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Geared Up: The Future of Foldable Phones, & Apple’s Key Advantage w/ Guest Michael Fisher!

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

This week Michael Fisher joins the show to talk about foldables like the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold 2, and what makes this tech so exciting. We also dive into Apple’s advantage in chip-making, and how the iPhone SE may be the ultimate iOS trojan horse. We’ve also talk about our favorite tech for getting through social isolation, and much more!

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A Deep-Dive Conversation with Samsung about Powering the Future of Innovation

I had the opportunity to sit down with Jim Elliott, Corporate Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. at Samsung Tech Day last October. He runs Memory sales and marketing at Samsung’s North America Semiconductor subsidiary. We talked about how Samsung Semiconductor's technology is ushering the future of artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, super-fast 5G wireless networks, and more. Talking to Jim, it became clear that we're on the cusp of some major technological advancements that will drive forward a new age of innovation. This is similar to what we saw when 4G enabled us to carry devices in our pockets that let us order cars directly to our precise location, stream music and videos no matter where we happen to be, and the ability to post content to social networks for anyone to read or watch. So the question becomes, what's next?

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Samsung Tech Day: A look at How Samsung is Leading the Way to the Future

Samsung flew me down to its annual Tech Day event so I could get an up-close look at the company’s latest announcements, including Samsung Semiconductor’s new mobile smartphone processor and 5G modem, to see how they’ll make our devices better in the future. The yearly event is part of Samsung’s ongoing effort to foster innovation across the technology ecosystem, with hundreds of attendees learning about and discussing the future of consumer and business technology. With all the year-end activities keeping us all busy, I finally put my experience at Samsung Tech Day into words - here’s how Samsung is aiming to lead the future of tech innovation.

Just shy of two months after announcing the Exynos 980, Samsung announced a new chipset at the event, the Exynos 990. The new processor is built on Samsung’s 7nm process, and includes a Mali-G77 GPU that increases graphical performance and power efficiency compared to Samsung’s previous chip by up to 20 percent as well as an octa-core CPU that should be 20 percent faster.

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Geared Up: AirPods Pro review, foldable Motorola RAZR, and the Pixel 4’s Shortcomings

AirPods Pro review

The AirPods Pro have been out for a week, and we bring you our hands-on (and ears-on) thoughts on Apple’s noise-cancelling earbuds. Motorola is about to bring back the RAZR, this time with a foldable display! Are folding clamshell smartphones about to make a comeback? We also talk about the woes of the Google Pixel 4, wondering if Google actually wants its smartphone line to do well in the market, or if they have other goals with their handhelds. Tesla is going to finally announce and reveal its Cybertruck in just over a week - we speculate on what we can expect!

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Geared Up: Hands-on with iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro, but What Does Pro Mean?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Wearables,

Hands on with iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro

In this episode, we go over all the big announcements from Apple’s iPhone 11 launch event. Andru was in Cupertino for the event and gives his hands-on impressions of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, and we discuss the meaning of the “Pro” naming scheme for the iPhone and tech products in general.

There’s also a new Apple Watch Series 5 (finally sporting an always-on display!) and a couple of new finishes, and Apple has seemingly set up Apple TV+ to become the number one streaming video service in the world in the next 12 months - we show you the math!

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Geared Up: The History of Apple’s “One More Thing,” and What’s It’s Next Big Surprise?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Transportation,

Best Apple One More Thing Moments

In this episode we take a look at the entire history of Apple’s “One More Thing” announcements, starting from the first one in 1999 all the way to the latest in 2017. Which ones were worthy of being a “One More Thing,” and which were a bust? We give you our opinion!

We also give our predictions for what the “One More Thing” might be at next week’s Apple Event. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is back, and we talk about how Samsung addressed all the issues. Finally, we talk about the new Porsche Taycan, Andru's Tesla Model 3, and Jon’s next car!

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Geared Up: Predictions for the Upcoming iPhone Event with Sara Dietschy

iPhone 11 Predictions Sara Dietschy

On this week's Geared Up, Sara Dietschy joins us in this episode as we talk about our predictions for the Apple iPhone 11 event. We also talk about our first handheld game consoles from back in the day, the problems with the MacBook Pro, do a deep dive on all the new cameras that were announced last week, and talk about what it's like behind the scenes of being a content creator.

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Geared Up: Switching from iPhone to Note 10; iPhone 11 Pro is Coming…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

On this week's Geared Up, I go over my Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review impressions after spending a week with the device. I also talk with Todd Bishop about wanting to switch away from the iPhone after 10 years to give Samsung's new flagship Galaxy Note 10+ a shot. Which features are luring him away from iOS and towards Samsung and Android? We also talk about the latest iPhone 11 & iPhone Pro rumors and what to expect from Apple's next smartphone release, scheduled to be announced on September 10th!

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Geared Up: New Nintendo Switch Consoles, Apple Kills the MacBook, & Galaxy Note 10 Crazy Battery!

The Death of the Xbox

On this week's Geared Up, we talk about the two new Nintendo Switch consoles that were announced this past week - the Nintendo Switch Lite and the Nintendo Switch with refreshed battery. In the case of the Switch Lite, we are getting a new handheld-only portable console with a cheaper price and some caveats. Over on the standard Switch front, we were expecting a pro version of the Switch as well, but instead got the same hardware with increased battery life.

Apple has significantly changed its laptop computer lineup with the release of a cheaper MacBook Air and the addition of premium features on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro while simultaneously killing the 12-inch MacBook and the older entry-level MacBook Air. We go over why this actually provides clarity for anyone looking to buy an Apple laptop.

Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 10 at an event on August 7th at the Barclays Center, and rumors and dropping left and right about the new flagship devices in the weeks leading up to the reveal. The latest focuses on a very unique feature for the Note 10 battery that may make charging anxiety a thing of the past!

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