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NZ Tech Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP’s low cost Windows devices

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This episode we go hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, discuss Digital Nationz tech museum and Paul’s Rex Bionics and Segway experiences. We also try the Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, get an update on Quickflix, hear about new low cost Windows devices from HP and highlight two interesting printers from HP (HP OfficeJet Color Flow X585) and Brother (MFC-J5720DW).

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paddy Buckley (@PaddyBuckley) and Mark Webster and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Slightly Correct Political Show 27: Picking over the bones of the election, what Labour needs to do, raise a glass to the Conservatives

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Pat Brittenden joins comedians Jeremy Elwood and Chris Brain to look over the demolition of the NZ Labour Party by National in the 2014 Election. They mull over where next for Labour and pick over the bones of the dead carcass that is the 2014 election.

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You can keep current with our latest The Slightly Correct Political Show updates via Twitter @SlightlyCorrect, the SlightlyCorrect.com website and facebook page.

This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 sales

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Topics this week include the arrival on BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Karen Monks (@RDiva) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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NZ Entertainment Podcast 13: The Dead Lands, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Villainy, Modern Maori Quartet, Katie Thompson

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This episode Wal & Jarred chat to Dave & James from the band Villainy ahead of their Ammunition Tour, Quirky Kiwi Country artist Katie Thompson talks about “leaving your hat on”, Modern Maori Quartet korero “Happy Hour” their new hit TV show with Temuera Morrison & Keisha Castle-Hughes, producer Robin Scholes talks about new Lee Tamahori film “The Patriarch” and how you can help invest in the movie through equity crowd fund outfit Snowball. Music Industry elite Eveline Van Der Steen & Michelle Fantus give you valuable tips about branding your band online & getting your songs out to the masses plus Wal & Jarred talk movies including the new martial arts Maori- Tekken-esque The Dead Lands, The Giver, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & The Skeleton Twins & more!

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

The Slightly Correct Political Show 26: Early voting. Is a vote for the Conservatives a wasted vote? Was the Moment of Truth a missed opportunity?

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In this final pre-election episode – a debate on the merits of early voting, the idea of wasted votes and ponder if a Conservatives vote is indeed wasted and mull over Kim Dotcom’s much hyped ‘Moment of Truth’ and try to figure out who it actually helped.

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You can keep current with our latest The Slightly Correct Political Show updates via Twitter @SlightlyCorrect, the SlightlyCorrect.com website and facebook page.

This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 197: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, TechEd, Logitech Video Conferencing, ThinkPad Tablet 10, .NZ domains

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This week we discuss Microsoft TechEd, the Minecraft acquisition, Logitech’s new CC3000e Video Conferencing system, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 and big change coming for .NZ domains. We also share thoughts on Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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NZ Tech Podcast 196: Digital Nationz, Destiny, IFA Berlin, GM’s hands free driving

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This episode we discuss Digital Nationz, Chorus broadband pricing, gaming sensation Destiny, IFA Berlin announcements from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Asus and others. Along with the new Blu-Ray, 2degrees 4G in Wellington and GM’s hands free driving.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Peter Hall (@dnzpete) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Giver – Film Review by Wal Reid

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I really tried really hard not to like this movie. These new “Teenult” films do my head in (Fault In Our Stars, Hunger Games, Divergent) it’s not that they are bad or anything but I just can’t seem to stomach the pubescent clatter. The Giver will appeal to those fans of the book however I think also to people in a similar position as myself, wanting a good entertaining watch without trying too hard to analyse the plot.

Having never heard of the film or book I pleasantly welcomed the film’s “Orwellian” subtleties. A perfect society governed by rules to benefit the greater good: Use precise language, wear the assigned clothing, do not lie etc. on paper it sounds like a dream, however when Jonas (Aussie newbie Brenton Thwaites) the Receiver of Memories is trained by the Giver (Jeff Bridges) he gets a taste of lost memories love, passion, war, knowledge (nobody sees colour so as not to be racist) all the supposedly corrupt characteristics that spell doom for the community, he now realises that their society is fake and sets out to restore those “lost” emotions while fighting the powers that be, who of course try to turn his best friend Asher (Cameron Monaghan) & childhood love Fiona (Odeya Rush) against him. Later in the film he develops feelings for her and begins to see glimpses of colour on her body, which we find out is due to Jonas rejecting an emotion suppressor administered daily to the minions.

The film is by no means a cinematic masterpiece nor does it set out to be, to be honest any film that takes on a visual translation of a bestselling book is asking for trouble. However quibbles aside I found The Giver to be light hearted enough to be entertaining with some decent acting to subside the boredom within.

Meryl Streep as the icy Chief Elder & Jeff Bridges as the doting but mentoring Giver add experience and provenance to a richly endowed cast, of course one cannot forget country artist Taylor Swift whose 15 minutes of fame as Rosemary is rather a forgettable affair. This is probably the closest I’ll come to handing out accolades for a teen flick, but unlike the others The Giver can rest assured that its mission accomplished

*** 3/5

Predestination – Film Review by Wal Reid

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Time travel is always a tricky genre to make into an entertaining watch, not only does continuity have to match the story but also the challenge so the audience gets it in one hit. Successful attempts have been the excellent 2007 Spanish film “Time Crimes”, Adrien Brody in “The Jacket” and of course the “Back to The Future” movies

The story revolves around a time-travelling Temporal Agent played by Ethan Hawke. On his final assignment, notable Aussie actor (Game Of Thrones) Noah Taylor who is his boss issues instruction to pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time, the “Fizzle Bomber” a lunatic 70’s terrorist who threatens to blow up New York City and kill thousands. He then recruits John Doe an intersex writer for a woman’s magazine who he strikes up a relationship with in a bar where he works.

Australian actor Sarah Snook (John Doe) for me is a real find, a young androgynous Jodie Foster she plays both parts pre and post-operation roles with gusto convincingly. The first 50 minutes of the film is an engaging dialogue in a bar between Hawke and Snook, she excels with her story that “will blow you away” as a bet to win a bottle of whiskey, recounting her upbringing in an orphanage as an ugly “duckling” without experiencing real love, before having a baby and choosing to live her life as a man.

Ethan Hawke is perfect as the almost broken agent hell-bent on one last go to catch the Fizzle Bomber before being decommissioned to live out his days, early retirement is ensured because time travel can bring upon health risks (who would’ve thought?)

Aussie directors The Spierig Brothers have done a great job to disguise modern day Melbourne (albeit a couple of skyline shots) writing a solid screenplay based on Robert A. Heinlein short story All You Zombies and taken a punt casting a couple of Australian actors in lead roles looks to have paid off. However one would’ve thought the violin case time machine was an antiquated look, but as Hawke explains, given that time travel was invented in the 80s this may explain the strange looking stringed “flux capacitor”

This is by no means an easy watch, it’s a film that demands every iota of attention as its story fabric weaves between different decades and time travel sub plots. If you do however, you will be rewarded with an absolute ripper of a film experience that will have you guessing to the end – time travel: what a bitch

*** 3/5