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.
Ever wonder how recycling of old tech products work? This week we explore what it means for Apple to reclaim a ton of gold through recycling. Unfortunately, it’s not as glamorous as everyone wants, but it’s still pretty cool. We also talk about the future of buying groceries, DJI’s new drone, Magic Leap’s mystery product, virtual desktops, audio technology, and Snapchat’s reasonable reaction. Check at the notes and links below.
And we’re back to a “normal” week of tech. This week we start off with the kid on the block: Peach. We then talk about the struggles of Bitcoin and Wikipedia. That’s followed up by the nominations for this year’s Crunchies. There are some good choices! We also talk about Amazon’s new shipping business, an iOS listening hack, Tinder’s secret scoring system and one problem with automation. See below for all the links.
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 new Star Wars trailer looks fantastic, SendMyBag will ship your luggage for you, the FCC tells T-Mobile to stop unthrottling speed test sites, the Xbox One is improving but the PS4 is still better, people don’t trust Apple’s iCloud, the European Parliament wants to break up Google, watch makers don’t like that their designs are being copied, Matthew shares an overview of the history of computer graphics, the Doxie scanner improves with WiFi, Sinclair Community College is making a giant indoor stadium to fly drones, iPad sales are falling, NASA is 3D printing in space using the Zero-G, Snapcash is actually useful, Betaworks is analyzing your #homescreen, and Fitbit data can be used in court.
- Watchmakers Suing To Protect Their Designs From The Digital World
- A Brief History Of Computer Game Graphics
- Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App
- SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t
- Xbox One Review Update: One Year Later
- Ohio College Is Making A Drone Arena Dome
- T-Mobile Unthrottled Speed Tests Sites
- The Legacy Of Apple’s Secrecy Makes iCloud A Difficult Nut To Crack
- iPad Sees First Ever Decline
- NASA Printed Stuff In Space
- Homescreen Is Betaworks’ Latest Experiment-Turned-Product
- European Parliament Wants Google Broken Up
- When Fitbit Is An Expert Witness
Happy birthday Matthew! Congrats on getting just a little bit older!
We kick off this week talking about Spiral’s location-based status updates, how the NSA killed Syria’s internet, Yo, Amazon’s competing Square card swiper, Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha that looks very similar to Apple’s iPhone, females getting into computer science, turning off your read receipts, the FAA killing AirPooler, and Elio Motors cheap and efficient 3-wheel vehicles.
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- Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore
- The iPhone Look-alike Competition Heats Up
- Amazon Launches Square Competitor
- Square Responds By Saying “Everything’s fine!”
- School Finds Way To Get More Chicks In Comp Sci
- Spiral Hopes To Nail Location-Based Communities
- A Plea To Turn Off Your Read Receipts
- When The NSA Wipes Out A Countries Internet
- Top 10 Myths About Square
- The FAA Banned Carpooling in Planes
- Three-wheeled car gets 84 mpg, costs $6,800
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.
Download #146: Typing Out Rambling Strong Bad Emails On Smartphones
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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
With KitKat, Android looks to win this fight, and all other fights in the mobile phone market. This is one game, nobody can afford to lose.
Specifically, we talk about Google new Glass hardware, Kumu Networks fast network, Motorola’s Project Ara with Phonebloks, Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Cisco’s battle to make H.264 the video standard, Netflix’s big screen idea, the FAA’s relaxed rules on using devices, the badBIOS, Intel’s acceptance of ARM, and using the Kinect for sign language.
- Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones
- Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters<
- Google shows off [UGLIER] second gen Google Glass w/ mono earbud coming later this year
- Google adds location sharing, animated GIFs to Hangouts, integrates SMS
- Doubling mobile Bandwidth: Another reason for me to study noise canceling headphones
- Mozilla will add H.264 to Firefox as Cisco makes the codec open source
- Intel to start manufacturing ARM chips
- Android for all and the new Nexus 5
- Nexus 5 launches
- All the New Stuff in Android 4.4 KitKat
- Android 4.4 KitKat and Google’s quest to take over the world
- Google Play Services: How Google has defragmented Android
- New FAA Guidelines Permit More Device Use, All The Way From Take-Off To Landing
- JetBlue and Delta Now Let Passengers Use Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing
- The Kinect is bring a voice to the voiceless
But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Actually, the rule is kind of horrible.
Despite storm clouds facing Tesla, the automaker turned a profit for the first time. Congrats! Now hurry up and make the autopilot cars for under $30K.
Until then, we’ll get excited about RunKeeper’s Pebble app, Facebook and Google changing Intel’s CPU technology, Adobe’s shift to the cloud, Apple’s success in Japan, and the FAA potentially lifting electronic use bans during takeoff and landing.
- Tesla can’t sell electric cars in North Carolina
- Tesla Turns a profit for the first time
- Tesla Model S is Consumer Reports Top Scoring car
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- How the iPhone conquered Japan
- Tesla in talks with Google about driverless cars
- RunKeeper For Pebble Arrives, Bringing Run, Walk And Bike Ride Progress Tracking To The Smart Watch
- How Facebook and Google are changing the CPU
- SnapChat photos can be unbelievably easy to recover
- Many Air Passengers Never Turn Off Electronics, Survey Finds