Pocketnow Weekly 116: Nexus 6, Klingon Cortana, and the "double-data" lie

Sat Oct 04 2014 (01:54:53)

Nexus 6, Windows 10, Android L, and #BendGate's eyeroll-worthy replacement for tiresome outrage, #GapGate. Let it never be said the tech space isn't predictable.

But not all is lost. On this week's podcast, we serve you a heaping helping of the mobile technology news and opinion you crave – and we also shake it up a bit: joining such storied installments as Gadgets in Hand and What Phone Should I Buy is a new segment designed to let Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck air his grievances in a civilized fashion: Dial F for Fail is here, and today it's taking on those hated Decepticons of the smartphone world, the carriers!

Also, Cortana speaks Klingon now, so there's something else to live for.

If that's the kind of podcast that pours your prune juice, then it is indeed "a good day to die": the Pocketnow Weekly is your podcast warrior in arms. Join us for Pocketnow Weekly 116 below –either through the unedited video stream at 2:00pm Eastern (click here for your local time), or the high-quality audio version that's now up– and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!

Pocketnow Weekly 116

 

Recording Date

October 3, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Jaime Rivera

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown Sponsor

(00:02:02)

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by Themer, a product of MyColorScreen.com: the largest community of designers showing off Android homescreen creations complete with custom widgets, backgrounds, icons, and more. Pay them a visit, or download Themer to your Android phone right from the Play Store, and tell 'em Pocketnow sent you!

 

Announcements

(00:04:07)

iPhone 6 review is up!

iPhone 6 Plus review is up too!

Galaxy Alpha review debuts today!

The Xperia Z3 is in the house – and the Z3 Compact isn't far behind!

 

News

(00:16:10)

Microsoft introduces Windows 10 for phone, tablet, and desktop use

Detailed Nexus 6 rumors attempt to confirm name, hardware specs

Early Android L build for Galaxy S5 leaks on video

Samsung responds to Note 4 gap issue, says it's fine like that

HTC Eye hinted to sport 13MP front-facer, with flash

HTC One M8 max might be a little smaller than last year's

HTC pulls in another quarterly profit, beating expectations

LG webOS smartwatch in the works

 

Dial F for Fail

(01:07:20)

A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general stupidity within the mobile industry. Today's topic: "The Tale of the Double Data Deception!"

 

Listener Mail

(01:25:00)

E-mailed submissions from Vijay V., William Li, and Andy Le

 

Music

It may just sound like a ringtone to you, but our transition music track ("Radiation") is a real song, from a real album, by a real artist: Ali Spagnola. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali's website here, visit her YouTube page here, and follow her on Twitter here!

Thanks for listening. See you next week!