Pocketnow Weekly 166: Pick me up a six-pack of tablets, willya?

Sun Sep 20 2015 (01:53:18)

Hey, do me a favor? Next time you go on down to the Piggly Wiggly, see if they've got them there tablet six packs? I won't have 'em all, I promise; I just want a couple for the road.

Yep, things got a little craaaaaazy in mobile technology this week. In the midst of our comprehensive Moto X Pure Edition review and a boatload of hands-ons from CTIA in Las Vegas, we've seen Nextbit announce a cloud-based smartphone, Apple allow an ad blocker into the App Store, and Amazon release, yes, tablet six-packs. And on top of all that, we've got some really cool Gadgets in Hand to share with you, ranging from the wearable to the virtual (network, that is).

All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits below on episode 166 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So Steel up your Pebble and Milanese your Loop, because this show moves fast, and you don't want to lose your accessories during the ride. Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern on September 18 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Monday after we broadcast. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your questions read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 166 Recording Date

September 18, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Hayato Huseman

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


 

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News

(00:07:33)

BlackBerry Venice shows its stuff in detailed hands-on video

Moto X Pure Edition Review / Moto X Pure Edition sells like hotcakes at Best Buy / Verizon finally supports it

Nextbit Robin hands-on / Picks up CDMA support for Verizon

Qualcomm announces a metric ton of new silicon (and stupid-fast charging)

Amazon refreshes tablet lineup / starts selling $50 tablets in six-packs

Goddammit: Android Marshmallow ditches dark theme

Google Glass is now Project Aura as Amazon employees join the program

Microsoft eventLG event slated for NYC in early October

iOS now has an ad blocker | ... and its developer just pulled it

 

Gadgets in Hand / Q&A

(01:08:52)

Another week, another shipment of hot new hardware hitting our hands! This week in the studio: the Huawei Watch classes up the joint with some gorgeous industrial design and the best screen we've ever seen on a smartwatch, while the Pebble Time Steel brings some much needed refinement to its family line. Plus, Hayato Huseman answers your questions on his time with Google's super-cheap MVNO, Project Fi!

Use the Q&A feature built into Google Hangouts to send us your questions once we go live, and we'll do our best to answer them on the air!

Context: Huawei Watch hands-on / Huawei Watch appears to have unused speaker / Pebble Time Review / Hayato's Hot Take: Project Fi

  Listener Mail

(01:37:59)

E-mailed submissions from Taylor, Ed, and Alex 

Thanks for watching — see you next week!