Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 11 Pro's superb night photographer, 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)...



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)...



Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?

, posted: 13-Sep-2017 23:47

It's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little differently and I think most fans will be pretty pleased - especially with the upcoming iPhone X which launches on November 3rd (starting at US$999 / NZ$1799 for the 64gb model). The big price tag will no doubt mean some aren't going to jumping on-board (read the entire post)...



Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – hands on and first impressions

, posted: 1-Sep-2017 17:27

Last week whilst in California I had a briefing on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This week I got a chance to spend some real time with it and as part of that we discussed it on NZ Tech Podcast on Tuesday. In this video I share a summary of my initial thoughts. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Paul Spain’s hands on and first impressions Is the Note 8 just the smartphone you’ve been waiting for? What stands out to you? I’d be interested in hearing your opinions on this important r (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter

, posted: 2-Aug-2017 09:00

This week on the podcast we discuss Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery standards changes cause concern. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guest: Matt Archer (CIO, Pushpay). Listen to the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates vi (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable

, posted: 14-Jun-2017 14:29

This week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week's guests: Wal Reid and Peter Hall. Listen to the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitter @NZTechPodcast, the NZ Tech Podcast (read the entire post)...