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144: Baby Musk, Dark Patterns, Killed By Google

Hello to our listeners in Sweden! You guys are trending around these parts and we’re not quite sure how.. please tell us!

Another thing trending (still) is Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app and its ills. While Elon Musk continues to dominate the news cycle by having a baby, going on a podcast to talk about brain-to-computer interfaces and defying the state of California – all in one week!

In our questions for the week – What’s Chris Hemsworth got to do with ‘dark patterns’ and what products is Google killing now?

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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142: Tax on News Content, Facebook takes on Zoom, MacBook Rumours

The Australian Government have seized this opportunity to not just roll out a contact tracing app with questionable optics this week, but also going HAM on the tech titans, as they seek to have our mainstream media compensated with payments from Google and Facebook for reusing their precious content.

All the while Zuckerberg tries to get into the e-commerce game in India and plays catchup to Zoom by announcing a new video conferencing service on Messenger.

We also discuss Apple’s potential pivot to ARM chipset architecture and chat about our favourite streaming shows we caught up with during the week.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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141: iPhone SE, Zoom Dramas, Contact Tracing App

If you had an inkling that technology fully permeates through modern society, you sure as hell do now, as we settle into a pandemic driven world of self-isolation. As it is, our longing to connect with one another is mostly satisfied through the internet and the scores of apps and services most of us have never heard of.

Zoom is one such service that everyone is fully aware of. It’s so easy to use, it may come at a cost. What are they doing to mitigate some of the security concerns? Should you still use Zoom and what are the alternatives?

There is a new iPhone SE! It’s the cheapest iPhone in some time. It looks the same but should you still consider buying it?

We will all soon be asked by the government to download an app that tracks how you interact with the community. We break down the underlying tech so you have all the info before installing it to your device.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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140: Oscars, Being Cookied, Razr Fold Test

“The internet is your enemy but also your friend.”

Yes, this pretty much sums up the Naked Tech Podcast as we delve into how we’re all being tracked by cookies (or are we?) and how the coronavirus is affecting the tech industry in surprising ways.

We also get all caucus-y and break down the Iowa caucus fiasco and see how our friends at Cnet break down the newest foldable flip phone, the Motorola Razr.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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138: Microsoft’s New Browser, Apple Encryption Drama

Bit of a break in the tech event cycle and we get serious by chatting all things encryption and iCloud backups. Yay! We’ll tell you what the media isn’t and break down some of the mixed messages you may have been hearing from the press.

We have also been trialling the new browser, Edge, by Microsoft and we tell you why you should try it out yourself.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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127: Sir Jony Ive to leave Apple and Libra is here, now what?

Zuck takes one step closer to utter world domination and Apple’s stock plummets as it loses its one remaining tastemaker – just your typical week at TLC. Will you be paying for your groceries in Libra coin in the near future? Will Apple ever have another hit product? What has Google done now??

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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123: Google Stadia, Zuck Wants Regulated Internet

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.

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118: Spotify Buys Podcasting, Reddit Worth $3B, FaceTime Bug

Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor for $230M and thus changes the podcasting landscape forever. While Tencent invests heavily in Reddit who may now be ready to take on Facebook and Google as your frontpage of the web. Apple is in trouble again with a horrendous FaceTime bug and Facebook keeps on being Facebook by spying on you even further.

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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111: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub

The Pixel 3 leaks were correct! Google finally unveiled its hardware product line for 2018, which includes a notched XL phone, a tablet trying to be a laptop that’s definitely not a phone phablet and a new Google Home with the assistant built in with a phablet-sized screen. Confused yet? Tune in to episode 111 as we break it all down and what it all means to you.

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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105: Apple shows off its FAANGs, Google to China?

It’s official – Apple is the first US company to be valued at over $1 trillion, with the other FAANGs hot on its heels. Also, did you know what a FAANG is? You will after you hear this episode! Meanwhile Tesla stocks surge after Elon’s big apology but is that real reason for the bounce back? Google is reportedly heading back to China – the world is not very happy about that. In local news, we go nuts about a bank innovating in the blockchain space and perhaps uprooting the way we trade internationally. Is it news?

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.