Quest 2 VR headset

Episode 68. Apple Watch and Oculus target broader markets as LG takes Wing

In this episode, Shawn and Ross analyze the launch of Apple's announcement of the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE, and how the Fitness+ service they drive fits into its new Apple One service bundle that demands more affordable hardware. We also look at the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which surpasses its predecessor at a lower price, and how it plays into Facebook's grand design for social computing. Finally, as these next-gen platforms take hold, LG has launched the Wing. We discuss how the swiveling dual-screen phone offers a different proposition than designs from Samsung and Microsoft in a telecom market that's undergoing consolidation

Episode 66. Cheap 5G, the Pricey Galaxy Z, and Moving In With Alexa

In this episode, Shawn and Ross examine the impact of Qualcomm’s plans to bring 4G to entry-level phones. Plus, we take on how Samsung can justify it’s $2,000 Galaxy Z Fold 2 during the pandemic. And finally, how Alexa Residential is offering homebuilders a chance to welcome new buyers with a familiar helpful assistant.

Episode 63. When Samsung’s Galaxy Meets Microsoft’s World

In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at Samsung’s latest announcements, including its latest smartphone tour de force, the Galaxy Note 20, its attempt at Android tablet relevance with the Tab S7, and its promising preview of the next Galaxy Fold Z. Meanwhile, as the electronics giant steps up its relationship with Microsoft, we take on why its corporate-focused partner would have interest in TikTok, as well as the challenges that it and other Big Tech rivals face as they navigate the rules of Apple’s app store with streaming game services.

Episode 48. Seeking Sea Changes at CES

In this episode Shawn and Ross look at two major forces expected to loom large at the annual CES technology event next week. First, we look at the latest AI medical milestone as software outperforms radiologists in detecting breast cancer. Next, it’s on to 5G where we take on Samsung’s progress report and discuss long-term implications for the next generation network in PCs and far beyond.

Episode 21: Samsung Unpacked, the Future of VR, and Apple’s Credit Card

In this episode of Techspansive, Shawn and Ross review the highlights of Samsung’s high-profile product launch ahead of MWC, peer into the future of VR with hands-on experience of the first eye-resolution headset, and look at Apple’s continued services push with a potential Goldman Sachs partnership. Plus, our Lightning Round topics include the fate of Bixby, disclosure about hidden sensors, the 5G iPhone timeline, and Google’s streaming gaming service.

Episode 9: Samsung’s Developer Conference, Foldable Phones, OneUI, and Bixby

In this week’s episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin take a look at all the recent developer announcements from Samsung, including its expansion of Bixby, OneUI user interface, and a sneak peek at its long-awaited foldable phone. Together, they indicate much about Samsung’s struggle to differentiate in an Android world and the evolving ways in which we might expect to use technology as smartphone alternatives become more powerful.