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.
Does Bitcoin have value? Is Bitcoin Currency? We discuss Bitcoin verses the US dollar, verses the gold standard, and it’s implications for inflation and general economic health.
We also talk about Titan Fall how it’s using Microsoft’s Azure to push the gaming limits, how TV “won” SXSW, Silicon Valley’s problem with young engineers not getting along with older engineers, and finally Google’s latest project Tango which helps you create a 3D world with your phone.
Episode 68! CES week! Nvidia shows off Project Shield, Kingston has a 1TB jump drive, LEGO shows the Mindstorm EV3, Ubuntu has a phone OS, and Corning shows off their latest creation. We also look at the biggest trends, and do a household roundup.
Some non-CES news: IBM’s Watson learns how to swear, the White House rejects the Death Star proposal, PaperTab shows how thin tablets could look, you have to be a vegetarian to go to Mars, you can fake your Internet coolness with CouchCachet, and HBO signs a 10 year deal with Universal, and Windows Phone 8 gives you a black screen of death.