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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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294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon showed off their new echo: Echo Show, which comes with a display to augment Alexa’s voice control. Think of it as a video conference landline, which the possible potential to be MUCH more. At $320, it isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you have the right use case, it’s a great product. The rest of the stories are below.

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275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

2017

To kick off 2017 we spend over 3 hours talking about our predictions for the year. We cover the big guys: Apple (big expectations for the 10th anniversary of iPhone) Alphabet (AI. AI. AI.), Facebook (VR & M), Microsoft (keep kicking butt and taking names) and Amazon (Echo refresh, something crazy and new). Then we move into the smaller companies like Uber, Twitter, HPI, Tesla, Space X, and Snapchat. We then talk about broader topics like gaming, AI, IoT, AR/VR, and autonomous vehicles. It’s a jam packed show!

There aren’t any show notes to go with this show. So sit back, get comfortable and enjoy.

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274: 2016 Postdictions

274: 2016 Postdictions

2016

This in special year-end episode we look back at what happened during the year. Specifically, we look back at our predictions for the year and grade ourselves. Honestly, it’s shocking how well we do. Below is a reference for all the events we covered from 2016. It was a busy year!

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273: San Francisco Has A Message For Uber

273: San Francisco Has A Message For Uber

Message from SF

Uber started testing their driverless cars in San Francisco last week. It turns out that they didn’t get proper permission from the DMV, who sent Uber a nice message asking them to stop. Uber didn’t listen and the justice department got involved. This is Uber’s MO: seek forgiveness instead of permission. The rest of the stories, and their links are below.

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260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

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In this week’s podcast we talk about HPI’s purchase of Samsung’s printer business, Alphabet’s natural speech and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exploding phones. We also get into a bunch of other stories that you can check out below. Enjoy!

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246: The Reality of Breaking Moore’s Law, The Truth Will Shock You

246: The Reality of Breaking Moore’s Law, The Truth Will Shock You

Moore's Law on Nest

There appears to be no Moor’s Law with the Internet of things. As a result, this will impede the development of home devices like the Nest. This begs the question: is Next fundamentally in trouble, or was Tony Fadell the problem?

We also talk about flying cars, rockets, phones, VR, E3 and WWDC in the episode. Check out all the show notes and links below.

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230: The 6 D’s of Growth. The 3rd D Will Blow Your Mind.

230: The 6 D’s of Growth. The 3rd D Will Blow Your Mind.

Tumblr Growth

This week we talk about the book Bold and the 6 D’s of growth. Specially, what does it take for a technology to generate exponential growth? It’s great discussion we think you’ll love.

We also hit on Samsung’s new products, why Alphabet’s X tries to kill projects, Apple’s fight against the FBI, how teens use Tumblr, Kanye’s Tidal of troubles, new VR headsets, publishing with Reedsy, and saying thank you with ThankView.

All the show notes are below. Enjoy the show!

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228: Alphabet Passes Apple, The Truth Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

228: Alphabet Passes Apple, The Truth Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

Alphabet Passes Apple to Be King Of The Hill

Alphabet passes Apple to become the new king of the stock market hill. In this podcast we dissect everything about it. We also talk about TrueBill, Eagle snatching drones, and Elon Musk’s awesomeness.

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223: 79 Amazing Predictions For 2016

223: 79 Amazing Predictions For 2016

2016 Amazing Predictions

It’s season 6! And we’ve got some amazing predictions for you. We start with “Tier 1” companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon & Microsoft. For each we talk about their products and other big tech related activities they’ll make. We think you’ll find it really helpful for thinking about how the year will shape up.

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