IGN Tech Fetish

This week the Tech Fetish crew gathers to discuss Apple's Q1 profits of $18 billion USD (yup, billion with a "b"); Bill Gates also warning against the dangers of super intelligent A.I.; Spotify's imminent arrival on PlayStation consoles; and an update to the political situation with internet service in the United States.

[NOTE: We recorded this episode on Wednesday, since Alaina's traveling this week. Today, the FCC did decide to reclassify the definition of broadband to 25Mbps down/3Mbps up in the U.S.]

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Guest member Adam Barenblat joins The Tech Fetish crew this week to drill down into everything announced at Microsoft's Windows 10 event: we chat about Cortana, Continuum, the newly announced HoloLens augmented-reality headset, and a tradition of heartbreak.

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And we're back! (Happy new year, everyone!) Alaina, Alex, Justin, and Mark Ryan discuss this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and all the tech Alaina and Alex practically swam in.

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In this last episode for 2014, Alaina, Alex, Justin, and Mark Ryan gather to discuss Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 event, Skype's pretty cool new translation preview, the Curiosity Rover's latest findings on Mars, and a very weird stain on Justin's pants. (Yeah, that happened.)

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With Alex and Justin both out (slaaaaackers), the remaining diehard Tech Fetish crew is joined by a guest from the IGN ranks to discuss rocket-engine-powered cars, the FCC's new requirements for what constitutes "broadband," VLC for Android (FINALLY, YOU GUYS), as well as playing Pong at street corners, gizmos that let you shoot fireballs, and jetpack stunt flying, among other things.

NOTE: This episode was recorded last Friday, but due to some mic level issues that needed fixing, we're posting this today.  Sorry about the delay!

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The Tech Fetish crew gathers to discuss reader letters on password security and battery life, as well as news of the week - it's all about impending doom from robots and space. Oh, and space exploration, too. (The latter part's pretty great; the former, not as much.)

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This week we're breaking from discussing tech news to gab about something on all our minds: Black Friday shopping. (Well, okay, that'd be Alaina and Alex.) We cover the best deals out there, while also mixing in some talk about general bargain-hunting tips, men's fashion, and some amazing apple juice.

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The full Tech Fetish crew assembles to revisit net neutrality briefly, then we move on to discussing options in Justin's hunt for a new TV, an update on the Rosetta lander's status, and storing Bitcoin in your hands (!).

(For those curious about that Amazon image we mention, here's the link.)

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Alaina, Justin, and Mark Ryan gather this week to take strong stances on Net Neutrality (and the possibility of broadband internet getting classified as a utility), chat about the ESA's landing of a spacecraft on a comet (and this pretty neat .gif), and boggle over Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew (ew), among other things.

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In the aftermath of last week's #overthetop vs. #throughthegate face-off, the Tech Fetish crew discusses just how much of a shocker the flap vs. no flap question was to most everyone, as well as the Amazon Echo, Google's Inbox app, and 3D printed pizza. It's not as, shall we say, over the top as our last podcast, but few things are.

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