Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


Listen in on an appointment with Kim Dotcom

, posted: 21-Jan-2013 19:20

This is your seat at the table with Paul Spain (@paulspain) as he joins other TV, print and online journalists in a visit to the Dotcom Mansion. Hear the full media interview with Kim Dotcom to learn more about Mega.co.nz and related sites such Megakey and Mega Movies. Refer to the article on Mashable.com for takeaways from the visit. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 108 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our lat (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Back in NZ to discuss Internet price cuts, Newsflare and CES

, posted: 21-Jan-2013 18:55

This episode Paul Spain (@paulspain) is joined by Nick MacAvoy (@chifeatures) and Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) to discuss Southern Cross Internet price cuts, a UK startup launched by Kiwis called Newsflare and a lot of topics from CES incl Autonomous cars, Pebble watch, Sony Xperia Z and Tactus. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 107 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates via Twitt (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Xzibit, Self Drive cars, Ubuntu Mobile, Slingbox, NZ’s Fusion

, posted: 19-Jan-2013 20:00

For this episode Paul Spain (@paulspain) delivers further interviews from CES 2013 - covering Slingbox (and its new relevance to NZ and other regions outside the US), Toyota self-drive car tech, Ubuntu Mobile, Qi Wireless charging, NZ's Fusion Electronics with owner and Navman founder Peter Maire and finally a word with Xzibit (Rapper, Host of MTV's Pimp my Ride). Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 106 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast at CES: New Lenovo and Sony tech, Hapifork and RaRa

, posted: 12-Jan-2013 00:52

At International CES 2013 Paul Spain (@paulspain) hears about an electronic fork that is designed to help you lose weight (Hapifork) and a new music streaming service (RaRa). We also hear about Lenovo's new Windows 8 products and Sony's waterproof phones, 4K OLED TV and a camera with an inbuilt projector. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 105 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates v (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Startup Debut at CES 2013

, posted: 9-Jan-2013 22:23

To kick of the NZ Tech Podcast for 2013 Paul Spain (@paulspain) reports from International CES (formally known as the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. In this first episode from CES Paul talks with firms promoting themselves at Startup Debut - an event designed to show off new tech related companies to the media. Those featured include Chnl.it, Leonar3Do (and 3D virtual reality sculpting), List Sanity, Simul TV, Focus @ Will, and Zephyr Games. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 10 (read the entire post)...



Boxing Day Sales: NZ's Best Tech, Gadget, Electronics Specials

, posted: 25-Dec-2012 12:45

First up - I trust all my blog readers and NZ Tech Podcast listeners have a great Christmas. As there will not be a new episode of the NZ Tech Podcast until CES 2013 (Las Vegas) in early January it seemed appropriate to share some of the best tech bargains announced in 2012 Boxing Day Sales both online and in retailers across New Zealand. Laptops: - Apple MacBook Pro 13" - Harvey Norman - $1578 (usually $1899) - HP Pavilion 14-B006AU - Harvey Norman - $348 Smartphones: - Samsung Galaxy SIII - Bo (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Green’s $100m Internet cable, Freeview, Trademe sale, Nokia Lumia 820

, posted: 19-Dec-2012 07:45

This week Paul Spain is joined this episode by guests Sam Irvine (GM at Freeview) and Sim Ahmed (Idealog and Stoppress). Topics include Fairfax sale of Trademe, Panasonic LED/Laser projectors, Freeview, Quickflix, Nokia Lumia 820, Trademe on Panasonic TVs, a new ASB mobile app, and a new Internet cable. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 103 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates vi (read the entire post)...



Ford Focus S 2013 with Ford Sync - Tech Review

, posted: 12-Dec-2012 16:51

This special NZ Tech Podcast feature sees Paul Spain hit the streets in the Ford Focus Sport 2013 (New Zealand/Australia/Asia edition) to test out it's technology features - including Ford Sync which has just been released in the region in the Thailand manufactured Focus Focus 2013. Ford Focus S 2013 with Ford Sync - Tech Review Keep up-to-date with tech, gadget, mobile and internet news each week by listening to the NZ Tech Podcast. (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: 2degrees insights, Telecom 4G and Roaming, Google Nexus 4

, posted: 11-Dec-2012 22:11

Guests for Episode 102 of the NZ Tech Podcast were 2degree's handset boss Tim Haywood, and PC World Reviews Editor Harley Ogier. They joined host Paul Spain. Topics incl: Telecom 4G LTE trial and flat rate roaming, Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 820, iPad Mini, Surface RT and Galaxy SIII Android 4.1 updates. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 102 directly Subscribe and listen via iTunes Subscribe and listen via Zune RSS Feed You can keep current with our latest NZ Tech Podcast updates (read the entire post)...



NZ Tech Podcast: Igloo, Quickflix, iMac, Syria’s Internet Blackout

, posted: 7-Dec-2012 21:02

This week we discuss lots of local happenings along with some international news. Topics included the slim new iMac, Quickflix and Freeview news, new Android and Windows Phone handset releases, Igloo TV launch, Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and Internet service blackouts in Syria. You can follow our host and guests via Twitter, Facebook or Google+. This week we featured Paul Spain (@paulspain), Dave Baxter (@hiavalanchecity) and Bill Bennett (@BillBennettNZ). . Get the Podcast here: Listen to (read the entire post)...