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!
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.
Fantastic 4 really wasn’t that fantastic…
The New York Times signs up over 1 million digital only subscribers, Verizon ditches the two year contract, Jennifer Granick pleads to to not give up our freedom at the Back Hat Conference, Epson tries to kill the ink cartridge (good luck with that), Uber is a Full-Stack Startup but Snapchat is not, Facebook continues to make Messenger attractive to businesses, Stems makes it possible split music into 4 separate tracks, Nico Gerard comes out with a watch that uses Apple Watch as an accessory (yes, really), Elon Musk can neither confirm nor deny the future of self-driver cars, Chris Sacca wants Jack Dorsey to be Twitter’s CEO, and VR movies are coming to Oculus (just like we said).
Mission Impossible came out this week. Go watch Tom Cruz do his own stunts.
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In the meantime, is iTunes poorly designed (we’re still not sure)?, Zazzle is slowly growing and turning into a huge company, Intel & Micron invent a new memory called 3D Xpoint, OnePlus unveils the OnePlus 2, Motorola unveils the Moto X and Moto G, Microsoft releases Windows 10, Google starts killing Google+ but will revive Glass, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk think militarized AI is a bad idea, Facebook plans to do the same bait and switch with Messenger/WhatsApp that they did with Pages, and Snapchat is selling a beach towel just because.
The Spanish city of Jun using Twitter to run its government, Matthew got an Apple Watch, Google experiments with cell networks with Project Fi, BWM is selling a car that parks itself, Elon Must almost sold Tesla to Google, Central Japan Railway breaks a speed record at 603km/h, Cedar Fair’s new roller coaster Fury is decided to scare us, Apple haptic are going to become more life like, the Chevrolet-FNR looks cool but isn’t real, and Twitter is getting more into the messaging space.
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Download #177: A Totally Legit And Definitely Not Fraudulent Episode
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- Apple Records
- The Future Of Beats Starts To Resolve
- Zane Lowe To Leave Radio 1 For Apple
- Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage
- 64 Different Homepage Ideas
- Why Sony Called in Marvel’s Big Gun to Reboot ‘Spider-Man’
- Hong Kong’s MyCoin Disappears With Up To $387 Million, Reports Claim
- Samsung TVs start inserting ads into your movies
- Lockiton transitioning to it’s next generation lock: Bolt
- This image of a Chinese worker with close to 100 iPhones reveals how App Store rankings can be manipulated
- Install the best new iPhone and iPad apps from Pinterest
- Haptics Take Another Step Closer To Reality
- It’s official: GM’s 200-mile, $30K electric Bolt car will be produced
- Wink Fail: Why Is My Smart Home So Dumb?
- Why Elon Musk thinks Tesla will be worth as much as Apple in a decade
- iWorks Beta Now Free For Everyone
- Apple Appears To Be Making A Car
- Nerf Is Growing Up
This week Dillion Markey shares how he uses Nintendo’s Power Glove, Elon Musk is afraid of the future and invests $10M with the Future of Life Institute to stop AI, Facebook goes to Work, Google helps launch Project Ara, kills Google Glass, let’s Android have security flaw from WebView, and learns how to translate languages on the fly. Apple’s Swift is super popular, Capital One buys Level Money, Tidder buys Tappy and Burstio lets you turn a burst of photos into a movie on iOS.
- Tinder Bought Tappy
- Capital One Acquires Budgeting App Level Money
- Burstio Turns iOS Burst Photos Into GIFs
- Google Won’t Fix Bugs Affecting 60% of Android
- Rich People, Statiscally, Don’t Buy Android
- Google Translate Can Handle Images And Conversations
- Nintendo Will Launch It’s New 3DXL In America In February
- Facebook Announces Facebook For Work
- Google Will Launch The Project Ara Smartphone in Puerto Rico
- Dillon Markey’s Nintendo Power Glove
- Google Glass Leaves The Google X Labs, Headed For Nest Team
- Elon Musk Donated $10 Million Dollars To Future of Life Institute
- Elon Musk Wants To Build A Hyper Loop Test Track In Texas
- Swift And The Most Popular Programming Languages
We cannot express how excited we are for the return of Homestar Runner.
We start off talking about the Lego Movie, Transformers and the World Cup. Eventually we get around to Blackberry’s square Passport, Samsung’s Android problem, things you can do with Android Wear, Satya Nadella’s plan for Microsoft, the FAA’s take on Planesharing and AirPooler, Shimamura growing Lettuce in Japan with GE, and Elon Musk giving the Nikola Tesla $1 million.
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- BlackBerry’s Square Phone
- BlackBerry reveals why the Passport is hip to be square: It’s all about the spreadsheets
- Far From Languishing BlackBerry’s Stock Has Nearly Doubled This Year
- 11 Dumb and Awesome Tricks Your Android Wear Watch Can Already Do
- iPhone 6’s Crystal Sapphire Screen Undergoes It’s First Review
- The FAA Is Deciding If Planesharing Apps Are Legal
- Windows Phone Sales Are Collapsing
- Samsung: Standards Setters vs Standards Followers
- Smartphones weigh on Samsung Electronics as guidance disappoints
- The Smartphone Adoption Rate Is Crazy
- The Return Of Homestar Runner Is Imminent
- Japan Grows Lettuce In an Old Sony Factory
- Elon Musk Will Donate A Million Dollars To The Tesla Museum
- Satya Nadella’s Email to Employees: Bold Ambition & Our Core
- The three most important things in Satya Nadella’s mega-memo
- Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Vision is Strikingly Different From Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft Vision
There’s actually come pretty cool solar power innovation happening. This one involves the glue that keeps it all together.