Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 189: LG G3 hands on, Vector fibre network grows, China’s $15 wearable, 60-million iPhone 6 handsets in production?

, posted: 28-Jul-2014 16:46

Key topics this week include our hands on experience with LG's upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector's fibre network expansion, China's $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung Galaxy Tab S and its 4G LTE variant. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Ross McDougall (@ross_mcdougall) and Wal Reid (@walreid). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 189 directly Subscrib (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 188: TV spectrum goes 4G, Wheedle death, Gather, Wireless charging, LG G Watch

, posted: 18-Jul-2014 11:45

This week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire's Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland's Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom's battle for 4G supremacy and more on the LG G Watch. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Dunn (@nate). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 188 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Roaming, Taking off with tech, Hands on with Android Wear device LG G Watch

, posted: 13-Jul-2014 12:27

We discuss Google's wearable Android Wear including a hands on look at the upcoming LG G Watch (which happens to arrive part way through the episode). Also on the agenda - 2degrees new Australian roaming, another investment for Telecom, Unisys' new mobile report, Slingshot's Global Mode gets extra attention. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Mitch Olson (@mitch_olson). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Ep (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Google IO, 2degrees 4G LTE launch, Govts $65m towards the Hawaiki undersea cable

, posted: 2-Jul-2014 06:00

On this week's NZ Tech Podcast we discuss 2degrees 4G LTE launch and their customers desire for fixed internet, the highlights of Google's IO Conference, the Govt's $65 towards Hawaiki, Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive, CallPlus unlimited business VDSL, Thrifty's 3G hotspot, Menumania's acquisition and Telecom's launch of the Spark brand. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Tim Haywood of 2degrees Mobile (@timmyhay) and Mark Derricutt (@talios). Published by NZ' (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: 2degress LTE trial, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom’s Lightbox video streaming, Sky TV’s new subscription video service

, posted: 25-Jun-2014 01:49

We discuss the Sky TV's new online subscription video service, Subscription 'World's best mobile internet provider', 2degrees recent $35m loss and their new 4G LTE network, Sony Xperia M2 hands on, Nokia Lumia 630, Telecom Lightbox video streaming and some tech acquisitions including the mindboggling purchase of Skybox by Google for US$500m. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate (@nate). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Galaxy S tablet, 4K hands on, Telecom vs Vodafone roaming, Lenovo X1 Carbon

, posted: 20-Jun-2014 01:00

Featured in this episode - Samsung's Galaxy S tablet (hands on), Vodafone vs Telecom roaming, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (hands on), Samsung 65" 4K Curved TV (hands on), Ultrafast Fibre's $65 Gigabit fibre connection, E3 and PlayStation TV, Eye-Fi, Sky TV, Amazon and the new Samsung 28" 4K monitor (hands on). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 183: Computex Special - plus Apple WWDC and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands on

, posted: 10-Jun-2014 23:33

Paul Spain reports back from Asia's largest tech event - Computex Taipei. Featuring the latest news from Intel, Asus, Ford and NZ's own Power by Proxi. Added to that is a first hands on experience of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and an update on Apple WWDC. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests from Intel, Asus, Ford, Power by Proxi and Microsoft. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 183 directly Subscr (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 182: LG G3, Vodafone $5 roaming, Chromecast cometh, Quickflix vs Netflix

, posted: 28-May-2014 23:15

We discuss the new LG G3 smartphone, Apple's smart home future, Telecom and Vodafone's 4G LTE efforts, NIWA attack, Netflix pending arrival in NZ, a Quickflix update, Tom Tom's new Multi-Sport Cardio and Runner Cardio GPS watches launch in NZ + more. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) and Paddy Buckley (@paddybuckley). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 182 directly S (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 181: Surface Pro 3, Scott Yara (Pivotal), Samsung Crystal Blue, Dimension Data NZ cloud

, posted: 22-May-2014 21:22

This episode features Scott Yara of California based Pivotal and Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ as we discuss topics including Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Big Data. Also hear about Samsung's Crystal Blue, Telstra's $100m Wi-Fi plans and Dimension Data's NZ public cloud offering amongst other topics. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 181 directly Subscribe and listen via iT (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 180: Telecom Aircade. Dominos NZ domain drama, Telecom M2M dev kit, ThinkPad 10

, posted: 14-May-2014 23:05

This week - iPhone big screen report, Lenovo's new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom's Aircade cloud gaming, Sony Xperia Z2 lands in NZ, Twitter mute, Domino's NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC boot-up time and more about Uber and Zoomy. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nate Dunn (@nate). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 180 directly Subscribe and listen via (read the entire post)...