Guy Serle joins Tim Robertson this week to discuss the death of Apple’s Airport, NPR buying Pocket Cast, Macstock Expo, Cobra Kai, Star Trek Discovery, Orville, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Scheduling conflicts mean that neither Tim nor Owen can join David this week, so he is podcasting Solo! Topics include iPad management for kids, companies dropping social media, horrible scooter customers and a fabulous ChromeBook.
Tim and David discuss the Steam Spy news, FTC telling companies that third party repairs do not void warranties, Mark on Capital Hill, suggestion for Apple, and Lenovo news and Wikitrolling!
Are women more intelligent than men? Tim and David debate it, plus the history of the ATM, Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro, Apple Watch and a court case, and information on the MacPro.
Apple makes another pitch to education and comes across looking out of touch. Facebook woes continue. On the positive, Tim and David look at Pac-Man as part of our WikiTrolling segment, and that devolves into Tim buying a Mayflash F100 fighting stick and a Sanwa arcade joystick for his RetroPie.
Is there something rotten at Amazon? There seems to be at IBM, and perhaps Huawei as well. But all is not lost, Clippy is here to brighten your day!
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Amazon flaw costs Apple accessory maker nearly $100k as counterfeiter takes over legitimate listing
IBM reportedly targeted older workers in layoffs affecting tens of thousands
Best Buy won’t sell Huawei phones, laptops, or smartwatches anymore
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
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