This week on the SyrupCast, Patrick O'Rourke, Brad Bennett and Brad Shankar talk about the pricing, design and general direction of Microsoft's Xbox Series X and S and Sony's PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

The team also discusses Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Xbox game streaming possibly coming to iOS.

Total runtime: 01:05

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

This week on the SyrupCast Patrick, Brad, and Jon breakdown all of the news from Apple's September hardware event.

The Series 6 is Apple's top-of-the-line smartwatch and includes blood oxygen level detection as well as the same always-on display as the Series 5. On the other hand, the Apple Watch SE is more of an entry-level mash-up of the Series 4 and Series 5.

The iPad lineup also got a little more confusing thanks to the new iPad Air that's more powerful than even Apple's most recent iPad Pro. It also uses a colourful version of the iPad Pro's design, further separating the Air from the base-level iPads and doubling down on Apple's commitment to this middle of the road tablet. Beyond that, there's a new iPad (2020), which replaces the current base-model version.

Total runtime: 01:08

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Category:technology -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

SyrupCast regulars Brad Bennett, Patrick O'Rourke and Dean Daley jump on the pod this week to talk about the latest foldable Samsung device, the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

While the smartphone is a major improvement over the first Z Fold, the crew, minus Dean, are still not sold on the extremely expensive foldable handset.

After the team finishes discussing the Z Fold 2, they move on to talk about smartwatches.

Total runtime: 01:14

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT