This week we talk about competitions happening in the tech space. For example, Twitter takes on group messaging, Snapchat takes on the media, Tumblr takes on simple design and Microsoft takes on Gmail through the iPhone.
“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t.” – Tyler Durden
On that happy note, we talked about everything this week. The Giants are playing well, Matthew completed another Tough Mudder, IO is an app for finding good restaurants, Samsung got on the CSFC list for a little while, Apple Pay is causing problems for CurrentC, the Internet is ruled by an Oligarchy, the Avi-on Switch makes turning on lights easy, iPad sales are just fine, Google decides to remake emails Inbox again, Facebook clones Room Inc, Air New Zealand makes an epic flight safety video, Microsoft ditches the Nokia name, Procter & Gamble don’t see much growth from Duracell, AT&T remans predictably mean, Amazon sneaks in the Android app store on their their Fire devices, and the Hoverboard is real.
The new Xbox will be called the Xbox One despite being the 3rd iteration. So today’s show is called Episode One despite being the 87th.
We also talk about the death of Google Buzz, Yahoo buying Tumblr while fixing Flickr, an amazing gun scope, Amazon’s new bio-dome, Samsung’s crazy bid to take over Android from Google, and Microsoft’s commercials vs Apple’s.
Episode 60! It’s almost as if everyone tried to squeeze all of their news in between the elections and Thanksgiving week. All this results in more news than you can eat.
Search Gmail for large attachments, download MacX DVD Ripper Pro for free, AT&T CEO doesn’t like iMessage, HTC to pay Apple $8/phone, RIM’s CEO expresses confidence in BlackBerry 10, Steve Sinofsky leaves Microsoft amid tepid Windows 8 sales, Google Fiber goes live, Nexus 4 sells out, Google TV improves, Google starts talks with Dish Network to launch a competitive cell network, soccer refs try using a smart phones to better communicate fouls, NASA prints in 3D with metal, teleportation works!, AC electric motors work better, Facebook shares a little bit behind their newsfeed organization, and Nintendo releases with Wii U.
Learn about the Kinect SDK, the Kindle’s future, Voice/Text/Data => Data Dumb Pipes, Gmail != iPhone, Twitter’s online ID, a quick Nest Thermostat update, no real news for HP, and more talk about Siri.