This is definitely not click bait, though we do start off talking about the most popular Buzzfeed headlines. Then we move onto the most popular passwords and all of Microsoft’s announcements: Windows 10, Cortano integration, Project Spartan, Xbox integration, the Surface Hub and the HoloLens. We finish up with Xiaomi’s ability to make cheap phones, the Myo’s impending release, NBC streaming the Super Bowl, Blackberry whining about nobody making apps for them and Google investing in SpaceX to bring the Internet via satellites.
This week Dillion Markey shares how he uses Nintendo’s Power Glove, Elon Musk is afraid of the future and invests $10M with the Future of Life Institute to stop AI, Facebook goes to Work, Google helps launch Project Ara, kills Google Glass, let’s Android have security flaw from WebView, and learns how to translate languages on the fly. Apple’s Swift is super popular, Capital One buys Level Money, Tidder buys Tappy and Burstio lets you turn a burst of photos into a movie on iOS.
This week represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
Speaking Startup can be tough, but this week we walk you through all the terms you need to know to help you get prepared for the new year.
Apple creates a touching iPad commercial, Techcrunch teaches us how to speak startup, Google share the top 10 searches of 2014, we give a brief history of Yahoo!, Blackberry gives up with the “Classic”, Lift adds personal coaching to their already awesome app, TAG Heuer is working on a smart watch, T-Mobile lets you roll over your data, a double amputee named Les Baugh gets two arms back, X-Plane releases to new iOS game, Tesla opens their first battery swap station, and Circle the Dot proves to be a fun iOS game.
Matthew starts off by spoiling the Star Wars movie. Then we move on to real news.
Lockheed Martin is developing the N+2 supersonic jet while Aerion develops the AS2 supersonic jet, PSY breaks YouTube, the Internet of Things is real, Nevada tries to solve a taxicab problem that Uber already solved, Google Glass isn’t dead yet, Google sold more Chromebooks to school than Apple sold iPads to school last quarter, Netflix gets accused of creating a personal fast lane, Snapchat continues to innovate, Sony marketed the PlayStation by appealing to older gamers, and Yahoo passes Twitter in ad spend.
It was Thanksgiving week and tech news still managed to happen.
The new Star Wars trailer looks fantastic, SendMyBag will ship your luggage for you, the FCC tells T-Mobile to stop unthrottling speed test sites, the Xbox One is improving but the PS4 is still better, people don’t trust Apple’s iCloud, the European Parliament wants to break up Google, watch makers don’t like that their designs are being copied, Matthew shares an overview of the history of computer graphics, the Doxie scanner improves with WiFi, Sinclair Community College is making a giant indoor stadium to fly drones, iPad sales are falling, NASA is 3D printing in space using the Zero-G, Snapcash is actually useful, Betaworks is analyzing your #homescreen, and Fitbit data can be used in court.
Google’s Inbox is just plain strange, Toshiba is growing lettuce in a factory, Eric Schmidt wants to grow more food through AgTech, sharing on social media sites and Facebook and Twitter is getting more difficult, turns out the internet is not dead, Toyota is investing in fuel cells, Snapchat and Square team up to make snapCash, Samsung is showing restraint with the number of phones they make, the Apple Watch SDK is available, Super Smash Brothers is unbalanced, and Ruby on Rails is the best paying programming skill.