PlaceboCast

PlaceboCast
By Tony Hue and Joseph Chang
About this podcast
Two nerds talking about the latest in mobile and web technology.
Episodes (Total: 15 / Page: 1)
Nov. 5, 2015
Joseph and I are back after a long overdue retirement stint to bring you the latest and greatest in media streaming devices. None other than the Apple TV 4. Caught in a crowded onslaught of competing devices out in the market, the Apple TV features a completely redesigned touch-based Siri remote and the new tvOS […]
Nov. 24, 2014 · 00:52:22
Undeterred by the Fire phone’s abysmal sales, Amazon has unleashed a flurry of new hardware gadgets including its fascinating new home personal assistant, Echo, and the Fire TV stick (aka Match Stick). How will these products fare and who builds better hardware products: Google or Amazon? As always, thanks for listening and have a fantastic […]
July 30, 2014 · 00:54:41
In this edition of the PlaceboCast, we find out firsthand just how much unfinished work Apple has before Mac OS X Yosemite’s official public release. But with Joseph’s magical audio technician-caliber abilities, you won’t notice anything amiss with this episode. Speaking of Joseph, check out his band’s debut album, Your Call EP. As always, thanks […]
June 19, 2014 · 00:41:30
Today, Amazon lifted the wraps from their much-rumored smartphone, the Fire Phone. Make no mistake, this phone was built for Amazon Prime subscribers. Firefly could be a shopper’s ultimate companion, with the ability to quickly identify nearly 100 million items in the real world. Jeff Bezos just hopes you won’t be pointing it at a […]
June 4, 2014 · 00:30:31
Apple’s annual developer conference kicked things off this week with its much anticipated keynote. CEO Tim Cook and Craig “Superman/Hair Force One” Federighi announced a slew of upcoming updates to iOS and Mac OS X as well as “the mother of all releases.” One thing’s for sure: Apple has had a very busy year. As […]
April 15, 2014 · 01:00:15
In this episode: Flappy Bird, Nintendo, T-Mobile’s latest moves, Amazon’s Fire TV, and the security bug that sent the Internet ablaze. Thanks for listening! Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe to the RSS Feed MP3 file 43.4 MB Table of Contents: Flappy Bird – [01:05] Nintendo’s Smartphone Problem – [09:10] T-Mobile’s $40 Simple Starter Plan – [19:00] […]
March 21, 2014 · 00:50:17
Android Wear is Google's first major step into extending its mobile OS to the emerging smartwatch arena. With industry giants like Samsung, LG, Motorola slated to release both updated and new smartwatches this year, it's going to be an exciting time ahead. In other news, we discuss the motivation behind Amazon Prime's recent price hike. […]
Oct. 28, 2013 · 01:16:13
In this episode, we talk about Apple’s product announcements from the prior week – Mavericks, iWork, iPads, Mac Pro, you name it. Also, Joseph unveils the details of his new private cloud service and how he built it. Lastly, we wrap things up by discussing Twitter’s upcoming IPO. Apologies in advance for the audio quality. […]
Sept. 16, 2013 · 00:49:18
In this episode, we discuss Apple’s two new iPhones, the 5C and 5S. Also, who needs to go outside anymore if Amazon can figure out online grocery? As always, thanks for listening. Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe to the RSS Feed MP3 file [23.7 MB] Table of Contents: Apple’s iPhone Event – 0:50 Visiting Apple HQ […]
Sept. 5, 2013 · 00:49:10
After nearly six months, we’ve finally recorded our tenth episode of the PlaceboCast! Onwards to number 100! In this episode, we talk about some new podcasting equipment (thus the return to our more familiar audio standards), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Apple’s rumored iPhone 5C event, and fixing our various desktop computer ailments. As always, thanks […]
Aug. 7, 2013 · 00:25:41
We’re back! Hopefully, you didn’t write us off for good. This is our first time recording the podcast without being collocated. The audio isn’t as great as it was before since I was relying on my laptop mic (Psst! Buy me a microphone…). But! It’s a work in progress. Hang in there! In this edition […]
June 19, 2013 · 00:54:49
Apologies in advance for the audio. My voice wasn’t captured as clearly as previous podcasts. In this episode, we discuss the big topic from the previous week, Apple’s WWDC. Yes, it’s a tad bit late but that’s not the reason why you tune into our show, right? We dive into the controversial first look at […]
June 8, 2013 · 00:40:28
In this week’s episode of the PlaceboCast, we talk about the NSA’s secretive program PRISM. Are Silicon Valley tech juggernauts like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google all implicit in this massive data surveillance scheme? Also, with Apple set to kick off WWDC this upcoming Monday, we talk about what you can expect to see including Haswell, […]
May 19, 2013 · 00:57:07
It was a big week of announcements for Google as the company hosted their annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. From a Google+ redesign, a new messaging app, and a Pandora-like service, Google reminded everyone that they’re not a company that likes to sit around. Also in this podcast, we talk about building custom […]
April 27, 2013 · 00:46:13
Time for another edition of the PlaceboCast! In this episode, Joseph and I talk about WWDC, The Internship, Samsung SGS4 reviews, and bitcoin. Best of all, we also returned from our one episode hiatus from talking about Mailbox! As always, thanks for listening.