The Spanish city of Jun using Twitter to run its government, Matthew got an Apple Watch, Google experiments with cell networks with Project Fi, BWM is selling a car that parks itself, Elon Must almost sold Tesla to Google, Central Japan Railway breaks a speed record at 603km/h, Cedar Fair’s new roller coaster Fury is decided to scare us, Apple haptic are going to become more life like, the Chevrolet-FNR looks cool but isn’t real, and Twitter is getting more into the messaging space.
Is the Apple Watch going to change the wearables landscape? We don’t know for sure, but that doesn’t stop us from making bold proclamations. We also talk about Star Wars being released on iTunes, Daimler’s incredible results of the SuperTruck Challenge, Twitter’s better handling of the Quote Tweet, Taylor Swift and the impact of exclusives in the music industry, Chinas Great DDOS Cannon, YouTube’s future subscription plan, how to make antennas a lot smaller, BlueTooth LEGOs, all-electric Aston Martins, and Square’s email product to help brick and mortar retailers send better email.
This show is about Apple. We just cannot help ourselves. Sure, we mention Star Wars, GigaOm, YouTube and a couple other companies. But this show is really all about Apple.
Matthew is PUMPED for the Apple Watch. He’s REALLY PUMPED! Though we did manage to talk about some other tech:
SimCity creators Maxis is no more, Stratos wants to be your all-in-one card in your wallet, content discovery is once again becoming and problem and Google, Facebook, and Pinterest want to solve it, Pebble and Huawei announced new watches, Scott Galloway gives a breakdown the the 4 horsemen, Sony and HTC are making virtual strides with their VR headsets, and graphic engine creators Unity, Unreal 4 and Source 2 are all going to be free.
This week Matthew is off on a business trip, and so I decided to do an experimental format. The show is only 30 minutes as a consequence, but it’s a completely different style than we’ve ever done before. I’d love to get your feedback which you can leave in the comments below. Thanks for listening!
This week we predict what we expect to happen in 2015. It’s all going to be 100% accurate.
This week represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
James gets a Nest Thermostat and Protect, Matthew gets an LG G3 and Moto 360, Mr. Rogers is the man, HP is officially not better together, GT Advanced files for bankruptcy, the NFL bans Beats from the cameras, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella doesn’t think women need a raise, Samsung is declining in revenue, Squarespace makes a pretty cool update, Airbnb is now legal in San Francisco, Lego gets called out by Greenpeace for their partnership of Shell, Jonny Ives talks about the Apple Watch, and Tesla releases a new car.
- NFL Bans Beats Headphones On Camera
- May the strong survive: Why spin-offs are the new go-to play for struggling Wall St. boards
- GT Advanced Files For Chapter 11
- Investors Are Stunned
- CEO Sold $160,000 Worth Of Stock The Day Before The iPhone 6 Event
- Apple Withheld Final $125 million Payment For Failure To Meet Objectives
- Apple Says They Were Surprised Too
- GT Won’t Give Details Because Of A Confidentiality Agreement With Apple
- GT Advanced Is Blaming Apple Specifically For Being Too Burdensome To Continue Operations
- Where does Apple Go From Here
- Samsung Sees Largest Fall In Quarterly Profits Since 2009
- This Is The New Squarespace
- San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb
- The End Of The “.com” Tyranny
- Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap
- Crude spoof worked: Lego ends 50-year deal with Shell after Greenpeace video
- Musk Unveils His New Model D Teslas
- Jonny Ives Just Quoted Matthew
- Beats And Bose Settle Noise Cancellation Patent Dispute
- …Hours After Rumors Leak Of Apple Will Be Removing Bose From Apple Stores. Coincidence?
Matthew gives his review of the Nokia Lumia: spoiler: he hates it. Then we talk about Microsoft buying Minecraft, DipJars goal of fixing tipping, Apple Watch’s pricing, Google’s Android One, FiftyThree’s new Mix on sharing, Facebook’s attempt at sharing Moments, Healthkit being broken, Space X and Boeing getting ready to send people into space, and selling music.
- Microsoft Bought Minecraft
- And It’s All About The Benjamins
- Google Announces Android One
- DipJar Raises Funding For A Tip Jar Where You Pay With Plastic, Not Spare Change
- FiftyThree reveals Mix, a community for sharing and downloading any kind of Paper
- Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing
- John Gruber Makes Me Feel Smart
- Echos Of Palm
- HealthKit Bug Prevents HealthKit Connect iOS Apps From Being Launched
- Space X and Boeing Will Be Exploding People Into Space By 2017
- Boeing Got The Lionshare Of The Bid, Because They’ve Gotta Pay Bezos For Their Boosters
- Remember This Quote, You’ll Be Hearing It More And More: “Music Is Great At Selling Everything Except Music”
- Larry Ellison Steps Down As CEO of Oracle
- Larry Page wants a Google 2.0 that will build cities and airports, report says
The TI-84 Plus is the best selling calculator of all time, Matthew loves Destiny of the PS4, Apple announced two new iPhones, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, Matthew shares his story of buying Nokia’s Lumia 1020, and Deadmau5 drives for Uber in his McLaren for an evening.
- The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on classrooms
- Apple Announces Two New iPhones
- Apple Pay’s Advantage Over Google Wallet
- I’ve Been Saying It For A Year: Apple Pay’s Perfect Timing
- Banks Did It Apple’s Way in Payments by Mobile
- Eating My Words: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked
- Deadmau5 Worked For Uber… In His Mclaren