It’s time for our annual postdictions of 2015. James nails is and Matthew… We’ll… Let’s just say there’s room for improvement. We start off recapping the big stories of the year and then dive into how well we called things. Enjoy the show!
This week we talk about Star Wars… A lot actually. We also dive into the world of self-driving cars, gaming, monopolies, and the future of medicine. All in all, it’s a solid show. Enjoy!
This week we talk about the news that happened during Thanksgiving. Perhaps the best part is Matthew’s explanation of the difference between Raspberry Pi and Arduino. We also talk about drones, ESPN, surveillance, and a few really good stories. Check out the show notes below of the details.
This week we come up with 3 amazing ideas. You’ll have to listen to the podcast hear them One comes at the very end.
We talk about the Emmy’s, using Yo, Amazon by Twitch, Google’s new Wing program, battery less iBeacons by Ifinity, Google’s purchase of ZYNC to render video, Instagrams Hyperlapse app, Square Cash 2.0, Intel’s penny sized 3G modem, Nintendo’s “new” 3DS, and using the Oculus rift with roller coasters.
- Amazon, Not Google, Bought Twitch
- Why it makes sense for Amazon to buy Twitch
- Batteryless iBeacons
- Google Acquired Zync, A CGI Rendering Tool For Their Cloud
- Hyperlapse: The New App By Instagram
- The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram
- The Stand-Along App
- Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More
- Report shows Amazon has sold no more than 35,000 Fire Phones
- Thoughts On The Emmys
- Intel Made A Tiny 3G Modem
- Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone
- Where to Trade in Your iPhone for the Most Money Back
- Remember That One Time You Had An Idea That You Knew Was A Great Idea, But Didn’t Pursue It, Then Someone Else Did? Yeah… I Remember Too
- Leap Motion Might Have Found A Use
- Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
- Nintendo Announce A New Suit Of 3DS’s
- Space Mountain? More Like Space Battle Mountain
Here’s the trick: when you make a pun on purpose, say “no pun intended” anyways to point out to people that made the pun without directly telling them they should notice you made one. Works every time.
Amazon uses drones for PR only, Yahoo shares their top search results, Apply buys Topsy, LG shows off the G Flex, Apple inks a deal to sell subsidized iPhones with China Mobile, Apple also reveals that iBeacons is already in every phone, SmartCharge is a light with a battery, VASIMR makes plasma rockets cheaper to run, Homejoy gets $34 million to clean your home, Offline tries another iPad magazine business model, Medium updates to also become more magazine like, and the PS4 outsells both the Xbox and Wii U.
- Apple bought Topsy. No one’s sure why.
- What did Apple Buy with Topsy
- Apple’s 2013 Acquisitions to date
- VASIMR and the 39 day mission to Mars… And Back
- The Amazon Drones: Brilliant PR
- Yahoo’s Year In Review Includes Top Searches For 2013 & First Ever Posting Of Top Tumblr Trends
- LG G Flex Hands-On: First Self-Healing, Flexible Smartphone
- PS 4 outselling xBox One 2:1
- PS 4 Killing xBox One in UK
- SmartCharge Wants You Not To Notice Power Outages
- China Mobile will offer iPhone 5S at the end of December
- Offline, A New Kind Of iOS Publication, Blends Text, Audio And Writer Empowerment
- Publishing Platform Medium Keeps Iterating With New Photo, Layout Tools And Collection Controls
- Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning
- iBeacons. Classic Apple
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.
- BlackBerry Enters into Letter of Intent with Consortium led by Fairfax Financial
- BlackBerry Cancels Call to Discuss Its Results
- What Does Prem Watsa See in BlackBerry?
- Steam Enters The Living Room
- Can Steam OS drag the PC game industry over to Linux?
- Nivida Will Write Drivers For Linux
- Devs like the new controller
- China Mobile Has Published Advert Material Claiming the iPhone 5s/c Is coming
- Surface 2… .People Are Less Excited This Time Around
- Nokia Wants Elop To Take Less than 25 million for selling Nokia
- Next for Nest: A Smoke Detector
- Samsung Announces Gold Galaxy S4
- Google Glass Competition
- What We Can’t Live Without: A Visual Guide to Modern “Must-Haves”
- Boeing Turns F-16’s in to QF-16’s
- Supersonic Drones can outmaneuver Humans