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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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Startup Journey: Neil Cresswell -

May 9th, 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 5th, 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 15th, 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 7th, 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 23rd, 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 11th, 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 10th, 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 3rd, 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 26th, 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 12th, 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 7th, 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 15th, 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 9th, 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 20th, 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 11th, 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 4th, 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 3rd, 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 27th, 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 13th, 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 6th, 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 29th, 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.

On this NZ Tech Podcast …

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

August 11th, 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 22nd, 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 14th, 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?

July 1st, 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 16th, 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 9th, 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 18th, 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 12th, 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 5th, 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 28th, 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 14th, 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 29th, 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 22nd, 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 24th, 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 10th, 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 3rd, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 18th, 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 6th, 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 31st, 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 23rd, 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 9th, 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 2nd, 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 25th, 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 20th, 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 9th, 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 21st, 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 14th, 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

May 1st, 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 23rd, 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 17th, 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 9th, 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 2nd, 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 27th, 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 19th, 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 13th, 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 10th, 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 30th, 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 16th, 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 11th, 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 4th, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 13th, 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 6th, 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 30th, 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 16th, 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 9th, 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 2nd, 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 11th, 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 14th, 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 10th, 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 3rd, 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 19th, 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 29th, 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 15th, 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 8th, 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 24th, 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 10th, 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 3rd, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 13th, 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 6th, 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 27th, 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 20th, 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 5th, 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 30th, 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 23rd, 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 16th, 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 10th, 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 13th, 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 28th, 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 14th, 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 31st, 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 25th, 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 18th, 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 10th, 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 4th, 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 29th, 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 5th, 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 29th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 352: Android 8.0 Oreo lands, Sky TV heads down, Snap founder is out, LinkedIn Video

August 23rd, 2017


Sky TV slumps, Snap founder Mark Petrie departs 2degrees, Xiaomi vs Samsung in India, Uber suspends service in Philippines, Android 8.0 is Android Oreo and it’s sort of here, Apple’s $1 Billion for original video …

NZ Tech Podcast 351: Data Futures Partnerships NZ, AI vs Dota 2, NZ Post Shipmate vs Amazon Prime, Goodnest, Hoist

August 15th, 2017


This week – Data Futures Partnerships NZ, Commerce Commission warns Telcos, JB HiFi struggling in NZ, Artificial Intelligence vs Dota 2 players, NZ Post launches Shipmate service with Amazon Prime similarities, Facebook …

NZ Tech Podcast 350: HTC U11, Remote Working, Rocket Lab update, Sky vs Amazon, 330TB on a tape?

August 8th, 2017


Topics discussed this week: HTC U11, IBM/Sony 330TB tape tech, Rocket Lab shares insights on failing to reach orbit, Will the All Blacks leave Sky, US arrests security expert Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) who …

NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter

August 1st, 2017


This week – Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU …

NZ Tech Podcast 348: Hon Simon Bridges - Transport & Communications

August 1st, 2017


Paul Spain is joined at Gorilla Technology HQ by Hon Simon Bridges to hear perspectives on technology in transport and communications - autonomous …

NZ Tech Podcast 347: Broadpwn – iOS vs Android, Alphabay and the Dark Web, Genoapay, Vodafone Giveaway

July 25th, 2017


This week – Genoapay, Broadpwn Wi-Fi risks on iOS and Android, GLAS Cortana thermostat, lvl5 advancing self-driving tech, Crown Infrastructure Partners, Microsoft vs Windows 10 users, fingerprints vs boarding passes, …

NZ Tech Podcast 346: Google AI gets creative, $386k tweet fine, trying unlimited LTE data, expanded low cost roaming

July 18th, 2017


BMW puts meetings in the car, Google’s stunning AI imagery, Vodafone expands $5 roaming, unlimited 4G LTE data in NZ, Slingshot Power vs TrustPower …

NZ Tech Podcast 345: World’s largest lithium-ion battery headed to Adelaide, Russia vs US, Solar Car, IoT networks

July 11th, 2017


This week - World’s largest lithium-ion battery headed to South Australia, Russia vs US, Solar Car, Electric autonomous trucks, UFB 2 is picking up …

NZ Tech Podcast 344: Vodafone NZ CTO on 5G mobile, Internet of Things, Fibre X, fixed mobile broadband, UFB and more

July 5th, 2017


Vodafone NZ's Tony Baird joins Paul Spain to discuss 5G, the new Internet of Things network, Fibre X, fixed mobile broadband, UFB and recent …

NZ Tech Podcast 343: Osnova's AI Maths Tutor, NotPetya, $3.7B fine for Google, Tesla model 3 in NZ already

July 4th, 2017


This week a $3.7 Billion fine for Google, the UK supermarket with autonomous delivery, Osnova's AI Maths Tutor, NotPetya, Tesla model 3 in NZ already, Flux Accelerator event, Pandora exits NZ, Elon Musk's first LA …

NZ Tech Podcast 342: Amazon vs Retail, Nissan Autonomous cars, Microsoft Surface Laptop, Oracle vs NZ Tech, telco updates

June 27th, 2017


This week – Owl 360 degree conference cam, autonomous Nissan, Microsoft Surface Laptop / 2017 Surface Pro, Sky/Vodafone ditch merger, Google Flight …

NZ Tech Podcast 341: Professor Jonathan Reichental - CIO Summit, Auckland

June 20th, 2017


This week Paul welcomes Professor Jonathan Reichental from the city of Palo Alto, California who spoke at Auckland's CIO Summit. Your weekly dose of …

NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

June 13th, 2017


This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZ’s Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from …

NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age, SpaceX recycling

June 6th, 2017


This week: Intel Compute Card, News from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. …

NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services

June 2nd, 2017


Paul Spain joins Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit 2017 in Auckland. An Australian based in London, Glenn shares his own story …

NZ Tech Podcast 337: Ministry of the Future, British Airways grounded by tech, possible laptop ban on all US flights, Computex starts

May 30th, 2017


NZ’s digital future and the place of government, British Airways tech outage, possible laptop ban on all US flights, Computex and super thin laptops from Asus, Microsoft promotes a Surface Pro competitor and Sony offers …

NZ Tech Podcast 336: A chat with Eugene Kaspersky, Cybersecurity Billionaire

May 30th, 2017


Bonus episode - Paul Spain chats with Eugene Kaspersky, founder/CEO at Russian Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Featured on Forbe’s Billionaires …

NZ Tech Podcast 335: Google I/O highlights, Milo kids activity tracker, NZ Internet usage, Workday’s opening NZ call centre

May 23rd, 2017


Google I/O highlights – Google Lens, VR headsets, new Google Assistant tech including proactive alerts and a robotic cocktail maker, Android Go and more. Plus Milo’s kids activity tracker, NZ’s internet appetite, …

NZ Tech Podcast 334: Microsoft Build in Seattle with Myriam Joire (tnkgrl)

May 19th, 2017


Highlights from Microsoft Build as Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) talks with Paul Spain. Windows Mixed Reality headsets, full Windows apps running on new ARM …

NZ Tech Podcast 333: Rocket Lab set for launch, Wanna Cry Ransomware, Xero cashflow positive, Pushpay wins at HiTech Awards

May 17th, 2017


We discuss NZ’s new emergency call location service, highlights of Techweek 2017, Xero’s rise to being cashflow positive, Pushpay the big winner at NZ HiTech Awards, Wanna Cry (wcrypt) ransomware and Peter Beck’s Rocket …

NZ Tech Podcast 332: Snowball Effect, Sky vs Fan Pass fans, Microsoft Surface Laptop, Space X Satellite Internet, Techweek 17

May 9th, 2017


Insights on Snowball Effect with CEO Simeon Burnett, Sky vs Fan Pass fans, Microsoft announces Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S, Space X impressive future Internet satellites, Techweek 17, a Space Plane from Boeing …

NZ Tech Podcast 331: Freight innovators TNX, Elon Musk and car tunnels, ‘flying cars’, $145k bounty on rouge drone pilots

May 2nd, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 330: Russian Robocop, Windows 10 Creators Edition, Travel Talk NZ, Tesla vs Cadillac, 5G in USA

April 19th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 329: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, 2degrees vs Spark, Google vs Fake News, Simpler UFB process, Mac Pro updates

April 11th, 2017


This week - Google fact check features, 2degrees Data Clock, Telco Property Access Bill, Spark follows in 2degrees footsteps with unlimited plan, …

NZ Tech Podcast 328: NZ’s first unlimited 4G mobile data plan, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hands On, Brain to Computer interface

April 4th, 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.

NZ Tech Podcast 327: Robot deliveries, refurbished Note 7, Find your AirPods, Galaxy S8 and S8+ preview, encryption vs law enforcement

March 28th, 2017


We discuss ground based autonomous robot deliveries, the two sides to the encryption debate following the London terrorist using WhatsApp encrypted …

NZ Tech Podcast 326: Electric Kiwi, Uber Eats Auckland, IS Apple doing Augmented Reality in NZ and Lyft about to launch here?

March 21st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 325: Exploding Headphones, Philippines Tech, Grab Taxi vs Uber, WhatsApp compromised

March 15th, 2017


Paul Spain reports in from Philippines – covering what’s happening in the local tech world along with news of exploding headphones aboard a flight to …

NZ Tech Podcast 324: Toyota Autonomous Car, 3D Printed House, Goodbye Tivo, Flick Electric, Oppo NZ

March 7th, 2017


Toyota autonomous cars, Fairphone modular phone, Wellington’s LookSee campaign attracts global tech talent, Tivo shutdown, iPad Pro vs Surface Pro, …

NZ Tech Podcast 323: Sky/Vodafone, Spark/Netflix, Mobile World Congress, Telsa NZ, SpaceX moon mission

February 28th, 2017


Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) and Joe Davis chat with Paul Spain - SpaceX moon mission, a failed Sky/Vodafone merger, Spark’s Netflix giveaway, …

NZ Tech Podcast 322: Robot Taxes, GM and Lyft autonomous taxi plans, Webstock and Accessibility, Orion goes AWS

February 21st, 2017


Rod Drury (Xero) and Lillian Grace (Figure.NZ) join Paul Spain to discuss taxing Robots, Webstock, Uber’s latest drama, Orion and Xero go Amazon Web …

NZ Tech Podcast 321: 1 Million Podcast Downloads, Banks vs Apple, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, $3000+ Giveaways

February 14th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 320: 31c0n Ticket Giveaway, Luggage Robots, Windows 10 Cloud edition, Is your TV watching you?

February 7th, 2017


In this episode, we discuss the ratepayers footing the bill to fly in extra IT professionals to NZ, train travel pod trials in India, Gita the personal cargo carrying robot, plus the 31 c0n tech conference coming this …

NZ Tech Podcast 319: Trump vs Cyber Security, broader than expected UFB expansion, Dropbox Paper, China vs VPN

January 31st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 318: E-Bikes, Ubco 2x2, AirPods hands on, Korea’s 997km/h train, Samsung battery update

January 24th, 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.

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NZ Tech Podcast 317: Let’s all be futurists, Home Tech – autonomous commuting, UFB vs ADSL, Flick Electric

January 17th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 316: iPhone 10-year Anniversary, CES 2017 – Virtual Reality, Cars, Voice Assistants, Long Range Wireless Charging

January 10th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 315: Vocus update, TransferVans, Chorus new CEO, Amazon Echo in hotel rooms, Amazon Prime NZ, Yahoo Hack

December 20th, 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.

NZ Tech Podcast 314: Infect a friend with Ransomware,, Quickflix Hollywood owner, Mac vs Surface

December 13th, 2016


Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares a update. Also discussed - new Ransomware, Netflix VR on Google …

NZ Tech Podcast 313: Goodnest, Media Design School, John Key’s legacy, Amazon Go, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ

December 6th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 312: Hands on MacBook Pro and Touch Bar, Hawaiki cable, Symantec Cyber Security predictions

November 29th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 311: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon Prime NZ with Jeremy Clarkson and friends, Tesla NZ, Google Earth VR

November 22nd, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 310: Arria natural language AI, Boeing Black self-destructing phone, GoPro Karma recall, Android Auto for all

November 15th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 309: Surface Studio vs Mac Book Pro, Tesla Solar Roof Tiles, Spark vs Chorus

November 8th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 308: SMX and Spark's partnership, Autonomous buses and trucks, Samsung Note 8

October 26th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 307: Apple Pay, Ile De Re Fibre Laying Ship, Sony Xperia XZ, Samsung goes 10nm

October 18th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 306: Inside the Windows Insider Programme with Bill Karagounis

October 14th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 305: Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Samsung brand woes, Air NZ Wi-Fi, Tesla NZ, Microsoft Ignite NZ preview

October 11th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 304: Cybersecurity with KPMG, Netflix price hike, Gigabit UFB fir akk, Pixel Phones, Oakely using NZ technology?

October 4th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 303: Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta with Richard Hay

September 28th, 2016


Richard Hay ( joined the discussion on highlights of Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta – including from CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft OneNote updates, democratisation of Artificial Intelligence, …

NZ Tech Podcast 302: iPhone/Watch 2 hands on, Oracle Cloud, Infocus vs Surface Hub, Twitter > 140 characters

September 20th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 301: Samsung Note 7, Apple’s latest, Chorus Gigabit fibre, Facebook and Xero Bots

September 13th, 2016


NZ Tech Podcast 301: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 dramas get worse, Apple announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Watch series 2. Also Chorus Gigabit broadband, Stuff fibre arrives, Spark and SMX team up, Bot action from …

NZ Tech Podcast 300: Sad Note 7, Better NZ Mobile plans, Norton Online Harassment Report, iBeacons for Wellington

September 6th, 2016


NZ Tech Podcast 300: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 woes, Skinny Mobile goes direct, Spark mobile plan refresh, Norton Online Harassment Report, iBeacons in …

NZ Tech Podcast 299: SpaceX Moustronauts, Schooling Online, iPhone Bugs, Stratford vs NZ, New FitBits

August 30th, 2016


NZ Tech Podcast 299: Kids to skip school and study online, iPhone escapes 0-day flaw panic, WhatsApp shares your number with Facebook, Chorus CEO …

NZ Tech Podcast 298: Kevin Mitnick and HB Hi-Fi Hacking, HP X3, autonomous Uber

August 22nd, 2016


NZ Tech Podcast 298: Kevin Mitnick shows how to hack JB Hi-Fi online store, HP x3 and Lapdock, Uber going autonomous in September, Gigabit Ultra-Fast Broadband heading to more NZ homes, Intel Developer Forum, NZ Cert …

NZ Tech Podcast 297: Google Duo, smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick vs Steve Wozniak, Note 7 Iris authentication

August 16th, 2016


NZ Tech Podcast 297: Google Duo, smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick Google Duo taking on Apple Facetime, MIT’s smart tattoos, Kevin Mitnick and Steve Wozniak hit NZ, Samsung Note 7 Iris authentication, Ed Hyde stepping up as …

NZ Tech Podcast 296: NZ Tech Podcast 296: Vocus Update, Stuff Fibre, NZ’s first 3D printed jaw, is Apple losing interest in Mac?

August 9th, 2016


NZ’s first 3D printed jaw, Fairfax launching Stuff Fibre, update on Vocus Internet services, Google vs passwords, Apple drops $200m on Artificial Intelligence startup, Amazon gets it’s first plane, $60m Bitcoin hack, …

NZ Tech Podcast 295: Hands on Samsung Note 7 and Xbox One S, NZ’s Module ‘Decibel’ and AlphaCrowd Equity Crowdfunding

August 2nd, 2016


NZ's first Samsung Note 7 hands on preview, Xbox One S, Brick Laying robot, Xiaomi’s MacBook Air clone, Uber China sold to Chinese competitor Didi …

NZ Tech Podcast 294: Tesla Autonomous Trucks, Cyber Espionage, Acquisitions galore, Air NZ Bluetooth

July 26th, 2016


This week features – Elon Musk’s Masterplan 2 and Tesla Autonomous Trucks, Cyber sabotage apparently used by Fortune 500 companies, Air NZ allowing inflight Bluetooth, acquisitions galore - Marker Metro, ARM/SoftBank, …

NZ Tech Podcast 293: Autonomous bus on public roads, vs QV, Pushpay does utilities bills, new Xbox

July 19th, 2016


An autonomous bus takes to public roads, Pushpay goes after utilities bills, Microsoft’s new 2TB UltraHD Xbox One S almost here, Semble pulling plug …

NZ Tech Podcast 292: Paul Thurrott, Microsoft WPC 2016

July 15th, 2016


This episode comes from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference and features an interview with Paul Thurrott (Microsoft Commentator) along with …

NZ Tech Podcast 291: Norton Wi-Fi Security, Brain Scanning crime solving, Philips Hue, driverless car tech

July 5th, 2016


This week we look at Philips refreshed Hue smart home lighting, Norton’s Wi-Fi security, brain scanning tech that checks what you know, 3D printed car panels and the first autonomous driving death and news from BMW and …

NZ Tech Podcast 290: Housekeeping Robot, Visa tech, US Customers wants your social media details, Xiamoi SmartCycle

June 28th, 2016


On the agenda - Boston Dynamics SpotMini, Visa’s video of the future, setup a meeting at Starbucks from inside Outlook, US Customs goes after social media account, Xiaomi builds s smart bike, Smart use of data for …

NZ Tech Podcast 289: Robot on a Superbike, BMW/Rolls-Royce autonomous future, Cartoons by Jim, Meizu 3 Note

June 21st, 2016


We hear from Jim about his tech cartoons, Pauls power cut experience, driverless car races, BMW + Rolls-Royce future car tech and a robot on a …

NZ Tech Podcast 288: Apple’s WWDC, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, HP Elitebook Folio G1, E3

June 14th, 2016


Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $37 Billion, we try the HP EliteBook Folio G1 and discuss HP x3 and chat through some news from E3. Also lots of news …

NZ Tech Podcast 287: NZ Tech Podcast 287: Computex wrap up with Tnkgrl, Fixed and wireless networking update

June 7th, 2016


This special episode features Myriam Joire (TnkGrl) sharing her impressions from Computex in Taipei. This is followed by a chat with Netgear’s Tris …

NZ Tech Podcast 286: Robots Take 60,000 Jobs, Zenbo home Robot, Micro Drones, Backpack Virtual Reality computer

May 31st, 2016


At Computex Asus grab attention with Zenbo home robot and Transformer 3 Surface Pro clone. MSI and HP hype backpack computers for Virtual Reality. Also Robots take 60,000 Jobs, Micro bee Drones, prosthetic limbs to …

NZ Tech Podcast 285: Google I/O highlights, Run the Empire, Lumia 650, Duco vs Facebook streamers

May 24th, 2016


Highlights from Google IO incl the marriage of Chrome OS and Android, Allo, Duo, Wear 2 and Google Home. Also, Joseph Parker’s fight streamed via …

NZ Tech Podcast 284: YouTube pranksters jailed, Apple’s $1B ride sharing investment, Hyperloop test

May 17th, 2016


YouTube pranksters get jailed, Apple’s $1B Chinese ride sharing investment, Oracle vs Google, Govt’s $15m tech startup investment, Mamaroo baby tech, …

NZ Tech Podcast 283: Figure.NZ, SpaceX Ironman spacesuits, Cyber Security Summit, VoLTE, P9

May 10th, 2016


This week we discuss Figure.NZ, StretchSenses power by walking, Cyber Security Summit, SpaceX and Blue Origin rocket landings, design space suits, VoLTE, Spark Arena, Netflix gets into Reality TVand first hands on with …

NZ Tech Podcast 282: Electronic voting, $80 Child GPS tracker, Telsta’s network fail, Did Craig Wright invent Bitcoin

May 3rd, 2016


This week we discuss Electronic voting, the $80 Child GPS tracker, Telsta’s network fail, Windows 95 on an Apple Watch, Eye tracking, 2degrees funding, Panasonic Wings Bluetooth earbuds and ponder if Craig Stephen …

NZ Tech Podcast 281: Batteries that last 500-years, $1B SWIFT hack, Uber vs Taxis, Opera VPN, Minecraft Virtual Reality

April 28th, 2016


Uber ignores rules as NZ Taxi rules changes announced, the $1B Bangladesh SWIFT hack, EU takes on Google while Microsoft buddies up, Opera’s free …

NZ Tech Podcast 280: TnkGrl on the HTC 10, LeEco LeSEE Autonomous Car, LeEco - Le2, Le2 Pro and Le Max2

April 27th, 2016


Paul Spain is joined by Myriam Joire (aka TnkGrl - Tech Pundit, ex-Editor Engadget) to learn about LeEco’s new self-driving electric vehicle concept, …

NZ Tech Podcast 279: The Module Project, Amazon vs Netflix, Google Play Podcasts

April 19th, 2016


We drill down into the topic of planned obsolescence and a possible solution called The Module Project, Amazon vs Netflix, Google Play Podcasts, Sony …

NZ Tech Podcast 278: Autonomous driving in NZ, Microsoft Build 2016, Hawaiki Cable, Pentagon open for hacking

April 12th, 2016


Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety …

NZ Tech Podcast 277: BUILD 2016 with Tom Warren (The Verge)

April 5th, 2016


Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety …

NZ Tech Podcast 276: iOS 9.3 fail, Microsoft’s Teleportation alternative, Spark grabs mobile spectrum

March 29th, 2016


Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence drama, Holoportation, Maps error gets wrong house demolished, Occulus Rift lands, iOS 9.3 issues, Toyota safety …

NZ Tech Podcast 275: Apple's new iPhone 5 SE and iPad Pro, Sophia Robot, Snakk Media's $215k mistake, NZ's new Fibre link to the world, Pizaa Robot

March 22nd, 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.

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NZ Tech Podcast 274: A chat with Vodafone's Global Chief Technology Officer - Johan Wibergh

March 18th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 273: Live 'virtually' forever, Microsoft Surface reliability, TPP Expert Report, End of Skype on TV

March 15th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 272: SenCbudds, Fitbit Blaze + Alta, Mac Ransomware, 15TB SSD, Amazon Echo Dot + Tap

March 8th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 271: Auckland’s $1.2B IT blowout, UFB uptake hits 20%, Hololens, 4.5G vs 5G mobile

March 1st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 270: Galaxy S7 hands on, Mobile World Congress, $5 Android, 2degrees gets Tidal, Apple vs FBI

February 24th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 269: Cyber Security, ASB, Free Mobile Data, Robots vs employment

February 16th, 2016


Bryce Boland (FireEye) and James Bergin (ASB) join Paul Spain to discuss cyber security, ransomware, banking tech, robots vs employment, shooting …

NZ Tech Podcast 268: UK Health Service gets techie, DeLorian comeback, Apple’s Error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit

February 9th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 267: Air and underwater drone, Police 3D mugshots, Samsung vs Huawei, Plan B grabs ICONZ

February 2nd, 2016


Discussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft’s underwater …

NZ Tech Podcast 266: Netflix blocking, Cybersecurity spotlight, 20-year NetGuide Flashback, Surface Book, HP Envy

January 26th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 265: Netflix vs Proxies, Cheap Fast 4G Broadband Tested, Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars

January 19th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 264: CES 2016 - Highlights and Hilarity

January 13th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft

January 6th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 262: Drones over Tokyo, Lumia 950 PC and phone, Xero’s Mayor, Solar vs North Carolina

December 15th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 261: Martin Jetpack demo, NZ/Hawaii cable, Vodafone Xone, low cost 4G data

December 9th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 260: M2, Airplane Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, Hour of Code, HP Envy x2 vs Asus Transformer Book TP200

December 1st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 259: The Encryption Debate, a 4 year Troll search, Aura sold, Facebook and foregetting your Ex

November 24th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 258: iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book, 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Tax

November 17th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 257: NZ’s top photographer and his drone, Vodafone NZ $22m Gigabit upgrade, OneDrive Cloud Disappointment Part 2

November 10th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 256: Chrome vs Android, Apple TV, Google Podcasts, My Kiwi Life Podcast, LG 4k OLED TV

November 3rd, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 255: Apple Car, Hyperloop build, Owlet baby wearable, HP Public Cloud killed

October 27th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 254: Killer USB sticks, Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Skylake, The Best Smartphone cameras

October 20th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 253: Oracle goes Cloud, Microsoft's Surface Book laptop, SuiteBox, Dell/EMC

October 13th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 252: sold for $12, Google Nexus 6P hands on, faster Rural Broadband, ASB Clever Kash

October 6th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 251: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Vertu’s $15000 phone, International Podcast Day, a drone 1.8km up?

September 29th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 250: Apple's iPhone malware nightmare, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else

September 22nd, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 249: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV, Russia vs Google, touch sensing prosthetics, free VR

September 15th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 248: IFA Berlin Gadget launches, Serko Smart Luggage Tracking, Instagram Ads, Xero Probe

September 8th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 247: Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore – Past, Present, Future

August 31st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 246: NASA’s mission to Hawaii, the lonely Billionaire, Facebook M, Chrome vs Flash

August 31st, 2015


We discuss NASA’s mission to… Hawaii, Markus Persson’s dejected tweets, Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative moves forward, Fishpond finded $50k, Facebook …

NZ Tech Podcast 245: Ad Blocking, Mako Networks Receivership, Dutch Autonomous Buses, N4L

August 25th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 244: Hands on Samsung Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Morepork, TomTom Bandit, Netflix Tax, TPPA

August 18th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 243: Facebook for dead people, Google = Alphabet, NZ Drone rules, Paul’s Ancestry DNA test

August 11th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 242: Rocket Lab hooks up with NASA, Vector Tesla/Solar giveway, Windows 10, Parrot Bebop

August 4th, 2015


We discuss RocketLab’s NASA partnership, Vectors Tesla/Solar giveaway, Amazon’s drive up supermarket, Windows 10’s arrival, crowd sensing tech, …

NZ Tech Podcast 240: Apple Watching NZ launch, Intel and IBM vs Moore's Law, NZTA's BlipTrack Big Brother sensors

July 21st, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 239: Urban Sherpa, Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Hawaiki funding

July 14th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 238: CarPlay and Android Auto hands on, Global Mode, Apple Music, Voyager consumer Internet

July 8th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 237: Ford Research and Innovation Center (Silicon Valley), Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian

July 1st, 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. …

NZ Tech Podcast 236: E3 Highlights, Hands on - LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, UE Roll

June 22nd, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 235: Mobile networks of the future, Budget Android smartens up, Security woes, Rural Broadband

June 16th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 234: Apple News, Stumbling Robots, Insights from Unisys’ Chief Engineer, Rural Broadband

June 9th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 233: Microsoft Special - Build Tour, Devices Update

June 9th, 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, …

NZ Tech Podcast 232: Inside Dot Kiwi, Google IO, Cortana for iOS and Android, hands on Amazon Echo

June 2nd, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 231: Car Tech, inside local social network Neighbourly, a $3/month Netflix competitor

May 26th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 230: Covert attacks on NZ security, HiTech Awards, Lily’s ‘follow me’ Drone, Samsung’s widest screen yet

May 19th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 229: The $9 computer, Nanogirl and force touch nanotech, Autonomous Trucking

May 12th, 2015


We discuss an autonomous truck approval, Apple’s force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new …

NZ Tech Podcast 228: Microsoft’s Build, Tesla coming home, the end of the Internet, LED carpet

May 5th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 227: Hands on Apple Watch, MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2, Open Source Open Society Conference

April 28th, 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 …

NZ Tech Podcast 226 in London – Huawei P8 hands on, Mobilegeddon, Killing off FM radio, Dell XPS 13

April 21st, 2015


Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian) to discuss Google’s 'Mobilegeddon', a Microsoft store for Sydney, Australia’s domain name catch up, …

NZ Tech Podcast 225 in London – Apple Watch, Game of Thrones, Huawei P8 and more

April 14th, 2015


From London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei …

NZ Tech Podcast 224: Xero Payroll, Amazon Dash Button, $3.1m Revera dispute, OxygenOS, Revenge Porn Jail Term

April 7th, 2015


This episode we discuss Amazon Dash Button, Semble on Windows Phone and Blackberry, Spark’s international voice business sale, a dispute over Spark's …

NZ Tech Podcast 223: Surface 3 hands on, Huge .NZ Domain Drama, Semble Mobile Wallet Launch

April 1st, 2015


Highlights this week – Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Telsa’s mystery, MYOB’s share market …

NZ Tech Podcast 222: 2degrees buys Snap, Netflix hits NZ, Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap

March 24th, 2015


This week we discuss 2degrees acquisition of Internet provider Snap, Netflix arrives in NZ, Telsa indicates Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leap AR demo revealed, Fitbit goes on the cycle track and Intel refreshes …

NZ Tech Podcast 221: Hands on HTC One M9, LG 34” curved widescreen, Asus TransformerBook Chi

March 17th, 2015


This week we attend the HTC One M9 smartphone launch and discuss the Office 2016 (Windows, Mac, Tablet) previews, Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi, LG 34” curved 21:9 screen, Netflix plan to avoid GST and Techvana - The …

NZ Tech Podcast 220: Tech Miniaturisation with Dai Henwood and 'Nanogirl' Dr Michelle Dickinson

March 10th, 2015


This special episode saw geek comedian Dai Henwood join 'Nanogirl' Dr Michelle Dickinson and Paul Spain in front a live audience to discuss the tech …

NZ Tech Podcast 219: Mobile World Congress and hands on with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

March 3rd, 2015


We go hands on with Samsung's surprisingly good Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, discuss highlights of Mobile World Congress including new products from HTC and Huawei. We also catch up on local news - mobile price wars, Vodafone …

NZ Tech Podcast 218: Catalyst NZ cloud, Tomizone update, Lenovo Superfish, Is your phone off or spying?

February 24th, 2015


This week - UE Mega Boom, fabric printing for fashion designers, Lenovo and Superfish Adware, Tomizone update, Catalyst NZ cloud, Zomato, Blackberry Classic, Android malware that operates when your phone is off, is …

NZ Tech Podcast 217: Aeronavics raises $1.5m, Apple rumoured to enter car market, NSA hacks hard disks

February 17th, 2015


This week Raglan drone maker Aeronavics raises $1.5m, will Apple enter car market, NSA hacks hard disks, Kiwi Zane Lowe to join Apple, Rapidshare to close, Megaupload convinction, a wearable that Zaps you, Parrot Zik …

NZ Tech Podcast 216: New Fitbits, Better Call Saul, Spying TVs, robotic hotel staff, Ubuntu Phone

February 10th, 2015


This week – Better Call Saul, new Fitbits in NZ, spying TVs, Trans-Global Access undersea cable approved, scratch resistant glass for your …

NZ Tech Podcast 215: Sky sport streaming, Raspberry Pi 2, Uber vs Google, Amazon vs The World

February 3rd, 2015


We talk Google/Apple/Microsoft at war, changes at Spark + Vodafone including the upcoming CEO change at Spark Home, Mobile, Business, Cloudflare NZ, …

NZ Tech Podcast 214: Windows 10, Hololens, Security wars - Google vs Apple vs Microsoft, Spark vs Vodafone

January 27th, 2015


We talk Google/Apple/Microsoft at war, changes at Spark + Vodafone including the upcoming CEO change at Spark Home, Mobile, Business, Cloudflare NZ, …

NZ Tech Podcast: A trip to CES in Las Vegas with Paul Spain

January 21st, 2015


Paul Spain invites you to join him as he talks with a fascinating mix of exhibitors at the world’s biggest tech event – CES 2015. Hear about NZ’s …

NZ Tech Podcast 212: The World’s biggest tech event unveiled – CES 2015

January 14th, 2015


The episode Juha Saarinen (Journalist), Emma Brannam (TV3) and Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) reflect on a selection of what they saw at the world’s …

NZ Tech Podcast 211: North Korean Internet KO’d, NZ Broadband speeds ramp up, Tasman Global Access Cable

December 23rd, 2014


We wrap up the year by looking at a strong increase in NZ broadband speeds, a new undersea cable, Symantec security predictions for 2015, new tablet …

NZ Tech Podcast 210: Kiwicon anklet hack, Linus Torvalds coming to NZ, Callaghan Innovation

December 17th, 2014


Topics this week include Kiwicon’s tracking anklet hack, Skype Translator, Pirate Bay, Trans-Tasman undersea cable, Seagate’s 8TB drives, coming to Auckland and Linus Torvalds to keynote, UFB complete in …

NZ Tech Podcast 209: Sony Pictures hacked, Pizza delivered by drone, Tesla Downunder, Ford Tech

December 10th, 2014


Sony Pictures hacked, Pizza delivered by drone, Skype and Lyncs hookup, Ford’s tech refresh, Office 365 heads to Sydney and Melbourne, Xperia Z3 compact tablet, HP Stream 8 and Stream 7, Tesla heads downunder, FitBit …

NZ Tech Podcast 208: Potential ADSL price increases, Gigatown Dunedin, Office Sway, Orion IPO, Google Breakup

December 2nd, 2014


The week we cover the Commerce Commission’s ruling on Chorus copper pricing and its impact on the telcos and customers, the unlikely Google breakup, …

NZ Tech Podcast 207: Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV hit NZ, Internet Balloons, Huawei/Spark

November 25th, 2014


We discuss the arrival of Android 5 and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with 'Traveller' Internet Balloon trial, Huawei’s deal to refresh Spark’s mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest …

NZ Tech Podcast 206: Netflix coming to NZ, SnapCash, Nokia’s iPad ripoff, HP Stream 11, HP Envy x2

November 19th, 2014


We discuss Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat’s SnapCash and PayPal on the Pebble watch, HP Envy x2, HP …

NZ Tech Podcast 205: Amazon Echo, Office for free, Dropbox and Microsoft hook up, Android Lollipop, HP Stream 7

November 11th, 2014


This week we discuss Amazon's upcoming Echo device and the Fire TV Stick, the Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 alliance, Android 5.0 Lollipop, …

NZ Tech Podcast 204: Hands on the Microsoft Band, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Toshiba's US$99 Encore Mini

November 4th, 2014


We go hands with the Microsoft Band fitness wearable, Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Samsung Gear S and Toshiba's US$99 Encore Mini. We also discuss Spark's $60m data centre, the 100GB mobile data plan and what was a …

NZ Tech Podcast 203: Toyota Hydrogen car, Sky Neon TV, Lumia 830, unlimited cloud storage

October 28th, 2014


This episode we go hands on with Microsoft Lumia 830 and Motorola Moto G, and we discuss Sky's Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, …

NZ Tech Podcast 202: China goes phishing, Apple's big product refresh, Intergen sold, UFB 200/200

October 21st, 2014


This week we discuss Apple's product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen's sale, Microsoft's Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark's Socialiser and the …

NZ Tech Podcast 201: Semble mobile wallet, hands on Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung's Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S

October 14th, 2014


This week we get hands on with Sony's Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact plus Samsung's Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S. And we discuss Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe's new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans and Semble's mobile wallet with ASB, …

NZ Tech Podcast 200: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launching

October 8th, 2014


In this episode – Windows 10 lands in the spotlight, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singaporean internet provider MyRepublic launching in NZ, …

NZ Tech Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP's low cost Windows devices

September 30th, 2014


In this episode - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, Quickflix update, new low cost Windows devices from HP, two interesting …

NZ Tech Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 sales

September 23rd, 2014


Topics this week include the arrival on BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual …

NZ Tech Podcast 197: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, TechEd, Logitech Video Conferencing, ThinkPad Tablet 10, .NZ domains

September 16th, 2014


This week we discuss Microsoft TechEd, the Minecraft acquisition, Logitech's new CC3000e Video Conferencing system, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 and big change coming for .NZ domains. We also share thoughts on Apple iPhone …

NZ Tech Podcast 196: Digital Nationz, Destiny, IFA Berlin, GM's hands free driving

September 9th, 2014


We discuss Digital Nationz, Chorus broadband pricing, gaming sensation Destiny, IFA Berlin announcements from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, HP, …

NZ Tech Podcast 195: Network for Learning, Uber Wellington, ThinkPad Tablet 10, Video Ezy online streaming

September 2nd, 2014


We discuss Network for Learning, Uber's arrival in Wellington, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet, Video Ezy's jump into Video on Demand, the rise of the server and we look forward to IFA Berlin (for Samsung Note 4, Sony …

NZ Tech Podcast 194: Sky TV $165m profit, Orcon Global Mode, Windows 9, Surface Pro 3 and Lightbox arrive

August 26th, 2014


This episode Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd, Orcon ‘global mode', Sky TV profit, USB 3.1 and its new cable, China's new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Spark's Lightbox plus the …

NZ Tech Podcast 193: A visit to Ford Research, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Tesla's unlimited warranty

August 20th, 2014


This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. We also visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Dev centre …

NZ Tech Podcast 192: China cracks down on online rumours, iPhone 6, Sony UHD/4K TV, Renaissance to liquidate

August 13th, 2014


This episode - China's crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo's IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, …

NZ Tech Podcast 191: UFB takes off, hands on with Lightbox and Nokia Lumia 930

August 5th, 2014


In this episode we are joined by Lightbox CTO Mike McMahon to discuss the beta of Telecom's new Video on Demand service, we try the Nokia Lumia 930, discuss the increasing uptake of UFB, Media Tech Pacific Conference, …

NZ Tech Podcast 190: NZ's Electron rocket, the selfie toaster, Skinny's HTC Desire 310, Microsoft China raided

July 29th, 2014


Paul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny …

NZ Tech Podcast 189: LG G3 hands on, Vector fibre network grows, China's $15 wearable, 60-million iPhone 6 handsets in production?

July 23rd, 2014


Key topics this week include our hands on experience with LG's upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector's fibre network expansion, China's $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung …

NZ Tech Podcast 188: TV spectrum goes 4G, Wheedle death, Gather, Wireless charging, LG G Watch

July 15th, 2014


This week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire's Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland’s Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom’s battle for 4G supremacy and …

NZ Tech Podcast 187: Roaming, Taking off with tech, Hands on with Google Wear device LG G Watch

July 8th, 2014


We discuss Google’s wearable Android Wear including a hands on look at the upcoming LG G Watch. Also on the agenda - 2degrees new Australian roaming, another investment for Telecom, Unisys’ new mobile report, …

NZ Tech Podcast 186: Google IO, 2degrees 4G LTE launch, Govts $65m towards the Hawaiki undersea cable

June 30th, 2014


We discuss 2degrees 4G LTE launch and their customers desire for fixed internet, Google IO, the Govt’s $65 towards Hawaiki, Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive, unlimited business VDSL, Thrifty’s 3G hotspot, Menumania’s …

NZ Tech Podcast 185: 2degress LTE trial, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom Lightbox video streaming, World's Best Mobile Internet?

June 24th, 2014


We discuss the World’s best mobile internet provider, 2degrees recent $35m loss and their new 4G LTE network, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom Lightbox video streaming and some tech acquisitions including the mindboggling …

NZ Tech Podcast 184: Galaxy S tablet, 4K hands on, Telecom vs Vodafone roaming, Lenovo X1 Carbon

June 17th, 2014


This episode - Vodafone vs Telecom roaming, Samsung's Galaxy S tablet, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Samsung 65" 4K Curved TV, Ultrafast Fibre's $65 Gigabit fibre connection, E3, PlayStation TV, Eye-Fi, Sky TV, Amazon and …

NZ Tech Podcast 183: Computex Special - plus Apple WWDC and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands on

June 10th, 2014


Paul Spain reports from Asia's largest tech event - Computex Taipei. Featuring the latest news from Intel, Asus, Ford and NZ's own Power by Proxi. …

NZ Tech Podcast 182: LG G3, Vodafone $5 roaming, Chromecast cometh, Quickflix vs Netflix

May 28th, 2014


We discuss the new LG G3 smartphone, Apple’s smart home future, Telecom and Vodafone's 4G LTE efforts, NIWA attack, Netflix pending arrival in NZ, a …

NZ Tech Podcast 181: Surface Pro 3, Scott Yara (Pivotal), Samsung Crystal Blue, Dimension Data NZ cloud

May 21st, 2014


We feature Scott Yara of Pivotal and Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ as we dive into topics including Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Big Data. Also hear about Samsung Crystal Blue, Telstra’s $100m Wi-Fi plans and Dimension …

NZ Tech Podcast 180: Telecom Aircade. Dominos NZ domain drama, Telecom M2M dev kit, ThinkPad 10

May 13th, 2014


This week – iPhone big screen report, Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom’s Aircade cloud gaming, Twitter mute, Domino’s NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC bootup time and …

NZ Tech Podcast 179: Hotel Internet, NZ’s Rex Bionics $20M, Apple vs Samsung, Intel NUC, Uber has landed

May 6th, 2014


On the agenda - Hotel internet nightmares, Vodafone joins unlimited Internet party, Uber has officially launched in Auckland, Rex Bionics attracts funds via UK listing, Samsung Mobile CEO rumoured to visit NZ, Intel i5 …

NZ Tech Podcast 178: Telecom unlimited internet, Uber vs Zoomy, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako's latest deal

April 29th, 2014


We discuss LG’s new TVs, Hulu's blocking of proxy users, Telecom unlimited broadband, new Microsoft Surface tablet/s due in May, Nokia acquisition by …

NZ Tech Podcast 177: Heartbleed, HTC One M8, Amazon Fire TV, ASB PayTag, Samsung’s latest

April 15th, 2014


We discuss hands on experiences with Amazon Fire TV, HTC One M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables. Also on the agenda – the notorious Heartbleed bug, ASB’s upcoming PayTag NFC payment system, new TVs and …

NZ Tech Podcast 176: Hands on Windows Phone 8.1, Galaxy S5 and Gear Neo, Sony Xperia E1

April 8th, 2014


We discuss Microsoft’s latest news from Build – and go hands on with Windows Phone 8.1. We also take a look at the Galaxy S5 paired with the Galaxy, and Sony’s budget Xperia E1. And Kim Dotcom faces new legal action – …

NZ Tech Podcast 175: BNZ Startup Alley

April 1st, 2014


This week we share a tech oriented episode of NZ Business Podcast with NZ Tech Podcast listeners. Paul Spain spoke with the founders of a number of …

NZ Tech Podcast 174: Uber, Telecom Digital Ventures, 2degrees 4G, Kim Dotcom overload

March 25th, 2014


Rumours of a new Apple 12" MacBook, Office for iPad and an HP 3D printer, along with Uber's NZ arrival. Also Kim Dotcom, Mega's NZX listing, the Internet Party, a focus on Telecom Digital Ventures –Digital Wallet, …

NZ Tech Podcast 173: A few days with Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot

March 18th, 2014


We discuss the slashing of Google Drive storage prices, Telecom's smart home trial, hands on time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2, and a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot including stories of meeting Steve …

NZ Tech Podcast 172: Yoobee sold for $1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Spritzing, Miracle Machine

March 11th, 2014


This week - a future with Google maps that shows video rather than static photos, the computerised tech that makes wine in 3-days (Miracle Machine), Milk Music, Chorus and CFH’s updated agreement, and Wello – something …

NZ Tech Podcast 171: End of XP, Apple CarPlay, Huawei Talkband, Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue

March 4th, 2014


This week we discuss Apple's CarPlay, Fake Google Maps listings and FBI recordings, Mt Gox and Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue stats, OneDrive for Business available standalone, Huawei Talkband, Snakk Media sales rise 58%, …

NZ Tech Podcast 170: WhatsApp’s $19B, Galaxy S5, Gear Fit, Nokia goes Android + lots more

February 25th, 2014


This week we discuss WhatsApp’s $19 Billion acquisition by Facebook and Telecom NZ’s rebrand and ShowmeTV. Then we dive into Mobile World Congress news including Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit and updates from …

NZ Tech Podcast 169: Dai Henwood

February 18th, 2014


This episode host Paul Spain catchs up with Dai Henwood to discuss the latest local and international tech topics. Along the way Dai reveals which …

NZ Tech Podcast 168: Peeble Steel, 4K video cams, Sony quits PC biz, Microsoft welcomes new CEO and Bill Gates

February 11th, 2014


On the agenda - Peeble Steel, tiny motors to fit in a human cell, 4k video cameras from Blackmagic and Panasonic (GH4), LogMeIn free alternatives, Microsoft makes Satya Nadella CEO and brings Bill Gates back, Sony quits …

NZ Tech Podcast 167: Free student iPads, 30-years of Mac, Dell Venue Pro 8, Mac Pro, IBM sells out

February 4th, 2014


We discuss free iPads for students, IBM’s server sale to Lenovo, get hands on with the impressive new Mac Pro, test drive the Dell Venue Pro 8, and look back in time at the first Mac. We also ask Vodafone to be fairer …

NZ Tech Podcast 166: Focus on Vodafone NZ – from VDSL TV to 5G mobile networks

January 28th, 2014


This week we discuss geeky kids books Nerdy Numbers and Sci-Fi Shapes, an update for Windows 8.1, Panasonic's new 7" Toughpad, and Lenovo's Yoga. Then we hear some interesting things about mobile and fixed networks from …

NZ Tech Podcast 165: The Internet Party, Parachute tag, Electric Vehicles, 8" Windows Tablets in action

January 21st, 2014


We discuss RFID payment systems used at music events such as Rhythm and Vines and Parachute, NZ internet prices, Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, Electric Vehicles and we go hands on with 8" Windows Tablets from Toshiba and …

NZ Tech Podcast 164: Business Tech Special - Shaun Ryan, SLI Systems

January 14th, 2014


To start 2014 we share a special NZ Business Podcast chat to the NZ Tech Podcast audience with this interview featuring Shaun Ryan, CEO and co-founder of NZX listed tech firm, SLI Systems.

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NZ Tech Podcast 163: The best tech of 2013

December 23rd, 2013


A roundup of the best tech and gadgets of 2013.

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NZ Tech Podcast 162: New HP tech, Telecom's $450m windfall, 2degrees' stunning new plans

December 10th, 2013


This week we discuss 2degrees Mobile’s ground-breaking new ‘all you can eat’ plans, Telecom NZ's sale of Australian business AAPT, UFB uptake on the increase, new tablets and computers from HP, and a joint initiative by …

NZ Tech Podcast 161: Windows ‘Threshold’, Sony PS4, Amazon drones, Xtra email hacked (again)

December 3rd, 2013


Areas discussed include an upcoming Windows version codenamed 'Threshold', hands on with Sony PS4, Harmony Ultimate, Amazon plans delivery drones, …

NZ Tech Podcast 160: Electronic taste sensations, NZ’s Quebee hits Kickstarter, Xbox One, Kiwi Bank Home Hunter

November 26th, 2013


Highlights include electronic taste simulations, NZ’s Quebee camera launch on Kickstarter, Xbox One initial impressions, Kiwi Bank’s Home Hunter app, …

NZ Tech Podcast 159: iPad Mini Retina, Coin’s magic credit card, LG G2, New ThinkPads

November 19th, 2013


We discuss LG G2 Android, Apple iPad Mini with Retina display, Logitech’s iPad Air covers, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, new ThinkPads, Apple buy’s gesture tech firm, PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One, NZ’s Quebee cam coming to …

NZ Tech Podcast 158: Apple iPad Air, Telecom 4G LTE, Vodafone HD Voice

November 12th, 2013


We discuss Apple’s new iPad Air (and its competitors), Amazon’s move to Sunday deliveries and online retail closer to home, Vodafone HD Voice calling, Telecom’s 4G LTE mobile launch and a discussion about Office 365, …

NZ Tech Podcast 157: Helium filled Hard Drives, 2degrees Update and Nexus 5

November 5th, 2013


Hot topics this week include the Google Nexus 5, pulse measuring earphones, helium filled hard drives, NZ's Mako Networks signing a big US deal, …

NZ Tech Podcast 156: Encrypting ransomware, GeoOp hitting NZX, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

October 29th, 2013


Topics include encrypting ransomware and the impact it may have on your data, the listing of NZ software firm GeoOp, Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Google’s Nexus 5 and further thoughts on recent announcements …

NZ Tech Podcast 155: The hottest new gadgets from Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony

October 23rd, 2013


Hands on with Sony Personal 3D Viewer and Microsoft Surface 2, the latest news just in from Apple incl Mac Pro, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Air, Mavericks …

NZ Tech Podcast 154: Flexi smartphones, Xero’s $180m cash injection, Galaxy Gear, Windows Phone update

October 15th, 2013


We discuss flexi screen smartphones, Xero’s $180m cash injection, NZ launch details of the iPhone 5s and 5c, Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, a Windows Phone update, HTC One Max, Fujitsu Forward, HP Microserver and …

NZ Tech Podcast 153: Telecom 4G, Vodafone UFB and TV, Is Kim Dotcom right about NZ Internet?

October 8th, 2013


This week we discuss the news of the week including Telecom NZ’s 4G LTE announcement, Vodafone’s UFB and TV launch and Kim Dotcom’s comments about NZ’s internet. Also featured are new tablets from Dell and a taste of …

NZ Tech Podcast 152: New iMac, Telecom Wi-Fi, top new Sony and Nokia camera phones

October 1st, 2013


This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft's new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone's digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung …

NZ Tech Podcast 151: Surface 2, Samsung, Asus, Vodafone digital wallet, Digital Nationz

September 24th, 2013


This episode we hear about the upcoming Digital Nationz event, discuss details of Microsoft's new Surface devices and accessories, Vodafone's digital wallet along with news and products from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung …

NZ Tech Podcast 150: In the spotlight – Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Dell and Twitter

September 17th, 2013


This episode Paul Spain and Bill Bennett talk Apple, Samsung and Nokia, along with highlights from TechEd NZ, a view of NZ from Silicon Valley, …

NZ Tech Podcast 149: Intel IDF 2013 (San Francisco) and latest from Dell and Asus

September 15th, 2013


In this episode Paul Spain hits San Francisco to learn about some major updates to Intel’s technology such as the new Bay Trail platform. And he goes …

NZ Tech Podcast 148: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, IDF 2013, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 3

September 11th, 2013


This week we discuss Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch, iOS 7, Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco, Easyflix streaming TV and movie service, Sony PS Vita TV, Nokia's Lumia 625 and upcoming 6" Lumia 1520, Xbox …

NZ Tech Podcast 147: Nokia sells to Microsoft, Gather founder heading to San Francisco, Xero hits 200,000 clients

September 3rd, 2013


This week we discuss Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition, Gather, IFA in Berlin, Punakaiki Fund, Kickstarter NZ, Xero hitting 200,000 subscribers, Office …

NZ Tech Podcast 146: Dai Henwood and Paul Spain on 3D replicators and other tech

August 27th, 2013


This week Dai Henwood joins Paul Spain to discuss 3D replicators, Ubi's any surface touchscreen, smartphones, Microsoft's future as CEO Steve Ballmer …

NZ Tech Podcast 145: Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Skinny's $16/month plan, UE audio

August 20th, 2013


Topics include Hawaiki Cable, Vodafone UFB, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Vodafone soft launches UFB plans, Skinny’s $16/month mobile plan, Ultimate Ears UE9000, UE Mobile Boombox, Logitech Z600, a cell signal …

NZ Tech Podcast 144: English Premier League, Hyperloop, Martin Jetpack, GCSB

August 13th, 2013


We discuss on demand video with Tim Martin (Coliseum Sports Media) and Seeby Woodhouse (Voyager Internet) then hear about the GCSB bill, Hyperloop, …

NZ Tech Podcast 143: Quickflix, Moto X, Vodafone 4G Hotspot, Galaxy S4 Active, Chromecast

August 6th, 2013


This episode we discuss Moto X, New TomTom GPS, Vodafone 4G LTE Access Point, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Panasonic DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom, Google’s Chromecast and on demand video with …

NZ Tech Podcast 142: New tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech

July 31st, 2013


This episode the Prime Minister’s website goes offline, Vodafone 4G hits Wellington, NZ Business Podcast launches and new tech from Google, Netgear, Netflix and Logitech attract attention. We also discuss cloud …

NZ Tech Podcast 141: Leap Motion, Ubuntu Edge, Surface RT write off, Telecom Mobile Wallet

July 23rd, 2013


This week Mitch Olson (Smallworlds) and Harley Ogier ( join Paul Spain to discuss Leap Motion, Microsoft’s Surface RT write off, Ubuntu …

NZ Tech Podcast 140: The Tag on Kickstater, Govt ICT report, Yoobee closures, Surface price drop

July 16th, 2013


We discuss the Tag (on Kickstarter), NZ Govt ICT report, smart watch rumours, GCSB Bill, Surface RT price drop, Code Avengers, Yoobee store closures, Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO) and an update on PC …

NZ Tech Podcast 139: Telecom VDSL, Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D printed plaster cast, Westpac Home Loan app

July 9th, 2013


This episode we look at Telecom’s new VDSL internet, Coretex 3D printed plaster cast replacement, Te Reo Maori apps, UFB rollout news, 5th …

NZ Tech Podcast 138: Windows 8.1, travel tech update, Vodafone locking

July 2nd, 2013


We talk Windows 8.1 with Nathan Mercer from Microsoft and hear about a tech update for the travel industry with IATA CEO Tony Tyler. Also: 4K TV, Fairfax new paywall, Telecom’s mobile wallet trial, Sony STR-DN1040 …

NZ Tech Podcast 137: Slingshot Global Mode, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, UE Boom

June 25th, 2013


This episode we discuss Slingshot's Global Mode, Orcon Genius Go, 787 Dreamliner, UE Boom, HP Revolution 810, Sony Xperia SP, Huawei Ascend P6, …

NZ Tech Podcast 136: Google Loon, E3, MacBook Air and Fitbit Flex hands on

June 18th, 2013


Kicking off this episode we have first-hand reports on Google Loon and E3. Other topics include the end of Fairfax main tech media in NZ, new Apple device hands on, Facebook Hashtags, Google acquisition of Waze and news …

NZ Tech Podcast 135: E3 and the best of Intel’s 4th Gen Core launch with Sony and Acer

June 12th, 2013


Recorded in Sydney, this episode discusses some technologies you are likely to be using in the future – from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at E3, to …

NZ Tech Podcast 134: America’s PRISM surveillance dilemma, iOS 7, iTunes Radio, E3

June 11th, 2013


In this episode we discuss the impact of the USA’s PRISM surveillance scandal, Apple’s WWDC news (iOS 7, new MacBook Air, iTunes Radio, new Mac Pro), the E3 Gaming Conference and a look at HP’s Envy 15 and Envy 17

NZ Tech Podcast 133: Better Wi-Fi, Smaller Windows, New Blackberry

June 4th, 2013


This episode we discuss 8” Windows tablets, Windows 8.1, the future of Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, Sony NEX6 camera, Fitbit Flex fitness gadget, Microsoft Surface Pro, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Igloo, Intel’s upcoming Haswell …

NZ Tech Podcast 132: Dai Henwood on Smartphones, Xbox, WiFi Blimps + more

May 28th, 2013


Paul Spain is joined by geek comedian Dai Henwood to discuss Google’s rumoured Wi-Fi blimps, the upcoming Xbox One, Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the …

NZ Tech Podcast 131: A chat with Rod Drury, CEO, Xero

May 27th, 2013


Two days prior to Xero’s big win at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards Paul Spain and Nate Dunn of the NZ Tech Podcast sit down for a word with Xero CEO Rod …

NZ Tech Podcast 130: The inside story from NZ Hi -Tech Award winners for 2013

May 22nd, 2013


Paul Spain learn more about the winners of the 2013 NZ Hi-Tech Awards – from why they are attracting international attention to how they are funded. …

NZ Tech Podcast 129: Google I/O, NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Smart Bulbs

May 21st, 2013


This week Paul Spain is joined by Sim Ahmed to discuss the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Google I/O, Wi-Fi smart bulbs from Limitless LED, Philips and Lifx. We …

NZ Tech Podcast 128: A chat with Graham Mitchell, CEO, Crown Fibre Holdings

May 16th, 2013


An update on the challenges and opportunities of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in New Zealand as Paul Spain chats with Graham Mitchell (CEO - Crown …

NZ Tech Podcast 127: Slingbox, VDSL, HTC One, HP Slate 7, BankLink/MYOB

May 15th, 2013


This week Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn and Rod Drury to discuss Slingbox, new HTC and HP Android devices, MYOB’s acquisition of BankLink, VDSL …

NZ Tech Podcast 126: Stephen Crombie on NZ Police leading the world with mobile tech

May 6th, 2013


This episode Paul Spain speaks with Stephen Crombie (CIO, NZ Police) following his speech at the recent Mindstorm conference. We hear how the rollout …

NZ Tech Podcast 125: Ford Kuga, Revera sale, Google Glass, next Xbox

April 29th, 2013


This week we discuss stopping the killer robots, Ford Kuga car technology, Galaxy S4, Blackmagic 4K Camera, Google Glass, the next Xbox, tablet …

NZ Tech Podcast 124: Bite size Windows tablets, I’m Watch, Galaxy S4, Orcon update

April 23rd, 2013


This week we discuss bite size Windows tablets, Asus Padphone, Samsung Galaxy S4, Slingshot’s Igloo bundle, I’m Watch, Sonos Playbar, Dlink Wireless …

NZ Tech Podcast 123: Hands on with Galaxy S4, ThinkPad Helix, Lumia 520, Facebook Home

April 16th, 2013


This week we share hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo ThinkPad Helix and Nokia Lumia 520. Also discussed is Wheedle’s re-launch, …

NZ Tech Podcast 122: A chat with Chris Quin - CEO Telecom Retail

April 9th, 2013


In this special NZ Tech Podcast episode Paul Spain talks with Chris Quin, CEO at Telecom Retail about Business in NZ, Ultra-Fast Broadband, 4G LTE …

NZ Tech Podcast 121: Telecom 4G LTE, Facebook Home, HP loses $96m NZ

April 9th, 2013


This week we discuss Facebook Home, Telecom’s 4G LTE news, HP’s massive loss in NZ, HP Moonshot server, new products from Panasonic including bone conduction headphones and the devices for the digital TV switchover

NZ Tech Podcast 120: The big smartphone giveaway, telco news both good and bad

April 2nd, 2013


This week we discuss our big smartphone giveaway, TelstraClear disappears, HD Voice, Telecom UFB announcement and large job cuts, finalists announced for the Hi-Tech Awards and sad news regarding 2degrees CEO Eric Hertz.

NZ Tech Podcast 119: Wndows Blue, Galaxy S4 pricing, device hands on

March 26th, 2013


In the spotlight – Windows codename ‘Blue’, refreshed Windows 8 apps, Telecom UFB launch, Samsung Galaxy S4 launch price and a chat about hands on time with a variety of devices across Windows, Android and iOS.

Running …

NZ Digital Podcast: Episode 1

March 20th, 2013


In the first episode of the NZ Digital Podcast, Paul Spain and John Lai chat with Derek Handley of Snakk Mediia (and previously the Hyper Factory) …

NZ Tech Podcast 118: Galaxy S4, free airport Wifi, a cyber-warfare manual, Gen-i cutbacks

March 19th, 2013


This week: Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch, HPs new laser printer beating inkjet, the demise of Google Reader, free airport Wi-Fi, Auckland University's massive network outage, Gen-i cut backs and we hear about a …

NZ Tech Podcast 117: Tablets with keyboards, Snakk Media, Orcon sale, Galaxy S4

March 12th, 2013


Hands on with HP’s corporate Windows 8 tablet – the ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z. We also discuss the NZ Census, Vodafone 4G LTE, Evernote security woes, Apple vs Samsung, Office 365 …

Episode 116: NZ Census, HP ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Office 365 launch

March 5th, 2013


Hands on with HP’s corporate Windows 8 tablet – the ElitePad 900, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z. We also discuss the NZ Census, Vodafone 4G LTE, Evernote security woes, Apple vs Samsung, Office 365 …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 114

February 26th, 2013


We talk about the PlayStation 4, Google’s Chromebook Pixel, a possible 4G LTE mobile announcement from Vodafone, HP’s new tablet and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 along news from Mobile World Congress - Sony, Nokia, Samsung, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 115

February 26th, 2013


4G LTE launched in NZ today so Paul Spain spoke with Vodafone NZ's Russell Stanners (Chief Executive Office) and Tony Baird (Chief Network Officer) …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 113

February 19th, 2013


We go hands on with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, and ponder IBM's cloud data center outage and ongoing Yahoo Xtra email issues. We also discuss hardware support failings in NZ, LG Optimus G, Lenovo and HP Chromebooks along …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 112

February 12th, 2013


Topics this week incl the launch of Telecom’s 4G mobile network trial, Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch, Telecom’s email woes, some debate about mobile updates in light of recent iOS 6.1 issues, and some new smartphones …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 111

February 5th, 2013


Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn to review the first settlement under the ‘3 strikes’ copyright law, Blackberry 10 launch, Microsoft Office for …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 110

January 29th, 2013


This week includes further interviews from CES 2013 culminating in a chat with Microsoft Podcast manager Rob Greenlee. Featured from CES were AMD, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 109

January 22nd, 2013


Paul Spain is joined by Nate Dunn and Dan Hesson to discuss topics including Ransomware, the upcoming Blackberry Z10 and Sony Tablet Z. Paul, Nate …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 108

January 21st, 2013


Paul Spain visits the Dotcom Mansion and along with other TV, print and online media he spends some time with Kim Dotcom to learn more about …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 106

January 15th, 2013


Paul Spain delivers further interviews from CES 2013 – covering Slingbox (and its relevance to NZ), Toyota self-drive car tech, Ubuntu Mobile, Qi …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 107

January 15th, 2013


Paul Spain is joined this episode by Nick MacAvoy and Bill Bennett to discuss Southern Cross Internet price cuts, a UK startup launched by Kiwis …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 105

January 10th, 2013


At CES Paul Spain hears about an electronic fork that helps you lose weight (Hapifork) and a new music streaming service (RaRa). We also hear about …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 104

January 8th, 2013


We start 2013 at Startup Debut ahead of CES (formally the Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas. Paul Spain meets founders of a new start ups including …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 103

December 18th, 2012


Paul Spain is joined this episode by Sam Irvine (GM at Freeview) and Sim Ahmed (Idealog and Stoppress). Topics incl: Fairfax Trademe sale, LED/Laser …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 102

December 11th, 2012


Guests 2degree’s handset boss Tim Haywood, and PC World Reviews Editor Harley Ogier join Paul Spain. Topics incl: Telecom 4G trial and flat rate …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 101

December 4th, 2012


This week we discuss the slim new iMac, Quickflix and Freeview news, new Android and Windows Phone releases, Igloo TV launch, Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and Internet service blackouts in Syria.

Running time : 0:58:54

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 100

November 27th, 2012


Highlights this week include the EPIC tech startup hub in Christchurch, Fatso news, mannequins with electronic eyes, touchscreen Ultrabooks, 84" TVs, Quickflix woes, Windows Phone 8, Galaxy Note II, Trademe’s Rummage …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 99

November 20th, 2012


Highlights include Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera, shopping at the bus stop, Quickflix update, LG 84" Ultra HD TV, Telecom NZ launches Windows Phone 8 with Nokia Lumia 920, ‘killer robots', Panasonic AE8000 …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 98

November 13th, 2012


Topics incl CallPlus’ unlimited business Ultra-Fast Broadband plan, Kim Dotcom (again),, Pacific Aerospace’s $88m Russian deal, Acer’s US$199 Chromebook, McAfee founder in murder mystery, new Android …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 97

November 6th, 2012


This special episode sees Paul Spain interview Derek Snyder of Skype about the past, present and future of Skype - with a particular focus on the new …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 96

November 6th, 2012


We discuss Kim Dotcom and free internet for New Zealanders, Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, hybrid tablets/laptops, Vodafone’s big roaming data reductions, Oakley heads up display snow goggles, massive internet data …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 95

October 30th, 2012


We focus on Windows 8 and Windows RT, iPad Mini and 4th gen, new Macs and refreshed Google Nexus devices. Then we test out the Microsoft Surface, Samsung Ativ Smart PC, HP Envy X2 and Samsung’s next smartphone – the …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 94

October 23rd, 2012


Discussed this week is Alan Gibbs amphibious quad bike, Vodafone’s TelstraClear acquisition, Kim Dot Com’s Mega Upload 2.0, Armagedden, GoPro 4K camera, BuddyBid, and upcoming launches from Apple and Google alongside …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 93

October 16th, 2012


This week – a jump from ‘space’, Xbox Update and Xbox Music lands in NZ, MSD security drama, iPad Mini, Mozilla pulls Firefox 16, Android updates on …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 92

October 9th, 2012


This week we discuss Nissan’s self drive car, Telecom NZ’s huge new 500GB Internet plan, the Pioneer Serato DJ mixer, Fairfax move to Google Apps, Xbox Live traffic lights, new Windows tablets and phones and our first …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 91

October 2nd, 2012


Hewlett Packard is in the spotlight as we get a sneak peak at their Envy X2 hybrid tablet. Other topics include Blackberry 10, iPad Mini, Apple Maps, Telecom mobile speedup, app news from ASB and a messy launch for …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 90

September 25th, 2012


We play with Apple’s iPhone 5, discover iOS 6, discuss PlayStation Super Slim, Orcon’s $99 unlimited internet/calling plan, Jellybean for Galaxy SIII, up-to-date US TV programming in NZ, Auckland mobile wallet trial and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 89

September 18th, 2012


A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 88

September 11th, 2012


A journey into patent law, privacy gone mad, Robocup 2012 in Mexico City, Evernote vs Onenote, 4K Projectors, 84” UHDTVs, subsidised tablets, new Nokia announcements and upcoming Apple announcement.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 87

September 7th, 2012


A special NZ Tech Podcast episode recorded following Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2012 event in Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring discussions with keynote …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 86

September 4th, 2012


Topics this week include 8K TV, free Internet from Flip, the ‘3 Strikes’ copyright law heads to court, Fatso games, local National Bank and Windows 8 apps, IFA Germany, Samsung Ativ and Galaxy news, and quick …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 85

August 30th, 2012


Join host Paul Spain as he attends The Project Revolution and speaks with Alec Ross (Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton) and Emily …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 84

August 28th, 2012


This week we discuss the Apple vs Samsung jury decision, robotic lawn mowers and vacuums, Bluetooth car stereo, Chorus, VMOB and Paul’s new …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 83

August 21st, 2012


This week we discuss Windows 8 and Paul shares early hands on experiences with upcoming tablets from Lenovo and Acer. Also upcoming tech events, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 82

August 14th, 2012


This week we discuss look back on more than 20 years of mobile computer – and give some thought to its future, along with topics: Windows 8, ThinkPad Tablet 2, IBM/Unitech venture, mobile rate reductions, Near Field …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 81

August 7th, 2012


Local topics this week include 2degrees growth, Pacific Fibre’s shutdown, Snap and Telecom NZ Ultra Fast Broadband and event Game of Codes. The big international topic is the landing of Curiosity on Mars. We also draw a …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 80

July 31st, 2012


This episode we discuss Apple OS X Mountain Lion, potential iPhone and iPad Mini launch dates, the Defcon security conference, Nokia Lumia 610 hands on and giveaway, the end of era for Telecom and we ponder if broadcast …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 79

July 24th, 2012


Highlights in this episode - Google Nexus 7 tablet, free Ultra Fast Broadband, Gigabit Wifi, Microsoft Office 2013, opinions on iPad mini rumours and a local IT firm fails owing $3 million but returns without the debt. …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 78

July 11th, 2012


This week we report from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto – covering Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 launch dates, Perceptive Pixel, Windows Phone 8 and Green Button. We also discuss Pandora, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 77

July 3rd, 2012


This episode we focus in on the Google IO conference – including Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Project Glass. Also featured are Microsoft, Apple, security and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 76

June 26th, 2012


We discuss Kim Dotcom’s pool party, NZ telecommunications topics, Surface and Windows 8, a local IT distribution merger, US and UK TV to watch via …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 75

June 19th, 2012


This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 74

June 12th, 2012


This episode we review today’s Apple news – including iOS 6 for iPhone & iPad, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and new MacBook Pro laptops. Other topics include Asus Windows 8 devices, LinkedIn password leaks, NZ computer …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 73

June 5th, 2012


This episode we discuss the new Windows 8 Release Preview along with news and announcements from E3 (Los Angeles, USA) and Computex (Taipei, Taiwan). Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, Nintendo and HP gain mentions along with …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 72

May 29th, 2012


Highlights include Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon docking with the Space Station, TelstraClear Internet plans, NZ involved with mega telescope, UFB, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 71

May 22nd, 2012


In this episode: the Samsung Galaxy SIII arrives, new MacBook Pro rumours, Spotify lands in NZ, Kiwi domain names, paperless receipts, facebook and other social networks, video service updates including Vevo, Netflix, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 70

May 15th, 2012


This week we discuss what happened to the Fyx Internet service, Telecom NZ’s 4G trial, our experiences with the HTC One X and Galaxy SIII Android phones, accessing Netflix in NZ, hands on with the new 2degrees and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 69

May 8th, 2012


Topics include Mac OS X security, NZ gaming sensation SmallWorlds, the Gather unconference, 2degrees new shared data plans, how to quickly destroy 30 laptops and the new Fyx internet service for accessing to Netflix, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 68

May 4th, 2012


Topics this week include Samsung’s Galaxy SIII smartphone, Microsoft NZ’s Imagine Cup, The Brydge iPad keyboard dock, super fast Wi-Fi, Intel’s amazing new CPUs, NFC mobile payments, and cloud storage from Google, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 67

April 24th, 2012


We discuss Cadilac’s self drive car, Samsung’s voice/gesture controlled TV, NZ internet users hitting 3-strikes, Ultra-fast Broadband, Adobe CS6, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 66

April 17th, 2012


This episode we chat about how to get a free Tivo personal video recorder, Mac Flashback Trojan, new Freeview channel Choice TV, Wavii, NAB conference and card skimmers being blocked from NZ. We also talked with Brad in …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 65

April 10th, 2012


This episode we discuss Scammers being caught, Instagram selling for $1 billion, Mac Malware, NZ startup Unified Inbox, Quickflix, Drones in the sky, layoffs at Yahoo and Sony, and we talk with Pacific Fibre CEO Mark …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 64

April 3rd, 2012


This week we discuss April Fool’s pranks, Kim Dotcom, Quickflix in NZ, NFC payments in NZ, iPad LTE 4G, data roaming in Australia and hacking an HTC …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 63

March 27th, 2012


This week we discuss employers that want your facebook password, Sony Alpha cameras, card fraud, Wharf42, Huawei, Apple and Nokia fight over next generation SIM cards, and news that a hacker who released naked photos of …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 62

March 20th, 2012


The NZ Tech Podcast this week discusses Samoa's new 4G mobile networks, US Navy Robots, Nokia Lumia in NZ, hands on with the 3rd gen iPad, NZ's TV …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 61

March 13th, 2012


This week we discuss Apples new iPad, Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview two weeks on, Google Chrome, App of the Week, News in Brief, UFB, Orcon Pricing, HD Homerun we speak with Transcribe, and Nate is in the studio.

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 60

March 6th, 2012


Topics this week include Windows 8 Consumer Client Preview and Windows 8 Server Beta, Apple iPad 3 and Apple TV rumors, a $2,000 mobile roaming bill, Skinny Mobile SIM locking, Google privacy changes, potential changes …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 59

February 28th, 2012


This week we have Dai Henwood in the studio, we talk Windows 8, Mobile World Congress, new Android devices from Samsung and new Nokia Handsets. We also cover over off Apple OS X Mountain Lion, the iPad3 and Steve …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 58

February 21st, 2012


This week topics discussed on the NZ Tech Podcast include Apple OS X Mountain Lion, Ubuntu 11.10, Windows 8 news, iPad, Android and Windows Phone news, Stephen Fry's rant about NZ interne and a deal on Windows 8 capable …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 57

February 20th, 2012


A special NZ Tech Podcast edition focussing on interviews carried out during Webstock 2012. Guests include Raffi Krikorian (Twitter), Scott Hanselman (Microsoft), Derek Handley (The Hyperfactory) along with Tim Fraser …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 56

February 14th, 2012


We discuss Ultra Fast Broadband and new prices detailed via our website, 2degrees market share increase, a visit to Orcon, Microsoft India hacking, Google Wallet issues, Sony Vita, Windows 8 on Arm, Samsung Tablet/phone …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 55

February 7th, 2012


This week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses NZ consumer tech bargains, Tivo, IT 4 Kids classes, a new update from Apple, Skype HD video calling, Nikon’s D800, Windows Phone 8, and an interesting NZ launch by mobile game …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 54

January 31st, 2012


Topics covered this week include the NZ launch of RDIO’s music streaming in NZ, Twitter censorship, Webstock, Fusion Audio, Bluetooth car stereos, new 2degrees $19 mobile plan, Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO and a call to …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 53

January 24th, 2012


This week the big topic is a discussion about Megaupload and Kim Dotcom who was seized in a raid on home near Auckland in recent days. We also cover other current news topics such as happenings with Blackberry, IBM, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 52

January 17th, 2012


We wrap up our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas and have saved the best to last. Featuring interviews with Sony, 3D Systems/Cubify, Microsoft, Tomaggo, Ford Research along with Joshua …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 51

January 14th, 2012


Interviews and dialog with some of the bigger players at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) –Alan Mulally (CEO Ford), Tom Merritt (TWiT), Ed Bott …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 50

January 10th, 2012


Paul Spain joins Bradley Borrows and Skip Parker from CES 2012 in Las Vegas. We focus on the lead up to the opening of the show floor. Highlights …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 49

January 9th, 2012


This is the first CES edition of the NZ Tech Podcast - we interview companies who are in attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012. Products included a new inductive cooktop, Australian audio, Lenovo tablets and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 48

January 3rd, 2012


A look back at the last half of 2011 with the NZ Tech Podcast. We revisit the rise and fall of HPs WebOS, the sad news of Steve Jobs passing away and more favourite clips from the year. We also listen to phone scammers …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 47

December 27th, 2011


A look back at the first 24 episodes of the NZ Tech Podcast. We revisit some of the amazing guests that have featured - Dai Henwood, Nathan Mercer, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 46

December 20th, 2011


Our Christmas episode highlights our favourite tech, gadgets and electronics of 2011 – and helps you make picks for Boxing Day sales and beyond. We talk TVs, Laptops, Cars, Smartphones (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone), …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 45

December 13th, 2011


Highlights of this episode include discussion of Windows 8 beta, 3D projectors, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (2degrees), Xbox update and Companion app, HP WebOS goes open source, new Government ICT Minister, more car tech …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 44

December 6th, 2011


This week's highlights include 3D Projectors, flight technology, full building projection, Telstra Clear free data weekend, Ford Car technology, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 43

November 29th, 2011


This week we start with an exclusive interview about NZ Ultra Fast Broadband with John Greenhough - CTO of Crown Fibre. Brad joins from the US and we …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 42

November 22nd, 2011


This show sees us talking about Apple Market Share, Android Ice-cream Sandwich, iDev 2.0, Water Plant Hacking, Spotify coming to NZ, Computerworld NZ turns 25, iCloud the hidden cost and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 41

November 15th, 2011


This show sees us talking about NZ vs Aus broadband, Flash moving away from the mobile space, iPhone 4S on both Telecom and Vodafone, Siri, Blu-Ray players, Steam, the new Channel Partner podcast, Kindle Fire launches …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 40

November 8th, 2011


We start by talking further about the Nokia N9 (and offer listeners a chance to win one). Other topics include NZ hackers event Kiwicon, Apple’s iPhone security, iPhone 4S launch on both Telecom and Vodafone networks …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 38

October 25th, 2011


Join us as we discuss the new biography of Steve Jobs, Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), new Apple MacBooks, Linux Kernal v3.1, and we listen to some interesting scam calls.

Running time : 0:40:49

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 37

October 18th, 2011


We focus on Apple’s iPhone 4S and iOS 5, followed by a big discussion about gaming including the latest games coming to PS3. Also covered were Skype …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 36

October 11th, 2011


This episode sees us speak with the Free Range Robotics team and remember Apple founder Steve Jobs. We also discuss the Apple iPhone 4s, the new Facebook app for iPad, Sony’s Netflix box and we review the HD Homerun.

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 35

October 4th, 2011


We discuss a local Robotics contest, Amazon (Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire tablet, Silk browser), Xbox 360 update, Android and Mac security hiccups, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, Ruku, Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft vs Google …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 34

September 27th, 2011


This special episode features two of NZ’s most experienced social media strategists as we discuss the new Facebook and a more accessible Google+. We also look at the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 (Android), Windows Phone …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 33

September 19th, 2011


In recent days Windows 8 has been revealed to the world – so we discuss details of this dramatic change of direction for Microsoft. Other topics - Apple’s iCloud and OS X 10.7.2 beta, Red Hat’s Fedora 15 and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 32

September 13th, 2011


This week we start with an update from HP’s Paul Boshoff. We also discuss Windows 8, big new hard drives, a ‘mouse without borders’, Jelly batteries, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 31

September 6th, 2011


Topics include Windows 8, yoobee Britomart opening, iPhone 5, Windows Phone 7 lawsuit, Ubuntu update, new HTC Mango handsets, Apple Final Cut news, updated Parallels Desktop for Mac and HP TouchPad giveaway.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 30

August 31st, 2011


Topics include Steve Jobs resignation as Apple CEO, NZ’s 3 strikes copyright bill, HP TouchPad giveaway (thanks to Gorilla Technology), cheap …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 29

August 23rd, 2011


Hot topics included big changes at HP with the PC division the TouchPad, Microsoft TechEd, ThinkPad X1 (finally!), Office 365 outage for some US users, impact of Samsung Galaxy Tab patent issues with Apple reducing, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 28

August 16th, 2011


Topics this week were Google buying Motorola, Citrix and Netflix on Chrome OS, Wi-Fi at NZ’s largest school, Firefox 6, Chrome 14 for OS X Lion, T4E …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 27

August 9th, 2011


This week features Windows Phone 7 Mango, NZ ultrafast broadband pricing, Black Hat and Chrome OS, Google TV, 1 million for Foxconn, Gnome 3, iPhone …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 26

August 2nd, 2011


This week - Mac OS X Lion issues, Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad, Fake FlashPlayer for Mac, Patent Issues, Google+, the Jawbone JamBox and 2degrees …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 25

July 26th, 2011


Topics include Mac OS Lion, Roku media box in NZ, Linux News, issues at RIM, fake Apple stores in China, Telecom New Zealand split, we talk about 2.5" 1TB hard drives and discuss Avatar Kinect via the new Kinect Fun …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 24

July 19th, 2011


Topics include Mac OS 10.7, HP TouchPad, Blackberry Playbook, compulsory iPads at Owera College and we review the Roku media box against Apple TV and …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 23

July 15th, 2011


This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). We wrap up WPC and we speak with Adam Hall from the System Center team and ISV Winner GreenButton.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 22

July 14th, 2011


This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from day 3 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in L.A. We cover the keynote with Sir Richard Branson and talk with Mason Pratt (Provoke), Pablo Garcia …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 21

July 13th, 2011


This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports from day 2 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). Featured: Satya Nadella, Andy Lees and Kurt DelBene and we speak with Ingram Micro and Fisheye. We look …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 20

July 12th, 2011


This special edition of the NZ Tech Podcast reports lives from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (USA). Featured: Steve Ballmer’s keynote and Award winners Green Button. We review Microsoft’s Surface 2 and HP’s …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 19

July 11th, 2011


Coming live from Los Angeles we visit the Microsoft, Apple and Sony stores along with tech supermarket Frys. Ford Sync gets a test drive and we discuss how Google, Bing and WP7 light up in US. We shop for the Sony …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 18

July 5th, 2011


Australia’s huge broadband caps are discussed this week, we interview Mitch Olson of Small Worlds and run through lots of NZ and global tech and gadget news including our hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy SII …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 17

June 28th, 2011


Topics include the Office 365 launch, Lulzsec hackers shut up shop, FTC Google investigation, Chevron jailbreak of WP7, Mac OS X updates, Firefox 5, …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 16

June 21st, 2011


Dai Henwood was this week’s studio guest – joining Paul and Brad. We discuss Apple’s iOS 5 beta (on iPhone and iPad), the ‘new’ Commodore 64, Xperia …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 15

June 14th, 2011


We review Apple’s WWDC event, including iCloud, iOS 5 & Lion, along with the E3 Conference and Codemasters and Epic hackings. We also discuss Adobe Acrobat 10.3 issues discovered on Linux and running Android apps on …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 14

June 7th, 2011


This week Apple’s WWDC event is in the news, along with Windows 8, the E3 Conference and Sony’s new PlayStation Vita. We also discuss Linux and OpenOffice news and interview Dr Murray Milner about World IPv6 day.

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 13

May 31st, 2011


Topics include Windows Phone 7 Mango update, Xperia Play and LG Optimus 2X reviews, OS X 10.7 Lion, MeeGo and Fedora 15. We have some interesting apps of the week and discuss the RIM Playbook and other devices.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 12

May 24th, 2011


This week Owen from Neowin joins us to discuss the up and coming Windows Phone 7 upgrades, theres discussion about Crown Fibre's UFB announcement, we look at the Samsung Series 9, LG Optimus x2 and a Sony Xperia Play.

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 11

May 19th, 2011


This week we discuss computer and telephone scams (and hear a real scammer in action), Google’s Chrome Operating System, iPhone 5, LG Optimus 2x, GoogleBook and Skype.

Running time : 1:00:44

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 10

May 11th, 2011


Highlights include NZ Mobile Termination rates with Paul Brislen, Microsoft's Skype acquisition, Bluetooth car solutions, home cinema and hot prices …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 9

May 3rd, 2011


This week we recorded Episode 9 of the NZ Tech Podcast. Highlights included NZ Mobile Termination rates, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation Network, Ubuntu …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 8

April 28th, 2011


This episode the NZ Tech Podcast discusses rumours about Apple’s cloud music deals, free groceries in Hamilton, Netflix video content via voice …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 7

April 19th, 2011


This week the NZ Tech Podcast is packed with updates on Amazon Kindle, Skype Security problems, Telecom NZ $12m fine, Windows Phone 7 Mango, Xbox 360, CIA vs and more.

Running time : 49:54

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 6

April 12th, 2011


We talk tech and gadgets - including the Amazon Kindle and other e-reading options, iPad Apps, upcoming Android and Windows Tablets from Acer, Windows Home Server 2011, Sony vs Geohotz and digital cameras and video.

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 5

April 7th, 2011


Fresh tech and gadget news and discussion including the new Sony Xperia Play, 'Windows 8' leaks, Freeview expansion, iSky, recent security/hacking issues, Android Music 3, Amazon Cloud Drive and more.

Running time : …

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 4

March 30th, 2011


This episode we talk iPad 2, Android Tablets, Nintendo 3DS launch, Internal Affairs Dept website issues, AR Drone.

Running time : 49:16

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 3

March 22nd, 2011


This episode looks at a recent hacking incident, how to stream movies (legally) from US Services such as Netflix and Zune amongst other topics.

Running time : 48:46

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 2

March 7th, 2011


Our second episode looks at the iPad 2, Google's Gmail outage, Windows Phone 7 updates, Mac OS X Lion, Google Android Malware problems and more.

Running time : 47:26

NZ Tech Podcast: Episode 1

February 17th, 2011


Our first episode looks at Mobile World Congress, Vodafone NZ's Sure Signal box, Intel's $1.6 Billion problem with Sandy Bridge, Telstra's new 4G mobile network, Nokia's Windows Phone announcement and other news.

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