Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

NZ Tech Podcast: Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Skylake, The Best Smartphone cameras and powerful USB sticks

, posted: 22-Oct-2015 08:02

This week we discuss Tesla's new autonomous driving update, the top smartphone cameras ranked, Intel's Skylake 6th Generatation Core processors, Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Z5 Compact, Tom Tom Spark fitness wearable, powerful killer USB sticks and Blackberry Priv Android handset. We also hear all about Lightning Lab Manufacturing from its Wellington based Texan boss Shawn O'Keefe. This NZ Tech Podcast produced with the support of Gorilla Technology, hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Sha (read the entire post)...



Time to step up and join Gorilla Technology?

, posted: 10-Oct-2015 12:17

Gorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join our team, who both learns technical things very quickly and has strong people skills. If you're just looking for 'another job' then this probably isn't the role for you. At Gorilla we work differently from other companies and we're looking for someone who stands out and wants to develop their career. There is much to Gorilla's special sauce (we call it 'The Gorilla Way') that differentiates us. From an (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Google Nexus 6P hands on, ASB Clever Kash, faster Rural Broadband, Google.com sold for $12

, posted: 6-Oct-2015 23:08

This week on NZ Tech Podcast we get some hands on time with Google's upcoming Nexus 6P smartphone (made by Huawei), and discuss ASB Clever Kash, streaming vs network TV, Google and Microsoft's historic agreement, Facebook's free Internet for Africa, New Zealand rural broadband speeds to increase ten fold and Paul's embarrassing admission. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests James Bergin and Mark Derricutt. Published by Podcasts NZ - home of NZ's favourite podcast (read the entire post)...



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)...