Happy birthday Matthew! Congrats on getting just a little bit older!
We kick off this week talking about Spiral’s location-based status updates, how the NSA killed Syria’s internet, Yo, Amazon’s competing Square card swiper, Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha that looks very similar to Apple’s iPhone, females getting into computer science, turning off your read receipts, the FAA killing AirPooler, and Elio Motors cheap and efficient 3-wheel vehicles.
Rumors are that there is a secret space program that is at least 50 years ahead of NASA. Totally true.
Matthew shows off his new Philips Hue light, Apple sets the date to announce the iPhone 6, AOL sues an employee of selling them services they didn’t need for want, NASA is going to Mars using the EmDrive or Cannae Drive, Xiaomi is outselling Samsung in China, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft anymore for Android, Variety discovers that Youtube stars have more influence than Hollywood stars, Windows 8 is selling slower than Vista, BlackBerry is no longer cratering, and Foursquare is the new personalized Yelp.
Cory Arcangel wrote a book about people tweeting about writing a book, Matthew bought a Philips Hue, the Vocca Light Switch is voice activated, Best Buy is seeing falling iPad sales but doing well overall, Samsung won’t be launching Tizen anytime soon, Zillow bought Trulia, the USB may not be safe anymore, HP unveils a pretty watch designed by Michael Bastian, Amazon need a 10th man for the Fire Phone, the NFL will start tracking players in real time with FRID, EA and Xbox team up to bring you older titles while Sony launch PlayStation Now to stream old games, Nintendo continues to lose money, HelloWorld gives you a way to share your location with friends, and the House of Lords in Europe agree than the right to be forgotten rule should be forgotten.
Marketing is a fantastic study if you’re interested in psychology. This week we dive into that with a deep look into some marketing.
Samsung and Apple both released new commercials, Xiaomi releases the Mi Band to track your fitness, Microsoft announces that Windows will be merging into one unified software, Amazon releases the Fire Phone, Facebook enables us to save posts for later, Bose sues Beats, and Hello kickstarts Sense to help track your sleep patterns.
On the admin side, we seem to be experiencing some technical issues with our back-end system. So, if something doesn’t seem to be working, please let us know.
The concept of Big Brother is becoming a great possibility. However, instead of using computers to watch people, they’re just replacing them. Here’s what we talk about this week:
Thalmic Labs wants to turn your arms into controllers with the Myo, Tesla names the Model 3, IBM and Apple shake up the Monopoly board with an partnership, Microsoft announces layoffs where most are coming from Nokia, Foxconn is making Foxbots to replace humans, Nike invents the Vapor 360 Fielding Glove that doesn’t need to be broken in, the iPhone 5S is outselling Samsung’s Galaxy S5, PolicyGenius tries to take the headache out of finding insurance, and Amazon releases Kindle Unlimited.
We cannot express how excited we are for the return of Homestar Runner.
We start off talking about the Lego Movie, Transformers and the World Cup. Eventually we get around to Blackberry’s square Passport, Samsung’s Android problem, things you can do with Android Wear, Satya Nadella’s plan for Microsoft, the FAA’s take on Planesharing and AirPooler, Shimamura growing Lettuce in Japan with GE, and Elon Musk giving the Nikola Tesla $1 million.
Happy 4th of July! We celebrate our freedom this week by taking a look at technology (that’s what we do every week).
We start with exciting news that Community will be coming to Yahoo, NASA is really going to Mars, we can now 3D print blood vessels, the EU is celebrating their right to be forgotten by Google, we’ve invented incredibly strong magnets, we only use about 24 apps a month, digital book sales are outpacing paper books, Apple is going to launch an iWatch and the AP is publishing stories by robots.
We start off lamenting about the USMNT tie… Then we get down to tech.
Apple might be considering replacing the headphone jack with only the Thunderbolt connector, people are no longer reading, Facebook launches Slingshot at Snapchat, Snapchat tells it’s own story, Yo… well… that’s all we need to say about that, Amazon launch a new phone with a bunch of cool features (Dynamic Perspective, Mayday, Firefly, unlimited storage), Dwolla improves their sign-up process, Harley Davidson launch an electric motorcycle called LiveWire, and Google buys Dropcam.
In the search for viral content, we find viral technology.
Despite Matthew’s travel schedule, we talk about all sorts of things. The Word Cup, Tangled EarBuds, Set Godin’s thoughts on creating problems, Tesla’s crazy idea to open up, The Onions new ClickHole, The Internet of Things, HP’s The Machine, and Microsoft’s smart watch.