Wrecked By Tech

Wrecked By Tech

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Tech yourself before you wreck yourself
87: How Google failed at “don’t be evil”
May 16 • 49 min
On another show sans Riley, Marc and Dan talk about the Android P beta (and how you can get it, Google's new take (and price) on cloud storage, how pre-ordering a phone can get you a free TV, the return of the (S)NES Classic devices, vulnerability in…
86: Facebook and Microsoft and Google, oh my
May 9 • 58 min
Riley was busy moving to England, so this week Marc and Dan take you through all the coolest news from Facebook F8, Microsoft Build, and Google I/O. Links:Facebook's New 'Dating' Feature Could Crush Apps Like Tinder | WIREDOculus Go | OculusMicrosoft is…
85: A fight for cell phone pricing and flying with AI
May 2 • 56 min
In this week's episode we chat about first party vs. third party apps, a landmark case in consumer protection against cell phone carriers, and how WestJet and Air Canada plan to use AI to make things smoother. Speed round: -Instagram kinda sucks now -More…
84: Amazon is making a robot
Apr 26 • 57 min
Dan is back! In this week's episode, the guys talk about Amazon's new vehicle delivery pilot, Amazon's rumoured robot, Facebook groups influencing Amazon ratings, Spotify's new "focused on free" announcement, YouTube Remix and the death of Google Play…
83: China and Russia are hacking everything
Apr 18 • 47 min
In this week's episode we discuss the sad state of sports streaming in Canada, Russia's impending cyber war with the West, China's possible cyber war with the west, Facebook and what they can and can't hear (read: they don't listen to your phone),…
82: Wait and see: a tech memoir
Apr 11 • 46 min
In this week's episode: the day one summary of Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to US Congress, how you can see if Cambridge Analytica got your data (check here), Facebook deleting Mark Zuckerberg's messages (and subsequently allowing you to delete yours…
81: Is BlackBerry a patent troll?
Apr 4 • 60 min
This week Marc and Riley discuss BlackBerry suing Snap, Inc., Instagram sharing less user data (suddenly and without explanation), cars with facial recognition, Spotify's great success in going public, and Apple abandoning Intel. Speed round: -Sony's…
80: The Apple Event and how to #DeleteFacebook
Mar 28 • 71 min
This week, Marc and Riley talk about today's Apple educational event, the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, downloading your Facebook archive (and the problems it might cause you), and Marc's quest to #DeleteFacebook. Speed round: -The iPhone camera sound is a…
79: Fortnite, killer self-driving Ubers, and 5G in Canada
Mar 21 • 72 min
Dan's away this week. While he is, Marc and Riley talk about Fortnite and PUBG for mobile platforms, the autonomous Uber that killed a woman in Arizona (and its fallout), a public-private partnership that'll give $400 million toward 5G research in Canada,…
78: New Fitbits and how to kill a pirate
Mar 14 • 84 min
In this week's episode, we run a little long talking about Marc's move away from piracy and Dan's purchase of a Plex Pass. Then we get into an MIT study blaming humans for the real spread of fake news, Snapchat's latest "feature," YouTube's attempt to…
77: Vero update, Instagram’s next move, Facebook gets sued
Mar 7 • 63 min
In this week's accidentally social-media focused episode, we chat (again) about Vero and what it's like a week later, BlackBerry suing Facebook for things we take for granted, hidden code hinting at features in Instagram, and Google Clips. Speed round:…
76: Vero, Canadian ridesharing, and the Samsung Galaxy S9
Feb 28 • 67 min
In this week's news we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ (briefly), ridesharing apps in Manitoba (at length), Google Assistant helping you with your cell phone bills (an average conversation) and a trendy new social media app called Vero (for a…
75: Everything is awful
Feb 21 • 61 min
In this week's (admittedly bleak) show, we chat about the Russian election interference, Shaw's massive employee departure, Huawei and Telus' Canadian 5G test (see? not all bad), Tesla's smart power grid in Nova Scotia, and the iOS patch for that Indian…
74: HomePod, Freedom Mobile hack, and Waymo v. Uber
Feb 14 • 60 min
In this week's show we discuss a vulnerability in Freedom Mobile, Apple's insane Apple Watch sales numbers, Waymo and Uber's sudden court settlement, the HomePod, and Unilever's pledge to Facebook and YouTube (hint: shape up or we'll ship out). Speed…
73: One of us is a cybercriminal
Feb 7 • 74 min
In this week's episode, we talk about Intel's new smart glasses (Vaunt); the Pixel 2's Visual Core Chip; Microsoft's new "S Mode," which will replace 10 S; getting your iPhone battery replaced; Elon's total flamethrower sales; Netflix buying a Canadian…
72: Elon Musk made a flamethrower (Apple and Google did some stuff too)
Jan 31 • 67 min
In this week's episode we talk about a Canadian Senate report that calls us "ill-prepared" for self-driving vehicles; Strava data that may have exposed several secret military bases; the Google Clips Camera; the HomePod; Elon Musk's no-joke, real-life,…
71: Amazon’s new store and STEM for kids
Jan 24 • 63 min
Dan's back! In this week's show we talk about new arrivals to CraveTV, funding for STEM and coding in schools, the new Amazon Go grocery store, and a picture-centric encrypted messaging app in alpha. Speed round: -Intel: be careful even when you're…
70: CES, 2018 (Part 2)
Jan 17 • 68 min
This week, while Dan's away fixing his computer, Marc and Riley run down a number of very interesting things to come out of CES (and a couple interesting non-CES things too). Look forward to robots, more televisions, the headlights of the future,…
69: CES, 2018 (Part 1)
Jan 10 • 61 min
On this week's episode we catch you up on the three most important things we missed over the holidays, plus a number of developments and crazy products from CES. We're back and more tangent-y than ever. TWENTY EIGHTEEN!Links:This 65-inch OLED TV rolls up…
Is piracy in jeopardy?
Dec 20, 2017 • 49 min
In this week's episode (minus Riley), the guys talk about a possibly precedent-setting case for pirates in Canada; a fake mobile version of Cuphead; Bell's attempt to circumvent CRTC rules about unlocking phones; Twitter's attempt to crack down on…
67: Canada’s terrible cellular bills
Dec 13, 2017 • 60 min
In this week's show, Dan and Riley (Marc is sick) talk about group texting, messaging apps, and fragmentation frustrations; Canada's wireless rates are still among the highest in the world; a former Facebook employee apologizing for ruining the world (and…
66: Canadian streaming services and net neutrality
Dec 5, 2017 • 48 min
In this week's episode we talk net neutrality in Canada; Apple's latest software oops; Facebook's new Messenger app for children; CBC's new streaming app; Neil Young's catalogue, which is being released for free on — you guessed it — a streaming app; and…
65: The hack attacks your Mac
Nov 30, 2017 • 39 min
On this week's show, we talk about Apple's embarrassing security goof (and how to fix it); the Canadian government's release of its own open-source malware spotting tool; the Canadian launch of Facebook Fundraising; Waze's latest update, and Dan's new…
64: Tesla, trivia, and title II
Nov 23, 2017 • 53 min
This week we talk about the Tesla event; the trivia app nobody heard of — until the CEO went bonkers; net neutrality in the US and how it could affect Canada; and Uber's latest difficulty. Speed round: -Google was collecting Android data whether you liked…
63: Digital pills and Lyft in Canada
Nov 15, 2017 • 42 min
Dan is away this week, but in the meantime Marc and Riley talk about Freedom Mobile's huge Black Friday deal; Amazon Cash in Canada; Lyft's first venture out of the US and into Canada; a "digital pill" that knows when you took it and what the dosage was;…
62: New phones and your face data
Nov 10, 2017 • 44 min
Marc's away for this episode, but in the meantime Dan and Riley talk about Twitter's new character limit, a Winnipeg school trustee who wants to change cell phone search and seizure rules in her division, Apple's face data going to developers, more Pixel…
61: Android disasters
Oct 24, 2017 • 51 min
On this week's show, we talk about Amazon Echo in Canada; Essential's price drop (probably due to its poor sales); major screen complaints about the Google Pixel 2 XL, and why that makes Riley sad; Amazon's HQ2 RFP; and the potential for Susan Fowler's…
60: Breached WiFi and AI philosophy
Oct 17, 2017 • 49 min
On this week's show, we talk about a major WiFi vulnerability that affects pretty much everything, and what it means for device security; a game about AI that's more philosophy than game (and also just a ton of fun); and Netflix's plans to bring their…
59: Distracted driving and privacy fears
Oct 11, 2017 • 60 min
News was slow on the heels of the Google and Microsoft announcements, but we soldiered on nevertheless. This week we dive into Google's Home Mini mistake that recorded everything by accident; Saskatchewan's attempt to curb distracted driving; Uber's…
58: Google’s 2017 haul
Oct 5, 2017 • 75 min
On this episode, we discuss all the things Google announced on its Oct. 4 event, including two new Pixel phones, aptly named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; two new Google Home devices; a new camera device; wireless headphones; a fancy new Chromebook; and a whole…
57: Microsoft’s VR event
Oct 4, 2017 • 47 min
On this week's episode we discuss the announcements Microsoft made at its Mixed Reality Event on October 3, 2017. That includes availability, specs, and prices of the headsets; a VR-related business acquisition; a Halo VR experience, and several other…
56: Things we love (and bloopers!)
Sep 26, 2017 • 41 min
All our glorious recommendations Book: Dan — The Phantom Tollbooth: Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer Marc — The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind Riley — The Gunslinger, but just so you can understand what’s going on in The…
55: Con artists and Nazis and augmented reality
Sep 19, 2017 • 63 min
In this week's episode, we cover the disaster the "frank." phone turned out to be, and whether or not it was a con; Facebook's ad targeting permitting access to Nazis and other anti-Semites; augmented reality and what it'll mean when it gets to your…
54: Apple’s 2017 haul
Sep 13, 2017 • 88 min
This week we recorded on Tuesday, Sept 12 — the day of the big Apple event. We discuss news on Apple TV, the new Apple Watch Series 3, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and iPhone X (all in Canadian prices, naturally). Links:Designing for iPhone X - Fall 2017 | Apple…
53: The Canadian kid taking on big cellular companies
Sep 5, 2017 • 40 min
On this week's episode, we talk about the 17-year-old Canadian who's crowdfunding a mid-range Android phone; Andy Rubin's rookie mistake with the Essential phone; Canada's government body for handling telecom/television complaints; open-sourcing…
52: Movies, gear, and oodles of data
Aug 29, 2017 • 72 min
The boys are back! It's the first episode with all three of us in nearly as many weeks — in it, we talk about: Cineplex's limited-time offer of half-priced movies for a week; Sony's permanent price cut of its VR platform in Canada; Microsoft's Mixed…
51: Tech TV, retro vs. new gadgets, and Marc’s redemption
Aug 23, 2017 • 71 min
Marc had a chest cold, so while he was away, Riley and Dan talked about: Riley's mechanical keyboard project; a comment/prompt from a listener on our Facebook page; NFC payments in Canada; tech companies getting into television; Elon Musk's new crusade…
50: Lockstate’s total eclipse of the smart
Aug 16, 2017 • 47 min
Dan's away again, but on this week's episode Marc and Riley cover a drone film festival in Toronto; a smart lock company that made it dumb with a software update; solar eclipse glasses that Amazon warns will hurt your eyes; a new Tile product (and maybe a…
49: Rural fibre, hackers, and sexism in Silicon Valley
Aug 9, 2017 • 50 min
While Marc's away this week, Dan and Riley talk about a group of rural Manitoba areas banding together to build and maintain a fibre Internet network; a British hacker, once lauded as an "accidental hero," now arrested for selling malware; a sexist…
48: YouTube loves Canada and your car is now a hotspot
Aug 2, 2017 • 52 min
Dan is away for work this week, but in his absence, Marc and Riley get into Spotlight Canada, a YouTube pilot program just for the Great White North; Rogers' Smart Drive, a device with an LTE chip that turns your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot; and Apple's…
47: A Canadian ran the Dark Web and we’re getting “the Netflix of sports”
Jul 26, 2017 • 61 min
This week we talk about a 25-year-old Canadian who ran the biggest market on the Dark Web; DAZN, the "Netflix of sports"; Google's fight against Canada's internet censorship, and the death of MSPaint. Speed round: -Telus and Rogers are no longer selling…
46: Canadian 5G, hunting with drones, and Canadian Alexa
Jul 21, 2017 • 74 min
This week we cover a variety of topics, including whether hunting with drones is ethical (or if it's just evolution of technology); the deal Huawei and Telus struck up to start testing 5G in Canada (hint: be excited); 1Password changes and the trouble…
45: Sex robots and Canadian tech diversity
Jul 13, 2017 • 71 min
On this week's show, we talk about sex robots and what they'll mean to society; Android Pay, PayPal, and other popular mobile payment methods in Canada; the diversity (or lack thereof) in Canadian tech companies; and Amazon Prime Days in Canada. Speed…
44: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home
Jul 6, 2017 • 48 min
It's been a slow week for tech news, so we put the Amazon Echo and Google Home head-to-head in Canada. Riley's had a Home since November, and Marc's been using an Echo (and a Home) for a few weeks now. Listen to find out what they both do in Canada and…
43: All Uber’s controversies in Canada & the US
Jun 28, 2017 • 88 min
This week's episode is all about Uber. In the wake of CEO Travis Kalanick's departure, we wanted to round up everything Uber has been in trouble for in Canada and the US. With the help of several Canadian media outlets and one long WIRED article, we run…
42: Unlocking Canadian phones and tricking Canadian AI
Jun 21, 2017 • 70 min
In this week's episode, the guys cover the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) ban of locked phones; the OnePlus 5 and whether it'll be a contender; Amazon Echo in Canada (and how to make it think you're in the United States); and how…
41: E3 and Google’s insane AI
Jun 14, 2017 • 67 min
In this week's episode (sans Riley), Marc and Dan talk about E3, but more specifically: the Xbox One X; Minecraft and its exciting new development; and some exciting new games (like Fallout 4 VR, Doom VR, Wolfenstein 2, etc.). We also cover a few neat…
40: WWDC ‘17: big whoop, wanna fight about it?
Jun 6, 2017 • 91 min
In this week's episode, we run down a few of the more interesting things about Apple's WWDC conference, including new Apple watchfaces (which Riley and Dan hate); MacOS High Sierra; new Mac hardware and a new iMac Pro; a new iPad; the HomeHub speaker,…
39: Filters, fidget spinners, and a new HTC phone
Jun 1, 2017 • 70 min
We're back to our old tricks in this episode — rather than one or two deep dives into a topic, this week it's a smattering of news from all over the place. That includes a Canadian startup connecting voice actors all over the world; a face filter…
38: The I/O of Google I/O
May 25, 2017 • 66 min
In this week's show, we discuss all the exciting news from Google I/O, the Google development conference. Highlights include Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Photos, Google Daydream (and other VR headsets), and Android/Android O. Speed round: -Google…
37: Build 2017: Welcome to the Windows renaissance
May 17, 2017 • 74 min
This week the guys talk about Microsoft Build and all the news and implications it brought, including: Timeline, a feature similar to Apple's Continuity; Fluent Design, the new visual identity; Story Remix, the sweet new answer to Movie Maker; HoloLens…
36: BlackBerry: Canada’s Icarus of tech
May 10, 2017 • 68 min
In honour of BlackBerry's latest phone release, the KEYone, this week we dive deep into the history of BlackBerry: when and where it started; their phone range and what they meant to the world; the current state of the company (and what its phones are up…
35: Does Canada have net neutrality? Is the next Fitbit ugly?
May 5, 2017 • 91 min
This week marks the start of a new format: we're going in-depth about two topics and leaving the gadget news to the speed round. Fitbit's new watch leaked, and Marc hates it. Riley doesn't mind it. Dan is neutral. Are wearables even a good idea? What's…
34: Synthesized voices and headphones that spy on you
Apr 26, 2017 • 63 min
Dan's away this week, so Marc and Riley are left to argue about: Lyrebird, a Montreal company that can synthesize a voice with just 1 minute of speech; the rise and prevalence of contactless payments in Canada; Invest Ottawa's ploy to attract immigrant…
33: Murders on Facebook and texting and driving
Apr 19, 2017 • 73 min
On this week's episode: HP's horrendous customer service after a man in Montreal reported being hacked; Instagram stories are now beating Snapchat for number of daily active users; the now-infamous murder uploaded to Facebook — what it means for the…
32: Canada saves your Internet privacy
Apr 12, 2017 • 63 min
On this week's show: follow-up about the spies on Parliament Hill (and the RCMP's response to it); a Canadian not-for-profit that wants government to be better at technology; Internet privacy in Canada and why your data is safe; a CBC op-ed suggesting…
31: The spies among us and the S8
Apr 5, 2017 • 65 min
On this week's show: the Canadian government committed over $2.2 billion to clean energy technology investments; there are cell phone spying devices around Parliament Hill (update — as of this writing, we're pretty sure it was the RCMP); Infiniti launches…
30: Canada’s new privacy tool, IKEA’s smart lights, WhatsApp in the UK
Mar 29, 2017 • 64 min
Upon Riley's return, we talk about: Canada's banks are building a new privacy/identity tool (and cooperating on something for the first time since 1984); IKEA is building its own smart light platform; Samsung will start selling refurbished Note 7s in…
29: Drone rules in Canada and Uber’s self-driving issues
Mar 22, 2017 • 71 min
While Riley is away, Marc and Dan go over the new recreational drone regulations in Canada, including weight, height restrictions, and proximity to people/buildings/animals; Uber's self-driving cars aren't as autonomous as we assumed, they said goodbye to…
28: Canada is a videogame hotspot and Facebook Messenger Day is a garbage fire
Mar 15, 2017 • 72 min
Marc got a new microphone (check it out here) and we're officially back on Google Play Music and Stitcher! On to the real stuff: we talk about video game developing in Canada; Facebook Messenger Day, and some alternatives to Messenger if you decide to…
27: The Switch, the CIA, and Uber (again)
Mar 8, 2017 • 70 min
In this week's episode: the Nintendo Switch is having some issues—but still succeeding; WikiLeaks released a massive bombshell about the CIA's surveillance abilities (and we argue about it, of course); Uber adds yet another item to their list of 2017 PR…
26: Uber is screwed and Nokia is back
Mar 1, 2017 • 64 min
Marc is away sick this week, but while he's gone we talk about: Uber's many struggles (in addition to the accusations of systemic misogyny and discrimination, they're also getting sued); some exciting news from Mobile World Congress, including a new Nokia…
25: Facebook hates Snapchat, media hates Samsung, everyone hates Uber
Feb 22, 2017 • 65 min
On this week's episode: sexism and harassment at Uber, and the renewed #DeleteUber movement as a result; the Caavo streaming box might actually fix television — if it ever comes to Canada; Samsung's chief got arrested, which is another spot on their…
24: Driverless cars in Canada, PayPal media censorship, IBM’s Watson gets a job
Feb 15, 2017 • 75 min
Dan's back! On this week's episode: IBM's Watson got a job — with the University of New Brunswick; PayPal and their censorship of a small Manitoba newspaper; driverless cars in the US and Canada; coding as the next blue collar job. Speed round: -Google…
23: Super Bowl drones, Canadian banks going Google, A-Plex-a
Feb 8, 2017 • 59 min
Dan's in Mexico, but while he's gone we talk about: the Super Bowl light show behind Lady Gaga (and the tech behind it); Alexa's new integration with Plex; Marc's Canadian Tire smart bulb; an Ottawa hospital's foray into 3D printing and all the medical…
22: Fake news in Canada, the end of HMV, tech and politics
Feb 1, 2017 • 66 min
On this week's (admittedly rather bleak) show: HMV Canada is closing all stores; Facebook is bringing fake news filters to Canada; Trump is making the tech world angry; Fitbit is laying off 6% of its workforce; Twitter is combating harassment (finally).…
21: LG G6, AirPods review, please update your iPhone
Jan 25, 2017 • 72 min
This week we start with a PSA: iOS 10.2 had some serious security vulnerabilities, so go update your iPhone to 10.2.1 immediately. Other stuff this week: LG G6 rumours; Google has re-launched Voice and—guess what—it does messaging now; a review of Apple…
20: Nintendo and Samsung and Tesla (oh my!)
Jan 18, 2017 • 68 min
We're down a Dan this week (boo), but we filled the hour anyway. On this episode: the latest dope on the Nintendo Switch; the new Nvidia Shield TV; Microsoft's new Xbox update; why Samsung's Note 7 kept blowing up (it's officially out); an Apple AirPods…
19: Best of CES and the worst of Marc’s Xbox
Jan 11, 2017 • 85 min
This week we talk about Marc's regrettable Xbox One experience; Riley's Philips Hue advice; and a whole bunch of CES stuff, including Alexa in everything, fancy new haptic feedback, crazy thin televisions, an out-of-the-box racing drone, and rumours about…
18: Holiday Bonus: All our 2016 recommendations
Dec 28, 2016 • 66 min
Happy holidays! We hope your time off work—whatever that entailed—was magical. Here's a list of (almost) everything we recommended this year, updated where appropriate. We may have forgotten to mention a couple, because it's been a really long year. Sue…
17: Uber drives itself, Mario drives us crazy
Dec 21, 2016 • 79 min
In this week's episode: Microsoft's first smart speaker; our scathing Super Mario Run review; Uber's self-driving cars (and all their associated woes), a Facebook Messenger update; Apple AirPods; AT&T's chatbot; and Blade Runner 2049. Recommendations Dan…
16: Super Mario Run, Samsung, and VR on your iPhone
Dec 14, 2016 • 80 min
In this week's show: Super Mario Run for your phone needs an Internet connection; Samsung is remotely killing its phones in the US (and disconnecting from towers in Canada); the Samsung Galaxy S8 might not have a headphone jack; iPhone has a VR headset…
15: Compromised Android phones, fake news, Oculus Touch
Dec 7, 2016 • 79 min
In this week's show: a Google Home update from Riley; an abridged version of the fake news conversation you missed last week; Netflix and offline viewing; Fitbit's purchase of Pebble and what it means; Android phones compromised by non-Google Play apps;…
14: Should you get a Google Home or an Amazon Echo?
Nov 29, 2016 • 60 min
With the return of Riley, we talk what the Google and Apple headquarters are like, why Uber is way better than a taxi, and where he bought a Google Home. Marc wonders about the Echo vs. Home debate. Also in this episode: Blips camera lenses for iPhone, a…
13: Google Pixel 1 month later, Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, fan mail
Nov 23, 2016 • 71 min
On this week's show: Riley is away in California; Marc re-reviews his Pixel after a month; Moto Z got an Android update and now supports Daydream; Google released a photo scanning app; Apple bailed on wireless routers; Marc got a Snap from a fan.…
12: Spying phones, falling drones, Nintendo groans
Nov 16, 2016 • 76 min
Marc's back! In this week's show: cheap US Android phones that sent data to China; Nintendo's NES Classic is impossible to find (and it's driving everyone nuts); GoPro's Karma drone failed so many times it's been recalled; Super Mario Run is coming soon,…
11: Maybe the MacBook isn’t so bad
Nov 9, 2016 • 70 min
On this week's episode (sadly devoid of Marc): Riley corrects the rant from the last episode; other people are kinda pissed about this computer; Apple's response to the outrage; Samsung's official apology, and why it probably wasn't enough; Google Home…
10: Books and Studios: Apple and Microsoft compete directly
Nov 2, 2016 • 78 min
This week's episode: tons of announcements from Microsoft, like Windows 10 Creators Update, pimped-out Paint, new Surface Book, and their all-new Surface Studio; Apple stuff, like the new TV app, the death of the MacBook Air, and the new MacBook Pro; and…
9: All about Marc’s Pixel (and Apple and Microsoft too)
Oct 26, 2016 • 71 min
This week's episode: Marc talks about his new Google Pixel; Microsoft is doing an event—probably with Windows and Surface and a speaker, and maybe with HoloLens; Apple's probably introducing some new MacBooks; AT&T bought Time Warner; Nintendo teased a…
8: Apple kills the car, GoPro gets Nerfed, the Note 7 gets outlawed
Oct 19, 2016 • 59 min
This week's episode: the Note 7 is outlawed on flights now; Apple has given up on making a car; there's a Kickstarter project for a NERF football for your GoPro. Recommendations Riley — The Room (mobile game, but now on Steam too) Dan — kottke.org (blog)…
7: The Note 7 is gone (for good)
Oct 12, 2016 • 75 min
In this week's episode: the total recall of the Note 7, and how Samsung screwed things up; Oculus Connect 3 and all the glorious announcements; Facebook Workplace and why we'd never use it; JFK airport's groovy new software; and a chatbot that might…
6: Googtober 4 (all about the Google event)
Oct 5, 2016 • 66 min
This week we dive into all the things Google announced during its October 4 event: Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which look a lot like an iPhone; Google Home, which aims to take on Amazon Echo; Google Wi-Fi, which is competing with mesh network champion…
5: The death of Shomi, Snapchat glasses, and journalism conflicts
Sep 28, 2016 • 65 min
This week’s episode: Shomi is dead; the Canadian price of Apple AirPods; more thoughts on the iPhone 7; Snapchat’s new glasses; the Back to the Future self-lacing shoes we’ve always wanted; The Verge’s firing of Chris Ziegler for conflict of interest;…
4: Marc plays chicken with his Note 7
Sep 21, 2016 • 75 min
This week’s show: Riley’s new iPhone 7; Marc’s continued use of the Note 7; the persistent success of Pokemon Go; GoPro’s drone; phone leaks; Google’s new AI trip planner; and more.Recommendations:Riley — Very British Problems (Netflix)Dan — Caffeine (the…
3: We fight about the headphone jack
Sep 14, 2016 • 68 min
In this episode, we explain what the name of our show means; Marc and Riley disagree on Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack; Riley discusses his argument with Rogers on Twitter; Dan asks us for an important recommendation; we run down a…
2: Waterloo: Canada’s Silicon Valley
Sep 7, 2016 • 61 min
This week we touch on Project ARA, Ecobee smart thermostats, the world’s thinnest laptop, the Sept. 7 Sony event, and the exploding Note 7. Marc, calling all the way from Kitchener/Waterloo, tells us all about the city’s tech roots, what it means to…
1: Apple rumours, a Tesla update, and Touch IC disease
Aug 31, 2016 • 62 min
This week we talk briefly about Tesla and the Touch IC disease that’s been affecting the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, then cover all the iPhone rumours about the September 7 Apple Event. Marc also puts on a tinfoil hat. Recommendations:Marc — Vainglory (mobile…