Tech Jungle: Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain) News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)enCora VTOL: Autonomous Electric Sky Taxi from Zephyr Airworks/Kitty Hawk (Disruption Playbook) and OpinionWed, 04 Apr 2018 13:02:00 PDTFrom my new series Disruption Playbook comes an interview with the CEO of Zephyr Airworks, Fred Reid. Zephyr Airworks (and parent company Kitty Hawk) are being funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and have been secretly hard at work on Cora &#8211;... (more in the full post)Ready to be an IT Support Engineer at Gorilla?, 27 Mar 2018 08:15:00 PDTGorilla Technology is looking for an IT Support Engineer who is keen and enthusiastic to join the team. If you both learn technical things very quickly and have strong people skills this could be the role for you. There is much to Gorilla's special s... (more in the full post)Home Tech Review: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Purifier, 19 Dec 2017 23:04:00 PSTAt home, my family purchased our first Dyson product (a vacuum cleaner) in 2016 and had no complaints &#8211; so when Dyson offered to send another product in my direction my wife, Selina, suggested we should try it. So we set about trying it - with ... (more in the full post)Will Huawei become #1 in Smartphones? - NZ Tech Podcast 365 and OpinionMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:19:00 PSTDirect from Shenzhen, China &#8211; journalists Tristram Clayton (NZ Herald) and Scott Bartley (NBR contributor) joined host Paul Spain to discuss the past, present and future of China's most well known tech company - Huawei. Topics include a disuccs... (more in the full post)Cloud Computing:The Pros and Cons - is it right for your business?, 15 Oct 2017 03:16:00 PDTYou may recall the nursery rhyme - 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. Well some people don't just dislike rain - they also dislike cloud computing too. Does it make sense or are these people actually causing harm to their organisations? I'll give you the rundown... (more in the full post)Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better? TechnologyThu, 05 Oct 2017 07:39:00 PDTLinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are ... (more in the full post)Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products? and OpinionTue, 12 Sep 2017 14:47:00 PDTIt's fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn't ground breaking on its own - a watch with an embedded cellular connection - a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little dif... (more in the full post)SKY TV and other Pay TV networks are losing their way. What can we learn about staying on the right side of digital disruption?, 10 Sep 2017 14:30:00 PDTSky TV New Zealand aren't doing so well, but it's not just in New Zealand that Satellite/Cable TV providers are being impacted by disruptive forces. What can we learn from the way that traditional TV providers are being disrupted in our own fields of... (more in the full post)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 &ndash; hands on and first impressions and OpinionThu, 31 Aug 2017 08:27:00 PDTLast week whilst in California I had a briefing on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This week I got a chance to spend some real time with it and as part of that we discussed it on NZ Tech Podcast on Tuesday. In this video I share a summary of my initia... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 349: Frame TV, Zoho signs Warehouse Group, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and OpinionTue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDTThis week on the podcast we discuss Tesla Model 3, Apple/China vs VPN, free antivirus software available in New Zealand, Samsung Frame TV, goodbye iPod, Kiwis relaxed about open Wi-Fi usage, Logitech Spotlight Presenter and proposed NZ/AU battery sta... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 340: E3 Highlights incl Xbox One X, UFB 1 rollout 75% complete, Magpie GPS tracker, Elanation kids wearable and OpinionTue, 13 Jun 2017 05:29:00 PDTThis week we discuss from E3 in Los Angeles, NZs Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout progress, highlights Magpie GPS tracker, ETurbo kids smartwatch from Elanation, Kin2Kin startup shares monetisation plans, Fuji Xero NZ financial dramas. Hosted by Paul Sp... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro grows up, SpaceX recycles and OpinionThu, 08 Jun 2017 04:42:00 PDTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast we discuss Intel Compute Card, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, D... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 338: Glenn Gore - Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpinionThu, 08 Jun 2017 04:37:00 PDTPaul Spain joined Glenn Gore following his keynote at Amazon's AWS Summit in Auckland. Glenn is an Australian based in London,and he shares his own story and discusses what he's learnt working with AWS client organisations around the world. Get the ... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 321: $3000+ Free Gadgets, One Million Podcast Downloads, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, Banks vs Apple and OpinionWed, 15 Feb 2017 06:37:00 PSTOn NZ Tech Podcast's 6th anniversary we celebrate over a million downloads of the podcast. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech's 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Ma... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 314: Meet Quickflix new Hollywood owner, a temptation to share Ransomware, update and OpinionWed, 14 Dec 2016 07:40:00 PSTThis week on NZ Tech Podcast, Hollywood's Erik Pence discusses Quickflix v2 and Jeremy O'Hanlon shares an update on Also featured - new Ransomware which rewards you for sharing it, Netflix Virtual Reality on Google Daydream, Sky TV/Du... (more in the full post)NZ Tech Podcast 313: Amazon Go, John Key&#226;&#8364;&#8482;s legacy, Goodnest, Media Design School, Network 4 Learning, Uber Eats NZ and OpinionFri, 09 Dec 2016 01:37:00 PST<p /> <p /> This week on NZ Tech Podcast we discussed Amazon Go - the new bricks & mortar supermarket with checkouts. In studio guest James MacAvoy shared about NZ startup Goodnest and how it provides discount access to cleaners, electricians and ot... (more in the full post)Microsoft Build &ndash; Bots, Inking, Cortana, Windows 10 now installed on 270+ million PCs and OpinionWed, 30 Mar 2016 02:29:00 PDTThis morning Microsoft Build kicked off in San Francisco and I'm there and will be sharing some of my impressions &#8211; 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 ICONZ and OpinionTue, 02 Feb 2016 20:03:00 PSTDiscussed this week &#8211; 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 &ndash; Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft and OpinionWed, 06 Jan 2016 13:28:00 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 Carolina and OpinionMon, 14 Dec 2015 22:20:00 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, and OpinionTue, 08 Dec 2015 17:30:00 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 Ex and OpinionMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:03:00 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 Tax and OpinionWed, 18 Nov 2015 16:40:00 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 sticks and OpinionTue, 20 Oct 2015 23:02:00 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? and OpinionFri, 09 Oct 2015 03:17:00 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)