The Two Techies 386: Back to 56k

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The FCC makes a pretty bold statement, a notorious podcast patent has been ruled invalid by court and password advice might not always be future proof.

Topics talked about today:

  • Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests
  • Is Alexa spying on us? We’re too busy to care — and we might regret that
  • Podcast patent ruled invalid by court
  • Password guru regrets past advice

The Two Techies 385: No Nano

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Form over function proves to be popular with numerous manufacturers, GoPro seem to be back on track after adjustments to the business and the iPod Nano and Shuffle are no more.

Topics talked about today:

  • Many say they wouldn’t buy a phone without a headphone jack
  • After layoffs, GoPro’s business appears to be back on track
  • The Size of iPhone’s Top Apps Has Increased by 1,000% in Four Years
  • Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

The Two Techies 384: All About the Money

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The digital startup ecosystem could severely struggle should we lose net neutrality, what problems can modern day technology bring for the future and UK to bring in drone registration to combat misuse.

Topics talked about today:

  • Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry
  • Why failing to protect net neutrality would crush the US’s digital startups
  • The Rise of Technology Will Cause a Lot of Unemployment
  • UK to bring in drone registration

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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