Vector

Introducing VECTOR, our new, highly focused tech podcast!

Vector takes the most important topics in technology today, focuses on them from interesting angles, and then discusses the hell out of them. Hosted by Rene Ritchie and featuring expert guests from across the web and around the world.

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Vector 36: iWatches, iPhablets, and Apple's next big thing

Rene and industry analyst Ben Bajarin talk about the realities of the wearable and smartwatch market, the phablet space in North America, and why it's hard to see a next-big-thing any time soon.

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Vector 35: Native apps vs. web apps and what comes next!

Live from Macworld|iWorld 2014 Rene talks to Don Melton, former director of internet technology at Apple, and Matt Drance, former Apple evangelist, about web apps, native apps, hybrid apps, CarPlay, Oculus rift, and what comes next!

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Vector 34: The importance of design

Dave Wiskus of Vesper and Unprofessional joins Rene to talk about the important of design in technology and culture, strong opinions loosely held, handling criticism, providing support, and figuring out tough problems.

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Vector 33: State of the Android (spring 2014)

Phil Nickinson of Android Central joins Rene to talk Galaxy S5 malaise, HTC's new One, Nokia X, Android as a platform, and how he handles 300+ phones on his desk. Seriously. Also: How the Android approach differs from Apple's!

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Vector 32: The ultra-high definition future of television and transcoding

Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-site, cross-platform analysis podcast where we talk about the biggest stories and issues in tech with the smartest people in the industry. On this week's episode, Don Melton and Guy English join Rene to get super geeky about 4K TV (aka UHD or 2160p), HEVC (aka H.265), VP8, and the future of televisions, physical and digital media, and transcoding.

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Vector 31: Facebook, WhatsApp, and the value of mobile messaging

Kevin Michaluk of Mobile Nations joins Rene to talk about Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition, not mistaking products for businesses, the value of user-base, the mobile hierarchy of needs, BBM’s missed opportunity, LINE, WeChat, Kik, and more.

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Vector 30: Wearables, contextual sensors, and making them mainstream

Matthew Panzarino, co-editor of TechCrunch joins Rene to talk about why mobile is going wearable, how contextual information and sensors are evolving, and how Apple, Google, Samsung, and everyone else will try and sell them to us.

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Vector 29: Microsoft's new CEO and Lenovo's new Moto

Ben Thompson of Stratechery joins Rene to talk about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella and the challenges he faces making money in mobile, why Motorola was so important to Lenovo, what it means for Samsung and Apple, and why good products aren't enough.

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Vector 28: Making media truly mobile

Chris Harris of Glide joins Rene to talk about the future of digital publishing, whether old media companies can adapt, if music, video, and text will become one and the same, and meeting the needs of mobile.

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Vector 27: Top tech trends of 2014!

Vector is our cross-platform news and analysis show where we bring you the biggest stories of the week with the best guests in the business. Today Ben Bajarin of TIME and Techpinions joins Rene to talk about the top tech trends of 2014, including 4K televisions, wearables and watches, embedded Android, Xbox One, and more!

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