Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 11 Pro's superb night photography, Microsoft Surface Duo (Android Phone) and Surface Neo (Windows 10X tablet)

, posted: 8-Oct-2019 23:50

Microsoft's big news - Surface Duo dual screen Android smartphone, Surface Neo dual screen Windows 10X tablet, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7. Plus Sony PlayStation 4 opens up, iPhone 11 Pro's superb night photography, Flick Electric + more.
Hosted by Paul Spain and this week's guest: Josh Webb.
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NZ Tech Podcast 455: Ex-Uber engineer charged for stealing IP, Australia vs Online Extremism, Huawei Mate 30 to lack Google Play Store

, posted: 4-Sep-2019 17:21

This week we discuss killing the steering wheel in future cars, Australia vs online extremism, US customs vs social media, NZ's Spidertracks, robot taxi dissatisfaction for Waymo heading in the right direction, Ex-Uber engineer Levandowski charged in the US, Huawei Mate 30 to launch under cloud of US ban, Intel 10th gen processors, upcoming Microsoft Surface announcements.
Hosted by Paul Spain and this weeks' guest Sean Tindale.
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Sky TV's Parnell Skunkworks and Tuia 250 data breach - NZ Tech Podcast 454

, posted: 28-Aug-2019 11:13

This week Paul Spain chats with Justin Tomlinson who shares the inside word on Sky TV's Parnell Skunkworks. We also discuss iCloud web update beta, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Tuia 250 privacy breach and identification storage challenges, Wearables market >$10b, a large mobile evidence failing in Denmark, Nokia 2.2 smartphone, plus Chorus and Kordia leadership changes.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week's guest: Justin Tomlinson.
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NZ Tech Podcast: Parliament dumps .govt domain, HBO Max vs Netflix, Agent Smith vs Android, D-Link vs FTC

, posted: 16-Jul-2019 23:30

This week on the NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Parliament dumping the .govt domain on their website, lithium charger vs Virgin Atlantic flight, D-Link's 10-years of security audits, US Customs surveillance contractor dumping, Agent Smith malware vs 25m Android devices, Huawei waiting game, Facebook video monetisation, HBO Max, Ring Stick Up Cam loves Amazon Echo Dot, JBL's Android TV soundbar is here (sort of), Google's solution to releasing name of Grace Millane's killer. good things (read the entire post)...

Cora VTOL: Autonomous Electric Sky Taxi from Zephyr Airworks/Kitty Hawk (Disruption Playbook)

, posted: 5-Apr-2018 22:02

From my new series Disruption Playbook comes an interview with the CEO of Zephyr Airworks, Fred Reid. Zephyr Airworks (and parent company Kitty Hawk) are being funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and have been secretly hard at work on Cora – designed as an electric autonomous sky taxi. I found out some interesting things during the interview – the most exciting for me as someone currently based in Auckland is that Zephyr Airworks are currently looking at Auckland to offer their (read the entire post)...

Ready to be an IT Support Engineer at Gorilla?

, posted: 28-Mar-2018 17:15

Gorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join the team. If you both learn technical things very quickly and have strong people skills this could be the role for you. There is much to Gorilla's special sauce (we call it 'The Gorilla Way') that differentiates us. From an employee perspective you'll benefit from:Being part of a tight knit and friendly team who work closely together - supporting and learning from each other while sharing knowledge and (read the entire post)...

Home Tech Review: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier

, posted: 21-Dec-2017 09:04

At home, my family purchased our first Dyson product (a vacuum cleaner) in 2016 and had no complaints – so when Dyson offered to send another product in my direction my wife, Selina, suggested we should try it. So we set about trying it - with Selina also contributing to this review. In simple terms the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier is an air purifier and fan with both cooling and heating capability. It utilises the bladeless fan technology that Dyson first launched in 2009 referring to it (read the entire post)...

Will Huawei become #1 in Smartphones? - NZ Tech Podcast 365

, posted: 22-Nov-2017 00:19

Direct from Shenzhen, China – journalists Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) joined host Paul Spain to discuss the past, present and future of China's most well known tech company - Huawei. Topics include a disuccsion about visiting a Huawei smartphone manufacturing plant, the back story about Huawei's start as a small company launched with US$3,500 capital some 30-years ago in a small fishing village and opinions on whether Huawei might become the top smartph (read the entire post)...

Cloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?

, posted: 16-Oct-2017 12:16

You may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown on the Pros and Cons, and give you an idea of whether cloud computing is the right track to go down for you.

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Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?

, posted: 6-Oct-2017 16:39

LinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are some simple LinkedIn tips that are easy to execute.
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