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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