Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

NZ Tech Podcast 251: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Vertu’s $15000 phone, Xtracta, Podcast Day, a drone 1.8km up?

, posted: 29-Sep-2015 23:23

This we go hands on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and discuss Vertu's new $15,000 smartphone, International Podcast Day, Microsoft Office 2016, Kiwi AI startup Xtracta, the Vocus/M2 merger, and we ponder if an Air New Zealand pilot really saw a drone 1.8km up. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brett Roberts and Jonathan Spence (Xtracta). Published by Podcasts NZ - home of New Zealand's best podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 2 (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 250: Apple’s iPhone malware nightmare, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else

, posted: 27-Sep-2015 00:45

Apple's worst malware nightmare hits iPhones, iPads and iPods, Amazon's US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else, the new Microsoft Band, Oyster shutting down, HP's cool little Windows tablet with stylus and keyboard, new Apple iPhones, iOS 9 and watchOS 2. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Tim Hayward (2degrees), Alastair Cooke. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 250 directly Subscribe (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Apple TV, Russia vs Google, touch sensing prosthetics, free VR

, posted: 16-Sep-2015 23:22

We report on Apple's San Francisco launch event - including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Apple TV. Also Russia takes on Google, the Intel inside sports bra, a prosthetic hand senses touch, why a Kickstarter crowdfunder was fined, cereal Virtual Reality from Kellogg's and the Vodafone/Nokia Siemens emergency mobile network. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Emma Brannam, Bill Bennett. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get t (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 246: NASA’s mission to Hawaii, the lonely Billionaire, Facebook M, Chrome vs Flash, John Sculley

, posted: 1-Sep-2015 14:06

This week - NASA's mission to. Hawaii, Markus Persson's billions of dollars fail to buy happiness, NZ's Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative moves forward, Fishpond finded $50k, Facebook M and a billion users, Chrome vs Flash, LG Rolly, cool smartphone from former Apple CEO John Sculley's company. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Ben Bodley. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 246 directly (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 245: Ad Blocking, Mako Networks Receivership, Dutch Autonomous Buses, N4L

, posted: 27-Aug-2015 09:17

On this episode we talk about iOS 9 and Ad blocking, Mako Networks receivership, flexible e-ink touch screens, EzyFlix closing, Network for Learning, Samsung NZ Springboard, Windows 95 anniversary, a TPP tech update and an autonomous bus service in the Netherlands. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Paddy Buckley. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get NZ Tech Podcast episode 245 here: Download or Listen to Episode 245 directly Subscri (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 244: Hands on Samsung Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+, Morepork, TomTom Bandit, TPP, Netflix Tax

, posted: 23-Aug-2015 19:05

This week we discuss experiences with the Samsung Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+, Spark's Morepork smarthome security, TomTom Bandit (GoPro competitor), TPP Agreement, the so called Netflix tax and CodeBlue's acquisition by Australia's CSG. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 244 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 243: Facebook for dead people, Google = Alphabet, NZ Drone rules, Paul’s DNA test, a $70m email scam

, posted: 12-Aug-2015 23:40

We talk about Google's reorganisation and rebrand to Alphabet, how you can legally fly your drone in an NZ park, Ubiquiti's sad SU$70m scam story, Intel Skylake, Android happenings, JFK's new passenger tracking, and a DNA test with Ancestry.com. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Tim Batt, Rob O'Neill. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 243 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RS (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 242: Rocket Lab hooks up with NASA, Vector Tesla/Solar giveaway, Windows 10, Parrot Bebop

, posted: 6-Aug-2015 23:33

We discuss RocketLab's NASA partnership, Vector's Tesla/Solar giveaway, Amazon's drive up supermarket, Windows 10's arrival, crowd sensing tech, Microsoft and a missing laptop, Parrot Bebop drone and a report that suggests 'Android is Flabbergastingly insecure'. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Keith Patton, Nate Dunn. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcasts. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 242 directly Subscribe and li (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 241: Car Hacking, Drone Law, Freeview Plus vs Yahoo TV, Xero’s Angus Norton

, posted: 29-Jul-2015 23:08

This week we jump into Yahoo TV, Freeview Plus, Car Hacking issues for Chrysler/Jeep, new tech at MacDonald's, Angus Norton's journey from Microsoft to Xero, Drone Law changes, Android fragmentation and its impact on security, Windows 10 cometh. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Angus Norton (Xero - Chief Product Officer), Sean Dring. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 241 directly Subscrib (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 240: Apple Watching NZ launch, Intel and IBM vs Moore’s Law, NZTA’s ‘BlipTrack’ Big Brother sensors

, posted: 23-Jul-2015 01:40

This week we discuss NZTA's 'BlipTrack' Big Brother sensors, hacking of adultery website Ashley Madison, Apple Watch NZ launch, Intel's sad news about 10nm chips and Windows 10 gets finalised and ready for release. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Wal Reid (NZ Entertainment Podcast). Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 240 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep curr (read the entire post)...