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Now displaying: 2012
Dec 18, 2012

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.

Running time: 1:14:18

Dec 11, 2012

Guests 2degree’s handset boss Tim Haywood, and PC World Reviews Editor Harley Ogier join Paul Spain. Topics incl: Telecom 4G trial and flat rate roaming, Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 820, iPad Mini, Surface RT and Galaxy SIII Android 4.1 updates.

Running time: 1:11:35

Dec 4, 2012

This week we discuss the slim new iMac, Quickflix and Freeview news, new Android and Windows Phone releases, Igloo TV launch, Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and Internet service blackouts in Syria.

Running time: 0:58:54

Nov 27, 2012

Highlights this week include the EPIC tech startup hub in Christchurch, Fatso news, mannequins with electronic eyes, touchscreen Ultrabooks, 84" TVs, Quickflix woes, Windows Phone 8, Galaxy Note II, Trademe’s Rummage and a Vodafone router tip.

Running time: 1:16:34

Nov 20, 2012

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.

Running time: 1:12:06

Nov 13, 2012

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 Huawei.

Running time: 1:06:10

Nov 6, 2012

This special episode sees Paul Spain interview Derek Snyder of Skype about the past, present and future of Skype - with a particular focus on the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 version of Skype.

Running time: 0:26:47

Nov 6, 2012

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.

Running time: 0:58:00

Oct 30, 2012

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.

Running time: 01:10:31

Oct 23, 2012

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.

Running time: 01:15:32

Oct 16, 2012

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.

Running time: 01:14:33

Oct 9, 2012

This week we discuss Nissan’s self drive car, Telecom NZ’s huge new 500GB Internet plan, the Pioneer Serato DJ mixer, Fairfax move to Google Apps, Xbox Live traffic lights, new Windows tablets and phones and our first NZ Tech Podcast video.

Running time: 01:04:24

Oct 2, 2012

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.

Running time: 00:58:47

Sep 25, 2012

We play with Apple’s iPhone 5, discover iOS 6, discuss PlayStation Super Slim, Orcon’s $99 unlimited internet/calling plan, Jellybean for Galaxy SIII, up-to-date US TV programming in NZ, Auckland mobile wallet trial and lastly Windows 8 phones + tablets.

Running time: 00:56:34

Sep 18, 2012

A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement.

Running time: 01:00:44

Sep 11, 2012

A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement.

Running time: 01:20:02

Sep 7, 2012

A special NZ Tech Podcast episode recorded following Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2012 event in Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring discussions with keynote speaker Paul Thurrott (USA) and also Alan Burchill (Australia).

Running time: 01:05:35

Sep 4, 2012

Topics this week include 8K TV, free Internet from Flip, the ‘3 Strikes’ copyright law heads to court, Fatso games, local National Bank and Windows 8 apps, IFA Germany, Samsung Ativ and Galaxy news, and quick impressions of the Audi A6.

Running time: 01:03:44

Aug 30, 2012

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)

Running time: 00:32:52

Aug 28, 2012

This week we discuss the Apple vs Samsung jury decision, robotic lawn mowers and vacuums, Bluetooth car stereo, Chorus, VMOB and Paul’s new Ultra-Fast Broadband from Vodafone. We also discuss smartphone and tablet happenings.

Running time: 00:59:43

Aug 21, 2012

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.

Running time: 01:06:59

Aug 14, 2012

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.

Running time: 00:45:13

Aug 7, 2012

Local topics this week include 2degrees growth, Pacific Fibre’s shutdown, Snap and Telecom NZ Ultra Fast Broadband and event Game of Codes. The big international topic is the landing of Curiosity on Mars. We also draw a winner for the Nokia Lumia 610.

Running time: 00:58:12

Jul 31, 2012

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.

Running time: 01:00:30

Jul 24, 2012

Highlights in this episode - Google Nexus 7 tablet, free Ultra Fast Broadband, Gigabit Wifi, Microsoft Office 2013, opinions on iPad mini rumours and a local IT firm fails owing $3 million but returns without the debt. And we announce a Nokia Lumia giveaway.

Running time: 00:38:52

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