Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

, posted: 14-Jun-2017 14:29

This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guests: Wal Reid and Peter Hall. Listen to the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycles

, posted: 9-Jun-2017 13:42

This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Intel Compute Card, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, Dubai’s Robot Cops. This episode of NZ Tech Podcast featuring host Paul Spain (@paulspain) and guests Mark Webster and Damien O'Carroll. Get the podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Te (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

, posted: 9-Jun-2017 13:37

Paul Spain joined Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit in Auckland. Glenn is an Australian based in London,and he shares his own story and discusses what he's learnt working with AWS client organisations around the world. Get the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast website or the facebook page. Published by World Podcasts and Podcasts NZ (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 321: $3000+ Free Gadgets, One Million Podcast Downloads, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, Banks vs Apple

, posted: 16-Feb-2017 16:37

On NZ Tech Podcast’s 6th anniversary we celebrate over a million downloads of the podcast. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech’s 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Malware. We also giveaway over $3000 in prizes this week if you sign up to Paul Spain's email newsletter at paulspain.com Special thanks to the companies that donated prizes for NZ Tech Podcast listeners this week - Spark NZ (Galaxy S7 Blac (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 314: Meet Quickflix new Hollywood owner, a temptation to share Ransomware, Homes.co.nz update

, posted: 15-Dec-2016 17:40

This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares an update on Homes.co.nz. Also featured - new Ransomware which rewards you for sharing it, Netflix Virtual Reality on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Duco vs Live Streamers, The Grand Tour vs Game of Thrones, Neil Young to offer high definition audio streaming with Pono, Apple Mac vs Microsoft Surface. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guests were Jeremy O'Hanlon, Erik Pence, Paddy B (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 313: Amazon Go, John Key’s legacy, Goodnest, Media Design School, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ

, posted: 10-Dec-2016 11:37

This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discussed Amazon Go – the new bricks & mortar supermarket with checkouts. In studio guest James MacAvoy shared about NZ startup Goodnest and how it provides discount access to cleaners, electricians and other homes service. Ex Game producer Himanshu Khanna talked about coming to NZ and ultimately leading Media Design School’s gaming courses. Other topics - John Key’s legacy, Network 4 Learning rollout completion, Uber Eats NZ, Netflix offline (read the entire post)...



Microsoft Build – Bots, Inking, Cortana, Windows 10 now installed on 270+ million PCs

, posted: 31-Mar-2016 11:29

This morning Microsoft Build kicked off in San Francisco and I’m there and will be sharing some of my impressions – both here on my blog, and also via twitter (You can follow my updates @paulspain). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella started the keynote asking many questions – such as whether technology helps our hinders our values, whether technology is good or bad from a privacy perspective. And he answered those questions positively highlighting Microsoft’s mission to “ (read the entire post)...



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

, posted: 4-Feb-2016 06:03

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. Get the Podc (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft

, posted: 7-Jan-2016 23:28

In this special episode to kick off 2016, Paul Spain shares his recent chat with Laura Butler - Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. Covering the journey from student to Microsoft Intern in 1989 to present day. Hear stories of sleeping at the desk, Joe Belfiore’s last minute start menu change in Windows 95 and Steve Ballmer’s toilet gaff – amongst others. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Tokyo drone netting, Lumia 950 PC/phone, Vic Crone for Mayor, Solar vs North Carolina

, posted: 16-Dec-2015 08:20

This week it’s time to discuss Xero MD Victoria Crone’s bid for the Auckland Mayoralty, Police intercepting drones in Tokyo, Commerce Commission’s copper ruling, Samsung Galaxy S7, odd Solar opinions, Microsoft Lumia 950 phone come PC, Sony’s pricey new 4K projector and Christmas tech gifts. This NZ Tech Podcast episode produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brett Roberts, Emma Brannam. Published by Podcasts NZ R (read the entire post)...