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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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Now displaying: 2014
Jun 30, 2014

We discuss 2degrees 4G LTE launch and their customers desire for fixed internet, Google IO, the Govt’s $65 towards Hawaiki, Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive, unlimited business VDSL, Thrifty’s 3G hotspot, Menumania’s acquisition, Spark’s launch date.

Running time: 0:58:51

Jun 24, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:45:51

Jun 17, 2014

This episode - Vodafone vs Telecom roaming, Samsung's Galaxy S tablet, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Samsung 65" 4K Curved TV, Ultrafast Fibre's $65 Gigabit fibre connection, E3, PlayStation TV, Eye-Fi, Sky TV, Amazon and Samsung 28" 4K monitor.

Running time: 0:51:16

Jun 10, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:58:03

May 28, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:00:58

May 21, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:35:39

May 13, 2014

This week – iPhone big screen report, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom’s Aircade cloud gaming, Twitter mute, Domino’s NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC bootup time and more about Uber and Zoomy.

Running time: 0:46:39

May 6, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:39:30

Apr 29, 2014

We discuss LG’s new TVs, Hulu's blocking of proxy users, Telecom unlimited broadband, new Microsoft Surface tablet/s due in May, Nokia acquisition by Microsoft is complete, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako's Telstra deal and Uber vs Zoomy.

Running time: 0:35:30

Apr 15, 2014

We discuss hands on experiences with Amazon Fire TV, HTC One M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables. Also on the agenda – the notorious Heartbleed bug, ASB’s upcoming PayTag NFC payment system, new TVs and Windows Phone 8.1.

Running time: 0:51:30

Apr 8, 2014

We discuss Microsoft’s latest news from Build – and go hands on with Windows Phone 8.1. We also take a look at the Galaxy S5 paired with the Galaxy, and Sony’s budget Xperia E1. And Kim Dotcom faces new legal action – this from 7 Hollywood studios.

Running time: 0:57:09

Apr 1, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:25:12

Mar 25, 2014

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.

Running time: 1:09:59

Mar 18, 2014

We discuss the slashing of Google Drive storage prices, Telecom's smart home trial, hands on time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2, and a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot including stories of meeting Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Running time: 0:59:09

Mar 11, 2014

This week - a future with Google maps that shows video rather than static photos, the computerised tech that makes wine in 3-days (Miracle Machine), Milk Music, Chorus and CFH’s updated agreement, and Wello – something of a Star Trek Tricorder for 2014.

Running time: 0:49:11

Mar 4, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:46:00

Feb 25, 2014

This week we discuss WhatsApp’s $19 Billion acquisition by Facebook and Telecom NZ’s rebrand and ShowmeTV. Then we dive into Mobile World Congress news including Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit and updates from Sony, LG and Microsoft.

Running time: 0:59:10

Feb 18, 2014

This episode host Paul Spain catchs up with Dai Henwood to discuss the latest local and international tech topics. Along the way Dai reveals which low cost tech he'd pay $10,000 to have in his home tomorrow.

Running time: 0:40:10

Feb 11, 2014

On the agenda - Peeble Steel, tiny motors to fit in a human cell, 4k video cameras from Blackmagic and Panasonic (GH4), LogMeIn free alternatives, Microsoft makes Satya Nadella CEO and brings Bill Gates back, Sony quits PC business, Uber taxis.

Running time: 0:48:17

Feb 4, 2014

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.

Running time: 0:56:20

Jan 28, 2014

This week we discuss geeky kids books Nerdy Numbers and Sci-Fi Shapes, an update for Windows 8.1, Panasonic's new 7" Toughpad, and Lenovo's Yoga. Then we hear some interesting things about mobile and fixed networks from Vodafone's Tony Baird.

Running time: 0:45:30

Jan 21, 2014

We discuss RFID payment systems used at music events such as Rhythm and Vines and Parachute, NZ internet prices, Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, Electric Vehicles and we go hands on with 8" Windows Tablets from Toshiba and Lenovo.

Running time: 0:46:30

Jan 14, 2014

To start 2014 we share a special NZ Business Podcast chat to the NZ Tech Podcast audience with this interview featuring Shaun Ryan, CEO and co-founder of NZX listed tech firm, SLI Systems.

Running time: 0:34:30

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