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’

 

3rd January 2015
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CES 2015, Google Fibre’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s worst nightmare come to life, 5 tech trends that will dominate 2015 and Apple sued over ‘shrinking’ storage.

Topics talked about today:

  • CES 2015 Preview
  • Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s worst nightmare come to life
  • Apple sued over ‘shrinking’ storage
  • 5 tech trends that will dominate CES 2015
  • The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

 

27th December 2014
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Instagram is now worth a lot more than what it was bought for, the top tech stories of 2014 and could 2015 be the year of “good looking” wearables?

Topics talked about today:

  • Could 2015 be the year wearables become sexy?
  • Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it
  • The top Tech Stories of 2014
  • Xbox and Playstation tackle Christmas Day attacks

 

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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