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Episodes

  • Tech Tuesday: Telecom becomes Spark

    Aug 5, 2014 | 18 min
    Danny Watson and Jason Winstanley talk to Telecom's General Manager of Corporate Relations Andrew Pirie about the name change to Spark.
  • Today in Tech: Ismail Jadun on Reddit and community

    Jun 17, 2014 | 31 min
    Reddit's international community manager Ismail Jadun, better known at /u/pinwale, has been in Auckland recently after local 'redditors' managed to win a competition to get him down here. Technology reporter Josh White caught up with him to ask what exectly Reddit is (a social network? A link aggregator? Something else?), the unique place it occupies in the internet landscape, and the importance of maintaining communities of friends and strangers in this digitally connected world.
  • Today in Tech: Big brother coming for Kiwi consumers

    May 15, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 15 May 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the creation of one of New Zealand's largest consumer databases by local tech firm Vmob and Fly Buys operator Loyalty New Zealand, the technology behind it, and what it means Kiwi consumers and businesses. Featuring Vmob founder Scott Bradley.
  • Today in Tech: Using tech to lower insurance premiums

    Apr 16, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 16 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the growing trend internationally to use technology to track driver behaviour for insurance companies, and the SmartDriver app released today by Tower Insurance to do just that.
  • Today in Tech: What is the Heartbleed bug?

    Apr 11, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Friday 11 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the just-discovered Heartbleed bug - a security hole in OpenSSL that threatens every single internet user - and explains in layman's terms what the bug is and how it could steal your information.
  • Today in Tech: Year of the mega data breach

    Apr 9, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 9 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the over-arching theme of this year's Internet Security threat Report - this is apparently the year of the mega breach of data. What is a mega breach, what kind of data is being targeted, and how can consumers and businesses protect themselves from these kinds of attacks? Featuring Symantec's Mark Shaw.
  • Today in Tech: Monday headlines

    Apr 7, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 7 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at what's making headlines in the world of technology, including a 5-year-old US boy who's possibly the world's youngest security researcher, a Twitter-based promotion that had midtown Auckland abuzz, and a technology that promises instant orgasms but hasn't received funding in 13 years.
  • Today in Tech: Friday headlines

    Apr 3, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 2 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at what's making headlines in the world of technology, including a leading Kiwi biotech firm leaving our shores, the US government using social media against the Cuban government, and what word Google is struggling to trademark.
  • Today in Tech: A river-filtering floating pool

    Apr 1, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 2 April 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at an ambitious project in New York City - the Plus Pool. It's a project developing technology to allow a floating pool to use its walls to filter a dirty New York river - like a river oasis for bathers. Featuring one of Plus Pool's founders, Dong Ping Wong.
  • Today in Tech: Monday headlines

    Mar 31, 2014 | 3 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 31 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at everything you need to know from the world of technology, including the continued growth of online retail in New Zealand including sports supplements retail, the Commerce Commission setting a timeline for Chorus pricing, and how fast you need to drive so speed cameras can't catch you.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday headlines

    Mar 27, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 27 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks everything you need to know from the world of technology, including Facebook's takeover of Rift maker Oculus, the launch of the Internet Party at Kim Dotcom's mansion, and Microsoft's opposition of Judith Collins' cyberbullying bill as it currently stands.
  • Today in Tech: TV captioning

    Mar 26, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 26 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the issue of television captioning for the hearing impaired, and the surprising lack of it in this country. Featuring Louise Carroll of the National Foundation for the Deaf. An accessible transcript of this podcast is available here or at http://bit.ly/1dMieKa
  • Today in Tech: 2degrees late to the 4G party

    Mar 25, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 25 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at this week's announcement that 2degrees Mobile is finally arriving at the 4G party - but are they fashionably late, or has everyone else gone home already? Including 2degrees CEO Stewart Sheriff and Telecommunications Users Association NZ chief Paul Brislen.
  • Today in Tech: Monday headlines

    Mar 24, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 24 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at everything making headlines in the world of technology right now, including 2degrees finally jumping on the 4G bandwagon, Turkey's laughable blocking of Twitter, and a smart lightbulb from LG that's guaranteed to annoy your flatmates.
  • Today in Tech: New .kiwi domains

    Mar 21, 2014 | 9 min
    On Today in Tech for Friday 21 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the new .kiwi top-level domain names now open for landrush, what it means for the internet landscape in New Zealand and whether it really is a decent competitor to the incumbent .nz domains.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday headlines

    Mar 20, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 20 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at Telecom having to rebrand their ShowmeTV service before it launches, the new app from The Warehouse and whether Flappy Bird will ever make an official comeback.
  • Today in Tech: The new 'trustmark'

    Mar 19, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 19 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the growth of 'Big Data', the importance of keeping consumer data safe and how trustworthy the Marketing Association's new 'trustmark' actually is.
  • Today in Tech: Cyber-bullying

    Mar 18, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 18 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the issue of cyber-bullying, what an Australian organisation is doing to tackle it in that country, and whether the Harmful Digital Communications Bill will be an effective tool in the fight against cyber-bullying.
  • Today in Tech: Monday headlines

    Mar 17, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 17 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at everything you need to know in the world of tech right now, including the Yahoo!Xtra email security change, Len Brown's ex-mistress Bevan Chuang and her cyber-bullying experiences, and a robot that can solve a Rubik's cube in less than four seconds.
  • Today in Tech: The Melbourne Security Data Centre

    Mar 14, 2014 | 8 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 13 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White is among the first media to ever take a look inside Symantec's Melbourne Security Data Centre, to see just how much work goes behind the online security we all use and take for granted every day.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday headlines

    Mar 13, 2014 | 3 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 13 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White is live from the departure lounge of Melbourne Airport with everything you need to know from the world of tech right now.
  • Today in Tech: Smartphone forensics

    Mar 11, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 12 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at Kiwi technology form Wynyard Group and their new partnership with Radio Tactics, creating a solution for law enforcement agencies to perform forensics on mobile phones much more efficiently and accurately.
  • Today in Tech: The humble password

    Mar 11, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 11 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White talks to systems engineer and password expert Nick Savvides about the importance of password security, how many of us aren't keeping ours all that secure and what consumers and businesses can do with password security in the future.
  • Today in Tech: Monday 10 March

    Mar 10, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 10 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at everything happening in the world of technology right now, including whether aircraft can and should upload their black box data in real time in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance.
  • Today in Tech: Friday 7 March

    Mar 6, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Friday 7 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at a survey on technology terms out of the US, including the correct meaning for 'motherboard'. Is it a computer term or a part of a cruise ship?
  • Today in Tech: Thursday 6 March

    Mar 6, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 5 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the latest in technology news here and around the world, including a growing service that lets you rent out your bathroom.
  • Today in Tech: Wednesday 5 March

    Mar 5, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 5 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the end of support for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, why it's happening and what it means for consumers.
  • Today in Tech: Tuesday 4 March

    Mar 4, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 4 March 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at a story via The Guardian, that there are 7 keys that control the internet's 'master database.' See the full Guardian report here
  • Tech Tuesday: Batteries

    Mar 4, 2014 | 20 min
    In this week's Tech Tuesday Danny Watson and Jason Winstanley talk the technology of toys, and what to do with batteries. photo: NZ Herald
  • Today in Tech: Friday 28 February

    Feb 28, 2014 | 7 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 27 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White is in Melbourne with Jetstar, having flown on their inaugural Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight from Auckland and finding out if the passenger experience really lives up to all the high-tech hype surrounding the plane. For more, read the flight report and see the photo gallery.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday 27 February

    Feb 27, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 27 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at what's making technology headlines in New Zealand and around the world, including the latest from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and what happened to the Southern District Health Board's technology earlier this week.
  • Today in Tech: Wednesday 26 February

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 26 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S5, and talks to commentator Paul Spain about whether it lives up to the hype and whether Samsung is likely to stay on its perch atop the smartphone world this year.
  • Today in Tech: Tuesday 25 February

    Feb 25, 2014 | 9 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 25 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White talks to Jonathan Mosen, a Wellington computer expert who is blind and has launched Appcessible - a service testing smartphone apps for their accessibility by those who are also blind.
  • Today in Tech: Monday 24 February

    Feb 24, 2014 | 7 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 24 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the happenings in the tech world in the last seven days, including Telecom's new streaming service, the news from the Mobile World Congress, and how you could earn money soon by renting out your smartphone's lock screen.
  • Today in Tech: Friday 21 February

    Feb 21, 2014 | 8 min
    On Today in Tech for Friday 21 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White talks to Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin about the company's brand change to 'Spark', and he steps through the years to look at some of the events that might be behind their decision to rebrand.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday 20 February

    Feb 20, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 20 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at the online dating industry, how it's growing and changing with its audience and the internet landscape, and how fraud is still rife when it comes to cyber love.
  • Today in Tech: Wednesday 19 February

    Feb 19, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Wednesday 19 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at taxi booking apps, a local player hoping to corner the market early, and whether they're really making as much of a splash in the taxi industry as they're made out to be.
  • Today in Tech: Tuesday 18 February

    Feb 18, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Tuesday 18 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White visits Point England School in east Auckland where they're using a new kind of laptop - the Google Chromebook - to help improve the learning outcomes of their students.
  • Today in Tech: Monday 17 February

    Feb 17, 2014 | 4 min
    On Today in Tech for Monday 17 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White looks at what's been making technology news headlines here and around the world in the last seven days.
  • Today in Tech: Friday 14 February

    Feb 14, 2014 | 6 min
    On Today in Tech for Friday 14 February 2014 technology reporter Josh White talks to Mark Shaw of tech security specialists Symantec about that company's predictions for the year ahead in technology.
  • Today in Tech: Thursday 13 February

    Feb 13, 2014 | 5 min
    On Today in Tech for Thursday 13 February 2014, technology reporter Josh White looks at how streaming services are shaking up the commercial music industry and what role they had to play in the rise and rise of homegrown pop star Lorde.
  • Today in Tech: Wednesday 12 February

    Feb 12, 2014 | 6 min
    In Today in Tech for Wednesday 12 February, technology reporter Josh White looks at the issue of soaring mobile data use and declining demand for traditional services like calling and texting, and how the mobile networks are responding. 
  • Today in Tech: Tuesday 11 February

    Feb 11, 2014 | 5 min
    In Today in Tech for Tuesday 11 February, technology reporter Josh White looks at the growing trend for global video game studios to release their new games in New Zealand first for testing purposes.
  • Today in Tech: Monday 10 February

    Feb 10, 2014 | 4 min
    In Today in Tech for Monday 10 February 2014, our technology reporter Josh White looks at what has been making technology headlines here and around the world in the last seven days.