We round up all the coolest CES news in this episode. Despite James’ downer attitude last week, CES proves that the future is bright, smart, and automated. The show notes below contain a huge laundry list of all the different products Matthew looked into. And yes, we talk about every single one. Think of this show like CES: a whirlwind of stories that’ll be mostly forgotten in a month.
We come to an inescapable conclusion in this episode: Elon Musk is a Super Villain. Think about it. He’s publicly stated that humanity will die in 20 years. He’s working on his own escape to another planet. And he’s creating autonomous robots (cars) that look sleek and people inherently trust. This is how it happens people!
Matthew reviewed all the news that happened in 2013 and compare it to our predictions.
We discuss news about Apple, Facebook, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft, 4k TVs, Tesla, Dell, Twitter, Xbox, Play Station, Nintendo, Steam, SimCity and a little bit about security. We graded ourselves an A- for our predictions. In the 3rd hour of the show (yes!) we got down to our 2014 predictions. There will be a cut with just this part of the show.
Unapologetically Apple. Like any good Furlo Bros episode after an Apple event, we go to great lengths to cover everything and anything related to Apple. We dissect each phone and gush over how great Apple is.
We do also manage to mention Sony’s PS Vita TV, Dell billion dollar buyout, Twitter’s IPO announcement, McDonald’s mobile app, TechCrunch Disrupt winners Layer and Dryft, and Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 woes.
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.