Update 2: Thanks to a commenter who pointed out the offensive comment in today’s podcast regarding “roofies.” This will shortly be excised from the official edited podcast. Until then, please accept this update as a temporary apology while we work to clean up our mess. Thank you for your patience.
Updated with high-quality downloads in the Links section for those of you who couldn’t catch us live. See you next week!
The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. You know it as “the ee-fa.” Old-timers might still call it the Berlin Radio Show. Stephen Schenck for some reason refers to it only by its cumbersome designation “I-F-A.” But however you refer to it, one of the world’s biggest electronics trade shows is coming very soon. And it’s bringing a lot of smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch news with it.
On today’s show, we run down the most interesting of IFA rumors, from Samsung’s mammoth Galaxy Note 4 to Sony’s more … Compact offerings. We’ll also discuss what we’re expecting from the likes of HTC and Microsoft, Huawei and ASUS, and about a billion other brands – and we’ll kick everything off with a no-doubt contentious debate on the merits of all these smartwatches that just came out of the woodwork. Joining us on the show today is special guest Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump, who we’re relying on for just the right amount of world-weary cynicism to keep our youthful enthusiasm in check.
If that’s the kind of podcast that taps your touchscreen, 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 111 (or download the high-quality edited version of the show down in the Links section when it’s ready) 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 111
August 28, 2014
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HTC One M8 for Windows review is live!
We have a winner in our Blackphone giveaway!
Next week’s podcast will be old-timey style!
Get your IFA questions in using the Q&A app!
IFA 2014: what to expect from the Berlin Radio Show
E-mailed submissions from Oliver Stapley, John Buchmann, and Patrick Webb
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!