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305: The Truth About Uber’s Road Forward

305: The Truth About Uber’s Road Forward

Uber's Road Forward

Uber has a new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi. It’s been a long road to get here. And since Uber is still the largest non-public tech company and genuinely changing the transportation industry (just like Waymo in last week’s episode), we’re taking this week to review all that happened and talk about their future prospects.

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304: Waymo’s Over-Engineering of Self-Driving Cars

304: Waymo’s Over-Engineering of Self-Driving Cars

Waymo Over-Engineering

Waymo (part of Alphabet, formally Google) is on a quest to capture every single corner case there is when it comes to autonomous self-driving cars. To help that effort, they literally created fake streets that where difficult for the cars to figure out. Then, they created a simulation machine to run thousands of permutations to make sure the car can handle every single possible situation. It sounds over-engineered, but as they argue, when lives are on the line and anything short of perfection is unacceptable. In this episode we dive into the details of what they’ve been up to.

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303: How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the Business World?

303: How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the Business World?

Artificial Intelligence Network

Artificial Intelligence is slowly making in-roads in the business world. It’s helping us accomplish tasks that were either too labor intensive, or too difficult to figure out. In the short-term, it means amazing advances and new opportunities. It’s genuinely exciting! However, overtime we expect lower end jobs to slowly be taking over by AI and robots. This will present a few hardships for non-skilled employees (and all employees in general). We’re a ways away from that reality, but it is definitely happening. Listen to the show below for all our thoughts.

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302: Is Apple’s AR the Next Multi-Touch, or Force Touch?

302: Is Apple’s AR the Next Multi-Touch, or Force Touch?

Is Apples AR the Next Multi-Touch or Force Touch

Developers have been playing with Apple’s ARKit: a way to create augmented reality apps. Some of the initial apps look fun, but we want to know: is this a game changer like multi-touch was? Or will this be like Apple’s Force Touch, which is fun, but limited in its usefulness. In this week’s show, we dive into that very question.

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301: Is Snapchat Doomed?

301: Is Snapchat Doomed?

Is Snapchat Doomed?

We’re back after a summer break and we have a new format: shorter shows with one topic.

This week we’re talking about Snapchat and asking if the company and/or app is doomed. Their recent Q2 earnings didn’t go well and they don’t seem to have a clear path forward. Can they figure it out before they lose too much investor confidence? We discuss in this 30 minute episode. The show notes are below.

Question: Is your personal interest in Snapchat raising or lowering? Why? Leave a comment below.

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300: The 300th Golden Episode

300: The 300th Golden Episode

Furlo Bros 300th Golden Episode

Well friends, this is our 300th golden episode! It’s hard to believe it’s been that many. It’s been an awesome run and we’re super excited about hitting this milestone. We talk about Kickstarter Gold, SpaceX double launches, ARKit examples, golden ages, Snap getting into maps, moving the navbar on your phone, Kalanick getting booted from Uber’s CEO spot, and Intel getting out of low end processors. It’s a great show and all the links are below.

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299: Uber CEO Steps Down, Microsoft’s Xbox Steps Up

299: Uber CEO Steps Down, Microsoft’s Xbox Steps Up

Tough Mudder

E3 happened this week! Microsoft revealed their new console, the Xbox One X (a horrible name). There were also a slew of games. To round things out we talk about Uber’s latest happenings and Amazon purchasing Whole Foods.

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298: Full Team Coverage Of Apple’s WWDC

298: Full Team Coverage Of Apple’s WWDC

Apple WWDC

That’s right: full team coverage: all our resources were devoted to covering Apple and their WWDC this week. They released new hardware: Macs, iPads, and a HomePod. They also made updates to watchOS, macOS and iOS, with improvements to Siri, AR and machine learning. We had a ton of notes below digging into each of the different parts below.

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297: Meeker’s Internet Trends And The Reality Of AI

297: Meeker’s Internet Trends And The Reality Of AI

Meeker Internet Trend Report 2017

Mary Meeker shared her 2017 internet trends report this week. It’s super long, but we broke it down to the good stuff. We also talk about the future of AI and how it’ll get smarter in a beyond-exponential way. The rest of the stories are below.

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296: The Future Of Ambient Computing And AlphaGo’s Dominance

296: The Future Of Ambient Computing And AlphaGo’s Dominance

Walt Mossburg Ambient Computing

The future of tech is ambient computing according to Walt Mossberg… and he’s probably right. In the future, technology won’t be about gadgets and hardware because it’ll be always present, in the background, waiting to help when you need it. It’s a very cool picture of the future he leaves us with. The rest of the stories are below.

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