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

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This week on NZ Tech Podcast – we try on the UE Mega Boom for size, discuss fabric printing for fashion designers, Lenovo and Superfish Adware, Tomizone, Catalyst NZ cloud, Zomato, Blackberry Classic, Android malware that operates when your phone is off, is NSA/GCHQ listening to your calls?

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Steve Simms. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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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 conviction, a wearable that Zaps you, Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones, Windows 10 for phones.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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This week we discuss Better Call Saul’s arrival on Lightbox, new Fitbits in NZ, spying TVs, Trans-Global Access undersea cable approved, scratch resistant glass for your smartphone, human-like robot hotel staff, smart body panels for your car and Ubuntu phone.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Mark Derricutt. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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This week – WhatsApp is calling, RFID chips inserted into office workers, new OneDrive for Mac and iPhone, Ride-sharing and driverless cars converging, Sky sport streaming, Raspberry Pi 2 to provide Windows 10 for free, Super Bowl No Drone Zone, free Outlook mobile app, Amazon to take on Microsoft and Google with business email service.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Sean Dring. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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We talk security wars between Google, Apple and Microsoft, upcoming changes at Spark & Vodafone including Chris Quin stepping down as CEO of Spark Home, Mobile, Business. We also discuss Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and we go on to spend more than half the podcast talking with Nathan Mercer at Microsoft in Washington to hear some detail around the recent Windows 10 and Hololens announcements.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett and Nathan Mercer. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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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 Performance Labs, a tiny new robot, Mercedes-Benz new concept car, gadgets for kids, sport tech and more.

This episode of NZ Tech Podcast was hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain), supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast network – Podcasts NZ.

A special thanks to Samsung (NZ) and Gorilla Technology (IT Services Auckland) for helping make this episode possible.

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

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Following the panel’s visit to Las Vegas for International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), we discuss what we saw at what is the world’s biggest tech event. TVs, robots, wearables, connected toothbrushes and a car from the future as feature.

This episode of NZ Tech Podcast was hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Juha Saarinen and Emma Brannam. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast network – Podcasts NZ.

A special thanks to Samsung NZ for contributing to costs associated with CES 2015 for those featured on this episode.

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Boxing Day Sales 2014: NZ’s Best Tech, Gadget, Electronics Specials

It’s become a bit of tradition for us to collate a list of Boxing Day tech specials each year. Here’s some of the best of Boxing Day 2014. Be sure to listen in to the NZ Tech Podcast and hear opinions on some of tech below and keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the technology world – theepisode from this week is here. (Check back here over the next few hours as there may be more items added to the list)

Laptops, Tablets

- Acer Aspire 15” Intel DualCore Celeron (Atom) laptop – The Warehouse – $279 (limited qty)
- HP 14” Intel DualCore Celeron (Atom) laptop bundle  – Noel Leeming – $349 (instore only – limited quantity)
- Apple MacBook Pro (also iMac) – Dick Smith – 10% across the range
- Samsung Galaxy Lite 7.0 8GB Wi-Fi – Dick Smith – $129
- Nextbook 7” Android 4.4 Tablet – The Warehouse – $79

Smartphones

- Galaxy S5 (Vodafone, 2degrees, Spark) – Harvey Norman – $692
- ZTE/Skinny V811 Android 4.4 DualCore Smartphone (locked to Skinny Network, $30 to unlock)– Noel Leeming – $34.99 (online/instore – limited quantity)
- Lumia 530 Windows Smartphone (locked to Vodafone Network, $30 to unlock) – Harvey Norman – $65 (instore only – limited quantity)
- LG G3 – Harvey Norman – $688
- Vodafone Smart4 Android Smartphone – The Warehouse – $35
- Huawei Ascend Y600 5” Smartphone w/ 5MP camera (2degrees) – The Warehouse – $149

 

Gaming Consoles

- PlayStation 4 500GB, Little Big Planet 3 Console Bundle – Noel Leeming – $499 (instore only – limited quantity)
- PlayStation 4 500GB, Driveclub Console Bundle – The Warehouse – $499 (online/instore limited quantity)
- Xbox 360 4GB – The Warehouse – $148  
 

TVs

- Panasonic 48” UltraHD 4K 3D Smart TV – Harvey Norman – $1088 (online/instore – limited quantity, but raincheck available)
- LG 55" Ultra HD 4K Smart LED-LCD TV– Harvey Norman – $1497 (online/instore)
- Sony 55” UltraHD 4K Smart TV – Noel Leeming – $1499 (instore only – limited quantity)
- LG 42” UltraHD 4K Smart TV – Noel Leeming – $849 (instore only – limited quantity)
- Sony 40” FullHD Smart TV – The Warehouse – $489
- Veon 50” Full HD TV – The Warehouse – $500

Other

- Canon Pixma MG2960 Multifunction Colour Printer – Noel Leeming – $25 (instore only – limited quantity)
- LexarJumpDrive S50 8GB USB Flashdrive – Noel Leeming – $1.49 (instore only – limited quantity)
- Garmin Vivofit – Harvey Norman – $77
- Logitech UE Boom  – Harvey Norman – $188
- Breville Nespresso ‘U’ Espresso Machine – Harvey Norman – $123 after cash back (pay $198)
- Sony 7.2 AV Receive STRDH750 – JB Hi-Fi – $291
- Dyson DC37C Origin Barrel Vacuum – JB Hi-Fi – $498

 

If you’re wondering how this year’s Boxing Day specials compare with 2013 and 2012? See below:

2013 Box Day Tech Specials

Laptops, Hybrids, Tablets:
- Acer Aspire 11.6" Notebook V5-132 – The Warehouse – $389
- Toshiba Satellite C50D/A00L Notebook – Dick Smith – $423 (sold out)
- HP 14" AMD Laptop – The Warehouse – $449
- HP 14" Laptop – Harvey Norman – $397
- Acer 15.6" Intel Celeron Laptop – Noel Leeming – $478
- HP 15.6" Intel i5 Laptop – Noel Leeming – $589
- Microsoft Surface RT 64GB Tablet With Touch Cover (Black) – JB Hi-Fi – $569
- Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet – Harvey Norman – $297
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" – Noel Leeming – $399
- Apple MacBook Air 11" – Harvey Norman – $1148

Smartphones:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Blue – Harvey Norman – $686
- Samsung Galaxy S3 – Harvey Norman – $386
- Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone 8) – Harvey Norman – $122
- Samsung Ativ S (Windows Phone 8) – Warehouse Stationery – $349
- LG/Google Nexus 5 – Warehouse Stationery – $649

Gaming Consoles:
- Xbox 360 E 4GB – The Warehouse – $188
- PlayStation 3 Super Slim 12GB Console – Noel Leeming $149

TVs:
- Samsung 60" Full HD Plasma – Dick Smith – $1299
- Panasonic 50" Full HD LED – Noel Leeming – $699
- Samsung 32" Full HD – Noel Leeming – $299
- Veon 32" Full HD  LED – The Warehouse – $249
- Veon 58" Full HD LED – The Warehouse – $999

Other:
- Sony STR-DH740 7.2 Surround Sound Receiver – JB Hi-Fi – $296
- Logitech/Ultimate Ears Boom (Bluebooth Speaker) – Noel Leeming – $210
- Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones – Noel Leeming – $35
- Garmin 42LM GPS 4.3" screen (lifetime maps) – The Good Guys – $79

2012 Box Day Tech Specials

Laptops:
- Apple MacBook Pro 13" – Harvey Norman – $1578 (usually $1899)
- HP Pavilion 14-B006AU – Harvey Norman – $348

Smartphones:
- Samsung Galaxy SIII – Bond and Bond – $679.20
- iPhone 4S – Bond and Bond – $849 (actually not a special, price dropped recently)
- Nokia Lumia 920 (with Windows Phone 8) – Warehouse Stationery – $799
- LG/Google Nexus 4 – Bond and Bond – $639.20
- HTC Windows Phone 8S  – Warehouse Stationery – $399.20

Gaming Consoles:
- Xbox 4GB Kinect Bundle w/ 2 games – The Warehouse – $245 (stock left only in stores)
- Xbox 4GB Kinect Bundle w/ 3 games – JB Hi Fi – $249
- PlayStation 3 Super Slim 12GB Console – The Warehouse $225

TVs:
- LG 60" Full HD Plasma – Harvey Norman – $1293
- Vivo 40" Full HD LCD – Dick Smith – $399
- Samsung 50" 6000 series Full HD LCD – Dick Smith – $1249

Cameras:
- Canon EOS1100D Twin Lens Kit – Dick Smith- $598
- Samsung 14 megapixel, 5 x optical zoom – JB Hi Fi – $47
- Fujifilm 14 megapixel, 24 x optical zoom – JB Hi Fi – $247
- Olympus TG-320 underwater/shockproof 14 megapixel – Harvey Norman – $165

Other:
- LG Blu-ray Player – Harvey Norman – $66
- 40L Haier Bar Fridge – Harvey Norman – $99
- D-Link, Cisco, Belkin, Logitech – Harvey Norman – 40% off

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

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We wrap up the year by looking at a strong increase in NZ broadband speeds, a new undersea cable (Tasman Global Access Cable) from Spark/Vodafone/Telstra, Symantec security predictions for 2015, new tablet keyboards from Logitech, Sky TV’s Neon video-on-demand, Oculus new acquisition and more.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Ross McDougall and Wal Reid. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ.

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

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

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brett Roberts and Sean Dring. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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