Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

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)...



NZ Tech Podcast 239: Urban Sherpa, Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Hawaiki funding

, posted: 16-Jul-2015 20:56

We discuss the launch of delivery service Urban Sherpa with its founder. Plus Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Twitter opening in NZ, Hawaiki funding progress, Mega IPO progress and the untimely passing of Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Brian Dewil (Urban Sherpa), Ross McDougall. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 239 directly Subscribe (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 238: CarPlay and Android Auto hands on, Global Mode, Apple Music, Voyager consumer Internet

, posted: 9-Jul-2015 12:00

We try CarPlay and Android Auto, discuss the demise of Global Mode, Apple Music and Beats 1 radio, Voyager's new consumer Internet services, Hacking Team themselves getting hacked and Blackberry's Android, Lumia 940, One Plus 2, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Bill Bennett, Seeby Woodhouse. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 238 directly Subscribe and listen via iTune (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 237: Ford Research and Innovation Center (Silicon Valley), Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian

, posted: 2-Jul-2015 12:24

Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Damian O'Carroll (@oversteernz) visit Ford's Research + Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, meet Ford's CEO and Futurist and learn where transport technology is headed. Also included are chats with Ford guests Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) and car sharing service Getaround's Padden Murphy (@paddenguymurphy). NZ Tech Podcast support by Gorilla Technology (IT Services and Support) and published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Pod (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 236: E3 Highlights, Hands on - LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, UE Roll

, posted: 23-Jun-2015 15:17

This episode we talk about testing commercial drones in NZ, highlights from the world of gaming at E3, Samsung's security nightmare plus our hands on experiences with LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel and Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) and Ross McDougall. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 236 directly Subscrib (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 235: Mobile networks of the future, Budget Android smartens up, Security woes, Rural Broadband

, posted: 18-Jun-2015 01:24

Insights on two impressive budget Android handsets Vodafone Smart Prime ($150) and Sony Xperia E4 ($200), Rural Broadband from Vodafone and Spark, Microsoft Ignite NZ update and Bill Bennett shares thoughts on mobile networks of the future. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 235 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes RSS Feed You can keep cu (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast 234: Apple News, Stumbling Robots, Insights from Unisys’ Chief Engineer, Rural Broadband

, posted: 12-Jun-2015 01:01

Unisys Chief Engineer Jim Thompson is in NZ for CIO Summit and joins NZ Tech Podcast along with Nate Dunn. We discuss DARPA's Robot challenge, Rural Broadband, UFB and Apple WWDC announcements - including WatchOS 2, Payments, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Jim Thompson and Nate Dunn. Published by NZ's Podcast specialists - Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: Download or Listen to Episode 234 directly Subscribe and listen via iTune (read the entire post)...