Rebecca Black isn't the only one who's got a lock on Friday. Although The Engadget Podcast may not have reached the zeitgeist zenith she did, we'd like to think we have more staying power. Join us...for the long run.
This week, your host Brad Molen is joined by Phil Nickinson (Android Central) and Russell Holly (Geek) to dig into the details ofHTC's newest One smartphone. They've all spent some quality time with the M8 version of the One and can provide insight into the build quality,software performanceand day-to-day functionality.
After a chance meeting withDistiller appco-founder Mikael Mossberg and in-house whiskey expert Stephanie Moreno at this year'sSXSW event, a unique podcast concept was born. In this Very Special Episode, our guests serve as spirit guides, taking us through the business and production end of the whiskey trade.
It's been a long and busy week, leaving a newly nicotine-free Terrence a tad more irritable than usual. Ben's been busy too, but that just means long hours of playingMario Kart 8. Both of these factors seem to cancel each other out and the result is a pleasant stroll through the world of Xbox One, this timesporting a lower price tagand one less peripheral.
Things are heating up in the podcast studio this week and its either Terrence's cardigan, Amazon's newFire TVor the residual effects of Joseph's encounter witha real action hero. There's also a pile of news that came out ofMicrosoft's Build conference, which isn't surprising considering how long it dragged on. Redmond's own has released Windows Phone 8.
Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants tohearyouropinionon the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and continue to cover all thecozying upbetween companies includingISPs and content providers.
We're taking the elephant in the room for a ride this week and jumping right into Apple'spurchase of Beats, including both its Electronics and Music divisions. Since we're back in cramped confines of our NYC "studio," that scenario is more implausible than usual, especially with our guest Edgar Alvarez adding to the head count.
It helps if you'reborn Luckey, but if you also work hard at building Oculus Rift, the rewards are apparently somewhere in theballpark of $2 billion dollars. Not Dr. Evil levels, to be sure, but you could certainly equip a school of dolphins with lasers, or buy a ton of dogecoins. If you haven't guessed, Joseph and Ben focus onFacebook's recent announcementto purchase Oculus VR.
Stories about net neutrality and slowed connectivity continue to surface, and the FCC chairman hasmade it clearthat preferential treatment will not be tolerated. In other news, merger mayhem continues with AT&Trumored to be buyingDirectTV, and Cox may join thegigabit internet club. Ben and Richard do their best to sift through this towering mess of info and cut through the nonsense.
The Eurocast is back after a brief hiatus and this week's festivities are hosted by Matt Brian and Steve Dent. Google'sjust announced its Android Wearplatform and that means a slew of new wearables will be hitting the scene, possibly by the end of this year.
Welcome to the 400th HD Podcast! Similar words were typed back in February 2006, when the fledglingHDBeat Podcastwas launched, with aslightlyyounger Ben Drawbaugh at the helm. Richard is no slouch himself, having racked up over 200 episodes in the series, and we're also joined byformer editorand HD host Steve Kim, who has a habit ofdropping inon these occasions.
If you can't make it camping this year, perhaps Sir David Attenborough'supcoming wildlife TV projectin VR will suffice. And for immersion in something with fewer dimensional dynamics, maybe Sony'slineup of 4K TVswill fit the bill. Yes, it's been a relatively slow week for HD, but Richard and Ben need a breather sinceChromecast,Aereoand so many others keep dropping news bombs on a regular basis.
If you have a dozen shows that always seem to overlapandyou just can't bear to miss any of them, then Verizon may have just the thing. Its FiOS Media Server has arrived under the nameQuantum TV DVRand it's ready to make you master of your multi-room domain.
Dan has summoned the team together to deliver some important news, so we have a full house today. With 65 episodes under the belt, the Eurocast is joining the likes of theHD podcastand taking a hiatus. We're restructuring how we deliver news outside the website proper and as they say, "when it's time to change, you've got to rearrange.
Apple has just released iTunes 11.2.2 , a seemingly minor update that fixes a bug that's been annoying podcast fans. In the previous version of iTunes, some podcast episodes would unexpectedly download after upgrading. Beyond the podcast fix, the update also brings a few new stability improvements.
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Earlier this week, the internet responded to Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR with a swift fury. But it's not all bad news.
In 1999, Samsung launched the YEPP series aiming to deliver some of thesmallest MP3 playerson the market. These devices went beyond mere MP3 playback functionality with built-in FM tuners and voice recorders. By 2005, however, Samsung was looking for a better way to make its YEPP players stand out from the portable media players crowding the market.
It's the TUAW Daily Update , your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world.
You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of the page. The Daily Update has been moved to a new podcast host in the past few days.
Like most of you out there, I don’t jump out of bed in the morning saying to myself “YES! I’m going to go and do a grueling workout RIGHT NOW!!” I need music to motivate me. So do swimmers. The Gadgeteer has reported on various waterproof music gadgets in the past like theFINIS swiMP3v2 and the FINIS swiMP3.1G waterproof MP3 players.