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Episode 136: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (and should the prequels be remade?)

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We review Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week.

It’s a good movie, but how does it stack up to other Star Wars movies? We discuss whether or not this new team should redo the awful Star Wars prequels.

You can listen to most of the episode without hearing spoilers, and we announce any spoiler discussion ahead of time. Just hit the 30 second skip ahead button in your podcast app.

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Episode 135: Year in review

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We offer our tech year in review for 2015.

What were our favorite pieces of new tech? What changed our lives the most? What helped us lose weight and get healthier?

And what tech disappointed us or needs additional work?

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Episode 134: Jeremy got an Apple watch

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Jeremy reviews the Apple Watch.

He tells us what he likes, what he doesn’t like and what he hopes to see in the future.

He’s been using it a lot for health and fitness, and this could be a big area for the Watch moving forward.

We also talk about iOS 9 and the new features for the iPad that will increase multi-tasking.

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Episode 133: Covering mass shooting stories in real time

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We discuss the WDBJ shooting and how it was covered by news media and social media.

News sites all over the U.S. and world were covering this story in real time. News websites and social media were autoplaying videos of the murderer shooting people. Is this ethical?

What kind of warnings should users be given? Did too many news orgs cover this story in an effort to chase clicks? Was sharing the shooters social media profiles before he was caught ethical?

We end with a discussion about how news organizations often lack product people. Editorial does one thing. The business side does another. Rarely do the two sides get together to discuss making great products that users want and that will make money.

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Episode 132: My watch only tells time (Apple Watch impressions)

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Jeremy brags about how awesome his new Apple Watch is. Unfortunately, my watch only tells time.

I also discuss how I can custom my non-smartwatch watch.

We also discuss Fitbits versus Apple Watches.

We also discuss how awesome the Night King on Game of Thrones is.

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Episode 131: Google is a company adrift

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I had an Apple Watch preordered and then I canceled the preorder and now I’m not sure if I should get one or not now that I can just walk into a store at any time and get one.

We discuss how often the Apple Watch will be updated. Should you wait for version 2 or will version 2 be a few years away? Does it make sense for Apple to upgrade the watch every year?

We discuss how Google hasn’t felt a coherent company in years. Self driving cars? Google Glass? Search engines? Maps? How do these fit together?

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Episode 130: Business people should not be allowed to give graduation speeches

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It’s graduation season. So we give our graduation advice to all your high school, college students and other graduates. It’s also our episode of life advice.

We actually have good advice. I swear.

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Episode 129: This might be confirmation finally that I’m a man

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Jeremy discusses why he got the most maverick of Apple Watches, the space gray aluminum one.

We discuss wearable technology fashion. While people care what their phones or computers look like, these aren’t devices that are displayed constantly. How a device looks and the accessories that go with it, is going to be very important for wearable technology.

Remember Google Glass? It was so weird looking that it never had a chance to survive.

Jeremy also explains why he got AppleCare on this Apple Watch.

We also talk what the return rate will be on the Apple Watch. Will it be higher than a typical Apple product?

And of course there is Game of Thrones talk at the end. We talk about how Danny has been making bad decisions left and right.

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Episode 128: Game of Thrones season 5, episode 1 recap

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We welcome everyone back to Westeros by way of recapping the first episode of season 5.

This gives us a way to discuss HBO Now, the new standalone streaming service from HBO that does not require a cable subscription.

Jeremy has already signed up for HBO Now. Have you?

We also discuss how much better HBO Now is than the old HBO Go. The big difference is that HBO has a new streaming partner to provide high quality video and service.

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Episode 127: Series A funding for chicken wing and baby wipe business

Jeremy has way too many baby wipes at his house thanks to his automatic online orders.

Jeremy has way too many baby wipes at his house thanks to his automatic online orders.

We discuss subscription services: Diapers, baby wipes, tooth paste, coffee, whatever.

Unlike our parents, we don’t really go the store. Do we have a problem? Do you have a problem? Jeremy has too many baby wipes.

The main event of this show is Pat’s car search. He has a kid now and needs a newer, safer, bigger car. Also, he likes tech. What kind of tech should he get in his car? How is modern tech making cars safer?

Pat goes off on a rant about the state of in-car navigation systems in cars. This also leads to a discussion about the sad state of Apple’s CarPlay.

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