LG pulls a Samsung, screens get touchy-feely, and we go dark with Blackphone | Pocketnow Weekly 108
Updated with time codes, new streaming portals, and links to the high-quality version. Skip past the YouTube embed and download your very own copy of this week’s podcast. Enjoy!
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
August 8, 2014
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Gadgets in Hand
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!
E-mailed submissions from Greg Vogt, Ed Carden, and Jason Tam
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!