Tech Hangout #27 – Senior Skip Day

Introduction

  • Andrew ‘Monti’ Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour

Nexus/ Kit Kat event? Ha!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_Skip_Day

Apple Hires new Retail Chief

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/15/burberry-ceo-angela-ahrendts-to-join-apple-as-senior-vp-of-retai/

Windows phone update lays groundwork for phablets

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/14/4836394/windows-phone-8-update-3-features-screenshots-release-date

And speaking of Phablets…

http://geekbeat.tv/htc-announced-the-giant-one-max-phone-with-fingerprint-scanner/

T-Mobile Drops old plans

http://geekbeat.tv/us-cellular-introduces-shared-data-plans-while-att-and-t-mobile-drop-plans/

Ingress on iOS

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/13/googles-ingress-coming-to-ios-in-2014/

Functioning Apple I for sale

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/15/functioning-apple-i-with-original-packaging-could-sell-for-500k

Sharp 4k touchscreen

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/sharp-32-4k-touch-display-will-be-os-x-compatible/

Highway to Tech

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/03/british-highway-smart-road-internet-connected/

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No show today

A few of you might already be aware, that there will be an Apple event today.
So, we’ll all be busy drooling over the shiny new things Apple announced (at least a few of us will) and won’t be able to do our weekly Hangout.

Instead, the show will be on friday at 4pm ET/1pm PT. Don’t worry we’ll still be talking about today’s event, just in a more clear and well thought manner.

Tech Hangout #26: 4G, LTE and all it’s marketing craziness

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Eric Schuetz
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza

iPhone 5S camera praised by NatGeo

http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/07/capturing-the-aura-of-the-scottish-highlands-with-the-iphone-5s/

US, Canada at tops of Smartphone data prices (surprise surprise) (Ben)

http://www.androidcentral.com/us-mobile-data-prices-among-most-expensive-world

What is 4G? WiMAX vs. LTE advanced

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_Advanced

Samsung Galaxy Gear: crappy product awesome (if unoriginal) ad

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/07/samsungs-galaxy-gear-ad-resembles-apples-hello-spot/

First Flexible Display Smartphone may finally be ready for the market. (Rick)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57606282-94/samsung-to-unveil-galaxy-round-flexible-display-phone-report/

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Tech Hangout #25: Carl Icahn vs. Tim Cook

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (host)
  • Eric Schuetz
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Rusty Greer

Apple overtakes Coke as most valuable brand

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-30/apple-overtakes-coca-cola-as-most-valuable-brand-study-finds.htm

Carl Icahn has “testy” meeting with Apple about shareholder control

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/01/icahn-reveals-discussion-with-apple-ceo-tim-cook-got-a-little-testy
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/01/carl-icahn-reportedly-pushed-tim-cook-for-150b-apple-share-buyb/

Android Overtakes Apple iPads in Q2 Tablet Sale

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/09/30/android-overtakes-apple-ipads-in-q2-tablet-sales-report-says/

Ikea sells solar panels in the UK

http://geekbeat.tv/ikea-starts-selling-solar-panels-in-uk/

Tracfone comes clean on straight talk

http://www.androidcentral.com/tracfone-clarifies-straight-talk-and-net10-data-policy-confirms-25gb-throttle-point

Delta goes with the surface.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/01/delta-changes-course-on-ipads-in-cockpit-and-moves-to-surface-in/

XBox One only works in horizontal orientation

http://www.gamespot.com/tgs/microsoft-on-xbox-one-vertical-orientation-do-it-at-your-own-risk-6414731/

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Tech Hangout #24: Tablets and waterproof phones

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (host)
  • Andrew “Monti ”Rouch
  • Paul “CIA” Gans
  • Rich “Tubemaker 41” Garza
    and introducing
  • Eric “I got to drive the robot before Ben” Schuetz

Blackberry has a really really crappy week

http://geekbeat.tv/where-to-download-the-real-bbm-for-android/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57604929-94/blackberry-confirms-loss-of-$965-million-as-sales-drop-45/
http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/23/blackberry-signs-letter-of-intent-to-go-private-for-9-per-share-in-deal-valued-at-4-7-billion/
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/26/4774014/blackberry-manufacturer-jabil-circuit-warns-relationship-is-ending

Steam OS/ Steam Box/Steam Controller

http://geekbeat.tv/steamos-joins-the-steam-ecosystem/
http://geekbeat.tv/valve-announcement-2-steam-machines-to-arrive-in-2014/
http://geekbeat.tv/valve-announcement-3-steam-controller/

Surface 2

http://geekbeat.tv/microsoft-unveils-surface-2-tablets-new-keyboard-covers/

Elop makes a mint of Nokia sale

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/24/4766072/report-says-stephen-elops-contract-with-nokia-paid-him-to-fail

Waterproof iPhone? Nope!

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/09/23/no-ios-7-does-not-make-your-phone-magically-waterproof/

Note 3 region locked

http://www.androidcentral.com/some-unlocked-galaxy-note-3s-actually-sim-locked-specific-countries

Smart Phone with Swiveling 13mp Camera

http://www.androidheadlines.com/2013/09/oppo-unveil-the-n1-with-rotatable-13mp-camera-snapdragon-600-3-610-mah-battery-and-new-coloros.html

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