148: A Lesson in Marketing

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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.

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Why Smartphones Get Bigger
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Samsung Advertises Apple’s Larger Screen iPhone
Apples MacBook Air Commercial Doesn’t Even Show The Screen
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
Microsoft Will Unify It’s Big 3 Operating Systems
Microsoft Is Already Giving Windows 8 The Vista Treatment
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you’re better off waiting for the sequel
Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours
Bose Is Suing Apple Over Beat’s Noise Canceling Tech

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147: Big Brother Is Watching You Get Fired

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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.

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146: Typing Out Rambling Strong Bad Emails On Smartphones

Homestar-Runner

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.

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145: Founding our Fathers Freedom With Fireworks

Firework Technology

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.

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144: Warrantless Android Searches

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Google takes the spotlight this week to show off all the cool things they’ve been working on. They shared updates to Android (duh), Wear, TV, Auto, Chrome and Chromecast. Yeah, it was a lot.

We also talk about Cruise Automation for cars, Woot becoming Meh, Facebook experimenting on our emotions, Aereo dying, and GoPro living.

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143: A Dynamic Perspective on Slinging Yo

Slingshot v YoWe 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.

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142: 5 Unbelievable Technologies That Will Change The World Forever Today

Viral Hoverboard

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.

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141: Apple’s Next Release Explained

Craig and John

This week we throw caution to the wind and talk about how much we love Apple.

We briefly talk about X-Men, SeeMe, Microsoft and teleportation, but it’s mostly about Apple.

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140: Sound Driverless Cars

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Sound Drivers + Driverless Cars. I believe that’s called a concatenation.

Apple buys Beats, Quirky builds Aros using a community, Mary Meeker shares her 2014 Internet Trend Report, Dick Costolo tells us how to pronounce Twitter handles, Google shows off their self-driving cars, Simple shows us how unsecured email is, SpaceX reveals Dragon V2, and Valve postpones their Steam Machines.

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139: Apple v Google

Apple v Google

Spoiler: They’re on the same team.

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