Well friends, this is our 300th golden episode! It’s hard to believe it’s been that many. It’s been an awesome run and we’re super excited about hitting this milestone. We talk about Kickstarter Gold, SpaceX double launches, ARKit examples, golden ages, Snap getting into maps, moving the navbar on your phone, Kalanick getting booted from Uber’s CEO spot, and Intel getting out of low end processors. It’s a great show and all the links are below.
This week represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
Matthew starts off by spoiling the Star Wars movie. Then we move on to real news.
Lockheed Martin is developing the N+2 supersonic jet while Aerion develops the AS2 supersonic jet, PSY breaks YouTube, the Internet of Things is real, Nevada tries to solve a taxicab problem that Uber already solved, Google Glass isn’t dead yet, Google sold more Chromebooks to school than Apple sold iPads to school last quarter, Netflix gets accused of creating a personal fast lane, Snapchat continues to innovate, Sony marketed the PlayStation by appealing to older gamers, and Yahoo passes Twitter in ad spend.
Yo turns out to be useful, Google brings Photo Sphere to iOS, Matthew buys a PS4, Shakedown is a dumb app, Noke is a digital pad lock, Thalmic goes for the enterprise, Steve Ballmer is out of Microsoft, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, Twitter starts showing other tweets in your timeline, Windows 9 is coming soon, Apple will help you find your car, Facebook and Pandora are the most popular smartphone apps, SpaceX blows up a rocket, the ice bucket challenges are getting crazy, and Google wants to keep their self-driving data private.
Congrats to Apple for making the Mac for 30 years. But what have you done for me lately?
This week we talk about Disney’s big data, Sam Matson’s Immersion heart monitor, Facebook’s response to Princeton’s research, Uber’s toppling of cabs, InDesign’s toppling of QuarkXPress, tech interview questions on Glassdoor, SK Telecomes 300gbps mobile data speeds, Google’s spammy Chrome extensions, how the iPod changed computing, AMC’s dislike of Google Glass, and how a mathematician hacked OKCupid.
Matthew proposed to a princess and James sat in the front row of a theater. That about sums it up for the relative excitement in each other’s lives.
Other exciting new included comparing Snapchat to SpaceX, ITU figuring out how to get almost-Fiber into homes, Matthew’s new fitbit wrist band, Doctoc On Demand & HealthLoop’s attempts to help doctor-patient communication, the NYTimes 4th down Twitter bot, Square’s new card reader, NCTA’s horrible ads, the rise of MVPDs, Ubuntu Touch’s new hardware partner: Canonical, SteamOS going live, Oculus new funding, Tesla’s upcoming new car announcement, and a way to post away messages with Relaxed.