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309: Top Google Results For AI Hardware

309: Top Google Results For AI Hardware

Google Home Mini Hardware

Google released new hardware with a goal to be radically helpful. They’re doing this by combining Hardware + Software + AI. They showed off 6 new pieces of hardware which we dive into.

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308: How Can Facebook Fix their Fake News and Ad Problem?

308: How Can Facebook Fix their Fake News and Ad Problem?

Fake Facebook News

Facebook has a trust problem.

The issue is fake news, and Facebook’s reaction to it.

People believe, and now there’s some evidence, that Russian operatives bought at least 3,000 dark ads which were seen by 10M people, 4.4M before the election. The aim was to seed discontent by showing over-the-top, extreme ads. Let’s dive into what all this means.

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307: Does iPhone’s Understanding of the World Work?

307: Does iPhone’s Understanding of the World Work?

iPhone Face ID Logo

iPhone X uses Face ID to unlock your device and provide new AR capabilities. We talk about the pros and cons of Face ID and the coolest new AR apps. Will it work as described? Is this really the future? See below for additional articles and detailed description of iPhone’s security.

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306: What you Must Know About the Equifax Hack

306: What you Must Know About the Equifax Hack

Equifax Melting

So… Equifax got hacked. It’s possibly the most detrimental attack… so far (yikes!). Part of what makes this attack so bad is not only all the sensitive personal information stolen, but the total lack of a reasonable response from Equifax. In this show we walk you through the timeline of events and reveal the big reason why they’re having such a problem. Hint: a lack of quality talent willing to work for you. See below for the timeline and articles.

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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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