This week we predict what we expect to happen in 2015. It’s all going to be 100% accurate.
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.
Facebook and Google want to control the media, HTML5 is complete, Apple Pay is #1 and CurrentC is struggling to stay relevant, HP announces the Multi Jet Fusion printer and Sprout, Amazon’s Fire Phone isn’t selling well, Microsoft, Fitbit and HP show off their new smart watches, Version continues to do dirty business, the iPod is dead, and check-ins at Foursquare are declining.
- Will the check-in survive? Foursquare’s controversial relaunch, by the numbers
- In an attempt to increase its influence over the media, Facebook makes publishers an offer they should refuse
- HTML 5 Is Finally Ready To Be Used!
- Why The iPod Classic Was Put Down
- How Lollipop Is Improving Security
- Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place
- Apple Pay Already #1 In Mobile Payments
- CurrentC Gets Hacked
- You Know… I Always Like Meijer
- Verizon Is Getting Into Journalism And Bringing Along Their Typical Morality And Business Ethics
- HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion technology
- HP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion
- HP’s $1,899 Sprout
- Microsoft Jumps In to The Health Tracker Game
- HP’s Not Ugly Smartwatch
- Fitbits Cool New Toys
- Thanks to the Apple Watch, 2014 is the year that Fitbit moved quickly back into the pack
- Amazon Will Continue Developing The Fire Phone
Oculus looks to Cinema for their killer app, HP kills WebOS, Swipe probably won’t change the world, Apple announces Apple Pay, new iPads, Yosemite, and a retina iMac, Matthew reviews Androids LG G and Moto 360, Google finds that kids use Voice commands, Apple kicks out Bose and Fitbit from the Apple Store, Tesla is bring the batter swap stations in December and shortly batteries will charge really fast.
- Google Finds That Kids Use Voice Commands More Than Adults
- Virtual reality and the silver screen: A match made in heaven
- Swipe And The Silicon Valley Idea Machine
- HBO Will Be Offered Unbundled In 2015
- The Nexus Player Is Googles Real Answer To The Apple TV
- Google Announced The $649 Nexus 6
- Tesla Will Unveil First Battery Swap Stations In December
- Quick Charge Batteries
- Apple Plans To Remove Fitbit From Apple Stores
- Apple Is Removing Bose Products From Retail Stores
- It’s Finally Over: HP Will Shut Down WebOS Jan 15, 2015
- Apple Watch SDK To Come In November
- Apple Pay Comes On Monday
- We Called It: 5k iMac
- A Cornucopia of Choice: the 64 Different iPad Options
- OS X Yosemite Is Live
James gets a Nest Thermostat and Protect, Matthew gets an LG G3 and Moto 360, Mr. Rogers is the man, HP is officially not better together, GT Advanced files for bankruptcy, the NFL bans Beats from the cameras, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella doesn’t think women need a raise, Samsung is declining in revenue, Squarespace makes a pretty cool update, Airbnb is now legal in San Francisco, Lego gets called out by Greenpeace for their partnership of Shell, Jonny Ives talks about the Apple Watch, and Tesla releases a new car.
- NFL Bans Beats Headphones On Camera
- May the strong survive: Why spin-offs are the new go-to play for struggling Wall St. boards
- GT Advanced Files For Chapter 11
- Investors Are Stunned
- CEO Sold $160,000 Worth Of Stock The Day Before The iPhone 6 Event
- Apple Withheld Final $125 million Payment For Failure To Meet Objectives
- Apple Says They Were Surprised Too
- GT Won’t Give Details Because Of A Confidentiality Agreement With Apple
- GT Advanced Is Blaming Apple Specifically For Being Too Burdensome To Continue Operations
- Where does Apple Go From Here
- Samsung Sees Largest Fall In Quarterly Profits Since 2009
- This Is The New Squarespace
- San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb
- The End Of The “.com” Tyranny
- Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap
- Crude spoof worked: Lego ends 50-year deal with Shell after Greenpeace video
- Musk Unveils His New Model D Teslas
- Jonny Ives Just Quoted Matthew
- Beats And Bose Settle Noise Cancellation Patent Dispute
- …Hours After Rumors Leak Of Apple Will Be Removing Bose From Apple Stores. Coincidence?
This week we talk about a bunch of things!
Cory Arcangel wrote a book about people tweeting about writing a book, Matthew bought a Philips Hue, the Vocca Light Switch is voice activated, Best Buy is seeing falling iPad sales but doing well overall, Samsung won’t be launching Tizen anytime soon, Zillow bought Trulia, the USB may not be safe anymore, HP unveils a pretty watch designed by Michael Bastian, Amazon need a 10th man for the Fire Phone, the NFL will start tracking players in real time with FRID, EA and Xbox team up to bring you older titles while Sony launch PlayStation Now to stream old games, Nintendo continues to lose money, HelloWorld gives you a way to share your location with friends, and the House of Lords in Europe agree than the right to be forgotten rule should be forgotten.
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- Advocating Against The Fire Phone
- Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Phone Indefinitely
- Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock
- App Rot
- For $30 a year, EA Will Give You Access To A Bunch Of Last Years Games Today
- Here’s a book about people tweeting about writing their novels
- Right To Be Forgotten Rule Is Wrong
- Nintendo Post Loss Despite Wii Sales Tripling
- The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper
- Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are “Crashing,” Hope for PCs
- Is the iPad doomed?
- The Fundamental Break Of USB Security
- The NFL will track players with RFID for better stats in real time
- HP’s Fashionable Smart Watch
- PlayStation Now is a glimpse at the future of gaming — for a price
- Meet HelloWorld, An Easier Way To Share Your Location With Friends
In the search for viral content, we find viral technology.
Despite Matthew’s travel schedule, we talk about all sorts of things. The Word Cup, Tangled EarBuds, Set Godin’s thoughts on creating problems, Tesla’s crazy idea to open up, The Onions new ClickHole, The Internet of Things, HP’s The Machine, and Microsoft’s smart watch.
- I used Microsoft’s Surface watch
- Tesla Wins Back Right To Sell In NJ
- Tesla Will Open Up Super Charge Stations Patents, So Competitors Can Recharge Too
- Tesla Open Sources Their Patents
- China Is Leading With The Internet Of Things
- HP’s Machine
- Are you solving a problem or creating a problem?
- It’s getting harder to tell what’s satire these days, and The Onion’s new site Clickhole isn’t helping
- 7 Photos Of Harrison Ford’s Ankle In Its Prime
- 5 Iconic Movie Scenes That Were Actually Fake
- France training rocked by spying claims
- The Reason You Headphones Tangle
- I Was Promised Flying Cars
That’s the mantra of all the companies we talk about in this next part of the podcast.
The future is virtually a reality, unless you’re in the microwave business.
We also talk about the new blog FiveThirtyFive, the 5 Second Rule, Cosmic inflation, the Secret iPhone app, Google’s new Android Wear, Google Drive storage, Apple bring iTunes to Android, Uber & Lyft fighting against taxies in Seattle, HP’s 3D printer, and NASA’s use of Tango.
- The Five-Second Rule Is Now Supported by Actual Scientific Evidence
- Google Drive Prices Are really Aggressive
- Taxi’s Don’t Have To Compete In Seattle
- Cosmic Inflation
- Android Wear And The Smart watch
- The Moto 360 is the first of the Android Wears
- Pebble Is About To Get Caught Between An Anvil And A Hammer
- I’m glad I didn’t buy an XBOX One, Because Sony Just Announced Project Morpheus
- The Cortex Does Augment Reality The Way I Want It To
- Oculus Rift Launches Dev Kit 2
- The Slow Death Of The Microwave
- HP to get into 3D printing in June
- Apple In Early Negotiations With Record Labels To Bring iTunes To Android
- NASA Is Going To Strap A Project Tango Phone To Space Droids
What’s the point of having your own podcast if you can’t talk about the awesome products you get to work on?