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TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown 1:09 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015
Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over…
Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over what announcements we may get along with more Apple Watch news on the 9th, including John's prediction for a gold Retina Display MacBook Air.
Apple announced a special media event today for March 9 with only one hint in its tag line: "Spring forward." Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the media event and what sort of Apple Watch-related announcements it may include. They also take a look at the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality.
Philips Hue and Lux smart lighting systems are popular with the TMO team, and our own Kelly Guimont has plenty of expertise to share. Kelly and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what makes Hue lighting so cool, and what you can do to make your setup even more useful. John also has some thoughts on our changing perception on how we track important data.
Pebble announced its new Time smartwatch as a Kickstarter project, and the Internet pretty much started throwing money at the company. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about the stunning response to Pebble's latest smartwatch, the wrist top device market, and competition for Apple Watch. They also take a look at John's review of the ExoLens camera lens kit for the the iPhone.
Lenovo's decision to bring in a little extra money by installing what amounts to a man in the middle attack on computers has left its customers open to serious security risks. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the damage Lenovo's actions have done to customer trust, the potential risks they face, and who may be creating even bigger technology risks.
New sources claim Apple's unannounced car will go into production in 2020. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over who really has the right time frame for an official Apple Car launch, plus they look at what the iPhone of the future may be and what physical and social implications go along with augmenting our bodies with technology.
There's more evidence stacking up to show Apple is working on its own electric car. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about a new lawsuit claiming Apple poached employees from a high tech battery design company, plus they also offer their take on Apple's recent hires from the blogs that cover their activities and products.
What happens when you start a discussion about Apple Watch pricing with John Martellaro? It turns into John schooling Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet on the fashion scene. They also dive into Apple's virtual reality goggles patent, but today's show is really all about John's fashion sense.
WiFi networking issues can be a real pain, and our own Bryan Chaffin is experiencing that first hand. Bryan, along with Dave Hamilton, join Jeff Gamet to talk about WiFi network troubleshooting, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple's decision to change Apple Watch from a health tracker into a fitness tracker.
More information about Apple's car plans, and it's looking like this is a really big project. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet for a look at what's leaked out since Bryan first started talking about Apple's car plans, plus they have some thoughts on what's in store for Zane Lowe now that he's on Apple's payroll.