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
WikiTrolling Link: Excite!
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
Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson to discuss purging technology, Apple refusing to replace an iPhone battery, the Brydge keyboard for iPad, Griffin iMate, the iAtarMac, TRS-80, X-10 routers, the Surface Pro, and Tim’s set-up for recording podcasts.
Owen joins Tim this week to discuss the California Wildfires, Ice Storms, Acer desktop, mini Arcade games, a car sales story from Owen, Macstock expo, inventors killed by their own inventions, and the Lawn Chair Pilot, Larry Walters. Plus Owen’s opinion on Star Trek Discovery and The Orville. Sorry for the bad audio, something happened that was not heard until after recording the episode.
Find out how much fun David is having with High Sierra! Plus, the ThinkPad turns 25, Tim gets an Acer desktop for review, looking at Star Trek Discovery and The Orville, plus a little Inhumans, and so much more.
Has Elon Musk lost his mind? Apple’s iOS store takes center stage in our WikiTrolling segment, and listener BJ supplies our ad read for sponsor OWC – MacSales. Finally, Wire kinda sucks now, and we kick off the show with more Sticker news from Donny!
Apple drops new products, and Tim and David savage them. Well, not all of them. Also, Nintendo takes down David during the show for daring to say anything disparaging about them. The juicer press is done, Rotten Tomatoes gets a rotten score from Hollywood, and our WikiTrolling looks at the Leading Edge Model D.
Much feedback on replacing Wire kicks off this weeks episode. Then David and Tim discuss hackable pacemakers and Marvel Comics Secret Wars from 1984 as part of our WikiTrolling segment.
Wire problems kick off the show, Mayweather and McGregor fight, political talk and why we don’t do it much, the solar eclipse, AccuWeather’s scumbag partner. Reveal. and their practices, and shadow dog hand-puppets.
Everyone is rightfully mad at Nintendo
Wading Through AccuWeather’s Bullshit Response
Amazon warns about counterfeit eclipse glasses
JBL E55BT Quincy Edition – Review
Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017
Tim and David discuss the David’s DJI Spark mini drone, the lack of political talk on the show, and a lot from listener Brendan. Also discussed, the TechFan Sticker pack, the Wiki for Packard Bell, and much more!
Owen Rubin returns to join Tim Robertson and David Cohen to discuss Uber, Apple CarPlay, Consumer Reports on the Microsoft Surface, and some history of Claris. Plus your feedback!
How one hot sauce seller hauled Uber into small-claims court and won $4,000
25% of Microsoft Surface owners report problems within 2 years, Consumer Reports finds
Investors hit Uber ex-CEO hard, sue over alleged “gross mismanagement”
Tim and David get about ten minutes to chat before Wire and Skype let us down, so we continue with two solo segments. David discussed Formula E and Find my iPhone, while Tim looks at troubling news about Blu phones on Amazon and what we should do about privacy and data protection.
Okay, so I’m writing this shownote at 5AM, the day after I returned home from Macstock, as well as a six and a half hour drive, so honestly i don’t know what the show is about. I know Guy Serle and Tom Schmidt joined David and Tim, but beyond that, I don’t know. Recorded on the first two days of Macstock Expo.
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Macstock Expo is two weeks out, and Tim and David give an update on sponsors and more. Google has a adware problem, iOS has a bloat problem, the Transformers have a quality problem, and the iPhone turns 10! All that, and how many of you remember TCR Racing?