248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters

Home / Full Show / 248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters

Independence Day Cheese Cutters

Dare to dream! Laptops are getting so thin that they can double as cheese cutters. But are they getting too thin? Maybe the “cheese cutters test” isn’t the right area laptop makers should be competing. Maybe it should be about battery life and speed.

Audio MP3

Download #248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters
Subscribe to the Furlo Bros Tech Podcast ( iTunes )
Watch #248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters on YouTube


Become a Patron

This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Become a Fanboy starting at $1 per month. You can also be a Nerd, Junky or Maven; where each have their own level of reward. Learn More & Donate

Show Notes Cheese Cutters

Matthew’s share of Skullcandy will soon become a share of Incipio. Everyone claims this will be good and we’ll start to see cross pollination of products. Let’s hope so.
Incipio Just Bought Skullcandy


Sometimes 3 minutes is too much time to devote to a online video. So now Vines can act as 6 second trailers to longer 140 second videos. It’s an interesting concept that might work really well with the broader internet.
Vines can now include 140-second video attachments
Trailers in an Age of Internet Video


How thin is too thin? Do our laptops also need to be cheese cutters? In other words, so thin we get rid of ports and audio jacks? This is the concern people have as we move forward into the brave new world of glass-think devices.
Apple MacBook vs. HP Spectre: How Thin Does Your Laptop Really Need to Be?
Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid
Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives
Getting Some Bass On Your Wrist


Tesla makes the Powerwall, which is a large battery for your home. So Musk thinks it makes sense to vertically integrate with his other company, SolarCity, to help provide power to those batteries.
Musk’s Tesla Wants to Buy SolarCity


Uber’s pricing is becoming more transparent. Now they’ll simply tell you the total fair instead of making you do math. Also, how much drivers actually make per hour is starting to add up.
Uber Is Doing The Math For You
Uber Data And Leaked Docs Provide A Look At How Much Uber Drivers Make


Security on our devises is a big deal. To help fight it, Apple opened up their kernel and Zuckerberg covers his laptop camera. This is starting to sound less tin-hatish and more like genuine concerns.
Apple Left iOS’s Kernel Unencrypted
Mark Zuckerberg Covers His Laptop Camera. You Should Consider It, Too.


Dare to dream! People can now fly drones without a pilot’s license. The future is very, very near.
New FAA rules mean US companies can fly drones without a pilot’s license


Image: screenrant.com