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Now displaying: Category: technology, tech news, gadgets, tech, news, New Zealand
May 2, 2017

On this episode - Elon Musk dreams up cars able to travel 200km/h on underground electric skates, NZ Tech/Transport startup TNX, personal vertical take-off and landing aircraft, your data vs big brother, 500 new Waymo autonomous minivans, bounty for rouge drone pilots, Sony vs Digital SLR cameras.

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Apr 19, 2017

This week - Russian Robocops and autonomous tanks, Windows 10 Creators Edition, Travel Talk NZ launches, Tesla Trucks, Cadillac creates LIDAR maps, TPG to deliver mobile networks in Australia and Singapore – is NZ on their radar, 5G in USA

Apr 11, 2017

This week - Google fact check features, 2degrees Data Clock, Telco Property Access Bill, Spark follows in 2degrees footsteps with unlimited plan, Apple finally commits to Mac Pro updates, Surface Pro 5, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

Apr 4, 2017

Discussed this week - NZ’s first unlimited 4G mobile data plan, Samsung’s impressive Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hands On, Elon Musk and Nueral Lace brain to computer hook-ups, Social Media Marketing World and more.

Mar 28, 2017

We discuss ground based autonomous robot deliveries, the two sides to the encryption debate following the London terrorist using WhatsApp encrypted messaging, iOS 10.3 and updates to AirPods plus Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ preview and refurbished Note 7 phones

Mar 21, 2017

Apple employing Wellington creative talent, tasting Uber Eats in NZ, Is Lyft is launching in NZ, Snap Spectacles Review, Super Mario Run Android, Microsoft launches Bookings service, Electric Kiwi story and Dr Michelle Dickinson’s science comedy podcast

Feb 14, 2017

Celebrating over 1-million downloads of NZ Tech Podcast on this our 6th anniversary.  Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech’s 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Malware.

 

We also giveaway over $3000 in prizes this week if you sign up to Paul Spain's email newsletter at http://paulspain.com

Jan 31, 2017
We discuss Whitehouse Cyber Security challenges, NZ’s bigger than expected UFB expansion (UFB2), Dropbox competes with Google Docs/Office 365, China’s outlawing of VPNs, Peter Thiel, Spotcap online lending, 12GB and 16TB hard drives and Spark's big outage.

Running time0:53:20

Jan 24, 2017
This episode we discuss E-Bikes, smart helmets, New Zealand’s Ubco 2x2 which is currently crowdfunding, AirPods hands on (ears on?), Korea’s 997km/h take on the HyperLoop, Samsung Note 7 battery update.

Running time0:48:34

Jan 17, 2017
Paul Spain shares thoughts on why we should all wear the hat of a Futurist, and tech related influences on housing – including access via autonomous vehicle, considering going from Ultra-Fast Broadband to ADSL connectivity and Flick Electric.

Running time0:27:34

Jan 10, 2017
CES highlights – LG 'wallpaper' TV, long range wireless charging, Windows 10 Virtual Reality headsets, Faraday Future, Lucid Motors and devices with voice assistants – cars, washing machines, speakers, phones. We also look back at iPhone's 10-years.

Running time1:06:57

Dec 20, 2016
A Vocus update from Maxine Elliott, TransferVans story from CEO Brian Karlson, Amazon Echo heading to Wynn hotels, Amazon Prime officially in NZ, Chorus hires new CEO Kate McKenzie, Yahoo Hack revealed as biggest ever.

Running time0:54:13

Dec 13, 2016
Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares a Homes.co.nz update. Also discussed - new Ransomware, Netflix VR on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Duco vs Streamers, The Grand Tour vs Game of Thrones, Pono streaming, Mac vs Surface.

Running time01:24:08

Dec 6, 2016
This week – Amazon Go, NZ startup Goodnest, Media Design School, John Key, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ, Netflix offline hands on, Android Pay, Slingshot gets into power and gas, Mediaworks Rova, Pebble joining Fitbit, Amazon Australia.

Running time01:15:08

Nov 29, 2016
AirBnB woes in Spain and US, Telsa powers a Pacific Island, Hacking leads to free San Francisco journeys, Hawaiki fibre cable linking NZ globally, Auckland Airport outage, new MacBook Por, Symantec Cyber Security predications, Truenet latency report.

Running time00:57:08

Nov 22, 2016
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visits, Amazon Prime and The Grand Tour (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May), Tesla NZ, Google Earth VR, Instagram Live Video, Earthquake and Tsunami warning via Cell Broadcast, Kiwicon.

Running time00:58:37

Nov 15, 2016
This week – Earthquakes impact communications, Boeing Black self-destructing phone, GoPro Karma recalled, Android Auto for all, SnapChat spectacles from a vending machine, Select.ID social network, lithium batteries and Arria’s Artificial Intelligence.

Running time00:53:32

Nov 8, 2016
This week – Spark's move against Chorus, Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface Studio and Surface Dial, Huawei Mate 9, Note 7 blocking in NZ a world first, Tesla gunning for share of roofing market with solar tiles. A word about Carol Spain.

Running time00:56:18

Oct 26, 2016
Thom Hooker (SMX) and Jonathan McFarlane (Spark) discuss the future of Xtra email. Plus lights out for some Internet users, Megaupload 2.0, Wynyard Group in administration, Translation tech, Samsung’s Note 8, autonomous buses in Singapore.

Running time00:58:03

Oct 18, 2016
This episode Apple Pay arrives on Apple Watch and iPhone in NZ, Samsung launches 10nm chips, Sony Xperia XZ arrives, Note 7, TomTom Touch, Vodafone Fibre X, Tasman Global Access Cable update and visit to Ile De Re fibre cable laying ship, Hololens in NZ.

Running time00:58:19

Oct 14, 2016
Microsoft's Bill Karagounis is a leader with a large mandate covering many aspects of Windows 10 development. His responsibilities include the Windows Insider Programme that he and his team designed, then pitched to Microsoft bosses. Now he shares some of that story and of the future.

Running time00:48:31

Oct 11, 2016
Where is Google’s heading with Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones? Also Air New Zealand announced inflight Wi-Fi, Tesla NZ, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 brand burns. Plus inside commentary on Microsoft Ignite from Microsoft’s Regan Murphy and Nigel Parker.

Running time01:03:52

Oct 4, 2016
Philip Whitmore (KPMG Cyber Security) joins the discussion to talk Cyber Security and the tech news of week. Topics included Netflix NZ price hike, Gigabit UFB for all, Google Pixel Phones, HP Elite Slice, Oakley Radar Pace and Skype for Business devices.

Running time00:53:26

Sep 28, 2016

Richard Hay (Winsupersite.com) joined the discussion on highlights of Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta – including from CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft OneNote updates, democratisation of Artificial Intelligence, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and more.

Running time00:29:18

Sep 20, 2016

We try out Apple’s iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Watch series 2. Also – Twitter blasts past 140 characters, GoPro Karma Drone, check your credit rating, Tasman Global Access update, Oracle Cloud, Ignite, Peter Jackson, Infocus MondoPad, Rocket Lab is go.

Running time1:11:10

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