Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


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)...



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)...