18th April 2015
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Is Google a fading force, Samsung may just win the race to build your next smartphone chip and the NSA thinks it can keep spying without compromising your security.

Topics talked about today:

  • Is Google a fading force?
  • Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win
  • Amazon seeks to shut down paid review sites
  • IBM and Apple want to share how you are with others
  • NSA thinks it can keep spying without compromising your security

 

12th April 2015
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Microsoft give a heads up of possible laws which may force them to hand over data from foreign servers, Apple Watch “orders are great” and could Yahoo’s loss of a top executive mean anything?

Topics talked about today:

  • Microsoft: Feds are ‘rewriting’ the law to obtain emails overseas
  • Tim Cook says Apple Watch “orders are great”
  • A top Yahoo executive leaves as company still tries to find its way
  • Early Benchmarks Put Retina MacBook CPU Performance in Range of 2011 MacBook Air

 

5th April 2015
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Netflix may go global, Microsoft debut their new offering and the FBI really don’t like encryption, but is banning it really the answer?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Watch Edition Perks
  • Netflix want to go global with everything
  • Microsoft unveils iPad priced $499 Surface
  • The FBI used to recommend encryption, now they hate it

 

28th March 2015
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HTC loose another design chief, the European Commission give some advice and Intel and Micron announce 3D NAND production.

Topics talked about today:

  • Intel and Micron Announce 3D NAND Production, Open Gates to 10TB SSDS
  • HTC Design Chief Jonah Becker Exits, Second to Leave in a Year
  • Leave Facebook if you don’t want to be spied on, warns EU
  • Meerkat v Periscope: Who will win the live-streaming video battle?

 

21st March 2015
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Lenovo to launch a Windows phone, Tim Cook identifies Microsoft’s big problem and why Windows 10 might just be a success.

Topics talked about today:

  • Lenovo to launch its first Windows phone this summer
  • Tim Cook says Microsoft’s big problem held it back
  • Windows 10 will be free for practically everyone
  • The Microsoft Band

 

14th March 2015
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Joined by Rob Greenlee, Apple’s Big Event, Netflix continues to crush Cable TV and blackberry are still around, but for how long?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple’s Big Event: Everything You Need to Know
  • Netflix Continues To Crush Cable TV
  • MSN moving to Windows division in big internal shakeup at Microsoft
  • BlackBerry launches 5-inch touchscreen smartphone, announces slider phone

 

Thanks to Rob for coming on today’s episode!

8th March 2015
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Sony and Microsoft focus on price, Virgin Atlantic Engineers test Sony’s Smart glasses and is modern computing rather dull?

Topics talked about today:

  • Sony and Microsoft focus on price
  • Samsung S6 phone has curved screen
  • Virgin Atlantic Engineers are Testing Sony’s Smartglasses
  • Modern computing ‘rather dull’
  • Cut music to ‘an hour a day’ says the World Health Organisation

 

28th February 2015
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The FCC give their vote, Apple’s watch event is announced for March 9th and Lenovo’s Superfish scandal is one of the worst consumer computing screw-ups ever!

Topics talked about today:

  • FCC votes to protect the internet with Title II regulation
  • Apple Watch event announced for March 9th
  • Lenovo’s Superfish Scandal Is One of the Worst Consumer Computing Screw-Ups Ever
  • ‘Pebble Time’ Debuts on Kickstarter With Slimmer Design and Colour Display

 

21st February 2015
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Pebble teases a new smartwatch, Lenovo will stop installing bloatware and Sony has a go with their own smart glasses.

Topics talked about today:

  • Raspberry Pi Sells 5 Million Units and Makes History
  • Pebble Teases new, thinner model
  • Motorola boss at odds with Jony Ive
  • Sony takes orders for smart glasses
  • 15 things we’ve learned from Jony Ives NY Times Profile

 

16th February 2015
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Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016, Microsoft acquires Sunrise and Android wear’s figures are more than disappointing.

Topics talked about today:

  • Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016
  • Microsoft Acquires Sunrise Calendar App
  • Fitbit says Surge can cause rash
  • Google’s Android Wear Shipped Just 720,000 Units Last Year

 

8th February 2015
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Pebble sells 1 million smartwatches, Pandora has made a $100 million loss in the past 3 years and Keurig’s attempt to restrict usable products completely backfires.

Topics talked about today:

  • RadioShack Cuts The Cord After 94 Years, Files For Bankruptcy
  • Pebble prepares to reinvent itself after selling 1 million smartwatches
  • Pandora has lost $100m in just three years
  • Keurig’s attempt to ‘DRM’ its coffee cups totally backfired
  • Faster Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled

 

1st February 2015
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Apple earnings beat expectations whilst Microsoft’s quarterly profits fall, the cable industry opposes the need for high speed internet saying it’s not needed and The Two Techies turns 5!

Topics talked about today:

  • A montage of some parts from the past 5 years
  • Our most recent bloopers
  • Spotify seeks $500M in new funding; is a Facebook takeover possible?
  • Twitter introduces new features; is it to stay relevant?
  • Top Tech Giants Post their profits from last quarter
  • The cable industry opposes the need for “high speed” internet

 

Thank you for your continued and extended support over the past 5 years of the show!

24th January 2015
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Microsoft takes a turn with Windows 10, Blackberry seek help on app making and can the vinyl comeback really be called a comeback?

Topics talked about today:

  • Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and 7 users for first year of availability
  • Apple details HomeKit compatibility with competing home automation platforms, rules out rival Wi-Fi gear
  • Blackberry seeks aid on app making
  • What the Vinyl “Comeback” Really Looks Like…

 

18th January 2015
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One word explains why Google might pay $100M for a failing payments app, a new modular phone and Google Glass comes to an end. In memory of Erik Lanigan.

Topics talked about today:

  • One word explains why Google would pay $100M for a failing payments app
  • Google to pilot modular phone
  • Google Glass Explorer Program Ends, Tony Fadell Takes Over
  • Has CES got too big to succeed?
  • Samsung sells first Tizen phones

 

In memory of Erik Lanigan; 1987 – 2014.

A compilation of the content Erik produced with us can be found here.

10th January 2015
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CES 2015, Apple could eliminate almost every port in the next MacBook Air and the FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets.

Topics talked about today:

  • CES 2015
  • Apple could eliminate almost every port on its next MacBook Air
  • FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets
  • Netflix: VPN crackdown claim ‘false’