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TWB 156: Amazon Key hack, iPhone X Face ID, Google Pixel Buds

11/16/2017
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Google Pixel Buds: Ryan has written up a full review of the new ear budsand will tell his thoughts on today's show. In particular, the unique feature of translate, could be something that truly sets them apart from their competitors. But, do they sound good? Amazon Key Hacked: Despite the convenience factor, there still seems to be overwhelming hesitation for general adoption of something like the Amazon Key home delivery system. Now, with news that there is a small, but real, chance the...

Duration: 00:31:42


TWB 155: Driverless shuttle accident; Uber air taxis; A.I. citizens

11/9/2017
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Uber Flying Taxis: Announced at the Web Summit in Portugal, Uber has added Los Angeles as a test city for it's "Elevate" flying taxi program. The goal is to deploy the aircraft on top of buildings, so that they essentially never touch solid ground. Will you ride in a driver-less vehicle?: Las Vegas has been touting it's impending use of an autonomous shuttle for a while now. It's finally debuted and....got into an accident within one hour. Digital Trends had a reporter riding in the...

Duration: 00:31:31


TWB 154: iPhone X release is here; Roku Stick; Robotic Dog; AI Scary Stories

11/2/2017
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Are you getting an iPhone X?: Unless you pre-ordered, or plan to wait in line at an Apple Store all night, the chances of actually getting an iPhone X on the official launch date are pretty slim. However, plenty of reviews are out and we'll go over what we've seen and whether we think it's worth the $999 price tag for the base version. Roku Streaming Stick+: We're always looking for the next best way to stream the newest tv shows and movies. The Roku Streaming Stick+ may just be the best...

Duration: 00:39:18


TWB 153: Amazon 'Key' delivery, Echo Plus, Noise-Canceling Noodle Fork

10/26/2017
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Amazon Key In-Home Delivery: At some point, I'm sure we've all had a package stolen. Amazon now hopes to keep this from happening to their home deliveries, with the Amazon Key. It's an all-in-one solution to allow secure access to your home, by delivery drivers, or service providers that you specify. However, "secure" is really the key word here. How can they verify that this system can't be hacked? Will you be purchasing an Amazon Key? Echo Plus: Amazon is continuing it's plan to...

Duration: 00:29:18


TWB 152: iPhone 8 issues, Home Awards, security drone, robot war

10/19/2017
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iPhone 8 not so great?: Multiple sources are saying that Apple has cut back on the production demands for the iPhone 8, because of anticipated demand for the iPhone X. Verizon is reporting that despite the $1000 price tag, people are still expressing interest for the phone as the Oct. 27th pre-sale date approaches. Are we entering the era of $1k plus cell phones as a new standard? DT Home Awards: The Digital Trends Home Awards were announced this week, with some amazing advances in...

Duration: 00:31:13


TWB 151: Alexa Voice Recognition; Google Recordings; Disney Movie App

10/12/2017
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Alexa Voice Recognition: Google Home announced Voice Match last week, as a service that can distinguish between individual user'svoices. Amazon has now followed suit with an Alexa update that can do the same thing. Google Home Mini recordings: Google is now in hot water, after a user reported that a glitch in his Home Mini, allowed it to record everything he said and store the information. They have since sent out a software update to address the issue, but this really plays to the worst...

Duration: 00:40:30


TWB 150: Google takes on Amazon & Apple; Quadcopter Commute; Mars City

10/5/2017
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Google takes on everyone: Google had their turn at big announcements this week, revealing two new Pixel phones, the Pixel Buds, Home Mini/Home Max and a new lifelogging camera called the Google Clip. How do they stack up against Amazon, Apple and all of the competition? Is this no-headphone-jack trend something that we'll see more of? We'll give you a run down of where they're at, what we think and take your opinions, as well. CityAirbus Quadcopter Transport: It sounds like it's straight...

Duration: 00:35:23


TWB 149: Amazon Echo for all; Fire TV vs. Apple 4K TV; Google Ultra Pixel

9/28/2017
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Echo Everywhere: Amazon is determined to provide an Alexa-enabled device for anyone and everyone. They have just revealed 4 new/2nd-generation home assistants that might help them further take command of the burgeoning market. However, is it enough for you to buy one, or say...switch from Google Home? Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple 4K TV: Both Apple and Amazon want to take corner the cord-cutting market, in addition to advancing streaming 4K television devices. We'll take a look at each one,...

Duration: 00:38:50


TWB 148: iPhone X delayed?; Fall TV buyers guide; Voltron technology

9/21/2017
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Big Delay for the iPhone X?: Are you one of those folks clamoring for the brand new, top of the line, iPhone X? Well, you may have to wait quite a bit. It is rumored that Apple has [internal-link post_id="1012335"]yet to begin production[/internal-link] and delivery time could be a long way out. Fall TV Buying Guide Preview: We may very well be in the golden-era of OLED televisions and Caleb will let you know what to expect for the Fall and what some of the best deals are out there. Have...

Duration: 00:33:23


TWB 147: Apple Event Recap - iPhone X, Series 3 Apple Watch, Apple TV 4K

9/14/2017
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The iPhone X: The device is being touted by Apple as the smartphone that will define the industry for the next 10 years. It is very impressive, with seamless OLED, Face ID and an admittedly, aesthetically pleasing design. However, a lot of this technology has already been out there. Is the phone revolutionary enough for you to pay $1000 for it? Series 3 Apple Watch: The big reveal of this watch at the performance was pretty incredible in appearance. A full LTE connected watch, ‘infused’...

Duration: 00:29:29


TWB 146: Apple Roundup, Driver-less Lyft, High-Tech Helmets, E-skin

9/7/2017
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Apple Rumor Roundup: In case you didn't know, the big Apple Special Event in Cupertino will be on September 12th and we already know we'll be seeing a brand new iPhone. We'll give a roundup of what the other rumored products are and where you can catch all of the action as it unfolds. Autonomous Lyft: Bay Area folks may be able to take a ride in a Drive.ai powered autonomous car, in conjunction with Lyft. Users will need to opt into the program and if chosen, the ride will be free. Uber...

Duration: 00:31:13


TWB 145: Star Wars AR, the LG V30, iPhone 8 rumors, and Alexa everywhere

8/31/2017
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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR: Lenovo has debuted a standalone, smartphone-powered headset utilizing Mirage AR at this years IFA event in Germany. They partnered with Disney to create the game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, in which you can fight foes with your lightsaber in augmented reality. It’s pretty impressive and at under $200, could be a huge hit. Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: Amazon is continuing it’s mad rush to put Alexa in every known device, announcing several more at IFA. Microsoft and...

Duration: 00:30:19


TWB 144: Galaxy vs. iPhone vs. Pixel, Icelandic Drones and Elon's Spacesuit

8/24/2017
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 8 vs. Google Pixel 2: All three of these phones are slated to be released, if not in stores, over the next 60 days. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is already a known commodity, but with the iPhone and Pixel, we don't know all of the features. Good thing is that we have a lot of [internal-link post_id="1012335"]rumors[/internal-link]. With price as a factor, which one of these three phones would you purchase? Iceland Drone Delivery: Reykjavik has become one of...

Duration: 00:28:29


TWB 143: Apple Oled TV rumors, iOS 11 'Cop Button' and Bio-Robotics

8/17/2017
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Apple Oled TV Rumors: With a grainy, leaked photo, the rumors of an [internal-link post_id="1228429"]impending Apple Television[/internal-link] have started back up. It's been years of speculation, but with $1 billion already being invested in original content, could we finally see this almost mystical product become a reality? iOS 11 'Cop Button': A new security feature in iOS 11 will allow a user to quickly [internal-link post_id="1228974"]disable the Touch ID[/internal-link] function...

Duration: 00:28:54


TWB 142: With Disney & Facebook, are we reaching streaming content overload?

8/10/2017
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Disney splits from Netflix and Facebook turns on Watch: Further fracturing and additions to the streaming content world happened this week. [internal-link post_id="1224804"]Disney announced[/internal-link] that it will be taking it's massive amount content off of Netflix, in order to start up possible multiple streams of their own, including ESPN. Now, Facebook has announced Watch an original content channel on their network. We have all wanted ala carte service for a long time, but are we...

Duration: 00:33:40


TWB 141: YouTube Red/Google Play Music merger & iPhone 8 rumors

7/27/2017
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YouTube Red/Google Play Music merger: The two streaming music services (and much more) have announced that they will be joining forces under one umbrella. Will this be enough for you to switch to the setup, or are you happy with the service you're currently using? iPhone 8/X/10/Edition update: Another week and yet more rumors about the next iPhone. With all of the competition it faces, it now appears that the phone may have wireless charging capabilities according to an image from...

Duration: 00:32:40


TWB 140: Comic-Con, Return of Atari, Elon Musk and the Hyperloop

7/20/2017
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San Diego Comic-Con: Star Wars news, Stranger Things 2, The Defenders, Wonder Woman! So many things will be revealed at [internal-link post_id="1213995"]Comic-Con[/internal-link] this weekend, but we'll touch on a few headlines we've heard so far. What are you most looking forward to hearing about from Comic-Con? Return of Atari: The sudden resurgence of Atari is surprising to some, but they've apparently been working on new products, for quite some time now. They have a huge...

Duration: 00:34:19


TWB 139: Facebook VR for the masses, Samsung's LED movie screen

7/13/2017
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DT Car Awards: The Digital Trends Car Awards are out! Every year, DT goes over all of the years releases, ranking them in various categories. Holly was with the team on site and let's us know how the process works. We also ask the question; What is your dream car? Facebook/Oculus VR for the masses?: One of the biggest drawbacks when it comes to high-end Virtual Reality is the price point. From a cutting edge PC, to $400 for an Oculus Rift headset, it's an expensive buy-in. Facebook has...

Duration: 00:37:06


TWB 138: Facial recognition in the iPhone and fighter jet tech for bicyclists

7/6/2017
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Pokémon Go one-year anniversary: Last July, the world was introduced to [internal-link post_id="1007640"]Niantic[/internal-link]'s famous game. It broke download records and still has around 65 million active users. Are you one of them? Facial Recognition and OLED screens in the new iPhone?: Another week, another [internal-link post_id="1012335"]set of rumors[/internal-link] about the upcoming newest edition of Apple's iPhone. Touch ID is reportedly on it's way out of the newest...

Duration: 00:32:43


TWB 137: The iPhone at 10 and Livestream your life for free internet

6/29/2017
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iPhone at 10 years and the iPhone 8: It's been 10 years since Apple unleashed the iPhone upon the world and we'll take a quick look back at where we've come and what it's meant. We'll also take a look at the latest concept for the iPhone 8 and debate whether Apple is still number one in groundbreaking mobile technology. Would you Livestream your life for $200?: CamSoda is currently an adult webcam service, but they are looking to branch out into more ordinary live streaming. Their new...

Duration: 00:34:26

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