options, iPad Apps, upcoming Android and Windows Tablets from Acer, Windows Home Server 2011, Sony vs Geohotz and digital cameras and video. **Running time** : 47:37
Podcast: Episode 5
Apr 7, 2011 • 48 min
Fresh tech and gadget news and discussion including the new Sony Xperia Play, ‘Windows 8’ leaks, Freeview expansion, iSky, recent security/hacking issues, Android Music 3, Amazon Cloud Drive and more. **Running time** : 48:34
Podcast: Episode 4
Mar 30, 2011 • 49 min
This episode we talk iPad 2, Android Tablets, Nintendo 3DS launch, Internal Affairs Dept website issues, AR Drone. **Running time** : 49:16
Podcast: Episode 3
Mar 22, 2011 • 48 min
This episode looks at a recent hacking incident, how to stream movies (legally) from US Services such as Netflix and Zune amongst other topics. **Running time** : 48:46
Podcast: Episode 2
Mar 6, 2011 • 47 min
Our second episode looks at the iPad 2, Google’s Gmail outage, Windows Phone 7 updates, Mac OS X Lion, Google Android Malware problems and more. **Running time** : 47:26
Podcast: Episode 1
Feb 17, 2011 • 35 min
Our first episode looks at Mobile World Congress, Vodafone NZ’s Sure Signal box, Intel’s $1.6 Billion problem with Sandy Bridge, Telstra’s new 4G mobile network, Nokia’s Windows Phone announcement and other news. **Running time** : 35:25