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Now displaying: 2014
Dec 23, 2014

We wrap up the year by looking at a strong increase in NZ broadband speeds, a new undersea cable, Symantec security predictions for 2015, new tablet keyboards from Logitech, Sky TV’s Neon video-on-demand, Occulus new acquisition and more.

Running time: 0:51:09

Dec 17, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:46:01

Dec 10, 2014

Sony Pictures hacked, Pizza delivered by drone, Skype and Lyncs hookup, Ford’s tech refresh, Office 365 heads to Sydney and Melbourne, Xperia Z3 compact tablet, HP Stream 8 and Stream 7, Tesla heads downunder, FitBit Charge vs The World.

Running time: 0:41:27

Dec 2, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:08:27

Nov 25, 2014

We discuss the arrival of Android 5 and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with 'Traveller' Internet Balloon trial, Huawei’s deal to refresh Spark’s mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest customers through to 2030.

Running time: 0:51:22

Nov 19, 2014

We discuss Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat’s SnapCash and PayPal on the Pebble watch, HP Envy x2, HP Stream 11, TransferCar and more feedback on using Gear S and Microsoft Band wearables.

Running time: 0:41:42

Nov 11, 2014

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

Running time: 0:53:11

Nov 4, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:48:11

Oct 28, 2014

This episode we go hands on with Microsoft Lumia 830 and Motorola Moto G, and we discuss Sky's Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota.

Running time: 0:55:50

Oct 21, 2014

This week we discuss Apple's product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen's sale, Microsoft's Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark's Socialiser and the $US179 tablet/laptop hybrid.

Running time: 0:53:50

Oct 14, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:53:25

Oct 8, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:58:25

Sep 30, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:07:25

Sep 23, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:01:41

Sep 16, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:59:41

Sep 9, 2014

We discuss Digital Nationz, Chorus broadband pricing, gaming sensation Destiny, IFA Berlin announcements from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Asus and others. Along with the new Blu-Ray, 2degrees 4G in Wellington and GM's hands free driving.

Running time: 0:52:16

Sep 2, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:40:42

Aug 26, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:38:36

Aug 20, 2014

This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. We also visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Dev centre and see their latest tech.

Running time: 0:41:31

Aug 13, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:40:18

Aug 5, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:15:41

Jul 29, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:43:36

Jul 23, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:34:20

Jul 15, 2014

This week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire's Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland’s Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom’s battle for 4G supremacy and more on the LG G Watch.

Running time: 0:50:11

Jul 8, 2014

We discuss Google’s wearable Android Wear including a hands on look at the upcoming LG G Watch. Also on the agenda - 2degrees new Australian roaming, another investment for Telecom, Unisys’ new mobile report, Slingshot’s Global Mode gets extra attention.

Running time: 0:40:51

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