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145: Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple Leaks, WFH Permanently

Apple’s AR glasses rumours, a permanent state of working from home, Facebook takes over another popular creation tool, Ubisoft goes to war with Google and Apple. And why we think Dave Filoni should take over Star Wars.

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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137: CES 2020 – Robots and other Weird Stuff

Part 2 of our coverage of CES 2020 includes a holographic virtual yoga trainer, a chef bot that can make 35 different types of salad, a tennis ball that follows you around and bosses your other home appliances, and a bionic cat that adjusts its personality based on how you talk to it.

You want more weird stuff? Well how about Segway’s new S-Pod? It’s a self-balancing chair on wheels, which makes us think our prediction of a Wall-E future is starting to come true!

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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86: Catching up with Apple, Snap Inc, Twitter, Google

We return to normal programming with a catch up episode on 4 of the tech giants – Apple, Snap Inc, Twitter and Google. Let us know what you think in the comments or get in touch with us on @thelazycouch on twitter.

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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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65: The Kelvin Timeline

Ever wondered what Twitter would be like in Virtual Reality? Or what the future is for self-driving cars? Or how about what if robot had feelings? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Episode 65 is all about AI, robots, VR and autonomous vehicles. As we ponder what a self-driving future might look like, we breakdown all the negative press surrounding Tesla’s first reported fatal crash and the ridiculous calls for its demise.

Twitter is getting into VR and AR, and on first glance, this may not make much sense but we think there may be some key use cases and if we’re right, it could upend how we consume our entertainment forever.

We also cover some stories coming out now about 2016’s Nexus phones, next year’s Apple Watch 2 and a whole lot more including cute robot pets and not-so-cute robots that want to leave the humans behind. This and so much more on the 65th episode of The Lazy Couch podcast – your weekly feed on tech news, gadgets and pop culture.

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61: Use the Force, Jean

We’re back with an apocalyptic bang after a short hiatus. Episode 61 brings you the X-Men: Apocalypse spoiler review, highlights at Google I/O, Twitter partners with Spotify, largest ever data breach revealed and Asus introduces a robot.

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60: Future of Everything

Big news – the young Han Solo has been cast! Find out who it is and his acting credentials in our ‘future of’ episode. We ask the big questions like how will content be distributed and consumed and who will control the message? How will you be watching live sports like the English Premier League? And is there a future for podcasts?

We also preview what’s to come in PC graphics and some of the cool new tech that LG and Microsoft are developing, that may be coming to your smartphone in the next couple of years. This and much more on episode 60 of The Lazy Couch. We are not Babylonians.

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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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56: Bots Everywhere

This week, Kelvin and Geoff talk about the big Tesla Model 3 event and the announcements coming out of Microsoft Build conference where BOTS are about to take over the world! We’ve also been playing around with Miitomo – Nintendo’s first foray into mobile apps and a possible pointer to their future strategy with yes, the use of Bots.

Want your private messages to be actually private? Whatsapp just turned on end-to-end encryption so we recommend you update your app to the latest version straight away. There’s also news from Facebook, Twitter buying NFL rights and Yahoo’s slow and steady death. This and more on episode 56 of The Lazy Couch.

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54: Do Androids Dream of Pizza?

Apple had a boring event this week but was it still an important one? Twitter turns 10 – will they last for another decade? Is Domino’s the most innovative company in Australia with its bold plan to roll out their autonomous delivery robot DRU? Should your next smartphone be a Xiaomi?

Kelvin and Geoff will tackle some of these questions and so much more on episode 54 of The Lazy Couch.