TNSS 186: Hands-On with the Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet


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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, December 8, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • Leo and Jason discuss Canada's arrest of a Huawei exec, Australia's anti-encryption law, Google shutting down Allo, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 SOC.
  • Jason reviews the Google Pixel Slate. This premium Chrome OS tablet features a 12.3" Molecular Display and starts at $599.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Jason's picks for high-end headphones from Monolith by Monoprice and HIFIMAN; and gaming headsets and other video game accessories.
  • Sam Machkovech shows how you can play your old-school Super Nintendo game cartridges in 1080p goodness with the Analogue Super Nt.
  • Is it possible to transfer to a new Google account and keep all your data? Find out in our mailbag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guest: Sam Machkovech

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