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NZ Tech Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Technical Fellow at Microsoft

This special episode kicks off 2016 with Paul Spain sharing a recent chat with Laura Butler – Technical Fellow at Microsoft (she was promoted from Distinguished Engineer following the podcast recording). The podcast covers Laura’s journey from student to Microsoft Intern in May 1989 right through to present day and the recent Windows 10 launch. Hear her stories of nights spent sleeping in her office, Joe Belfiore’s last minute start menu change in Windows 95 and Steve Ballmer’s toilet gaff – amongst others. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Laura Butler. Published by Podcasts New Zealand – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 263 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook...

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

This week we discuss Xero MD’s bid for Auckland Mayoralty, Police intercept drones, Commerce Commission’s copper ruling, Samsung Galaxy S7, odd Solar opinions, Microsoft Lumia 950 phone come PC, Sony’s new 4K projector and Christmas tech gifts. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brett Roberts, Emma Brannam. Published by Podcasts NZ – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 262 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook...

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

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, Hoverboards and Apple’s Smart Battery Case. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests BlairWalker and Kevin Park. Published by Podcasts NZ – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts. You are invited to attend the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference – Paul and the team would love to see you there. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 261 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook...

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

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 on International flights and more. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Taryn Hamilton, Nate Dunn. Published by Podcasts NZ – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 260 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook...

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

This week we review the big encryption debate, a 4-year US$35,000 Internet troll search, Facebook and forgetting your ex, MyRepublic update, Aura’s $10m Kordia sale, Tesla’s disappearing autonomous mode, 30 years of Windows plus Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paul Brislen and Vaughan Baker. Published by Podcasts NZ – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts. You are invited to our end of year events: 27 November – Auckland (in conjunction with Geekzone and sponsors) and 4 December – Wellington (in conjunction with Geekzone, Access Granted and sponsors) Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 259 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook...

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