Ep. 8 – Oculus Quest, Rift S, and the state of VR

The Oculus Quest is finally here! This week, I dive into what makes it special, and why it doesn’t quite stand up to desktop VR. And I compare it briefly to the Rift S, which isn’t much of an upgrade over the original Rift.

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Shownotes

Questions

  • Would I recommend the Oculus Quest or PS VR to a friend interested in VR? – Austin Thugleston
  • Is it worth upgrading to the Rift S from the original Rift? – Geoff Engelstein
  • Thoughts on the VR market, Labo VR, and the best 4K Blu-ray player? – Lyle Lopez
  • What’s a good set of wireless earbuds? – Ash
  • Should I make the switch to wireless headphones? – Elvis from NYC

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Ep. 7 – Apple’s Weird Week

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What is Apple turning into? That’s the big question this week, following the company’s service-filled announcements: Apple News+, Arcade, TV channels and TV+. Matt Brennan, Paste Magazine’s TV editor, joins me to break down the insanity of Apple’s huge media event, and where it lies in the streaming video landscape. Also, I chat a bit about my SXSW experience, as well as Google’s Stadia game streaming service.

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Shownotes

Questions

  • Is the Apple ecosystem still worth it? – Deniz Schreiber

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Ep. 6: 5G, Folding Phones, Buying a Laptop

This week, I take a quick look at the news coming out of Mobile World Congress. Basically, it’s all about 5G and folding phones (and you don’t have to worry about buying either yet). And I dive into a few questions about choosing the best laptop today.

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Questions

  • What are some good light laptops that might be able to handle basic gaming? – Jeff Eng
  • What’s a great PC replacement for a mid-2010 MacBook Pro? – Raul Celis
  • What’s better, the Dell XPS 15 or the Lenovo Thinkpad Extreme? – Chris Stern
  • What’s a great starter camera for someone moving off of a Canon S100 point and shoot? – James from Vegas

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Ep. 5: Samsung’s Galaxy S10 & RIP Chromecast Audio

New phone season is upon us, so I sat down with my friend Dwayne De Freitas to chat about all of Samsung’s new gear, the Galaxy S10, S10+ and of course the Galaxy Fold. I’ve also got a few questions about the dearly departed Chromecast Audio, yet another useful (but niche) Google product that died too soon.

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Questions

  • Any alternatives to Chromecast Audio, now that it’s discontinued? – Albert Choi
  • Are large Bluetooth audio speakers worth it? And are there good home theater options beyond Sonos? – John S.

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Ep. 4: CES hangover

LG’s curved OLED wall at CES 2019

Know More Tech is back! And somehow, I’m still recovering from CES. In this episode, I go over a few quick highlights from the show, including OLED, 8K TVs, and NVIDIA’s sick new RTX laptop graphics cards. As for questions, this week it’s all about TVs and video games.

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Questions

  • How bad is juddering and ABL (automatic brightness limitation) on LG’s OLEDs? — Liévin
  • Is my $1,500 Sony LCD awful? — Tony
  • How will game streaming evolve? — Chris from Mexico
  • Which video game console should I buy today, an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro? — Lynel Dsouza

Shownotes

Credits

  • Music by Mallory “MaLix” Johns

Ep. 3: How to give a tech gift

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In this week’s episode, we go over the right and wrong ways to give out tech gifts. Spoiler: It involves thinking a lot about who the gift is for, and why they need it. Nobody wants a doorstop they’ll never open. We’ve also got a few questions around buying tablets for kids, and what to do with all of your electronics junk.

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Questions

  • What are some great inexpensive tablets for kids? — Hemant Naidu
  • What can replace my Lenovo MIIX 700? — Glenn Thomas
  • Any recommendations on a Fitbit and similar fitness trackers? — Justin
  • What’s the best way to get rid of old tech? — Larry Vargas
  • When will tech get easier to use? — Brian Dale
  • Thoughts on 4K HDR projectors? — Randy M.

Shownotes

Credits

  • Music by Mallory “MaLix” Johns

Ep. 2: What’s a computer?

On this week’s episode, we join up with Dwayne De Freitas from The Drill Down podcast to tackle a big question: What, exactly, is a computer? And how do the various components work? We also dive into a few computer recommendations, as well as the fate of Apple’s PCs in 10 years.

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Questions

  • How does a computer work? – Raja
  • What’s an inexpensive laptop that can run Steam games? – Ryan
  • What’s a good PC for Photoshop and Illustrator under $1,000? – Kyle Kizu
  • Where do you see the Mac in 5-10 years, will creatives stick with them? – Deniz Schreiber
  • Have we reached a point where smartphones are so good, we don’t need to upgrade as often? – Mike

Shownotes

Credits

  • Music by Mallory “MaLix” Johns