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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Links:
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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Links:
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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Links:
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

TechFan 388 – The Shack

Big video game companies screw up (shocker), Steven Spielberg yells at the clouds, Thunderbolt 3 desecrates itself by becoming USB4, and Tim and David look at RadioShack thanks to Steve Stavisky. 

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Links:
Thunderbolt 3 becomes USB4
Sony begins refunding Anthem purchases
Three hours after allying with 8chan, THQ Nordic goes into full apology mode
RadioShack via Wikipedia

TechFan 385 – Berry Good

Tim has been brought down by a virus (biological, not computer!) so David is here alone this week. After followup about FaceBook, AT&T and Apple’s enterprise developer programme he discusses Eero’s acquisition, stupid TV hosts, iPhone SE rubbish and BlackBerry is the wiki trolling topic this week.

Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding

FaceBook anti-trust problems in Germany

Amazon acquires Eero

Abuse of Apple’s “Enterprise” apps

Stupid Fox News host

Dumb iPhone SE uses

Wikitrolling – BlackBerry Ltd

TechFan 379 – iPhone Slow Down

Apple announces lower than expected iPhone sales, and blames China, tariffs, and cheap iPhone battery replacement. Tim and David take an entire episode deep dive to look at the problems.

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Links:
Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom
Apple knows the age of yearly iPhone upgrades is over
NYNE Punch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 
OWC Acquires Akitio – Maker of Premium External Storage Products