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The Tech Fetish crew discusses rumored Google I/O announcements, what would best summarize humanity for inquisitive aliens, and the battle between privacy and convenience. (Tech talk begins at the 5:28 mark.)

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:17 PM

This week the Tech Fetish crew discusses the tech they're most looking forward to in the near future, the latest announcements about Windows 10, and how they'd prefer A.I. be programmed when it comes to emotions.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:06 PM

This week the Tech Fetish crew discusses Microsoft Build's keynotes, some of NASA's latest exploits, Google's Project Fi, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:06 PM

This week the Tech Fetish crew discusses Apple, Google, and Microsoft's upcoming developer conferences, why we plan to keep jailbreaking and/or modding our hardware even if it ever becomes illegal, why vampire power draw isn't a big deal to everyone, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:30 PM

This week the Tech Fetish crew discusses NASA's claims of finding alien life by 2025, a phone battery that charges in 1 minute, Apple iPhone rumors, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:05 AM

We're back! This week we dive into the backlog of news: the (potential) revival of woolly mammoths, the coming arrival of flying cars, watching a live human birth via VR, Microsoft's backpedaling on giving away Windows 10 to pirates, and more. But first, we start with tackling a listener question about the Nintendo NX. Hop to about the 3:40 min mark if you want to get right to it!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:59 PM

Apple's "Spring Forward" event has come and gone -- and now we know about the company's plans for the Apple Watch (well, some of them), as well as the launch of a new MacBook and a price cut for the AppleTV. We jump on all of these topics...after a bit of lighthearted banter at the start. [Tune in at about the 7-minute mark if you'd like to get right to the tech talk.]

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:18 AM

Between the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week, there's a lot of tech to cover this week! We debate Samsung's choice of a unibody design for the Galaxy S line, consider the viability of Steam Machines and Nvidia's console in today's market, and spend quite a bit of time chatting about all of our GDC virtual-reality demos and what consumers can look forward to in the near(ish) future.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:53 AM

In the wake of this week's FCC Net Neutrality ruling, the Tech Fetish crew considers the potential mirror universes that we'll never know. We also discuss a wearable that harnesses kinetic energy, Pebble's next smartwatch, Hyperloop technology, and a smattering of news on bionic body parts. Oh, and Mark Ryan solved a long-running mystery. No big deal.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:57 AM

Alaina, Alex, and Mark Ryan convene to discuss this week's biggest news: privacy breaches on both the government and private corporation fronts, in the form of hard drives infected with NSA spyware and laptops shipped with man-in-the-middle adware that compromises encrypted browsing sessions.

The Tech Fetish crew also chats about the latest space developments (fireball over Pittsburgh, y'all), hints that Sony could sell off its audio and video divisions, and why you should pay really close attention to what software you're downloading before manually updating firmware.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:29 AM