Did you know that Pineapple Express is a non-technical term for describing a deluge of rain? It’s usually associated with the Hawaiian Islands, hence the pineapple. Since this is CES week, we got a deluge of consumer tech.
There were a few trends this year. For example, Amazon’s Alex played a huge role in helping make devices smart. Just wait – you’ll be able to talk to everything in the future. 4K TVs are normal now and the next big battle ground is over HDR content. PCs are also making a comeback with some really interesting options. One gaming PC has 2 screens that slide out to give you 3 screens at once! Cars are also getting smarter and automated driving creeps closer to reality.
See the whole list below of the cool products from CES this year.
BTW, the picture is the tripod thing Matthew was talking about during the show.
James and I couldn’t help but get into Pokemon Go this week with everyone else while we discuss the game, the community and the companies involved. Things got serious as we discussed the death of a shooting suspect in Dallas and the drone that killed him. We talked about the worlds most famous router (more interesting than it sounds) and a $4 dollar smartphone that might start a revolution. There was a weekly VR update brought to us by the Warriors and a First-Person drone race that looks like a ton of fun. We also talked Twitter, 5G cell service, Google’s iPhone app and wrap it up with some cathartic Snapchat bashing.
We round up all the coolest CES news in this episode. Despite James’ downer attitude last week, CES proves that the future is bright, smart, and automated. The show notes below contain a huge laundry list of all the different products Matthew looked into. And yes, we talk about every single one. Think of this show like CES: a whirlwind of stories that’ll be mostly forgotten in a month.
We talk about “Hey Siri!” which is helping to usher in the future for HomeKit. We then talk about semantic satiation for naming brands. Create a shortcut of @@ to be your email. Apple deals with a PR nightmare from Bendgate and iOS 8.0.1. Apple contemplates getting rid of the Beats brand for streaming music. Cirque Du Soleil uses quadcopters to create an awesome flying lamp performance. Robinhood raised $13 million but has yet to launch. Samsung moves 500 engineers from their mobile phone division to other IoT devisions. Shellshock rocks the security world.