We catch up with Google’s Stadia announcement where it seeks to supersede the way you play and consume games without the need for hardware. Is this real? While Zuckerberg writes another op-ed asking for help and specifically tighter regulation of the internet. This could be the start of something big and the web as we know it. There are also some April Fools’ gags and Elon Musk’s foray into being a rap artist and at the same time resurrecting a 3-year old meme. R.I.P. Harambe. Just a small sample of a wild episode 123.
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.
Episode 123. Recorded Monday 1 April 2019.
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0:00 – Intro & Pillowtalk
- ‘Pillowtalk’ was a radio show in the 90s featuring Dr Feelgood | About Dr Sally
- Dr Feelgood’s three most memorable radio calls | news.com.au
1:56 – All about Google Stadia
- Stadia GDC 2019 gaming announcement | Google youtube
- Stadia is Google’s streaming service for games, with no consoles | CNN
- Phil Harrison answers our biggest questions | Polygon
- Google is convinced that it can get streaming right. But we don’t. | Engadget
- Unscientific 240fps recording of Assassin’s Creed demo showing lag | @notlion
- Will Google announce release date and more details at E3? | Express
23:57 – Zuckerberg calls for new rules for The Internet
- Zuckerberg’s op-ed on Internet Regulation | Washington Post
- More active regulation on tech | KPIX CBS SF youtube
37:08 – April Fools’ Gags 2019
- Google’s April Fools’ Day gags | Android Authority
- April Fools’ Day roundup | ZD Net
- Captain Marvel Universal Pager | Think Geek
- Elon Musk’s surprise rap song ‘RIP Harambe’ | Rolling Stone
- RIP Harambe on Emo G Records | Soundcloud
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The outro music is ‘Sorry’ by Comfort Fit.