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153: Big Tech On Trial, Time Running Out On TikTok, BenQ Light Bar

The CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (GAFA) get a grilling from a congressional sub-committee investigating potential antitrust practices, TikTok may be saved by a Microsoft bailout, and an innovative way to light your desk.

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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147: SpaceX Launches America, Microsoft Kills The File

Microsoft announces a new modular framework called Fluid that seeks to kill the concept of a ‘file’, SpaceX ubers Nasa crew members to the ISS, and could a new Twitter business model save the world?

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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120: Hololens 2 & Mobile World Congress

4 years after they wowed us with their first iteration of the Hololens, Microsoft have finally revealed version 2.0 of the mixed reality headset. There are a lot of improvements in both hardware and software and you never know, you may soon be sporting one on your head at your workplace to get things done. There were also new phones galore at Barcelona’s MWC 2019. Whether it’s from Huawei, LG, Xiaomi or whatever – they come in all different sizes and yes, some of them even fold.

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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102: Microsoft buys GitHub, IGTV, Google podcasts

It’s the catch all episode! With no major tech conventions, we looked at stories that happened over the last few weeks, covering Microsoft, Google, Instagram, YouTube, Tesla, IBM and more. It really is everything you need to know in tech.

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101: E3 Highlights, Amazon Prime in Australia

Another year, another E3 is done. We cover all the console announcements from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo as well as all the publisher news from EA’s Battefield V to Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 2. We also had a quick look at this month’s top tech stories and talk about Amazon Prime coming to Australia and Elon Musk’s Boring company drilling through Chicago. This and more on episode 101 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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99: Musk, Microsoft, Telstra troubles

The Lazy Couch podcast is your fortnightly dose of tech news and discussion on all things internet culture. We don’t just report the news but also how the news is being propagated across the vast interwebs and ask the big question – why? This week, we cover the latest in Elon Musk’s dating habits, Microsoft’s attempt to be all inclusive and how Australia lost its mind over Telstra going down for a couple of hours.

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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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89: State of VR at Game Developers Conference

Are you like us and fascinated by the promise of virtual reality? It feels like VR has finally come of age as it was the main focus at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco. There are more players coming onto the market to join Oculus and HTC, with the likes of LG, Microsoft and Acer showing us a glimpse of what it could be like with more choice of things you can wear on your head.

There was brand new tech showcased with inside-out eye-tracking and foveated rendering as well as new ways of moving in VR space without inducing vomit. This and so much more on a very VR episode of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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77: Surface Studio vs MacBook Pro

Episode 77: “The Virtual Escape”

Apple is cool and Microsoft is for nerds, right? This axiom has been around for the last 15-20 years but could this finally be shifting? In the last week, Microsoft showed off their new Surface Studio, a all-in-one self-contained PC designed for creative types, and the Surface Dial that you can stick onto the screen and is just about the most innovative thing to come out in 2016.

While Apple finally announced their latest line in MacBook Pro laptops after 4 years of not doing nada with them. They have removed a few things (like the ‘Escape Key’ and ‘HDMI port’) but have added a ‘Touch Bar’ on top of the keyboard that will dynamically adapt to the program or app you’re running on the screen.

Who won? Who made us cry? Where are the 2 tech giants headed in the near to mid-term future? Find out on the latest episode of The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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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.