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!
This week Yahoo! dies, SpaceX fires a used rocket, Facebook makes gobs of money, Apple forgets how to name devices, and Bitcoin is determined to not be currency. We cover it all, plus more. The show notes are below.
So far podcasting has been free and open. However, some would like to see Apple play more central role to allow things like better analytics and in-show purchases. As long as it doesn’t ruin the medium, it should be OK. We also talk about games, graphics, 3D printing, VR and so much more! Check out all the links and details below.
And we’re back to a “normal” week of tech. This week we start off with the kid on the block: Peach. We then talk about the struggles of Bitcoin and Wikipedia. That’s followed up by the nominations for this year’s Crunchies. There are some good choices! We also talk about Amazon’s new shipping business, an iOS listening hack, Tinder’s secret scoring system and one problem with automation. See below for all the links.
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.
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.
Does Bitcoin have value? Is Bitcoin Currency? We discuss Bitcoin verses the US dollar, verses the gold standard, and it’s implications for inflation and general economic health.
We also talk about Titan Fall how it’s using Microsoft’s Azure to push the gaming limits, how TV “won” SXSW, Silicon Valley’s problem with young engineers not getting along with older engineers, and finally Google’s latest project Tango which helps you create a 3D world with your phone.
This week’s episode contained many surprises. Not! In reality, everything is falling together just as we expected.
Facebook finally updates Graph Search to include posts, Snapchat allows pictures to live for 24 hours in Stories, Intel shows off their new Arduino computer, the Silk Road gets busted by the FBI, and Tesla’s Model S catches on fire, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear gets reviewed, HTC in talks with Microsoft about dual booting to Windows Phone 8, and Twitter’s IPO details go public.
Disruptions are everywhere this week! Solar panels are disrupting the energy market, Google is disrupting the ISP market, Microsoft is disrupting the PC market, Bitcoin is disrupting the currency market, and Facebook is disrupting the mobile phone market. It’s a world gone crazy!
We also talk about 3D printing, the FBI’s surveillance tool, MIT’s DNA-patterned graphene, Samsung’s superior global Galaxy S4, Blackberry’s horrible Z10 sales, shallow texters, Foursquare’s $41 million investment, Internet Explorer vs. Murder Rates, Google’s inactive account manager, iPhone’s India sales, an attack upon WordPress, and regulated commercial drones.