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This went up earlier today - Ep 229 in both audio & video formats are live :)
This week, the Tech Fetish podcast crew weighs in on commuting via the skies, the Nintendo NX, watching a live birth over VR, and more.
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Alaina Yee

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Update for this week: since I'm currently traveling through Friday, there won't be a podcast episode. To tide you over, I'm offering everyone this question to chew on:

Squat toilets: Efficient, or the work of the devil? Discuss. (There is only one right answer.)
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I will find the video
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My brain says, "Hey remember how cool that hover board was?"



At SXSW this week, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed that the company is aiming to put flying cars in the sky and on the market by as early as 2017. “We are now scaling up quite fast, building the team, and the plan is that in 2017 we’ll be able to announce the first flying roadster,” Vaculik told CNBC. “The point is not only to showcase that it’s possible to marry together a plane and a car, but to really commercialize it.” According to the report, AeroMobil's first model will be a two-seate

* Published: 3/17/15 1:34:38 PM

* Post Link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/17/aeromobile-hopes-to-get-flying-cars-off-the-ground-by-2017

* Feed: IGN Tech - http://feeds.ign.com/ign/tech-all
A Slovakian company is aiming to commercialize the fully autonomous, flying car.
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I don't know. Growing up with the hope of the Moller skycar, it's hard to get excited about it
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Alaina Yee

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Episode 228 is up!  And the video podcast is live at the same time as the audio podcast this week :)
This week, the Tech Fetish podcast crew debates the appeal of Apple's upcoming wearable, the new MacBook, and more.
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So in defense of the Apple light up logo...
It's good to have it if you need to trouble shoot your display. You can take a flashlight and shine it through the logo to see of your display isn't lighting up or your computer is messed up. I've had to use I a few times to rule out possibilities in my old G4 15".
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Andrew Rogers

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I'm always willing to try a new browser... so far so good!
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I still have my og evo and use it as a webcam
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I actually enjoyed the first movie... and in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Google Play, it's Free!
Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.
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A lot of space content today!
After spending six years gazing at the Red Planet’s atmosphere and recording its water signatures, scientists have gathered strong evidence to suggest that not only was early Mars a much wetter world than previously believed, but it also possessed a vast northern ocean covering as much as a fifth of its surface.
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I just thought this article was really well done and now I want to play in a projection room.
Surround sound and 4K TVs are great for watching movies at home, but there's still nothing like sitting in front of a gigantic screen in an IMAX theater. I recently got an exclusive first look at the company's next-generation digital laser projectors, and I walked away from the experience wanting to see every single movie remastered and projected using the new technology.
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Trying not to laugh
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Felicia Day on Squatty Potty
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Marc G

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A follow up to my adventures in trying to flash Cyanomogen that I tweeted +Alaina Yee​ about:


So rooted no problem, I tried flashing CM11 (snapshot) on my S3 it failed and aborted. Thinking it odd I formatted and attempted to flash a nightly same scenario (yes I verified it was for my version of handheld, I learn from Alaina's mistakes 😛). Lastly I tried CM10 same failure and aborted install.

At this point I figure I'll just use stock until I do more research... But I get a freeze on bootup, then I get a blank screen on reboot (panic ensues). Happening upon some info in googling I clear any juice left in the capacitors get it to boot into download mode and flash stock unroofed through Odin. I count my lucky stars and figure I'll wait a few weeks.

Until I leave WiFi and have no 3g/4g

So I have to re-root I skip the CM and flash some AOSP based ROMs with success. CM still won't flash, but the CM based Spirit ROM did flash and I love it. This only convinces me that I would most likely really like cm11, but I don't know if it's worth effort. Maybe if I get sick of this I'll make another attempt. 
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Hey +Andrew Rogers, I've been thinking about flashing CM on my Nexus 5 too.  Right now I'm just running the stock Android 5.1 with root and a custom kernel and that's keeping me satisfied.
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Yeah, this is sort of in doubt, I read it a while ago and the readings where so small that it could be the instruments itself causing it.
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Alaina Yee

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The video podcast for Episode 227 is FINALLY up!  It's paired with the original post for the episode, so I'm reposting the link here for everyone who wants to stare at our faces.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/07/tech-fetish-podcast-episode-227-virtual-realitys-gonna-be-the-real-deal

(And yeah, we initially forgot to turn on the light for the video. Oops.)
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Via +Mark Ryan Sallee on the Facebook group: "'l'll just leave this here..."
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Is it really so hard to imagine the use case for the +Steam Machine?    Sign me up as one that doesn't want to deal with a windows machine.  I have a mac and the idea of dual-booting is not appealing.  I don't want to deal with all the windows updates, viruses (and yeah, know OSX gets them too, but they are still more common on Windows) on two operating systems.
When I switched to mac, I went to consoles for gaming, but the truth is I like 'pc' gaming a lot.  I can play a lot of steam games on OSX, but there are many that still only work in windows.  
I realize that the steam machine won't get more games than OSX (probably) but it's still more appealing than dealing with a windows PC.  
Justin mentions that a windows machine can be used for spreadsheets and word processing, but I already have that elsewhere.
Having said all that, I probably won't be getting a steam machine unless there is a game on that platform I can't get on my PS4 or OSX.
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I have a PC in my entertainment system that boots directly into Steam. There are some GOG games (like Xwing and Tie Fighter) that I'm playing on there so I can't completely give up on Windows yet. I can see future development increasing so it could become more and more desirable.
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Alaina Yee

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After crawling out of bed and coughing up one lung, I've managed to finally post Episode 227. Sorry about the delay, everyone!

Also: this episode does have a video podcast tied to it. That probably won't be ready to post until late Monday. Will update once it's up!
After a week full of fantastic demos, the Tech Fetish podcast crew discusses just how bright the future of VR looks.
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Andrew Rogers

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If you're in a space suit, should you be smelling anything outside of your suit?
There's nothing quite like the smell of space in the morning... until you realize there's no real bacon to go with the scent of it.
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If my PC wasn't already in my entertainment center, I would be looking at this... I am already almost ready to commit to the controller over the Xbox360
The makers of Half-Life want to sell you a $50 box that streams your PC games to your TV. Here's what we think of the announcement.
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Andrew Rogers

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As much as I have been denying my desire for VR in my life. This article broke me down. Shut up and take my money!
It's not Portal 3, but Valve's new Aperture Science demo had me standing right next to a familiar face.
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