Pocketnow Weekly 165: Hey Siri, let's talk about the Moto X!

Sat Sep 12 2015 (01:39:24)

The muddy morass of tech news is seldom tranquil, even in the wake of a trade show as big as IFA 2015. No sooner had our moon boots touched down on US soil than Apple held a two-hour marathon event to unveil its new iPhones and a giant iPad ... and our keyboards barely had a chance to cool down from that before a Moto X Pure Edition came a'knockin' at our door, just begging to be unboxed.

Toss in a hefty helping of backlogged review content (yes, we're still working on that Axon and OnePlus 2 coverage) and we've barely got the bandwidth for our regular tech podcast. But a weekly show is what we've promised ... and a weekly show is what you'll get. All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits below on episode 165 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So charge up your Pencil and clear off an acre of desk space, because we're about to get all Pro on you. Again.

Watch the video broadcast from 5:00pm Eastern on September 10 (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 question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 165 Recording Date

September 10, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Hayato Huseman

  Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


 

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News

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It's raining Apples: new iPhonesnew iPadsnew Apple TV and more debut at this week's "Hey Siri" event

The best of IFA 2015

LG Nexus 5 (2015) leaks again, with new details

Google flips the switch on Android Pay

OnePlus planning one-hour, no-invite-needed sale

HTC "Halfbeak" smartwatch rumored for Android Wear

Droid Turbo 2 render leaks for Verizon, could arrive next month

 

Gadgets in Hand

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The wait is over: the new Moto X is in our hands and it's fresh from the unboxing studio, so it's time to lay it bare to all your questions. We answer to your questions posed on our Google Hangouts Q&A!

  Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from Patrick, Kevin, and Matthias

Thanks for watching — see you next week!