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Simulcast 158: Our Galaxy

This week on Simulcast 158, we’re joined by Brian Feldhaus and his new Galaxy Nexus. Bill has a new Galaxy Note, and we have news from AllThingsD, Xbox360, and Google.

We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Google
Google + Local goes live, Google Maps for Android infused with Zagat
Flipboard beta for Android coming soon, Flipboard Beta for Android officially released

Apple
WWDC schedule confirmed
Possible iPhone 6 case?
Apple applies for optical stylus patent
Tim Cook on AllThingsD

Microsoft
Amazon Instant Video for Xbox 360

Miscellaneous
Brian’s Nexus
Bill’s Note
Verizon doubles FIOS speeds up to 300Mbps!

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – America’s Got Talent
Brian – Game of Thrones
Patrick – Battlefield 3, Snow Crash
Geoff – UFC 146, Diablo 3

Picks of the week
Bill – Galaxy Note
Brian – Galaxy Nexus
PatrickCyman Mark 2 (Android)
Geoff – AOKP, Franco Kernel

Simulcast 143: BoomExplode!

This week on Simulcast 143, the four of us are giddy with excitement about Geoff’s big announcement. You’ll notice a new look to our own website, and we’re trying to rock out on a new video host that might just trump UStream (Vokle ROCKS!)

Apple

iPad 3 components show up, show QXGA display
Apple to intro a 8” Kindle Fire competitor?
iPad 3 will have LTE – duh?
Some iOS devs accused of using bots to bolster rankings
Apple wants to file patent suit against Kodak
Congress sends Apple letter seeking answers on Path data collection fiasco
iOS future update will fix contact leaking with explicit permissions
Google+ iOS app update brings instant image upload feature

Google
Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2, we say meh
Apple sues to ban Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy Note 10.1 coming soon?
Google TV updating YouTube app
Leaked HTC Endeavour ICS ROM looks just like Gingerbread with Sense, and that sucks
New Scalado app removes unwanted moving objects in your pictures
Motorola ICS updates not until Q3 at earliest in US
No 32gb GSM Galaxy Nexus for you!

Miscellaneous
Photoshop CS6 content aware move makes us happy
FCC expected to officially reject Lightsquared LTE bid due to GPS interference (No Sprint LTE?)

Geoff’s Big Announcement
www.BoomExplode.com

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Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Geoff –
Halo Reach, Mass Effect 3 Demo, Back to the Future Episodes 1-5, Dungeon Siege 3, PS Vita Uncharted, Wipeout 2048, Modnation Racers and Little Deviants
Patrick –
Top Chef: Texas
Dave –
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal

Picks of the week
Bill – Camera ICS+
Geoff –
PS Vita and www.BoomExplode.com
Patrick –
Vokle
Dave - 
Super Marcey Wescott 43” Apollo Orb

Simulcast 139: Blackout

This week on Simulcast 139, we’re going to talk a bit about SOPA. We’re also going to talk about gadgets, and Geoff has news from a Playstation Vita event.

Apple
Nissan’s self-healing iPhone case
Apple patents clothes that track how you wear them, tell you when it’s time to update your wardrobe
Apple announcing GarageBand tool for eBooks? or A new textbook format?
IK Multimedia iRig PRE to allow use of XLR mics with iOS devices

Google
Galaxy Note could be the Galaxy Journal on VZW
CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 brings ICS to HP Touchpad

Miscellaneous
AT&T increases data prices and allowances
T-Mobile, Walmart do another kumbaya with contract-free unlimited family plan for 3G users
Samsung wasn’t interested in buying RIM, still isn’t interested in buying RIM
Kodak joins the party and sues Samsung for patent infringement

Microsoft
Tritton Warhead 7.1 Headset for Xbox 360 brings direct connection to Xbox 360

Gaming
Geoff and the PS Vita
Call of Duty Elite App out for iOS and Android

Listener Email

Email #1

Hello Simulcast crew,
I have a question regarding blogging.  I have a friend that wants to start a blog, and being the local geek, she’s turned to me.  I’ve read blogs forever, but never thought about starting one for myself or anyone else.  From searching around I have seen services like Blogger and WordPress.  Do you guys have any good recommendations and why do you prefer that service?  Thanks for your help, and love the show.

Rob (@brat1475)

Email #2

I was wondering if you could do a compare and contrast on the Roku vs Apple TV. What do i get on the Roku but not on the Apple? What can the Apple TV do the Roku cannot? The old Roku I think had a dual band built in but the Roku 2 does not, is there any loss of value as a result? If i were to dump cable, which would make me happier?

Also, how can I get a better signal from my wireless router? It appears to reach throughout the house most of the time, but does drop off to the back of the house at times.  How can i tell if my problem is placement of the router vs the need for more bandwidth?

Thanks

Frank ‘Butch’ Bruscato

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave -
Patrick – MW3
Steve – MW3for Playstation Infinity Blade II
Bill – Cowboys and Aliens
Geoff – Dragon Age II (catching up), Kingdoms of Amalur Demo, Darkness II demo and Uncharted 3

Picks of the week
Dave -
PatrickDowncast (iOS) (thanks to @colmination for the suggestion)
Steve – Playstation 3, Not the element case Vapor 4
BillCWM Recovery Touch for Galaxy Nexus
Geoff – PS Vita and Pocketcasts

Simulcast 138: Joe has a LELO

This week on Simulcast 138, we’re not at CES and we’re pretty bummed. However, we have newsreaders and we’re ready to talk about all the fabulous news from CES. We have a special guest, and we should have one of our GGN cohorts calling in live from CES!

Apple
Bill bought a Nano/watch
Amazon introduces a touch-friendly web-based Kindle store for iPad users
Ion’s Docs 2 Go & Pics 2 Go scanner docks bring digital scanning to iPad & iPhone 4/4S
Snapseed Photo Editor coming to Mac App Store

Joe Lombardo calls in

Google
OnLive bringing console class gaming to GoogleTV
Motorola and Intel Announce Multi-Year Partnership to Produce Android Mobile Devices
Huawei Ascend is 6.68mm thin. What? 1/4in
Transformer Prime TF700T with a 1080p screen. What?
Sprint Galaxy Nexus with Google Wallet onboard! (Sprint confirms it will have 32 GB storage)
Galaxy Note for AT&T announced with LTE support
Sony wants in on the iWatch/MotoACTV scene.
Polaroid announces 16MP Android powered Smart Camera for 2012
Viewsonic announces 7” e70 Tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich for late Q1 2012 for $170
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 releasing on Verizon with LTE soon (Launching with Honeycomb 3.2)
Verizon announces Purple Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx (bigger battery and 32 GB storage)
Verizon announces launch of Droid 4 with LTE and QWERTY keyboard

Miscellaneous
Vizio has PCs and laptops that are sexy. What?
Warner Bros Studio now has 56 day delay for Netflix (Still 28 days for Redbox (for now))
Dell Announces XPS 13 Ultrabook for $999
RIM bringing Playbook OS 2.0 to the masses in Feb (actually has native email client, gasp)
Canon announces Powershot G1X point and shoot camera with 14.3 MP 1.5” CMOS for $799

Microsoft
Nokia & Microsoft announce ATT Exclusive Lumia 900 (w/ LTE) (Rumor: March 18th Release)
ATT announces HTC Titan 2 bringing LTE and 16MP camera to WP7 (Q2 2012 release)

Gaming
Sony’s Kazou Hirai officially announces there will be no Playstation 4 announcements at E3
Turtle Beach introduces the XP400 gaming headset (brings long awaited 2.4/5 ghz support)
MW3 C.O.D. Elite members to get 20 DLCs in next 9 Months (starting with 2 new maps on 1/24)

Listener Email

Hey Simulcasters – quick question… have you used the Amazon Kindle app on an Android tablet that’s not running Honeycomb/ICS?

We’re looking at getting the Lenovo Thinkpad A1, mainly as a compromise (I want to get a Kindle, the wife wants a tablet that isn’t a slow piece of crap… we’d gotten her mum the Thinkpad for Christmas, and so far so good). I’m just wondering whether it blows up to full screen – i.e. more lines per page – or whether it just has the same number of lines as on the mobile phone app, just in much bigger text?

Cheers,
Ian

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave –  Columbiana, Straw Dogs
Patrick – Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z
Nic – The Hunger Games Trilogy/MW3
Bill – The Help, Halo

Picks of the week
Dave –  Vulkano Flow ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxDRcyl2OB4) And Google TV ( Logitech Revue)
NicTheGadgetGurus.net
PatrickAIPTEK Action-HD HDMI 1080p (iPad CCK & iMovie for iOS compatible)
Billtagsfordroid.com

Simulcast Jr 8: Episode 137.5

In this episode of Simulcast Jr, Brianna and Bill are back after a 10 month hiatus. We cover a variety of topics.

We won’t be gone so long next time. We promise!

  • Happy New Year
  • My Websites
  • briscrafts.com and briannastebbins.com and mirandastebbins.com
  • teacher’s pet
  • Google TV
  • Our new TV Samsung 55” D8000
  • Steve Jobs
  • new mixer for show
  • Dad’s new headphones
  • Kube
  • new iPod4 and iPhone 4S
  • Google Voice, Obihai 110 VoIP router
  • my MacBook Pro
  • Dad’s new MacBook Air
  • Kinectimals for iOS
  • Dropbox
  • NFC tags
  • Galaxy Nexus

Simulcast 136: wwebsite as on the internet

This week on Simulcast 136, Bill is back from vacation, we’re celebrating the holidays, and we are seriously enjoying some Ice Cream Sandwiches and jailbreaks.

We’ll never wwebsite as on the internet! ←bonus!

Apple
Untethered iOS5 jailbreak now available (Only A4 not A5) (Fragmentation?) SOL
Airtight Android app brings iOS device Airplay to Google TV
New Apple ID Phishing Scam

Google
Galaxy Nexus + ICS
Samsung rethinks ICS upgrade for Galaxy S and Tab – should consumers expect updates?
Galaxy S and OG Tab users, Samsung says no upgrade for you; oh here’s a value pack
Google Nexus Tablet in next 6 Months according to Eric Schmidt
Bob’s Your Uncle
Google Android Market music sale continues
Google+ surpasses 62 Million users
All newer HTC devices now unlockable on HTCdev website

Miscellaneous
Penny Arcade vs Ocean Marketing
New Dropbox beta adds photo and video import
ANOTHER VERIZON 4G OUTAGE. WTF?
NFC Tags

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What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – Galaxy Nexus
Dave – Puss in Boots, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2, Friends with Benefits
Patrick – MW3, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Storage Wars

Picks of the week
BillTagstand.com
Dave – Galaxy Nexus ICS,
Patrick – MW3 Delta Edition Turtle Beach Headset