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This article is sponsored by Purple.

Today we’re taking a look at the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 mattress and the work that Purple has done for their mattresses in general, all with the goal of providing its customers with a better nights sleep.

Purple reached out to send over their Hybrid Premier 3, and then first thing I thought was - well, I don’t know that my mattress really needs to be replaced. So I looked up best practices, and it turns out that under normal circumstances, we should be replacing our mattresses every 6 to 8 years. My previous mattress was 7 years old, so I said let’s do it. 

What arrived was a long, plastic wrapped cylinder containing the mattress, prompting me to do 3 things - unwrap, unroll, and unwind. Now, the mattress isn’t light - it’s made up of dense, high quality materials, so be sure to get help moving it to the final destination. As I talk about this one, if you’re interested in checking them it out for yourself, you can use this link to shop Purple mattresses.

Getting it out of the packaging and ready to use was actually very quick - I assumed it would need a few hours to inflate itself, but it really took no time at all…and right away you can get a sense for what makes a Purple mattress unique. It’s all about the Purple Grid.

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What is Apple Silicon

Apple is about to swap out Intel chips for their own self-made processors in the Mac line, and Rene Ritchie joins us to talk about what this means, and how it will change the Mac for the average consumer. We also discuss iOS 13.6, the moves Microsoft is making with the Xbox Series X and xCloud, along with a lightning round of tech topics!

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Tesla Cybertruck impressions

Apple dropped some major news during its WWDC virtual keynote, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman joins the show as we talk about all of the announcements. Mark currently works for Bloomberg, and has been reporting on Apple since he was 15 years old, breaking major news since the very beginning of his career. We talk about his biggest scoops, the business of breaking news, Apple’s AR & VR headset plans, and of course all the news coming out of WWDC - macOS 11, iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7.

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Latest Gear Live Videos

iOS 14 shortcuts

This week Matt Cassinelli joins the show to talk to us about the power of the Shortcuts app on iPhone and iPad. Matt is who we consider to be the master of Shortcuts, and is able to bend the iPhone to his will more than anyone else we know. We also talk about the Playstation 5 reveal event, Apple’s rumored transition to ARM processors in Mac computers, and more!

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Black Lives Matter protest

This week, we reflect on the uprising that we’re seeing in the USA and across the world as people fight for change in how the lives of black and brown people in America and are viewed and valued. Andru shares his 24-hour fight with YouTube to get a video that would help protesters stay safe. Our guest, Sara Dietschy joins us and gives her unique perspective on the new Sony ZV1 handheld camera, which is targeted at vloggers.

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Tesla Cybertruck impressions

This week Kevin the Tech Ninja joins the show as we discuss the Tesla Cybertruck, the fail that is HBO Max, obsession with Call of Duty: Warzone, VR gaming with Pro Putt by Top Golf on Oculus Quest, some of our favorite smart home tech platforms and devices, and we take a deep dive looking at how things have changed for us as video creators and YouTube creators during the work from home era of the current pandemic!

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Apple augmented reality glasses AR

This week Jacques Slade joins the show as we take a deep dive into how Apple can use augmented reality and the rumored AR glasses to change the future of personal computing and mobile technology. We also chat about sneakers and sneakerhead culture, how Jacques got into the YouTube game, Microsoft’s latest Surface Go and Surface Book 3, and the greatness that is the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard!

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Switch to iPhone from Android

This week Jon Prosser joins us to talk about scoring major Apple leaks and the balance between reporting news and protecting sources. We also have news on what we can epect for the Apple Watch with watchOS 7, a new Apple TV, WWDC thoughts, a look at the risk of being a journalist who covers major leaks, and much more!

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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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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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