Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012

The Real Engadget Podcast: New York City: It's when bloggers stop being polite, and start getting real, which for these Engadget Podcasters means talking to their pets and talking to their beers, with a stiff dose of tech talk up top that can't be out-realed.

Host: Brian Heater
Guests: Michael Gorman, Terrence O'brien
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Orbital - Never

00:02:00 - The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!
00:06:00 - Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight hands-on
00:11:25 - Facebook to buy Instagram
00:16:30 - Google+ gets a major update, simpler UI and heavier focus on Hangouts (video)
00:20:45 - Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update)
00:35:55 - Spotify launches Play Button in bid to become the web's default music player
00:39:38 - Toshiba announces Excite 10, 7.7 and 13 tablets, Thrive slates on their way out
00:43:33 - Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero 2: through the desert and into the skies
00:50:00 - 15-inch Samsung Series 9 review (2012)
00:54:12 - NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls
00:59:00 - Listener questions

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