Pocketnow Weekly 108: LG pulls a Samsung, screens get touchy-feely, and we go dark with Blackphone

Sat Aug 09 2014 (01:40:06)

Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last remaining mobile-only podcast (citation needed). Still others might know it as the podcast where we advertise horse products (totally false).

Whatever your own impression of our little corner of the podcastosphere, we call it the Pocketnow Weekly. And on this episode we're talking Blackphone (shhh), LG G3 (more!), Galaxy S5 Sport (dear God why?), a phone-free smartwatch (ditto), touchscreens with texture (ooh!), and so much more™.

If that's the kind of podcast that charges your battery pack, then the Pocketnow Weekly is the show for you! Join us live on the air today at 2pm Eastern (click here for your own local time) for Pocketnow Weekly 108 (or download the high-quality edited version of the show down in the Links section, if you're reading this post after we've already called it quits) 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 108

 

 

Recording Date

August 8, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Sponsor

(00:01:42)

 

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by Swappa, a marketplace for buying and selling gently used, fully functional mobile devices. Pay them a visit, and tell 'em Pocketnow sent you!

 

Announcements

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The Pocketnow/Tab Dump Android and Android Wear Giveaway has itself a winner!

Blackphone and LG G3 "Prime" in the house!

Dell Venue Pro retro review is up!

LG G3 for AT&T review is up!

 

News

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LG launches yet another G3 variant, the 5.2-inch LG G3 A / New LG G3 Stylus details emerge, and they're not great

Samsung's crazy wrap-around Note 4 panel may have entered production

Samsung Gear Solo cellular-connected smartwatch tipped to launch next month

Apple to hold iPhone 6 event September 9?

Consumer interest in the Amazon Fire Phone sounds dismal

Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch packs its own cellular radio

Windows Phone picks up five new models in developing market

Microsoft researching how to make you feel what's on your screen

 

Gadgets in Hand

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A segment about living vicariously. Use the Q&A feature of Google Hangouts to ask us questions about the Blackphone, the Galaxy S5 Sport, the AT&T or Prime edition LG G3, Taylor Martin's bizarre-o tablet phone, or anything else we have on hand that's burning a hole in your brain's curiosity sector!

 

Listener Mail

(01:11:13)

E-mailed submissions from Greg Vogt, Ed Carden, and Jason Tam

 

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!