DTNS 2400 – CES: The Down Lowe on Oculus

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRoger Chang and Paul Spain join us to chat about the top CES announcements from Dish’s Net-only TV service with ESPN to Nvidia’s Tegra X1 to a report from Allison Sheridan on using an Oculus Rift to remodel your bathroom.

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Paul Spain of the NZ Tech Podcast is at CES, Roger Chang, tech journalist with a special report from CES from Allison Sheridan

Headlines

Dish announced its Internet-only service called Sling TV that will stream 12 channels for $20 a month starting “soon.” The star of the show is ESPN but it also will carry Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Subscribers will have the option of adding other channels in $5 a month packages like Kids, and News and Info. Streams can be paused, rwound and fast forwarded but there is no DVR functionality. Subscribers can only view on one device at a time though it supports Web, iOS, Android, Roku, FireTV, Xbox One and LG and Samsung Samart TVs. Best thing? No contracts.

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DTNS 2399 – Is CES Over Already?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly Wood and Tim Stevens join the show to talk about what’s coming up at CES and why everybody gets so excited about it, while at the same time calling it irrelevant every year.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Tim Stevens, CNET Editor at Large focused on tech products and automotive & Molly Wood personal technology columnist for The New York Times

Watch for Tim’s CES work here! http://www.cnet.com/ces/

Molly’s CES preview will be posting later today at: http://www.nytimes.com/bits and she will be doing lots and lots of CES stories so stay tuned!

Headlines

The Next Web reports Xiaomi released details of the Redmi 2, an update to its Redmi 1S phone. The 2 has 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quadcore processor, supports LTE, ups the front0-facing camera to 2 MP and has a 2,200 mAh battery, while running Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 version of Android. The phone will sell in China for 699 RMB. Xiaomi announced yesterday it sold 6.1 million phones in 2014.

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New DTNS Goals for 2015

On Friday’s show I announced that Scott Johnson and Veronica Belmont would be the next two regular weekly contributors we’d like to add to the show. If our Patreon hist the next level, we can make that happen for sure! So if you can spare a dollar. That’s 5 cents a show. Go kick in at patreon.com/acedtect.

That will get us within striking distance for an official video version of the show!

What do these contributors mean? No more guests?
No. It doesn’t mean that. It means we’ll have reliable regular guests who know how the show works and have a good flow.

It also means we have more flexibility to get guests who are experts on a particular story or aspect of a story. We’ve had a few reporters who like being on to talk about a thing they’re covering, but don’t really feel comfortable hanging out for the whole show. This gives us the ability to have them on more often.

In any case, we hope you’re excited and can help us bring Scott and Veronica on board!

Tom

DTNS 2398 – Curve Skeptics

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJust the headlines as we ramp up to CES, plus a surprise visit from someone, and new goals for 2015.

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