Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 203: Toyota Hydrogen car, Sky Neon TV, Lumia 830, unlimited cloud storage

, posted: 29-Oct-2014 22:51

This episode we go hands on with Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Motorola's Moto G, and discuss Sky's new Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Damien O'Carroll and David Linklater. Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 203 directly (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: China goes phishing, Apple’s big product refresh, Intergen sold, UFB 200/200

, posted: 23-Oct-2014 07:29

This week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses Apple's product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen's sale, Microsoft's Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark's Socialiser and the $US179 tablet/laptop hybrid. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Epis (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Semble mobile wallet, hands on - Sony Xperia Z3 + Samsung Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S

, posted: 14-Oct-2014 23:40

On this episode we're hands on with Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones along with Samsung's impressive Gear VR, Note 4 and Gear S. We also cover the Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe's new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans, MyRepublic's NZ arrival and Semble's mobile wallet with ASB, BNZ, 2degress, Spark and Vodafone. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Mark Derricutt (@talios) and Oliver Smith (@OliverHMSmith). Supported by Vector Communications and publ (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launching

, posted: 9-Oct-2014 23:22

This week - a focus on Windows 10 and new low cost Windows tablets, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singapore internet provider MyRepublic gears up for NZ launch, Hewlett-Packard decides it's time to break up, Marriott Hotels fined for Wi-Fi block and new .NZ domain names launch. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Mercer (Microsoft NZ) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here (read the entire post)...



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

, posted: 30-Sep-2014 23:14

This week we are hands on with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Paul attends Digital Nationz tech museum and tries out Rex Bionics and the Segway. 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 sup (read the entire post)...



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

, posted: 24-Sep-2014 10:35

On the NZ Tech Podcast this week the arrival of 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. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 198 directly (read the entire post)...



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

, posted: 17-Sep-2014 23:24

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. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 197 directly (read the entire post)...



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

, posted: 9-Sep-2014 23:49

This episode of the NZ Tech Podcast discusses 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 - amongst other topics. 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 Med (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 195: Network for Learning, Uber Wellington, ThinkPad Tablet 10, Video Ezy online streaming

, posted: 2-Sep-2014 23:30

We discuss Network for Learning, Uber's arrival in Wellington, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet, Video Ezy's jump into Video on Demand, the rise of the server and we look forward to IFA Berlin (for Samsung Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3) and Apple's upcoming launch. And we feature a taste of our new audio intro and outro. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Andy Schick (@andy_schick). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Orcon Global Mode, Navdy in-car heads up display, Sky’s big profit, Surface Pro 3 and Lightbox arrive

, posted: 26-Aug-2014 22:46

This week Paul Spain and Nate Dunn discuss Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd New Zealand, Orcon's new 'global mode', Sky TV's $165m profit, USB 3.1 and its new reversible cable, China's new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Spark's Lightbox plus the anticipated Windows 9 and iPhone announcements. 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: (read the entire post)...