We’re in the second week without James and nothing seems to be on fire yet, so that’s good news. Things don’t seem to be going as smoothly for Microsofts AI, though. Join Alex Grivette and I as we talk about Apple’s big announcement this week, the collapse of Pebble and the struggles of Nintendo. We also take a look at the soon delivering Oculus, the shake up at Tinder and the success of Spotify. Finally we round out the with the future of smart TVs and the imminent financial collapse of the Silicon Valley.
So… It turns out that this week was full of Apple news. We swiftly run through they Unifying Theory of products, and then get into specific thoughts on products. Matthew is particularly excited about Swift, and I don’t blame him.
Also listen for Adobe’s product name change and PlayStation’s moves to bring back some classic games. Check out the show notes below.
What an action packed week for tech! Matthew gets his new iPhone, VW gets in trouble with the EPA, Smule sues some former employees, Oculus held their developer conference, Pebble came out with a new watch, Microsoft released Office 2016, and Apple’s App store got hacked. Check below for all the details and links.
This week we talk a lot about Google. Make sure you check below for the link to their new logo (hint: it’s not this logo).
This week we talk about competitions happening in the tech space. For example, Twitter takes on group messaging, Snapchat takes on the media, Tumblr takes on simple design and Microsoft takes on Gmail through the iPhone.
- The Nexus 6 Should Have Had A Fingerprint Scanner
- How Google Is Leveraging Youtube To Force Music Key To Be A Success
- NFL Video Highlights — And More — Come to YouTube and Google
- Now on Twitter: group Direct Messages and mobile video camera
- Twitter tries to up its game with group messages and native video
- Snapchat Launches Discover
- Snapchat does what Facebook couldn’t: Get publishers to trust it with their content
- Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone
- DJI Firmware Now Prevents Drones From Going Into No-Fly Zones
- TI Announces Ti-84 Plus CE
- A Graphics Demo Using The Unreal 4 Engine
- Why Apple Is Continually Underestimated
- Apple, The Oil Company?
- Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More
- Microsoft Is Investing in Cyanogen Mod
- MileIQ raises $11M to take the pain out of mileage tracking and put more cash in users’ pockets
- The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft
This week we predict what we expect to happen in 2015. It’s all going to be 100% accurate.
James is still enjoying his TOTALLY FLAT iPhone.
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.
- Apple TV Got A HomeKit Update, It’s Ready To Be The Hub
- Apple’s Beats Music Brand May Go Away. Apple’s Beats Music Service Is Sticking Around.
- Cirque Du Soleil Using Quadcopters
- Microsoft’s Big Cube
- What’s In A Name: “Semantic satiation” and the art of choosing a perfect company name
- Enter Your Email Address Quickly on Your Phone with the @@ Shortcut
- Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App
- Apple’s PR Problems
- The PR Team Starts To Fight Back: Bent iPhone Complaints, Less Than 10
- I Once Broke a Phone in Half With My Bare Hands
- iOS 8.0.1 breaks your iPhone 6
- Bug Testers Get Their iPhone 6 At The Same Time You Do
- Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6
- Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed
- Samsung Moves 500 Engineers From Mobile Phones To Other IoT Divisions
- The Bash ‘Shellshock’ Bug
- Why It Matters Beyond The Normal “Bugs”
Samantha would probably use iCloud to store her data.
James talks about the movie Her, Lego is now the largest toy manufacturer, Apple will be coming out with new iPhones and a new iWatch – we give our predictions, iCloud still isn’t secure, Home Depot has credit card issues, Motorola released the Moto X, Moto 260 & Moto Hint, Microsoft is getting desperate with the Xbox One, Sony unveiled some new smart camera lenses, Slingshot isn’t cool anymore, and Tesla is building their battery factory in Nevada.
- Apple’s Mobile Payment, iCloud and Nude Photos
- Apple Released A Statement Claiming That iCloud Wasn’t Systematically Breached, But Social Hacking Appears To Be The Root
- The Police Tool That Lets You Steal An Entire iPhone Backup
- How easy is it to crack into an Apple iCloud account? We tried to find out
- Apple Won’t Fight HIPAA, Your App Can’t Store Health Info on the iCloud
- Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot
- Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter
- Microsoft adds monthly in-app subscription option to Office for iPad
- Sony’s wild new cameras for your smartphone offer big zoom and lens flexibility
- Microsoft Will Give You A Free Game If You’ll Buy An XBOX One, Pretty Please And Thank You
- Slingshot Is Dumb
- Lego Is Now The World’s Biggest Toy Manufacture
- Tesla’s Gigafactory Will Be Built In Nevada
- The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back
- Moto 360 review
- Moto Hint is a Bluetooth earbud that you can use to control your smartphone
Happy birthday Matthew! Congrats on getting just a little bit older!
We kick off this week talking about Spiral’s location-based status updates, how the NSA killed Syria’s internet, Yo, Amazon’s competing Square card swiper, Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha that looks very similar to Apple’s iPhone, females getting into computer science, turning off your read receipts, the FAA killing AirPooler, and Elio Motors cheap and efficient 3-wheel vehicles.
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- Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore
- The iPhone Look-alike Competition Heats Up
- Amazon Launches Square Competitor
- Square Responds By Saying “Everything’s fine!”
- School Finds Way To Get More Chicks In Comp Sci
- Spiral Hopes To Nail Location-Based Communities
- A Plea To Turn Off Your Read Receipts
- When The NSA Wipes Out A Countries Internet
- Top 10 Myths About Square
- The FAA Banned Carpooling in Planes
- Three-wheeled car gets 84 mpg, costs $6,800
Marketing is a fantastic study if you’re interested in psychology. This week we dive into that with a deep look into some marketing.
Samsung and Apple both released new commercials, Xiaomi releases the Mi Band to track your fitness, Microsoft announces that Windows will be merging into one unified software, Amazon releases the Fire Phone, Facebook enables us to save posts for later, Bose sues Beats, and Hello kickstarts Sense to help track your sleep patterns.
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Why Smartphones Get Bigger
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Samsung Advertises Apple’s Larger Screen iPhone
Apples MacBook Air Commercial Doesn’t Even Show The Screen
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
Microsoft Will Unify It’s Big 3 Operating Systems
Microsoft Is Already Giving Windows 8 The Vista Treatment
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you’re better off waiting for the sequel
Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours
Bose Is Suing Apple Over Beat’s Noise Canceling Tech