The Two Techies 383: Future Proofing

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What’s the future of the Smartphone? Facebook may be looking to make a modular device and Google Glass returns.

Topics talked about today:

  • What is the future of the Smartphone, and what/who will innovate forward?
  • Facebook looking to patent modular device
  • Microsoft Will Lay Off Thousands in Latest ‘Cloud-First’ Reorganisation
  • Google Glass smart eyewear returns, this time to Enterprise

The Two Techies 382: Premium Plus

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From Vienna, Amazon are to offer a new premium Echo to compete with Apple’s HomePod signalling an emerging market, SoundCloud says it’s going to survive and Microsoft ends support for Windows Phone 8.1.

Topics talked about today:

  • Watch out Apple HomePod, a new premium Amazon Echo is coming for you
  • SoundCloud says it’s going to survive, but how?
  • RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft kills off support for ageing smartphone OS
  • Apple’s Mac Sales Stagnant in Q2 2017 Amid Continuing Worldwide PC Market Decline

The Two Techies 381: Too Much Tweaking

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Are the days of tweaking tech over, a holographic phone is now a reality and is it the end of the race for Jawbone?

Topics talked about today:

  • Red surprises everyone with ‘hologram’ phone
  • Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand
  • Jawbone is reportedly going out of business
  • Jailbreaking pioneers say iPhone jailbreaking is dead

The Two Techies 380: No Reasons

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ISP caps don’t even come with a bogus excuse anymore, the Raspberry Pi goes from strength to strength and the phone which was destined to fail reaches it’s 10th year.

Topics talked about today:

  • ISPs Are No Longer Even Bothering To Provide Bogus Excuses For Their Expanding Use Of Usage Caps
  • Raspberry Pi scores UK’s top engineering award
  • Apple’s iPhone 10th Anniversary: They Said It Would Fail
  • What the EU antitrust ruling could mean for Google search

The Two Techies 379: Not Just One

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Microsoft’s new Surface laptop is almost impossible to repair – will this trend continue to prevail? ISP routers pose a problem for non-suspecting users and is it dangerous to “depend” on computers?

Topics talked about today:

  • A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair
  • Router hack risk not limited to Virgin Media
  • Snapchat map update raises privacy & safety worries
  • Is it dangerous for humans to depend on computers?

The Two Techies 378: Winning Group

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Xbox One X has a release date, Amazon makes a small purchase and are big tech companies becoming too big?

Topics talked about today:

  • Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know
  • Spotify hits more than 140 million users
  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • Are Google, Amazon and others getting too big?

The Two Techies 376: “C u l8r”

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WWDC 2017, British Airways experience a modern day nightmare and plans to allow mobile users to change carriers in an easier fashion surface.

Topics talked about today:

  • WWDC 2017 rumours and anticipated news
  • British Airways face a modern day nightmare
  • Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

The Two Techies 375: Brief Nostalgia

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What is Piracy doing to Hollywood? Apple are stepping their production of the iPad Pro amid new launch rumours and Nokia’s attempt at nostalgia is good for 5 minutes.

Topics talked about today:

  • What is Piracy doing to Hollywood?
  • Apple Said to Be Increasing Production of Rumoured 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • Nokia 3310 review: reliving your youth is fun for about five minutes

The Two Techies 374: Small Steps

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Can you repair your tech products? Google I/O and a recent cyber-attack should be a wake up call, Microsoft warns.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair iPhones, New York State Records Confirm
  • The FCC votes to move forward with gutting net neutrality
  • The five big announcements from Google I/O
  • Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

The Two Techies 373: Pretty Prime

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The Siri speaker, Beddit is now Apple’s and Amazon’s announcements.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple employees are reportedly testing the “Siri speaker” inside their homes
  • Apple acquires popular Apple Watch & iOS sleep tracking platform Beddit
  • Five highlights from Amazon’s Echo Show announcement you may have missed
  • Apple Nears $800 Billion Valuation On Path to Becoming World’s First Trillion Dollar Company

The Two Techies 372: Not for Long

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Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, Microsoft just can’t win in the mobile market and the Apple Watch faces a slight problem.

Topics talked about today:

  • Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS
  • Microsoft phone revenue fell to $5m last quarter, from $1.4bn two years ago
  • Microsoft unveils new Surface laptop
  • Google Maps, Amazon, and eBay Drop Apple Watch Support

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The Two Techies 371: Slight Diversification

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Google and Facebook both get duped, another privacy issue with another online service and Nokia try new markets.

Topics talked about today:

  • Google and Facebook duped in huge ‘scam’
  • Uber tracked iPhone users after they deleted the app, underscoring CEO’s bent for risk taking
  • Nokia, Onetime Cell-Phone Champ, Turns to Bathroom Scales
  • Microsoft’s Q3 2017: cloud and Office power growth

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The Two Techies 370: More for Less

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Smart products might not always rival “dumb” equivalents, could we put too much reliance on biometric security and Microsoft waves goodbye to Windows Vista.

Topics talked about today:

  • The $400 smart juicer, criticised after hand-squeezing got similar results
  • Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
  • Bose accused of spying on headphone & speaker users, selling listening data
  • Microsoft finally says goodbye to Windows Vista

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The Two Techies 369: Pole Position

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The Nintendo Switch outsells both console competitors, what will the next iPhone bring and Virgin Media flick a sneaky switch.

Topics talked about today:

  • The Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March
  • All Three 2017 iPhones Predicted to Have 3GB of RAM and Lightning Connectors With Faster Charging
  • Potential ‘iPhone 8’ Render Shows Vertical Camera and Rear Touch ID, But Likely One of Several Designs
  • Virgin Media starts turning customer routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots

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