What’s in a name? A whole lot! Techmeme didn’t start out with that name. Neither did 3D Touch. Speaking of 3D Touch, this week, we spend most of our talking about Apple’s announcement. We think you’ll like it. See below for all the stories and links.
The new Star Wars trailer looks fantastic, SendMyBag will ship your luggage for you, the FCC tells T-Mobile to stop unthrottling speed test sites, the Xbox One is improving but the PS4 is still better, people don’t trust Apple’s iCloud, the European Parliament wants to break up Google, watch makers don’t like that their designs are being copied, Matthew shares an overview of the history of computer graphics, the Doxie scanner improves with WiFi, Sinclair Community College is making a giant indoor stadium to fly drones, iPad sales are falling, NASA is 3D printing in space using the Zero-G, Snapcash is actually useful, Betaworks is analyzing your #homescreen, and Fitbit data can be used in court.
- Watchmakers Suing To Protect Their Designs From The Digital World
- A Brief History Of Computer Game Graphics
- Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App
- SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t
- Xbox One Review Update: One Year Later
- Ohio College Is Making A Drone Arena Dome
- T-Mobile Unthrottled Speed Tests Sites
- The Legacy Of Apple’s Secrecy Makes iCloud A Difficult Nut To Crack
- iPad Sees First Ever Decline
- NASA Printed Stuff In Space
- Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product
- European Parliament Wants Google Broken Up
- When Fitbit Is An Expert Witness
In order to keep pace with innovation, you sometimes need to get creative: when everyone else is looking left and right, you look up. We’re on the precipice of something big.
To that end, we learn about dirty little secrets thanks to a Reddit thread, we celebrate Pandora’s limitless music, we make fun of Champagne, we marvel at the possibilities of graphene, we question Nintendo’s 2DS strategy, we marvel more at Samsung’s multi-layered NAND, we predict the merge of Twitter and Facebook, we mention Betaworks & Instapaper’s new look, we watch Keven Spacey talk about the future of TV and movies, and we finish with Hugo Barra leaving Google’s Android team.
- The Graphene March Continues With New Composites
- Samsungs 24 Layer 3D NAND Flash Memory
- The tech industry’s dirty secrets (à la Reddit)
- Apple to recreate the silent disco
- Nexus 4 dropped $100
- Nintendo Announces 2DS
- Nintendo in Motion
- Instapaper gets complete redesign after Betaworks purchase, new mobile apps soon
- Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO
- Facebook Tests “Trending” Section in News Feed
- Google+ Hangouts goes HD as it switches from H.264 to VP8. Next up, WebRTC.
- Vadafone to sell stake in Verizon
- Hugo Barra Departs from Android
- Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers
- The new iPhone shouldn’t be called Champagne
- Pandora Removes 40 hour weekly limit