Serious About Tech

Where we get serious about technology in news, reviews, and discussions.

Sony’s tall Xperia phones & Nokia 9 Pureview – Episode 18

Sony Xperia 1 Cinematic video is often shot in 21:9, but does that mean we need smartphones which can natively view such content? Sony seems to think so since they released their Sony Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus smartphones with 21:9 ratio displays. The Xperia 1 is their flagship offering, with a 6.5″ OLED […]

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Galaxy S10 and more from MWC 2019 – Episode 17

Galaxy S10 smartphones Samsung unpacked the Galaxy S10 series in San Fransisco, California on February 20, 2019. The S10 series includes three phones this year, the S10E, S10, and S10 Plus. They all have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 or 8GB of RAM, and 128, 256, or 512GB of storage, choices varying by model. […]

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Moto G7: Has budget gotten too expensive? – Episode 16

Motorola released its G7 series of budget smartphones. But has the price of these “budget-friendly” phones gotten too high? Find out in episode 16 of the Serious About Tech podcast.

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Electric Cadillac and Collection #1 Data Breach – Episode 15

Cadillac is moving into electric vehicle territory. Cadillac, owned by GM, is planning to sell electric vehicles and SUVs in order to retain its shrinking market share. Learn more at Business Insider. Collection #1 Security Breach collection Troy Hunt, a security researcher, released Collection #1. Collection #1 a large collection (87GB) of email and password […]

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Snapdragon 855 and 8cx, should 5G matter to you, and what to expect at CES 2019 – Episode 14

Snapdragon 855 and 8cx Qualcomm announced the Snapgradon 855 and Snapdragon 8cx in early December at their annual Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The 855 is a smartphone processor and the 8cx is a new chip for laptops running Windows or ChromeOS. Qualcomm has the 835 and 850 being used in Windows ultrabooks to provide […]

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Techtober and Foldables – Episode 13

In this episode of Serious About Tech, I talk about the new phones, foldable devices, and wearables announced recently. So this episode is a different format than previous podcast episodes because I basically compiled a bunch of news from the last month or so and talked about it. Let me know if you like or […]

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New Microsoft Devices with Colin Smith – Episode 12

Microsoft released some new Surface-branded devices on October 2, 2018, at a low-key event in New York City, and I brought Colin Smith from the Universal Windows podcast to talk about it. What was released was the following: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. About the Guest Colin Smith […]

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Episode 8 – Cellphone Carriers, Part 1 & T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Cellphone Carriers, Part 1: Recent Changes Recently, US carriers have went “unlimited.” However, they still throttle speeds down, or only give so much LTE data before throttling to 2G or 3G speeds. Speeds on LTE in the US have improved overall in the last few years, with T-Mobile leading the speed jumps. The other carriers […]

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Episode 7 – Phones from MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress – New Phones From February 26 to March 1, with some companies’ announcements outside that time-frame, Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, California. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus The day before Mobile Word Congress, Samsung announced their new Galaxy phones: the S9 and S9 Plus. These phones are much like […]

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Episode 3 – Bose Headphones may spy on you, Why have a website, and Apple’s WWDC

Sorry for not having an episode in July. I have been very busy (but haven’t we all?).   Bose headphones may spy on you through the Bose app. Bose was caught collecting data about what you listen to with your Bose wireless headphones. They could do this because of their app, which users could use […]

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