Episode 105: CES–New Lenovo and Sony tech, Hapifork and RaRa

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At CES Paul Spain (@paulspain) hears about an electronic fork that is designed to help you lose weight (Hapifork) and a new music streaming service (RaRa). We also hear about Lenovo’s new Windows 8 products and Sony’s waterproof phones, 4K OLED TV and a camera with an inbuilt projector.

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Episode 97: Interview with Skype’s Derek Snyder

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This special episode sees Paul Spain interview Derek Snyder of Skype about the past, present and future of Skype – with a particular focus on the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 editions of Skype.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This episode featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Derek Snyder (@dereksnyder). .

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Nov 2012
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Episode 95: Microsoft Surface, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Apple and Google

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We focus on Windows 8 and Windows RT, iPad Mini and 4th gen, new Macs and refreshed Google Nexus devices. Then we test out an impressive new class of hardware including the Microsoft Surface, Samsung Ativ Smart PC, HP Envy X2 and Samsung’s next smartphone – the Ativ S running Windows Phone 8.

We also discuss local contract free availability of the iPhone 5 from Telecom along with discussion about of Telecom’s $19 mobile prepay plans which provide 60 mins calling, 5000 text messages, 500MB data and until 31 March unlimited calling to other Telecom mobiles.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Paul O’Shea (@pohq) .

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Episode 94: Amphibious QuadSki, Apple vs Google vs Microsoft, Armagedden, the new Mega Upload

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Discussed this week is Alan Gibbs amphibious quad bike, Vodafone’s TelstraClear acquisition, Kim Dot Com’s Mega Upload 2.0, Armagedden, GoPro 4K camera, BuddyBid, and upcoming launches from Apple and Google alongside Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with guest Brett Roberts (@BrettRoberts) .

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Episode 93: Space Jump, Samsung’s Windows 8/RT prototypes, Xbox update, new Androids

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This week – a jump from ‘space’, Xbox Update and Xbox Music lands in NZ, MSD security drama, iPad Mini, Mozilla pulls Firefox 16, new Android handsets and Android updates on the way, new Windows 8/RT tablets from Samsung and multiple Windows Phone 8 handsets coming to NZ.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with guest Siobhan Keogh (@SiobhanKeoghNZ) .

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Felix Baumgartner’s ‘space’ jump

Sneak Peak: Samsung Windows 8 / RT hardware

This is our second NZ Tech Podcast ‘Sneak Peek’ video. This time Paul Spain takes a first-hand look at the upcoming Windows 8 (and Windows RT) products from Samsung:

  • Samsung Ativ Tab (Tablet – Windows RT)
  • Samsung Ativ Smart PC (Tablet/Hybrid – Windows 8)
  • Samsung All-in-One Series 7 (Touch screen PC – Windows 8)

Paul Spain show’s off upcoming Tablet and All-in-One touchscreen computers from Samsung

Samsung Ativ Tab

2GB RAM, Dual Core 1.5ghz ARM processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera, 10.1-inch screen (1,366 x 768 pixels), A-GPS/Glonass, Wi-FI a/b/g/n (2.4, 5GHz), Bluetooth, NFC, Full size USB port, Micro HDMI, On device encryption, Windows RT.

Samsung Ativ Smart PC

2GB RAM, Intel Dual Core 1.5ghz Atom SoC processor (Clover Trail), 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 11.6-inch HD screen (1,366 x 768 pixels), HDMI and a keyboard dock with a 2nd battery, Wi-FI a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4, Full size USB port, Mini HDMI, Windows 8.

Samsung All-in-One Series 7

4GB RAM, Intel Dual Core i5 processor, front camera, 23” display (1920 x 1080 pixels), HDMI in/out, wireless keyboard and mouse, Windows 8.

Samsung Ativ Smart PC (not shown)

4GB RAM, Intel Dual Core i3/i5 processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 11.6-inch full HD screen (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), USB 2 and USB 3, HDMI and a keyboard dock with a 2nd battery, Windows 8.

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Oct 2012
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Sneak Peek: HP Envy X2

I am pleased to share our first NZ Tech Podcast ‘Sneak Peek’ video. On this occasion we discuss the upcoming HP Envy X2 tablet/hybrid which runs Windows 8 and is due to launch in the coming weeks.

The Envy X2 features 2GB RAM, Intel Dual Core 1.8ghz Atom SoC processor (Clover Trail), 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 11.6-inch screen (1,366 x 768 pixels), HDMI and a keyboard dock with a 2nd battery.

NZ Tech Podcast ‘Sneak Peek’: HP Envy X2
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Oct 2012
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Episode 91: HP and Windows 8, Wheedle, iPad Mini

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Hewlett Packard is in the spotlight this week as we discuss their direction around Windows 8 and get an early preview of their Envy X2 hybrid tablet.

Other topics include Blackberry 10, the rumoured iPad Mini, Apple Maps and CEO Tim Cook’s apology, Telecom mobile speedup, app news from ASB and a messy launch for would-be Trademe competitor Wheedle.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain) along with guests Paul Boshoff (@paulboshoff) and Chin Edirisuriya.

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Oct 2012
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Episode 87: TechEd special with Paul Thurrott and Alan Burchill

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A special NZ Tech Podcast episode recorded following Microsoft’s Tech Ed 2012 event in Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring discussions with keynote speaker Paul Thurrott (USA) and Microsoft MVP Alan Burchill (Australia). A variety of Microsoft related topics were discussed including announcements and news around Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Phone 8 handsets from Nokia (Lumia 820, 920) and Samsung (Ativ S).

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) along with Alan Burchill (@alanburchill).

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Sep 2012
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Episode 83: Hands on with unreleased tablets

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This week we discuss Windows 8 and Paul shares early hands on experiences with upcoming tablets from Lenovo and Acer. Also upcoming tech events, Surface pricing rumours, Rakon’s big deal, Mars lander descent imagery, and new networking and audio tech.

You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Ben Gracewood (@nzben) along with Ryan Parker (@ryan_parker_au).

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Aug 2012
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