Chaim decided for this week, he would do something different. He chose 7 random news stories, and for once he cared about their opinion. To get the female perspective we invited Kelly Guimont to join us.
Here are the stories:
Winamp shuts down after 15 years | http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/after-over-15-years-of-service-winamp-will-cease-to-be-available-for-download-starting-december-20th/
Galaxy Note 3 Owners get $50 in Google Play Credit | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/got-a-galaxy-note-3-get-your-50-to-google-play/
Google Wallet Launches NFC card | http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/physical-google-wallet-card-launches-drain-your-balance-without-nfc/
Bitcoin users getting rewards for using BitCoin | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/can-bitcoin-catch-on-with-consumers-gift-card-site-says-3-reward-will-help/
Nexus 5 wireless charger for sale | http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/19/5123470/nexus-5-wireless-charger-now-on-sale
Instagram coming to Windows Phone | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/instagram-is-coming-to-windows-phone-today-sort-of/
Remotte is a remote control for Google Glass | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/remotte-wants-to-help-you-control-google-glass-and-other-connected-devices-too/
Did you ever just wing your presentation? Did you ever just say, “Screw it, we’ll do it live!” We start off talking about the Samsung S4 launch, then we talk some more Google with Keep. We finally cap it off with a rapid fire headlines.
We wish everyone recovering from Hurricane Sandy well, and episode 65 of inThirty goes out to the team at PSE&G for getting power back to Chaim, Harry, and Justin in time to talk about tablets. Google didn’t fair as well and their scheduled Android event was moved from IRL to online. Chaim managed to collect all of the sweet details about the dot 2 update to Jelly Bean and the hardware that’ll accompany it before he was knocked off the grid but Harry is not impressed. We pit the new Android tablets and the Kindle Fire against the recently announced iPad Mini and discuss price point, features, design, and determine along the way that this holiday season Amazon, Google, and Apple will duke it out in in the less than ten inch category. Chaim and Justin were introduced to a new contender in the ring, the Microsoft Surface, at Microtropolis (go on, Google it), while Harry went undercover at a Microsoft Store to try it. Harry likes its kickstand, Chaim says it’s revolutionary, Justin says it’s mutant disaster of a device. Take some aspirin (that’s a really subtle tablet pun), put on your headphones, and listen up.
We’ve all played a little Xbox, but how many of you ever got your hands on a Zune, or a Kin? Microsoft’s getting back into the hardware game with the Surface tablet and on episode 63 of inThirty we get into, about, and under the soon to be released device. We talk pricing, features, make predictions on future market share, and add to the overall confusion about the two different versions of Windows, RT and 8, that’ll run on this new entrant to the tablet market.