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Episode 100: The looming living room wars

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Episode 100 is here.

I don’t think either of us envisioned making it to 100 episodes. But thanks to our listeners, we have pulled through and delivered 100 episodes, and show no signs of slowing down.

We prepared to talk about technology in the classroom, but our early-show banter turned into an episode about a new Apple TV, apps in the living room and video games. A new Apple TV is coming soon, and we think it could really shake up the living room.

Are you ready to start downloading apps straight to your TV? Can a new Apple TV be the spiritual successor to the Wii when it comes to expanding the audience of video game players?

But Sony and Microsoft want to own the living room too. The Xbox One can control your cable box, has tons of streaming services, has world-class games, can do Skype from your couch and more. It’s actually a very compelling product for non-hardcore gamers, but Microsoft, and Sony with the PS4, have not done a good marketing and communication job with their new boxes.

My Mom and Dad won’t be swayed by vide-game centric commercials that focus on first-person shooters. But the TV, movie and Skype capabilities of the Xbox One? That’s something they would use a lot.

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Episode 63: Tesla vs. The New York Times title fight

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We discuss the Tesla vs. The New York Times battle going on.

A lot of blows have been landed, and this battle is still not over. What do two journalists think about this mess? In short, we find fault with both, but as journalists, we have a lot of questions for John Broder and the Times.

We also discuss the recently announced PlayStation 4. Is it a modern video console? The console gaming industry is changing, and Internet services and streaming services are a big part of any video game console. Video games are just part of what video game consoles are anymore.

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