20th December 2014
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Verizon says it’ll charge Netflix interconnection fees regardless of the FCC’s ruling, Microsoft takes on tech scammers and Blackberry experience another revenue slide.

Topics talked about today:

  • Facebook is dropping in Popularity with Teens Again, Study Shows
  • Verizon says it’ll still charge Netflix interconnection fees no matter what the FCC decides
  • Microsoft takes on tech scammers
  • Blackberry in revenue slide
  • Apple defeats $1bn case over iTunes

 

From MunchTech, have a Happy and Merry Christmas!

13th December 2014
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Is the web truly unequal and unfree? A $240 smartphone that out-designs most flagships and Microsoft speaks up.

Topics talked about today:

  • MPAA Prepares to Bring Pirate Site Blocking to the U.S.
  • Why you can’t get 4K Netflix and Amazon on a PC or Mac (even though they’re capable)
  • Microsoft tells US: The world’s servers are not yours for the taking
  • Net is ‘less free and more unequal’
  • Sharp Aquos Crystal: A $240 smartphone that out-designs most flagships

 

7th December 2014
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The modular phone gets a new piece, Sony Pictures reportedly hacked with all computers rendered unusable and will iPad sales slump whilst Android’s soar?

Topics talked about today:

  • The modular phone picture gets a new piece: PuzzlePhone
  • Sony Pictures Hacked, All Computers Reportedly Unusable
  • Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers
  • Will iPad Sales Slump Twelve Percent whilst Android’s soar?

 

29th November 2014
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Warnings over phone biometrics, watchmakers take aim at smart copies and the secret life of passwords.

Topics talked about today:

  • Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics
  • Younger generation turn to online viewing
  • Watchmakers take aim at smart copies
  • Xiaomi thinks it can top Apple and Samsung as world’s largest smartphone maker within a decade
  • The Secret Life of Passwords

 

Link to Passwords Article

 

24th November 2014
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It’s Christmas time again! Join us for our 5th annual Christmas Gift Guide for 2014 to help you decide what to buy for friends, family and loved ones this holiday season!

Gift’s mentioned on this episode:

Portable Gadgets

Peripherals (Accessories, cases, stands, keyboard, etc)

  • Sennheiser HD 205 – £39.99 (Amazon UK)
  • Sennheiser HD 202 – £26 (Amazon UK)
  • Anker 2nd Gen 13000mAh USB Battery pack – £21.99 (Amazon UK)
  • Schwinn “Cycle Nav” (light and navigation) £36
  • Sleep phones (£35)
  • Lime fuel LP200X; 20000mAh ($34.99)

Home Devices

  • Nest Thermostat – £249 (Nest)
  • Bluetooth equipped Frying Pan “Pantelligent”- $200
  • Samsung UE22H5600 22″ TV – £187.42
  • Philips Spotify Multiroom Speaker £100

Games & Consoles

Gizmos (Eg. Anything else techy)

  • Hubson X4 Drone – £31 (Amazon UK)
  • Withings Activite – £320 (Withings Store)
  • Colgate Omron “Proclinical A1500″ £79.99
  • Pico Genie P100 £250 (LED HD Projector for iPhone etc)
  • iShower (£64)

Stocking Fillers

  • XMI XMini 2 Portable speaker – £15 (Amazon UK)
  • Arduino (Any or starter kit) (Maplin)

Movies/TV shows

Other

  • The Innovators Book (Amazon UK)
  • Brooklyn Beer Making Kit – £39.99 (Firebox)
  • Game of Thrones replica iron throne – £20,000 (Firebox)
  • Personalised superhero action figure – £79.99 (Firebox)
  • Crabble Folding smartphone stand (£5.99)
  • Credit Card lightbulb (£2-5)
  • Touchscreen Gloves (£5-50)
  • Gorilla Torch (£26.89)
  • Vintner Wine Aerator (£20.49)
  • Pick Punch (for people who play guitar/other string instruments) £10-20 (Firebox)

 

Thanks for listening! Have a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

22nd November 2014
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Amazon may enter the hotel booking realm, the curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6, warnings are issued on complex Android viruses and Google tries an ‘ad-free’ net experiment.

Topics talked about today:

  • Amazon Travel Hotel Booking Service Plans Uncovered
  • The curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6
  • Webcam hack enabled by ‘laziness’ says website creator
  • Warnings on ‘complex’ Android virus
  • Google tries ad-free net experiment

 

15th November 2014
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YouTube begins music subscriptions, is the iPhone 6 three years too late and the majority of Americans feel they have lost control of their personal data

Topics talked about today:

  • Google Backs Extension of US Privacy Act to European Citizens
  • Americans feel they have ‘no control’ of data
  • YouTube begins music subscriptions
  • Is the iPhone 6 ‘three years too late’?

 

8th November 2014
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Amazon Echo, Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 & 8 in a bid to push Windows 8.1 and the Apple Watch is going to be slightly late to the party.

Topics talked about today:

  • Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant
  • Taylor Swift Explains Why She Knew Spotify Was Trouble
  • Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 & 8
  • Apple Watch not launching until Spring 2015, says retail chief

 

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

1st November 2014
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Wal-Mart’s answer to Apple Pay has already been hacked, Lenovo completes their Motorola takeover and Microsoft unveils their own fitness band.

  • Wal-Mart’s Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked
  • Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
  • Microsoft unveils fitness band
  • Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
  • Samsung profit lowest in three years

 

25th October 2014
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Twitpic saved by Twitter, Google rethinks the inbox, “Anti-Facebook” investors dig deep in a new Social Networking initiative and does Yosemite have a privacy problem?

  • Twitpic saved by Twitter just hours before planned shut down
  • Google offers new email app, Inbox
  • ‘Anti-Facebook’ investors dig deep
  • Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? It’s complicated

 

20th October 2014
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The FBI wants access to Gmail, iOS, says that encryption hurts law enforcement, Apple’s October/iPad/iMac event, who’s to blame in the Snapchat leaks and will Google or Apple reach $1 Trillion first?

  • Apple’s new iPads and iMacs
  • FBI Wants Access To Gmail, iOS, Says Encryption Hurts Law Enforcement
  • Don’t Listen to Snapchat’s Excuses. Security Is Its Job
  • Google, not Apple, may be world’s first $1 trillion company
  • Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

 

5th October 2014
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Redbox’s Instant video streaming service is to shut down after October 7th, Microsoft unveils Windows 10, the code to exploit a fundamental USB flaw is posted online and eBay and PayPal will part ways in 2015.

Topics talked about today:

  • Redbox Instant video streaming service to shut down after October 7th
  • Code to exploit a fundamental USB flaw is posted online
  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10
  • Celebrities targeted in the iCloud photo hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google
  • eBay and PayPal will part ways in 2015

 

28th September 2014
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The FBI are concerned by phone encryption, a major security vulnerability is dubbed the “Shellshock bug” is discovered, BT claims they have made a “big breakthrough” with broadband speeds and more.

Topics talked about today:

  • FBI are concerned by phone encryption
  • Major security vulnerability dubbed “Shellshock” is discovered
  • BT Claims speeds of up to 1Gbps on existing technology
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus goes under scrutiny after models bend in users’ pockets

 

21st September 2014
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Google to encrypt information on Android by default, is iOS 8 stable on the iPhone 4S, Safety breaches discovered at a major technological supplier and iPhones are the most likely phone to get stolen.

Topics talked about today:

  • Google to encrypt Android information by default
  • Is iOS 8 stable on the iPhone 4S
  • “Safety Breaches” at major technological supplier
  • iPhones “most likely” to get stolen

 

14th September 2014
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The new iPhone and Apple Watch, iCloud security to be tightened, is a better battery life to come and Motorola releases their round smartwatch.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple unveils Watch and new iPhones
  • Motorola releases round smartwatch
  • Microsoft Paid the NFL $400 Million to use the Surface
  • Apple to tighten iCloud Security
  • Is a better battery life to come?