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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: 2015
Dec 15, 2015

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.

Running time0:45:57

Dec 9, 2015

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 Case.

Running time0:52:01

Dec 1, 2015

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.

Running time0:51:03

Nov 24, 2015

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.

Running time0:48:15

Nov 17, 2015

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.

Running time0:45:05

Nov 10, 2015

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.

Running time0:42:12

Nov 3, 2015

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.

Running time0:40:12

Oct 27, 2015

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.

Running time0:44:39

Oct 20, 2015

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.

Running time: 1:04:35

Oct 13, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:57:50

Oct 6, 2015

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 admission.

Running time: 1:01:21

Sep 29, 2015

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.

Running time: 1:02:31

Sep 22, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:49:33

Sep 15, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:57:33

Sep 8, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:41:57

Aug 31, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:31:35

Aug 31, 2015

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 company.

Running time: 0:39:41

Aug 25, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:50:54

Aug 18, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:52:39

Aug 11, 2015

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

Running time: 0:57:39

Aug 4, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:43:10

Jul 21, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:29:06

Jul 14, 2015

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 Iwata.

Running time: 0:50:12

Jul 8, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:54:20

Jul 1, 2015

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.

Running time: 0:54:14

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