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NZ Tech Podcast 290: Housekeeping Robot, Visa tech, US Customers wants your social media details, Xiamoi SmartCycle

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On the agenda – Boston Dynamics SpotMini, Visa’s video of the future, setup a meeting at Starbucks from inside Outlook, US Customs goes after social media account, Xiaomi builds s smart bike, Smart use of data for health, and India’s $6 smartphone.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Paul Brislen and is published by Podcasts New Zealand – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

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The Legend Of Tarzan – Film Review “beautiful and memorable experience” 5/5

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Words & Photo Yulia Podrul

When I heard that David Yates was behind the production for The legend of Tarzan, I couldn’t wait to see the preview release. After directing the last four parts of the remarkable Harry Potter films (a highlight still in the movie industry), I had no clue what to expect from the legendary Tarzan. Considering it is a completely different genre, action & adventure versus mystic fantasy of Harry Potter, it pleasantly surprised me.

The story of Tarzan tells us about love, freedom, fighting for human rights and against slavery. It is so genuine, realistic and inspiring. Not only that, it reveals the truth about cruelty towards African slaves and educates us that human soul cannot be bought with the most expensive diamonds of Africa.

Ladies, you are up for treat. Tarzan is showing off his perfect shapes throughout the whole movie, and that is the best surprise for us all. I’m confident that Alexander Skarsgard (Tarzan) put a lot of effort to run as fast as a cheetah, and that surely would require dedication. Good for him! I can understand why his onscreen wife Jane (Margot Robbie) is married to the wildest, but yet the most attractive creature of the Jungle.

I loved the sceneries of Africa, and that was an absolute highlight for me. Spectacular views that reminded me of The Jungle Book. I loved how both films encouraged us to appreciate what this Earth gives. I am grateful for the film directors who remind us how priceless this gift of nature is in our real life.

I like to read between the lines and to go beyond and above the main storyline. In this particular case I saw a message that speaks to appreciate animals and to protect them from a cruel industrial monopoly, to take care of the weak ones, and not to interfere with jungle life.

Nature never forgets the mistakes that humans create, and Tarzan like a true legend fights his way to punish those humans whose mistakes can never be forgotten. Tarzan speaks for himself, his Jungle family and his love of life.

I encourage to indulge yourself with this beautiful and memorable experience. It is a big tick from me for film wizard David Yates the creator of this realistic jungle fantasy.

Arrested Development Coming To NZ – Greatest Hits Tour

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It’s been 20 years since a new group called Arrested Development burst onto the gangsta rap dominated scene with defiant lyrics of hope. The world was ready for the change, as Arrested Development became the first ever hip-hop group to receive the Best New Artist Grammy. The group also took out Best Rap Single Grammy for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee. The hip-hop collective, who have stayed true to their unique brand of message rap, return to New Zealand to perform their hits including Tennessee, Mr Wendal, People Everyday, Revolution, Ease My Mind and more.

The group will perform one exclusive show in Auckland on Sunday 28th August.

With the success of their debut album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… money came in for the group, led by charismatic frontman Speech. Instead of spending it on material things the group gave back by becoming the first African American artists to donate money to Nelson Mandela and ANC. They used their voices and their status to the benefit of many underprivileged brothers and sisters around the world.

With the success of the single Mr Wendal, Arrested Development brought the issue of homelessness to the forefront. The group donated half of the royalty earnings from Mr Wendal to the National Coalition of the Homeless. Awards, chart success and accolades continued to follow. One of the highlights was being asked to write a song for Spike Lee’s movie about famed minister and human rights activist, Malcom X. The movie, X, went on to become one of Spike Lee’s most highly acclaimed works. The Arrested Development song, Revolution, would forever be associated with one of the most important movies in black culture. Eighteen years later, the response that comes whenever the group performs this song is inspiring.

The group followed up their debut album with their sophomore release Zingalamaduni. After the release of this album, the group took a break, and in the year 2000, Arrested Development re-emerged with a new lineup and a new album called Heroes Of The Harvest. This short hiatus allowed the group to be relieved of the pressures of the industry, and one of hip-hop’s best groups, were back rocking stages.

For the last sixteen years, Arrested Development has performed concerts in literally every part of the world. They continue to release new music and find new success in different corners of the globe. Their shows are a celebration of life. Experiencing an Arrested Development concert is an uplifting and spiritual event wrapped into one big party.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – TOUR DATE AND TICKET DETAILS

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST AUCKLAND POWERSTATION.

Tickets from www.aaaticketing.co.nz

Early Bird On-sale: Wednesday 15th June 10am

General Public On-sale: Thursday 16th June 10am

Labyrinth of Lies – Film Review Wal Reid 3.5/5

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War torn Germany rebuilds itself in the late 50’s in director Giulio Ricciarelli’s explosive 2014 film Labyrinth of Lies. It’s a film based on the true life exploits of one man’s course (Johann Radmann) to prosecute Nazi officer’s responsible for carrying out the heinous war crimes in Auschwitz.

No mean feat, considering most of them were attributed high places of political power. Ricciarelli’s masterful eye captures the unfolding drama superbly, the acting wonderfully serving its purpose with great effect.

Inglourious Basterds & Homeland star Alexander Fehling is wooden as public prosecutor Johann Radmann but sticks to his character as if in its shadow. He takes on the historical case of Charles Schulz, a former Auschwitz extermination camp commander, who is now teaching at a school in Frankfurt, this in turn leads to his hunt for former SS officer and physician Josef Mengele.

As nobody is keen to take it up, Radmann is determined to bring Schulz to justice, but he finds his efforts frustrated because many former Nazis serve in the government. Of course it meant much more to the survivors who experienced the sheer terror of holocaust camps around Europe, but none more famous than Auschwitz in Poland.

In his frustration, he discovers deeply embedded lies in the German political arena dismissing the holocaust as “health camps” and personal revelations about his own family are also exposed leaving Radmann hurt and vulnerable.

Actress Friederike Becht is the one to look out for in this film, her role as the love interest seamstress is very convincing and a welcome respite from the film’s subject matter while German actor Gert Voss who passed away after the film was made, is stoic as pragmatic German judge Fritz Bauer with whom Radmann worked with while building his case.

The film is German, unless you have a propensity against subtitles, I can definitely recommend this historical drama. My only qualm, I felt my attention span waning slightly towards the end, mostly because of the convoluted story plot, otherwise it’s a riveting watch that demands your whole attention.

It’s a difficult subject to cram into a two hour movie, however Ricciarelli has done a solid job to turn a poignant event in history into a watchable commodity. Not that we needed reminding, however it’s always good never to forget where we’ve come from to plot the future forward.

NZ Tech Podcast 289: Robot on a Superbike, BMW/Rolls-Royce autonomous future, Cartoons by Jim, Meizu 3 Note

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We hear from Jim about his tech cartoons, Pauls power cut experience, driverless car races, BMW + Rolls-Royce future car tech and a robot on a motorbike. Plus Meizu 3 Note hands on, Netflix vs Lightbox, Uber autonomous, Bigpipes new feature + more.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brendan Boughen and is published by Podcasts New Zealand – home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

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You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook page.

NZ Business Podcast 20: Josh Daniell – Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funder. Co-founder Josh Daniell talks about how fast crowdfunding has changed over the past two years. It’s an alternative to other ways of investing and sourcing funds, but not a fit for everyone. In many cases equity crowd-funding see people investing in smaller companies and start-ups.

This episode is co-hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Jo Bennett with the support of Gorilla Technology and is a production of Podcasts New Zealand.

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You can keep current with our latest NZ Business Podcast updates via Twitter @NZ_Business, the NZBusinessPodcast.com website and the NZ Business Podcast facebook page.

NZ Business Podcast 20: Josh Daniell – Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was one of the first equity crowd-funders. Co-founder Josh Daniell talks about how fast crowdfunding has changed over the past two years. It’s an alternative to other ways of investing and sourcing funds, but not a fit for everyone. In many cases equity crowd-funding see people investing in smaller companies and start-ups.

This episode is c0-hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Jo Bennett with the support of Gorilla Technology and is a production of Podcasts New Zealand.

Get the Podcast here:

You can keep current with our latest NZ Business Podcast updates via Twitter @NZ_Business, the NZBusinessPodcast.com website and the NZ Business Podcast facebook page.

NZ Entertainment Podcast 58: Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Labyrinth Of Lies, Money Monster

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On episode 58 the two bros Wal & Jarred are joined by Yulia the Russian (she really is) The boys travel in the Jucy van to Wairoa with guests Melodie McKiver and Craig Commanda who are Anishinaabe from First Nations Ontario who have just finished visiting the Wairoa Maori Film Festival to talk about their culture and films. We also review new movies Labyrinth of Lies and Money Monster

To download use any good podcast app (IOS or Android) and search for NZ Entertainment Podcast then subscribe so you get the newest episode delivered – or click to listen here or subscribe via ITunes below:

You can keep current with our latest NZ Entertainment Podcast updates via Twitter @NZ_Ent, theNZEntertainmentPodcast.com website and Facebook page.

This episode hosted by Wal Reid & Jarred Tito, Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

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NZEP EP59 promo

On episode 58 the two bros Wal & Jarred are joined by Yulia the Russian (she really is) The boys travel in the Jucy van to Wairoa with guests Melodie McKiver and Craig Commanda who are Anishinaabe from First Nations Ontario who have just finished visiting the Wairoa Maori Film Festival to talk about their culture and films. We also review new movies Labyrinth of Lies and Money Monster

To download use any good podcast app (IOS or Android) and search for NZ Entertainment Podcast then subscribe so you get the newest episode delivered – or click to listen here or subscribe via ITunes below:

You can keep current with our latest NZ Entertainment Podcast updates via Twitter @NZ_Ent, the NZEntertainmentPodcast.com website and Facebook page.

This episode hosted by Wal Reid & Jarred Tito, Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.