This week we spend time diving into Google’s hardware announcements. Their phones look interesting and the Pixel tablet is particularly interesting (if you can handle the price). Overall Google continues to make solid improvements to their hardware offerings. Check below for all the stories we cover in this episode.
Google takes the spotlight this week to show off all the cool things they’ve been working on. They shared updates to Android (duh), Wear, TV, Auto, Chrome and Chromecast. Yeah, it was a lot.
We also talk about Cruise Automation for cars, Woot becoming Meh, Facebook experimenting on our emotions, Aereo dying, and GoPro living.
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- A Little Startup Called Cruise From The Socialcam, Twitch Founders Is Tackling Self-Driving Cars Too – with video
- Aereo Is A No Go
- But So is Warrantless Phone Searches
- Google Launches Android One
- Google Launches Android Wear SDK
- Google Launches Android TV
- Google Launches Android Auto
- Google Fires Back At Apple!
- Android is Putting Native Apps and Web Pages On the Same Level
- The Chromecast Update Allows Syncing Over Ultrasonic Sound
- All the Best Stuff Google Announced Today at I/O 2014
- GoPro Goes Public
- Woot! Is Back. But This Time It’s A Bit Meh
- Facebook’s science experiment on users shows the company is even more powerful and unethical than we thought
Is it enough to take on all the other offerings? Probably not, but at $35, it’s hard to pass up.
Incremental (adjective): of, relating to, being, or occurring in especially small improvements.
That’s what we featured this week. Incremental improvements in earnings calls, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, Google products (Nexus 7, 4.3 Jelly Bean, Play Games App and even their Chromecast). We also talk about the potentially new Ubuntu Edge, and manufacturing in America.
- Earnings Calls Take On Whiff of Showbiz
- Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Android
- Samsung to host their own dev conference in SF
- Google Calendar API Push notifications: don’t call us, we’ll call you
- Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230
- Google launches Android’s answer to Apple’s Game Center: The Google Play Games app
- Google Unveils the Chromecast, an HDMI Stick for Streaming Video
- Google’s Official Announcements
- Mounting Disappointment About Chromecast
- Made In America
- Samsung Dethrones Apple as Profit winner