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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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79: Not Sure If Fake News…

Episode 79: “Not Sure If Fake News”

As the election fallout continues, the hot topic seems to be the proliferation of fake news and how to stop it. Can you trust anyone anymore in an age where a single tweet from someone with 40 followers can make the homepage of Reddit within minutes of posting? Who is to blame for the poor souls who were 100% convinced Pope Francis endorsed Donald J. Trump?

People getting duped on the internet is certainly nothing new but the tide of public opinion may force Facebook and Google to take measures and that could be a slippery slope towards something very very bad. We’ll cover these issues and much more on episode 79 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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76: Oculus VR Connect 3 Event

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This episode is all about VR and in particular the Oculus VR Connect 3 event which was held a few days ago. Being owned by Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance on opening day and quietly outlined his plans to take computing to the next level and how they are helping to lay the foundations of a platform that we will all be a participants of in the near future.

We will chat about the Oculus Touch controllers coming later this year, some of the new games and apps that have been announced by various developers, and the hardware specs you need right now to get into Oculus VR. This and more on episode 76 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.