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NZ Tech Podcast - with Paul Spain

Paul Spain leads a discussion on what's happening in the world of technology and gadgets around the world and in New Zealand.
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Dec 23, 2013

A roundup of the best tech and gadgets of 2013.

Running time: 0:55:30

Dec 10, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:41:30

Dec 3, 2013

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 8"

Running time: 0:57:50

Nov 26, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:50:07

Nov 19, 2013

We discuss LG G2 Android, Apple iPad Mini with Retina display, Logitech’s iPad Air covers, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, new ThinkPads, Apple buy’s gesture tech firm, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, NZ’s Quebee cam coming to Kickstarter, 3D printing on Windows 8.1

Running time: 0:51:49

Nov 12, 2013

We discuss Apple’s new iPad Air (and its competitors), Amazon’s move to Sunday deliveries and online retail closer to home, Vodafone HD Voice calling, Telecom’s 4G LTE mobile launch and a discussion about Office 365, Google Apps and Apple iWork.

Running time: 0:44:33

Nov 5, 2013

Hot topics this week include the Google Nexus 5, pulse measuring earphones, helium filled hard drives, NZ's Mako Networks signing a big US deal, Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Asus Transformer Book T100 and Commision Commission's latest ruling.

Running time: 0:56:01

Oct 29, 2013

Topics include encrypting ransomware and the impact it may have on your data, the listing of NZ software firm GeoOp, Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Google’s Nexus 5 and further thoughts on recent announcements from Microsoft and Apple.

Running time: 0:56:01

Oct 23, 2013

Hands on with Sony Personal 3D Viewer and Microsoft Surface 2, the latest news just in from Apple incl Mac Pro, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air, Mavericks and Nokia’s Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 2520 tablet. Followed by a Microsoft Server product update.

Running time: 0:59:08

Oct 15, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:53:29

Oct 8, 2013

This week we discuss the news of the week including Telecom NZ’s 4G LTE announcement, Vodafone’s UFB and TV launch and Kim Dotcom’s comments about NZ’s internet. Also featured are new tablets from Dell and a taste of the new HP Microserver.

Running time: 0:59:30

Oct 1, 2013

This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft's new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone's digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and Asus.

Running time: 0:59:06

Sep 24, 2013

This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft's new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone's digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and Asus.

Running time: 0:55:18

Sep 17, 2013

This episode Paul Spain and Bill Bennett talk Apple, Samsung and Nokia, along with highlights from TechEd NZ, a view of NZ from Silicon Valley, inflight Wi-Fi entertainment, Dell going private while Twitter heads for a stock market listing.

Running time: 0:34:53

Sep 15, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:34:04

Sep 11, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:58:04

Sep 3, 2013

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 Hero.

Running time: 0:46:04

Aug 27, 2013

This week Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to discuss 3D replicators, Ubi's any surface touchscreen, smartphones, Microsoft's future as CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, the TranscribeMe/Livescribe news.

Running time: 1:03:44

Aug 20, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:57:04

Aug 13, 2013

We discuss on demand video with Tim Martin (Coliseum Sports Media) and Seeby Woodhouse (Voyager Internet) then hear about the GCSB bill, Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack and an update on NZ’s Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives.

Running time: 0:56:52

Aug 6, 2013

This episode we discuss Moto X, New TomTom GPS, Vodafone 4G LTE Access Point, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Panasonic DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom, Google’s Chromecast and on demand video with Quickflix.

Running time: 0:49:43

Jul 31, 2013

This episode the Prime Minister’s website goes offline, Vodafone 4G hits Wellington, NZ Business Podcast launches and new tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech attract attention. We also discuss cloud capabilities from HP and SAP.

Running time: 0:51:40

Jul 23, 2013

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 Smallworlds.

Running time: 0:50:31

Jul 16, 2013

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.

Running time: 0:59:56

Jul 9, 2013

This episode we look at Telecom’s new VDSL internet, Coretex 3D printed plaster cast replacement, Te Reo Maori apps, UFB rollout news, 5th anniversary of App Store launch, Westpac’s home loan app, and a detailed update on Adobe and their Creative Cloud.

Running time: 0:48:56

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