Mike Wieger from http://wiegertech.com/ and the Open Mike Night Podcast http://omnpodcast.com/ joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for show #209 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community.

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News

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/8/8371131/youtube-paid-subscription-offline-video

  • price expected to be around $10
  • will also let creators put their videos behind a paywall so that only subscribers to the premium version can view them
  • creators are required to participate in the subscription offering, or every video on their channels will be set to private

Surface 3 – A week later, had is changed anything?

http://surfacegeeks.net/surface-3.html

  • New size at 10.2
  • 3 Position Kick Stand
  • New Power Adapter
  • New updated Keyboard
  • Ne Logo
  • Better Camera

Windows 10 and the Spartan Browser – Now where is this going? (Demo in Google+)

  • It’s like surfing in Onenote (and I think that is actually part of it)
  • Crashes oftern – especially when sharing
  • Not much to it yet.  More to come I am sure

The Windows Phone is getting a quick refresh too – new bits tomorrow and the list of phones have grown – The 520 is included now!

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/27/a-quick-update-on-windows-10-builds-for-phones-for-windows-insiders/

http://www.windows10update.com/2015/04/next-windows-10-for-phones-preview-build-launches-friday/

Xbox One is getting Tuner support! Finally! But still no DVR support?

http://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-one-adds-tv-tuner-support-plans-60-version-for-the-future/

Meanwhile, there is always this…

http://www.cnet.com/news/tablo-updates-adds-apps-for-android-tv-fire-tv-and-roku/

Mike, where do you stand with the Apple Watch now?  Are you going to order one?

Are watches back?  At one point, I thought smartphones might have killed them. Not so?

http://www.cnet.com/products/vector-watch/


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