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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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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:24pm EST

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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Alaina (@morphingball), Justin (@errorjustin), Mark Ryan (@mrsallee), and Alex (@alexlroth) chat about Alex's iPad Air 2 review, getting an Xbox One for $250, Amazon's hardware news, and underwear. Yup, you read that right.

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We're back!  This week Alex, Alaina, and Justin convene to respond to reader letters, as well as talk about sci-fi come true in the form of hoverboard technology (well, in limited capacity), science at work (no cake, though), and yet more smartwatches, among other news bits.

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After being bombarded with a pile of news by Google and Apple this week, the Tech Fetish crew gathers to discuss the new Nexus gadgets and iDevices coming for our money. (Sadly, Justin leaves partway through and imprints the fear of abandonment upon Alaina and Mark Ryan.) Also, we discuss a very...interesting...development in burger technology.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

It's a full house in this episode: Alaina, Justin, and Mark Ryan are joined by Alex Roth and Ryan McCaffrey to chat about Tesla's new D-variants of their Model S, what Apple might reveal this week during their event, Microsoft's upcoming release of Windows 10, and more. And in case you were wondering...Fresca returns.  Sorta.

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Justin, Alaina, and Mark Ryan talk about Apple's iPhones, the usefulness of the Apple Watch, Vizio's new affordable 4K TVs (spoiler: Justin doesn't care about 4K), Oculus's new Crescent Bay prototype, and much more.  Also: fresh blood alert!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

Justin, Alex, and Mark Ryan chat about a $1,400 motorcycle helmet, iPhone 6, and Google's plan to use sharks to shut off Syria's Internet. That last part probably isn't right. But we've brought back weird science news!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

The new Oculus Rift hardware, Development Kit 2, is in the office and we've all had a go. We discuss the improvements in the new hardware, the persistent problems, and whether or not the average Joe should buy one now. We also discuss baby monitors and procrastination. But not at the same time. Don't worry, the baby is well-cared for.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

The Tech Fetish crew asks, is now the time to buy a Wii U? Why does Samsung want to make a VR headset? And really, on IGN's review scale, how good is a farmers market peach in July? The exclusive ruling is rendered on this week's episode of the podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Tune in as the group discusses E3's biggest tech and Scott says goodbye to the Tech Fetish podcast.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

We discuss Apple's acquisitions of Beats, what to expect from WWDC next week, Google's self-driving car, and more!

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The crew welcomes a new guest, discuss the Surface Pro 3, Samsung's rumored VR headset, and more.

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Apple's rumored Beats acquisition, Oculus' software plans, and more.

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The crew crosses a Fresca-fueled milestone by discussing Zenimax's lawsuit against Oculus, Sony's dire FY13 results, and more.

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We discuss the latest and greatest in tech, including Microsoft's Nokia acquisition, FTC's clearing of Facebook's purchase of Oculus, the new OnePlus One smartphone, Amazon's rumored smartphone, streaming media, and more.

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We talk Google's modular phone, Oculus and VR, and more.

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Amazon's Comixology acquisition, Fire TV, the end of XP, and more.

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We discuss Amazon's Fire TV, Windows Phone's Cortana, and more!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

Facebook's Oculus acquisition, the new HTC One, listener questions, and more.

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We talk Morpheus, Oculus, Valve controllers, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:10pm EST

We discuss baby tattoos, PS4 VR, laptop GPUs, iOS 8, and more!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Tech Fetish Podcast: Episode 192

The crew discusses Microsoft's new Xbox One updates, Spotify's Echo Nest acquisition, Ouya's leap to other hardware, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

We discuss the Galaxy S5, the new Gear line, Google's modular smartphones, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

We discuss Facebook's $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, Google Fiber's potential expansion, Project Tango, Samsung Galaxy S5, and more!

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Evil ISP conglomerates, new Apple rumors, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

The crew talks PlayStation Now, says goodbye to the Vaio, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

We discuss Apple TV gaming rumors, Alienware's Steam Machine, and more.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:57pm EST

The crew discusses Steam Machines, 4K TVs, Oculus Rift, and the future of the Wii U.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Scott Lowe, Justin Davis, and Mark Ryan Sallee talk about their vacations, internet privacy and hacking, as well as what to expect from next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

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