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Podcast 1804: The Eyes of Google Are Upon You!


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Google Plans Its Own US Cellular Service

Google has confirmed for the first time that it plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but a senior executive downplayed the competition it would be to major U.S. cellular carriers.Several reports have said the company is preparing a service that would be offered across an existing cellular network under a Google brand — a so-called “mobile virtual network operator” or MVNO. But the reports hadn’t been confirmed until Sundar Pichai, the company’s senior vice president, spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.”You’ll see us announce it in the coming months,” said Pichai.

Pichai said it won’t be a full-service mobile network in competition with existing carriers.

Instead, he said, it will give Google a platform through which it can experiment with new services for Android smartphones.

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Podcast 1442 10-18-14: Rumble in the Techno Jungle & ATT Passport

Apple launches new Ipad air

Show Notes

Full Crew 2014

 Techno Cage Match Refereed by Rick Broida The Gadget Guy

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Our mild mannered and insightful gadget expert and noted cheapskate Rick Broida, tried to keep the warring parties apart during this lively discussion of Apple technology revealed last week and Google Goods paraded before the public.

Are we all being herded into walled gardens of technology that work seamlessly together provided you have the right hardware?  Or are consumers getting fed up with the sales pitch and want good products that just work at the right price point no matter who makes them?

This was a uniquely lively show that you won’t want to miss.

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Passport

AT&T Offers New Passport Plan for International Travel

Melissa Bahoora Regional Sales MgrMelissa Bahoora, Regional Sales Manager for AT&T in Michigan explains the updated Passport program that allows greater freedom outside the US to make calls and receive data without taking out a new mortgage.

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Answering Listener Questions with

Full Crew 2014

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel,Foster Braun, Shane Hamelin

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Google Nexus 6 Featuring Android Lollipop

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Google’s latest flagship phone is finally here. But instead of holding a press event like years past, the tech-giant announced its newest Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet today, via an online press release. The device starts at $649 (32GB) and $699 (64GB). Preorders begin Wednesday, October 29, and it will land in stores in November. You’ll be able to buy the phone unlocked, with a service contract, or through monthly carrier installments.

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Podcast 1405 Feb. 1, 2014: Smart TV's and Battling Ransomware

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Hour 1: New Microsoft CEO? Smart TV’s

The Big Stories in Tech:

Rich Jaroslovsky

Rich Jaroslovsky, National Tech Columnist and NPR  Commentator gives his analysis: Will insider Satya Nadella become the new CEO of Microsoft?  Was Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo a huge loss or very smart move?

Smart TV’s

Ty PendelbuTy Pendelburyry, Senior Associate Editor, CNet breaks down what a Smart TV is and how you can make yours smarter.

From Amazon to HBO Go to YouTube: App availability on TVs compared

 

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Moto X: Made in the USA

MotoX has arrived and it is homemade in more ways than one.

Google  launched its next hero this past week after leaks left very little to the imagination.  Among other things, the MotoX is designed to be highly customizable by the customer, something sure to appeal to a younger, hip users for whom fashion is as important as function. And….the MotoX is made in the USA, but will people buy it on that strength at $199 for a two year contract?


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Google Chromecast Review

From Wired.com

Google’s Chromecast, a little gadget that plugs into an HDMI port on the back of your TV to let you watch Internet or browser-based video, just launched yesterday. We haven’t had time to fully process it for a review yet, but after spending a day with it, we do have some initial thoughts and answers.

  • The main thing to understand is that this is not an Apple TV or TiVo like thing. It’s fundamentally different. Think of it like this: If there are things on the web that you would like to see on your television, this is an extremely easy, portable, and inexpensive way to do that. It will also run smartphone apps that use the Googlecast API, but for now there are only three Android apps that support that–Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play.

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Google Turns the Heat Up on Office

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple’s iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.

The release follows the launch of Quickoffice for Apple’s iPad late last year, when a Google executive said that iPhone and Android versions “are on the way.” The move was also preceded by a February announcement that Google was baking the Quickoffice technology into both its Chrome browser and Chrome OS.  Full Story on MacWorld


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Google Pixel Laptop Takes Aim at Microsoft

Will high priced browser-based laptop harm Microsoft?

Normally Google’s Chromebooks are at the very bottom of the laptop entry fee…until now.  Pixel is the newest addition to the Chromebook like weighing in around the same price point as the basic MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro.  Is this a serious contender or another serious mistake by the company that brought us Google TV and its devices?

Pixel Tech Data

  • CPU: Intel Core i5, 1.8 GHz
  • Display: 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700, 239 PPI, 400 nit
  • Memory/storage: 4GB memory; 32GB storage (64GB LTE model)
  • Ports: 2-USB 2.0; miniDisplay port; 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader; audio
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) dual-band; Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery: 59 Wh, up to 5 hours
  • Dimensions: 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm (11.72 x 8.84 x 0.63 inches)

The powerful hardware on the Pixel doesn’t come cheaply, with the Wi-Fi model priced at $1,299. A model with LTE will be available in April for $1,449. Google is taking a big risk with this high-priced Chromebook as this is a cool thousand bucks more than the popular Samsung Chromebook.


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Google Chrome Safest Browser

The Chrome browser may be the new kid on the block but it is fast becoming one of the most popular and now the safest.  According to a study by Accuvant, Google’s upstart browser is the safest one on the block.


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