Tech Hangout #14 – JUMPing carriers

Introduction

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

Tim Stevens leaves Engadget

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/15/tim-stevens-out-at-engadget-marc-perton-to-take-over-temporarily/

Rise of the upgrade plans

T-Mobile JUMP:
http://geekbeat.tv/t-mobile-introduces-new-plans-sprint-news-and-more/

AT&T NEXT:
http://geekbeat.tv/att-introduces-next-upgrade-plan/

Sprint My Way and All in
http://phandroid.com/2013/07/11/sprint-announces-unlimited-my-way-all-in-plans/

Logic Pro X

http://www.geekbeat.tv/LogicProX

Spacewalk Aborted After Dangerous Water Leak in Astronaut’s Helmet

http://news.yahoo.com/video/spacewalk-aborted-dangerous-water-leak-170700762.html

Hi Tech Parking Garage (For Bicycles)

http://gizmodo.com/5965336/japans-eco-cycle-stows-bikes-in-a-quake+proof-underground-storage-cylinder

Hybrids and Electric Cars

http://www.fiatusa.com/en/2013/500e/
http://www.ford.com/cars/cmax/

Tech Hangout #13 – App Stores and Robots

Introduction

  • Benjamin Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul ‘Harumph’ Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa ‘TheMacMommy’ Davis

Addendum: Android Jellybean surpasses Gingerbread

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/08/android-jelly-bean-usage-surpasses-gingerbread/

App Store trademark war over

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/09/apple-and-amazon-settle-app-store-dispute/

5th Anniversary of the Apple App Store

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/08/apple-takes-popular-ios-apps-free-as-app-store-5th-anniversary-approaches
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/07/08/apple-celebrates-5-years-of-the-app-store/

SprintBankWire. Its all over. Thank you God!

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/07/09/sprint-completes-its-acquisition-of-clearwire/

Pacific Rim

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/8/4501378/pacific-rim-review
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pacific_rim_2013/

Bionic eyes

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/07/a-bionic-eye-renders-the-world-in-6×9-resolution-for-the-blind/

Picks of the week

Intellivision

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

Public Service Announcement: Alpha, Beta, and developer preview.

http://bugreport.apple.com

Tech Hanghout #12: Oh Google….

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Rick Garza (Green Tech)
  • Victoria Harrison
  • Dock Rock

Oh Google

troubles getting this started

Post- reader world

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/30/last-call-everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-google-reader/
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/30/third-party-rss-readers-which-ones-are-ready-for-the-google-re/

Data Centers are taking over the world

http://www.slashgear.com/20mw-apple-solar-farm-in-reno-planned-with-high-tech-panels-02288720/
https://www.facebook.com/notes/lule%C3%A5-data-center/lule%C3%A5-goes-live/474321655969861
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-apple-solar-idUSBRE96102E20130702
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellis_Solar_Power_Plant

Canon EOS 70D: Crazy auto focus. The next step in (semi professional) video production

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/07/canon-eos-70d-announced/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/02/canon-70d-hands-on/
http://youtu.be/0TNL9Y2AnBk

App Camp 4 Girls

http://www.appcamp4girls.com/
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/app-camp-for-girls

Tech Hangout #11 – Platform talk

Introduction

  • Ricardo Garza (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour (Twitter: @casual_kitchen)
  • Ben Roethig (Zombie Representative)
  • Andrew Rouch

Fragmentation: iOS 7 and Android

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/21/apple-ios-fragmentation-what-ios-fragmentation/

Windows 8/8.1

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/06/01/june-will-be-the-last-month-in-which-windows-vista-has-more-market-share-than-windows-8/

http://www.zdnet.com/new-usage-stats-show-windows-holding-steady-as-pc-sales-drop-7000016211/

http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-continues-to-fail-7000016222/

Microsoft bringing its games to mobile devices

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-microsoft-games-idUSBRE95N16J20130624

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

http://xlengine.com/

Tech Hangout #10 – What’s wrong with our carriers?

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Rick Garza (Green Tech)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Shawn ‘Doc Rock’ Boyd = Sexy beast 🙂
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Melissa Davis
  • Kelly Guimont
  • Patrice Brend’amour

E3: Xbox One vs. PS4

http://geekbeat.tv/e3-2013-microsoft-talks-games-for-xbox-one-xbox-360/
http://geekbeat.tv/e3-2013-sony-playstation-4-event-wins-the-console-war/
http://www.ea.com/news/q%26a-brian-lindley,-producer,-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare

Parenting today vs. when we grew up

http://www.amazon.com/The-Culture-Fear-Americans-Minorities/dp/0465003362

Waze acquired by Google

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/11/its-official-google-buys-waze-giving-a-social-data-boost-to-its-location-and-mapping-business/

Sprint vs Clearwire vs DISH

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/17/4439962/sprint-sues-to-stop-dishs-clearwire-acquisition-plans

Kelly suggests

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/17/rumor-roundup-samsung-fan-fiction/

Mobile carriers in the US

iPhone Antenna: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/25/the-science-behind-the-iphone-4s-antennas/

Tech Hangout # 9 – WWDC 2013 and a lot of Business Advice

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Shawn ‘Doc Rock’ Boyd
  • Melissa ‘The Mac Mommy’ Davis
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza (Green Tech)

WWDC aftermath

Sold out in 71 seconds.

iOS7 is white, OS X has a new name and the Mac Pro looks like a super sexy trash can.
And don’t forget iTunes Radio.

As Phil Schiller put it: “Can’t innovate any more my ass.”

http://apple.com/ios/ios7/
http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/
http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

Apps Sherlocked by iOS 7/iCloud

Cord-cutting

Book: Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age
http://thewirecutter.com/
http://vpnuk.info
http://www.vpngate.net/en/

How to charge from your customers what you’re worth – Business Advice from Panel

Justifying the cost of business going up:

Doc Says, “Stop saying: ‘That was easy.’ and ‘No problem.’”

Patrice says: “We charge by experience, not by the hour”

Don’t forget to “charge” for the time needed to digest this information!

Interesting Podcast for Freelancers and everybody who works from home: http://www.70decibels.com/homework/

Tech Hangout #8 – The Reversed Reality Distortion Field

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa ‘Mac Mommy’ Davis

Zynga cuts jobs, studios

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/03/zynga-layoffs-nyc-los-angeles/

Is Microsoft THAT desperate? The latest Microsoft Surface Ads target iPad directly

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/23/microsofts-new-ad-slams-siri-hard/

(Ubuntu) Linux as a data recovery tool

http://www.ubuntu.com/

WWDC Predictions

WWDC is starting next week (Monday). Here are our predictions:

Patrice:
– iOS 7 and Mac OS 10.9.
– Plus maybe a new Mac Pro.
– Nothing else on the Hardware side.

Melissa:
– Concerned that iOS 7 will drop support for the 3GS

Ricardo:
– Maybe something with the Apple TV?

Ben:
– Everything is said.

Tech Hangout #7 – Summer Blockbusters 2013

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Melissa ‘MacMommy’ Davis
  • Patrice
  • Andy
  • Ricardo Garza (Tubemaker41)
  • Paul ‘CIA’ Gans

Apple vs. Amazon: The eBook case Amazon is paying $13.99 to publishers and selling them for $9.99? DoJ suspects price fixing

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/11/2941053/inside-the-dojs-ebook-price-fixing-case-against-apple-an-analysis http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/16/the-steve-jobs-email-that-has-the-dojs-interest/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_law

Google Glass always-on mode

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/24/4363490/google-glass-always-on-listening-mode-revealed

MonoPrice cheap 27/30” IPS displays

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=ips

Ghosts at Prime Minister’s residence? (Fun)

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/26/4366540/japanese-government-unaware-of-ghosts-at-prime-ministers-official-residence

Summer Blockbusters 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_in_film#2013_films http://gawker.com/5906868/johnny-depps-tonto-is-based-on-a-white-mans-painting-of-an-imaginary-native-american http://www.themacmommy.com/2013/01/introducing-bloodline-wired-new-video.html http://www.youtube.com/user/JennaMarbles http://www.youtube.com/user/SourceFedNerd

Tech Hangout #6 – Live Event Edition

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Patrice
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Paul ‘CIA’ Gans
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Melissa ‘MacMommy’ Davis

XBox One

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-event-roundup/

Computer issues and why they always happen so suddenly

Is it just a perception thing?

Google I/O

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/16/google-io-keynote-youtube/

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/15/google-i-o-2013-opening-keynote-roundup/

Tech Hangout #5 – Families and Tech

Introduction

  • Melissa ‘MacMommy’ Davis (Host)
  • Shawn ‘Doc Rock’ Boyd
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Steve ‘TUAW TV’ Sande

Mobile Gaming with your kids

GameCenter/ Google Equivalent for families and how to keep scores across multiple devices

Pitch Perfect

Rewritten second edition.
http://www.amazon.com/Pitch-Perfect-The-Promoting-Your/dp/0321917618/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368568978&sr=8-1&keywords=pitch+perfect+sande
http://www.amazon.com/Pitch-Perfect-The-Promoting-Your/dp/0321917618/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1_VQVZ

SnapZoom

http://snapzooms.com/

Pirate Planet

http://www.themacmommy.com/2013/05/app-review-maxs-pirate-planet-board.html

Apple TV vs. Roku 3

What are the advantages/disadvantages of either one.
How do they fit into a family.