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 #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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