#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 with Time Warner Cable. In other news, a paranoid dad flew a drone to school with his daughter, and two guys took the iPhone/Android fight way too far. The Deemable Tech Podcast is brought to you by A Small Orange, Homegrown Hosting. A refreshingly different approach to web hosting. On…

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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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chair_spin_still

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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#76 Oh, Sweet Internet Explorer, Go Gently Into That Good Night – OR – Parting With Bing Is Such Sweet Sorrow

03/20/2015
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Photo Credit: Internet Explorer, a web developers menace by Jorgen Kesseler is used under CC BY-SA 2.0.

This week the guys are elated about the death of Internet Explorer, the low, low price of free to upgrade to Windows 10, (even if you never paid for Windows 7 or 8) and Mario, Zelda and the gang are finally coming to mobile phones, but not the way you want them…

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#75 Wait, what happened to episode 72?

03/13/2015
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An incoming call notification on the Apple Watch Edition.

What happens when you realize you skipped an episode number? Just keep on rollin. This week on Deemable Tech we are talking about… the Apple big announcement. Apple finally announced all the details on the Apple Watch. Apple also announced a new MacBook, ResearchKit and HBO Now. This Week’s Run Down…

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Janet asks, “Why does my antivirus software want my personal information?”

03/12/2015
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Most mobile devices also require you to agree to an End User License Agreement before you can use them. Photo credit: Wayan Vota/Flickr

Q: I was preparing to install McAffee’s antivirus program, but the user agreement gave me pause. It states that McAffee will “take any personal and sensitive information they wish that is personally identifiable and share it with their providers.” Does all antivirus software collect such information? Like this:Like Loading...

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#74 Ray Likes His Crow Breaded With A Light, Crispy Panko Crust

03/06/2015
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#74 Ray Likes His Crow Breaded With A Light, Crispy Panko Crust

This week Ray, Tom and Sean talk about how Hilary Clinton used her personal email address the entire time she worked at the State Department. They discussed the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, (which included the announcement of SamsungPay which is the implementation of LoopPay into the…

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#73 Freedom Is Just A Four-Letter Word

02/27/2015
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Tom Wheeler Caricature

This week Ray, Tom and Sean talk about how the FCC has finally decided to step up to the plate and defend Net Neutrality, and the rest of the big stories in the tech world. Reddit is finally banning stolen pornography. Apple is holding a super secret press event in March. (SPOILER:…

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Ellen asks, “How do I download videos from my iPhone?”

02/26/2015
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Ellen asks, “How do I download videos from my iPhone?”

Ellen writes, How do I download videos from my iPhone to my PC? When I try to email them to myself it shrinks the video. I’ve been told to just connect my phone to my computer and download them that way, but how? Here’s what you need to do Ellen.…

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