SyrupCast
SyrupCast 33: Self-driving podcast

This week, Daniel, Jane and special guest and regular MobileSyrup contributor go all-in on automotive.

We discuss the current state of the in-car dash -- it's a sorry state, according to Mr. Kritsonis -- and fall down the rabbit hole of automotive tech.

Will the major automakers be able to keep up with the quickly-changing face of mobile technology, or will Google and Apple force them to become more cooperative, not only within their own organizations but externally?

And finally, will Apple develop a car? Ted doesn't think so despite new reports that they are planning to release an electric vehicle in 2020.

Hosts: Daniel Bader, Jane McEntegart
Guest: Ted Kritsonis
Duration: 56 minutes

Direct download: SyrupCast33.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

SyrupCast 32: I experimented with different platforms in college

This week, it's all hardware. (Finally, they scream!)

As Mobile World Congress approaches, Jane, Douglas and Daniel chat about the upcoming hardware we can expect from the show, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the HTC One M9, and much more.

We also talk about Jane's Nexus 6, two months on take, which left commenters with a lot to say.

Finally, Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones just got released, and while it's not finished, we chat about whether Microsoft got it right.

Hosts: Daniel Bader, Jane McEntegart, Douglas Soltys

Run time: 53 minutes

Direct download: syrupcast32.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

This week, special guest Ben Klass talks about his complaint filed to the CRTC back in 2013, and the regulatory body's decision to force Bell and Videotron to change the way they bill customers for mobile TV access.

We also talk about the role of regulation within Canada's telecom system as a whole, and how the changing viewing habits of Canadians will be impacted by monthly bandwidth limitations.

Finally, we touch on TELUS's rebranding of Public Mobile, and whether it's possible to get by with a data-only LTE plan.

It's a bit regulatory-heavy again (sorry for those wanting phone talk, it will be back next week!) but it's a really interesting conversation with a really smart guy.

Hosts: Daniel Bader, Douglas Soltys
Guest: Ben Klass

Runtime: 1 hr 3 min

Direct download: SyrupCast_31-3.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

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