Episode 35

Does Canada have net neutrality? Is the next Fitbit ugly?


May 5th, 2017

1 hr 31 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

This week marks the start of a new format: we're going in-depth about two topics and leaving the gadget news to the speed round.

Fitbit's new watch leaked, and Marc hates it. Riley doesn't mind it. Dan is neutral. Are wearables even a good idea? What's the purpose of a smartwatch? Are mechanical watches coming back because of smartwatches?

Net neutrality is a big deal, especially right now. Last week FCC Chairman Ajit Pai publicly released their proposed plan for telecoms, and it's... well, it doesn't look so good. What does this mean? Does it affect Canada? Is there anything you can do about it?

Speed round:
-Apple might be launching a Venmo ripoff
-Uber's Travis Kalanick canceled his Code Conference interview
-Google Wifi is available in Canada — and it's cheaper than you'd think
-Apple's probably making a smart speaker
-Torrenting in North America has gone down a lot

Marc — Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Riley — [Tinkercad — Free, web-based 3D modelling software](www.tinkercad.com)
Dan — Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

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