Pocketnow Weekly 158: Gallant gadgeteers give great guidance

Mon Jul 27 2015 (01:48:35)

True story: as a high schooler spending the night in a new house, I awoke one morning to find my kitchen flooded with water due to a plumbing problem. My parents were out of town and the family friends who were house-sitting were frantically trying to find the shutoff valve ... but due to my terrible academic tardiness record I couldn't stay to help them find it. To ensure I wasn't required to repeat my senior year, I had to leave my family friends struggling to save my house from flooding while I sped off to school. I felt terrible. But, they stopped the water. And I graduated from high school. And to this day, both the house and myself are still standing.

I guess that's the long way of saying that Motorola is gonna be just fine despite all these leaks. We'll cover the crazy in-depth details of the new Moto G and the new Moto X before moving on to cover Samsung's all-but-certain early launch of the Galaxy S6 Plus and Galaxy Note 5, and then we'll touch on LG, Apple and the usual characters before resurrecting an old favorite of a segment, What Gadget Should I Buy?

All that plus your listener mail ahead on episode 158 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So fire up your Powerbook 5300 and open up jollyroger.gif, because this alien ship needs to be hacked and it's not waiting around forever. Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on July 24 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version here. 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 158

 

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Recording Date

July 24, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Hayato Huseman

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


  Sponsor

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News

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Windows 10 Mobile OTA date leaked, along with midrange / high-end Lumia details

Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus photographed / launch date confirmed

OnePlus Two leaked by TENAA

LG CEO promises "super premium phone" for later in the year

LG Display builds new South Korea factory for flexible screens

High-end Xperia S60 and S70 rumored for pre-IFA

Sony shares details on new stripped-down UI

This is the 2015 Moto X with selfie flash

Moto G retailer promo surfaces early / Carrier leak too / and yet another / whoa nelly

Apple Q3 earnings set new records, driven by Apple Watch

 

Which Gadget Should I Get?

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A segment about giving back to the listeners the only way we know how – with the power of purchasing advice. Sahen Rai needs some input on a big-battery, stock-Android phone for Verizon Wireless; Razaq wants to know if the Moto 360 is still a good buy; and Nikita van Staveren needs advice on his own two-phone lifestyle!

 

Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from Ujomah Taylor, Gaj B, and Grant Butler

Thanks for watching  — see you next week!