Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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)...



NZ Tech Podcast 193: A visit to Ford Research, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Tesla’s unlimited warranty

, posted: 20-Aug-2014 23:07

This episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. And we visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Development centre to see their latest tech and internal research and testing capabilities. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Damien O'Carroll. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 193 directly (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 192: China cracks down on online rumours, Sony 4K/UHD TV iPhone 6, Renaissance to liquidate

, posted: 13-Aug-2014 23:11

This episode - China's crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo's IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid (@walreid). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 192 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed Yo (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 190: NZ’s Electron rocket, the selfie toaster, Skinny’s HTC Desire 310, Microsoft China raided

, posted: 31-Jul-2014 00:30

Paul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny Mobile, the selfie toaster, a police raid on Microsoft China and further insights with the LG's G3 hero phone. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Sean Dring. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Global Voice Media. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 190 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can (read the entire post)...



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)...