Tim finally gets a SNES Classic, David hacks the PS Vita, currency miners trash, and the IBM PCjr.
Tons of feedback this week, plus Tim visits and Apple Store, David bogs down in corporate tech, and government fines for social media sites? Pioneer Corporation is out Wikipedia segment this week!
Facebook should have to pay a fine if it can’t get rid of bots, Democratic senator says
Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion
Apple devices at repair facility have called 911 over 1,500 times
Tim and David can’t make it happen this week, so we reach back into the vault of content and pull out Geekiest Show Ever 6 – Star Wars. On this episodes Tim, David, Chad Perry, Guy Serle, and Neale monks discuss Star Wars in May 2009. Is this conversation still relevant? You decide.
Are cell phones boring now? Tim and David argue on opposite sides of this subject, as well as Android Wear, YouTube, HomePods, and the Intellivision.
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Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault
HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring
Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?
Intellivision on Wikipedia
Tim is off slaving away at work, so David is joined this week by the fabulous Owen Rubin. Toyota’s design direction, a hatchet job on the Internet of Things and the perils of software subscription are all dissected, debated and decided!
David finally gets his iPhone 8Plus, and while he loves the phone, he is very unhappy with the Apple Business Team. Meanwhile, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy Rocket, and WikiTrolling goes all in with the revolutionary Amazon Kindle.
Wikipedia on Kindle
Is the HomePod doomed to failure? Is cardboard really worth $70? Should cell phones be banned at concerts and comedy shows? We ask these questions, then discuss 3D movie technology in our WikiTrolling segment.
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Tim and David discuss 11 lawsuits that changed the video game industry, iTunes accidentally released Thor: Ragnarok a month ahead of time, and the Nintendo Game and Watch for WikiTrolling
Tim and David discussed the Verge’s review of the Dell XPS 13, the stupidity of the Tide Pod…. thing going on today, and a very contentious conversation on Elle Darby and Paul Stenson’s social media feud, and what the real conversation is about. We leave it up to you to decide who is right and wrong. WikiTrolling looks at Instant Coffee!
Tim and David implore listeners to relax, no one is taking control of your computer or iPhone! Also, the Motorola Sphere 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker with Over-Ear Headphones, Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Smartphone Powered Augmented Reality Experience, the Boeing 747, and more.
For the last episode of 2017, David and Tim discuss Apple’s fix for the Battery problem with iPhone, Keener Toys as our WikiPedia segment, and our top movies that we saw of the year. Plus, both the guys have cable issues during the show!
Tim and David record on Christmas Eve to discuss desktop speaker, Apple slowing down iPhones, and a massive spoiler review of Star Wars – The Last Jedi
Tim and David discuss the DeepMind AI, Bang and Olufsen, Light Keeper Pro, Justice League, Disney, Fox, Marvel, and our WikiTrolling looks at Netscape
David runs a short solo show this week, and laments Apple’s software woes. Then the shortcomings of the Internet of Things are exposed in a series of unfortunate events…
Tim, David, and Owen discuss the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and current consoles, Punisher, Super Mario, Loot Crates, your phone listening to you, iPhone problems feedback, and so much more. WikiTrolling features Excite!
Devs promise to change Battlefront II until players are happy
Is your phone listening in? Your stories
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Tim and David discuss a pair of Shure headphones, Tim’s massive iOS 11 problems with his iPhone, and a long discussion on Cassette Tapes. And yes, the episode picture is a sixteen year old Tim from 1986
Rather than a new TechFan this week, Tim puts together a “best of” but not a best of TechFan. What? Well, Tim hosted the MyMac Podcast for many years, so he put together a Best Of that included some fun interviews with The MacCast’s Adam Christianson, tech writer Chris Breen, and a fun interview with Kelly Keagy of the 80’s power rock bank Night Ranger. But we kick off this show from the press room at Macworld expo 2007 discussing the newly announced iPhone!
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David returns and topics include another balloon tied to a chair flight, Pixel 2 XL problems, Drones in warehouses, AIM shutting down, Amazon’s great new idea, Sony giant bluetooth speaker, Mario Odyssey, Acer desktop, Stranger Things and transparent wood!
Sony GTKXB90 High Power Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays are already showing burn-in
The flying drones that can scan packages night and day
Amazon service will let couriers open front doors
Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in is real
The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn’t so weird