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

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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 Charge vs The World.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid (@walreid). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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

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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, Gigatown Dunedin, Microsoft Office Sway, Orion’s sharemarket launch, Sony’s e-paper watch and more.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Darrell Webster. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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

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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 customers through to 2030.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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

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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 Stream 11, TransferCar and more feedback on using Gear S and Microsoft Band wearables.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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

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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, Wirelurker, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Gear S, Microsoft Band, HP Stream 7 and Microsoft Office arriving on mobile devices for free.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Attila Seress. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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