Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspainTech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enNZ Tech Podcast 188: TV spectrum goes 4G, Wheedle death, Gather, Wireless charging, LG G Watchhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8696News and OpinionThu, 17 Jul 2014 04:45:00 PDTThis week we discuss the sale of Sir Peter Maire's Fusion Electronics to Garmin, the death of Trademe competitor Wheedle, Auckland's Gather event, wireless charging, Vodafone and Telecom's battle for 4G supremacy and more on the LG G Watch. This NZ ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Roaming, Taking off with tech, Hands on with Android Wear device LG G Watchhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8694News and OpinionSat, 12 Jul 2014 05:27:00 PDTWe discuss Google's wearable Android Wear including a hands on look at the upcoming LG G Watch (which happens to arrive part way through the episode). Also on the agenda - 2degrees new Australian roaming, another investment for Telecom, Unisys' new ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Google IO, 2degrees 4G LTE launch, Govts $65m towards the Hawaiki undersea cablehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8691News and OpinionMon, 30 Jun 2014 23:00:00 PDTOn this week's NZ Tech Podcast we discuss 2degrees 4G LTE launch and their customers desire for fixed internet, the highlights of Google's IO Conference, the Govt's $65 towards Hawaiki, Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive, CallPlus unlimited business... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: 2degress LTE trial, Sony Xperia M2, Telecom’s Lightbox video streaming, Sky TV’s new subscription video servicehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8687News and OpinionMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:49:00 PDTWe discuss the Sky TV's new online subscription video service, Subscription 'World's best mobile internet provider', 2degrees recent $35m loss and their new 4G LTE network, Sony Xperia M2 hands on, Nokia Lumia 630, Telecom Lightbox video streaming a... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Galaxy S tablet, 4K hands on, Telecom vs Vodafone roaming, Lenovo X1 Carbonhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8685News and OpinionWed, 18 Jun 2014 18:00:00 PDTFeatured in this episode - Samsung's Galaxy S tablet (hands on), Vodafone vs Telecom roaming, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (hands on), Samsung 65" 4K Curved TV (hands on), Ultrafast Fibre's $65 Gigabit fibre connection, E3 and PlayStation TV, Eye-Fi, S... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 183: Computex Special - plus Apple WWDC and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands onhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8681News and OpinionMon, 09 Jun 2014 16:33:00 PDTPaul Spain reports back from Asia's largest tech event - Computex Taipei. Featuring the latest news from Intel, Asus, Ford and NZ's own Power by Proxi. Added to that is a first hands on experience of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and an update on Appl... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 182: LG G3, Vodafone $5 roaming, Chromecast cometh, Quickflix vs Netflixhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8678News and OpinionTue, 27 May 2014 16:15:00 PDTWe discuss the new LG G3 smartphone, Apple's smart home future, Telecom and Vodafone's 4G LTE efforts, NIWA attack, Netflix pending arrival in NZ, a Quickflix update, Tom Tom's new Multi-Sport Cardio and Runner Cardio GPS watches launch in NZ + more... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 181: Surface Pro 3, Scott Yara (Pivotal), Samsung Crystal Blue, Dimension Data NZ cloudhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8676News and OpinionWed, 21 May 2014 14:22:00 PDTThis episode features Scott Yara of California based Pivotal and Nathan Mercer of Microsoft NZ as we discuss topics including Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Big Data. Also hear about Samsung's Crystal Blue, Telstra's $100m Wi-Fi plans and Dimension Dat... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 180: Telecom Aircade. Dominos NZ domain drama, Telecom M2M dev kit, ThinkPad 10http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8675News and OpinionTue, 13 May 2014 16:05:00 PDTThis week - iPhone big screen report, Lenovo's new ThinkPad 10 tablet, Telecom's Aircade cloud gaming, Sony Xperia Z2 lands in NZ, Twitter mute, Domino's NZ domain name drama, Intel Haswell refresh, Telecom M2M dev kit, Intel NUC boot-up time and mo... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 179: Hotel Internet, NZ’s Rex Bionics $20M, Apple vs Samsung, Intel NUC, Uber has landedhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8673News and OpinionWed, 07 May 2014 15:02:00 PDTOn the agenda - Hotel internet nightmares, Vodafone joins the unlimited Internet party, Uber has officially launched in Auckland, Rex Bionics attracts funds via UK listing, Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin visits NZ, Intel i5 + Atom NUC, Galaxy S5 in busi... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 178: Telecom unlimited internet, Uber vs Zoomy, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako’s latest dealhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8672News and OpinionFri, 02 May 2014 03:30:00 PDTWe discuss LG's new TVs, Hulu's blocking of proxy users, Telecom's unlimited broadband, new Microsoft Surface tablet/s due in May, Nokia' acquisition by Microsoft is complete, Galaxy K Zoom, Mako's Telstra deal and Uber vs Zoomy. This episode produ... (more in the full post)Ready to start an IT Support career? Or prove your seniority?http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8667Using TechnologySun, 20 Apr 2014 13:08:00 PDTThis year I'm expanding my team at Gorilla Technology and right now am looking to fill two roles in Auckland city: Senior Systems Engineer / Senior IT Support Engineer Entry Level IT Support I'm particularly looking for people who both learn techni... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 177:Heartbleed, HTC One M8, Amazon Fire TV, ASB PayTag, Samsung’s latesthttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8665News and OpinionThu, 17 Apr 2014 01:37:00 PDTThis week we discuss hands on experiences with Amazon Fire TV, HTC One M8 and more time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Gear wearables. Also on the agenda - the notorious Heartbleed bug, ASB's upcoming PayTag NFC payment system, new TVs and Windows Pho... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 174: Uber, Telecom Digital Ventures, 2degrees 4G, Kim Dotcom overloadhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8659News and OpinionMon, 24 Mar 2014 16:50:00 PDTRumours of a new Apple 12" MacBook, Office for iPad and an HP 3D printer, along with Uber's NZ arrival (here's the $20 free credit invite link discussed on the podcast) and HTC One M8. Also Kim Dotcom, Mega's NZX listing, the Internet Party, and an ... (more in the full post)Uber kicks off in Auckland and you can try it freehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8658News and OpinionSat, 22 Mar 2014 03:24:00 PDTSan Francisco's cool next-generation taxi service Uber has started trialling its service in Auckland in the last few days (they call this stage of their activities 'Uber Secret'). Uber was introduced to me in San Francisco by Steve Simms last year. A... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 173: A few days with Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmothttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8657News and OpinionMon, 17 Mar 2014 16:58:00 PDTWe discuss the slashing of Google Drive cloud storage prices, Telecom's smart home trial, hands on time with Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2 (for video coverage look here), and a chat with Brian Eardley-Wilmot including stories of meeting S... (more in the full post)NZ Business Podcast: BNZ Startup Alley at Webstockhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8655News and OpinionWed, 12 Mar 2014 04:38:00 PDTWe hear the fresh ideas from some of New Zealand's most creative new tech start-ups as Paul Spain talks with finalists of the BNZ Startup Alley contest - an annual event run in conjunction with Webstock in Wellington. Finalists we talked with: Board... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Yoobee sold for $1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, Spritzing, Miracle Machinehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8654News and OpinionMon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 PDTThis week - a future with Google maps that shows video rather than static photos, the computerised tech that makes wine in 3-days (Miracle Machine), Milk Music, Chorus and CFH's updated agreement, Spritzing lets you read at 500+ words per minute, an... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: End of XP, Apple CarPlay, Huawei Talkband, Bitcoin, Mobile app revenuehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8647News and OpinionMon, 03 Mar 2014 10:29:00 PSTThis week we discuss Apple's CarPlay, Fake Google Maps listings and FBI recordings, Mt Gox and Bitcoin, Mobile app revenue stats, OneDrive for Business available standalone, Huawei Talkband, Snakk Media sales rise 58%, Windows XP's 300,000 NZ users.... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Dai Henwood’s inner geekhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8643News and OpinionMon, 17 Feb 2014 16:57:00 PSTThis episode host Paul Spain catches up with Dai Henwood to discuss the latest local and international tech topics. Along the way Dai reveals which low cost tech he'd pay $10,000 to have in his home tomorrow. This episode produced and hosted by Paul... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Peeble Steel, 4K video cams, Sony quits PCs, Microsoft’s new CEO and Bill Gateshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8642News and OpinionMon, 10 Feb 2014 16:33:00 PSTOn the agenda for the NZ Tech Podcast this week - the Peeble Steel, tiny motors to fit in a human cell, 4k video cameras from Blackmagic and Panasonic (GH4), LogMeIn free alternatives, Microsoft makes Satya Nadella CEO and brings Bill Gates back, So... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 167: Mac Pro, Free student iPads, 30-years of Mac, Dell Venue Pro 8, IBM sells servershttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8640News and OpinionMon, 03 Feb 2014 15:57:00 PSTWe discuss free iPads for students, IBM's server sale to Lenovo, we go hands on with the impressive new Mac Pro, test drive the Dell Venue Pro 8, and look back in time at the first Macs. We also ask Vodafone to be fairer when we hit our home Interne... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Panansonic 7” Toughbook, Lenovo Yoga and a focus on Vodafone NZ - from TV to 5G mobilehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8636News and OpinionMon, 27 Jan 2014 15:36:00 PSTThis week we discuss geeky kids books Nerdy Numbers and Sci-Fi Shapes, an update for Windows 8.1, Panasonic's new 7" Toughpad, and Lenovo's Yoga. Then we hear some interesting things about mobile and fixed networks from Vodafone's Tony Baird. And To... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 165: The Internet Party, Parachute tag, Electric Vehicles, 8" Windows Tablets in actionhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8633News and OpinionTue, 21 Jan 2014 06:51:00 PSTWe discuss RFID payment systems used at music events such as Rhythm & Vines and Parachute, NZ internet prices compared globally, Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, Electric Vehicles update and we go hands on with 8" Windows Tablets from Toshiba and Lenovo... (more in the full post)Boxing Day Sales 2013: NZ's Best Tech, Gadget, Electronics Specialshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8617News and OpinionTue, 24 Dec 2013 03:48:00 PSTFirst up - I trust all NZ Tech Podcast listeners have a great Christmas. As there will not be a new episode of the NZ Tech Podcast until CES 2014 (Las Vegas) in early January it seemed appropriate to share some of the best tech bargains announced in ... (more in the full post)