Instanews #38: 2012-06-28

49 mins - Published Thu, Jun 28, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

Jack is back, so we sit down for a chat about Google I/O and what we believe the future has to bring.

Obviously, yesterday’s post about Google I/O should be recommended reading before this episode, but if you’ve already got that covered, just sit back and enjoy the episode. We talk about Tau Day, Project Glass, Nexus Q, Nexus 7, Google+ and Events, as well as a couple of details about the Nintendo 3DS XL and Valve’s Source Filmmaker.

Today’s musical theme is Vi Hart’s brilliant¬†A Song About A Circle Constant.


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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