That’s right: full team coverage: all our resources were devoted to covering Apple and their WWDC this week. They released new hardware: Macs, iPads, and a HomePod. They also made updates to watchOS, macOS and iOS, with improvements to Siri, AR and machine learning. We had a ton of notes below digging into each of the different parts below.
In the book Made To Stick, it talks about to get people to quickly understand and idea. One really easy way is to take something they already know and then tell them how it’s different. Thus the formula “It’s the [existing company] of [new market]” was born.
We’re trying something crazy this week and experimenting with a shorter show format. There are a couple new Easter Eggs of wisdom, but it’s pretty much the same show, but done a whole laster faster. Let us know what you think!
Disney is really ramping up the number of Star Wars movies, the Bolt is a cool electric bike, HP is taking a week off and losing Bill Veghte to SurveyMonkey, Apple Watch is doomed, Waze is semi-taking on Uber, Microsoft is making progress with the HoloLens, the BBC is making a micro:bit for kids, Tinder has verified users, Ben Huh is stepping down from I Can Has Cheeseburger?, Reddit has a new CEO that the community likes, Google and Blackberry are suiting up together, and Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata passes away.
The concept of Big Brother is becoming a great possibility. However, instead of using computers to watch people, they’re just replacing them. Here’s what we talk about this week:
Thalmic Labs wants to turn your arms into controllers with the Myo, Tesla names the Model 3, IBM and Apple shake up the Monopoly board with an partnership, Microsoft announces layoffs where most are coming from Nokia, Foxconn is making Foxbots to replace humans, Nike invents the Vapor 360 Fielding Glove that doesn’t need to be broken in, the iPhone 5S is outselling Samsung’s Galaxy S5, PolicyGenius tries to take the headache out of finding insurance, and Amazon releases Kindle Unlimited.
This week we take a look back at 2013 tech trends.
We also talk about McLaren’s windshield force field, Console prices of Atari, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Sega, the latency of Oculus Rift, Walt Mossberg’s look back at tech, Nielsen’s top websites, Google’s Zeitgeist, IBM’s 5 trends in 5 years, Cornell’s 3D printer, adding context to messages, Facebook becoming like Yahoo, Apple’s misunderstood commercial, Robinhood’s free stock trading app, Blackberry’s bad quarter, and Apple’s new Mac Pro.