#84 – ‘Dear pirates, JK! Love, Microsoft.’

05/22/2015
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Dear Pirates, JK! - Microsoft

This week Microsoft clarified who exactly free Windows 10 upgrades would be free for, Blizzard cracked down on World of Warcraft cheaters, and Apple abandoned plans to make TVs. Plus, Ray, Tom and Sean share websites through sound, discuss driver-less semi-trucks and a whole lot more. That’s this week on Deemable Tech! If you’re listening to Deemable Tech on our website, would you subscribe to the show on iTunes or on Stitcher? And, while you’re there, would you leave a review and say a few nice things about us? The more subscribers we have and reviews we get, the more people will…

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Ask Deemable Tech: Why Am I Using So Much Data?

05/21/2015
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Image credit: JESHOOTS / Pixabay

Donna writes, “I share a data plan with my family. I’m the biggest user of data, but I’m also the least tech savvy. I do very little downloading! I mostly just check emails. If someone sends me a link and I open it, am I downloading? Sometimes I use my…

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#83 It’s Time to Play the Feud!

05/15/2015
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This week Ray warns us about storing our SSDs in hot places, unless you want to wipe your drives clean. Tom explores the dangers of asking questions on Quora. And Sean finds out why one company is trying to make the food replicators from Star Trek a reality. Plus the guys…

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#82 Demand for Deemable Tech is Crazy Off The Hook!

05/08/2015
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Mario Kart

This week Tom brings the joyous news that Nintendoland is coming! Ray wants fast passes to the Mario Kart ride. But none of the guys want to ride on a Boeing 787 after Ray tells the guys that some of the planes are turning off… in mid air. Not good. Oculus…

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Ask Deemable Tech: How Does Facebook Suggest People I May Know?

05/07/2015
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Ask Deemable Tech: How Does Facebook Suggest People I May Know?

Karen writes, “I met someone for the first time in a meeting the other day. A few hours later, she showed up on my Facebook page as ‘someone I might know.’ I’ve also noticed that people sometimes pop up in this feed shortly after sending me emails. How does Facebook…

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#81 Don’t Call It A Gate!

05/01/2015
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This week, Google launched a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The new phone service uses Sprint, T0Mobile and Wi-Fi, but it only has one phone, the Nexus 6. There’s a few Apple Watch ‘scandals’ ramping up: tattoo-gate, scratch-gate and tap-gate. Microsoft has a new “edge”ier web browser, a man shoots up his…

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#80 The Smartphone Wars Turn Deadly

04/24/2015
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iPhone vs Android

This week, Comcast can’t keep itself out of the news. First, Comcast announces that it is bringing the fastest Interwebs in the country to Jacksonville (WOOT!) and other cities in Florida. Then, the FCC and the Justice Department rain on Comcast’s parade and lets it know they are not going to let it merge…

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Comcast To Begin Offering Floridians Fastest Internet In The Country

04/21/2015
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The new service will run almost four times faster than Comcast's current fastest Internet and twice as fast as Google Fiber, but Comcast did not provide any idea of how much it will cost.

Florida residents will be able to purchase extremely fast Internet service, starting next month. A handful of Florida cities, including Jacksonville, are among the nation?s first where Comcast is bringing fiber-optic Internet to people?s homes. The new Internet service called Gigabit Pro is faster than anything currently available in Florida. That…

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Breathtaking One World Trade Center Elevator Shows 515 Years Of New York City

04/20/2015
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New York City 1789 as seen in the elevators at One World Trade Center

While they haven’t developed time travel, the engineers and designers behind the elevators that takes guests to the observatory at the very top of One World Trade Center in New York City have come pretty close. When you board the elevators, you will see a panoramic view of New York…

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#79 The Episode That Powers Itself

04/18/2015
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I'm hoping it doesn't work like this!

  The biggest story this week is Google getting itself into hot water with the EU over allegedly pushing out the competition in online searching for products. The coolest/creepiest story was a self-powered camera that could theoretically run forever! If you haven’t subscribed to Deemable Tech yet, get on it! Subscribe…

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Ask Deemable Tech: Reverse Image Searching

04/13/2015
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Google's "search by image" page.

Lori asks, “I have found a beautiful picture of an old barn that I would like to use for my website but the picture is too small. Is there such a thing as a website that will help you find a larger size of image?” As a matter of fact…

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The Episode That Almost Wasn’t… Or Still Isn’t

04/10/2015
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The Episode That Almost Wasn’t… Or Still Isn’t

Hey folks! We are not doing a normal podcast this week because of One Spark. Fortunately, there wasn’t much news in the tech world this week anyway. Basically everyone is sitting on their hands waiting for the Apple Watch to come out. But, if you have a Mac or an iOS device,…

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#78 April Fools!

04/03/2015
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April Fools Roundup

April Fools’ Day was during this week, so no one in the tech industry — or the news media for that matter — got any work done. There was hardly any real news in the tech world, so Ray, Sean and Tom share their favorite April Fools Pranks from around…

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#77 The Title Of This Episode Is A GIF

03/28/2015
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This week the guys geek out over Tesla adding an autopilot feature to their electric cars, mourn the death of TigerDirect retail stores, and wonder if they can follow in Google’s footsteps and communicate purely through GIFs. Plus, Ray shares his thoughts on the Cogito smartwatch.    If you haven’t…

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Neila asks, “How do you defrag your hard drive in Windows 8.1?”

03/26/2015
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Credit: Lance Fisher/Flickr

Q: How do you defrag a computer running Windows 8.1? I can’t figure out how to do it on my new laptop. A: For those of us who have been using personal computers for the past 20 or so years, defragmenting your hard drive used to just be part of…

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