Tech Hangout #36 – The carriers strike back!

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Benjamin Roethig (Host)
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul Gans

Federal Courts Strikes a blow to Net Neutrality

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049704579320500441593462

Target Breach much worse than thought

http://geekbeat.tv/target-breach-included-personal-information/

Google buys Nest Labs

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/01/13/breaking-google-acquires-nest-labs-for-3-2-billion/

Android in the Car (Open Automobile Alliance)

http://geekbeat.tv/ces-2014-open-automotive-alliance-joins-google-with-car-manufacturers/

T-Mobile and AT&T pay your ETFs

http://geekbeat.tv/att-offers-t-mobile-customers-450-to-switch/
http://geekbeat.tv/ces2014-t-mobile-announces-etf-rebate-for-switchers/

Sprint Framily Plans

http://geekbeat.tv/sprint-announces-framily-plans/

Direct TV fires another shot in the war against content providers.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/01/14/directtv-weather-channel/4470233/

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Tech Hangout #35 – The One Where Ben Almost Died

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PAysLMZH0M]

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Benjamin Roethig
  • Patrice Brend’amour

2013 Picks of favorite tech

a lot….

Time of the Doctor thoughts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_of_the_Doctor

The great Netflix Purge…or not

http://www.reddit.com/r/NetflixBestOf/comments/1tkyre/list_of_notable_tv_shows_and_movies_expiring_soon/
http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/1/5263394/new-additions-to-netflix-streaming-include-spaceballs-and-big-trouble-in-little-china

Intel TV died because of content deals

http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266924/intel-killed-its-internet-tv-project-because-it-couldnt-make-content-deals

Bluestacks Updated to ICS

http://societyandreligion.com/bluestacks-android-emulator-install/

NSA backdoor in iOS

http://www.macworld.com/article/2083460/report-nsa-developed-software-for-backdoor-access-to-iphones.html#tk.rss_all

Chromebooks Beat Macs?

http://mashable.com/2013/12/30/why-chromebooks-beat-macs-in-commercial-sales-in-2013/

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Tech Hangout #34 – On Trash Cans and crashing tablets

Introduction

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

Oh, F**k you facebook

http://phandroid.com/2013/12/17/facebook-video-ads/

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger?

http://www.imore.com/sprint-reportedly-mulling-t-mobile-bid

UPS delivers tablet… in trash can… on Garage day

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57615731-71/ups-leaves-android-tablet-gift-in-trash-can-on-trash-day

Sony Z Ultra troubles

http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-z-ultra-software-bug-crashes-ui-when-uninstalling-applications

Microsoft Consolidating for Windows “Threshold”

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/02/microsoft-threshold/?ncid=rss_truncated

Original shows coming to Xbox

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/14/5210996/microsoft-launching-original-programming-on-xbox-in-first-half-of-2014

Beyonce sells a bunch of records with surprise new album…Target’s Pissed

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/12/16BEYONC-Shatters-iTunes-Store-Records-With-Over-828-773-Albums-Sold-in-Just-Three-Days.html
http://www.today.com/entertainment/target-refuses-carry-beyonces-new-album-fastest-selling-itunes-record-2D11759650

Apple adds gifting options to the iBook store (Patrice)

http://www.macworld.com/article/2081129/apple-adds-gifting-options-to-the-ibookstore.html

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c rank high in Google searches in 2013

http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/12/17/iphone.5s.5c.rank.high.in.googles.zeitgeist/

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