It’s that time of year again, where the internet loses it’s mind and get’s all weird. That’s right, it’s April Fools. SpaceX launched and landed a rocket that they had already launched and landed. Twitter made some changes that got everybody in tweeting fervor. Samsung announced the explosive sequel to their exploding phones. Congress sold our privacy to the highest bidder (kinda, but not really) and Apple rearranged all your files while you slept (don’t worry, they’re right where you left them)
Week three without James, we’re almost through this people. Helping me hold down the fort this week is Brian Nelson in Los Alamos New Mexico. In this explosive episode, we heat things up while talking about our visit to the Trinity Bomb test site. Microsoft made some really exciting announcements and Tesla took an amazing amount of preorders. We give you the best (and worst) April Fools pranks on the internet, we explain how you’ll end up with a smart fridge and blow your mind with some expert Super Mario World play. We Finally wrap it up with some dating advice.
The best tech companies take something normal and make it better… super normal. This week we talk about that concept.
We also talk about April fools jokes, the Neuromancer, the Galaxy Gear, Amazon’s Fire TV and Microsoft’s Cortana.
- Super Normal: Innovation often starts with the ordinary
- The Worst Day To Do Tech Reporting
- Crunch Coin
- Amazon Announces Fire TV
- It’ll Have Games, Too
- Why Amazon Built The Fastest Horse & Buggy
- Microsoft Officially Announces Contana
- The Promise Of .NET Is Being Realized
- Expect A Whole Lot of 7″ Microsoft Tablets
- Devices with less than a 9″ screen will have Windows for Free
- Consumers are getting bored of their wearable toys, for some unfathomable reason
Last week Facebook revealed the new “Facebook Phone” called Facebook Home – an Android launcher that puts your friend’s updates front and center. To commemorate the occasion, we also take a look back at the most important phones in history.
We also do a round-up of April Fools pranks, talk about Tesla’s success, LucasArts’ termination, Google forking Webkit in a Blink, CMA Communications injecting ads into webpages and Michael Dell’s failing plans to take his company private.
- Tesla Expects first profits this quarter
- April Fools 2013: The Round-up
- LucasArts being shut down
- Play DOTT and Full Throttle
- Google Forks WebKit in a Blink
- CMA communications injecting ads into webpages
- 12 cell phones that changed our world forever
- And why the 12 cell phones article is awful
- HTC First with Facebook Home hands-on
- Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy
- Facebook Home revamps any Android phone to make it about ‘people, not apps’
- The Problem with Facebook Home: Fragmentation
- The best laid plans of mice and Michael Dell