To kick off 2017 we spend over 3 hours talking about our predictions for the year. We cover the big guys: Apple (big expectations for the 10th anniversary of iPhone) Alphabet (AI. AI. AI.), Facebook (VR & M), Microsoft (keep kicking butt and taking names) and Amazon (Echo refresh, something crazy and new). Then we move into the smaller companies like Uber, Twitter, HPI, Tesla, Space X, and Snapchat. We then talk about broader topics like gaming, AI, IoT, AR/VR, and autonomous vehicles. It’s a jam packed show!
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This week’s podcast is mostly about follow up stories. SpaceX re-launches another rocket, Apple’s Macs are still old, Instagram will probably kill Snapchat, & smart locks aren’t very secure. Then there’s the new stuff: Tim Berners-Lee’s plan to take your data back, Facebook v AdBlock, LG’s awesome headphone jack, Amazon’s 1-click video purchases, and Sweden’s mechanized pot holes. All the links and details are below.
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.
Google playing with photos (see image above), E3 where Microsoft and Sony show off all sorts of cool goodies, the future of virtual reality from Oculus, Valve & Starbreeze, Nintendo level maker and MarI/O, the death of the Mac, the possibilities of WebAssembly, Apple Music and TSwift, and finally Uber’s employees of the California Labor Commission.
Sudden breakthroughs are the results on small regular actions over time which slowly compound into something amazing. Save $10 per day and you’ll be able to retire a millionaire 40 years later. Start with a phone, improve upon it slowly every day and you’ll have breakthrough smart phones. That’s what we talk about today – the result of those simple actions compounded over time.
Today’s focus is on Google glass and bone vibration, Zillow’s home improvement app, Dell going private, Mailbox for iPhone, iWatch for Apple, Vine for adults, House of Cards on Netflix, EA’s Origin coming to Mac, and Apple’s iPhone India sales.