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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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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

Jun 22, 2015

This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung's security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker

Running time: 0:41:42

Jun 16, 2015

Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future.

Running time: 0:41:50

Jun 9, 2015

Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA’s Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements – including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

Running time: 0:46:32

Jun 9, 2015

In this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand – featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). And then he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia).

Running time: 0:42:22

Jun 2, 2015

The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi’s wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with ‘Alexa’ (Amazon Echo).

Running time: 0:39:31

May 26, 2015

We talk with Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden about this growing local social network, along with discussion about new tech from Toyota and Audi, a streaming video service that wants to compete with piracy, and some fascinating Google and Microsoft news.

Running time: 0:44:31

May 19, 2015

We get insights into security attacks from both covert organisations and nation states – including insights on North Korea’s 1000s of paid hackers. We also discuss the Lily Drone, Amazon and Xero news, NZ HiTech Awards and Samsung’s widest screen yet.

Running time: 0:46:15

May 12, 2015

We discuss an autonomous truck approval, Apple’s force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new smartphones from Microsoft, a very robust Samsung tablet and finally a stylish wearable device.

Running time: 0:55:00

May 5, 2015

This week we hear about a smartphone that morphs into a PC, Spark’s latest UFB moves, Microsoft’s news from Build, Tesla puts power in your home, the end of the Internet, LED carpet, Kickstarting a smart desk plus Xero and Paymark team up.

Running time: 0:53:27

Apr 28, 2015

Paul acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles, and also spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also - Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase.

Running time: 0:37:00

Apr 21, 2015

Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian) to discuss Google’s 'Mobilegeddon', a Microsoft store for Sydney, Australia’s domain name catch up, Dell’s new XPS 13, DAB killing FM radio, fixed broadband in the UK and hands on with Huawei P8.

Running time: 0:50:26

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