A Virtual CES, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Event, & EV Cannonball Record Holder Kyle Conner
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Like a lot of things, CES looks slightly different this year. We take a quick look at some of the tech items making their way into the news from the virtual trade show. Then, we discuss our first virtual smartphone event of 2021, the full Samsung Galaxy S21 line, and the final design of the new S21 itself. Finally, we speak with our special guest Kyle Conner, who was previously featured on last week's episode. He currently holds the EV cross-country cannonball record and tells us how he got into EV's and exactly how he planned for the lengthy trip in the Porsche Taycan.


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Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
53: PlayStation VR 2 and Disney Plus Star
Can't find the time to keep up with tech news? Looking for some awesome lockdown listening? We have you covered with the Noise Cancelling podcast, which is brought to you by TechRadar (https://www.techradar.com/) and our sister sites Laptop Mag (https://www.laptopmag.com/) and Tom's Guide (https://www.tomsguide.com/) . The show is presented by Gareth Beavis, Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar, and features Sherri L. Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag. This week our guests are James Peckham, Phones Editor at TechRadar, and Jess Weatherbed, Computing Writer at TechRadar, who join us (remotely, of course) to talk about the last seven days in tech. Show Headlines: 00:00 Start 01:08 Old Tech We Want Back 11:12 Gadget Hall of Fame 15:18 PSVR 2 19:02 Disney Plus updates 27:25 State of Play Predictions 30:29 Blizcon was meh 38:48 Would you lick the head of a Chef? 41:44 News Blast 44:15 Crypto mining  48:50 Sign Off As usual, we're talking about a variety of topics from the world of tech. We begin the show with this week's Big Question: What piece of defunct technology would you bring back to gadgets? We chat all about Sony's announcement of the PlayStation VR 2, Blizzcon's disappointing show and big updates to the Disney Plus lineup. For all this and more, tune into the all-new Noise Cancelling podcast – you can subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/4NLPDxcBncn7KU7EF3q8t4) , grab it on Apple podcasts (https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/795481/7613?subId1=trd-gb-7664531788465918000&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpodcasts.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fnoise-cancelling%2Fid1500948027%3Fign-mpt%3Duo%253D4) , or find us wherever you get your pods. New episodes land every Friday. Don’t forget to head over to TechRadar.com (http://techradar.com/) , LaptopMag.com (http://laptopmag.com/) and Tomsguide.com (http://tomsguide.com/) to read more Music by Lee Rosevere - Thought Bubbles Licenses under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
52 min
Android Central Podcast
Android Central Podcast
Android Central
Pause and Cancel
Former Android Central Grand Poobah Phil Nickinson is running the ship over at our sister site WhatToWatch.com these days. He joins Daniel, Jerry, and Ara for a survey of what's happening in the streaming video service world. The crew also have some follow up on Android 12 Developer Preview and the first Pixel 5a leaks. Links: * Disney+ Star launches internationally — here's what you need to know | Android Central * Disney+ now has nearly 95 million paid subscribers globally | Android Central * The Disney Plus price increase is coming to your country soon, subscribe now | Android Central * Disney Plus reaches a new gear internationally with the launch of Star | WhatToWatch * Monica Rambeau's 'WandaVision' glow up | WhatToWatch * 'WandaVision': What's the deal with Agatha Harkness? | WhatToWatch * The frustrating subtlety of WandaVision on Disney Plus | WhatToWatch * Android 12: Everything you need to know! | Android Central * Android 12's biggest feature is hidden in plain sight, and could change messaging in a big way | Android Central * Android 12 Developer Preview hands-on: The best is yet to come | Android Central * The first Android 12 Developer Preview is here with a focus on visual changes and improvements to notifications | Android Central * Here are the first images of the Google Pixel 5a and it looks very familiar | Android Central * Orwell's Animal Farm - Apps on Google Play Sponsors: * Hello Fresh With HelloFresh, you get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to HelloFresh.com/acp10 and use code acp10 for 10 free meals, including free shipping!
1 hr 27 min
This Week in Tech (Audio)
This Week in Tech (Audio)
TWiT
TWiT 812: Three Boof Bonsers - Super Follows, TikTok Success Secrets, Pandemic Baby Bust, Stadia's Failure
Super Follows, TikTok Success Secrets, Pandemic Baby Bust, Stadia's Failure * Google's Stadia Problem? A Video Game Unit That's Not Googley Enough. * Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets. * I Will Never Charge You for My Tweets. * The Rise of Clubhouse. * Baby Bust: America's Pandemic Birth Declines Steeper Than Initially Believed. * The Secret to TikTok Success is There is No Secret. * Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for "solarwinds123" password leak. * Verizon support says you should turn off 5G to save your phone's battery. * Valve Ordered to Give Apple Information on 436 Steam Games As Part of Epic Games Legal Case. * Amazon's new rotating, the follow-you camera is useful — and invasive. * A software update has caused some Roombas to misbehave, and iRobot is working on a fix. * Facebook Is Considering Facial Recognition For Its Upcoming Smart Glasses. * GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle. * Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds. * Sources: Robinhood is planning to confidentially file for an IPO as soon as next month. * Square announces it spent $170M to acquire 3,318 bitcoins at an average price of $51,236. * CD Projekt Red delays the 'Cyberpunk 2077' 1.2 patch until March. * PlayStation CEO says PS5 will get its own VR headset, explains console supply chain shortfall. * HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million. * MSI GS66 Stealth review (2021): The gaming sweet spot comes to laptops. * 'Deep Nostalgia' Can Turn Old Photos of Your Relatives Into Moving Videos. * Shockingly Real Tom Cruise Deepfakes Are Invading TikTok. * Border agents can search phones freely under the new circuit court ruling. * Biden Orders Broad Supply-Chain Review Amid Chip Shortages. * California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules. * F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy. * NFTs and a Thousand True Fans. * It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits. * Farewell Cinefex, you unlocked the magic of VFX for everyone. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Lance Ulanoff, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: * udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT * extrahop.com/TWIT * Gabi.com/TWIT * mintmobile.com/twit
2 hr 25 min
This Week in Google (Audio)
This Week in Google (Audio)
TWiT
TWiG 600: Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again
* Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code * Murdoch's law and the net * GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle * Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board * Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business * Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle * A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her * Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? * Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say * Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes * Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours * Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland * Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does * It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits * Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter * Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs * California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules * YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13 * Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world * Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more * Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV * Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier * Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia * Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries * Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows Picks: * Stacey: Ting Fire Safety * Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed * Ant: "W" is for Whack * Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: * forwardnetworks.com/twit * Gabi.com/TWIG * itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30
2 hr 33 min
The Vergecast
The Vergecast
The Verge
Spotify's big plan for podcasting / Where 5G is headed in 2021 / Everything to know about Paramount Plus
Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge reporter Allison Johnson about T-Mobile bringing back their unlimited 5G plan with no throttling, the results of the C-band spectrum auction, and the state of 5G in America. Ashley Carman returns to the show to discuss Spotify's big event this week announcing their plans for podcasters and artists. Julia Alexander joins to report on the details on Paramount Plus' streaming catalog. Further reading: Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine is effective, FDA confirms One Medical gave COVID-19 vaccines to ineligible people, NPR report says Stretched vaccine timelines re-enter the spotlight COVID-19 vaccines are starting to work in the US MWC insists on holding potential COVID-19 superspreader event in Barcelona What is 5G, and why is it kind of bad right now? Dish is confident in its plan to offer 5G in its first major cities by end of Q3 2021 T-Mobile just brought back a true unlimited data plan with 5G and no throttling T-Mobile has 5G leverage and isn’t afraid to use it Verizon and AT&T spent big in FCC C-band auction for 5G ... The Terrible T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Must Be Undone Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains how the company plans to help artists (and itself) make money  Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year  Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts Apple Fitness Plus review  Everything to know about Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’s new version of CBS All Access Shows based on Italian Job, Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, and more heading to Paramount Plus  Frasier revival in development for Paramount Plus  Paramount Plus is proof we’ve hit peak streaming  Are The Office and Friends bets paying off for Peacock and HBO Max? Marvel’s Loki series will premiere on Disney Plus on June 11th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 26 min
The WAN Show Podcast
The WAN Show Podcast
Linus Tech Tips
That Time my Channel Almost Got ACQUIRED - WAN Show February 26, 2021
Check out Seasonic's PRIME 850 W Titanium on Amazon at https://lmg.gg/seasonicprime Try FreshBooks free at https://freshbooks.com/wan Get Private Internet Access VPN at https://lmg.gg/piawan Check out Carpool Critics, our new movie podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-oJR5teQIjOAxCmIQvcgA Timestamps (Courtesy of Asa) 0:00 - Topics Introduced 2:10 - Intro 2:20 - Linus wants new intros (kind of) 4:00 - some LMG history as told by Linus 6:24 - Linus meets a company intrested in buying LMG 10:10 - Linus looks for old emails about the potential merger 13:00 - Linus decides he doesn't want to take the offer 15:52 - Linus likes the Spiffing Brit 16:44 - Main Topic 1: Biden & Semiconductors 20:51 - Nvidia is not your friend (and LMG is a corporation) 23:44 - Linus does the funny crying thing (press 3 on the keyboard) 26:15 - Nvidia's 3080 nerfs aren't effective 28:25 - c:/chat_is_hacking 30:53 - Nvidia says the 3080 ''cannot be hacked' 35:04 - Luke talks about Hardware Unboxed email 37:48 - Valve nevermind, sponsors! 42:16 - Luke's bird, Scoop, makes an appearance 45:43 - Main Topic 2: Apple v. Epic feat. Valve 50:46 - New LTTStore Shirt! (designed by Sarah) & Linus is making a solid gold controller 55:22 - Bling vs. Functionality 59:10 - Main Topic 3: "Silver Sparrow" Apple Malware 1:01:08 - Main Topic 4: Fry's Electronics closed 1:05:07 - Main Topic 5: Apple forced to show a "repairability score" in France 1:06:13 - Luke talks about Willow Video & Linus talks about the Basil Leaf 1:12:25 - Linus discusses the Basil Leaf''s closing, opening, and closing again 1:14:00 - Conclusion & Superchats
1 hr 19 min
Alphabet Scoop
Alphabet Scoop
9to5Mac
Android 12 so far
This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the changes seen in the developer preview of Android 12. Changes to notifications, what new settings there are, new gestures that are in, and those that are coming. Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Pocket Casts, Overcast, and through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts * Abner Li * Ben Schoon * Kyle Bradshaw Links * Google launches Android 12 Developer Preview for Pixel phones * Notifications redesigned w/ bigger icons, dedicated snooze button * Notifications to gain ‘Automatic’ option for whether or not to alert * Privacy toggles can block camera and microphone with a tap * Markup tool now lets you add emoji and text to screenshots * You can now edit any image with the Markup tool meant for screenshots * ‘Reduce Bright Colors’ button tones down screen brightness * Navigation gestures work instantly in fullscreen apps * Dark theme on Pixel is no longer AMOLED black * Wallpaper-based theming tool showcased ahead of release [Gallery] * Settings app gets revamp with new search bar * Here’s a look at One-handed mode in action [Video] * Lockscreen readies redesign with larger clock * Scrolling screenshots are here, but disabled for now * Lockscreen and notification shade media player gets UI redesign * Pixel 5 readies ‘Double tap’ gesture, doesn’t work yet * Android TV 12 preview is now available, months ahead of previous releases Feedback? Drop us a line at gtips@9to5g.com. You can also rate us in Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or recommend us in Pocket Casts to help more people discover the show. Transcription Abner Li: And welcome to alphabet scoop episode one theme. This week, we are discussing everything. The thing about Android 12, which launched last as they unexpected which is a day or eight compared to the past five years or so. But we had a week to live with Android 12 and. We've we we've dived a lot into it. Android 12 Developer Preview launches [00:00:31] So just to get, to get out of the way, this is starting with a developer preview, there will be three of them followed by full betas and then the before final release, but Android 12 live now, as it is every year is just for developers. And this year Google with. And like 12, what for developers? They want to give them new tools for building great experiences for users. [00:01:03] That's the official quote. And we're definitely seeing that in notifications, for example, that may have been completely redesigned with bigger icons, the, a bit more friendly. Google has the, we arranged everything again. And. I think for the most part it's well, in the case of the media player, I like how they went back to enlarging the cover art after shrinking at this with Android, you Evan. [00:01:35] So there's some nice peaks, all lounge. We won't get to appreciate any of the changes until active app has stopped updating the apps, but so far so good. [00:01:47] Kyle Bradshaw: I don't know though. It seems interesting with the, that this that they're talking about tools to give to developers for, for great experiences. [00:01:54] And it just doesn't feel like that's the, that's not what I would describe as what we've seen with Android 12 so far, that seems to be the promise of Android 12, but it doesn't feel like what we've seen so far. None of the, the headline changes to Android 12 feel. Like their developer empowering or, or experience driving, [00:02:17] Abner Li: you know, I can see that, but I, I think in some ways what they mean about when they get in the case of notifications, it's I think putting the app, I caught, like there, it's kind of a big deal. [00:02:33] And in terms of that, the conveying that you're doing with an individual. Either, the notifications always felt a part of the system, but there's a level of theming here that that's, I don't know, empowers the developer to make it more of their own experience. [00:02:53] Kyle Bradshaw: Yeah. I can see that, especially with, by comparison to Android 11, which kind of lumped social apps together into that conversation's view. [00:03:02] I feel blank Android 12. With the way that it, you know, as you're saying, put the, the app icon on the side, it brings back that level of the division between apps. Like sometimes I'd, I'd get confused. What apps different notifications are, even from when I'm looking at the conversations view on Android 11, [00:03:25] Abner Li: but at the same time, It's I hope, well, it being able to put your own spin on something within limits is better than a wild West approach that pot, but it'd be fine the early days of the platform, but I hope it keeps it. Notification redesign [00:03:44] I hope this free, this free expression that Google's allowing apps and Android 12 notifications is still within limits. Yeah. So notifications, how, how either of you like this year is innovation on a lock on media notifications? [00:04:05] Ben Schoon: It looks visually a little bit nicer. It's minor, but it's nice. [00:04:10] Kyle Bradshaw: Yeah. [00:04:12] Iteration is all it needed. It, it, it was already kind of a revolution as it were last time. This was, it was nice to just have a new iteration this year. [00:04:21] Abner Li: Hmm. I don't know. They always change it from . That's like They always change it. Yeah. [00:04:29] Ben Schoon: It's not an Android release without a tweak to media and a tweak to notification. Camera and mic privacy toggles [00:04:36] Abner Li: That's fair. That's, that's pretty true. So, yeah. That's notifications and I think another big tentpole that we're starting to see is privacy with privacy toggles to block the kava and microphone. In practice. I, okay. So there's the urban myth, I guess, of people thinking that Facebook is listening to them, but Instagram is listening to them to serve. [00:05:06] And to be [00:05:07] Ben Schoon: fair, seems like it's happening even though it's not. [00:05:12] Abner Li: It's perfect. It's those moments. There has to be some. Psychological explanation to why those moments feel so, so visible, but yeah, and, and I doubt that Google is going to be that explicit that he's privacy toggles. Meant to mitigate that, but I like the idea of these toggles, especially with the microphone also that also than the Metabo. [00:05:40] Ben Schoon: Yeah. It just, it feels like a kill switch, which, you know, we've seen on a lot of laptops have like a physical switch to cut off the camera either with a privacy cover or with a it just cuts off the software. I mean, like one of the things I liked about it was there's been a lot of times where I've been tied into like a video conference from my phone and it's a time I really don't want to be seen this. [00:06:02] I'm always worried. Like I'm always checking, make sure I'm muted, make sure I'm that the camera's off, but it'd be nice to just hit a toggle and make sure that that definitely can't happen. So. I think it's, it's nice. It's a good, [00:06:15] Abner Li: yeah. So yeah, privacy. I'm sure we'll see more of that. Going forward and that's, I think there, there are quite a handful of user facing changes that are all of the UI and develop a pre-vis one. Emojis and text on screenshots [00:06:29]Mockup got a nice with a boost. You can now add emoji and tax a screenshots while it's also available. Not just a screenshot. So I think this is, it would be more comprehensive editor. What does Samsung do? Could they keep the mock up tool or do they have their own custom thing that they have their [00:06:48] Ben Schoon: own? [00:06:50] Yeah. They have their own, which is optimized for the S pe…
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