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What The Tech Podcast

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Hosted by Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurott; What The Tech!? delivers what every techy needs and that is a spotlight on new and emerging technologies from around the world. They cover everything that is up and coming as well as do live unboxings along with reviews of current products. Join in the conversation because it doesn’t matter if you’re a noob or a tech vet. You will find something you like!
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What+The+Tech+Ep.+421+-+Best+Tech+of+2018
access_time7 days ago
According to a new rumor Microsoft will be transitioning from it's Edge browser to a new Chromium based browser. Paul explains how that could impact users for the better. Andrew and Paul also run down their best tech of 2018. Paul's list includes digital assistants, Fortnite, and Windows 10 upgrades. Andrew's best of list includes the Pixel 3 camera, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+420+-+LG+Patents+A+16+Lens+Phone
access_time14 days ago
Andrew and Paul discuss the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals they grabbed. Paul regrets not buying a new iPad. Paul also rants about cheaply made tablets that fail to deliver on working features. And LG patents a phone with 16 lenses. What would be the point of a phone with 16 lenses?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+419+-+2018+Black+Friday+Trends+And+Deals
access_time21 days ago
Andrew and Paul discuss 2018 Black Friday trends and deals such as phones and smart speakers. What trends and deals made their list?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+418+-+The+New+2018+MacBook+Air
access_time28 days ago
Paul talks about using the new 2018 MacBook Air. What does Paul like or not like about the new MacBook Air? Paul also explains why the new MacBook Air is the best thing to happen to the Microsoft Surface laptop. Andrew talks about his first impression of the new HP Spectre x360. How does the keyboard compare to the HP Elitebook?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+417+-+Is+the+iPad+a+Laptop%3F
access_time1 month ago
This week Andrew and Paul revisit the apple announcement from last week. Is apple trying to convince the consumer that the iPad is a laptop, if so why? The guys also talk about the innovation Intel has been up to and speculate whether they will release a 10nm chipset this coming year.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+416+-+Apple+iPad+and+Mac+2018+Event+Round+Up
access_time1 month ago
Apple announced a slew of new iPad and Mac hardware at it's October event. Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the updated hardware and offer critiques of what Apple should have done. Has Apple pricing gotten too expensive?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+415+-+Google+Pixel+3+In%2C+Google+Plus+Out
access_time2 months ago
Google announces the Pixel 3 along with the Google Home Hub, and Pixel Slate. Is the Pixel 3 exactly as rumored? Andrew and John also discuss the other product announces by Google, and Google's decision to shut down Google plus. Will Google try do create a new social product in the wake of Google Plus?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+414+-+4x+The+Mystery
access_time2 months ago
Andrew and Paul discuss the improvements to the camera on the iPhone XS and X Max. Paul ponders what Samsung will unveil at their "4x the fun" event next month. Is their event name in reference to a phone with 4 cameras? Paul also gives his thoughts on the Google Pixel 3 possibly having a notch and Verizon and T-Mobile launching 5G. Is in home wireless internet about to be a thing?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+413+-+The+Smart+Future
access_time3 months ago
Samsung invites the media to their Galaxy event next month. Will Samsung announce their long rumored foldable phone? Amazon announced a slew of new Echo devices including a smart plug, Fire TV Recast, and Echo Auto. Andrew and John discuss the new devices. The two also discuss Verizon launching a new 5G plan and what the future of smartphones might look like.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+412+-+Apple+Launches+iPhone+XS%2C+XS+Max%2C+and+XR
access_time3 months ago
Andrew and Paul discuss Apple's announcement of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. What the difference between all the new models? Microsoft will hold an event in October. What new products will they announce? And Andrew and Paul ponder on a conspiracy theory surrounding the new Google Pixel. Could the new Pixel actually be notchless?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+411+-+20+Years+of+Google
access_time3 months ago
Google celebrates it's 20th anniversary. Andrew and Paul reflect on all Google has changed and what the world might look like if Google never existed. Apple will hold it's annual iPhone event on September 12. The guys run through some of what is expected to be announced including a larger iPhone X. And XBox will get Alexa integration. Has Cortana failed?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+410+-+A+Cortana+Powered+Thermostat
access_time4 months ago
Microsoft launches a Cortana powered thermostat. Is it better than the Nest thermostat? Andrew and Paul discuss Apple's losing marketshare to Chinese handset makers like Huawei. Will Huawei and other Chinese handset makers overtake Apple in marketshare? And Paul explains the feud between Google and Fortnite's Tim Sweeney.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+409+-+Samsung+Galaxy+Note+9+Launches
access_time4 months ago
Samsung announced the new Galaxy Note 9 along with launching a new Galaxy Watch, and Bixby powered Galaxy Home smart speaker. Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the new announcements. Paul also takes issue with Samsung claiming to be an open eco-system. And Microsoft gives a reprieve to Skype Classic, will no longer kill it beginning in September.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+408+-+Apple+Debuts+2018+Macbook+Pro
access_time5 months ago
Apple announces its 2018 Macbook Pro line up. What's new with the 2018 Macbook Pro and did Apple fix the issues with the keyboard? Andrew and Paul also discuss the fanless laptops and Samsung's decision to sell a Bixby smart speaker. Why is Samsung selling a Bixby speaker?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+407+-+Microsoft+Surface+is+Go
access_time5 months ago
Microsoft officially announces the Surface Go. What is target market for the Surface Go and could it compete with Chromebook? Andrew and Paul also discuss what happened to the Surface Me, and how much tech kids should have access to.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+406+-+Microsoft+Surface+Tablet+Rumors
access_time5 months ago
Details of Microsoft's Surface Tablet leak. Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the the details and the logic behind using Intel Pentium processors in the device. New concept images of Microsoft's foldable Andromeda device also leak out. Does a foldable device make sense for anybody? And Andrew explains how his Macbook keeps shocking him.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+405+-+Massive+Samsung+Galaxy+Note+9+Leak
access_time5 months ago
New info about Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 leaks out. Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech explains what Samsung is doing wrong. Jon also talks about the multiple Apple iPhone devices that are rumored to be launching later this year. Will one of them be a super low end device like the iPhone SE? Concept images of Microsoft's bendable Andromeda device has the internet buzzing. We will ever see Microsoft launch this device?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+404+-+The+Holodeck+Doesn%27t+Go+Far+Enough
access_time6 months ago
Microsoft says that VR is no longer coming to the Xbox One. Andrew and Paul discuss the current state of VR and why it doesn't make sense for Microsoft to bring VR to the Xbox One. Google launches Android Message for the Web. And Paul lists some of his most used apps and launcher for Android.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+403+-+Future+of+Microsoft+Xbox+Hardware+and+Services
access_time6 months ago
Microsoft announced it is working on new Xbox hardware and services at the E3 gaming convention. Paul Thurrott and Andrew Zarian discuss the future of Xbox hardware and services. What features might we expect with a new Xbox? Paul also brings up several issues plaguing the latest major feature update of Windows 10. Should Microsoft slow the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+402+-+Apple+WWDC+2018+Round+Up
access_time6 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott round up and discuss Apple's WWDC 2018 announcements. Apple says iOS 12 will increase performance, FaceTime group calling, Memoji, and the next Mac OS will be named Mojave featuring a new dark mode. Paul also touches on the new AR features. Is AR ever going to catch on? Plus Apple says iOS apps are coming to the app store in 2019.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+402+-+Apple+WWDC+2018+Round+Up
access_time6 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott round up and discuss Apple's WWDC 2018 announcements. Apple says iOS 12 will increase performance, FaceTime group calling, Memoji, and the next Mac OS will be named Mojave featuring a new dark mode. Paul also touches on the new AR features. Is AR ever going to catch on? Plus Apple says iOS apps are coming to the app store in 2019.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+401+-+The+Perfect+Phone
access_time7 months ago
Andrew Zarian asks Paul Thurrott to design his perfect phone. What would make the perfect phone? Andrew and Paul also discuss some of their gripes with Andoid and iOS that they would like to change. Apple's annual WWDC is just mere weeks away. what could we see from WWDC in 2018?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+400+-+Playstation+4+Final+Phase+%26+Android+Gripes
access_time7 months ago
Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech fills in for Paul Thurrott this episode. Sony announces the Playstation 4 is entering it's final phase. What does this mean for the next generation of the Playstation? Jon gives his thoughts on what the best Android phone is on the market. Andrew and Jon also discuss some of their current issues with Android. And the pair go on a rant about social media.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+399+-+Google+Assistant+Runs+Your+Life
access_time7 months ago
Google announces a new assistant at Google I/O that makes appointments for you by phone. Is Google taking over the world? Andrew complains about how many messaging/chat apps Google has. Will Google ever get it's chat platforms in order? Paul runs down the notables from the nearly 4 hour long key note from Microsoft Build. Paul also talks about what's coming in the next major update for Windows 10 later this year.
The+PC+Market+in+2018
access_time8 months ago
This week Paul Thurrott and Andrew Zarian discuss the PC Market in 2018. How has buying changed over the past few years? Andrew and Paul also talk about Windows 10 Lean and whether the next Xbox is already being developed.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+397+%E2%80%93+Microsoft+Delays+Redstone+4+Windows+10+Update
access_time8 months ago
Microsoft delays the Redstone 4 update for Windows 10. Paul Thurrott speculates as to why Microsoft delayed Redstone 4. Paul also talks about future updates and features of Windows 10. Is Windows no longer a priority for Microsoft? And Andrew and Paul discuss privacy concerns in the wake of the Facebook testifying about privacy issues over use the users data.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+396+%E2%80%93+What+Is+The+Best+Smartphone%3F
access_time8 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott debate what is the best smartphone on the market. Plus they follow up on their discussion of the iPhone X notch becoming of a trend a. Why is everyone copying the notch on the iPhone X? Andrew and Paul also look at the future of the tablet market. What role does the tablet play in today's market and will it every be the productivity tool that can replace the desktop?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+395+%E2%80%93+Terry+Myerson+Exits+Microsoft
access_time8 months ago
Microsoft Windows leader Terry Myerson is out at Microsoft. Paul Thurrott explains the leadership changes at Microsoft. Where is Microsoft headed in the future? Andrew and Paul also discuss how Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Palm missed the mobile revolution. Andrew goes on another rant about issues with the MacBook Pro 2017.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+394+%E2%80%93+The+Notch+Invades+Android
access_time9 months ago
Google adds support for the notch in Android. Apple announces it's new 2018 iPad at it's education focused event. What's new with the 2018 iPad and is Apple missing any markets? And Andrew discusses the number of complaints he received claiming he is biased after criticizing the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Android.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+393+%E2%80%93+Samsung+Galaxy+S9+First+Impression+Review
access_time9 months ago
Andrew has Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S9. Andrew gives his initial review of the Samsung Galaxy S9. What does he like and not like and will he switch back to the iPhone. Andrew and Paul also discuss the Galaxy S9's camera and how it compares to the Pixel 2.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+392+%E2%80%93+The+State+of+Windows+10+S+Mode
access_time9 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the current state of Windows 10 S Mode. Is Windows 10 with S mode finally ready for prime time? The guys also touch on Mac OS and iOS development. And Andrew looks at ordering a Samsung Galaxy S9.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+391+%E2%80%93+Is+A+Lower+Cost+Apple+MacBook+Possible%3F
access_time9 months ago
A new rumor suggests Apple could possibly introduce a lower cost MacBook. How would Apple make a MacBook cost less? Paul discusses the Samsung Galaxy S9 camera. Does it's performance live up to the hype? And Paul also explains what Google needs to do with Android P to fix security issues.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+390+%E2%80%93+Samsung+Innovates%2C+Android+Lags
access_time10 months ago
Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S9 with innovative dual camera hardware. Paul Thurrott gives his thoughts on the new S9. Andrew and Paul discuss Android's continuing struggle with performance. And Paul answers a few questions from the mail bag.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+389+%E2%80%93+Windows+on+ARM+Limitations
access_time10 months ago
Microsoft lists some of the limitations of Windows on ARM. Paul Thurrott explains what the limitations of Windows on ARM are. Specs for Samsung's Galaxy S9 leak out ahead of it's launch. Andrew and Paul discuss the specs and how smartphone cameras are evolving.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+388+%E2%80%93+State+of+Cord+Cutting+in+2018
access_time10 months ago
Andrew and Paul talk about their latest attempts at cutting the cord with services like YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and Sling TV. Does one TV service come out on top of the others, and have any of these services improved over the past year?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+387+%E2%80%93+The+Future+of+Microsoft+Windows+10+in+2018
access_time10 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the numerous upcoming changes Microsoft is making to Windows 10 in 2018. How will Microsoft transition from the Universal Windows Platform to Progressive Web Apps? Paul also explains changes to how Microsoft will charge OEMs for licenses based upon the hardware of a device.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+386+%E2%80%93+The+State+Of+Apple+In+2018
access_time10 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss the state of Apple in 2018. Where is Apple going wrong and what can they do better? YouTube TV is coming to Roku and Apple TV. What kind of impact will YouTube TV have on these new platforms?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+385+%E2%80%93+The+New+Wave+Of+Personal+Computing
access_time11 months ago
Paul Thurrott talks about his trip to CES 2018. Was ambient computing such as digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo the theme of CES this year? Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S9 next month. What will Samsung tout as it's biggest feature. And Andrew and Paul discuss the iPhone X and Apple's 2018 iPhone rumors.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+384+%E2%80%93+YouTube+Changes+Its+Partner+Program
access_time11 months ago
Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech joins Andrew Zarian for this episode. The two discuss recent changes to YouTube's Partner program. Why is YouTube stripping partnership from some channels? Andrew speculates on the rumor of Apple debuting a 6.5 inch iPhone in 2018. And Andrew and Jon look at the 2018 holds for social media.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+383+%E2%80%93+CES+Future+Trends
access_time11 months ago
Andrew and Jon discuss CES 2018 and it's evolution over the years. Is CES past it's prime? The guys also try to predict this year's trends which include more home autiomation and digital assistants, the future of VR, and the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9. Shouls Samsung have announced the S9 at CES?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+382+%E2%80%93+Worst+Tech+Of+2017
access_time11 months ago
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss some of what they believe is the worst tech of 2017 including the latest security blunder for Intel CPUs, the Essential phone, and the continuing decline of PC sales. Will Intel be able to fix the security flaw in it's chips?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+381+%E2%80%93+Best+Tech+of+2017
access_time12 months ago
Andrew and Paul run down the best of tech in 2017 including the iPhone X, the 8th gen Intel chips, Microsoft Surface laptop, the Xbox One X, and streaming TV services like Hulu TV and YouTube TV. Andrew and Paul also touch on Apple admitting to throttling performance on older iPhones.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+380+%E2%80%93+Windows+10+on+Snapdragon
access_time12 months ago
Paul talks about his trip to Hawaii where Qualcomm introduced new Snapdragon processors that will be used for Windows 10 PCs. How will Windows on ARM affect Intel? Paul also talks about buying a Macbook Microsoft's foldable phone patents, and the iPhone X.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+379+%E2%80%93+Windows+on+Arm+Battery+Life
access_time12 months ago
Andrew and Paul discuss Windows on Arm, specifically the battery life we might see from Windows on Arm devices. Andrew and Paul also talk about the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, rumors of Andromeda OS on a Surface Phone, and lingering questions about the sales of Apple's iPhone 8. Is the iPhone 8 Apple's least selling iPhone?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+378+%E2%80%93+The+Net+Neutrality+Discussion
access_time1 year ago
Andrew and Paul debate net neutrality. Plus Andrew and Paul discuss the Xbox One X and 4K TV. Is now the time to buy an Xbox One X or 4K TV? And Microsoft says it has 600 million Windows 10 users.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+377+%E2%80%93+The+Right+Tech+For+You
access_time1 year ago
This week on What The Tech Andrew Zarian is joined by Jon Prosser for a special Sunday edition. They discuss how many tech journalist get reviews wrong and the latest holiday tech trends.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+376+%E2%80%93+Surface+Book+2+Discussion
access_time1 year ago
Andrew and Paul discuss the Surface Book 2? Are the upgrades enough to justify buying it?
What+The+Tech+Ep.+375+%E2%80%93+Google+Pixel+2+XL+vs+iPhone+X+Camera
access_time1 year ago
Andrew and Paul discuss whether the Google Pixel 2 XL really has a better camera than the Apple iPhone X. is there a big difference between the two phones? Paul rants about the Microsoft Xbox One X not having an SSD. Why doesn't the Xbox One X come with an SSD? And Paul touches on some of the new features in the latest Redstone 4 build.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+374+%E2%80%93+Microsoft+In+The+Mobile+Market
access_time1 year ago
Andrew and Paul discuss Microsoft in the mobile market and a rumored Folio device. What is Microsoft's direction in the mobile market? Andrew talks about his upgrading nightmare on his MacBook.
What+The+Tech+Ep.+373+%E2%80%93+Xbox+One+X+Unboxing+First+Impressions
access_time1 year ago
Paul Thurrott gives his first impressions from unboxing Microsoft's new Xbox One X game console. Andrew and Paul also discuss whether Microsoft and Sony are updating game consoles too quickly. Will Sony launch a new console that one ups Microsoft's Xbox One X? Andrew also get's Paul's thoughts on the Surface Book 2.
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