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148: Tech Behind BLM, Brave Browser, Battle of the Billionaires

As the world rages on, Facebook employees hold a virtual walkout, Google Docs become the social tool of choice, while our favourite browser, Brave, takes its first misstep. We also take a look at the history of the beef between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, as they battle it out to save the human race.

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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128: FaceApp, Elon’s Neuralink, MCU Phase 4

By the time you’re as old as you make yourself on FaceApp, we will surely be uploading our thoughts to the interwebs and it may all be thanks to Elon Musk’s brain-to-machine interface called Neuralink. Telepathy is closer than you think, and it may involve bluetooth! Comic Con 2019 was all about Marvel Studios as Kevin Feige took 90 minutes to update the world on phase 4 of the MCU. What was your favourite announcement?

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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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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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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110: Oculus Connect 5 and VR in 2018

After 5 years of steering Oculus and their virtual reality arm for high-tech devices, Facebook are making all the right moves and pushing the industry forward with the launch of Oculus Quest – a new standalone VR headset with hand presence and 6 degrees of freedom. Oculus Connect 5 is its annual developers conference and we deep dive into the metaverse to bring you all the latest from the event. Is the future truly VR? When will we be able to jack into the Matrix?

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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98: Facebook F8, Microsoft Build, Google I/O

And we’re back! It’s been a massive week of developer conferences and keynotes by 3 of the leading technology companies, and we break them all down in quite some detail. Listen in for an in depth discussion on all the announcements including a Facebook dating app, a Cortana/Alexa partnership and a personal assistant robot that can make calls and confirm bookings for you.

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95: 2017 Rewind & 2018 Predictions

Tech had a depressing year in 2017. Perhaps that showed in the number of episodes we did this year. As we look ahead to a more hopeful 2018, we summize the year that was, warts and all, and chat about the trends and memes for 2017. We review our favourite things including movies and apps and discuss how we went in our predictions at the start of the year. Spoiler alert: we sucked! Be sure to listen out for our 2018 predictions, as we set ourselves up for even more disappointment!

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