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Ben goes undercover, impersonating a Rogers employee, and infiltrates (or “accidentally” party crashes) a Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch event. He learns about how to sell the new phones to customers and other secret details. Mark starts the tech talk by going over the latest quarterly earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.
After briefly dipping our toes into the Apple watch, we move on to discuss Google’s Project Fi – the new MVNO wireless service that’s trying to disrupt the larger networks. From pricing to cellular coverage, we cover everything you need to know about the new service from Google.
So grab your mechanical keyboards and install your “I am Rich” apps, because this episode is going to Google-fi you!
-The Incoherent Podcast – Friendly Companion Blog Piece-
Segment: My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge event conundrum
The excited tweet I sent out before attending the event (Note the timeline of the tweet). This was before I knew what I had gotten myself into!
The SOLD OUT Winnipeg Galaxy S6 Launch Party that Ben attended unknowingly:
The Event’s Free Food (egg rolls, chicken nuggets, spinachy things):
The presentation about the “Pimp” new Samsung Galaxy S6 by Samsung employee:
The room of the event, complete with Samsung banner panels, prize table, and hundred people:
Samsung S6 Launch Blank Survey:
Samsung S6 Launch Survey with the Company Dropdown (Whoops!… I’m out of here!):
Pimp My Ride:
Pimp My Rice:
Those dumb purple pimp hats (sigh):
Crazy split-in-half ergonomic keyboards:
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Google updates Android Wear with always on apps and they also make screen-friendly battery-saving black modes so you can glance at your watch anytime, known as “Glance Phone Telling”:
Pixel OFF Save Battery AMOLED App on Google Play lets you pixelate your screen to black, claiming to save you battery:
Google Project Fi:
The Google Project Fi pricing plan:
Airport Boingo Wi-Fi Hotspots (also known as Boiyongo by Ben):
Looking for Google Project Fi in Winnipeg, Canada using the Google Fi Coverage Map:
Google Opinion Rewards
How to Reset Google Advertising ID
Apple’s Crazy-expensive I Am Rich App: