157: Bending Under The Weight Of Bad PR

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James is still enjoying his TOTALLY FLAT iPhone.

We talk about “Hey Siri!” which is helping to usher in the future for HomeKit. We then talk about semantic satiation for naming brands. Create a shortcut of @@ to be your email. Apple deals with a PR nightmare from Bendgate and iOS 8.0.1. Apple contemplates getting rid of the Beats brand for streaming music. Cirque Du Soleil uses quadcopters to create an awesome flying lamp performance. Robinhood raised $13 million but has yet to launch. Samsung moves 500 engineers from their mobile phone division to other IoT devisions. Shellshock rocks the security world.

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156: The Good, The Bad and The Incredibly Expensive

expensive watchesMatthew gives his review of the Nokia Lumia: spoiler: he hates it. Then we talk about Microsoft buying Minecraft, DipJars goal of fixing tipping, Apple Watch’s pricing, Google’s Android One, FiftyThree’s new Mix on sharing, Facebook’s attempt at sharing Moments, Healthkit being broken, Space X and Boeing getting ready to send people into space, and selling music.

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155: Adventures in Retail

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The TI-84 Plus is the best selling calculator of all time, Matthew loves Destiny of the PS4, Apple announced two new iPhones, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, Matthew shares his story of buying Nokia’s Lumia 1020, and Deadmau5 drives for Uber in his McLaren for an evening.

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154: Her iCloud

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Samantha would probably use iCloud to store her data.

James talks about the movie Her, Lego is now the largest toy manufacturer, Apple will be coming out with new iPhones and a new iWatch – we give our predictions, iCloud still isn’t secure, Home Depot has credit card issues, Motorola released the Moto X, Moto 260 & Moto Hint, Microsoft is getting desperate with the Xbox One, Sony unveiled some new smart camera lenses, Slingshot isn’t cool anymore, and Tesla is building their battery factory in Nevada.

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153: The Portal to Posting

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This week we come up with 3 amazing ideas. You’ll have to listen to the podcast hear them One comes at the very end.

We talk about the Emmy’s, using Yo, Amazon by Twitch, Google’s new Wing program, battery less iBeacons by Ifinity, Google’s purchase of ZYNC to render video, Instagrams Hyperlapse app, Square Cash 2.0, Intel’s penny sized 3G modem, Nintendo’s “new” 3DS, and using the Oculus rift with roller coasters.

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152: The Dog Days Of The Tech Summer

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Yo turns out to be useful, Google brings Photo Sphere to iOS, Matthew buys a PS4, Shakedown is a dumb app, Noke is a digital pad lock, Thalmic goes for the enterprise, Steve Ballmer is out of Microsoft, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, Twitter starts showing other tweets in your timeline, Windows 9 is coming soon, Apple will help you find your car, Facebook and Pandora are the most popular smartphone apps, SpaceX blows up a rocket, the ice bucket challenges are getting crazy, and Google wants to keep their self-driving data private.

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151: Yo #FurloBros

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Happy birthday Matthew! Congrats on getting just a little bit older!

We kick off this week talking about Spiral’s location-based status updates, how the NSA killed Syria’s internet, Yo, Amazon’s competing Square card swiper, Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha that looks very similar to Apple’s iPhone, females getting into computer science, turning off your read receipts, the FAA killing AirPooler, and Elio Motors cheap and efficient 3-wheel vehicles.

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150: Watching Rumored Conspiracy Theories On Youtube

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Rumors are that there is a secret space program that is at least 50 years ahead of NASA. Totally true.

Matthew shows off his new Philips Hue light, Apple sets the date to announce the iPhone 6, AOL sues an employee of selling them services they didn’t need for want, NASA is going to Mars using the EmDrive or Cannae Drive, Xiaomi is outselling Samsung in China, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft anymore for Android, Variety discovers that Youtube stars have more influence than Hollywood stars, Windows 8 is selling slower than Vista, BlackBerry is no longer cratering, and Foursquare is the new personalized Yelp.

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149: The Grumpy Tenth Man

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This week we talk about a bunch of things!

Cory Arcangel wrote a book about people tweeting about writing a book, Matthew bought a Philips Hue, the Vocca Light Switch is voice activated, Best Buy is seeing falling iPad sales but doing well overall, Samsung won’t be launching Tizen anytime soon, Zillow bought Trulia, the USB may not be safe anymore, HP unveils a pretty watch designed by Michael Bastian, Amazon need a 10th man for the Fire Phone, the NFL will start tracking players in real time with FRID, EA and Xbox team up to bring you older titles while Sony launch PlayStation Now to stream old games, Nintendo continues to lose money, HelloWorld gives you a way to share your location with friends, and the House of Lords in Europe agree than the right to be forgotten rule should be forgotten.

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148: A Lesson in Marketing

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Marketing is a fantastic study if you’re interested in psychology. This week we dive into that with a deep look into some marketing.

Samsung and Apple both released new commercials, Xiaomi releases the Mi Band to track your fitness, Microsoft announces that Windows will be merging into one unified software, Amazon releases the Fire Phone, Facebook enables us to save posts for later, Bose sues Beats, and Hello kickstarts Sense to help track your sleep patterns.

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Why Smartphones Get Bigger
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Samsung Advertises Apple’s Larger Screen iPhone
Apples MacBook Air Commercial Doesn’t Even Show The Screen
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
Microsoft Will Unify It’s Big 3 Operating Systems
Microsoft Is Already Giving Windows 8 The Vista Treatment
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you’re better off waiting for the sequel
Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours
Bose Is Suing Apple Over Beat’s Noise Canceling Tech

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