Simulcast 193: The Day LucasArts Died

scastmicThis week on Simulcast 193, we’re talking about Facebook phones, the 2nd gen Nexus 7, we say goodbye to Lucas Arts, and the cell phone is 40 years old today.

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

Best Buy puts the iPad 3 (16gb/Wifi) on sale for 314.99
Rumor: iOS 7 update to bring UI refresh, but behind schedule
Rumor: Google Search burying iOS App/iTunes download urls?

Gmail Autocomplete updated to include search history and contacts’ thumbnails
Twitter app revamp to bring UI refresh along with expanded card content
Reuters says that 2nd Gen Nexus 7 coming in July
Facebook phone leaks
Google Search updates

Disney says goodbye to Lucas Arts in house game development for Star Wars games
Star Wars 1313 development terminated
To celebrate the final end to Rockband DLC, Harmonix fittingly releases American Pie
Starcraft turns 15

Amazon goes retro by extending its AutoRip promotion to vinyl purchases
Today is the 40th Anniversary of the first mobile phone call
AT&T announces HD Voice coming later this year
Amazon Cloud drive to take on DropBox

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Casting Couch
Bill – Wreck-It Ralph
Patrick – Lego: Harry Potter Yrs 5-7, Gi Joe: Retaliation, Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One
Dave –  This is 40 , Vikings
Geoff – The Following, Shoot Many Robots, Arma III

Picks of the week
slickdeals app for Android
Mirage Beta/ Mirage Beta Extender (Android/Google TV)
Dave – XBMC, XBMC Remote, TS Key Mouse
GeoffRekoil & BoomExplode

Simulcast 145: Alone in the Dark

This week on Simulcast 145, we’re back with lots of news from Mobile World Congress. We discuss Windows 8 and iPad 3 while we wonder where the hell Geoff went…

Quad core iPad 3 with LTE to debut March 7th
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad is here
German court stops Motorola patent ban against Apple

Google will “double-down” on tablets this year
HTC One line of phones looks impressive
Asus Padfone
Ubuntu for Android looks promising
Android: 450k apps, 300 million devices, 800k activations per day
Samsung Galaxy S Wifi coming soon
LG wants to make the next Nexus. In talks with Google now. ( Uh…….)

Windows 8 consumer preview released, we go hands-on
Skype can’t run in background on WP7 because of WP7

AT&T proves they suck, want to charge App Developers for Consumer Data Use
Dell says it’s ‘no longer a PC company,’ focusing on enterprise
Netflix and Starz end their agreement, Starz Play content to be removed

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Ubuntu
Patrick – Transformers (Gen 1), Lord of the Rings, The Power of Six (2nd book in I Am Number 4 series)
Steve – Diggers
Geoff – I’m lost and can’t find the podcast

Picks of the week
BillZedge app for Android
Patrick – Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection (360), Sima SLB-M Video Bracket
Dave – InRix iOS/Android
Steve – Uneia Caj Pad for the iPAd2
Geoff – Alone with WIFI in a hyatt hotel watching spankavision (Alone in the Dark)

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!)


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

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!

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

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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
Patrick –
Dave – 
Super Marcey Wescott 43” Apollo Orb

Simulcast 132: Stuffed

This week on The Simulcast 132 we get back to basics and talk about the worlds greatest company Apple! (If you haven’t noticed, Steve is back this week). We also talk about the Galaxy Nexus delays, and more tech news than you can handle.

Google TV Youtube and Photos updates
Flash not dead on ICS, coming by end of year
ICS supports mass storage mode, but Galaxy Nexus doesn’t. Duh.
Galaxy Nexus volume fix in the works, Google confirms

Xbox Live dashboard update coming December 6th
Xbox Live Users Scammed in Phishing Attack
Call of Duty Elite hits 1 million paid subscribers
Doom 3 source code goes GPL now available to public for customization

FCC chairman opposes AT&T takeover of T-Mobile
New ASUS Tablet Has Quad-Core Chip
Malls track shoppers’ cell phones on Black Friday
EU signs off on Western Digital purchase of Hitachi Hard Drive Division
Japanese manufacturer produces affordable terahertz wireless chip, could deliver 30Gbps
Analysts predict that Amazon may sell 12 million Kindle Fires in 2012
Netflix brings “Just for Kids” section to its Wii app.
Attempted hack of ATT customer accounts, ATT says no accounts compromised

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What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo: Anniversary rant
Dave –  MW3/ Shadow Gun
Patrick – MW3
Geoff – Halo Anniversary and Skyrim
Steve – Uberstrike

Picks of the week
BillObihai 110 VoIP router
Dave –  Swiss Army Tablet bag for Tab
PatrickNotability (iPad)
Geoff – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Steve – iPad 2 with smartcover