Rocket Lab is the global leader in smaller rockets – bringing the cost of launching a rocket into space from over US$100 million to under US$5 million. Paul Spain chats with founder and CEO Peter Beck about the move into full commercial launch this month.
Upcoming high-speed satellite gets closer as US approves providers, Huawai P20 Pro offers 4 cameras in a phone, Vocus sale and Trustpower, Lightwire insights, what is 18.104.22.168 DNS? Autonomous car news from Apple, Waymo, Tesla and Uber.
NBA 99c sport streaming, Sky TV vs The Future, USA vs China/Huawei, Baidu Autonomous Car testing whilst Uber is blocked, Chorus direct broadcast, Spark IoT goes live, Facebook / Cambridge Analytica, nib’s Frankie virtual health insurance consultant
Future cities, Cora from Kitty Hawk/Zephyr Airworks takes off in NZ funded by Google’s Larry Page, Syndex Exchange for proportional ownerships, Apple Parental controls, Nest taking on Amazon. Plus the reality of an autonomous Uber killing a pedestrian.
MYOB’s Women in the Tech report, the future of robots in food and the burger-flipping robot, Death to 2G, spooky tech that’s always watching or listening, Samsung Galaxy S9, Elon Musk’s "urban loop" transport system, 3SixT mobile accessories.
Sky vs Spark/Netflix, Arizona and California self-driving car wars, Toyota’s $2.8B self-driving car investment, Australia vs ISP marketing, Advertising Standards Authority and Influencers, Invsta, Rod Drury stepping down as Xero CEO, ASB tech update
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ hands on and mobile photography plus news from Mobile World Congress. Also Unisys Digi-Pet and E-Govt report, Lightbox upgrade, the future of NZ shopping, Japanese Robo-bees and we hear from Plexure’s CEO.
A special episode where we dive into Blockchain and Crypto Currencies – with loads of insights, opinions and also some tips of how to get a little hands on and some direction on currencies to consider other than Bitcoin.
AI Airport officer Vai, Android P (Android 9) update, Samsung talks innovations, Apple HomePod arrives, Electric cab company to shut, 2degrees ending 2G/GPRS, DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting, Drone carries passenger, Intel’s laser projection Smartglasses
Oppo vs iPhone, Amazon Alexa lands in NZ, Tesla's missing self-driving test results, BizDojo sold, no cellphone radiation risk, Tesla solar/batteries hit mass market retail, free iPhone 7 repairs, Could China lead in Electric and Autonomous Car tech?
U.S. License Plate tracking, $530 Million Cryptocurrency stolen, SpaceX preps Falcon Heavy rocket, Unlimited 1Gbps Internet <$100, HaptX haptic feedback glove, Galaxy S9, Rules change for Spotify, Strava reveals military bases, Goodbye TrueNet and Pebb
Drone saves swimmers, what could be next? Rocket Lab reaches orbit on second attempt, Amazon's checkout-free store opens to public, Airbnb cuts losing in San Francisco, Hawaiki cable update, Magpie cancels Kickstarter offer.
Hawaiki Cable laying shipping hitting Auckland, Air NZ Wi-Fi test results via TravelTalk NZ, iTunes card scams, Spectre & Meltdown, Kodak cryptocurrecy partnerships, Smart Shoes, Hotel Robots, Table Tennis Robot and Voice Assistants everywhere.
Robots, assistants, modular TV, virtual reality, autonomous tech, smart fridges, smartphones, cameras and headphones – from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Lyft and more. Paul Spain was in Las Vegas and joined by Steve Biddle and Michael Murphy.
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