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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: 2016
Jun 28, 2016

On the agenda - Boston Dynamics SpotMini, Visa’s video of the future, setup a meeting at Starbucks from inside Outlook, US Customs goes after social media account, Xiaomi builds s smart bike, Smart use of data for health, and India’s $6 smartphone.

Running time00:49:42

Jun 21, 2016

We hear from Jim about his tech cartoons, Pauls power cut experience, driverless car races, BMW + Rolls-Royce future car tech and a robot on a motorbike. Plus Meizu 3 Note hands on, Netflix vs Lightbox, Uber autonomous, Bigpipes new feature + more.

Running time00:55:10

Jun 14, 2016

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $37 Billion, we try the HP EliteBook Folio G1 and discuss HP x3 and chat through some news from E3. Also lots of news from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco across iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS.

Running time00:43:32

Jun 7, 2016

This special episode features Myriam Joire (TnkGrl) sharing her impressions from Computex in Taipei. This is followed by a chat with Netgear’s Tris Simmons who shares thoughts on what’s happening in the world of fixed and wirless networking.

Running time00:57:19

May 31, 2016

At Computex Asus grab attention with Zenbo home robot and Transformer 3 Surface Pro clone. MSI and HP hype backpack computers for Virtual Reality. Also Robots take 60,000 Jobs, Micro bee Drones, prosthetic limbs to sense touch and more Cyber Security news.

Running time00:44:27

May 24, 2016

Highlights from Google IO incl the marriage of Chrome OS and Android, Allo, Duo, Wear 2 and Google Home. Also, Joseph Parker’s fight streamed via Facebook Video, Run the Empire game, an Alcohol monitoring wearable, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Lumia 650, Huawei P9.

Running time00:59:44

May 17, 2016

YouTube pranksters get jailed, Apple’s $1B Chinese ride sharing investment, Oracle vs Google, Govt’s $15m tech startup investment, Mamaroo baby tech, European Union could take Google for €3B, Hyperloop trial, driverless car congestion.

Running time00:49:11

May 10, 2016

This week we discuss Figure.NZ, StretchSenses power by walking, Cyber Security Summit, SpaceX and Blue Origin rocket landings, design space suits, VoLTE, Spark Arena, Netflix gets into Reality TVand first hands on with Huawei P9.

Running time01:06:50

May 3, 2016

This week we discuss Electronic voting, the $80 Child GPS tracker, Telsta’s network fail, Windows 95 on an Apple Watch, Eye tracking, 2degrees funding, Panasonic Wings Bluetooth earbuds and ponder if Craig Stephen Wright invented Bitcoin or not.

Running time34:42

Apr 28, 2016

Uber ignores rules as NZ Taxi rules changes announced, the $1B Bangladesh SWIFT hack, EU takes on Google while Microsoft buddies up, Opera’s free VPN/Proxy, Minecraft for Gear VR, lifelong batteries, Elon Musk on autonomous driving safety.

Running time46:40

Apr 27, 2016

Paul Spain is joined by Myriam Joire (aka TnkGrl - Tech Pundit, ex-Editor Engadget) to learn about LeEco’s new self-driving electric vehicle concept, LeEco’s high end but budget Android phones and experiences with the new HTC 10 smartphone.

Running time35:47

Apr 19, 2016

We drill down into the topic of planned obsolescence and a possible solution called The Module Project, Amazon vs Netflix, Google Play Podcasts, Sony SRS-XB3 Bluetooth speaker, Alibaba and NZ, drama for Spark and Chorus

Running time57:58

Apr 12, 2016

Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum.

Running time51:20

Apr 5, 2016

Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum.

Running time22:56

Mar 29, 2016

Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety tech goes mainstream, Samsung Smart Windshield, Huawei Mate 8, Spark grabs more mobile spectrum.

Running time1:00:53

Mar 22, 2016

Apple's new iPhone 5 SE and iPad Pro, Sophia the humanoid Robot, Email encryption, Sony PlayStation VR, Snakk Media's $215k mistake, NZ's new Fibre link to the world (via Australia), Pizaa Robot and more.

Running time0:51:46

Mar 18, 2016

For this NZ Tech Podcast, Paul Spain joins Vodafone's worldwide CTO Johan Wibergh for a discussion that delves into future tech such as communications devices that will run for 10-years without charging and mobile broadband speeds approaching 10gb/sec.

Running time0:36:46

Mar 15, 2016

The Imortalist, Amazon Alexa stories, Microsoft Surface reliability issues, Obama hits South by South West, Russian Bitcoin users face 7-years jail, HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation, Microsoft killing Skype on Smart TVs

Running time1:04:39

Mar 8, 2016

This week we meet the founder of SenCbudds smart earphones and try the new Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta. Other topics - Mac Ransomware, 15TB SSD, Amazon Echo Dot and Tap, Microsoft’s new Advanced Threat Protection for Windows and the past/future of email.

Running time0:50:25

Mar 1, 2016

A first hand report from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona including the focus on virtual reality and Gigabit plus 4.5G vs 5G mobile networks. Also Google Loon, UFB uptake hits 20%, Windows 10 rollout to business, Auckland Councils $1.2B IT spend.

Running time0:55:40

Feb 24, 2016

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - news from Samsung (including Galaxy S7 which we’ve spent some time with), HP, HTC, Huawei, LG and Sony. Also 5G mobile trials begin, Hoverboards, Hasbro, Tidal + 2degrees, Apple vs FBI, Xero outage.

Running time0:38:22

Feb 16, 2016

Bryce Boland (FireEye) and James Bergin (ASB) join Paul Spain to discuss cyber security, ransomware, banking tech, robots vs employment, shooting down drones, Telstra’s free mobile data day, UFB update and the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference.

Running time0:54:32

Feb 9, 2016

UK Health Service to embrace wearable and provide patients free Wi-Fi, Augmented Reality futures, DeLorian’s comeback, Twitter stream change, Fitbit and Harvey Norman, Asia Pacific Podcast Conference, Apple’s Error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit

Running time0:43:36

Feb 2, 2016

Discussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft’s underwater datacentre, Plan B buys ICONZ, Samsung ad blocking, Microsofts licensing shuffle, Windows Phone vs the world

Running time0:35:12

Jan 26, 2016

This episode we talk about Cybersecurity topics including the most common passwords of 2015. Also featured – flash back to 1996 with NetGuide, the new HP Envy laptop, Netflix blocking, along with Microsoft – Surface Book, Word Flow, Windows 10 Mobile.

Running time0:43:42

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