Everybody’s talking about Pokemon Go, so we decided to add to the conversation this week as well. Matthew got a 3D printer (temporarily) and James didn’t get any new smart home accouterment (bummer). James and Matthew developed an app idea to get on Apple’s Planet of the Apps (it’s amazing). Tesla tried to keep their company on the road this week. Hyperloop had a dramatic week. We also talked about Tech Evangelists, Apple’s music royalty gambit and we even quickly covered a weekly VR update. Continue Reading
Sometimes you need to take crazy bets. Sometimes those bets work. Sometimes they don’t.
Matthew shares his trip to the Maker Faire and talks about the products they’re developing, Twitter lets you mute people, cheap smart phones are going to take over the world, Monster’s CEO isn’t happy about Beat’s payday, Wearhaus will make silent discos more awesome, Jawbone gets bluetooth connectivity right, Microsoft unbundles the Kinect, Google Glass suffers a loss and the head EE head’s over to Oculus Rift, Uber puts the breaks on Breeze, and Formula E charges ahead with electric race cars.
With KitKat, Android looks to win this fight, and all other fights in the mobile phone market. This is one game, nobody can afford to lose.
Specifically, we talk about Google new Glass hardware, Kumu Networks fast network, Motorola’s Project Ara with Phonebloks, Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Cisco’s battle to make H.264 the video standard, Netflix’s big screen idea, the FAA’s relaxed rules on using devices, the badBIOS, Intel’s acceptance of ARM, and using the Kinect for sign language.
Elon Musk gives Matthew a birthday present: The Hyperloop.
We also talk about Blackberry’s willingness to sell, the Microsoft and Google fight over Youtube, Apple’s iPhone 5S, Microsoft’s Windows for any surface, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and Note III, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, Title for iOS and Sony’s leaked camera.
Like most technology, the really innovate ones tend to test the bounds of your privacy. This week is no different with the revelation that the NSA is watching you thought some slick tech. Don’t be scared, we got your back.
We also talk about Bell Lab’s new camera, the WiSee wi-fi sensor, Whistle for your pet, Feedly’s latest improvements, a Rickroll on Vine, and Google Glass privacy concerns.
This week we talking about transitions! iTunes match, Dreamworks RT animation, Kinect for the blind, iOS 5.1, Star Wars, batteries, more bad RIM news, the Surface 2, DocuSign, AT&T speed, iPad 3, and FB IPO rumors.
Learn about the Kinect SDK, the Kindle’s future, Voice/Text/Data => Data Dumb Pipes, Gmail != iPhone, Twitter’s online ID, a quick Nest Thermostat update, no real news for HP, and more talk about Siri.