There’s our IFA 2016 wrap-up, but BOOM goes the Note 7 | Pocketnow Weekly 216

We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That’s all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits.

Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei’s Nova before it, Sony’s now-usual disappointments and a whole bunch more. Currywurst or none, eat up! It’s episode 216 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Check out the high-quality audio version right here or see the companion YouTube video below. 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 next week!

Pocketnow Weekly 216

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September 4, 2016


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The #PNWeekly Rundown


4:17 | Did Juan and Jaime have to evacuate from their hotel because of a exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery?

27:15 | Google won’t take Project Ara any further

37:18 | Huawei gets its Nova, Nova Plus, but it wouldn’t talk to us about the MediaPad M3

50:37 | The Samsung Gear S3 and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 were our most-watched products

56:44 | Despite some downgradesthe ZTE Axon 7 Mini nails it for €299

1:01:44 | Lamenting Sony’s Xperia, but will the XZ and X Compact do it right?

1:07:24 | IMAX, Acer and Starbreeze make the Star VR 5K headset, everything else is kinda meh for the resolution

1:18:21 | Jaime might choose Lenovo’s Yoga Book over the iPad

1:29:13 | The Jabra Elite Sport earbuds that cancel noise and are water-resistant

1:35:15 | Fossil kicks into gear with Misfit while Nokia/Withings goes spartan

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.