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NZ Tech Podcast

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Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what's happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.

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News of the week with Sarah Putt and Paul Spain

September 21st, 2021


Listen in as Sarah Putt and Paul Spain discuss the tech news of the week.

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Dai Henwood (Comedian) & Paul Spain on NZ Tech Podcast

September 15th, 2021


Dai Henwood (Comedian) joins Paul Spain (Gorilla) to discuss the key technology topics in tech this week.

The Big Tech Topics for Kiwis this week

September 7th, 2021


Henry Burrell (Business Desk) joins Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) to discuss the key topics in tech this week.


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NZ Tech Podcast Live from Lockdown

August 18th, 2021


Discussing latest in NZ and global tech news from lockdown with Craig Young (TUANZ) and Paul Spain.

NZ and Global Tech News with Paul Spain and Stephen Phillips

August 3rd, 2021


Discussing latest in NZ and global tech news – Stephen Phillips joins Paul Spain to discuss the NZ$41B sale of Afterpay, Windows 365 NZ pricing, …

NZ Tech News with Bill Bennett + Paul Spain

July 26th, 2021


Discussing the current state of tech - Bill Bennett joins Paul Spain to discuss MIQ bots, supply chain issues, Tesla finally makes a 'real' profit, …

The Future of Financial Services, Cryptocurrency; NZD Stablecoin

July 14th, 2021


In this discussion Paul Spain, Darcy Ungaro (NZ Everyday Investor Podcast), Adam Dodds and Paul Quickenden are talking about the future of financial …

Hadleigh Ford, SwipedOn Founder & CEO

July 6th, 2021


Listen in on a discussion between Paul Spain and special guest Hadleigh Ford - founder and CEO of NZ Tech Startup SwipedOn; who were reported as …

NZ Tech News, Opinions and Reviews with guest Sarah Putt

June 30th, 2021


Paul Spain and Sarah Putt discuss R&D Tax Credits, Autonomous Weapons, Southern Cross Next, CIO 50 plus hands on with Dyson V15, HomePod Mini, M1 …

Stefan Powell - Dawn Aerospace

June 22nd, 2021


Paul Spain sits down with Stefan Powell of Dawn Aerospace to learn a little of what it takes to establish a new space startup in New Zealand. Stefan …

Women in Tech Panel

June 14th, 2021


In this episode Paul Spain is joined by three outstanding leaders – Sarah Webb: COO at LawVu, Amelia Gain: CEO & Co-Founder at Preno and Alliv …

Be Cyber Confident. Be Cyber Secure with Sean Duca (Palo Alto Networks), Matthew Evetts (Datacom)

May 31st, 2021


Paul Spain is joined by Sean Duca (Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific - Palo Alto Networks) and Matthew Evetts …

Designing Tech with Nicola Chamberlain (Zound Industries, Sweden)

May 20th, 2021


Paul Spain chats with Nicola Chamberlain, a Kiwi  designer who studied at Victoria University before building a global career in product design. …

Cyber Security: Everyone’s Responsibility. Karl Wright (Datacom) and Sean Duca (Palo Alto Networks)

May 13th, 2021


Paul Spain is joined by Karl Wright (CIO - Datacom) and Sean Duca (Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific - Palo Alto …

Startup Journey: Neil Cresswell -

May 8th, 2021


Paul Spain talks with Neil Cresswell –  co-founder and CEO at tech startup Portainer who have just raised US$6m in a Series A funding round. Learn …

A Rocket to NASA JPL with George Li

May 4th, 2021


Hear from George Li, a Kiwi Engineer who is helping conquer communications in deep space through his work and research with NASA Jet Propulsion …

Early Stage Startup Story: Josh Faraimo, Kwotimation

April 14th, 2021


Josh Faraimo of Kwotimation shares the story behind his early stage startup Kwotimation which recent raised $500,000 in a pre-seed funding round lead by Hillfarrance Capital. Kwotimation is a tech company that is …

Seeby Woodhouse, Voyager DDOS, Wifi Mesh Hands On

April 6th, 2021


We exclusively discuss a cyber attack on internet provider Voyager with Founder and Chief Executive Seeby Woodhouse. Also featured - working from …

The NZ Brain Gain with Mark Rees (CTO, Xero)

March 30th, 2021


Mark Rees shares insights from his journey at Xero including a multi-year technology pivot, to the role of artificial intelligence plus learnings and …

Inside The Spark / Samsung 5G Network

March 22nd, 2021


With Spark having recently announced a partnership with Samsung to build the next phase of their 5G network, Paul Spain talks with Todd Selwyn (Head …

Startups Special Panel

March 20th, 2021


In this episode we delve into the world of startups - learning what makes Kiwi startups so special, along with tips from the field about raising …

Oliver Hill (HP) and Tim Meldrum (Designer, Emirates Team NZ)

March 9th, 2021


The history of Team NZ has long been a mix of pure sailing talent, innovation, technological excellence and Tenacity. Now the team are on the cusp of …

10-years of NZ Tech Podcast: The Past, Present, Future of Tech: Part 3

February 23rd, 2021


And here, Part 3 of the 10th anniversary edition of NZ Tech Podcast, where we have delved into the Past, Present and Future of Tech as it relates to New Zealand and the world at large.

10-years of NZ Tech Podcast: The Past, Present, Future of Tech (Part 2)

February 21st, 2021


Enjoy Part 2 of the 10th anniversary edition of NZ Tech Podcast, as we delve into the Past, Present and Future of Tech as it relates to New Zealand and the world at large.

10-years of NZ Tech Podcast: The Past, Present, Future of Tech (Part 1)

February 18th, 2021


In this 10th anniversary edition of NZ Tech Podcast, we delve into the Past, Present and Future of Tech as it relates to New Zealand and the world at …

NZ Tech Podcast interview - Jason Langley – Managing Director, Ingram Micro

February 10th, 2021


Jason Langley (Managing Director, Ingram Micro) joins Paul Spain to share perspectives on new technology, leadership, cyber security, working from …

The $1B Clubhouse – What is the Present and Future of Audio Social Networks?

February 9th, 2021


We delve into Clubhouse – a new audio social network that’s grown dramatically in recent days thanks to visits by Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and more. What is it and what does the future of Clubhouse look like as …

Founder Insights: Mike Carden + Philip Carden - Joyous

February 2nd, 2021


This episode brothers Mike Carden and Philip Carden share insights from their fast moving startup Joyous - and their past endeavours including Mike's success with building and selling Sonar6 and Philip's learnings …

NZ Bitcoin Roundtable

January 25th, 2021


What's driving the current craze in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies? Darcy Ungaro (NZ Everyday Investor), Paul Spain (NZ Tech Podcast), Janine Grainger …

2021 Tech Challenges and Opportunities: Bitcoin, Social Media regulation, Reserve Bank vs Cyber Security

January 11th, 2021


Peter Griffin joins Paul Spain to delve into the mainstreaming of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies,  Cyber Security from the Reserve Bank, Trump and the …

The key New Zealand Tech stories kicking off 2021

January 6th, 2021


This episode we delve into Kogan’s NZ acquisition and recent dramas, Sky’s foray into Internet services, the New Year’s honours, autonomous tech and …

The Transformation of Umbrellar / Freeparking

December 14th, 2020


Delving into the business transformation story of NZ company Umbrellar - from a domain name and hosting provider (including Freeparking, Webdrive and other brands) to a dramatically different business. In this NZ Tech …

Technology Investment in New Zealand

December 8th, 2020


The TIN200 Report, Punakaiki Fund, Sharesies and Hatch all feature in this discussion about technology investment in New Zealand in 2020 – and it’s …

NZ Broadband Progress – UFB, 4G/5G, Marae Digital Connectivity

November 30th, 2020


On this episode we discuss New Zealand broadband development progress, Huawei’s move into audio with noise cancelling headphones, a new Android Auto and CarPlay option, Kea Aerospace, Avast Secure browser and is AWS …

The Next Normal

November 19th, 2020


Paul Spain and Eugene Afanasy (Huawei) discuss changes to work, life, travel and much more – both now and in the years ahead and think about what the …

Growing Globally During COVID with Education Disruptor, Joy Business Academy

November 10th, 2020


Paul Spain talks with James Coddington of Joy Business Academy (international education disruptor) about revenue falling off a cliff with the onset …

China vs U.S. tech, NZ’s broadband lead and PS5 vs Xbox

November 3rd, 2020


Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss the tech news of the week including talking about Hyperfibre, Apple, Microsoft, Huawei and more.

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Talking Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G with Vodafone’s James Moore

November 2nd, 2020


In this episode of NZ Tech Podcast, Vodafone’s James Moore joins Paul Spain to discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.

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Google Antitrust, Chinese Uber competitor arrives + Death of a Disruptor?

October 26th, 2020


Sarah Putt and Paul Spain discuss the Google Antitrust case, DiDi the Chinese Uber competitor arrives, Quibi - the Death of a Disruptor, iPhone 12 …

Mobile focus: Surface Duo in NZ + iPhone 12, Oppo Reno4 5G, NASA & Bell Labs 4G for the Moon

October 21st, 2020


This week focuses heavily on mobile - including Surface Duo in NZ + iPhone 12, Oppo Reno2 5G, NASA & Bell Labs 4G for the Moon. Plus an update on Tesla's refresh, Stretchsense and Influencer guidance from …

Hacking Apple, Dogs using Virtual Reality, NZ Government vs Encryption

October 12th, 2020


A discussion of the tech news of the week with Paul Spain and Denis O’Shea (Mobile Mentor) - Hacking Apple, Dogs using Virtual Reality, NZ Government …

Could Kiwis who pay off cyber ransoms land in jail? (Plus: Instagram is 10, Naughty IT guy jailed, Windows XP shame + more)

October 6th, 2020


Highlights on this episode with Sarah Putt and Paul Spain:

  • IT guy wipes systems and get jail plus NZ$300,000 fine
  • Spark / Team New Zealand have opened …

NZ Election 2020: Tech Focus

October 5th, 2020


Election 2020 is upon us and it's time to vote. Sarah Putt joins Paul Spain to discuss the role of technology and innovation in New Zealand's future …

LevelTwo and Icehouse Ventures join forces

September 28th, 2020


LevelTwo say they are New Zealand’s only commercial laboratory and workshop facility growing deep technology startups. Today we discuss LevelTwo …

Kiwisaver Tech Investing, Tesla Battery Day, Hands on GoPro Hero 9 and Samsung Tab S7+

September 23rd, 2020


Kiwisaver Tech Investing with Movac and Kiwiwealth, Tesla Battery Day news incl sub NZ$50k autonomous electric car, Apple software/Watch/iPad refreshes, HP announces new laptops. Plus hands on with Samsung GoPro Hero 9 …

NZ Cyber Security update, Android 11 arrives, TikTok/Oracle Deal, Nvidia purchase of ARM

September 16th, 2020


This week KPMG Cyber Security boss Philip Whitmore joins Paul Spain on NZ Tech Podcast to discuss the state of the play from a security perspective …

Covid Tracing, an autonomous future, Huawei’s take on the Apple Watch, Enlighten Designs

September 8th, 2020


Damon Kelly joins Paul Spain to discuss the tech news of the week and a little about his firm Enlighten Designs. Topics include Covid Tracing, an …

Smart Cities for Dummies - Jonathan Reichental

September 2nd, 2020


Paul Spain and Jonathan Reichental (former Chief Information Office, City of Palo Alto) discuss 'Smart Cities'. Discussing how cities can be made …

NZ HiTech Awards, NZX under attack, Apple's Epic battle and Starlink broadband speeds

August 27th, 2020


Brett Roberts joins Paul Spain to discuss the news of the week - including the New Zealand Stock Exchange's current woes with Distributed Denial of …

Michael Howard - Cyber Security Innovator

August 19th, 2020


US based New Zealander Michael Howard has had a massive impact in reducing Cyber Security risk globally and currently advises on security in relation to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing services.

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Reviewing the latest tech - Samsung, Jabra, Microsoft and Huawei

August 10th, 2020


This week Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss the latest tech news in addition to sharing thoughts on the latest tech devices including the Samsung …

Episode 500 Special - Future NZ: Rod Drury, Peter Beck, Anna Kominik, Bill O'Connor

August 5th, 2020


Paul Spain shares why we have a unique opportunity to invite the world’s leading technology firms (among others) to establish innovation and …

Understanding the UK Huawei ban and the Disruption of the Auto Industry

July 21st, 2020


Understanding the United Kingdom’s Huawei ban, LPM Property Management client data leak, FordPass Connect arrives in NZ, GM go big on Electric Vehicles whilst BMW move into subscriptions, Samsung begins teasing the …

Spark NZ update on IoT and 5G

July 13th, 2020


Alphabet Loon commercial launch, should NZ roll out red carpet to global tech leaders, Soul Machines provides World Health Organisation with a …

Facebook vs The World

July 7th, 2020


Thiefquest malware targets Mac pirates, Facebook boycotts snowball, NZ Covid Tracer, closed borders, Lightbox and Neon merge, Rocket Lab loses rocket and payload, Iran threatens retaliation for cyber attacks.

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Will 3D Printed Rockets Disrupt Rocket Lab + Space X?

June 30th, 2020


Amazon buys autonomous driving company Zoox, Microsoft retail stores future is online, 3D printed Rockets and what this means for SpaceX and Rocket Lab, SpaceX futuristic spaceports, Microsoft’s endpoint security with …

NZ under attack from Ransomware, Tesla world’s highest value automaker, Does Google respect Kiwis now?

June 15th, 2020


Philip Whitmore (Partner KPMG Cyber) and Paul Spain (Gorilla) discuss - NZ companies under attack from Ransomware, Tesla becomes world’s highest …

Slack+Amazon vs Teams, iPhone beached for >14-months, UK vs Huawei, Time to stop hating on Microsoft?

June 8th, 2020


Bill Bennett and Paul Spain discuss - Slack+Amazon vs Microsoft Teams, Amazon UK free football, UK alliance to compete with Huawei 5G, iPhone sink or …

Space X / NASA crew launch, MSN Artificial Intelligence, Neon and Lightbox merge, Withings Move ECG

June 2nd, 2020


Space X / NASA crew reach the International Space Station, Microsoft replace staff at MSN with Artificial Intelligence, Sky TV Neon and Lightbox merger, NZ COVID Trace, Hands on Withings Move ECG, Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo …

Rebooting the NZ economy with a focus on Tech, Innovation and the Environment

May 26th, 2020


Vincent Heeringa talks with Paul Spain about rebooting the NZ economy with a focus on Tech, Innovation and the Environment. Plus NZ’s soft approach …

Ransomware’s 1000% hike, 17 cell sites vandalised, Dyson’s $300k car, $500B drop in IT spend

May 20th, 2020


Samsung / C-Lab artificial window could light up rooms of the future, Ransomware’s 1000%  hike as average ransoms rise past NZ$180k, 17 NZ cell sites …

Microsoft investing in NZ datacentre, Oppo A91, Ipad Pro/Magic Keyboard, Dell XPS with 10th gen chips

May 13th, 2020


Microsoft investing in NZ Azure and 365 region, Ultrafast Fibre sold, Volvo banking on Lidar for autonomous cars, Thunderbolt data risk demoed, …

Greg Cross - Co-founder, Soul Machines

May 5th, 2020


Greg Cross, co-founder at Soul Machines - and winner of NZ Hi-Tech Flying Kiwi award 2019 talks with Paul Spain about digital humans, Artificial …

UberEats causing a bad taste, TIN HealthTech Insights Report, iPhone SE2

April 28th, 2020


Greg Shanahan (Technology Investment Network) joins Paul Spain to discuss the TIN HealthTech Insights Report, UberEats causing a bad taste, iPhone …

Simon Che de Boer (Reality Virtual), Australia vs Facebook and Google Ad Revenue, Samsung Z Flip

April 21st, 2020


Simon Che de Boer joins the show to discuss Reality Virtual - plus Australia vs Facebook and Google Ad Revenue, Samsung Z Flip, Apple iPhone SE 2, COVID-19 mobility reports show changes in habits, Network 4 Learning DNS …

5G auction on hold, 2degrees layoffs, Esports shining, new streaming platform arrives

April 14th, 2020


New Zealand 5G auction on hold, 2degrees announce major cost cutting and staff layoffs, Esports shining while everyones at home, Quibi is the new …

Zoom in crisis, Contact Tracing, Microsoft ethical decisions, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Nanogirls Lab

April 7th, 2020


Discussion covers Zoom in crisis, Contact Tracing, Drones, Microsoft ethical decisions, Uber/Ola/Zoomy, Nanogirls Lab - and Paul shares his views on …

Inside Vocus NZ with CEO Mark Callander

March 31st, 2020


Paul Spain talks with Mark Callander - CEO, Vocus NZ about doing business in a world of COVID-19 - delving into the business and technology aspects …

NZ Telecommunications during COVID-19 era, new iPad becomes laptop, Ryman moves quickly, Apple Watch ECG update

March 25th, 2020


Geoff Thorn of Telecommunications Forum, iPad morphs into laptop, Telco generosity, Ryman steps up its SMS communications, NZ’s infrastructure strengths and weaknesses, Apple Watch bring ECG monitoring to NZ via free …

#COVID-19 discussion, Vodafone NZ work trial, OPPO Find X2 Pro hands on (updated)

March 17th, 2020


This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Morgan Halim Managing Director of Oppo joins Paul Spain to discuss this weeks’ tech news.  COVID-19 learnings, news and …

Ex-Googler fined US$179m, AI COVID-19 detector, Spark 5G starter fund, Work from home challenge

March 10th, 2020


This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Paul Spain and Savannah Petersen (Founder of Savvy Millennial) discuss this weeks’ tech news.  Ex-google and Uber …

DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ, insights on Tuia 250 breach, Cashierless stores

March 5th, 2020


DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ and numerous 100+ countries globally, reports indicate Ministry of Culture and Heritage Tuia 250 website that was …

NZ’s Kami helps remote schooling, 5G auction date set, .Org drama, Can digital voting be safe?

February 25th, 2020


SpaceX space taxi, jetpack record, Coronavirus supply shortages, Microsoft Defender, NZ 5G auction, Extortionists vs Google, .org sale, Microsoft …

NZ’s Ambit, Amazon founders $10B gift, COVID-19 vs Tech, Google leaks private photos

February 17th, 2020


COVID-19 vs tech, The first AI police officer, Uber Grocery expected in NZ, Google shares private photos without user permission, Taika’s MacBook …

5G and mega zoom on Galaxy S20 Ultra, Cora NZ Autonomous Air Taxi trial, Tesla’s new ridesharing, NZ Game revenue soars

February 11th, 2020


Samsung Z Flip, Samsung S20 range delivers 5G plus massive zoom and 8k video, Mother meets deceased child in VR, Tesla ridesharing, SpaceX satellites, companies cut tax dodge, Wisk gets NZ approval for air taxi trials, …

Talking Artificial Intelligence and IBM’s CIMON Space Robot

February 4th, 2020


A chat with two IBMers - Matthias Biniok – who runs the project for CIMON (a space robot used at the International Space Station) and alongside him …

Tech vs Caronavirus, Kashmir Internet partially restored, London Police turn on facial recognition cams

January 27th, 2020


Facial recognition tech rolls out in London, technology vs Coronavirus, India partially restores internet to Kashmir, NZ’s Imagr raises $14m for …

Live in Christchurch via 5G, Toyota’s city of the future, NZ’s Dawn Aerospace, Death to Fax

January 21st, 2020


This week we go live via 5G from Christchurch and discuss Christchurch and NZ tech happenings plus - is it possible to final put an end to fax machines, Toyota’s futuristic city, driverless vehicles, NZ’s Dawn Aerospace …

CES 2020, Travelex massive Ransomware hit, NZ internet improving with Fibre, Satellite and 5G

January 14th, 2020


Insights on key New Zealand technology related news, highlights from CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Travelex massive Ransomware hit, Kashmir forced internet …

Shenzhen Live: 5G hits NZ, Oppo Inno Day Shenzhen, Samsung Galaxy Fold

December 13th, 2019


A special edition recorded in Shenzhen following Oppo Inno Day - thanks to Oppo for their support to make this episode happen. This week sees …

NZ News: 5G starts going live, Gun Owner Data Breach, UFB completion, 4G Apple Watch arrives

December 3rd, 2019


NZ 5G availability begins, Bounce India mopeds, Auckland dumps Lime & Wave, GST on imports, Spark launch 4G Apple Watch, Sky and TVNZ 2020 Olympics deal, Ultra-Fast Broadband 1 completion, New 16” MacBook Pro, gun …

Tesla Cybertruck, Xerox vs HP, Disney+, Huawei Watch GT2, Huawei FreeBuds 3, YoungShand

November 26th, 2019


HP vs Xerox, Tesla Cybertruck, Google Stadia game streaming, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in NZ, Disney+ hands on, People Data Labs 622M Email Addresses, YoungShand insights and hands on Huawei Watch GT2 and …

A chat with Vodafone NZ CTO Tony Baird

November 19th, 2019


5G update and use cases such as stadiums, factories plus the role of Mobile Edge Compute, Fixed Wireless Access. And: 5G safety, RBI and Rural …

TIN Report - Will tech soon be NZ's biggest exporter?

November 11th, 2019


Greg Shanahan discusses NZ's tech success and the TIN Report on NZ Tech Podcast. We look at how NZ tech is stepping up and who the companies and …

Twitter vs political adverts, wearing Apple AirPods Pro, DJI Mavic Mini, Spark 5G trial for Team NZ

November 5th, 2019


Twitter's political ad ban, Google acquires Fitbit for US$2.1B, AirPods Pro testing, DJI Mavic Mini, Spark Americas Cup 5G trial fires up for Team NZ …

Musk tests SpaceX satellite internet, AirPods Pro, hands on new Microsoft Surface, streaming video market swamped

October 28th, 2019


Musk tests SpaceX satellite internet, Airpod Pro, hands on new Microsoft Surface, streaming video market swamped, Oppo wireless noise cancelling …

Rocket Lab targets Moon, Oppo Reno2 Z, GoPro Max, Microsoft NZ Partner Awards, Goodnest update

October 21st, 2019


Goodnest updatefrom CEO James MacAvoy, ComCom vs computer thieves, patient told he was dying via telepresence, Rocket Lab targets the Moon, Galaxy …

Internet of Things (IoT) Special - NZ Tech Podcast 462

October 19th, 2019


In this special episode presented in conjunction with Microsoft, host Paul Spain talks with Internet of Things specialists Chimene Bonhomme …

Skydio 2 takes on DJI, Waymo takes safety drivers out of autonomous taxis, Spark vs Sky sports rights

October 15th, 2019


Collapse OS, Dyson kills EV, Waymo update, OECD digital services tax, Adobe vs Venezuela, Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests, Skydio 2 vs …

iPhone 11 Pro's superb night photos, Microsoft Surface Duo (Android Phone) and Surface Neo

October 8th, 2019


Microsoft’s big news - Surface Duo dual screen Android smartphone, Surface Neo dual screen Windows 10X tablet, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7. Plus Sony PlayStation 4 opens up, iPhone 11 Pro’s superb …

NZ Tech Podcast reboot + GoPro Hero 8, Tesla v10 update, Sky Sport’s gamble, Southern Cross NEXT

October 1st, 2019

This week we share details of the NZ Tech Podcast reboot – plus the brand new GoPro Hero 8, Tesla v10 update, Southern Cross NEXT, 2degrees growth …

Internet NZ’s new initiatives, HP Elite Dragonfly, Rugby World Cup, BMW car tech, Google Play Pass

September 23rd, 2019


Google Play Pass, $179 Vodafone TV streaming box, HP Elite Dragonfly, Rugby World Cup, Acorn TV $8 streaming, Australia’s NBN Gigabit option, BMW up the pace on car tech and deliver features via firmware update, …

From Tokyo - iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch Series 5, Fitbit Versa 2, Huawei Nova 5T

September 17th, 2019

A special episode recorded in Tokyo with Glenn Hart and Paul Spain discussing iPhone 11, Apple TV+, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad 10.2. Also featured on …

NZTA data breach, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey in NZ, Tesla Autopilot NZ hands on, Vodafone $10m service upgrade

September 9th, 2019


Paul Spain takes Tesla Autopilot on an NZ road trip, NZ Transport Agency careless data breach, Apple unveiling, Vodafone NZ investing $10m in …

Ex-Uber engineer charged, Australia vs online extremism, Huawei’s Mate 30 challenge, Kill the steering wheel? – NZ Tech Podcast 455

September 2nd, 2019


In this episode we delive into NZ technology startup Spidertracks, we discussing killing the steering wheel, Australia vs online extremism, US …

Sky TV’s Parnell Skunkworks, Tuia 250 data breach highlights ID challenges, Wearables market >$10b - NZ Tech Podcast 454

August 26th, 2019


The inside word on Sky TV’s Parnell Skunkworks with Justin Tomlinson, iCloud web update beta, Govt’s Tuia 250 data breach highlights ID storage challenges, Wearables market >$10b, Mobile evidence fail in Denmark, …

Samsung Note 10 arrives, Disney+ vs Netflix vs Apple TV+, Lime Scooters to be autonomous? – NZ Tech Podcast 453

August 19th, 2019


Hands on Samsung Note 10+, Streaming to change as Disney+ and Apple TV+ are due to launch whilst Sky Sport Now and Spark Sport fight it out. Autonomous eScooters are coming, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, big automakers vs …

Tesla Model 3 in NZ, Sky not standing still, fingerprint data hacked, watch that USB cable - NZ Tech Podcast 452

August 17th, 2019


This week - Tesla Model 3 in NZ, Sky not standing still, fingerprint data hacked, watch that USB cable and lots more.

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Freeview futures with CEO Jason Foden, Vodafone 5G and Vodafone TV v2, satellite cell towers

August 5th, 2019


Freeview futures with CEO Jason Foden, Vodafone 5G and Vodafone TV refresh, satellite cell towers, Sky Sport vs Spark Sport, T-Mobile and Sprint …

Supermarkets of the Future and Today - Chris Quin, Foodstuffs - NZ Tech Podcast 450

July 30th, 2019


Chris Quin (CEO Foodstuffs NI) talks with Paul Spain about the changing landscape as tech commands ever increasing attention in supermarkets. What …

Spark sells Morepork, Slack vs Microsoft Teams, Netflix struggles and trying mobile only streaming

July 22nd, 2019


This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Spark NZs sales of Morepork, NZ drone rule update refresh, Netflix's struggles with content and subscribers …

Parliament dumps .govt domain, HBO Max vs Netflix, Agent Smith vs Android, D-Link vs FTC - NZ Tech Podcast 448

July 17th, 2019

Parliament dumps .govt domain, lithium charger vs Virgin Atlantic flight, D-Link decade of security audits, surveillance contractor gone, Agent Smith malware vs Android, Huawei waiting game, Facebook video …

Serato Studio (+ giveaway), British Airways record $345m data breach fine, Sky Sport vs Spark Sport

July 8th, 2019


Sky Sport vs Spark Sport, Waymo new hires, state schools ban phones, China drops spyware on tourist phones, Libra vs US Congress, US Army releases …

Apple farewells Sir Jony Ive, Oppo Reno 10x, Dyson,

July 1st, 2019

Trump deal helps Huawei, Sir Jony Ive departing Apple, Apple acquires self-driving car startup, Oppo Reno 10x, Dyson V11, what is Duratek Plus, Lenovo ThinkPad T490, Plexure update, 2degrees and Spark change of …

NZ podcast consumption, US vs China supercomputers, Nissan/Renault driverless, Facebook moderator woes

June 24th, 2019

Guest James Cridland joins Paul Spain to discuss - US vs Chinese supercomputer makers, Nissan/Renault driverless partnership with Waymo, Facebook …

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency play – Libra and Calibra, Huawei predicts US$30b hit to sales, NZ's newest podcasts

June 19th, 2019

Facebook has finally announced it’s cryptocurrency play with the Libra blockchain and Calibra wallet. Also Huawei indicates it could lose US$30b in …

Apple’s big WWDC news plus Computex Taipei news, Tesla Model 3 NZ price and availability

June 8th, 2019

Myriam Joire / tnkgrl (of joins Paul Spain to disucss Intel vs AMD vs ARM and other insights from Computex Taipei - also, …

Andrew Nimick, Vend to grow, Nelson tech company sold for $45m, Vocus buyout offered - NZ Tech Podcast 441

May 28th, 2019


Andrew Nimick is the guest this week discussing - Ransomware attack on Baltimore City, Microsoft xCloud streams 3,500 games from cloud, Vend to grow …

Will Trump break Huawei? Has Jacinda done the impossible? – NZ Tech Podcast 440

May 20th, 2019


Trump’s moves to block U.S. suppliers selling to Huawei, Jacinda Ardern vs Mark Zuckerburg, Lilium Electric Air taxi have taken off for testing, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, HPE grabs Cray supercomputers.

Greg Shanahan on TIN100 and NZ startups, Vodafone NZ sells for $3.4B, Uber shares tank - NZ Tech Podcast 439

May 13th, 2019


Greg Shanahan discusses TIN100 and NZ Tech startups, Vodafone NZ sells for $3.4B to Infratil and Canadian investor, Jeff Bezos wants colonies in …

Orion NZ Radio Network, Rocket Lab's 6th launch, Nokia 9 Pureview, AI for Mosque - NZ Tech Podcast 438

May 7th, 2019


Nokia 9 Pureview hands on, Orion NZ Radio Network, Rocket Lab's 6th launch, Facebook vs Bot sellers, Artificial Intelligence vision tech for Christchurch Mosque, Oppo AX5s + more

Robert Collins on Spark agile, 5G, Nissan Leaf vs Tesla, Boeing 737 Max - NZ Tech Podcast 437

April 30th, 2019


On this episode NZ software developer Robert Collins joins the show for a wide ranging discussion with host Paul Spain. Covers Spark NZ, Boeing 737 …

Ransomware takes The Weather Channel of air, $100m Kiwisaver fund for startups, 30 Day Startup book - NZ Tech Podcast 436

April 22nd, 2019


30 Day Startup book, Ransomware vs The Weather Channel, Amazon and Google make up, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Tesla unveils autopilot chip, 2degrees group …

Apple Airpod 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds, Chorus exploitation in the spotlight, Artificial Intelligence for Truckies - NZ Tech Podcast 435

April 16th, 2019


Amazon free Music, Apple’s $500m Arcade, Microsoft Surface earbuds, Chorus promises improvements, Kiwi truckie fatigue monitoring, Sky TV vs Spark Sport, Rocket Lab’s satellite platform, Samsung Galaxy Buds vs Apple …

Chorus insights with Ian Bonnar, 8K Samsung TVs arrive, Spark's CEO change - NZ Tech Podcast 434

April 8th, 2019


Chromium Edge browser, AMD refresh, Australia’s latest NBN woes, faked fingers, Amazon satellites internet globally, UK supersonic, Google’s Ethics …

Westpac NZ Apple Pay, Huawei Watch GT hands on, car tech, new iPad Mini hands on - NZ Tech Podcast 433

April 1st, 2019


Westpac NZ Apple Pay, auto/electric vehicle update and with wireless in car tech. Plus McDonalds buys into Plexure, the Huawei P30 Pro camera sees in the dark, new iPad Mini, Huawei Watch GT hits NZ with ~2-weeks …

Huawei P30 Pro hands on, Apple TV+, The World vs Facebook, Ohmio driverless shuttle, Spark 5G insight - NZ Tech Podcast 432

March 26th, 2019


Huawei P30 Pro arrives and Paul takes a first look, Apple TV+ announcement along with Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and The World vs …

Inside Spark Sport, Epson tech and the Melbourne F1, Facial recognition legislation - NZ Tech Podcast 431

March 18th, 2019


A chat with Jeff Latch (Head of Sport, Spark NZ) about the freshly launched Spark Sport beta. Also featuring Epson tech and the Melbourne F1, Facial recognition legislation and looking at content blocking in light of …

Vodafone’s unsettling times, Spark Sport and Melbourne Grand Prix, 300-million private messages leak - NZ Tech Podcast 430

March 11th, 2019


$30,000 enviro tech contest, Spark Sport Melbourne Grand Prix, 300-million private messages unsecured, Microsoft Azure arrives in Africa, Vodafone jobs to go, 2degrees + Amazon Prime Video, Huawei vs USA, Chrome update …

Trade Me hits 20-years, Ring update, Lime eScooters and eBikes, Sport streaming - NZ Tech Podcast 429

March 5th, 2019


Ring ANZ MD Mark Fletcher is guest this week – discussing Trade Me hitting 20-years, Lime eScooters and eBikes, further Mobile World Congress news, sports streaming, tech in Australia and of course the latest security …

Looking up at Drones, Galaxy S10 series hands on, Mobile World Congress, Where’s Lime? - NZ Tech Podcast 428

February 26th, 2019


How are drones are being used and where they’re headed? Hands on with Galaxy S10 series, initial highlights of Mobile World Congress and flexible phones, Lime escooters are gone from streets, hands on an impressive low …

Autonomous Truck Crash, Unbundling Fibre, eScooters go wild, Huawei - NZ Tech Podcast 427

February 19th, 2019


Vodafone and Vocus CEOs talk unbundling New Zealand's UFB Fibre, an Autonomous Truck Crash in Australia, eScooters go wild. And is auto-generated text dangerous? Will Huawei find its place in NZ?

Christian Beedgen - Data ethics, bias and unintended consequences: NZ Tech Podcast 426

February 12th, 2019


Silicon Valley based Christian Beedgen (CTO, Co-founder - Sumo Logic) joins Paul Spain in the Podcasts NZ studio to discuss data ethics, data bias, …

Dai Henwood and Paul Spain Special Episode: NZ Tech Podcast 425

February 9th, 2019


Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to delve into a broad range of topics - including Dai's on-again / off-again relationships with Apple and Google, the …

Viagogo slapped, 10 Gigabit Internet trial, Cryptopia $23m heist - NZ Tech Podcast 424

February 5th, 2019


Viagogo slapped, 10 Gigabit Internet trial, Cryptopia $23m heist, Z rolls out number plate recognition that means you can fill up with gas without …

Internet cable break disconnects Tonga, AI enabled Robotic Knee, Mealpal launches in NZ, Apple and Tesla cut staff - NZ Tech Podcast 423

January 29th, 2019


Bluetooth 5.1 brings better location capabilities, Tonga Internet break, AI enabled Robotic Knee, Mealpal launches in NZ, Apple and Tesla cut staff, Aston Martin’s Rapide E, arrest over infamous US text messaging scam, …

LimePod Cars, Oppo AX7, Google’s $85m fine, DJI hit by $75m fraud, Ring’s good and bad - NZ Tech Podcast 422

January 22nd, 2019

Lime going from Scooters to Limepod car rentals by the minute, Google hit by $85m fine in Europe, DJI lose $225m to employee fraud, Ring launches new …

Yourdrive car sharing keyless entry, CES 2019, Iridium Next, Autonomous Vehicles: NZ Tech Podcast 421

January 15th, 2019


Insights following Paul’s visit to CES 2019 in Las Vegas and discussion with Yourdrive car sharing founder Oscar Ellison. Plus: Iridium Next/SpaceX, …

CES 2019 Highlights: NZ Tech Podcast 420

January 8th, 2019


Recorded at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Paul Spain and Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) review highlights of CES 2019 announcements across autonomous air taxis, to …

Tesla Autopilot in the real world, Freeview NZ tech, Virgin Galatic vs Rocket Lab - NZ Tech Podcast 419

December 18th, 2018


Paul Spain and Myrian Joire (tnkgrl) discuss Telsa’s Autopilot in NZ and US, Freeview’s Android TV stick and New Freeview Recorder, Rocket Lab and …

China vs USA, Waymo and Tesla autonomous cars, Microsoft Edge going Open Source, Chorus drama - NZ Tech Podcast 418

December 10th, 2018


Teknique insights from CEO Ben Bodley, USA vs China and Huawei, Chorus subcontractors charged by inspectorate, Microsoft Open Source story continues with Edge browser, autonomous vehicle news from Waymo and Tesla, New …

3D-Printed Motorbikes, Free Inflight Wi-Fi, DJI Osmo Pocket vs GoPro, Meet Niesh’s founder and CEO - NZ Tech Podcast 417

December 3rd, 2018


Student platform Niesh, a password free revolution, Symantec Cyber Security insights, 3D Printed motorbikes, free Air NZ inflight Wi-Fi, Uber …

China’s Big Brother mishap, E-Moped service Kwikli, US vs Huawei - NZ Tech Podcast 416

November 26th, 2018


Meet Kiwi the founder of Kwikli e-moped sharing startup. Plus Sky’s new CEO, US vs Huawei, is iPhone X coming back, Ola NZ speed wobbles, misfortune …

Spark 5G, Ford driverless cars, Kiwicon vs Lime Scooters, Hands on Oppo R17 Pro and Jabra Engage 75 - NZ Tech Podcast 415

November 19th, 2018


At Kiwicon Lime Scooters hacking risks are highlighted, Ford demos driverless cars, Video search tip (, Spark 5G Innovation Lab and trial 5G sites are active and Skype arrives on Amazon Echo / Alexa. Hands …

Unlimited Satellite Broadband coming to NZ, Mi launches locally, Business Time for Rocket Lab, Apple refreshes - NZ Tech Podcast 414

November 12th, 2018


Big Apple refresh, bad start for Ola, E-mopeds arrive in Auckland, Lime scooter recall, Samsung foldable smartphone, Rocket Lab attracts global …

NZ solar break thru, Ola launches in NZ, Nokia 7.1, Anki Vector robot - NZ Tech Podcast 413

November 5th, 2018


The future of retail with 7 Eleven/Lenovo/Amazon, hands on Nokia 7.1 and Anki Vector, Solarcity's solar breakthrough, Uber rival Ola launches in NZ, …

NZ’s BB8 Robot and Maker Faire Wellington, IBM swallowing RedHat for NZ$52B, TVNZ to charge for streaming? - NZ Tech Podcast Episode 412

October 29th, 2018


IBM to acquire RedHat; will Apple offer free streaming; DJI eEnterprise drone; Maker Faire coming to Wellington; Flick Electric spot prices go …

Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands on, Rolls-Royce autonomous ships, DJI Drone update - NZ Tech Podcast 411

October 23rd, 2018


DJI Drone update, October Windows 10 update damages Microsoft reputation, iPhone Xr lands, Rolls-Royce works with Intel to deliver self driving …

Air NZ commits to Cora autonomous air taxi, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Lime Scooters, NZ is most scammed country - NZ Tech Podcast 410

October 15th, 2018


Old PCs kills productivity says Microsoft, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Lime Scooters, NZ is most scammed country, Air NZ commits to Cora autonomous air taxi. Hands on: Samsung Q9F TV, soundbars, Harmon Kardon Allure, Blockworks …

Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid bet, Punakaiki Fund capital raise, Windows 10 update deletes data, Intel’s next CPUs - NZ Tech Podcast 409

October 8th, 2018


Lance Wiggs talks Punakaiki Fund, NZ judge rules in trees vs Wifi case, new HP convertible Chromebook, Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs, new Microsoft …

NZ E-Voting, Terrafugia Flying Car, 20-Years of Google, Streaming in Asia, Keezel VPN gadget - NZ Tech Podcast 408

October 1st, 2018


Surface Go realities, Apple Watch 4, Facebook suffer another setback amid hack, iFlix and streaming tech in Asia, NZ E-Voting, Terrafugia Flying Car about to be available for pre-sale, 20-Years of Google, Keezel portal …

iPhone Xs Max and Segway Drift hands on + Unpacking Amazon and Microsoft updates - NZ Tech Podcast 407

September 25th, 2018


Upcoming electric scooter rentals in Christchurch/Auckland, Segway eskates, Apple iOS12, iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch series 4. Looking at Amazon’s news – 3000 AmazonGo store, Echo Auto, Echo Wall Clock, Microwave and …

Is a $2800 iPhone crazy, HP 3D Printing, Oppo Find X, Ola vs Uber - NZ Tech Podcast 406

September 18th, 2018


Apple’s pricing strategy with the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. Plus, delving into HP 3D Printing, Ola vs Uber, Chrous 10Gbps Business Broadband, and hands on with the exciting and unique Oppo Find X.


Trump vs Apple, UK vs NZ mobile plans, Office 365 matures, Huawei cheats benchmarks? - NZ Tech Podcast 405

September 10th, 2018


President Trump vs Apple in tariffs fight, flying taxis and NZ, the big difference between UK and NZ mobile plans, Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down, Surface Go hands on, Office 365 and SharePoint mature, new Google Pixel …

$100m DHB IT Project could die, Russian Malware Killing IT, Financial Advise in an automated world - NZ Tech Podcast 404

September 4th, 2018


This week - Xiaomi’s new Pocophone F1, Banks vs Disruption, the future of financial advance in a world or artificial intelligence and robo advice, $100m National Oracle System IT Project for District Health Boards and …

Sky TV vs Criminals, China Insights, DJI Mavic 2 vs Yuneec Mantis Q, Microsoft Surface Go - NZ Tech Podcast 403

August 28th, 2018


Sky TV’s Sophie Malone talks about copyright, Kodi boxes and blocking pirated downloads. Also China insights from Bear Liu, DJI Mavic 2 vs Yuneec Mantis Q, Australia vs Huawei and ZTE, Microsoft Surface Go, NZ name …

Inside Centrality HQ, Apple vs Schoolboy Hacker, ATM Bank Heist nets $20m+, Russian Rogue Satellites - NZ Tech Podcast 402

August 21st, 2018


We go inside Centrality HQ in Auckland to hear their approach to leveraging blockchain and about an upcoming launch. Plus Apple vs the Australian …

Spark’s view of 5G, Galaxy Note 9, Magic Leap One arrives, Huawei Nova 3i

August 13th, 2018


Magic Leap One, Spark moves further into live sport streaming with English Premier League, Australia vs Encryption, Hands on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Nova 3i. Insights into Spark NZ’s thinking 5G within NZ incl …

Android 9.0 Pie, Oppo R15 Pro, Scott Bartlett on Kordia’s 4K TV broadcast - NZ Tech Podcast 400

August 7th, 2018


Kodia’s 4K Terrestrial TV broadcast, Android 9.0 Pie, safer school internet, Walmart robot testing, robots plead for their lives, NZ Gaming Industry …

NZ Tech Podcast 399: IBM’s Watson dangerous AI, Ridesharing and Autonomous Vehicles, Kodak’s disruption, Aboard NZ5

July 31st, 2018


A special episode recorded about an Air NZ flight from Los Angeles to Auckland - IBM’s Watson dangerous AI, Ridesharing with others first hand, Autonomous car and truck updates, Kodak’s disruption and WiFi and Podcasts …

NZ Tech Podcast 398: The State of Podcasting, Smart Speakers, Google Podcasts - Libsyn’s Rob Walch

July 24th, 2018

Paul Spain joins podcasting commentator and industry veteran Rob Walch to discuss the state of podcasting in 2018 – delving into topics such smart …

NZ Tech Podcast 397: Air NZ Wi-Fi now 10x faster, NZ Cybersecurity breaches, NZ’s Colour X-ray tech

July 17th, 2018


Air NZ Wi-Fi is 10x faster now, new MacBook Pros, U.S. and ZTE makeup, George Hotz Self Driving Vs Assisted Driving, NZ’s Colour X-ray tech, …

NZ Tech Podcast 396: Trickle Beer Tech, Chorus 10Gbps, Microsoft Surface Go, USB-C Monitors, Work vs Personal phones

July 9th, 2018


Trickle offers tech to kiwi bars, Chorus trialing 10Gbps UFB, Universities exit REANNZ, Surface Go, Elon Musk and Thai cave rescue, Crypto-Jackers arrested in China, phones home vs work, USB-C monitors for Macs, PCs, …

NZ Tech Podcast 395: Seeby Woodhouse on Voyager, Orion Health, Melon Health, Hands on Ring Spotlight Cam

July 2nd, 2018


Orion health $225m asset sale, Melon Health and the future of healthcare, Driverless delivery for U.S. supermarkets, Samsung Note 9 cometh, Microsoft secret pocketable Surface, Logitech Rally, Moto G6 Plus, Moto E5, …

NZ Tech Podcast 394: N4L and Internet for NZ Students, Ebay Plus with free shipping, Intel vs The Future

June 26th, 2018


The latest from Network for Learning on their work student internet trials – plus Intel under the spotlight, Ebay Plus free shipping offer, is Apple playing fair, a new burger robot, Samsung’s new Flip smart whiteboard …

NZ Tech Podcast 393: Air NZ and Uber may fly electric in NZ, FIFA Live Streaming issues, inside TVNZ’s streaming world

June 18th, 2018


Are Autonomous Air Taxis coming to Auckland thanks to Air New Zealand or Uber? Ohmio $20M deal, Fitbit Versa and Aria 2 scales, N4L and Chorus Wi-Fi trial, EU vs Kaspersky, FIFA streaming in Australia, TVNZ Hei Hei, …

NZ Tech Podcast 392: Moto playing in NZ again, Australia’s latest NBN issues, Kitty Hawk Flyer, New Vodafone NZ CEO

June 12th, 2018

Motorola is getting serious about NZ market again, Australia’s latest NBN woes, the very cool Kitty Hawk Flyer, Google’s Wi-Fi project with Railways …

NZ Tech Podcast 391: Apple WWDC, Vodafone/Vocus UFB venture, Kogan Mobile NZ, Google Neighbourly

June 5th, 2018


Vodafone/Vocus fibre unbundling, Uber loves Waymo, blocking, Intel low power screens, Google Neighbourly, Kogan Mobile NZ, Enable completes Christchurch UFB, Apple’s big news from WWDC across iOS, Apple …

NZ Tech Podcast 390: The Inside word on Lightbox, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Apple’s Autonomous Car Play, Killer Uber had Emergency Braking Disabled

May 28th, 2018


Inside Lightbox with Hema Patel, Apple’s Autonomous Car Play, Uber that killed said to have emergency braking disabled, SwipedOn to US, Microsoft talking AI, Rocket Lab launch update, GDPR + celebrating NZ Hi-Tech …

NZ Tech Podcast 389: Fixr, Nokia Android One hands on,, Air NZ Wi-Fi price cut, Tencent takes 80% of NZ developer

May 22nd, 2018


Lightbox refresh, Air NZ Wi-Fi price cut, Credit Card challenges, NEP Group vs Sky, Amazon’s All Blacks doco, Tencent buys 80% of NZ’s Grinding Gears, Hands on with Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus Android One handsets, Meet Fixr


NZ Tech Podcast 388: Google I/O, AI robot makes phone calls for you, Air New Zealand Wi-Fi, Digital Surveillance in NZ

May 14th, 2018


Air New Zealand Wi-Fi now available, JBL 5.1 Soundbars, Digital Surveillance vs privacy, Google I/O highlights incl Duplex, Gmail Smart Compose, Android P, Waymo autonomous cars to the moon and back.


NZ Tech Podcast 387: Samsung QLED, Codemania, Hawaiki Cable completion, 3M Standing Desk, Reobot

May 7th, 2018


Samsung QLED TVs, robot vacs and washing machines, Reobot helps you learn Maori, 3M standing desks, Privacy Week, Codemania, Hawaiki completes deep sea fibre cable, Fitbit Ace & Versa, facial recognition vs privacy, …

NZ Tech Podcast 386: Hugh Ujhazy and Benoit Felten – The road to 5G Mobile

May 1st, 2018

Analysts Hugh Ujhazy (IDC) and Benoit Felten (Diffraction Analysis) join Paul Spain to share their global perspectives on 5G Mobile networks. Both …

NZ Tech Podcast 385: The future of Sports broadcasts, New ASB identity trial, USA vs ZTE

April 23rd, 2018


Spark NZ to play its part in the future of sports broadcasting, ASB to trial biometrics for opening bank accounts, ZTE ban, Vocus NZ no longer for …

NZ Tech Podcast 384: Talking Tech, Digital, Innovation and Disruption

April 17th, 2018

A special NZ Tech Podcast episode with Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) and Rohan MacMahon (Woolemi Consulting) talking through a range of topics …

NZ Tech Podcast 383: Ohmio Kiwimade Autonmous Vehicles, Huawei P20 Pro hands on, Spark 240GB Fixed wireless plans

April 9th, 2018


Huawei P20 Pro hands on, Vodafone IPO off for now, 111 caller location for iPhone, Nyriad, tech can hear the word you say in your head, wireless broadband plans double, Virgin makes maiden rocket-powered flight, Omhio …

NZ Tech Podcast 382: Interview with Peter Beck, CEO Rocket Lab – ‘Business Time’

April 5th, 2018

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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 381: Apple Autonmous Cars vs Waymo, Huawei’s 4 camera P20 Pro,, Lightwire

April 2nd, 2018


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 DNS? Autonomous car news from Apple, Waymo, …

NZ Tech Podcast 380: NBA 99c video, nib Health Insurance bot, USA vs China/Huawei, NZ broadcasting future

March 26th, 2018


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 379: Larry Page’s Electric Flying Taxi, 5G in NZ, Low Cost 3D Printed Houses, What is Syndex?

March 19th, 2018


Future cities, Cora from Kitty Hawk/Zephyr Airworks takes off in NZ funded by Google’s Larry Page, Syndex Exchange for proportional ownerships, Apple …

NZ Tech Podcast 378: Women in Tech, Burger Flipping Robot, Elon Musk’s Urban Loop, S9 launch

March 12th, 2018


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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 377: ASB tech update, Sky vs, Invsta, Xero’s Rod Drury to CEO, Self Driving Car Wars

March 5th, 2018


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 376: Hands on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, Mobile World Congress, Plexure, a taste of the Future

February 26th, 2018


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 375: Crypto Currencies and Blockchain special

February 19th, 2018


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.

NZ Tech Podcast 374: Airport trials virtual officer, Drone carries passenger, Intel laser projection Smartglasses

February 13th, 2018


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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 373: Oppo vs iPhone, Amazon Alexa is here, Could China lead in Autonomous Vehicles and EVs?

February 4th, 2018


Oppo vs iPhone, Amazon Alexa lands in NZ, Tesla's missing self-driving test results, BizDojo sold, no cellphone radiation risk, Tesla solar/batteries …

NZ Tech Podcast 372: Goodbye TrueNet, License Plate tracking, $530 Million Cryptocurrency stolen

January 29th, 2018


U.S. License Plate tracking, $530 Million Cryptocurrency stolen, SpaceX preps Falcon Heavy rocket, Unlimited 1Gbps Internet

NZ Tech Podcast 371: NZ’s Rocket Lab reaches orbit, Lifesaving drone, Amazon Go, Magpie dead

January 22nd, 2018


Drone saves swimmers, what could be next? Rocket Lab reaches orbit on second attempt, Amazon's checkout-free store opens to public, Airbnb cuts …

NZ Tech Podcast 370: Hawaiki Cable hitting NZ, Air NZ inflight Wi-Fi speeds, Hotel Robots, Alexa/Google/Cortana

January 15th, 2018

Hawaiki Cable laying shipping hitting Auckland, Air NZ Wi-Fi test results via TravelTalk NZ, iTunes card scams, Spectre & Meltdown, Kodak …

NZ Tech Podcast 369: CES 2018 – Robots, Assistants, Modular TV, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Vehicles

January 9th, 2018

Robots, assistants, modular TV, virtual reality, autonomous tech, smart fridges, smartphones, cameras and headphones – from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, …

NZ Tech Podcast 368: Spark takes home routers on holiday, Garmin Edge 1030, Sony Xperia XZ1, Anki Cozmo, Chorus vs Telcos

December 12th, 2017


Spark portable wireless broadband, Chorus vs Carriers on 5G, Jason Paris leaving Spark early 2018, Windows 10 whiteboard app, Lightning Lab GovTech, …

NZ Tech Podcast 367: Amazon arrives, Stuff Pix, Media pain, UBCO is road ready, Echo coming to NZ, ARM Surface

December 5th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 366: Tesla Trucks, Smartwatch Ban, China bans Skype, 2degrees Wi-Fi Calling, Uber vs The World

November 27th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 365: Will Huawei become the world #1 seller of smartphones?

November 21st, 2017

Direct from Shenzhen in China - Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) join Paul Spain to discuss Huawei. Hear about the …

NZ Tech Podcast 364: Flying Cars, Nest in NZ, US$300m Ransomware sting, a suggestion for iPhone X v2

November 13th, 2017


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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 363: Living with iPhone X, Vodafone TV, Anki Overdrive, Xbox One X, Huawei Mate 10

November 7th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 362: Apple acquires NZ’s PowerbyProxi, Amazon Key, Vocus (incl Slingshot, Orcon, Callplus) for sale

October 30th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 361: Vodafone TV, Insurance for Semi-Autonomous Cars, Nokia 3, Trust Kaspersky?

October 24th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 360: Dona Sarkar - Microsoft

October 17th, 2017

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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 359: Google Pixel 2 + Pixel Buds, Travel Rockets, Air NZ Wi-Fi, Fitbit Ionic, Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link

October 9th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 358: Ford’s City of Tomorrow, Nokia is back, iPhone 8 wireless charging, Plan wars, Galaxy Note 8 Alcantara

October 3rd, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 357: Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with Chris Jackson, Richard Hay and Freddy Fuentes

September 28th, 2017


Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with guests Chris Jackson (Microsoft), Richard Hay (Winsupersite) and Freddy Fuentes (O-I) joining host …

NZ Tech Podcast 356: The Process Street story - driving up quality, improving delegantion, scaling your team

September 19th, 2017


This week we dive into Paul Spain’s favourite Process Management platform. In this discussion with Process Street CEO and founder we get a chat , …

NZ Tech Podcast 355: iPhone X, Tesla vs Hurricane Irma, Voyager update from Seeby Woodhouse, Europe vs US Tech companies

September 13th, 2017

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.

NZ Tech Podcast 354: NZ Gaming hits $100m, China’s 4000km/h train, 2degrees vs Spark, Ring Floodlight Cam

September 4th, 2017


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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 353: Samsung Note 8 hands on, LazyAz, Shark vs Drone, Fitbit smartwatch, GPS dog collar

August 28th, 2017


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, …

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