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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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295: Big News From Maker Faire, Google IO and Techcrunch Disrupt

295: Big News From Maker Faire, Google IO and Techcrunch Disrupt

Big News from Google IO

What a great week to be interested in tech! Google held their annual conference and showed off some sweet new tech that will be released… someday… Honestly, it felt more like an awesome TED talk than an actual product announcement, but it was still cool! Matthew also visited the Maker Faire and TechCrunch held their conference in New York. All the stories are below.

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293: Deleting Apps on the Apple Watch and Windows

293: Deleting Apps on the Apple Watch and Windows

Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S

This week Microsoft announced a new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S. The laptop is meant to compete with the MacBook Air and Windows 10 S only allows you to download apps from their store. Personally, I think the new hardware looks cool, and as long as the app store has the apps I want, I’d welcome the extra security. The rest of the stories are below.

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291: Facebook Builds A New Platform, But Will It Become A New Community?

291: Facebook Builds A New Platform, But Will It Become A New Community?

Facebook VR Spaces Platform

Facebook held their F8 developers conference last week and they continued to build out their platform. The big focus was creating a camera effects platform where developers can create their own filters for people. They also created more bots for Messenger and showed of some new VR spaces. Facebook continues to demonstrate that they’re a technology company and not just a social media website. The rest of the stories are below.

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