The Big Show – Drinking Journo, Pooping Dog – Show Notes

The Big Show – Drinking Journo, Pooping Dog – Show Notes
22 Mar 13

This week, we have lots to get through, Mr Tom Merritt joins the team to discuss the week’s tech news and we have a toy dog that takes a dump. Careful where your walking!

Ewen Rankin – @ewenrankin
Bart Busschotts
Tom Merritt
Sarah Gray @sarahjaneuk
Dale Townsend @daletowsend
Richard Harkness @richharkness


The Big Show

Burger King Twitter account hacked to look like McDonalds

Whitehouse to back bid to understand Brains

A step too far (shoe mobile phone!)

The Burberry look.

Tesla owners prove a point.

Microsoft is cooler than Facebook and Twitter

Google Debuts Pixel, a Premium Touchscreen Chromebook

Ofcom raises £2.34bn in 4G auction, less than forecast
Everyones a winner except the treasury.

White House HAS to answer why unlocking cellphones cant be legal

Canonical teases Ubuntu tablet announcement

Ubuntu tablet interface revealed for Nexus Tablets.

Ubuntu tablet OS screenshots.

Twitter to shut down Posterous blogging service on April 30

What can we expect from Mobile World Congress?

This Week in ‘What did Marissa Mayer Do?”

Yahoo goes social, teams with Facebook for site revamp
Yahoo gets Marissa Mayer make over



1. If you’re looking for a serious show that deals with all of the technology news with the in-depth analysis of serious professions, then this is NOT the show for you. If you want a show that deals with all of the technology news with good banter and in some cases the Mickey taking that some of it deserves then this is it. However, you still get the ‘professionals’ talking about it. (I use the term professionals because they must be getting paid for something) BatWench

2. BIG and British A colonial enjoying a British view of the Mac World. The US Centric and often insular approach to much of the Mac Tech is relieved a good sense of humour and a little irreverence. Quality information with a broad approach. Good Stuff Paul JP

Cool Thingys

Bart – SMART Reporter – Pre-warning of hard drive failure. (€4.49)

Tom – WDTV Play – Media player.

Sarah – tfsRadio free Android app.

Dale – TuneIn Radio for IOS. Winston Free app for iPhone. tells you stories from your social feeds and favorite news feeds.

Richard – Free iPhone app CSR Racing plus recommendation to go and see “Wreck It Ralph”

Ewen – Doggy Doo pooping dog!