Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspainTech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enNZ Tech Podcast 246: NASA’s mission to Hawaii, the lonely Billionaire, Facebook M, Chrome vs Flash, John Sculleyhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8842News and OpinionMon, 31 Aug 2015 07:06:00 PDTThis 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 f... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 245: Ad Blocking, Mako Networks Receivership, Dutch Autonomous Buses, N4Lhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8841News and OpinionWed, 26 Aug 2015 02:17:00 PDTOn 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... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 244: Hands on Samsung Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+, Morepork, TomTom Bandit, TPP, Netflix Taxhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8838News and OpinionSat, 22 Aug 2015 12:05:00 PDTThis 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 P... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 243: Facebook for dead people, Google = Alphabet, NZ Drone rules, Paul’s DNA test, a $70m email scamhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8837News and OpinionTue, 11 Aug 2015 16:40:00 PDTWe 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. Thi... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 242: Rocket Lab hooks up with NASA, Vector Tesla/Solar giveaway, Windows 10, Parrot Bebophttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8836News and OpinionWed, 05 Aug 2015 16:33:00 PDTWe 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 Flabbergasting... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 241: Car Hacking, Drone Law, Freeview Plus vs Yahoo TV, Xero’s Angus Nortonhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8833News and OpinionTue, 28 Jul 2015 16:08:00 PDTThis 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. Thi... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 240: Apple Watching NZ launch, Intel and IBM vs Moore’s Law, NZTA’s ‘BlipTrack’ Big Brother sensorshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8832News and OpinionTue, 21 Jul 2015 18:40:00 PDTThis 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 Pau... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 239: Urban Sherpa, Xperia M4 Aqua, Google Deep Dream, Spotify vs Apple, Hawaiki fundinghttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8831News and OpinionWed, 15 Jul 2015 13:56:00 PDTWe 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 ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 238: CarPlay and Android Auto hands on, Global Mode, Apple Music, Voyager consumer Internethttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8827News and OpinionWed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 PDTWe 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.... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 237: Ford Research and Innovation Center (Silicon Valley), Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanianhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8828News and OpinionWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:24:00 PDTPaul 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-... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 236: E3 Highlights, Hands on - LG G4, Gear VR, Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, UE Rollhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8825News and OpinionMon, 22 Jun 2015 08:17:00 PDTThis 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. ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 235: Mobile networks of the future, Budget Android smartens up, Security woes, Rural Broadbandhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8823News and OpinionTue, 16 Jun 2015 18:24:00 PDTInsights 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 ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 234: Apple News, Stumbling Robots, Insights from Unisys’ Chief Engineer, Rural Broadbandhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8822News and OpinionWed, 10 Jun 2015 18:01:00 PDTUnisys 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 Capit... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 233: Microsoft Build Tour and Devices Updatehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8821News and OpinionTue, 09 Jun 2015 17:49:00 PDTIn this special edition of NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain chats firstly about the Build Tour as it hits New Zealand - featuring Giorgio Sardo (Seattle, USA) and Nigel Parker (Auckland). Next he talks about Microsoft devices with Steve Lewis (Australia)... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 232: Inside Dot Kiwi, Google IO, Cortana for iOS and Android, hands on Amazon Echohttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8818News and OpinionTue, 02 Jun 2015 11:45:00 PDTThe news of the week and insights into the Dot Kiwi domain. Topics include Google IO news including unlimited free photo storage and Levi's wearable tech, Ford car sharing hits London, Windows 10 launch announced, and we talk with 'Alexa' (Amazon Ec... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 231: Car Tech, inside local social network Neighbourly, a $3/month Netflix competitorhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8814News and OpinionTue, 26 May 2015 02:34:00 PDTWe talk with Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden about this growing local social network, along with discussion about new tech from Toyota and Audi, a streaming video service that wants to compete with piracy, and some fascinating Google and Microsoft... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 229: The $9 computer, Nanogirl and force touch nanotech, Autonomous Truckinghttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8811News and OpinionMon, 11 May 2015 16:04:00 PDTWe discuss an autonomous truck becoming approved on US roads, Apple's force touch technology, a $9 computer Netflix data impact, tax changes for online services, new smartphones from Microsoft, a very robust Samsung tablet and finally a stylish wear... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 228: Microsoft’s Build, Tesla coming home, the end of the Internet, LED carpethttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8810News and OpinionTue, 05 May 2015 02:35:00 PDTIn this episode we discuss the smartphone that morphs into a PC, Spark's latest UFB moves including landlines over UFB without an Internet connection, Microsoft's news from Build, Tesla puts power in your home with Powerwall, the end of the Internet... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 227: Hands on Apple Watch, MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2, Open Source Open Society Conferencehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8807News and OpinionTue, 28 Apr 2015 16:54:00 PDTPaul acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles, and also spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also - Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase. This NZ Tech... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 226 in London – Huawei P8 hands on, Mobilegeddon, Killing off FM radio, Dell XPS 13http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8805News and OpinionWed, 22 Apr 2015 04:45:00 PDTThis week Paul Spain joins Jack Schofield (The Guardian, ZDNet) to discuss Google's 'Mobilegeddon' search rankings shakeup, Microsoft's first store outside North America arriving in Sydney, Australia trying to catch up on domain names, Dell's new XP... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 225 in London: Apple Watch, Game of Thrones, Huawei P8 and morehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8804News and OpinionTue, 14 Apr 2015 23:27:00 PDTFrom London this week Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, upcoming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus/Slingshot sale to Australia's M2 and some interesting UK topics. This NZ Tech Po... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 223: Surface 3 hands on, Huge .NZ Domain Drama, Semble Mobile Wallet Launchhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8803News and OpinionThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:10:00 PDTHighlights this week - Microsoft Surface 3, Semble mobile wallet launch and an NZ domain name drama with global ramifications. Also discussed were Windows 10, Project Spartan, Tesla's mystery, MYOB's share market listing and Datacom's A$242 Australi... (more in the full post)Microsoft launching Surface 3 with Atom x7 processorhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8800News and OpinionMon, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:00 PDTThis week I had a chance to get a little hands on time with a pre-release unit of the new Microsoft Surface 3 - a 2-in-1 device with 10.8" screen. Is it a tablet or a laptop? Frazer Scott (Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft NZ) says "like... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 222: 2degrees buys Snap, Netflix hits NZ, Self Driving Cars due mid-year, Magic Leaphttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8799News and OpinionThu, 26 Mar 2015 05:16:00 PDTThis week we talk about 2degrees Mobile's acquisition of Snap Internet, Netflix arrival in New Zealand, Tesla's indications of Self Driving Cars arriving in the US mid-year, Magic Leap's AR demo , Fitbit's cycle track upgrade and Intel refreshed NUC... (more in the full post)2degrees Mobile acquires Internet Provider Snaphttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8798BusinessSun, 22 Mar 2015 02:00:00 PDT2degrees have just confirmed the acquisition of Snap Internet. This has been rumoured for a long time and today has confirmed it. Full details shared by 2degrees: 2degrees has purchased Internet service provider Snap and will launch fixed-mobile ser... (more in the full post)