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Episode #159 of the SMRPodcast is online and ready for download.  This week Rod is out, but, Terrance Gaines, a.k.a. BrothaTech takes to the mic and fills in.

There was a lot of tech news over the past week, but, we start the show off with Chris' story about his Facebook account being impersonated as well as Robb and Chris trying convincing Terrance that he has to go with two monitors as he builds his new Office.

The big news items this week were the announcement of Facebook Home for and Android and the rumors that Google is looking to buy WhatsApp Messenger and the crew gives their varying opinions.  Terrance, also, gives us his first impressions of the BlackBerry Z10.

We also touch on Google Fiber coming to Austin and AT&T bringing Gigabit Ethernet as well, if the next Xbox will require a persistent internet connection, and Microsoft, Oracle, Nokia filing an EU complaint against Google for Android being anti competitive for being free.

We've got all this, plus our picks, in episode #159 of the SMRPodcast…

  • Recorded: April 9th, 2013
  • Published: April 10, 2013
  • Duration: 01hr 41min 00sec
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SHOW TOPICS

Opening Thoughts

  • BrothaTech joins us this week
  • Rod is out this week
  • Chris’s Facebook account got impersonated

Facebook announces there new Android App Home

  • BrothaTech says that he thinks they can be successful
  • Robb thinks that a lot of people will use this app
  • Chris wonders if it will be successful

Robb Still hasn’t grabbed a Blackberry phone yet

  • He explains why he doesn’t have one yet
  • BrothaTech gives his early impressions on the Z10
  • Chris is surprised by the contrast in Terrence's opinions and his

The rumors around the next Xbox has caused a lot of fussing

  • Chris recaps the new feature that has many people worried
  • Terrence talks about the statements that made the situation more tense
  • Robb understands why people are upset

Picks of the Week