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




PO Box 90436 Victoria Street West Auckland 1142 New Zealand +64-9-377-8947


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

Hawaiki Cable laying shipping hitting Auckland, Air NZ Wi-Fi test results via TravelTalk NZ, iTunes card scams, Spectre & Meltdown, Kodak cryptocurrecy partnerships, Smart Shoes, Hotel Robots, Table Tennis Robot and Voice Assistants everywhere.

Duration: 00:58:44

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

Robots, assistants, modular TV, virtual reality, autonomous tech, smart fridges, smartphones, cameras and headphones – from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Lyft and more. Paul Spain was in Las Vegas and joined by Steve Biddle and Michael Murphy.

Duration: 00:58:37

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

Spark portable wireless broadband, Chorus vs Carriers on 5G, Jason Paris leaving Spark early 2018, Windows 10 whiteboard app, Lightning Lab GovTech, Christmas gifts for yourself or others:

Duration: 00:57:40

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

Amazon opens in Australia, Stuff Pix is a new Fairfax joint venture streaming pay per view movies, modern media challenges, Tauranga’s UBCO bikes hit the road and it seems Amazon Echo is coming to NZ and Microsoft may have a new ARM Surface coming

Duration: 00:56:26

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

Tesla Truck, Fullview display Huawei Nova 2i, 10-year-old's face unlocks mum/’s iPhone X, a new >300km/h transport system, Germany bans smartwatches, China’s bans Skype, 2Degrees WiFi calling, Uber hack, Cyber Smart Week

Duration: 01:08:17

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

Direct from Shenzhen in China - Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) join Paul Spain to discuss Huawei. Hear about the factory visit and opinions on whether Huawei could become the top smartphone seller in the market.

Duration: 00:53:30

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

We try Alphabet’s Nest, NZ Police and Facebook launch Amber Alerts, Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive by 2020, photographing the whole planet daily, the sting of ransomware is costing some businesses US$300m, EV update and a tweak for the next iPhone X

Duration: 01:00:46

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

A week with iPhone X, Vodafone TV, Xbox One X, Anki Overdrive – a super smart app controlled car toy, Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, Nokia 3310 3G and an appearance from Meccano’s Mechanoid and Vodafone vs the old phone network.

Duration: 01:00:30

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

Apple acquires NZ’s PowerbyProxi, Amazon Key, Vocus (incl Slingshot, Orcon, Callplus) put up for sale by Australian owner, Nokia and Android 8 Oreo, New All Blacks streaming options, Trade Me Trials all-you-can-eat deliveries.

Duration: 00:50:40

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

Vodafone’s new TV box, Lyft raises US$1-Billion, Samsung Portable SSD T5, Nvidia autonomous car tech, InsureMyTesla offers low cost insurance, Huawei confirms Mate 10, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Kaspersky standing up to allegations, Alphabet’s Burritos by drone.

Duration: 00:46:21

NZ Tech Podcast: Dona Sarkar - Microsoft

A chat with Dona Sarkar of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft. We learn more about Windows, Microsoft 365, Dona and the story behind the strange naming of Windows 10 current update. Recorded in Orlando Florida at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Paul Spain: Process Street:

Duration: 00:43:15

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

Google steps up with Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel Buds. BNZ joining Apple Pay, Air NZ Wi-Fi testing, Internet and Cellsite Balloons, Investigators use AI to find who betrayed Anne Frank, FitBit Ionic lands and Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link, GoPro Hero 6 Black

Duration: 00:53:15

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

Nokia is back, iPhone 8 and Qi wireless charging, NZ’s new mobile plans from Spark/Vodafone/2degrees, Galaxy Note 8 and Alcantara, Ford and the ‘City of Tomorrow’, Hawaiki Cable, Microsoft and the Formula 1 in Singapore, Gorilla and Process Street

Duration: 01:13:27

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

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2017 roundup with guests Chris Jackson (Microsoft), Richard Hay (Winsupersite) and Freddy Fuentes (O-I) joining host Paul Spain. Including keynote highlights, Microsoft 365, Quantum Computing and Cyber Security.

Duration: 00:44:20

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

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 , learning the insights, we to get teompatels from and how easy it easy. We recommend you go through the free and/or discounted affiliate signup to Process Street by visiting

Duration: 00:53:01

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

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.

Duration: 01:06:05

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

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 Cam, NZ Gaming exports hit $100m, introducing Process Street (and a discount)

Duration: 01:06:50

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

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, Link AKC – GPS dog collar, Oppo R11 launches at NZ$769, Uber CEO change afoot.

Duration: 01:00:01

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

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 content, LinkedIn adds video, Amber alerts Dreamhost info: Paul Spain:

Duration: 00:53:03

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: Email updates:

Duration: 00:59:17

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