Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


NZ Tech Podcast 236: E3 Highlights, Hands on - LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, UE Roll

, posted: 23-Jun-2015 15:17

This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung's security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) and Ross McDougall. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 236 directly Subscrib (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 235: Mobile networks of the future, Budget Android smartens up, Security woes, Rural Broadband

, posted: 18-Jun-2015 01:24

Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 235 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep cu (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 234: Apple News, Stumbling Robots, Insights from Unisys’ Chief Engineer, Rural Broadband

, posted: 12-Jun-2015 01:01

Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA's Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements - including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Jim Thompson and Nate Dunn. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 234 directly Subscribe and listen via iTune (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 233: Microsoft Build Tour and Devices Update

, posted: 11-Jun-2015 00:49

In this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand - featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). Next he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Giorgio Sardo, Nigel Parker and Steve Lewis. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 233 directly Subscr (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 232: Inside Dot Kiwi, Google IO, Cortana for iOS and Android, hands on Amazon Echo

, posted: 3-Jun-2015 18:45

The news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi's wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with 'Alexa' (Amazon Echo). This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Angus Richardson (Dot Kiwi). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 232 directly Subscribe and listen via iTu (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 231: Car Tech, inside local social network Neighbourly, a $3/month Netflix competitor

, posted: 27-May-2015 09:34

We talk with Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden about this growing local social network, along with discussion about new tech from Toyota and Audi, a streaming video service that wants to compete with piracy, and some fascinating Google and Microsoft news. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Casey Eden (@caseyeden22). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 231 directly Subscribe and listen via iTune (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 229: The $9 computer, Nanogirl and force touch nanotech, Autonomous Trucking

, posted: 12-May-2015 23:04

We discuss an autonomous truck becoming approved on US roads, Apple's force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new smartphones from Microsoft, a very robust Samsung tablet and finally a stylish wearable device. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) and Brett Roberts. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 229 directly (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 228: Microsoft’s Build, Tesla coming home, the end of the Internet, LED carpet

, posted: 6-May-2015 09:35

In this episode we discuss the smartphone that morphs into a PC, Spark's latest UFB moves including landlines over UFB without an Internet connection, Microsoft's news from Build, Tesla puts power in your home with Powerwall, the end of the Internet, LED carpet, Kickstarting a smart desk plus Xero and Paymark team up for paperless receipts. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Sean Dring and Mark Derricutt. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get t (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 227: Hands on Apple Watch, MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2, Open Source Open Society Conference

, posted: 29-Apr-2015 23:54

Paul acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles, and also spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also - Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 227 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed Yo (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 226 in London – Huawei P8 hands on, Mobilegeddon, Killing off FM radio, Dell XPS 13

, posted: 23-Apr-2015 11:45

This week Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian, ZDNet) to discuss Google's 'Mobilegeddon' search rankings shakeup, Microsoft's first store outside North America arriving in Sydney, Australia trying to catch up on domain names, Dell's new XPS 13, DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and killing off FM radio, fixed broadband in the UK and the Huawei P8. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Jack Schofield (@jackschofield). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - P (read the entire post)...