C-Mac says farewell
August 11, 2016•48 min
This is the final MashTalk to feature Christina Warren -- AKA C-Mac, AKA Film_Girl -- as a host. Don't worry, MashTalk will continue. Christina loves you all very much and wants to thank the listeners for their patronage and awesomeness over the years. She also wants RayRay, Lance and Pete to know how much she loves them. But don't fret, it's not all sad. C-Mac, Raymond Wong and Pete Pachal settle in to talk about everything happening in the world of tech. The gang kicks stuff off with a disccussion about the latest iPhone rumors (2:00). This inevitably leads into yet another discussion about the headphone jack (RIP) and what kind of earbuds Apple might package with the device this fall (10:00). After the iPhone talk, discussion moves onto the other Apple product rumored for a big update, the MacBook Pro (16:45). The gang discusses the rumored design decisions, the ubiquity of USB-C and how much dongle hell we'll all be in. Too bad we're not expecting to see the new MacBook until October. Moving on, Ray talks about his experience with the Dlodlo VR headset (30:00). It's thin, light and only a little bit dorky looking. OK, it still looks really nerdy. Christina's not sure that any third-platform (let alone one from Kickstarter) is going to make waves in VR but Ray is hopeful that this thing encourage other manufactuers to make sleeker gear. Pete's not convinced VR will ever be a thing we wear all the time. Finally, the gang discusses the GIF-ban on the Olympics (38:00) and how the Internet has gotten around it anyway. The New York Times' approach with swimming animations is really smart. Everyone basically agrees that even though the rationale for NBC might make sense on paper, trying to stop the GIFs is just futile.