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Auckland, New Zealand


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




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

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 Watch, Goodnest update, Hoist app Paul Spain's weekly 3-minute videos: www.facebook.com/paulspainofficial Email updates: www.paulspain.com/updates

Duration: 00:59:17

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

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 stopped Wannacry, Remote working, Urgent Couriers Thanks to Royce Pederson for being our guest this week, and thank you for listening in. cheers, Paul Links: - Paul Spain's email updates: www.paulspain.com/updates - Paul's weekly 3-minute videos and updates:...

Duration: 00:45:23

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

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 battery standards changes cause concern

Duration: 00:56:41

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

Paul Spain is joined at Gorilla Technology HQ by Hon Simon Bridges to hear perspectives on technology in transport and communications - autonomous cars, Multimode Transport and ubiquitous broadband are among topics discussed.

Duration: 00:35:13

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

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, Alphabay, Vodafone giveaway

Duration: 01:04:21

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

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 vs Flick, US border patrol vs cloud data, Twitter user who posted Ryanair terror threat fined $386,000 www.nztechpodcast.com www.paulspain.com

Duration: 01:00:49

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

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 pace, NZ IoT networks, Bitcoin Exchange Hacked, audio tickets, Alibaba vs Amazon Echo, NZ Young Professionals Podcast

Duration: 01:03:00

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

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 performance issues recently resolved.

Duration: 00:34:15

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

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 tunnel segment.

Duration: 01:03:57

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

This week – Owl 360 degree conference cam, autonomous Nissan, Microsoft Surface Laptop / 2017 Surface Pro, Sky/Vodafone ditch merger, Google Flight Search, 4.5G mobile in NZ, Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Vodafone ups performance, Oracle vs NZ Tech

Duration: 01:00:44

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

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 tech highlights, inspiration and disruption.

Duration: 00:51:38

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

This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZ’s Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas.

Duration: 00:38:47

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

This week: Intel Compute Card, News from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, Dubai’s Robot Cops

Duration: 00:56:22

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

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 and discusses what he's learnt working with organisations whose innovations leverage cloud technologies.

Duration: 00:40:03

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

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 an E-Ink based note taking tablet

Duration: 00:43:42

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

Bonus episode - Paul Spain chats with Eugene Kaspersky, founder/CEO at Russian Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Featured on Forbe’s Billionaires list, Eugene shares his background with viruses starting in 1989 and opinions on the state of Cyber Security.

Duration: 00:17:39

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

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, Workday’s NZ call centre.

Duration: 00:52:56

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

Highlights from Microsoft Build as Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) talks with Paul Spain. Windows Mixed Reality headsets, full Windows apps running on new ARM based computers, Cloud powered clipboard, Windows Timeline, Fluent Design, iTunes in the Windows Store.

Duration: 00:33:58

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

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 Lab set to launch.

Duration: 00:55:55

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

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 touches down after 2-years in orbit.

Duration: 00:58:17

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