This week, Cherlynn and Devindra are joined by senior mobile editor Chris Velazco to try and make sense of Samsung’s ‘Awesome Unpacked’ event. The company didn’t just unveil new Galaxy A-series phones, but also tried excruciatingly hard to flex its ‘understanding’ of Gen Z lingo. We also take a look at Google’s new Nest Hub, which is a smart display that uses radar to tell when you’re asleep. Is that cool or creepy? Plus, updates from elsewhere PC hardware land with news from Intel, AMD and Alienware.
Stay tuned to the end of the episode for interviews with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman on his upcoming Amazon animated series Invincible as well as Fede Alvarez, director of the upcoming Apple TV series Calls.
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Samsung’s “Awesome” Unpacked unveils new A series phones – 2:46
Google’s New Nest Hub smart display tracks your sleep..? – 29:33
Other News: AMD Radeon 6700 XT Review – 47:44
Other News: Alienware Laptops with Cherry MX Keyboards – 49:06
Other News: Online SXSW is meh – 51:12
Working On – 57:40
Pop Culture Picks – 1:00:02.224
Bonus: Cherlynn’s interview with Robert Kirkman, creator of Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible – 1:06:29
Bonus: Devindra’s interview with Apple TV+ Calls creator Fede Álvarez – 1:20:24
Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Chris Velazco
Producer: Ben Ellman
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos, Owen Davidoff, Luke Brooks
Graphics artists: Luke Brooks, Kyle Maack
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien