TechFan Episode 403 – Back Up Terry

China forces Android users to install Malware, used Nest Cam issues, Samsung suggests users virus scan their TVs, and Tim reviews the Sony SRS-XB32. 

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Buyer Beware: Used Nest Cams Can Let People Spy on You
Sony SRS-XB32 Extra Bass
Court says Amazon could be liable for third-party vendors’ products
Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

TechFan Episode 402 – Ive had enough

Jony Ive leaving Apple is our main topic today, and we also talk about the new DropBox, ID Software TV show, and updates to the Macstock Conference this coming July 27-28! Don’t forget that you can hang with Tim and David at the Galloping Ghost Arcade on July 26 at noon to kick off Macstock! 

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TechFan 395 – The Great Arcade ROM Caper

David is joined this week by irregular co-host, current Apple and former Atari employee Owen Rubin. The Samsung Galaxy Fold debacle is on their minds, as well and a mysterious ROM heist of a classic Atari arcade game from the 1980s….

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Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown removed from iFixit

After the Galaxy Fold breaks in the hands of reviewers, Samsung delays launch

Did a vigilante ROM leaker go too far to “preserve” a lost Atari ROM?

Owen’s video game stories

California Extreme 2019 – Classic Arcade Games Show

TechFan 392 – Millennium

Tim and David discuss electric shavers, Spielberg making news once again, Boeing’s huge 737 Max problem, more on self check-out lanes, and the Millennium Falcon takes center stage in our WikiTrolling section! 

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 pilots ‘could not stop nosedive’
Spielberg proposal to ban streaming from Oscars may be illegal
Millennium Falcon via Wikipedia

TechFan 390 – Hair Metal Podcast

Don’t let the picture fool you, we won’t be playing any 80s hair music on this show. We do discuss, briefly, the new Apple products, social media and the effort to curtail the sharing of murder videos, and Tim argues with David that almost no one cares that MySpace lost 12 years worth of music. Finally, Tim reviews Dirt and Glam Metal takes the spotlight in our WikiTrolling segment. 

Don’t let the picture fool you, we won’t be playing any 80s hair music on this show. We do discuss, briefly, the new Apple products, social media and the effort to curtail the sharing of murder videos, and Tim argues with David that almost no one cares that MySpace lost 12 years worth of music. Finally, Tim reviews Dirt and Glam Metal takes the spotlight in our WikiTrolling segment. 

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Glam metal on Wikipedia
MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads
Social media sites struggle to contain video of New Zealand shooting

TechFan 389 – Srulling Around

Warren wants to break up Apple, Google, Facebook, and maybe even TechFan! Amazon cracks down on counterfeit sellers, the Galaxy S10 is easily spoofed, and Friendster is our focus on Wikitrolling. Plus David and Tim discuss Captain Marvel. 

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Amazon ousted thousands of merchants with no notice
ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO BREAK UP APPLE
‘Captain Marvel’ Review Bombing:  Rotten Tomatoes Removes Toxic “Reviews”
The Galaxy S10’s face unlock fooled by pictures, siblings
Friendster via Wikipedia