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136: CES 2020 – TVs, Foldables, Future of Transport

The “nerd nirvana” that is CES is on again from Las Vegas and this is the first of a 2-part episode series to cover all the news and announcements from the world’s biggest tech expo. We will go through the latest in 8K TVs, new form factors of a range of digital products that bend and scroll and is basically all screen with no bezels. While chip-makers Intel and AMD continue to battle it out for world domination to support the manufacturers.

In the show’s biggest surprise, Sony showed off their electric concept car, and what did James Cameron have to say at CES anyway?

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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87: Best Phones from MWC 2017

It’s the year 2000 all over again, as Nokia steals the show at MWC by releasing a new version of their infamous phone – the 3310. All the other Android phone makerers were there – including LG, Huawei, Blackberry and Sony.

In other news, we’ve officially merged with a parallel universe as Suicide Squad takes home an Oscar. Or did they? Find out on episode 87 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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72: Theme Thor

Don’t you hate it when you hail a Uber but the driver is nowhere to be found? Sounds far-fetched, doesn’t it? Well, Uber began trialling driverless cars in the city of Pittsburgh this week — That escalated fast! Google is also getting in on the action with its own ride-sharing service. It’s happening people!

As we wait for the Apple announcements next week, Fitbit has come out to launch their own upgraded products and they sure do look sexy. We also discuss what the future of Nexus phones may or may not be. Hmmm makes you think.

While Batfleck has been playing silly buggers by spreading rumours about a certain villain in the DC Extended Universe. This and so much more on episode 72 of The Lazy Couch.

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67: Nintendo, SoftBank, Star Wars

In episode 67, we cover the news of Nintendo continuing their nostalgia run with the launch of a mini NES, Uber reaching 2 billion trips, rumours that Apple will buy Formula 1, Samsung Note 7 to have an iris scanner and Google will build a AR headset to compete with Microsoft. Will it get any crazier? It does. Japanese telco giant SoftBank buys an arm for $32b, not just any arm but chip designer ARM. Their chip designs are found in Apple and Samsung devices and may other devices that connect to the internet.

Our main feature covers the Star Wars Celebration event in London where we look at more Rogue One details and a spoiler, which we didn’t spoil. The event covers all things geeky from the animated series to how they built the cardboard models of all the machines to prepare for the movies. All this and more in episode 67 of the Lazy Couch Podcast.

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48: The Future of Interfaces

The Fine Bros found out the internet do not think they are so fine, Alphabet is now the most valuable company in the world and Yahoo is set to cut 15% of its workforce – just another regular news-filled week here in TLC land. Our feature this week is all about the future of interfaces and we examine Microsoft’s purchase of SwiftKey tech and what that may mean in the way we interact with machines as well as with each other. This and more on episode 48 of The Lazy Couch.

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46: 2016 Movies Preview

This week’s episode is all about movies coming out in 2016! We rattle through all the major releases for the year including comic book movies: Deadpool, Batman v Superman, Captain America, X-Men, Suicide Squad, Gambit and Doctor Strange. Find out what we’re excited about and what makes us question our faith in humanity… It’s another BIG year!

On the tech front, there’s news from the usual suspects – Whatsapp, Uber and Apple. This and more on episode 46 of The Lazy Couch.

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40: Spreading the Disease

Trying to work out which tablet slash laptop to get in time for Christmas? We’ve got you covered as we examine the good, the bad and ugly of all the new Apple and Microsoft devices and their accessories. We also tear down the differences between the Xbox One and PS4 for all your gaming needs this summer. There’s also news on Yahoo, Uber, Samsung.. and is Netflix working on a Lost In Space reboot? Find out on episode 40 of The Lazy Couch!

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35: A Croaky Welcome

Dell buys EMC in the biggest tech acquisition of all time! While Foxtel, Medium and Uber announce new business models to get more of yo’ money. We break down Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a scary future and warn you about Australia’s mandatory metadata collection that officially began during the week. There’s also coverage of the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ special at GRAPHIC 2015 in Sydney and so much more on episode 35 of The Lazy Couch.

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34: The Grand Slam of Keynotes

Is Microsoft cool again? This is the unexpected question we ask after the Redmond tech giant threw down the gauntlet with the announcement of the new Surface Pro 4, as well as a brand new laptop-turned-slate-turned-laptop – the Surface Book! There are some changes at Twitter with Jack Dorsey taking charge and the roll out of its curated simple news feature, Moments. We also have some Transformers news and a whole lot more on episode 34 of The Lazy Couch.

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33: Life of Zuck

Kelvin returns from the U.S. to bring us news of the geek occupancy of San Francisco over the past couple of weeks. We also examine the new line of Nexus devices by Google, the new Tesla Model X car, and all the Oculus announcements you would ever hope to hear about. You thought you had a busy week? Try being Mark Zuckerberg where he smooched with President Xi and later with Prime Minister Modi, while convincing the U.N. to connect the world in the same week. This and much more on episode 33 of The Lazy Couch.