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Last update: 2013-06-23

Boys of Tech 218: Hollywood never lies

2013-06-23 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 32s

Facebook bug leaks data from millions of accounts, Microsoft backs down on Xbox One restrictions, India decommissions telegrams, Yahoo's plan to free up old email addresses, Edward Snowden flies to Russia.…

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Boys of Tech 217: Live from the Southern Cross Bar

2013-06-16 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Apple announces iOS7, Apple announces iRadio, Japan tests 4K streaming video, China is a step closer to building a space station, Iceland keen to help Edward Snowden, a flying bicycle.…

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Boys of Tech 216: A fantastic job of being Brett

2013-06-09 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

The NSA Prism information leak, Microsoft clarifies its position on rules for pre-owned Xbox One games, the difficulty with Captchas, Honda rises to the Top Gear's challenge.…

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Boys of Tech 215: Videotapes

2013-06-02 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 17s

Deutsche Bahn to test anti-graffiti drones, plants frozen for centuries revived, Microsoft pulls YouTube app from Windows Phone Store, film studios ask Google to drop Mega from search results, the best smartphone cameras.…

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Boys of Tech 214: There's a little bit of OCD in that

2013-05-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 36s

Microsoft announces the Xbox One, Twitter now offers two-factor authentication, how to pronounce GIF, teens are less enthusiastic about Facebook, an Apple computer sells for a record price, ICT staff paid more in Wellington than in other centres, smart device ownership in New Zealand is on the increase, Twitter via SMS now available on 2Degrees.…

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Boys of Tech 213: Jackson's Purple

2013-05-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 57s

Making printable guns available on the Internet may breach international firearms laws, the top 10 features of Windows 8.1, Adobe completely changes its Creative Suite licensing model, the drone that delivers beer, a poster with a hidden message only children can see, switching from Windows to Linux on the International Space Station, technology to help smooth bus rides in Auckland, software patents in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 212: If you noticed my dancing skills on Friday night

2013-05-05 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 13s

Video game studio pirates its own game, the world's first Web site restored online, successful flight by solar-powered plane, digital radio is a hit in Australia, the world's smallest flying robot, remote control quadcopter can land on walls and ceilings, Yelp arrives in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 211: When you're driving you should be driving

2013-04-28 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

Sony launches digital binoculars that record in 3D, Google Glass is jailbroken, Google cops maximum penalty in Germany, the Galaxy S4 comes with a quality display, demand for Galaxy S4 causes supply issues, tweet from hacked Twitter account causes stocks to plunge.…

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Boys of Tech 210: Not enough time for us to solve the world's problems

2013-04-21 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Apple prepares to launch music service, Twitter launches music service, Eric Schmidt's bold prediction for 2020, ATM skimming in Wellington.…

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Boys of Tech 209: Deal With It

2013-04-14 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40s

Microsoft Creative Director resigns following Tweet rant, Microsoft and others accuse Google of unfairly using its market dominance, less than a year left of free support for Windows XP, the drone designed for sea rescues, Samsung's new Galaxy Mega, the 60,000 tonne artefact under the sea.…

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Boys of Tech 208: Goat curry

2013-04-07 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 31s

The British Library aims to archive all British online content, celebrating 40 years of mobile telephone technology, Netware box racks up over 16 years of uptime, the rumoured television from Apple, getting set to play the world's largest Pong game.…

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Boys of Tech 207: The unnoticed episode

2013-04-01 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 23s

New underground data centres planned in Hong Kong, a Star Trek symbol in the London night sky.…

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Boys of Tech 206: We've all got friends who pirate music

2013-03-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 14s

Man plans to sell house for Bitcoin currency, petitions to save Google Reader, Samsung slow to address security flaws, study finds that music sales are not affected by Web piracy.…

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Boys of Tech 205: An ad-blocker blocker to block ad-blockers

2013-03-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 43s

Twitter to launch a music service, the new Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple moves to close iOS App Store security flaw, AdBlock Plus is blocked from Google Play, herp-derp EFTPOS terminals.…

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Boys of Tech 204: The smartphone users that aren't smartphone savvy

2013-03-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 14s

A Seattle bar bans Google Glass, Samsung critical of Windows 8 and the Surface, Apple well in the lead for smartphones and tablets in the workplace, Apple devices well in the lead for in-flight Internet access, teacher displays student's criticism via Twitter in class.…

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Boys of Tech 203: They don't have urinals in there

2013-03-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1s

Chris Cherry talks to us about losing his Android phone and later identifying the alleged thief, smart bracelet glows with smartphone notifications, Facebook buys Microsoft ad technology, Apple now blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player in Safari, plans for a new undersea telecommunications cable for New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 202: I'm going to talk about it but I'm not going to talk about it

2013-02-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 12s

Burger King's Twitter account is hacked, more about Google Glass, more rumours about an Apple television launch, using social media for customer service, the Office 2013 licensing model.…

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Boys of Tech 201: I think I just used up our entire PG rating

2013-02-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 23s

Apple rumoured to be developing a wrist-watch, Facebook sued over Like button, toy mortar in Facebook pic leads to armed police raid.…

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Boys of Tech 200: Sealand is an oil rig

2013-02-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40s

Web site plagiarises blog posts and files DMCA take-down notices on originals, Honda to integrate Siri into cars, Mega-specific search engine blocked by Mega, Kim Dotcom's encryption challenge, Philips exits consumer electronics market, Antigua and Barbuda in dispute with the US.…

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Boys of Tech 199: HTMive

2013-01-30 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 33s

Kim Dotcom launches Mega, Kim Dotcom's helicopter makes an emergency landing, Mozilla's Firefox smartphone OS, the US employee who outsourced his work to Chinese workers, sending a GPS-tracked parcel to Julian Assange, PS4 hardware rumoured to be more powerful than XBox 720, Nokia supports 3D printing of phone cases.…

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Boys of Tech 198: The storm in a teacup over a donkey

2013-01-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

Facebook releases Graph Search, whether Facebook has reached saturation point, why MediaWorks pulled the Kim Dotcom's Mega ads, the legal challenges that Megabox may face, Microsoft sets an end date for Messenger, whether Google Street View ran over a donkey.…

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Boys of Tech 197: Tabletiness

2013-01-13 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 50s

Amazon Autorip, Windows 8 RT hack enables desktop applications, thousands of monochrome television licences still exist in the UK, CES 2013 round-up.…

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Boys of Tech 196: Does underwear count as one layer?

2012-12-16 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1s

Craig Delany from MetService and Brian Smith from design company Pikselin talk to us about the new MetService website, Australian police warning users against using Apple Maps following strandings, Google Maps is number one download for iOS, storing passwords in your subconscious, Russian firm plans to build a smartphone with both LCD and E Ink displays, co-inventor of the barcode dies, Telecom's broadband outage.…

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Boys of Tech 195: Example.com

2012-12-09 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15s

News Corp to close iPad-only newspaper The Daily, Windows 8 sales are slow, Apple to assemble Macs in the US, iTunes inadvertently served pornographic images to Russian users.…

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Boys of Tech 194: Gangnam Style dance-offs

2012-12-02 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 52s

Plans to share 3D printable firearms for free, non-replaceable CPUs may the the future, a court rules that Ryan Leslie must pay the $1 million reward he offered, the most viewed YouTube video, Apple releases iTunes 11.…

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Boys of Tech 193: Adelaide

2012-11-25 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 34s

The heist involving thousands of iPad minis, AC/DC releases back catalogue on iTunes, bug in Android blocks December 2012 dates, more on the Dotcom case, a novel bus shelter advertising campaign.…

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Boys of Tech 192: N-1-A-A-K N-1-A-A-K

2012-11-18 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

School dropout prepares to battle with Google over trade mark, the British Phonographic Industry criticises Google, a law student makes Facebook rethink its approach to privacy in the EU, Steve Ballmer on Android and iOS, use of mail is on the decrease.…

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Boys of Tech 191: Armified but not Metrofied

2012-11-11 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40s

Gabon suspends me.ga domain name, Android platform tops smartphone sales, rumours that Apple may drop Intel chips, Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger, hacker falls victim to his own malware, Australian government abandons mandatory Internet filtering.…

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Boys of Tech 190: It's hard to tell, it's Kim Dotcom

2012-11-04 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Dotcom's plans for a new file-sharing site, a bid to give the UN control of the Internet, a car that can drive itself races against a human-driven car, Dotcom's plans for Internet connectivity in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 189: We too

2012-10-28 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

Apple releases the iPad Mini, Gary McKinnon will not be extradited, Amazon revokes account over eBooks issue, Google threatens to exclude French media sites from search results, Nissan to introduce steer-by-wire, Windows 8 account password security flaw, vulnerability in boarding pass bar-codes, government official recommends using fake personal details.…

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Boys of Tech 188: This is not a philosophical podcast

2012-10-14 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 12s

The universe may be a giant computer simulation, Apple ignored its developers' warnings, pay what you think Ubuntu is worth, PC market to shrink for the first time in a decade, The Radio Network to launch a web-based radio platform in New Zealand and Australia.…

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Boys of Tech 187: The plane would kinda be like a browser

2012-10-07 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 39s

Skype to offer a free wireless Internet platform across Britain, declassified files show the US wanted to build a flying saucer, Markus Persson criticises Microsoft's direction, the compact disc turns 30, Facebook surpasses 1 billion users, Mark Zuckerberg wears the same thing every day.…

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Boys of Tech 186: Four point two times ten to the power of thirty

2012-09-30 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 33s

Myspace gets a complete revamp, Apple suggests alternative map solutions for iOS, Woz would like to become an Australian citizen, Hotmail has been truncating users' passwords, the secret code that can wipe a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.…

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Boys of Tech 185: I kinda cyber-stalk my guests

2012-09-23 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 54s

Hengjie Wang and Jordan Thoms talk to us about their note-sharing app called Notable, Apple's map solution criticised, Apple accused of copying Swiss railway clock design, Europe getting down to the last few IPv4 addresses, Germany warns citizens off Internet Explorer, Facebook to disable facial recognition on photos in Europe, a hacker claims to have jailbroken the iPhone 5.…

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Boys of Tech 184: Antidote to sugar

2012-09-16 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 41s

Apple launches the iPhone 5, Apple patents technology to turn off your phone remotely, Mark Zuckerberg denies that there will be a Facebook phone, the emoticon turns 30, eBay's new logo, a supercomputer made of Raspberry Pis, New Zealand Post to launch online purchase delivery service.…

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Boys of Tech 183: Ed's making it up

2012-09-09 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 29s

Nokia's ad blunder, Samsung's blogger blunder, hybrid devices fill gap between tablet and laptop markets, Raspberry Pis being manufactured in the UK, three alleged copyright infringers in New Zealand to appear in front of Copyright Tribunal, file sharing infringement notice fee to stay at $25.…

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Boys of Tech 182: You're faking it

2012-09-02 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 29s

Apple wins patent case against Samsung in US court, Samsung wins case against Apple in South Korean court, Walmart to implement self scan and checkout solution with iPhones.…

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Boys of Tech 181: Peak Apple

2012-08-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15s

Australian supermarket chain Coles experiments with a new online shopping concept, Apple is the most valuable company ever, eBay to remove fortune telling and spell categories, LG's gigantic 4K television set.…

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Boys of Tech 180: The chocolate to nut ratio

2012-08-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1s

Ecuador grants Julian Assange asylum, jail sentence of four years for linking to pirated content, judge's ruling on a decision goes in favour of Kim Dotcom, Microsoft's rules for naming your Metro app, Saudi Arabia to lodge objection to Vatican's attempt to register the .catholic gTLD, Google Translate app able to translate images of text, Google downgrades search results that contain pirated material, features that Mac OS X Lion users will miss in Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion reportedly harder on battery life.…

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Boys of Tech 179: My ranting is educational

2012-08-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 36s

The man whose Apple devices were wiped by a hacker, Olympic ticket alerting system reinstated after being blocked, businesses investing less in social media, Wikipedia offline due to cut cables.…

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Boys of Tech 178: Better is better than worse

2012-08-05 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 31s

Android 4.0 ported to Raspberry Pi, Anonymous unhappy about trademark registration, launching a home-built satellite, Mars probe Curiosity about to land, Dropbox to implement two-factor authentication, Kim Dotcom struggles to get verified on Twitter, Telecom New Zealand turns off its CDMA network.…

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Boys of Tech 177: There's a bathroom on the right

2012-07-29 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 24s

Apple releases Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mozilla plans to develop its own mobile operating system, virus at Iranian nuclear facility blasts hard rock music, Microsoft in damage control after coding gaffe, Facebook rumoured to be working on a phone device, iPods and iPhones rumoured to get new dock connector, death threat scams by text message, misread domain names, Kim Dotcom releases first single.…

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Boys of Tech 176: A mixed-mode guy

2012-07-22 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

New border security technology scans you from 50 metres away, YouTube launches face-blurring tool, a Raspberry Pi reaches an altitude of 40 kilometres.…

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Boys of Tech 175: Mr. President

2012-07-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 14s

Wikileaks scores minor victory, Kim Dotcom offers a deal to the FBI, whether we prefer our news online or on newsprint, 450,000 Yahoo! passwords exposed, Vodafone New Zealand buys TelstraClear, Christchurch teen lays complaint with police after his father confiscates his Xbox.…

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Boys of Tech 174: Think before you post

2012-07-08 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 38s

Low-tech fraud at the ATM, Chinese hackers steal Indian Navy data, Windows 8 upgrade pricing announced, EU court ruling on reselling used downloaded software, Dotcom claims US vice president Joe Biden involved in Megaupload case, an Android botnet, the first iOS trojan.…

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Boys of Tech 173: Dragging me out to eat cheese

2012-07-01 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Facebook upsets users with another configuration change, Kim Dotcom's music service still on track, BAE developing a positioning system to rival GPS, farewelling the Minitel, Microsoft's web filter blunder.…

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Boys of Tech 172: A series of tubes

2012-06-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 45s

Microsoft demos its Surface tablet, auctioning a rare piece of computer history, Pirate Bay's approach to dealing with bans in the UK, why Nigerian scams are so unrealistic, Woz visits Kim Dotcom, New Zealand Post to launch a digital mail service, no Fairfax paywall for New Zealand as yet.…

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Boys of Tech 171: Get over it

2012-06-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 31s

Flame malware linked to Stuxnet, BBC working on 3D radio, selected highlights from WWDC, the Do Not Track setting, Linus Torvalds shares the Millenium Technology Prize.…

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Boys of Tech 170: It's the putting right that counts

2012-06-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 50s

Flame malware involves mathematical breakthroughs, MPAA does not appose returning legitimate Megaupload files to users, US study shows enhanced e-books can distract children from core content, Microsoft to release Xbox Music, the LinkedIn password hack, Telstra considers selling TelstraClear.…

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Boys of Tech 169: Appsolutely

2012-06-04 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 32s

Kaspersky uncovers a major cyber-attack, Google takes down a quarter of a million links each week, technology from Ubi turns any surface into a touch screen, the successful SpaceX mission, Domain Name Commission considers changes to the .nz namespace.…

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Boys of Tech 168: Their marketing guys saw the Facebook movie

2012-05-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 41s

Shelley Fuller from Progressive Enterprises talks to us about the recently launched Countdown Shopping App, IBM bans the use of Siri, US lawmakers consider allowing cracking DVD encryption, Facebook shares fall below initial offering, Microsoft opens So.cl to the public, Swiss solar powered plane begins flight from Europe to Africa.…

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Boys of Tech 167: A cat fountain

2012-05-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Diablo 3 is released, Russian outfit Pirate Pay offers to disable torrents for a fee, Facebook ads and whether they work.…

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Boys of Tech 157: The kids do not want to see what's up grandma's nose

2012-03-11 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40s

Apple releases the new iPad, Google releases Google Play, Chrome is first to fall in Pwn2Own, extradition papers filed for Dotcom, the MPAA sets its sights on Hotfile.…

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Boys of Tech 156: They don't drive them like they used to

2012-03-04 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 44s

Raspberry Pi is in hot demand, colour ebook reader displays, Windows 8 consumer preview, Australian scammer scams Nigerian scammers, game company's hidden message to pirates and hackers, Apple disables push notifications in Germany, Apple considers pulling Evi application from the Apple App Store, damaged fibre optic cable off the coast of Kenya, Stephen Fry says he may have been grossly unfair.…

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Boys of Tech 155: Soylent White

2012-02-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 59s

Nokia takes the lead in Windows Phone manufacturers, the updated Samsung Galaxy Beam, Google Chrome to get a Do Not Track button, DRM hooks proposed for HTML 5 standard, an ad that only women can see, a new trojan for the Mac steals passwords, Heston Blumenthal may be asked to cook synthetic meat grown in a laboratory, Facebook website usage declines in Australia, scientists grow prehistoric plants, Stephen Fry criticises broadband in New Zealand, new website for trading study notes is launched.…

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Boys of Tech 154: I think they've finally found a use for 3D technology

2012-02-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 46s

Google Drive to be launched soon, Google plans a home entertainment system, 3D display technology from Sony eliminates split-screen cheating, jury strikes down a broad web patent claim, European court rules against forcing social networking sites to install copyright filters, Microsoft store is hacked, Nevada issues regulations for driverless cars, Switzerland plans to launch satellites to clean up space junk, whether GPS should be mandatory for New Zealand mobile phones.…

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Boys of Tech 153: Ridiculous

2012-02-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

Amazon is to open its first shop, FBI investigate intercepted police phone call, pirate TV outfit is raided, a licence to create hyperlinks, how not to launch a daily deal site.…

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Boys of Tech 152: So you're not going to get your mansion raided

2012-02-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 34s

Megaupload's plans for legitimate online music business, Wikileaks considers moving servers offshore, hackers sell space on hacked websites, youth sentenced over incident involving theft of RuneScape possessions, two new music licensing firms target personal web users.…

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Boys of Tech 151: It's madness

2012-01-29 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22s

Europe's proposed changes to data protection laws, Apple loses bid in Dutch court, Motorola sues Apple, Google already knows a lot about you, YouTube content creation is at a record high.…

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Boys of Tech 150: I wanted to be MacGyver

2012-01-22 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 53s

Kodak files for bankruptcy, police raid house of megaupload.com associates, British student may face extradition to the US, the SOPA protests, Apple reinvents textbooks, the Steve Jobs action doll is no more, the new generic top-level domain name extension .kiwi.…

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Boys of Tech 149: A perfect storm of circumstance

2012-01-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

Martin Reisch talks to us about entering the US with the help of his iPad, CES showcases an eye-tracking tool for Windows 8 called Gaze, knighthood for Apple employee, Apple threatens legal action of Seve Jobs action figure, Apple files patent for intelligent power adapter, crowd sourcing to help solve crime, New Zealand entrepreneur may face challenge from Apple.…

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Boys of Tech 148: The real Mark Zuckerberg

2011-12-25 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

Dr Tijl De Bie talks to us about his research into whether a song can be predicted to be a hit, more on Universal Music's take-down of a song on YouTube, Netflix signs a deal with the BBC, how Iran captured a US drone, Sony sued for changes to its terms and conditions, the QR code tatto that generates random content, why an Israeli man changes his name to Mark Zuckerberg.…

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Boys of Tech 147: Sorted

2011-12-18 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25s

Universal Music wrongfully takes down music video on YouTube, WebOS goes open source, a new way to estimate the size of the drug industry, Telstra is being investigated following a data breach, new media rules recommended by the New Zealand Law Commission.…

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Boys of Tech 147: Sorted

2011-12-18 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25s

Universal Music wrongfully takes down music video on YouTube, WebOS goes open source, a new way to estimate the size of the drug industry, Telstra is being investigated following a data breach, new media rules recommended by the New Zealand Law Commission.…

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Boys of Tech 146: Just desserts

2011-12-11 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Zuckerberg pictures stolen from Facebook and posted online, recently discovered planet may be in the habitable zone, scientists try to bring back the wooly mammoth, a Swiss court rules that pirating material for personal use does not hurt copyright owners, Chrome browser takes second spot in world rankings, Thierry Breton and his views on internal email, measuring network performance during TelstraClear's unlimited data weekend.…

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Boys of Tech 145: Let's trick them into washing their hands

2011-12-04 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Siri has views on abortion, a urinal games console, iPhone explodes on a plane, more signs the iPad 3 is around the corner, whether HP printers can be set alight remotely, the Galaxy Tab ban in Australia is overturned.…

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Boys of Tech 145: Let's trick them into washing their hands

2011-12-04 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Siri has views on abortion, a urinal games console, iPhone explodes on a plane, more signs the iPad 3 is around the corner, whether HP printers can be set alight remotely, the Galaxy Tab ban in Australia is overturned.…

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Boys of Tech 144: Penguins are loud fornicators

2011-11-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22s

Penguin pulls its ebooks from libraries, volume bugs in the Galaxy Nexus, analysing Facebook's 3.74 average degrees of separation, the iPad 3 screen, Zune Music Pass comes to Australia.…

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Boys of Tech 143: The who

2011-11-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 33s

The launch of Google Music, the RIAA targets ReDigi, mystery patterns in China found on Google Earth, Korea's anti-spam plans, hundres of music labels cancel their deal with Spotify, rumours that Spotify will come to Australia and New Zealand soon.…

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Boys of Tech 142: The BIOS battery ran out

2011-11-13 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15s

Adobe announces the end of Flash for mobile devices, amplifying a wireless signal with a baking tray, Valve's Steam database hacked, time warp glitch on Sydney Morning Herald, iPhone 4S pricing in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 141: The people that work there are all full of...

2011-11-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 44s

A Javascript H.264 decoder, Facebook users compromised daily, the lost Steve Jobs interview, Android phones break more often, the weight of the Internet, the first copyright infringement notices under the new law in New Zealand roll in, the New Zealand launch date for the iPhone 4S.…

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Boys of Tech 140: All your DNS are belong to us

2011-10-30 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 49s

Google considers funding a Yaho buy-out, Nokia and the tablet market, the new Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung does well with smartphone shipments, Apple intends to get tough with online sales of Samsung phones in Australia, rumours that Apple is working on a prototype television, Brisbane City Council rolls out free wireless Internet access, the United States may introduce a new three-strikes law against Internet piracy, a new mobile payment system to be launched in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 139: Double trouble

2011-10-23 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 38s

The new Wiredoo search engine, Dennis Ritchie passes away, a throw-in-the-air 360-degree panoramic camera, government use of spyware, Bangladesh's low-cost Doel laptops, Myki cards hacked, the Sony PSN hacked again, Apple wins case preventing the Australian launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, leaked Google memo suggests Google+ may be struggling, ethical hacker surprised at legal threats, 10 trillion digits of pi smashes previous world record, New Zealand survey shows Internet performance is better at home than at work, New Zealand to attempt the world land speed record.…

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Boys of Tech 138: Why you'd want to talk for eight hours I have no idea

2011-10-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

The iPhone 4S, HTC confirms a security flaw in its Android smartphones, bringing recent cinema releases to the home, geographically constrained credit cards.…

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Boys of Tech 127: Off the back of a Foxconn truck

2011-07-31 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 48m 29s

More fake Apple stores found in other countries, news headlines are copyright, the Fox network puts content behind paywall, Apple has more cash reserves than the US government, how the International Space Station is to be farewalled in 2020, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 127: Off the back of a Foxconn truck

2011-07-31 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 48m 29s

More fake Apple stores found in other countries, news headlines are copyright, the Fox network puts content behind paywall, Apple has more cash reserves than the US government, how the International Space Station is to be farewalled in 2020, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 126: Pretty wasteland

2011-07-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15m 38s

Fake Apple stores found in China, Google Labs to close, facial recognition system causes wrong driver licence to be revoked, how an iPhone fares after falling four thousand metres, a New Zealand school includes iPads on their compulsory stationery list.…

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Boys of Tech 126: Pretty wasteland

2011-07-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15m 38s

Fake Apple stores found in China, Google Labs to close, facial recognition system causes wrong driver licence to be revoked, how an iPhone fares after falling four thousand metres, a New Zealand school includes iPads on their compulsory stationery list.…

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Boys of Tech 125: I was made to go on Facebook

2011-07-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42m 44s

Spotify launches in the Unites States, hotfile copyright infringement charges, Google announces over $9 billion in revenue, Microsoft accidentally reveals secret project, Apple's patent claims over the Android operating system, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 125: I was made to go on Facebook

2011-07-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42m 44s

Spotify launches in the Unites States, hotfile copyright infringement charges, Google announces over $9 billion in revenue, Microsoft accidentally reveals secret project, Apple's patent claims over the Android operating system, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 124: Let's be generous and call it a bug

2011-07-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 38m 32s

News Corp shuts down News of the World, Facebook to offer Skype video chat, Apple blocking outgoing Mobile Me email based on content, Apple no better off after judge's decision on the App Store trade-mark, the Terrafugia flying car, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 124: Let's be generous and call it a bug

2011-07-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 38m 32s

News Corp shuts down News of the World, Facebook to offer Skype video chat, Apple blocking outgoing Mobile Me email based on content, Apple no better off after judge's decision on the App Store trade-mark, the Terrafugia flying car, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 123: Agnosticness

2011-07-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 47m 45s

Shane Williamson takes us through Google+, Justin Timberlake invests millions in MySpace, Madelaine Zammit's Facebook Song goes viral, LulzSec disbands, Tau Day, the TDL-4 botnet.…

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Boys of Tech 123: Agnosticness

2011-07-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 47m 45s

Shane Williamson takes us through Google+, Justin Timberlake invests millions in MySpace, Madelaine Zammit's Facebook Song goes viral, LulzSec disbands, Tau Day, the TDL-4 botnet.…

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Boys of Tech 122: There's no better place than Brisbane

2011-06-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 47m 39s

Man arrested in connection with LulzSec hacking, Sega is hacked, Anonymous and LulzSec working together, the biggest domain name change in the history of the Internet, Dutch coins with QR codes, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 122: There's no better place than Brisbane

2011-06-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 47m 39s

Man arrested in connection with LulzSec hacking, Sega is hacked, Anonymous and LulzSec working together, the biggest domain name change in the history of the Internet, Dutch coins with QR codes, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 121: Hoverboards

2011-06-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 36m 32s

Google releases Me on the Web, hacker group LulzSec opens a suggestion line, Facebook growth slows, Apple no longer accepts apps identifying police check points, Apple faces law suit over the iCloud name, Paul Ceglia passes a lie detector test, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 121: Hoverboards

2011-06-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 36m 32s

Google releases Me on the Web, hacker group LulzSec opens a suggestion line, Facebook growth slows, Apple no longer accepts apps identifying police check points, Apple faces law suit over the iCloud name, Paul Ceglia passes a lie detector test, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 120: Judder bars

2011-06-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 51m 20s

Apple announces new operating systems and iCloud at WWDC, Sony hacked again, Spanish authorities arrest Anonymous hackers, RSA to replace SecureID tokens, face recognition in Facebook.…

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Boys of Tech 120: Judder bars

2011-06-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 51m 20s

Apple announces new operating systems and iCloud at WWDC, Sony hacked again, Spanish authorities arrest Anonymous hackers, RSA to replace SecureID tokens, face recognition in Facebook.…

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Boys of Tech 119: Two firsts in two episodes

2011-06-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 34m 53s

Sony's online systems compromised again, Windows 8 and the desktop, Twitter launches its own photo sharing service, Skype installation includes crapware, Google will no longer support legacy browsers, teenager sells kidney for iPad 2, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 119: Two firsts in two episodes

2011-06-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 34m 53s

Sony's online systems compromised again, Windows 8 and the desktop, Twitter launches its own photo sharing service, Skype installation includes crapware, Google will no longer support legacy browsers, teenager sells kidney for iPad 2, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 118: The law show

2011-05-29 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 2m 44s

Aseem Mishra reports back after representing the United Kingdom at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Lodsys targets Android developer, doctors and dentists looking to own your feedback comments, Skype's service outage, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 118: The law show

2011-05-29 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 2m 44s

Aseem Mishra reports back after representing the United Kingdom at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Lodsys targets Android developer, doctors and dentists looking to own your feedback comments, Skype's service outage, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 117: Great co-op

2011-05-22 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 49m 42s

Rumours of Apple planning cloud music service, Sony announces an apology package, the Blogger outage, Slovakia implements a paywall for news sites, Mac users fall for fake security software, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 117: Great co-op

2011-05-22 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 49m 42s

Rumours of Apple planning cloud music service, Sony announces an apology package, the Blogger outage, Slovakia implements a paywall for news sites, Mac users fall for fake security software, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 116: Smoke and mirrors

2011-05-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 43m 15s

Microsoft buys Skype, Google Music Beta is launched, Google introduces Chrome OS laptops, the poisoning of Google image search results, Facebook involved in smear campaign, private data exposed to developers through tokens, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 116: Smoke and mirrors

2011-05-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 43m 15s

Microsoft buys Skype, Google Music Beta is launched, Google introduces Chrome OS laptops, the poisoning of Google image search results, Facebook involved in smear campaign, private data exposed to developers through tokens, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 115: Something more wrong

2011-05-08 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25m 51s

Google sued over Android location data, Google Shopping debuts in Australia, lobby groups oppose format shifting laws, more security breaches at Sony.…

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Boys of Tech 115: Something more wrong

2011-05-08 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25m 51s

Google sued over Android location data, Google Shopping debuts in Australia, lobby groups oppose format shifting laws, more security breaches at Sony.…

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Boys of Tech 114: I hate buffering

2011-05-01 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40m 7s

Apple explains hidden iPhone location data, the PlayStation Network outage, the Yahoo! Mail outage, YouTube to launch a movie rental service, Sony plans two tablet devices, the white iPhone has landed, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 114: I hate buffering

2011-05-01 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 40m 7s

Apple explains hidden iPhone location data, the PlayStation Network outage, the Yahoo! Mail outage, YouTube to launch a movie rental service, Sony plans two tablet devices, the white iPhone has landed, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 113: Some very single man

2011-04-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35m 28s

The life-size AT-AT walker replica isn't going to happen, multimedia pioneer Norio Ohga passes away, Judgement Day comes and goes, hidden iPhone file stores location history, Android devices also keeping location history, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 113: Some very single man

2011-04-24 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35m 28s

The life-size AT-AT walker replica isn't going to happen, multimedia pioneer Norio Ohga passes away, Judgement Day comes and goes, hidden iPhone file stores location history, Android devices also keeping location history, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 112: Some weird chip configuration

2011-04-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15m 35s

Researchers find security flaw in PayPal integrations, Cisco puts and end to Flip video cameras, Google puts and end to Google Video, Australians spending more time online, RIM's PlayBook a disappointment, plans to make a fully operational AT-ATwalker.…

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Boys of Tech 112: Some weird chip configuration

2011-04-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15m 35s

Researchers find security flaw in PayPal integrations, Cisco puts and end to Flip video cameras, Google puts and end to Google Video, Australians spending more time online, RIM's PlayBook a disappointment, plans to make a fully operational AT-ATwalker.…

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Boys of Tech 111: A genuine fake

2011-04-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 55m 56s

Aseem Mishra talks to us about his drum jeans that won him the title of Young Engineer of Great Britain, US terrorist attack warnings to be made on Twitter and Facebook, a woman with a spade cuts off an entire country from the Internet, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 111: A genuine fake

2011-04-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 55m 56s

Aseem Mishra talks to us about his drum jeans that won him the title of Young Engineer of Great Britain, US terrorist attack warnings to be made on Twitter and Facebook, a woman with a spade cuts off an entire country from the Internet, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 110: Robots which sit in cars drinking beer

2011-04-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 48m 33s

Google to use Gmail content to target advertising, Tesla sues the BBC, India is the first nation to block the .xxx domain, autonomous quadrocopters playing pong, printing all 2559 featured articles on Wikipedia, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 110: Robots which sit in cars drinking beer

2011-04-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 48m 33s

Google to use Gmail content to target advertising, Tesla sues the BBC, India is the first nation to block the .xxx domain, autonomous quadrocopters playing pong, printing all 2559 featured articles on Wikipedia, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 109: Virusness

2011-03-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 59m 1s

Ben Krasnow talks to us about building a scanning electron microsoope in his garage, the school-yard bullying video that went viral, laptop thief begs to have video of him removed from YouTube, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 109: Virusness

2011-03-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 59m 1s

Ben Krasnow talks to us about building a scanning electron microsoope in his garage, the school-yard bullying video that went viral, laptop thief begs to have video of him removed from YouTube, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 108: Handing over cash to some guys in a garage

2011-03-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 32m 52s

Visa to introduce online fund transfers, rumours that Google is going to launch a new social network, another party invitation on Facebook inadvertently open to all, Netflix purchases broadcast rights to House of Cards, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 108: Handing over cash to some guys in a garage

2011-03-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 32m 52s

Visa to introduce online fund transfers, rumours that Google is going to launch a new social network, another party invitation on Facebook inadvertently open to all, Netflix purchases broadcast rights to House of Cards, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 107: The perpetual homework machine

2011-03-13 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 1m 31s

A monthly fee to legalise music sharing, how illegal TV streamers are tracked down, Facebook to start streaming movies, Twitter tells third party developers not to make any more Twitter clients, the Google Science Fair, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 107: The perpetual homework machine

2011-03-13 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 1m 31s

A monthly fee to legalise music sharing, how illegal TV streamers are tracked down, Facebook to start streaming movies, Twitter tells third party developers not to make any more Twitter clients, the Google Science Fair, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 106: Does the Queen own a mobile phone?

2011-03-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 45m 59s

Apple announces the iPad 2, rumours that Steve Jobs came close to knighthood, rumours that Jonathan Ive may leave Apple soon, a Windows trojan is ported to the Mac platform, losing $200,000 to a fake online girlfriend, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 106: Does the Queen own a mobile phone?

2011-03-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 45m 59s

Apple announces the iPad 2, rumours that Steve Jobs came close to knighthood, rumours that Jonathan Ive may leave Apple soon, a Windows trojan is ported to the Mac platform, losing $200,000 to a fake online girlfriend, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 105: Kids with Segways

2011-02-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 3m 6s

Intel unveils Thunderbolt, Paypal account belonging to a Bradley Manning support group is reinstated, the Motorola Xoom tablet, problems caused by a Windows Phone 7 update, the market share of iPhones, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 105: Kids with Segways

2011-02-27 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 3m 6s

Intel unveils Thunderbolt, Paypal account belonging to a Bradley Manning support group is reinstated, the Motorola Xoom tablet, problems caused by a Windows Phone 7 update, the market share of iPhones, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 104: Detroit

2011-02-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35m 57s

Google announces One Pass, a new twist to high rise apartment living, capturing and dissipating a laser beam, Detroit raises enough for its RoboCop statue.…

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Boys of Tech 104: Detroit

2011-02-20 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35m 57s

Google announces One Pass, a new twist to high rise apartment living, capturing and dissipating a laser beam, Detroit raises enough for its RoboCop statue.…

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Boys of Tech 096: This week in Wikileaks

2010-12-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 24m 22s

Wikileaks' insurance file, Wikileaks mirror sites now in the hundreds, leaked information suggests Chinese officials were behind Google hacking attempts, hacktivists attack Mastercard and other services, the Openleaks spin-off from Wikileaks, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 096: This week in Wikileaks

2010-12-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 24m 22s

Wikileaks' insurance file, Wikileaks mirror sites now in the hundreds, leaked information suggests Chinese officials were behind Google hacking attempts, hacktivists attack Mastercard and other services, the Openleaks spin-off from Wikileaks, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 096: Wikigoodness

2010-12-05 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28m 1s

NASA reveals new discovery, wrong photo used in murder article, why Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is lying low.…

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Boys of Tech 096: Wikigoodness

2010-12-05 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28m 1s

NASA reveals new discovery, wrong photo used in murder article, why Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is lying low.…

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Boys of Tech 094: Biodegradable retaining walls

2010-11-28 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25m 39s

A large portion of time spent on the Xbox is for activites other than games, the future of phone books, online storage is becoming more common, the trend towards Web-based applications, the future of libraries.…

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Boys of Tech 094: Biodegradable retaining walls

2010-11-28 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25m 39s

A large portion of time spent on the Xbox is for activites other than games, the future of phone books, online storage is becoming more common, the trend towards Web-based applications, the future of libraries.…

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Boys of Tech 093: A full page ad that takes up the whole page

2010-11-21 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 26m 22s

Hacking the Kinect, the potential for targeted advertising via the Kinect, Android as a method of payment, the iTunes announcement that you'll never forget, a French town changes its name because of low Google rankings.…

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Boys of Tech 093: A full page ad that takes up the whole page

2010-11-21 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 26m 22s

Hacking the Kinect, the potential for targeted advertising via the Kinect, Android as a method of payment, the iTunes announcement that you'll never forget, a French town changes its name because of low Google rankings.…

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Boys of Tech 092: He'll be throwing old bananas at me

2010-11-14 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 51m 32s

Cameron Collie talks to us about settling with Google over the name Groggle, Facebook is rumoured to be launching an email service, Royal Navy site hacked, Columnbian domain proves very popular, the mystery missile launch, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 092: He'll be throwing old bananas at me

2010-11-14 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 51m 32s

Cameron Collie talks to us about settling with Google over the name Groggle, Facebook is rumoured to be launching an email service, Royal Navy site hacked, Columnbian domain proves very popular, the mystery missile launch, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 091: Daylight savings not supported

2010-11-07 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 57m 54s

David Frampton talks to us about the success of his games Chopper and Chopper 2, Myanmar falls victim to a denial of service attack, how The Times' readership numbers stack up following the introduction of a paywall, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 091: Daylight savings not supported

2010-11-07 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 57m 54s

David Frampton talks to us about the success of his games Chopper and Chopper 2, Myanmar falls victim to a denial of service attack, how The Times' readership numbers stack up following the introduction of a paywall, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 090: The Sultan of Brunei, he'd have a nice big lounge

2010-10-31 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 27m 47s

China announces the world's fastest supercomputer, China announces a new mapping service, the world's smallest full HD screen, Apple accused of trade mark infringement, the International Space Station dodges space junk.…

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Boys of Tech 090: The Sultan of Brunei, he'd have a nice big lounge

2010-10-31 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 27m 47s

China announces the world's fastest supercomputer, China announces a new mapping service, the world's smallest full HD screen, Apple accused of trade mark infringement, the International Space Station dodges space junk.…

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Boys of Tech 089: Geeky epicness

2010-10-25 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 58m 44s

Wikileaks releases more war files, pirates consider launching a satellite, Windows Phone 7 launches in Europe, Medal of Honor goes on sale, the iPhone 4 appears more susceptible to damage, Steve Jobs claims Android is fragmented, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 089: Geeky epicness

2010-10-25 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 58m 44s

Wikileaks releases more war files, pirates consider launching a satellite, Windows Phone 7 launches in Europe, Medal of Honor goes on sale, the iPhone 4 appears more susceptible to damage, Steve Jobs claims Android is fragmented, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 088: Are you sure you don't want a coffee right now?

2010-10-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28m 42s

Google's self-drive car, Chinese hackers get Korean documents, Twitter distances itself from celebrity stalking site.…

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Boys of Tech 088: Are you sure you don't want a coffee right now?

2010-10-17 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28m 42s

Google's self-drive car, Chinese hackers get Korean documents, Twitter distances itself from celebrity stalking site.…

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Boys of Tech 087: All part of a bigger picture

2010-10-10 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 15m 52s

An Internet crime ring is uncovered, Google takes on JPEG with WebP, Facebook groups, Logitech launches the Revue, a vending machine that can suggest drinks to its customers, scientists use a programmable submarine to study sea ice.…

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Boys of Tech 086: The iPlay

2010-10-03 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 31m 9s

Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in cliff fall, the BlackBerry PlayBook, Microsoft sues Motorola, a baby robot that teaches itself archery skills, the umbilical cord iPhone charger, the Taliban is renamed in Medal of Honor, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 085: The big red button

2010-09-26 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 47m 40s

Facebook's worst outage in four years, why checking privacy settings in Facebook is so important, Microsoft plays down BluRay, Microsoft criticises Android, Intel trials deliberately crippled CPUs, the reprogrammable credit card, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 084: That is why the Internet is square

2010-09-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30m 56s

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, gathering IP addresses in Switzerland is illegal, how decision making times differ between gamers and non-gamers, the end of analogue television in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 083: Eaten by wild ducks

2010-09-12 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30m 20s

The rumoured Google music store, a mandatory Playstation update in response to the jail-break, Apple publishes App Store approval guidelines, the link between what you say on Facebook and the risk of being burgled.…

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Boys of Tech 082: The armed technological octopus

2010-09-05 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 1h 2m 10s

Wikileaks founder again faces a rape investigation, Playstation jail-break is now in the wild, outrage on the Internet over animal cruelty video, trying on make-up made easier with virtual mirror, Sony rolls out online media store, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 081: Big is good

2010-08-29 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 53m 45s

Thief unknowingly photographed by victim, tabacco firms using YouTube to push their message, jail-break hack for the Playstation 3, Facebook not happy with Teachbook, MPEG LA extends royalty moratorium indefinitely, voice calls in Gmail, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 080: Bigger tubes

2010-08-22 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 26m 22s

No rape charge for Wikileaks founder after all, rumour that Apple will launch an HDTV, a milestone in the number of devices connected to the Internet, Adam Hutchinson talks to us about the SEO Challenge 2010.…

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Boys of Tech 079: Non-dead

2010-08-15 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 36m 58s

Google offices in South Korea raided by police, Facebook nears saturation point in the United Kingdom, Android Trojan sends text messages, BSkyB in a dispute with Skype over its name, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 078: 3.14159265358979323846

2010-08-08 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22m 17s

Google pulls the plug on Wave, Google moves to fix flaw in audio CAPTCHA, using Google Earth for law enforcement, new world record for pi accuracy, a single pedal for acceleration and braking, faceless watches with silent alarms.…

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Boys of Tech 077: Film street

2010-08-01 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 49m 20s

Sam Dalton talks to us about purchasing an iPhone 4 on launch day in New Zealand, massive set of Afghan war files published on Wikileaks, hacking ATMs, the new Streetslide technology in Microsoft Streetside, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 076: One ginormous vice

2010-07-25 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 26m 10s

Al-Qaeda links behind closure of Blogetery, Facebook claims Zuckerberg's contract with Ceglia was forged, Dell motherboards ship with embedded malware, Samsung gives away free phones to disgruntled iPhone 4 customers, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 075: Sources other than fingers may be used

2010-07-19 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 14m 55s

Patenting a virtual page turn, Microsoft to release a range of tablet devices, a man claims he owns 84% of Facebook, Steve Jobs addresses the iPhone 4 reception issues, bit.ly links fail on Facebook, mystery shrouds the sudden disappearance of two sites.…

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Boys of Tech 074: The Internet is over

2010-07-13 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22m 43s

iTunes accounts hacked to artificially boost app sales, soldier charged in connection with leaked video, Prince releases his new album as physical copy only, Swiss solar powered plane makes history with night flight, plus more.…

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Boys of Tech 073: A stunning discovery

2010-07-06 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 31m 11s

Google might come out with a Facebook killer, Facebook accidentally deletes BP protest page, the new HDBaseT standard, half a million Sony laptops overheating, the iPhone's signal strengh bars.…

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Boys of Tech 129: Twitchers

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 39s

Tracking down a stolen MacBook using LogMeIn software, a child hacker uncovers security flaws, the argument over whether Facebook is a generic term, lightning strike causes Amazon and Microsoft cloud services outage, air-conditioned clothing.…

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Boys of Tech 128: Copylite raw

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 56s

Story about the IQ of Internet Explorer users was bogus, why Facebook is not worried about the Ceglia lawsuit, the World Wide Web turns 20, Samsung halts sales of tablets in Australia, man arrested for building a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, a LulzSec …

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Boys of Tech 129: Twitchers

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 39s

Tracking down a stolen MacBook using LogMeIn software, a child hacker uncovers security flaws, the argument over whether Facebook is a generic term, lightning strike causes Amazon and Microsoft cloud services outage, air-conditioned clothing.…

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Boys of Tech 128: Copylite raw

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 56s

Story about the IQ of Internet Explorer users was bogus, why Facebook is not worried about the Ceglia lawsuit, the World Wide Web turns 20, Samsung halts sales of tablets in Australia, man arrested for building a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, a LulzSec …

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Boys of Tech 130: Banana split

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 50s

Google is set to buy Motorola Mobility, the HP TouchPad is dumped soon after launch, Windows 8 to include an app store, restaurant kicks out customer for an unfavourable tweet, offering to settle a lawsuit by online combat, the new Mac-compatible keyboard…

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Boys of Tech 130: Banana split

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 50s

Google is set to buy Motorola Mobility, the HP TouchPad is dumped soon after launch, Windows 8 to include an app store, restaurant kicks out customer for an unfavourable tweet, offering to settle a lawsuit by online combat, the new Mac-compatible keyboard…

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Boys of Tech 131: Bursting with fruit flavour

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO, Samsung Galaxy phones not available in Europe, HP pulls out of the consumer PC market, Google to start Amazon Street View, rumours that Facebook may enter the search market.…

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Boys of Tech 131: Bursting with fruit flavour

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO, Samsung Galaxy phones not available in Europe, HP pulls out of the consumer PC market, Google to start Amazon Street View, rumours that Facebook may enter the search market.…

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Boys of Tech 134: The two lamest ducks in the pond

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30s

ReactOS asks for a €1 million grant, Windows 8 promises faster boot times, Microsoft and Google both experience cloud outages, rumours of AOL and Yahoo merging, Intel partners with Google, jail sentence for an Internet troll, the trademark that Twitter …

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Boys of Tech 133: Hybrid helicopter airplane

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 13s

NBC Twitter account hacked, the first manned electric helicopter flight, Carol Bartz resigns from Yahoo's board of directors following her sacking as CEO.…

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Boys of Tech 132: The original flavour of Google

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30s

The anti-PowerPoint party, Google page rank may include +1 votes, Pakistant to ban use of VPNs, Anonymous member claims credit for Wikileaks attack, Microsoft sued for location data gathering, rumours that Apple loses another phone in a San Francisco bar.…

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Boys of Tech 134: The two lamest ducks in the pond

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30s

ReactOS asks for a €1 million grant, Windows 8 promises faster boot times, Microsoft and Google both experience cloud outages, rumours of AOL and Yahoo merging, Intel partners with Google, jail sentence for an Internet troll, the trademark that Twitter …

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Boys of Tech 133: Hybrid helicopter airplane

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 13s

NBC Twitter account hacked, the first manned electric helicopter flight, Carol Bartz resigns from Yahoo's board of directors following her sacking as CEO.…

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Boys of Tech 132: The original flavour of Google

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 30s

The anti-PowerPoint party, Google page rank may include +1 votes, Pakistant to ban use of VPNs, Anonymous member claims credit for Wikileaks attack, Microsoft sued for location data gathering, rumours that Apple loses another phone in a San Francisco bar.…

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Boys of Tech 140: All your DNS are belong to us

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 49s

Google considers funding a Yaho buy-out, Nokia and the tablet market, the new Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung does well with smartphone shipments, Apple intends to get tough with online sales of Samsung phones in Australia, rumours that Apple is working on a pro…

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Boys of Tech 139: Double trouble

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 38s

The new Wiredoo search engine, Dennis Ritchie passes away, a throw-in-the-air 360-degree panoramic camera, government use of spyware, Bangladesh's low-cost Doel laptops, Myki cards hacked, the Sony PSN hacked again, Apple wins case preventing the Australi…

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Boys of Tech 138: Why you'd want to talk for eight hours I have no idea

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

The iPhone 4S, HTC confirms a security flaw in its Android smartphones, bringing recent cinema releases to the home, geographically constrained credit cards.…

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Boys of Tech 137: Steve Jobs 1955-2011

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 29s

On 5 October 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. This episode is a reflection on the contributions that he and Apple have made to the world.…

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Boys of Tech 136: Others prefer to wear tin foil hats

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 10s

Tracking logged out Facebook users, the Dead Sea Scrolls go online, Apple hosting an iPhone event this week, the world's most attractive employers.…

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Boys of Tech 135: Not as buggy as Mac OS X Lion

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Facebook's redesign, Samsung prepares a case against the as yet unreleased iPhone 5, security flaws in Mac OS X Lion, Google+ is now open, changes at HP.…

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Boys of Tech 137: Steve Jobs 1955-2011

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 29s

On 5 October 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. This episode is a reflection on the contributions that he and Apple have made to the world.…

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Boys of Tech 136: Others prefer to wear tin foil hats

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 10s

Tracking logged out Facebook users, the Dead Sea Scrolls go online, Apple hosting an iPhone event this week, the world's most attractive employers.…

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Boys of Tech 135: Not as buggy as Mac OS X Lion

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Facebook's redesign, Samsung prepares a case against the as yet unreleased iPhone 5, security flaws in Mac OS X Lion, Google+ is now open, changes at HP.…

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Boys of Tech 142: The BIOS battery ran out

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 15s

Adobe announces the end of Flash for mobile devices, amplifying a wireless signal with a baking tray, Valve's Steam database hacked, time warp glitch on Sydney Morning Herald, iPhone 4S pricing in New Zealand.…

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Boys of Tech 141: The people that work there are all full of...

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 44s

A Javascript H.264 decoder, Facebook users compromised daily, the lost Steve Jobs interview, Android phones break more often, the weight of the Internet, the first copyright infringement notices under the new law in New Zealand roll in, the New Zealand la…

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Boys of Tech 144: Penguins are loud fornicators

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22s

Penguin pulls its ebooks from libraries, volume bugs in the Galaxy Nexus, analysing Facebook's 3.74 average degrees of separation, the iPad 3 screen, Zune Music Pass comes to Australia.…

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Boys of Tech 143: The who

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 33s

The launch of Google Music, the RIAA targets ReDigi, mystery patterns in China found on Google Earth, Korea's anti-spam plans, hundres of music labels cancel their deal with Spotify, rumours that Spotify will come to Australia and New Zealand soon.…

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Boys of Tech 147: Sorted

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 25s

Universal Music wrongfully takes down music video on YouTube, WebOS goes open source, a new way to estimate the size of the drug industry, Telstra is being investigated following a data breach, new media rules recommended by the New Zealand Law Commission…

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Boys of Tech 146: Just desserts

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 35s

Zuckerberg pictures stolen from Facebook and posted online, recently discovered planet may be in the habitable zone, scientists try to bring back the wooly mammoth, a Swiss court rules that pirating material for personal use does not hurt copyright owners…

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Boys of Tech 145: Let's trick them into washing their hands

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 21s

Siri has views on abortion, a urinal games console, iPhone explodes on a plane, more signs the iPad 3 is around the corner, whether HP printers can be set alight remotely, the Galaxy Tab ban in Australia is overturned.…

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Boys of Tech 148: The real Mark Zuckerberg

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

Dr Tijl De Bie talks to us about his research into whether a song can be predicted to be a hit, more on Universal Music's take-down of a song on YouTube, Netflix signs a deal with the BBC, how Iran captured a US drone, Sony sued for changes to its terms a…

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Boys of Tech 151: It's madness

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 22s

Europe's proposed changes to data protection laws, Apple loses bid in Dutch court, Motorola sues Apple, Google already knows a lot about you, YouTube content creation is at a record high.…

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Boys of Tech 150: I wanted to be MacGyver

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 53s

Kodak files for bankruptcy, police raid house of megaupload.com associates, British student may face extradition to the US, the SOPA protests, Apple reinvents textbooks, the Steve Jobs action doll is no more, the new generic top-level domain name extensio…

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Boys of Tech 149: A perfect storm of circumstance

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 42s

Martin Reisch talks to us about entering the US with the help of his iPad, CES showcases an eye-tracking tool for Windows 8 called Gaze, knighthood for Apple employee, Apple threatens legal action of Seve Jobs action figure, Apple files patent for intelli…

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Boys of Tech 152: So you're not going to get your mansion raided

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 34s

Megaupload's plans for legitimate online music business, Wikileaks considers moving servers offshore, hackers sell space on hacked websites, youth sentenced over incident involving theft of RuneScape possessions, two new music licensing firms target perso…

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Boys of Tech 153: Ridiculous

0000-00-00 :: boysoftech@www.co.nz (Edwin Hermann)
Length: 28s

Amazon is to open its first shop, FBI investigate intercepted police phone call, pirate TV outfit is raided, a licence to create hyperlinks, how not to launch a daily deal site.…

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Boys of Tech (Enhanced AAC edition)

New Zealand's longest running tech podcast. An engaging and entertaining round-table discussion on the latest technology news from around the world hosted by Edwin Hermann and a selection of other regular panelists. Informative and sometimes provocative, this show is sure to provide new insights and make you think. A section of the show focuses on technology news from New Zealand.

Boys of Tech (Enhanced AAC edition)


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