In this week’s show we wade deep into the Corporate Opera waters with Peter Thiel and Gwaker. Then we emerge to talk about Pebble’s new products, automation, and Google’s fair use win of Java’s APIs. We round out the show with Microsoft decision to shut down their phone operations, and new VR roller-coaster (which looks awesome), Yahoo’s slow death, what3words new mapping idea, and color ePaper displays. Check out all the links to the articles below.
The concept of Big Brother is becoming a great possibility. However, instead of using computers to watch people, they’re just replacing them. Here’s what we talk about this week:
Thalmic Labs wants to turn your arms into controllers with the Myo, Tesla names the Model 3, IBM and Apple shake up the Monopoly board with an partnership, Microsoft announces layoffs where most are coming from Nokia, Foxconn is making Foxbots to replace humans, Nike invents the Vapor 360 Fielding Glove that doesn’t need to be broken in, the iPhone 5S is outselling Samsung’s Galaxy S5, PolicyGenius tries to take the headache out of finding insurance, and Amazon releases Kindle Unlimited.