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106: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Magic Leap One

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is here and it’s blowing up the internet. Is the hype worth it? The world’s biggest tech unicorn has just released their first real device – the Magic Leap One. Just one condition, you have to be living in one of 6 specific cities in the US to get your hands and eyes on one. In local news, the NSW Govt and Atlassian have announced yet another tech innovation hub in Sydney, this time in Everleigh. What’s the big deal?

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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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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66: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

In episode 66, we mix in some local news while we cover the latest news covering robots, AI and social media. We look at how WeChat could have helped the Labor Party win votes in Melbourne. Telstra continues its run of bad PR with cuts to jobs. We discuss the use of robots to kill in Dallas and what that means in the gray area of robot legal policies. Microsoft lets it AI go loose in Project Malmo and explains why its betting its future on AI. A search engine company builds a car, this time it’s Alibaba in China. And lastly Twitter is spreading its sporting repertoire by discussing deals with the NBA and MLS to add to the NFL deal it already has and it also shut down tweet archive service, Post Ghost.

Our feature of the week is the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go. We see kids and adults of all ages playing it and it’s barely been three days! So far, it’s taken US, AU and NZ by storm. Find out why and so much more in episode 66 of The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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58: Leap Magic Leap

Ever wonder what the next big leap in technology might be? A lot of smart people are banking on a small secretive startup in Florida called Magic Leap, and their almost too-good-to-be-true digital light field tech, that may eventually destroy whole industries. We chat about them and their very likeable CEO Rony Abovitz to see where the future may take us.

In the short term, a bunch of companies just released their quarterly results. The recent trends continue with Twitter and Apple losing ground while the juggernaut that is Facebook keeps on juggernauting. Who is the dark horse though in the next 12 months? Makes you think…

We also reference Johnny Mnemonic (achievement unlocked) in covering a story about Microsoft investing in DNA strands to possibly store exabytes of data. Is it 2021 yet? This and so much more on episode 58 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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52: Theatrical Physicist

Kelvin and Geoff go all out in this week’s monster news-filled episode. Subjects include old favourites – Apple, Google and Facebook – as well as the latest from Supercell, Meerkat and a new people-rating app, called Peeple.

In movies, we talk about the possibility of the much mooted ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’ crossover and the highly anticipated return of The Predator. Yes, Arnie is baack.

Episode 52 of The Lazy Couch starts now.