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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: Category: technology, tech news, gadgets, tech, news, New Zealand
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

Jan 19, 2016

This week Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss Netflix and the potential threat to Proxy users, hands on with cheap fast 4G Broadband, the slick Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars, Southern Cross Cable, Hololens and TradeMe’s fee hike.

Running time0:45:53

Jan 13, 2016

Our first in studio podcast is all about CES 2016. We discuss news on car tech, drones, wearables and a range of other gadgets. Are you ready for the smart fridge which orders your food? Or maybe a drone which will carry you across town double quick?

Running time0:42:10

Jan 6, 2016

In this special Paul Spain talks with Laura Butler about the journey from student to Microsoft in 1989 to present day. Hear stories of sleeping at the desk, Joe Belfiore’s last minute start menu change in Windows 95 and Steve Ballmer’s toilet gaff.

Running time0:42:27

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

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