Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspainTech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enNZ Tech Podcast 214: Windows 10, Hololens, Security wars - Google vs Apple vs Microsoft, Spark vs Vodafonehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8770News and OpinionTue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:00 PSTThis week we discuss security wars between Google, Apple and Microsoft, upcoming changes at Spark & Vodafone including Chris Quin stepping down as CEO of Spark Home, Mobile, Business. We also discuss Cloudflare NZ, Protools free and spent more than ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: A trip to CES in Las Vegas with Paul Spainhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8769News and OpinionWed, 21 Jan 2015 14:00:00 PSTPaul Spain invites you to join him as he talks with a fascinating mix of exhibitors at the world's biggest tech event - CES 2015. Hear about NZ's Performance Labs, a tiny new robot, Mercedes-Benz new concept car, gadgets for kids, sport tech, smart ... (more in the full post)Boxing Day Sales 2014 – Tech Specialshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8761News and OpinionWed, 24 Dec 2014 01:00:00 PSTIt's become a bit of tradition for me to build a list of Boxing Day tech specials each year. Here's some of the best of Boxing Day 2014. Be sure to listen in to the NZ Tech Podcast to catch our opinions on some of tech below and keep up-to-date with ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 211: North Korean Internet KO’d, NZ Broadband speeds ramp up, Tasman Global Access Cablehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8760News and OpinionMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:41:00 PSTWe wrap up the year by looking at a strong increase in NZ broadband speeds, a new undersea cable (Tasman Global Access Cable) from Spark/Vodafone/Telstra, Symantec security predictions for 2015, new tablet keyboards from Logitech, Sky TV's Neon vide... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 210: Kiwicon anklet hack, Linus Torvalds coming to NZ, Callaghan Innovationhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8759News and OpinionWed, 17 Dec 2014 00:03:00 PSTTopics this week include Kiwicon's tracking anklet hack, Skype Translator, Pirate Bay, Trans-Tasman undersea cable, Seagate's 8TB drives, Linux.conf.au coming to Auckland and Linus Torvalds to keynote, UFB complete in Oamaru, Callaghan Innovation. T... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 208: Potential ADSL price increases, Gigatown Dunedin, Office Sway, Orion IPO, Google Breakuphttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8754News and OpinionMon, 01 Dec 2014 23:33:00 PSTIn this episode we discuss the Commerce Commission's ruling on Chorus wholesale copper prices and the impact on telcos and customers, a possible Google breakup, Gigatown Dunedin, Microsoft's Office Sway and beta access for New Zealand users, Orion's... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 207: Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV hit NZ, Internet Balloons, Huawei/Sparkhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8752News and OpinionMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:30:00 PSTThis week - the official arrival of Android 5 Lollipop and PlayStation TV in NZ, along with 'Traveller' Internet Balloon trial, Huawei's deal to refresh Spark's mobile network, Apple iMac 5k, and Southern Cross Cable signs biggest customers through ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 206: Netflix coming to NZ, SnapCash, Nokia’s iPad ripoff, HP Stream 11, HP Envy x2http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8751News and OpinionWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:46:00 PSTThis week we talk about Netflix upcoming NZ launch, the new Android tablet from the old Nokia, SnapChat's SnapCash and PayPal arriving on the Pebble watch, HP's just announced Envy x2, HP Stream 11 (hands on), TransferCar and more feedback on using ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 205: Amazon Echo, Office for free, Dropbox and Microsoft hook up, Android Lollipop, HP Stream 7http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8745News and OpinionWed, 12 Nov 2014 02:57:00 PSTThis week we cover the fascinating Amazon Echo the Amazon Fire TV Stick, the Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 alliance, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Wirelurker, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Gear S, Microsoft Band, HP Stream 7 and Microsoft Office arriving... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 204: Hands on Microsoft Band, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Toshiba’s US$99 Encore Minihttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8741News and OpinionTue, 04 Nov 2014 02:31:00 PSTThis episode we go hands on with the new Microsoft Band fitness wearable, Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Samsung Gear S and Toshiba's US$99 Encore Mini tablet. We also discuss Spark's $60m data centre, the 100GB mobile data plan and what was a shock... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 203: Toyota Hydrogen car, Sky Neon TV, Lumia 830, unlimited cloud storagehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8737News and OpinionTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:51:00 PDTThis episode we go hands on with Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Motorola's Moto G, and discuss Sky's new Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota. This NZ ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: China goes phishing, Apple’s big product refresh, Intergen sold, UFB 200/200http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8735News and OpinionWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:29:00 PDTThis week the NZ Tech Podcast discusses Apple's product refresh across iPad, iMac, iOS and OS X, hear about a massive phishing attack in China, Intergen's sale, Microsoft's Azure data centre launch in Sydney, Spark's Socialiser and the $US179 tablet... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Semble mobile wallet, hands on - Sony Xperia Z3 + Samsung Gear VR, Note 4, Gear Shttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8731News and OpinionMon, 13 Oct 2014 16:40:00 PDTOn this episode we're hands on with Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones along with Samsung's impressive Gear VR, Note 4 and Gear S. We also cover the Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe's new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans, MyRepublic's NZ a... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launchinghttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8730News and OpinionWed, 08 Oct 2014 16:22:00 PDTThis week - a focus on Windows 10 and new low cost Windows tablets, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singapore internet provider MyRepublic gears up for NZ launch, Hewlett-Packard decides it's time to break up, Marriott Hotels fined for Wi-Fi block... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP’s low cost Windows deviceshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8727News and OpinionMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:14:00 PDTThis week we are hands on with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Paul attends Digital Nationz tech museum and tries out Rex Bionics and the Segway. We also try the Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, get an update on Quickflix, hear about new low cost W... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 saleshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8724News and OpinionTue, 23 Sep 2014 03:35:00 PDTOn the NZ Tech Podcast this week the arrival of BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 197: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, TechEd, Logitech Video Conferencing, ThinkPad Tablet 10, .NZ domainshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8722News and OpinionTue, 16 Sep 2014 16:24:00 PDTThis week we discuss Microsoft TechEd, the Minecraft acquisition, Logitech's new CC3000e Video Conferencing system, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 and big change coming for .NZ domains. We also share thoughts on Apple iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch.... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 196: Digital Nationz, Destiny, IFA Berlin, GM’s hands free drivinghttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8716News and OpinionMon, 08 Sep 2014 16:49:00 PDTThis episode of the NZ Tech Podcast discusses Digital Nationz, Chorus broadband pricing, gaming sensation Destiny, IFA Berlin announcements from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Asus and others. Along with the new Blu-Ray, 2degrees 4G ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 195: Network for Learning, Uber Wellington, ThinkPad Tablet 10, Video Ezy online streaminghttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8713News and OpinionMon, 01 Sep 2014 16:30:00 PDTWe discuss Network for Learning, Uber's arrival in Wellington, the Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet, Video Ezy's jump into Video on Demand, the rise of the server and we look forward to IFA Berlin (for Samsung Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3) and Apple's upcoming l... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Orcon Global Mode, Navdy in-car heads up display, Sky’s big profit, Surface Pro 3 and Lightbox arrivehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8707News and OpinionMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:46:00 PDTThis week Paul Spain and Nate Dunn discuss Navdy in-car heads up display, TechEd New Zealand, Orcon's new 'global mode', Sky TV's $165m profit, USB 3.1 and its new reversible cable, China's new operating system, the arrival of Microsoft's Surface Pr... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 193: A visit to Ford Research, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Tesla’s unlimited warrantyhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8705News and OpinionTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:07:00 PDTThis episode we focus on the Moto 360, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, HTC One W8, Tesla's 8-year unlimited KM warranty and why we'll soon need lots of 3D printed organs. And we visit Ford's Asia Pacific Research and Development centre to see their latest tec... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 192: China cracks down on online rumours, Sony 4K/UHD TV iPhone 6, Renaissance to liquidatehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8703News and OpinionTue, 12 Aug 2014 16:11:00 PDTThis episode - China's crackdown on online rumours, the predicted iPhone launch in September, Sony UHD/4K TVs, Lenovo's IBM acquisition, video streaming options for NZ, Microsoft Cortana and Windows 9, Nokia Lumia 930, Telecom becomes Spark and more... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 190: NZ’s Electron rocket, the selfie toaster, Skinny’s HTC Desire 310, Microsoft China raidedhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8702News and OpinionTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:30:00 PDTPaul visits Rocket Lab and discusses the Electron rocket with founder Peter Beck. Also discussed the low cost HTC Desire 310 launched by Skinny Mobile, the selfie toaster, a police raid on Microsoft China and further insights with the LG's G3 hero p... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 189: LG G3 hands on, Vector fibre network grows, China’s $15 wearable, 60-million iPhone 6 handsets in production?http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8699News and OpinionSun, 27 Jul 2014 09:46:00 PDTKey topics this week include our hands on experience with LG's upcoming G3 handset along with discussion about Vector's fibre network expansion, China's $15 waterproof fitness monitor and sleep monitor and Samsung Galaxy Tab S and its 4G LTE variant... (more in the full post)NZ 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)