After hearing that Oculus Rift is retreating from almost half of its Best Buy locations, we were wondering if VR was a fading fad. We invited MIT Technology Review’s Rachel Metz to chat with us. And here’s the article she wrote about this:
With the Oscars around the corner and after recently talking about streaming services and cable cutting, this week we welcome special guest film critic Christian Toto for a roundtable discussion of our 9 favorite, underrated movies. These are great films to watch this weekend or whenever you need something that is awesome but not necessarily the latest blockbuster.
The films we discussed on this epsiode:
Full Moon and Blue Water
THis week Dave and Rick share their three favorite producivity tools (and why they love them). Here are the various apps and services discussed on this show:
It’s a contentious day at One Cool Thing as Dave tries to convince Rick and guest tech journalist Melanie Pinola that using digital credit solutions — like Coin, Plastc, Android Pay, and Apple Pay — are better than tried-and-true credit cards.
Motivated by YouTube videos of animals making off with iPads, this week we discuss if tablets are worthy replacements for laptop computers–and if not for you and me, what about for our parents? We’re joined by special guest Sarah Jacobsson Purewal.
Here are the animal videos Dave, Rick, and Sarah discussed: https://www.techwalla.com/articles/animals-love-ipads-apparently
Fitbits. Apple Watches. Misfits. They’re everywhere, and people use them to track everything from running to sex. But how accurate are they? Does a band on your wrist really help make you healthier? This week we’re joined by the lovely Sarah Jacobsson Purewal.
Drones! They’re cool, they’re fun, they’re contentious, they’re scary. They deliver pizzas and shoot video over your fence into your backyard. They might be a risk to airliners but, did we mention that they can deliver pizza? This week, Dave and Rick duke it out over drones.
We take a hard look at what, exactly, you’re getting if you buy the iPhone 7 — is it all hype, or is Apple all hat and no cattle this year? Plus, we discuss the risk from Samsung’s exploding smartphones.
Hosted by Techwalla editor-in-chief Dave Johnson and CNET contributor Rick Broida, with special guest noted tech journalist Jason Cipriani.