Instanews #37: 2012-06-25

49 mins - Published Mon, Jun 25, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

In today’s episode of Geek Positive, Jack is nowhere to be found! Instead, Petter steps in to save the day.

Truth be told, though, Jack is on vacation and his Skype connection wasn’t living up to what we needed, so we decided to swap Petter in for a day. Hopefully, Jack will be back on Thursday.

In today’s episode, we wax rhetorical about the Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 8 and what it means for Microsoft to be dipping their toe deeper into the phone and tablet marketplaces. Will they be able to push any of the competitors to the side or not? Also, Nintendo 3DS XL and some Facebook news.

The musical feature is The Cartoon Medley by FreddeGredde.


Instanews was another one of Breki's attempts to create a tech news podcast in the long chain of iterative podcasts that includes Geek Positive, CSICON Radio, The Brainstorm and Geekdays. It ran for 129 episodes, initially co-hosted by Jack Marshall and, in the final run of episodes, by Teppo Tastic.

Both Petter Mårtensson and Arkenor Oakshadow featured as regular guests for a segment known as The Deathmatch of Death and More Death, a ladder-style competition that pit heroes and villains from popular culture against each other. Petter and Arkenor would argue the case for their randomly picked hero of the week, and listeners would vote via the website.

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