NZ Tech Podcast

NZ Tech Podcast

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Paul Spain leads a discussion of local and global technology and gadget news
China vs USA, Waymo and Tesla autonomous cars, Microsoft Edge going Open Source, Chorus drama - NZ Tech Podcast 418
Dec 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 77 min
At Kiwicon Lime Scooters hacking risks are highlighted, Ford demos driverless cars, Video search tip (JustWatch.com), 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 • 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 • 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. www.paulspain.com www.nztechpodcast.com www.gorillahq.com
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 • 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 www.nztechpodcast.com www.paulspain.com…
Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands on, Rolls-Royce autonomous ships, DJI Drone update - NZ Tech Podcast 411
Oct 23 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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. www.nztechpodcast.com…
iPhone Xs Max and Segway Drift hands on + Unpacking Amazon and Microsoft updates - NZ Tech Podcast 407
Sep 25 • 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 • 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. www.nztechpodcast.com www.paulspain.com…
Trump vs Apple, UK vs NZ mobile plans, Office 365 matures, Huawei cheats benchmarks? - NZ Tech Podcast 405
Sep 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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. www.nztechpodcast.com…
Podcast 399: IBM’s Watson dangerous AI, Ridesharing and Autonomous Vehicles, Kodak’s disruption, Aboard NZ5
Jul 31 • 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 www.nztechpodcast.com…
Podcast 398: The State of Podcasting, Smart Speakers, Google Podcasts - Libsyn’s Rob Walch
Jul 24 • 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 • 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 Comma.ai, 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 56 min
Vodafone/Vocus fibre unbundling, Uber loves Waymo, Amazon.com 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 • 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 • 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 www.nztechpodcast.com…
Podcast 388: Google I/O, AI robot makes phone calls for you, Air New Zealand Wi-Fi, Digital Surveillance in NZ
May 15 • 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. www.nztechpodcast.com www.paulspain.com…
Podcast 387: Samsung QLED, Codemania, Hawaiki Cable completion, 3M Standing Desk, Reobot
May 8 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: www.nztechpodcast.com www.paulspain.com…
Podcast 383: Ohmio Kiwimade Autonmous Vehicles, Huawei P20 Pro hands on, Spark 240GB Fixed wireless plans
Apr 10 • 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 • 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, 1.1.1.1, Lightwire
Apr 3 • 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 1.1.1.1 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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. www.paulspain.com…
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 moving, NZ IoT networks, Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, audio tickets, Alibaba vs Amazon Echo, NZ Young Professionals Podcast
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 Securit
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
Elon Musk 200km/h cars on underground electric skates, Startup TNX, personal vertical take-off and landing aircraft, your data vs big brother, 500 new Waymo autonomous minivans, bounty for rouge drone pilots, Sony vs Digital SLR cameras.
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 vid
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.
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 ou
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.
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.
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.
Podcast 314: Infect a friend with Ransomware, Homes.co.nz, Quickflix Hollywood owner, Mac vs Surface
Dec 13, 2016 • 86 min
Hollywood’s Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O’Hanlon shares a Homes.co.nz 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.
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 Pro, 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.
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.
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. He shares that story.
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 (Winsupersite.com) 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
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 chat.
Podcast 300: Sad Note 7, Better NZ Mobile plans, Norton Online Harassment Report, iBeacons for Wellington
Sep 6, 2016 • 72 min
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 International subscriptions.
Podcast 299: SpaceX Moustronauts, Schooling Online, iPhone Bugs, Stratford vs NZ, New FitBits
Aug 30, 2016 • 57 min
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, Tesla and more.
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.
Podcast 297: Google Duo, smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick vs Steve Wozniak, Note 7 Iris authentication
Aug 16, 2016 • 45 min
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 tech and Blendle
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?
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.
Podcast 293: Autonomous bus on public roads, Homes.co.nz 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, Homes.co.nz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 news.
Podcast 285: Google I/O highlights, Run the Empire, Lumia 650, Duco vs Facebook streamers
May 24, 2016 • 59 min
Highlights from Google I/O 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Podcast 278: Autonomous driving in NZ, Microsoft Build 2016, Hawaiki Cable, Pentagon open for hacking
Apr 12, 2016 • 51 min
Further commentary on Microsoft Build 2016, Hawaiki Cable update, Pentagon open for hacking, wearable sensors coming to hospitals, Spark mobile broadband update, Huawei’s growth, Tesla 3 and autonomous driving in NZ
Podcast 277: BUILD 2016 with Tom Warren (The Verge)
Apr 5, 2016 • 22 min
Paul Spain attended Microsoft Build 2016 in San Francisco and caught up with Tom Warren (The Verge, UK). They discuss the Windows 10 Anniversary update, Windows Ink, Cortana developments, and the impressive ‘Hololens’ augmented reality experience. .
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.
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.
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
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 emai
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.
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.
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
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 wor
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.
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 C
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.
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.
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: Google.com 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 admi
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.
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.
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.
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 Ancestry.com
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.
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 Iwat
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.
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 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 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 Ec
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 ye
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast 223: Surface 3 hands on, Huge .NZ Domain Drama, Semble Mobile Wallet Launch
Apr 1, 2015 • 47 min
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 listing and Datacom’s A$242 Australian contract win.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Vodafone incl the upcoming CEO change, Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and a cross to Nathan Mercer at Microsoft in Washington to hear about Windows 10 and Hololens
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 and Vodafone incl the upcoming CEO change, Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and a cross to Nathan Mercer at Microsoft in Washington to hear about Windows 10 and Hololens
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 mor
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 Ve
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.
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, Linux.conf.au 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 driving.
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.
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.
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 atten
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 studio
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.
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 201
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast 163: The best tech of 2013
Dec 23, 2013 • 55 min
A roundup of the best tech and gadgets of 2013
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 Windo
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.
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.
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.
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 products\ 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.
Podcast 152: New iMac, Telecom Wi-Fi, top new Sony and Nokia camera phones
Oct 1, 2013 • 59 min
We discuss ASB’s new mobile banking app, Telecom NZ’s Wi-Fi service, new Kindle Fire tablets, new iMacs, Sony Xperia Z1, Nokia Lumia 925, Asus Transformer Trio, Digital Nationz and a deeper dive into Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (PCWorld.co.nz) 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 Smallworl
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 Clou
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 locki
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.
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 launc
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
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 and Surface Pro and the cool ‘My Little Geek’ book. Also featured is a treasure trove of information on choosing a smartphone to buy
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 Tel
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
We talk about NZ’s census, Intel Next Unit of Computing, Orcon sale, upcoming launch Galaxy S4, D-link security camera and Snakk Media NZAX listing. Also - Windows 8 tablets with keyboards – incl Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 and Helix, HP ElitePad 900.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 Mega.co.nz and share some opinions and experiences with Mega.
Podcast: Episode 108
Jan 21, 2013 • 56 min
Paul Spain visits the Dotcom Mansion and spends some time with Kim Dotcom to learn more about Mega.co.nz and related sites such Megakey and Mega Movies. Refer to Paul’s article on Mashable.com for his impressions of the visit.
Podcast: Episode 106
Jan 15, 2013 • 45 min
Paul Spain delivers further interviews from CES – 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 Rid
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 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 Chnl.it, 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.
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.
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.
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), Hactivate.me, Pacific Aerospace’s $88m Russian deal, Acer’s US$199 Chromebook, McAfee founder in murder mystery, new Android devices from Samsung, Aakash and Hua
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.
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.
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 + table
Podcast: Episode 89
Sep 18, 2012 • 60 min
Following Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement we discuss the details along with other mobile related stories including rumours of 2degrees Mobile being sold. Honda’s IMA Civic Sedan is in the spotlight as we delve further into car technology with Israel Wot
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.
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).
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.
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 (Mashable.com)
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.
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
Topics this week include 2degrees growth, Pacific Fibre’s shutdown, Snap and Telecom NZ Ultra Fast Broadband and event Game of Codes. Also discussed is the landing of Curiosity on Mars.
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 soon
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 giveaway.
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.
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
We dive deep into Microsoft’s PC hardware market entry with its new Surface tablet PCs with Windows 8. Also featured is Xero’s NZX50 entry, Microsoft’s Xbox 720 leak and NZ’s fastest ISP. Finally we discuss low end smartphones from Nokia and Huawe
Podcast: Episode 74
Jun 12, 2012 • 38 min
We review recent 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 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.
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.
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.
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 • 46 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 WP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 episode features two of NZ’s more experienced social media strategists as we review the new Facebook and a more accessible Google+. We also look at the a little Samsung Galaxy, Windows Phone 7.5 and discuss November iPhone 5 availability in NZ.
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 p
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.
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.
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.
Podcast: Episode 29
Aug 23, 2011 • 47 min
Hot topics incl big changes at HP with the PC division and TouchPad, TechEd, ThinkPad X1 (finally!), Office 365 outage for some US users, Samsung Galaxy Tab patent issues with Apple, Pacific Fibre/Vodafone NZ news and Sony PlayStation 3 price reductions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A special NZ Tech Podcast edition reporting from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Highlights from the keynote with Satya Nadella and Andy Lees. A look at Windows Server 8, Intune 2, System Center 2012 and a chat with Ingram Micro and Fisheye.
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.
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.
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 discuss NZ and global tech and gadget news including our experience with the Samsung Galaxy SII (Android) and a taste of Windows Phone Mango.
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.
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 R
Podcast: Episode 15
Jun 14, 2011 • 55 min
We review Apple’s WWDC event, including iCloud, iOS 5, OS X 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 an 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast: Episode 8
Apr 27, 2011 • 47 min
This episode the NZ Tech Podcast covers rumours about Apple’s cloud music deals, free groceries, Netflix video content via voice control, recent outages (Sony PlayStation network, NZ Police and Amazon), twitter during the royal wedding and more.
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 PokerStars.com and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.