Accompanied by a surprise special guest, Xavier and Henry return for some discussion of Steve Jobs and the iPad Pro, before waxing lyrical about pie, podcasts, and the role of social media in the aftermath of the tragedy in Paris last week. Continue reading →
Only a month between podcasts! Worth a celebratory cake, I would say. The fact that it’s Digixav’s fourth birthday and we’ve finally started doing the whole video thing when it comes to podcasts. Xavier ensured it was on Henry‘s face the whole time, but that’s not the point. Join us for chatter about Microsoft’s Surface Book, Apple’s typographical transitions, LG’s forgettable foray into computing, and a few too many coughs.
- Sony’s waterproof retraction
- Microsoft makes a laptop
- LG also makes a laptop
- Self-driving Pink Batman Tesla
- Chicago Cubs goat curse
- XVH Soundsystem on Surge Radio
Remember us? Didn’t think so. Henry and Xavier, though, are back with a delightful ramble that, clocking in at over 100 minutes and in a delightful mono format, qualifies as a podcast. Join the fun as we discuss Xavier’s conversion to a smartwatch, Sony’s pixels on pixels, and Henry’s Applification. Now with added broken promises about liveblogging Apple events!
- Android Phone Name Generator
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
- The Verge: Sony launches Xperia Z5 family with fingerprint sensor and new camera
- The Verge: LG’s $1,200 Urbane Luxe wraps short-lived technology in timeless gold
- Xavier’s Madeon review
- Robert Scoble
Xavier, Chris and Henry are back. Again. This time, when they can bear to leave poor Flavor Flav alone, they talk through the Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice awards. Stay tuned to the end for special culture prizes, with Miley Cyrus finally getting some recognition from her number 1 fan.
- 2013 Digixav Editors’ Choice Awards
- 2013 Digixav Readers’ Choice Awards
- Farming Simulator Mad Skill
- Flavor Flav’s Flavor of Love – Wikipedia
- Are You Geared Up? Samsung Galaxy Gear advert
- Soda Drinker Pro
- Algae to crude oil conversion
- Probably some others
It’s been a busy week in consumer technology and the world in general but also for our podcast squadron, who didn’t really have a chance to meet up and talk tech. Chris and Xavier found half an hour on Sunday night, though, so here is a show where we sound totally unprepared and blast through the headlines like there’s no tomorrow. WARNING: The creepy voice of Chris lives on, dear listener.
- Sony Xperia Z1 – Huffington Post
- Sony lens cameras
- Xavier on Samsung’s stuff
- Xavier’s Apple event preview
- Nintendo 2DS
- Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition
- Ylvis – The Fox
You may think that it’s been a slow news week, but our triad of podcasters can always spin an hour-long show out of any news, no matter how small. From golden flip phones and iPhones to LG’s latest tablet, coined Samsung Homeboy, Xavier, Henry and Chris take you on an excruciatingly musical journey past Steve Ballmer‘s potential replacements Chandrasekar Rathakrishnany and John Legere, Xavier’s review of Nokia’s Lumia 720 and olinguitos that play video games. It’s a fun ride, so join us for the trip.
Earlier this week, I published my extensive review of Nokia’s Lumia 720. If you haven’t read and watched it already, I’d sincerely recommend that you check it out, but today I’m bringing a new option of consuming our written word to the table. Alex, the lovely robot found within iTunes on Mac OS X, has made an audio version of my post which sounds remarkably good for one of these text-to-speech things. The concept of audio reviews is something I’ve been considering for a while now, so if you think it’s worth us continuing (even if we have to replace Alex with a human or alternative robot voice) give us a shout in the comments or on Twitter.
Remember the last time our trio of podcasters were all on the same show together? Neither do we, but today it happened. Like the reunionisation of the Wu-Tang Clan, Xavier, Henry and Chris join together to discuss copyright trolls, why Motorola should manufacture in Essex and keep the interns off Twitter, LG doing everything they can to be Samsung, synthetic burgers, Hyperloops, Samsung doing everything they can to be Samsung, Phoenix & R. Kelly, Ron Swanson’s stack of cows, Sony being Sony and more!
- Motorola’s Moto X page
- Motorola’s dick jokes and sexism – Gizmodo
- Samsung Galaxy Folder images leak – Digixav
- LG G2 specifications and information – Android Beat
- 20 injured at LG G2 event in Korea – BBC
- LG Vu III specifications leak – Digixav
- Sony ‘lens camera’ images leak – Digixav
- Elon Musk’s Hyperloop proposal
- Synthetic burger editorial – Boston Globe
- Samsung Galaxy S II TV announced – Android Beat
- Google Play Music All Access Epic Sugar Chocolate Fudge Coated Things Super Premium Plus HD Optimus Über Pwnage Plus launches in European territories – Digixav
- Phoenix & R. Kelly – 1901 / Ignition / Chloroform / I’m A Flirt
- Humble Origin Bundle
For the one true episode 014 of our now adolescent podcast, Xavier and Chris make up for lost time by talking about everything important since the Lumia 1020 happened. It turns out that this includes a fair bit about the 1020 itself, but our dynamic duo (sorry Henry) also trawl through news about its baby big brother, a new family of Droids from Motorola and Verizon with the Moto X launch looming later this week and HTC’s quest for profitability with One variants both big and small. Samsung, on the other hand, go full-on with the purple and Canonical decide that a crowdfunding campaign to make an Ubuntu phone with a sapphire crystal display makes perfect sense. There’s also a new BlackBerry leak if you’re into that kind of phone and Google’s new Nexus 7 and Chromecast streaming HDMI dongle thing.
Nokia may have given us 41 million reasons to zoom in yesterday, but today Xavier and Chris bring you 1020 reasons to listen to the podcast, as our second episode this week focuses on Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 and its 41MP sensor.
- Some thoughts about the Lumia 1020 camera system – Brian Klug
- Nokia press images
- Nokia spec sheet
- Nokia white paper on camera technology
- Full resolution (7712 x 4532) sample image from the camera
You should also check out our intro music on SoundCloud! It’s Melodic Trap by Harry Ling.