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NZ Tech Podcast 268: UK Health Service gets techie, DeLorian comeback, Apple’s error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit

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UK Health Service to embrace wearable and provide patients free Wi-Fi, Augmented Reality futures, DeLorian’s comeback, Twitter stream change, Fitbit and Harvey Norman, Asia Pacific Podcast Conference, Apple’s Error 53 and $625m Patent Lawsuit.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Brett Roberts. 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.

Tiki Taane Releases New Single For ‘The Cause’

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words Wal Reid/ photos Brad Holland

Award-winning, multi-platinum artist and producer Tiki Taane was on fire last night at Kingsland’s Atomic Coffee roasters to launch his latest single No Place Like Home a catchy little number that celebrates hometown New Zealand and includes everyone from famous friends to the local Tahatai Coast School choir. Its a song that’s been likened to being the next ‘Always On My Mind’ as Taane says “ That was a freak song (laughter) But I love the song its got a good community kaupapa”

Penned in appreciation of the places that mean the most to him, ‘No Place Like Home’ is available from today Friday 5 February, and in an acknowledgement of local community, all proceeds will be donated to Tauranga charity Good Neighbour. “ If kids want to talk about drugs I’ll go there. I’m not going to lie, some of my best songs i wrote was when I was high but I’ll tell them I burned out, its about being real” He says

Playing songs in an intimate ‘pop-up’ environment seemed a little strange if not out of place for the multiple NZ Music Award singer, however ,the amiable tattooed artist wasted no time singing a couple of warm up tunes including Always On My Mind & Long time before playing his new single No Place Like Home. Switching between pedals and drums building his rapport with the crowd he pondered “Music will give you an amazing life if you put everything into it and cut out the crap” before doing a raucous version of Music Has Saved Me

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The song was also a community effort, with Tiki bringing in a diverse range of friends including Ria Hall, Michael Barker & Grant Haua from Swamp Thing, Ara Adams Tamatea, Pouroto Ngaropo, Justus & The Animato String Quartet, Tahatai Coast School and Jo’el Komene to feature on the project.

No Place Like Home is available for purchase from www.tikidub.com and streaming across all digital platforms now.

Good Neighbour works to transform communities through neighbourhood projects, food rescue and community gardens. Further information and donations can be made at www.goodneighbour.co.nz.

NZ Tech Podcast 267: Air and underwater drone, Police 3D mugshots, Samsung vs Huawei, Plan B grabs ICONZ

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Discussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft’s underwater datacentre, Plan B buys ICONZ, Samsung ad blocking, Microsofts licensing shuffle, Windows Phone vs the world.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Mark Derricutt. 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 Tech Podcast 266: Netflix blocking, Cybersecurity spotlight, 20-year NetGuide Flashback, Surface Book, HP Envy

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This episode we discuss a number of Cybersecurity topics including the most common passwords of 2015. We also talk about the new NetGuide issue 00, HP Envy laptop, Netflix blocking, along with Microsoft – Surface Book, Word Flow, Windows 10 Mobile.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn. 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.

Compass to acquire part of Northland based UFB provider

It has been announced that Auckland based Compass Communications has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Northland based Ultracom.

Currently Ultracom offers telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using Northpower’s Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre network.

Currently Compass Communications provides telecommunications services to customers in Northland, as well as thousands of homes and businesses throughout New Zealand.

Neville Montefiore (CEO, Ultracom), says: “We believe the sale of our UFB business to Compass is a great outcome for our customers, particularly because of the wide range of new services that Compass is able to provide at competitive rates.”

Karim Hussona (CEO, Compass Communications), says: “We work closely with Northpower Fibre currently, and have an established wholesale relationship with Ultracom. We are excited to have the opportunity to acquire Ultracom’s UFB business which they have built up over the past four years.

“As a Kiwi-owned and operated telecommunications provider, we are big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care, and we truly believe this will have a positive impact for the Ultracom UFB customers that we have acquired. We have all the efficiencies of some of the larger providers, but are small enough that each and every customer and their experience with us is a top priority. Our customer support team is New Zealand based, ensuring we are utilising New Zealand people and providing a local service.

“We are working closely with Northpower Fibre and Ultracom to ensure a smooth transition over the upcoming month, and that all Ultracom customers continue to receive an uninterrupted and reliable service.”

Ultracom have indicated that their UFB customers can already contact Compass Communications directly on 0800-640-840 should they have questions.

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NZ Tech Podcast 265: Netflix vs Proxies, Cheap Fast 4G Broadband Tested, Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars

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This week Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss Netflix and the potential threat to Proxy users, hands on with cheap fast 4G Broadband, the slick Brydge iPad keyboard, US puts $4B into autonomous cars, Southern Cross Cable, Hololens and TradeMe’s fee hike.

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett. 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 Tech Podcast 264: CES 2016 – Highlights and Hilarity

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Our first in studio podcast is all about CES 2016. We discuss news on car tech, drones, wearables and a range of other gadgets. Are you ready for the smart fridge which orders your food? Or maybe a drone which will carry you across town double quick?

This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Damien O’Carroll and Wal Reid. 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 15: Francesca Alexander – Social Global Grind

Californian Francesca Alexander ran Social Global Grind in Hollywood and San Francisco teaching start-up companies how to use social media to grow their business before bring it to New Zealand. She talks hot tips, how showing your vulnerable human side online is good, and how women are just learning the entrepreneurial ropes. She also tells how she learnt to love her Kiwi husband’s game – All Black rugby. Richie McCaw helped.

This episode is hosted by Johanna Bennett in association with Gorilla Technology, the inaugural Asia Pacific Podcast Conference (Auckland, 12-13 February) and is a production of Podcasts NZ.

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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.

The Hateful Eight – Film Review “Cast perfect” 4/5

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As Tarantino nicely surmised his latest work The Hateful Eight is based on those classic Westerns TV shows like the Virginian or Big Valley without dead wood ‘Doug McClure or Little Joe’. However he failed to mention the shit-load of blood used in this Spaghetti western that falls short of an Agatha Christie Cowboy whodunit. Well it wouldn’t be a Tarantino film without blood I guess

Django it isn’t, let’s just get that out in the open. Sure parallels are drawn, its strong cowboy theme and reoccurring actors Tarantino has collected along the way feature, but this film has more going for it. In my opinion it’s a complete film from start to finish, masterfully crafted with strong performances that make The Hateful Eight a satisfying watch

Kurt Russell is a welcome sight in cowboy garb as the militant John Ruth “Hangman” while Single White Female’s Jennifer Jason Leigh is cast perfect as the hell bitch ‘Prisoner’ aptly named for obvious reasons. Kiwi Zoë Bell continues her team up with Tarantino playing six-horse Judy, a sweet, naïve stage coach driver (six-horse coach that is), the directors approval to use her New Zealand accent spawns the hilarious line from Joe Gage (played by the cool Michael Madsen) ‘What the f**k’s an Auckland?’

Strong performances abound. Samuel L Jackson as Major Marquis Warren a.k.a. “The Bounty Hunter” must be a director’s dream, his ability to deliver his lines with convincing gusto is never questionable, this in turn sets the mood of the film and the stage set with fellow players, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and the brilliant Walton Goggins who is sublime as Sheriff Chris Mannix to find the killer in the room. Funny enough all are ex Tarantino-ites, who have appeared in his movies at one stage or another

Tarantino’s penchant for making people squeamish and knack of clever story telling is fully intact, long it may be and slow to gather up momentum, however if given the chance to reach maturity by the end of the movie is richly rewarding. The Hateful Eight is his eighth movie, funny that …