For some unexplained reason, Nintendo decides to stop selling the super popular Classic NES. It defies all business logic. We also talk about pure software cameras that don’t actually use the picture you took for the final picture found on your phone. It’s an interesting discussion. These articles and many more below.
This episode focuses almost entirely on the #MadeByGoogle event. So naturally, we talk about all things tech: phones, platforms, home automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, exploding phones, wifi networks, and much more. It’s a great show. Check out all the show notes below.
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.
On this day, May the 4th (be with you), Matthew shares his hatred of Star Wars… all because they sacrificed art at the table of profit.
We also talk about Cow Clicker, Google’s Self-Driving cars, Facebook’s f8 announcements: anonymous login, Facebook Audience Network & Applinks, SpaceX’s fight against the United Launch Alliance to get a piece of the space funding pie, FreedomPop’s new contract free iPhone, Graphene’s potential pollution problem, Sony’s huge magnetic data tapes, Foursquare’s unbundling, and Snapchat’s lame updates.
Blackberry isn’t dead quiet yet, but they’re definitely on life support. That means it’s time to turn our attention on the next space to be disrupted: your living room, compliments of Valve’s Steam Machine.
Yep, Blackberry might go private with the help of FairFax Financial, Valve makes its own OS and hardware, China Mobile is probably getting the iPhone, Microsoft’s Surface 2 doesn’t exactly wow people, Nokia thinks Elop did his job too well, Samsung obviously announces a gold Galaxy S4, Nest might be making a smoke Detector, Boeing is making drones that fly better than humans, Mint shares modern tech we can’t live without, and Google Glass actually has competition.
Episode 71 comes after a rough loss for the 49ers. Of all the horrible things to happen in the week, this was the worst. But we pull ourselves together to talk about technology. Here’s what happened.
Elon Musk offers to help Boeing with their battery problem, Microsoft reveals that you’ll only get to use 23gb of the 64gb Surface Pro, Apple introduces a 128gb iPad, RIM changes to Blackberry along with a new mobile OS, researchers figure out how to print 3D moon bases, Newegg defeats Soverain to saves the Internet, driverless cars are closer than you think, and Nintendo announces they’re going to lose money this year.
This year… Sigh… We’ll get them next year… Go 49ers!