SMRPodcast

SMRPodcast

A review of mobile devices, gadgets, technology, and news. Hosted by Rod Simmons, Chris Ashley, and Robb Dunewood.

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August 30, 2023 59 mins

Episode 595 of SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. Rod just found out the new Starbucks Chris frequents so often that people inside call his name like Norm from Cheers, has been open for 6 months. Robb, finally, broke down and purchased Apple TV+. Microsoft is still trying to restructure its Activision / Blizzard takeover bid to get UK approval. We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode 595 o...

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Episode 594 of SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The full crew is back and we kick the coversation talking about the all electiric Caddilac IQ, how big the frunk is, and how much this truck with its massive batter must weigh. Chris and Robb try to bring Rod up to speed on how Tesla, allegedly, has been faking range estimates for the last decade, Canadian news organizations believe Meta is displaying...

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Episode 593 is online and ready for download. It's just the big fellas this week, so Robb and Chris hit you with Chicken Wings and Beer, Part 87. For those who don't know, CWB episodes have no script, no rhyme nor reason. It's just the homies catching up and we talk about whatever. We did manage to touch on building humidors, Twitter's rebrand to X, the new season of Justified, and, Netflix's "They Cloned Tyro...

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July 15, 2023 82 mins

Episode 592 of SMRpodcast is online and ready for download.  We've got a full crew this week even though Chris feels under the weather.  We kick our conversation of talking about Twitter and the threat of Threads.  Robb also finds out that TweetDeck is now only for Twitter Blue subscribers.

Rod gets some things off his chest about YouTube Red and Chris is not feeling AI-generated reaction videos. We talk about both the Writer's and...

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SMRpodcast episode 591 is online and ready for download. 

We kick off the show by giving Chris gas for messing with the timing of our intro in the last few episodes.  He was trying something new, but, Robb and a few of our listeners weren't having it.

Meta's new Twitter competitor Threads takes the internet by storm.  When we say by storm, we mean we've never seen anything adopted so quickly.

UPS is poised to go on strike, Robb i...

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June 29, 2023 65 mins

Episode 590 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The entire crew is back this week and we waste no time talking about Netflix and Tesla stock, Chris getting fiber at the house with fast-fast download speeds, Rod getting his Maryland digital ID which he will never use in encounters with police, and we discuss the psychology of getting in front of people in line.

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SMRpodcast episode 589 is online and ready for download. It's just the big fellas this week, so, Chris and Robb bring you CWB Part 86.

In this episode, we cover everything from Chris signing up for 2.3 Gb fiber at the house, to EV range anxiety and GM and Ford partnering with Tesla on charging, to the state XBox gaming on existing consoles.

We've got all this, our picks, and more in Chicken Wings and Beer, Part 86.

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Episode #588 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. We kick the show by giving Rod gas for his visual countdown which we cannot see in an audio file and Chris is making another CBS Appearance talking about his F-150 Lightning one year in.

We ponder if Apple's mixed-reality which it is officially announcing at WWDC23 will become a thing, Twitter loses $30 billion in 7 months and has a new CEO coming in while other exec...

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SMRpodcast episode #587 is online and ready for download. Rod no longer has a car payment on his Tesla, but, he is now in the phase of out-of-pocket repair costs. Chris, on the other hand, is one year in on his F-150 Lightning. GM has officially announced the Escalade IQ but, can, Robb hold out that long on getting a new whip?

Streaming services are getting really expensive. Will we start seeing consumers get...

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After a brief hiatus, the full crew of the SMRpodcast is back with a brand new episode. We talk tech, AI, our picks, and more in episode 586.

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Hosts:
Chris Ashley  @bigchrisashley
Robb Dunewood  @robbdunewood
Rod Simmons  @rodsimmons

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Sleep8 Sanitizing Filter Cleaner Replacement Bag for CPAP — Amazon Link

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April 20, 2023 67 mins

Episode #585 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. This week Robb figures out that resting your microphone on a fan makes your audio sound horrible, Chris has to take his F-150 Lightning in for service for the first time, GM is killing Car Play and Android Auto in new EVs, and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, believes the government needs laws on AI. We have all this, our picks, and more in episode 585 of the SMRpodcast.

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Episode #578 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The full crew is together for the first time in several weeks and we waste no time catching up, talking about Tesla, other tech goings on, and, of course we have our picks.

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Hosts:
Chris Ashley  @bigchrisashley
Robb Dunewood  @robbdunewood
Rod Simmons  @rodsimmons

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Episode 583 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready to download. Rod is traveling this week however, friend of the show, Brandon Watson is here. Brandon having worked with VC's brought his perspective around the closing of SVB. This episode also features a great discussion around new avenues to think about ChatGPT as Brandon walks us through the innovative way he has been leveraging AI technology.

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March 26, 2023 47 mins

Episode 582 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready to download. Robb and Rod are out this week therefore, Chris brings you another solo dolo version of the SMRpodcast.

On this episode he touches on an update with the boys, then gives thoughts on some of the latest tech stories.

All this and more please enjoy this episode of SMRpodcast.

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March 13, 2023 67 mins

Episode 581 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready to download. Robb and Rod hit you with a two-man show this week as Chris is out this week. We kick things off with Ford proposing tech that would allow cars to repossess themselves when payments are missed, Chris Rock's NetFlix special where he addresses The Slap, LastPass and its unacceptably lax security protocols, and, we've got our picks.

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March 3, 2023 74 mins

Episode #580 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. This week's episode finds Rod showing appreciation to some of his favorite podcasters. The conversation pivots into tech talk with varying topics including gaming, woodworking, electric vehicles and more.

We've got all this, or picks, and more in episode #580 of SMRpodcast.

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February 24, 2023 80 mins

Episode #579 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. Security was on all our minds and we talk, a lot about, 1PassWord, BitWarden, PassKeys, and getting to the point where this security stuff is just a no-brainer. We touch on Twitter getting rid of free SMS-based 2FA authentication and Meta bringing its Twitter Blue look-a-like, Meta Verified, to Facebook and Instagram.

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February 9, 2023 71 mins

Episode #578 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The full crew is here this week and we kick things off by talking about the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop celebration at the Grammys. Robb is really liking the new HBO series The Last of Us. We ponder how Netflix will handle all of the edge cases when they stop allowing account sharing. And autopilot cruise control is kind of slick.

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January 31, 2023 60 mins

Episode #577 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The full crew is here and we talk a little bit about everything including Women's Basketball, New broadband companies laying fiber at Chris's house, and how much HOAs suck.

We also discuss ChatGPT, why not being able to copy and paste in password reset UIs is problematic, how useful QR codes are, and we have our picks.

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January 23, 2023 78 mins

Episode #576 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The entire crew is here this week and we kick off the conversation by talking about what each of us switched to after leaving LastPass.

AI is here to stay, but, copyright law will be thoroughly tested. Tesla lowers its pricing as EVs approach conventional car pricing, and the Microsft acquisition of Activision/Blizzard will eventually be approved, but, Microsoft might...

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