Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain) News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enNZ Tech Podcast: Google Nexus 6P hands on, ASB Clever Kash, faster Rural Broadband, sold for $12 and OpinionMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:08:00 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? and OpinionMon, 28 Sep 2015 16:23:00 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 Else and OpinionFri, 25 Sep 2015 17:45:00 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 VR and OpinionTue, 15 Sep 2015 16:22:00 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 Sculley 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, N4L 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 Tax 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 scam 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 Thi... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 242: Rocket Lab hooks up with NASA, Vector Tesla/Solar giveaway, Windows 10, Parrot Bebop 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 Norton 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 sensors 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 funding 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 Internet 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 Ohanian 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 Roll 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 Broadband 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 Broadband 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 Update 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 Echo 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 competitor 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 Trucking 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 carpet 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 Conference 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 13 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 more 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)