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133: Fave Tech Continued & Predictions Review for 2019

Continuing on from last week’s episode of our favourite tech for the year, we focus our attention to our hands and ear-holes. Tech truly surrounds us and penetrates us, if you know what I mean. As we approach Christmas, if you have a spare $500 for your mum, you may want to consider some of our suggestions (#mumtech). Finally we review the predictions we made on 1 January of 2019. Did we get any right? Tune in to find out! As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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129: Note 10, Mintt, Facebook snooping, de-platformed forums

We love it when DJ Koh goes big and the latest Galax Note 10+ is certainly that! And what about the Aussie upstarts Mintt covering the other end of the smartphone market? We think they will do very well. Will the promise of hyper efficient levitation travel become reality? Hardt Hyperloop believes so, and Facebook keeps on being Facebook, while the never-ending saga of online forums being de-platformed by internet bullies continues. What’s the worst that can happen….

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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117: Facebook’s Unification, Netflix’s Future, Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers

Are you a Whatsapp user that never joined Facebook? Well, that may be a thing of the past if Zuckerberg has anything to do with an upcoming project to unify all of Facebook’s many messaging services into one. There’s a great chance too, you know being the CEO and all. While Netflix has been forced to go on a price hike in America to keep its revenues up, as it prepares to stave off competition coming from all angles. If you have an ad-blocker extension on your Chrome, you may want to switch to Firefox as Google looks to re-engineer some key APIs on Chrome. Meanwhile, Nike just released its latest self-lacing sneakers and people are going nuts over them!

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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115: Bandersnatch review & is Apple doomed?

Apple and Tim Cook are making the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week but are the concerns warranted? What are the factors that has the market worried and what are some strategies they could employ to stop the rut? We also chat all things Bandersnatch and Netflix’s attempt at interactive entertainment. How _do_ you explain what a tv streaming service is to someone from the 80s?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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104: Amazon Prime Day, Netflix Earnings, New MacBook Pros

Did you buy diapers too? This week in episode 104, we look at how Australia’s first Amazon Prime Day went and how it was different from Amazon is the USA. In breaking news, we discuss Netflix’s earnings reports, how the big players are merging and acquiring to compete with them and what Netflix have to do to keep up. Lastly, we go through the long awaited updates to Apple’s Macbook Pro lineup and why no-one is really talking about them. As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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80: Cool Tech Gift Ideas

Episode 80: “Cool Tech Gift Ideas”

Looking for that last minute tech gift idea for that loved one for Christmas? Well, you’ve come to the right place as we give you a smorgasbord of goodies of varying price ranges, just in time for the festive season. We also have a new segment called ‘The Up/Down Report’ where we give you our opinions on whether we were UP or DOWN on some of the news stories to break over the past week. This and so much more on episode 80 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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69: Spacebook

Facebook successfully launched their space drone that Zuckerberg hopes to eventually deliver free internet to every human being on Earth. These are some of the lofty ambitions Mark has to one day control every aspect of your life and the scary thing is – they’re not that far off now.

While we wait for that however, this week we had a hands-on demo of the HTC Vive VR headset and Google’s 3D painting program ‘Tilt Brush’. We’ll tell you all about our experience and whether we threw up or not. We also cover what the Verizon takeover of Yahoo really means, the immediate future of Netflix and Kanye’s latest twitter rant. This and so much more on episode soixante-neuf of The Lazy Couch.

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68: San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego is where it’s at this week with all the fanfare and geeky goodness coming out of the annual nerd fest that is Comic-Con. We flip out over the new Justice League teaser, Wonder-Woman doing the splits in her solo movie, Kurt Russell playing a living planet with a “space-dong” (sic), and the Wu-tang-ification of Marvel. Find out if Kelvin really is a Cumber-bitch, and Geoff may or may not try to impersonate Pikachu!

But first, we’ll cover some tech news for the week including the sale of Yahoo, Citymapper finally being directed to Sydney and Melbourne, and Elon Musk outlining his master plan without sounding too evil. This and so much more in this San Diego Comic-Con extravaganza of an episode.

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63: E3 and WWDC Special

Epsiode 63 is a legendary one where we cover two massive conventions: gaming convention E3 and WWDC, Apple’s developer conference, how timely with Voltron: The Legendary Defender now on Netflix.

We go through the news story of the week with Microsoft making their biggest deal ever and buying the biggest organisational chart in the world, LinkedIn. Find why and for how much.

Coming all the way from LA, E3 2016 has given us new games, remasters of old classics, more VR excitement and new consoles. We give you a summary of all the announcements from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Bathesda and EA.

While there was no hardware announced at Apple’s WWDC, there were new features across the board. watchOS 3 is now much faster, tvOS lets you use your iPhone as a remote, OSX is now macOS (Sierra) with better integration across all your Apple products, iOS 10 brings about the option to remove Apple apps and a large update to the messages. We cover these and so much more in Episode 63.

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46: 2016 Movies Preview

This week’s episode is all about movies coming out in 2016! We rattle through all the major releases for the year including comic book movies: Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Captain America, X-Men, Suicide Squad, Gambit and Doctor Strange. Find out what we’re excited about and what makes us question our faith in humanity… It’s another BIG year!

On the tech front, there’s news from the usual suspects – Whatsapp, Uber and Apple. This and more on episode 46 of The Lazy Couch.