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We're just a few guys talking about our favorite hobby. And that just happens to be tech! We cover everything from Apple to Google to PC to console gaming. We give viewpoints from all sides.Landen: All things Google. Big into the mobile tech. Prefers Apple computers but usually uses Windows. Caleb: All things Apple. Uses a Windows PC for gaming. Wes: All things Microsoft. Even uses a Windows Phone. Big gamer.

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We're just a few guys talking about our favorite hobby. And that just happens to be tech! We cover everything from Apple to Google to PC to console gaming. We give viewpoints from all sides.Landen: All things Google. Big into the mobile tech. Prefers Apple computers but usually uses Windows. Caleb: All things Apple. Uses a Windows PC for gaming. Wes: All things Microsoft. Even uses a Windows Phone. Big gamer.

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 140: CES 2020

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Jan 13 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #2: Episode 108: Star Wars And Some Tech

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Star Wars: 1:01

Microsoft: 24:08

- Outlook security breach.

Google: 28:36

- Android Q Beta 2 is available.

- YouTube TV is more expensive. But with more channels.

- Google+ is dead.

- Inbox is dead.

General Tech: 45:54

- LG G8

April Fools: 51:19

- Hyper Drive Ultimate Ultimate Hub.

Apple: 54:21

- iPhone rumors.

- Apple breaking up iTunes.

- Apple Podcasts web interface now has playback.

- Apple music may have overtaken Spotify in paid users.

- HomePod price drop.

- 16 in MacBook Pro not until 2021.

General Tech: 1:09:14

- Amazon is listening to Alexa queries.

Landen's opinions on Apple products: 1:10:48

- AirPods.

- New MacBook keyboard.

Gaming: 1:19:58

- Windows 10 Game bar updated.

- Xbox Game Pass.

- Microsoft Spring sale.

- Mobile Game Spotlight of the Week: Rest In Pieces, iOS Android

- Valve going back to the drawing board on Artifact.

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Apr 17 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #3: Episode 109: Samsung's Folding Issues

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Apple: 1:18

- iPhone XI with triple camera.

- Powerbeats Pro

- Rumored AirPods 3 coming later this year.

General Tech: 9:38

- BBM is shutting down.

- Amazon may have your home address...

Google: 14:39

- In Europe, Google now gives you options on Android for search and browser.

- Search Thanos in Google. 

- New Playmoji.

- Pixel 3a coming May 7.

- Google and Amazon playing nice.

General Tech: 23:19

- Return Amazon purchases to Kohl's stores.

Samsung: 25:22

- Galaxy Buds mini review.

- Galaxy fold issues.

Microsoft: 54:50

- Build is coming soon. May 6-8.

- Earnings call.

Gaming: 1:01:28

- Sea of Thieves Anniversary Edition.

- Mixer Loot Rewards.

- Xbox update.

- Overwatch Storm Rising.

- Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650.

- Mario Kart Tour closed beta application.

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Apr 30 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 107: Apple Showtime Event

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Microsoft: 3:35

- New Edge is coming.

General Tech: 18:02

- Samsung shows how it tested the Galaxy Fold hinge.

- Huawei P30, P30 Pro.

Apple: 30:44

- It's Showtime.

- Apple cancels the Airpower.

Gaming: 58:29

- Apple Arcade.

- Warcraft and Warcraft 2 on GOG.

- Wes gives his thoughts on Stadia.

- Sega announces the Genesis Mini.

- Nintendo planning on new Switch devices.

- New Microsoft Xcloud details.

- New Games with Gold.

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Apr 02 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #5: Episode 100: Our First Phones

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We've finally made it! Episode 100! And we've got something special for you. We share what our first cell phones were! Plus some extra goodies. 

Unfortunately for you, you have to listen to all of us being sick. But we didn't want to wait any longer to get this episode out.

Landen: 2:13

Motorola V120

Samsung Alias

Palm Treo 700P

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

Caleb: 21:39

Samsung SCH-U340

LG Optimus

iPhone 4s

Wes: 29:32

Nokia 3310

HTC Arrive

Pixel 2 XL

Random phone: 

Nokia E70

News:

Microsoft: 45:50

- Window 10 Mobile is dead.

- You now get Microsoft Rewards Points for playing games.

Apple: 54:20

-  The Macintosh is 35 years old.

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- Smart Battery case for iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr available.

- AirPower rumored to finally be in production.

- New iPod Touch?

- Likely iPad updates coming this year.

General Tech: 1:04:53

- Netflix raises prices.

- Xiaomi foldable phone.

Google: 1:08:13

- Google bought smartwatch tech from Fossil.

- Bill Stevenson left Apple for Google to 'launch Fuchsia OS.'

- Google I/O will be May 7-9.

General Tech: 1:15:00

- New foldable Motorola Razr.

Gaming: 1:20:29

- PUBG testing on PC.

- Resident Evil 2 remake is out.

- Mortal Kombat 11 revealed.

- Nvidia rumored to be working on 3 GTX cards.

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Jan 29 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #6: Episode 101: Earnings Calls

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Microsoft: 1:32

- Earnings Call.

Apple: 21:23

- Apple slaps Google and Facebook.

- American Airlines now lets you stream Apple Music for free.

- More evidence for new iPod Touch.

- Apple's streaming TV service could be coming in April.

General Tech: 37:25

- Umidigi A3 Pro review.

Google: 49:28

- uBreakiFix has same day repairs for Pixel 3, 3 XL.

General Tech: 51:14

- Energizer is now making phones. 26, actually.

Gaming: 58:24

- Dr. Mario coming to iOS and Android this summer.

- New updates to the Xbox App.

- Games with Gold.

- Fortnite on phones now supports controllers.

- Legend of Zelda in Doom.

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Feb 07 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #7: Episode 104: Samsung Galaxy S10 And MWC 2019

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Google: 1:26

- Google Duo now available on the web.

- Duo audio calls coming to Home speakers.

- Apple Music could be coming to Assistant and Home speakers.

Samsung: 8:33

- Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+

- Galaxy Fold 21:17

- Galaxy Watch Active

- Galaxy Buds

Mobile World Congress: 31:27

- Huawei Mate X

- Nokia 9 Pure View

- LG G8

- LG V50

- Energizer Power Max P18K Pop

Microsoft: 55:20

- Edge getting picture in picture mode on Android 8.0+

- New camera feature for Excell

- Microsoft Band apps going away

- Azure Kinect

- Hololens 2

Apple: 1:16:54

- iPad Mini 5 is just a spec bump

- Ming Chi Kuo is at it again

- Mac Pro preview maybe at WWDC

- Apple Car might be a van

General Tech: 1:29:16

- Spendlove rants about Intel

Gaming: 1:32:40

- Anthem by Bioware is out

- Spenlove Rant

- Steam Store dropped movies and TV shows

- Spendlove Rant

- Tetris 99

- Rocket League supports cross platform parties

- Spendlove Rants about Nvidia

- Chex Quest HD

- Games Pass may be coming to Nintendo

- New Games with Gold

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Mar 05 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #8: Episode 138: Wishlist 2020

Jan 02 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: Episode 141: Game News

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Microsoft: 1:05

- Microsoft Ignite scheduled for September 21-25.

- New Edge is here.

Samsung: 5:20

- We don't care about rumors.

Gaming: 6:35

- Google is working with Valve to get Steam on Chrome OS.

-  Xbox console streaming open to all countries.

- Playstation will not be at E3.

- All the games are delayed.

- Overwatch Lunar New Year event.

- Playdate update.

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Jan 22 2020

34mins

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Rank #10: Episode 102: Games!

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We switch things up this week and start with gaming!

Gaming: 1:06

- Apex Legends

- Xbox Live coming to other platforms.

- Microsoft Games Studios name change.

- New Xbox Game pass games.

- New Windows Insiders update info.

Microsoft: 29:52

- Microsoft partners with TomTom.

- New Mixed Reality updates.

Apple : 36:30

- New AirPods coming this year.

- Apple files new glass keyboard patent.

Google: 47:11

- Job listing for VP, Hardware, Wearables.

- listen to the person you are using Call Screen with.

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Feb 12 2019

54mins

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Rank #11: Episode 103: Updates and Rumors

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Google: 1:22

- New AR features inside of Google Maps.

General Tech: 4:51

- LG will have a Crystal Sound OLED display.

- Updated opinion on the notch.

- Landen's Moto 360 is officially retired.

Microsoft: 26:26

- Google no longer considers Cortana a competitor.

- What should Microsoft do to 'fix' Cortana?

Apple: 48:19

- Apple invited celebrities to an event in March. New TV service?

- Red Xs and Xs Max could be launching in China.

- This years AirPods coming with a black version.

- WWDC June 3-7.

General Tech: 55:26

- If you're looking to buy new laptop, Caleb has some thoughts.

Gaming: 58:05

- Tons of new games have been released.

- Apex Legends has already had a Twitch Rivals tournament.

- Overwatch League season 2 has started.

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Feb 19 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: Episode 147: The Return of Clippy

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Microsoft: 3:43

- Cortana is being taken away in more places.

- Microsoft is pulling out of GDC.

- Leaked video of Surface Duo feature.

Google: 15:53

- Public Profile cards may roll out soon.

- Second Pixel feature drop coming.

General Tech: 23:19

- LG V60 ThinQ 5G.

- HTC says it will release a 5G phone this year.

Apple: 42:22

- InnoLux wins orders to supply mini-LED display backlights for iPad Pro.

- Mac with Apple-designed chip coming next year.

Gaming: 46:46

- New version of Animal Crossing coming out.

- Crossy Road Castles now on Apple Arcade.

- Xbox Series X features.

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Mar 03 2020

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Rank #13: Episode 145: Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung Unpacked 2020: 2:12

- Galaxy S20: 3:51

- Galaxy S20+: 11:18

- Galaxy S20 Ultra: 13:05

- Galaxy Buds+: 26:41

- Galaxy Z Flip: 32:14

Google: 57:31

- A leaked prototype of the Pixel 5 has leaked.

General Tech: 59:17

- MWC 2020 is officially canceled.

Gaming: 1:02:35

- EA is still evil.

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Feb 18 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: Episode 136: All the new CPUs

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Apple: 1: 1:32

- Apple may be releasing 4 iPhones in fall of 2020.

- 2021 iPhone with no ports.

- SE 2 may be called iPhone 9.

- Mini LED displays in 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Pro.

General Tech: 9:40

- Intel 10th Gen HEDP processors.

- AMD Threadripper 3.

Google: 21:29

- Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from their positions in Alphabet. Sundar Pichai CEO of both Alphabet and Google.

- Google Recorder available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3a.

- Live Caption comes to Pixel 3 and 3a.

- Facebook adds tool to transfer photos directly to Google Photos.

General Tech: 35:29

- Snapdragon 865 announced.

- 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor 17x bigger.

- Landen has a smartwatch again!

Gaming: 55:13

- Phil Spencer, not Phil Schiller, is using the next-gen Xbox.

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Dec 10 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Episode 135: Black Friday 2019

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Apple: 1:02

- Event scheduled for December 2.

Black Friday Roundup:

- Walmart: 2:37

- Target: 13:32

- Best Buy: 18:31

- Sam's Club and Costco: 32:00

- Micro Center and Fry's: 34:30

- Newegg: 38:34

- Amazon: 49:21

Landen's Black Friday deals: 51:04

Wes's Black Friday deals: 1:04:35

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #16: Episode 134: MacBook Pro and Motorola Razr

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Apple: 1:43

- New MacBook Pro.

General Tech: 20:29

- Motorola Razr

Google: 31:27

- Google bringing RCS to Android.

Microsoft: 39:44

- Head of AI leaving Microsoft.

- Cortana for Android and iOS is going away.

Gaming: 44:33

- Xbox now works with Google Assistant.

- XO 19.

- Shenmue 3.

- Stadia launching.

One More Thing: 1:02:40

- Razr Retro Mode.

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Nov 21 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: Episode 133: AirPods Pro Review

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Apple: 1:12

- AirPods Pro reviews are out.

General Tech: 9:25

- New AMD CPU's

- Photoshop Camera. www.photoshopcamera.com

Google: 19:01

- Google Camera update brings Astrophotography mode to older Pixels.

- First Gen Pixel getting it's last security update in December.

Microsoft: 23:25

- Ignite.

- Hololens 2.

Gaming: 31:10

- Xbox Elite controller.

- Wes gives his thoughts on Xcloud.

- Death Stranding is out.

- Pokemon Sword and Shield available on the Switch this week.

- Jedi: Fallen Order available. this week.

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Nov 12 2019

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Rank #18: Episode 132: AirPods Pro and BlizzCon 2019

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Google: 1:07

- Google bought FitBit.

- Google's new Voice Recorder app will come to older Pixel phones.

General Tech: 17:57

- Motorola Razr photos leak.

- New Moto 360 coming in December.

- New Nvidia Shield TV.

- Sony is shutting down Playstation Vue.

Apple: 39:16

- AirPods Pro.

- iOS 13.2 and Catalina.1 released.

- Apple Music Student subscribers get a free year of Apple TV+.

Gaming: 55:56

- More features for Xbox Game Bar.

- Xbox console streaming now in limited preview.

- Xbox All Access is back.

- Sony now has the top 3 best selling consoles.

- Death Stranding is coming to PS4.

- Red Dead Redemption 2 launching on PC.

- Mario at Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

BlizzCon: 1:09:59

- Warcraft 3 Reforged.

- Diablo 4.

- Overwatch 2.

- World of Warcraft.

- Hearthstone.

- Starcraft 2.

- Heroes of the Storm.

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #19: Episode 128: Microsoft Surface Event 2019

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Microsoft Event: 1:23

- Surface Earbuds: 3:01 

- Surface Laptop 3: 9:57

- Surface Pro 7: 21:10

- Surface Pro X: 24:28

- Windows 10X: 32:10

- Surface Neo: 36:27

- Surface Duo: 43:14

Apple: 59:42

- High-end iPad and MacBook with Mini-LED displays coming 2020-2021.

- iPhone SE 2 Q1 2020.

- Late October event rumored.

- Siri to support 3rd party messaging apps.

Google: 1:09:04

- Google Seattle has a Halloween graveyard with dead Google products.

Gaming: 1:11:15

- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

- Sony has pretty much lifted their crossplay restriction.

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: Episode 126: Events! Events Galore!

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Microsoft: 1:39

- Hardware event on Oct. 2.

- October update is coming.

Google: 6:10

- Made by Google event Oct. 15.

- Pixel 4 leaks.

General Tech: 12:51

- Huawei Mate 30.

- ROG Phone 2.

Apple: 30:27

- Apple vent.

- iPad OS.

General Tech: 32:01

- Ryzen 9 delayed until November.

Gaming: 33:48

- PS5 Pro launching with PS5.

- Apple Arcade.

- Batman games free on Epic game store.

- DOOM Mods.

- Mario Kart Tour coming this week!

- Stadia updates.

- New Game Pass games.

- Minecraft character creator.

- Borderlands 3 Halloween event.

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 1min

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