Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspainTech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enMicrosoft Build – Bots, Inking, Cortana, Windows 10 now installed on 270+ million PCshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8881News and OpinionWed, 30 Mar 2016 03:29:00 PDTThis morning Microsoft Build kicked off in San Francisco and I'm there and will be sharing some of my impressions – both here on my blog, and also via twitter (You can follow my updates @paulspain). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella started the keyn... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 267: Air and underwater drone, Police 3D mugshots, Samsung vs Huawei, Plan B grabs ICONZhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8871News and OpinionTue, 02 Feb 2016 21:03:00 PSTDiscussed this week – Japan Police capturing 3D mugshots, Huawei aces Samsung in China, a drones that flies/floats/dives, Microsoft's underwater datacentre, Plan B buys ICONZ, Samsung ad blocking, Microsofts licensing shuffle, Windows Phone vs... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 263: Laura Butler – Distinguished Engineer at Microsofthttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8867News and OpinionWed, 06 Jan 2016 14:28:00 PSTIn this special episode to kick off 2016, Paul Spain shares his recent chat with Laura Butler - Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. Covering the journey from student to Microsoft Intern in 1989 to present day. Hear stories of sleeping at the desk, ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Tokyo drone netting, Lumia 950 PC/phone, Vic Crone for Mayor, Solar vs North Carolinahttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8862News and OpinionMon, 14 Dec 2015 23:20:00 PSTThis week it's time to discuss Xero MD Victoria Crone's bid for the Auckland Mayoralty, Police intercepting drones in Tokyo, Commerce Commission's copper ruling, Samsung Galaxy S7, odd Solar opinions, Microsoft Lumia 950 phone come PC, Sony's pricey... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Martin Jetpack demo, Skinny low cost 4G data, NZ/Hawaii cable, Vodafone Xone Accelerator,http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8861News and OpinionTue, 08 Dec 2015 18:30:00 PSTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast - Vodafone Xone tech startup accelerator, another fibre cable to link NZ with the US, the Martin Jetpack demo in China, Skinny's low cost 4G home broadband, Uber lighting, Vtech hack, Lumix Post Focus, Hoverboards and Ap... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 259: The Encryption Debate, 4 year Troll search, Aura sold, Facebook and forgetting your Exhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8859News and OpinionMon, 23 Nov 2015 17:03:00 PSTThis episode it's time to discuss the big encryption debate, a 4-year Internet troll search, MyRepublic update, Facebook and forgetting your ex, Aura's $10m Kordia sale, Tesla's disappearing autonomous mode, 30 years of Windows plus Microsoft Window... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 258: iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Book, 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Taxhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8857News and OpinionWed, 18 Nov 2015 17:40:00 PSTThis episodes features our hands on comparison between the Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Surface Book. Also discussed is MyRepublic's $500 1Gbps Business UFB, Netflix Tax, UltraHD Blu-ray, the All Dock, and Uber NZ's 10% pric... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Lightning Lab Manufacturing, Skylake, The Best Smartphone cameras and powerful USB stickshttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8853News and OpinionWed, 21 Oct 2015 00:02:00 PDTThis week we discuss Tesla's new autonomous driving update, the top smartphone cameras ranked, Intel's Skylake 6th Generatation Core processors, Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Z5 Compact, Tom Tom Spark fitness wearable, powerful killer USB sticks and Black... (more in the full post)Time to step up and join Gorilla Technology?http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8849News and OpinionFri, 09 Oct 2015 04:17:00 PDTGorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join our team, who both learns technical things very quickly and has strong people skills. If you're just looking for 'another job' then this probably isn't the... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: Google Nexus 6P hands on, ASB Clever Kash, faster Rural Broadband, Google.com sold for $12http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8848News and OpinionMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:08:00 PDTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast we get some hands on time with Google's upcoming Nexus 6P smartphone (made by Huawei), and discuss ASB Clever Kash, streaming vs network TV, Google and Microsoft's historic agreement, Facebook's free Internet for Africa,... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 251: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Vertu’s $15000 phone, Xtracta, Podcast Day, a drone 1.8km up?http://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8847News and OpinionMon, 28 Sep 2015 15:23:00 PDTThis we go hands on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and discuss Vertu's new $15,000 smartphone, International Podcast Day, Microsoft Office 2016, Kiwi AI startup Xtracta, the Vocus/M2 merger, and we ponder if an Air New Zealand pilot really saw... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 250: Apple’s iPhone malware nightmare, Amazon’s US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Elsehttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8846News and OpinionFri, 25 Sep 2015 16:45:00 PDTApple's worst malware nightmare hits iPhones, iPads and iPods, Amazon's US$50 tablet, Uber vs Everyone Else, the new Microsoft Band, Oyster shutting down, HP's cool little Windows tablet with stylus and keyboard, new Apple iPhones, iOS 9 and watchOS... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Apple TV, Russia vs Google, touch sensing prosthetics, free VRhttp://www.geekzone.co.nz/paulspain/8845News and OpinionTue, 15 Sep 2015 15:22:00 PDTWe report on Apple's San Francisco launch event - including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and Apple TV. Also Russia takes on Google, the Intel inside sports bra, a prosthetic hand senses touch, why a Kickstarter crowdfunder was fined, cerea... (more in the full post)NZ 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 06:06:00 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 01:17:00 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 11:05:00 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 15:40:00 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 15:33:00 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 15:08:00 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 17:40:00 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 12:56:00 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 04:00:00 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 04:24:00 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 07:17:00 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 17:24:00 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)