Uber is doomed because of a credibility problem. Just in the last month people are boycotting them, they’re accused of misogyny, they’re sued for stealing data, and continue losing money on each ride. It’s not a great recipe for success. It’s a good thing they’re not trying to IPO (like Snap). See below for the rest of the important news this week.
The big news this week is that Snapchat is changing their name to Snap, Inc and they’re releasing new hardware: a pare of sunglasses with a camera called Spectacles. See that story and many others below.
We round up all the coolest CES news in this episode. Despite James’ downer attitude last week, CES proves that the future is bright, smart, and automated. The show notes below contain a huge laundry list of all the different products Matthew looked into. And yes, we talk about every single one. Think of this show like CES: a whirlwind of stories that’ll be mostly forgotten in a month.
Happy post 4th of July! We enjoyed some massive fireworks up close and personal. Then we talked about tech:
Top Gun 2 is coming and it’s going to be great, Piazza Careers tells us what we already know about where people want to work, Apple Music strikes a coord with music lovers, Reddit has a secret, Google Photos needs to work on their recognition algorithm, Apple’s cars are for mapping purposes only, OnePlus was giving away Cardboard, and Swift is popular.
Jurassic World is upon us! But first, let’s tweet about it.
Google Photos puts together some strange albums, The World Video Game Hall of Fame includes some great titles, Swift is a year old, Chris Sacca believes in Twitter, The Button is done, Google will start reprint accidents, Windows is coming next month, LEGO is going to take on Minecraft, Netflix will start showing ads, Apple Watch has a heart rate problem, ThunderBolt gets a USB-C plug, TechCrunch is changing hands again, and Yahoo is killing off properties nobody cares about.
Is the Apple Watch going to change the wearables landscape? We don’t know for sure, but that doesn’t stop us from making bold proclamations. We also talk about Star Wars being released on iTunes, Daimler’s incredible results of the SuperTruck Challenge, Twitter’s better handling of the Quote Tweet, Taylor Swift and the impact of exclusives in the music industry, Chinas Great DDOS Cannon, YouTube’s future subscription plan, how to make antennas a lot smaller, BlueTooth LEGOs, all-electric Aston Martins, and Square’s email product to help brick and mortar retailers send better email.
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.
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.