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Mobile-tech talk and lame jokes from the informative yet unrefined team at Pocketnow. Covering smartphones, tablets, wearables and other gadgets you dreamed of owning when you were young. Stitcher Award winner: Best Technology Podcast, 2013

Mobile-tech talk and lame jokes from the informative yet unrefined team at Pocketnow. Covering smartphones, tablets, wearables and other gadgets you dreamed of owning when you were young. Stitcher Award winner: Best Technology Podcast, 2013

 

#493

Pixel 6 hype, Honor 50 arrives, and Realme... Neo 2? (Nick Gray, Phandroid)

JV and Isa catch up with Nick Gray to talk about some of the devices that he currently has on hand, including the Honor 50 and the Realme GT Neo2. But that's all just on top of what will be a really busy week that includes the arrival (finally!) of the new Pixels, just in time to snatch JV out of the Apple walled garden after weeks of iPhone coverage.   Follow our guests! Nick Gray (Phandroid) http://youtube.com/phandroid http://phandroid.com http://twitter.com/phandroid http://twitter.com/nickmgray Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:16

19 Oct 2021


#492

Are the new iPhones worth it? (Jaime Rivera)

And we're back! We took a little bit of time off -- somewhat deliberately -- because there just has been so much work to be done! And part of the reason for that comes down to 4 new iPhones, the new iPad, and the refreshed iPad Mini. JV and Jaime go through most of the new devices, talking through certain details like Cinematic Mode in the phones and the 5G network capabilities of the updated iPad Mini. Follow our guests! Jaime Rivera http://twitter.com/jaime_rivera http://instagram.com/jaimerivera Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

56 MINS

56:06

11 Oct 2021


#491

An interview with Qualcomm about AI (Ziad Asghar, VP of Product Management)

JV and Jaime are joined by Ziad Asghar from Qualcomm to talk about artificial intelligence and how it enhances our everyday tech. They dive into the role of AI in multiple areas that many people might not realize benefit from the technology -- from camera quality to even media consumption. The three then field questions from the Snapdragon Insiders community after giving thoughts on tech's past, present, and future. [This episode is sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Snapdragon 888+ is a product of Qualcomm.] Follow our guests! Jaime Rivera http://twitter.com/jaime_rivera http://instagram.com/jaimerivera Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

55 MINS

55:35

21 Sep 2021


#490

How the Matrix is happening NOW (Jaime Rivera, Isa does tech)

Jaime Rivera returns to the show with a ton of thoughts on the new Matrix Resurrections trailer -- so many, in fact, that he wrote an editorial on how it shines a (black) mirror up to our current state of ubiquitous tech. That editorial is linked below and serves as a great companion to this discussion which included Isa Rodriguez sharing the mic with JV -- while wearing the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses that were made in collaboration with... wait for the irony... Facebook. Jaime's editorial: https://pocketnow.com/what-the-matrix-resurrections-trailer-tells-us-about-everything-thats-wrong-with-society   Follow our guests! Jaime Rivera http://twitter.com/jaime_rivera http://instagram.com/jaimerivera Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:36

14 Sep 2021


#489

Snapdragon Sound and Steven Aoki (Isa Rodriguez, Isa does tech)

JV and Isa are fresh off a trip to NEW YORRRRRRRRK -- where Qualcomm invited media and fans alike to enjoy a concert by Steve Aoki. There was a tech angle, of course, with Snapdragon Sound getting updated with a new aptX codec: aptX Lossless. The two talk about their travel to the event before JV gives Isa a long primer on audio codecs. Audiophile or not, it seems the evolution of aptX is just meant to benefit everyone!   Follow our guests! Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

41 MINS

41:58

07 Sep 2021


#488

Taking the Pixel 5a on holiday, while protecting the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold (Isa Rodriguez,...

What phone would you want to have the most on a vacation? The Pixel 5a might fit the bill -- the term Pixel still translates to 'photo taking beast,' but even better is the lower price tag. JV and Isa both have Pixels on a holiday they took to Hawaii last week, but they also have the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Z Fold on hand! While they might need to protect the foldables from the sand and saltwater, opinions are already being formed in the early days of use.   Follow our guests! Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Aug 2021

51 MINS

51:51

28 Aug 2021


#487

Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, or Pixel 6 Pro? (Isa Rodriguez, Isa does tech)

Look who's back on the show! JV welcomes his partner, Isa of Isa does tech, back to the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. She provides some thoughts on her long travel given current times, thoughts on using the LG Puricare HEPA filter smart mask on the flight, and then the two get into the releases of the past couple weeks. No Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Flip 3 in their hands yet, but maybe they're actually more excited for the upcoming flagship-level Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.   Follow our guests! Isa Rodriguez (Isa does tech) http://youtube.com/isadoestech http://tiktok.com/@isadoes_ http://instagram.com/isadoes_ http://twitter.com/isadoes_  Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

54 MINS

54:40

16 Aug 2021


#486

An interview with Samsung about New Computing and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE (Hassan Anjum)

In this very special episode, we have a returning guest: Hassan Anjum, Director and Head of Product for New Computing at Samsung! It's been a year since we had him on the show, so Jaime and JV catch up with Hassan to talk about everything computing and tablets. After all, we have a special new product on hand in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE! The three talk about the tablet's great specs for an even better price, ponder the meaning of the term 'Fan Edition,' and then share what their ideal device might be -- the answers might surprise you! Thanks to Samsung for partnering with us here at Pocketnow to bring Hassan back to the podcast. [Sponsored by Samsung] Follow our hosts! Jaime Rivera http://twitter.com/jaime_rivera http://instagram.com/jaimerivera Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:32

05 Aug 2021


#485

Talking Nothing with EL JEFE REVIEWS

We have a brand new guest to the show with Jeff of EL JEFE REVIEWS, one of our favorite audio product reviewers on YouTube! JV and Jeff talk shop for a bit as we get to know a bit of the story of his YouTube career, followed by some creator talk regarding the platform. After that, Jeff shares his favorite features and products in the world of audio before the two discuss the release of the Nothing ear (1) -- a product that is as hyped as it is uniquely designed.   Follow our guests! EL JEFE REVIEWS https://www.youtube.com/c/eljefereviews https://twitter.com/ELJefeReviews Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

59 MINS

59:37

02 Aug 2021


#484

Why John Deere is as tech as the OnePlus Nord 2 (Jaime Rivera)

Jaime and JV get to catch up face-to-face to talk about... tractors? Jaime just got back from a trip with John Deere to see their -- perhaps surprisingly -- high tech self-driving solutions for farming and agriculture. After that, they bring it back to smartphones with the announcement of the OnePlus Nord 2. All recorded on the Rode Wireless Go 2, which might be the way we get easy podcasts done on location, like at trade shows!   Follow our guests! Jaime Rivera http://twitter.com/jaime_rivera http://instagram.com/jaimerivera Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea http://tiktok.com/@jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:02

26 Jul 2021


#483

Did you get a Steam Deck (reservation)? (Nick Gray, Phandroid)

Nick is back from another vacation and we already have quite a bit to talk about. Xiaomi surpasses Apple, JV finally got to attend a tech event (sort of), and the Steam Deck reservation system is a mess for everyone else! Follow our guests! Nick Gray (Phandroid) --- http://youtube.com/phandroid http://phandroid.com http://twitter.com/phandroid http://twitter.com/nickmgray   Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com   Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:50

16 Jul 2021


#482

The phone for Snapdragon Insiders? (Ricky Villacrez, GSMArena)

Ricky Villacrez from GSMArena is back! After a quick catch up with JV, the two talk about the Pixel Buds A-Series that Ricky just got done reviewing, followed by some reactions to the Nintendo Switch OLED announcement. What happened to the Switch Pro? Is it even needed? And on that note, is the "phone for Snapdragon Insiders" needed? Ricky and JV talk through what can only really be described as Qualcomm's version of merch. Follow our guests! Ricky Villacrez, GSMArena https://www.youtube.com/user/gsmarena07 http://gsmarena.com https://twitter.com/rickyvtech Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:35

09 Jul 2021


#481

JV can't wait for the Sony Xperia 1 iii and the Realme GT (TK Bay)

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! JV gets TK back on the show to start off the work week -- mostly to talk about phones that JV has yet to get his hands on: the Realme GT in that great black and yellow colorway, and the Sony Xperia 1 iii! All of that comes after some talk regarding Cyberpunk 2077, which Josh finally returned to as a way to decompress during the July 4 weekend.   Follow our guests! TK Bay http://youtube.com/tkbay http://twitter.com/tkdsl8655 http://instagram.com/tkdsl8655 Follow our host! Joshua Vergara (JV) --- http://youtube.com/joshuavergara http://twitter.com/jvtechtea http://instagram.com/jvtechtea   Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsub http://pocketnow.com Follow us: http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnow http://facebook.com/pocketnow http://twitter.com/pocketnow http://instagram.com/pocketnow   Music by pine voc: cell division - music for smartphones "smartphone" and "app store" https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/cell-division-music-for-smartphones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

50 MINS

50:24

05 Jul 2021