We start off lamenting about the USMNT tie… Then we get down to tech.
Apple might be considering replacing the headphone jack with only the Thunderbolt connector, people are no longer reading, Facebook launches Slingshot at Snapchat, Snapchat tells it’s own story, Yo… well… that’s all we need to say about that, Amazon launch a new phone with a bunch of cool features (Dynamic Perspective, Mayday, Firefly, unlimited storage), Dwolla improves their sign-up process, Harley Davidson launch an electric motorcycle called LiveWire, and Google buys Dropcam.
Google makes some amazing products and this week we spend a lot of time diving into them.
We also talk about James’ new HP Slate, the latest Pew Research on social media sites in the US, Apple’s purchase of SnappyLabs, the future of Google Glass, Microsofts Windows 8 problem, Youtube going to 4K, Snapchat non-apology, and AT&T & T-Mobile’s war for users.
Instagram and Pinterest are looking for new ways to grow to help justify their huge valuations. One area they should look into are 3D dinosaur bones.
We also talk about 53’s new pencil, the Museum fur Naturkunde’s 3D bones, Qualcomm’s smart-things chip, Snapchat and Vine competing with Instagram, Valve’s Oculus Rift competiting product, Terrafugia’s new TF-X carplane, Philips smart bulbs, and the Xbox One.
Companies are spending billions of dollars in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. For example, Apple is spending billions in specialized manufacturing parts. Facebook is trying to spend billions of buy competing mobile apps.
We also talk about graphene’s super capacitor potential, Coin’s card that lets you hold 8 cards at once, Sony’s Playstation 4, Dropbox’s new business accounts, Android’s market share and the overall mobile fight, Facebook’s attempt to buy SnapChat, Apple’s massive investments in manufacturing, Automatic’s car data tracker, and MIT’s dynamic shape display called inFORM.
It’s one thing to have a great looking care. It’s another to break the machines that test how strong it is… Also, thank you to everyone for your support these last 100 episodes and thank you to David Parry and Avneet Chadha for joining us too. As a further thank you, if you re-share this post you could win some free swag from our brand new store: furlobros.com/store. Just re-share this on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and we’ll contact you if you win.
100 episodes! What a crazy ride! Thank you to everyone for your support and thank you to David Parry and Avneet Chadha for joining us too. As a further thank you, if you re-share this post you could win some free swag from our brand new store: furlobros.com/store. Just re-share this on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and we’ll contact you if you win.
For this special 100th episode we talk about Ballmer’s future retirement and the future of Microsoft, the differences between Android voice search and Apple’s Siri, the Playstation 4 release amidst competition from Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U, Tesla’s impressive Model S crash test, and Yahoo’s unique visitor count.
Thanks again everyone for a great 100 episodes! We’re excited for the next 100!
Episode 63! Google has a sense of humor, Instagram disables inline tweets while Twitter’s making photo filters, Apple wants to bring Macs to America, Mary Meeker shares the state of the web, Android take off in China, Microsoft shares Windows Phone 8 keyboard secrets, and Time Warner Cable claims there’s no demand for 1gbs Internet.
We also discuss Free-to-Play games, solar cells in a thread, Matthew’s iPhone, and his new deck of cards.