Tech Hangout #64 – The IFA Recap

Introduction

  • Kelly Guimont
  • Hal Sherman
  • Paul Gans
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig

Topic

Samsung announces Note 4, Edge, Gear VR

2nd Gen Moto X, G

More Smart watches then you throw a stick at

Sony turns your phone into Mirrorless camera

New (underwhelming) Nokias

Acer Announces $149 full Windows tablet.

Drone video of Apple’s white building in front of Flint Center

Apple: Test Flight and new iTunes Connect released before Tuesday event

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Tech Hangout #39 – Technology in education

Introduction

Technology in education

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/02/05/apple-donates-100-million-in-products-toward-obamas-education/

VAIO Mac edition

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/05/steve-jobs-wanted-sonys-vaio-computers-to-run-mac-os-x

While Sony Sells VAIO… and spins off TVs

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/sony-sells-vaio/

Mozilla brings a little bit of Firefox OS to android

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-launcher-for-android

Amazon gets into gaming

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/05/amazon-acquires-video-gaming-studio-double-helix-games/

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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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Tech Hangout #32 – Blue lights and stupid games

Introduction

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

Xbox One Launches Friday, can’t play games out of the box

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080750/xbox-one-day-one-patch-required-to-play-games

Sony sells 1 million PS4s at launch

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ps4-one-million-sold-in-most-successful-sony-console-launch-ever-8946502.html

The Launch titles kinda suck.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/11/14/ps4-has-a-games-problem/

Sony will let others have digital Playstation Stores

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/12/sony-amazon-playstation-network-store/?ncid=rss_truncated

Blue light of Death for PS4

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-serious-are-the-ps4-s-blue-light-of-death-and-broken-hardware-reports/1100-6416222/

LGs Smart TVs track what you’re watching

http://t.co/j3g4RLY640

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems is easily Microsofts best browser

http://www.geek.com/review/ie11-release-preview-for-windows-7-proves-its-microsofts-best-browser-yet-1571246/

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Tech Hangout #20: The GeekBeat TV flood and Klingons in Illinois

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Benjamin J. Roethig (Host)
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul ‘CIA’ Gans
  • Ricardo Garza

The Great GBTV Flood

http://geekbeat.tv/the-great-geek-beat-studio-flood/
http://youtu.be/F18cxwvdeR4

My candidate for the creepiest robot ever (Beware: The Robot Apocalypse Is One Step Closer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-tTmXfUzlQ
http://www.techdigest.tv/hrp3mkII.jpg

Happy Trails (sometime) Ballmer

http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/23/steve-ballmer-to-retire-as-microsoft-ceo-within-12-months/

Illinois accepts Klingon as a language?

http://www.blastr.com/2013-8-26/illinois-government-website-recognizes-klingon-valid-language-really

Sony A3000 The convergence of mirrorless and DSLR

www.geekbeat.tv/a3000

Galaxy Tab for Kids.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/27/samsung-announces-a-galaxy-tab-just-for-kids/

New wearable gadget: The ring clock

http://www.gadgetify.com/ring-clock-elegant-ring-watch/
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ring-clock-a-ring-that-gives-you-time-on-your-hands

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Tech Hangout #19 – Games and Thunderbolt 2 vs. USB 3

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Benjamin Roethig (Host)
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza

The Man with the Golden…. iPhone? (Are you F#^*ing kidding me?)

http://www.imore.com/gold-iphone-5s

Sony clip on lenses.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4627390/sony-qx100-qx10-lens-cameras-manual-leak
iCam concept from back in 2011

First PC motherboard with Thunderbolt 2

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7230/asus-introduces-z87deluxequad-worlds-first-thunderbolt-2-certified-motherboard

PS4 Gets Launch Date

http://thatgamingcritic.com/launch-day-of-the-playstation-4-finally-annoucned/
http://www.needforspeed.com/rivals

EA offers refunds on Origin games

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/19/4638752/origin-one-ups-steam-offers-refunds-on-all-ea-games

BMW reveals the production version of the i3

http://www.gothicauto.com/2013/07/bmw-reveals-production-version-of-i3.html
http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/34056/flexible-thin-film-solar-cells-have-increased-efficiency/

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