The Droid Life Show: Episode 25

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The Droid Life Show returns tonight for episode 25! As far as topics go, Google I/O was last week, Verizon’s hilariously awkward CTIA event was this week, the Galaxy S4 is finally here on all carriers, and we need to have a heated debate over the word GIF. Clearly we have plenty to talk about as usual, so be sure to join us live.

The show kicks off around 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). A live video broadcast and chat are embedded below.  (more…)

Live: Verizon’s CTIA 2013 Press Event

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CTIA 2013 is happening this week in Las Vegas and Tim is there in attendance for one reason, because Verizon scheduled a press event to take place, their first in quite some time. We have no idea what to expect once they take the stage, but you can probably think of a few good reasons. Will it be network related? Is their initial 4G LTE rollout complete? Will VoLTE make its first appearance? Or will we finally see the Verizon-branded HTC One? It could be a combination of all of those things for all we know. Verizon has been tight-lipped on this one, so stick with us during our live blog to see what happens.

The event kicks off at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern). (more…)

Live: Google I/O 2013 Day 1 Keynote

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And we’re live from Google I/O 2013! Today’s 3-hour long keynote starts at 9AM Pacific (noon Eastern) and should feature more announcements involving Android and Chrome than you can possibly imagine. We’ve already seen the new Google Maps go live (briefly), so we know that’s coming. But after that, we could see a unified messaging service, Android 4.3, new gaming center, and more. It’s going to be a long keynote, but potentially the best one ever.

We have a liveblog and video embed below for your viewing pleasure. We’ll open the liveblog at 8AM Pacific, as we’ll be inside the Moscone Center, waiting in line, snapping pics and sharing the experience. Join us! (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 24

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It’s time once again for The Droid Life Show! On this week’s show, which happens to be episode 24, we’re talkin’ all sorts of Google I/O. We’ve got rumors to toss out, other speculation, and even team predictions since one week from now, we’ll be in San Francisco trying to absorb all that Google has thrown at us. After we get done with I/O, we want to talk Google Glass, and how the team and DL community are reacting to what seems to be non-stop, over-the-top coverage of it. (Are you still interested in Glass or not?) Then, we’ll do our typical app chatter, likely mention the HTC One and Galaxy S4 a few times, and see what other kinds of trouble we can cause.

The show kicks off around 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). A live video broadcast and chat are embedded below.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 23

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It’s Droid Life Show time! On tonight’s show we plan to talk about Google I/O and some of the sessions that were announced last night, the fact that Google Glass is everywhere, Tim’s thoughts on the HTC One after having it for a week, if tablets are going to be dinosaurs in five years, our favorite apps and games of the moment, and more. It’ll be another topic-packed event, so be sure to join us.

The show kicks off around 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). A live video broadcast and chat are embedded below.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 22

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It’s time once again for the Droid Life Show! We return tonight at our usual Wednesday evening 6:00PM Pacific slot after what seems like weeks of scheduling conflicts. Better late than never, though, as we have two of the most important devices of the year to talk about for hours on end (or 60 minutes or so). Our Galaxy S4 and HTC One reviews are up, so it’s time for the entire DL team to weigh in with their thoughts. It’s not all GS4 and HO (probably a bad acronym) – we’ll slot in our favorites apps of the time being, talk Google I/O since it’s only a couple of weeks away, and wonder what Verizon has up their sleeves for late May. It should be another fun show, be sure to join us.

The show kicks off around 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). A live video broadcast and chat are embedded below.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 21

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Hey, look, we’re back! The Droid Life Show episode 21 will finally go down tonight after a two-week absence (apologies). As one would expect after a hiatus, we have a ton of mega-topics on hand. If you haven’t heard, Facebook is trying to takeover Android, the HTC One still isn’t available, yet I have one in hand, the Galaxy S4 is moments away, Motorola bootloaders have been unlocked, and we may even have an app or two to discuss. It should be a glorious return. Be sure to join us!

The show kicks off around 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). A live video broadcast and chat are embedded below.  (more…)

Live From Facebook’s “Home” Announcement at 10AM PDT, Live Video Included

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Stop the rumors, stop the guessing, stop the wondering why on Earth the world needs a Facebook phone. Well, you can continue to question that last part since we’ll probably never fully understand it, but the rest will be answered at 10:00AM PDT, today. That’s right, Facebook and Sir Zuck will unveil their “new home on Android” in a short while, and we’ll be there live to bring it all to you. Their new product may be called the HTC First. It may look like this in a variety of colors. And there is a good chance it’ll be nothing more than a 3rd-party launcher with a Facebook focus. No matter what, our attention this morning will be focused on it, hoping for a big surprise.

If you have any last predictions, now is the time.

I’m going with, $199 phone (full retail price), no contract, HSPA+ (no LTE), and sold unlocked at all sorts of retailers like Wal-mart and Target. Similar move to what Google has done with the Nexus 4, but since the rumored specs for this Facebook sound like something out of late 2011, it should cost pennies.

The live blog and live video are below!  (more…)