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279: Amazon Is Winning Awards For Excellence And Twitter Is Not

279: Amazon Is Winning Awards For Excellence And Twitter Is Not

Manchester Excellence

Congrats to Amazon on the Oscar nominations. They’re proving that streaming companies can make just as good of movies and traditional studios. Exciting times! Twitter, on the other hand, has not received as high of marks for their recent update with the “explore” tab. Oh yeah, and Elon Musk is building a tunnel from SpaceX to LAX. That guy…

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266: A Visionary Podcast With A New Line Of Hardware

266: A Visionary Podcast With A New Line Of Hardware

visionary touch bar

Creating compelling products requires a visionary leader. Someone who can put the product line in context and provide a rationale for what was, or was not, created. Tesla and Microsoft both have visionary leaders. Apple appears to be struggling in this area.

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262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

Mars star chart

In talking about who the first people to visit Mars should be, Elon Musk suggests that it should be people who are willing to die. So… BlackBerry, Meerkat & GoPro are already on their death beds, so it makes them perfect candidates to go to Mars. Each of our story’s are below.

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257: Tim Cook Still Plays His Wii

257: Tim Cook Still Plays His Wii

Tim Cook's Nintendo Wii

This week, like every week, we talk about the continuing corporate of tech companies. We talk about power companies, Facebook’s data, how well Tim Cook is running Apple, Nintendo’s head in their sand over the Wii, spreadsheets, VR stuff (of course), and the amount of money Uber is losing. Check out all the notes below for the links.

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248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters

248: Solar Powered Cheese Cutters

Independence Day Cheese Cutters

Dare to dream! Laptops are getting so thin that they can double as cheese cutters. But are they getting too thin? Maybe the “cheese cutters test” isn’t the right area laptop makers should be competing. Maybe it should be about battery life and speed.

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245: Elon Musk Plays Basketball, His Tech Trends Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

245: Elon Musk Plays Basketball, His Tech Trends Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Basketball

We try every week to bring basketball into the discussion, and this week Wired helps us (despite their AdBlocker policy) with a look a the latest tech trends in the NBA. It was also the week of the Code Conference with plenty of interviews to talk about… Mostly Elon Musk’s philosophical thoughts. See all the show notes below.

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233: A Machine Fights A Human, You’ll Be Rooting For This Unexpected Underdog!

233: A Machine Fights A Human, You’ll Be Rooting For This Unexpected Underdog!

A Machine Fights A Human

This week there was an exciting match up between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo, a Google designed neural network built to do one thing: Beat the best at Go. We talked about the match up, the game and the implication in depth.

We also talked about the struggles of VR, the end of PageRank and the shortcomings of Tesla’s business model. But it’s not all doom and gloom, we also cover exciting photo sharing apps, the biggest acquisitions of the last year and the silver lining of surveillance capitalism.

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222: Postdictions of 2015

222: Postdictions of 2015

Space X Rocket Landing

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!

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221: Spoiled by Star Wars

221: Spoiled by Star Wars

Star Wars Storm Trooper On Hoth

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!

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211: It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Mircosoft Surface

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Great artists steal. It’s like deja vu all over again. That seems to be the same after a 3rd set of hardware announcements that basically seems to only change the company name. Don’t get us wrong. Microsoft’s interpretation is very compelling, but it all seems too familiar. See below for all the links to each article.

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