Spark portable wireless broadband, Chorus vs Carriers on 5G, Jason Paris leaving Spark early 2018, Windows 10 whiteboard app, Lightning Lab GovTech, Christmas gifts for yourself or others:
Amazon opens in Australia, Stuff Pix is a new Fairfax joint venture streaming pay per view movies, modern media challenges, Tauranga’s UBCO bikes hit the road and it seems Amazon Echo is coming to NZ and Microsoft may have a new ARM Surface coming
Tesla Truck, Fullview display Huawei Nova 2i, 10-year-old's face unlocks mum/’s iPhone X, a new >300km/h transport system, Germany bans smartwatches, China’s bans Skype, 2Degrees WiFi calling, Uber hack, Cyber Smart Week
Direct from Shenzhen in China - Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) join Paul Spain to discuss Huawei. Hear about the factory visit and opinions on whether Huawei could become the top smartphone seller in the market.
We try Alphabet’s Nest, NZ Police and Facebook launch Amber Alerts, Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive by 2020, photographing the whole planet daily, the sting of ransomware is costing some businesses US$300m, EV update and a tweak for the next iPhone X
A week with iPhone X, Vodafone TV, Xbox One X, Anki Overdrive – a super smart app controlled car toy, Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, Nokia 3310 3G and an appearance from Meccano’s Mechanoid and Vodafone vs the old phone network.
Apple acquires NZ’s PowerbyProxi, Amazon Key, Vocus (incl Slingshot, Orcon, Callplus) put up for sale by Australian owner, Nokia and Android 8 Oreo, New All Blacks streaming options, Trade Me Trials all-you-can-eat deliveries.
Vodafone’s new TV box, Lyft raises US$1-Billion, Samsung Portable SSD T5, Nvidia autonomous car tech, InsureMyTesla offers low cost insurance, Huawei confirms Mate 10, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Kaspersky standing up to allegations, Alphabet’s Burritos by drone.
A chat with Dona Sarkar of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft. We learn more about Windows, Microsoft 365, Dona and the story behind the strange naming of Windows 10 current update. Recorded in Orlando Florida at Microsoft Ignite 2017.
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Google steps up with Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel Buds. BNZ joining Apple Pay, Air NZ Wi-Fi testing, Internet and Cellsite Balloons, Investigators use AI to find who betrayed Anne Frank, FitBit Ionic lands and Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link, GoPro Hero 6 Black
Nokia is back, iPhone 8 and Qi wireless charging, NZ’s new mobile plans from Spark/Vodafone/2degrees, Galaxy Note 8 and Alcantara, Ford and the ‘City of Tomorrow’, Hawaiki Cable, Microsoft and the Formula 1 in Singapore, Gorilla and Process Street
Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with guests Chris Jackson (Microsoft), Richard Hay (Winsupersite) and Freddy Fuentes (O-I) joining host Paul Spain. Including keynote highlights, Microsoft 365, Quantum Computing and Cyber Security.
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Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch series 3, Tesla vs Hurricane Irma, Voyager update from Seeby Woodhouse, Europe vs US Tech companies, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2, Vodafone security woes.
CropLogic agritech, China vs Hyperloop with a 4000km/h train, 2degrees battles Spark for best big data plan, Kiwibank burns $90m on failed project, Vodafone exiting email hosting, Sky faces more drama, Ring Floodlight Cam, NZ Gaming exports hit $100m, introducing Process Street (and a discount)
Initial Samsung Note 8 hands on, LazyAs – the back story and what it is, 2degrees leads price drop, Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, AI Drones vs sharks, Link AKC – GPS dog collar, Oppo R11 launches at NZ$769, Uber CEO change afoot.
Sky TV slumps, Snap founder Mark Petrie departs 2degrees, Xiaomi vs Samsung in India, Uber suspends service in Philippines, Android 8.0 is Android Oreo and it’s sort of here, Apple’s $1 Billion for original video content, LinkedIn adds video, Amber alerts
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This week – Data Futures Partnerships NZ, Commerce Commission warns Telcos, JB HiFi struggling in NZ, Artificial Intelligence vs Dota 2 players, NZ Post launches Shipmate service with Amazon Prime similarities, Facebook Watch, Goodnest update, Hoist app
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Topics discussed this week: HTC U11, IBM/Sony 330TB tape tech, Rocket Lab shares insights on failing to reach orbit, Will the All Blacks leave Sky, US arrests security expert Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) who stopped Wannacry, Remote working, Urgent Couriers
Thanks to Royce Pederson for being our guest this week, and thank you for listening in.
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This week – Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery standards changes cause concern
Paul Spain is joined at Gorilla Technology HQ by Hon Simon Bridges to hear perspectives on technology in transport and communications - autonomous cars, Multimode Transport and ubiquitous broadband are among topics discussed.
This week – Genoapay, Broadpwn Wi-Fi risks on iOS and Android, GLAS Cortana thermostat, lvl5 advancing self-driving tech, Crown Infrastructure Partners, Microsoft vs Windows 10 users, fingerprints vs boarding passes, Alphabay, Vodafone giveaway
BMW puts meetings in the car, Google’s stunning AI imagery, Vodafone expands $5 roaming, unlimited 4G LTE data in NZ, Slingshot Power vs TrustPower vs Flick, US border patrol vs cloud data, Twitter user who posted Ryanair terror threat fined $386,000
This week - World’s largest lithium-ion battery headed to South Australia, Russia vs US, Solar Car, Electric autonomous trucks, UFB 2 is picking up pace, NZ IoT networks, Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, audio tickets, Alibaba vs Amazon Echo, NZ Young Professionals Podcast
Vodafone NZ's Tony Baird joins Paul Spain to discuss 5G, the new Internet of Things network, Fibre X, fixed mobile broadband, UFB and recent performance issues recently resolved.