This week we spend time diving into Google’s hardware announcements. Their phones look interesting and the Pixel tablet is particularly interesting (if you can handle the price). Overall Google continues to make solid improvements to their hardware offerings. Check below for all the stories we cover in this episode.
Rumors are that there is a secret space program that is at least 50 years ahead of NASA. Totally true.
Matthew shows off his new Philips Hue light, Apple sets the date to announce the iPhone 6, AOL sues an employee of selling them services they didn’t need for want, NASA is going to Mars using the EmDrive or Cannae Drive, Xiaomi is outselling Samsung in China, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft anymore for Android, Variety discovers that Youtube stars have more influence than Hollywood stars, Windows 8 is selling slower than Vista, BlackBerry is no longer cratering, and Foursquare is the new personalized Yelp.
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- Windows 8 Uptake Slower Than Vista
- BlackBerry Stops Retracting And Begins Modest Growth
- Xiaomi Overtakes Samsung In China
- Windows is Cheaper Than Android For Samsung
- iPhone 6 will be announced September 9th
- Smart Buildings And The New Breed Of Cyber Attack
- Foursquare 8.0 review: the ultimate food-finder
- Today in irony: AOL sues former employee for billing them for bad services they didn’t want, need
- Coming of age: YouTube stars now rate higher than Hollywood celebs among teen influence
- 10 Questions About Nasa’s ‘Impossible’ Space Drive
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Amazon uses drones for PR only, Yahoo shares their top search results, Apply buys Topsy, LG shows off the G Flex, Apple inks a deal to sell subsidized iPhones with China Mobile, Apple also reveals that iBeacons is already in every phone, SmartCharge is a light with a battery, VASIMR makes plasma rockets cheaper to run, Homejoy gets $34 million to clean your home, Offline tries another iPad magazine business model, Medium updates to also become more magazine like, and the PS4 outsells both the Xbox and Wii U.
- Apple bought Topsy. No one’s sure why.
- What did Apple Buy with Topsy
- Apple’s 2013 Acquisitions to date
- VASIMR and the 39 day mission to Mars… And Back
- The Amazon Drones: Brilliant PR
- Yahoo’s Year In Review Includes Top Searches For 2013 & First Ever Posting Of Top Tumblr Trends
- LG G Flex Hands-On: First Self-Healing, Flexible Smartphone
- PS 4 outselling xBox One 2:1
- PS 4 Killing xBox One in UK
- SmartCharge Wants You Not To Notice Power Outages
- China Mobile will offer iPhone 5S at the end of December
- Offline, A New Kind Of iOS Publication, Blends Text, Audio And Writer Empowerment
- Publishing Platform Medium Keeps Iterating With New Photo, Layout Tools And Collection Controls
- Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning
- iBeacons. Classic Apple
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Mars One is accepting applications now, IBM makes a movies out of atoms, we discuss superhero traits, Netflix combats piracy, AwesomenessTV gets bought by Dreamworks, LinkedIn enables engaging resumes, Google Glass haters are gonna gate, Dots for iOS looks amazing, and Facebook is doing OK.
- Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars
- What the future will undoubtedly look like
- A Boy and His Atom
- Every market Netflix expands into, piracy decreases
- Dots, The Most Beautiful Mobile Game I’ve Ever Seen
- LinkedIn turns online resumes into professional portfolios
- Facebook lost 10m US users in the last year
- Is pretty good really good enough for Facebook?
- 2,000 titles expired from Netflix’s library. No intention on renewing the contract
- DreamWorks Paying $33 Million, and Maybe Much More, for AwesomenessTV
- The Verdict Is In: Nobody Likes Google Glass
- Superhero or Supervillain?
Episode 68! CES week! Nvidia shows off Project Shield, Kingston has a 1TB jump drive, LEGO shows the Mindstorm EV3, Ubuntu has a phone OS, and Corning shows off their latest creation. We also look at the biggest trends, and do a household roundup.
Some non-CES news: IBM’s Watson learns how to swear, the White House rejects the Death Star proposal, PaperTab shows how thin tablets could look, you have to be a vegetarian to go to Mars, you can fake your Internet coolness with CouchCachet, and HBO signs a 10 year deal with Universal, and Windows Phone 8 gives you a black screen of death.
- Nvidia’s Project shield
- A 1TB jumpdrive
- HBO signs 10 year deal with Universal to keep content off Netflix
- LEGO Mindstorm EV3
- A truly open platform: Ubuntu Phone OS
- Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars
- Fake your way to Internet coolness with CouchCachet, the social media hack for lazy bums
- 4K at CES 2013: the dream gets real
- IBM’s Watson learned the entire Urban Dictionary. They then had to give it a filter
- Windows phone 8 black screen of death
- Apple’s rumored twice a year refresh
- White House rejects Death Star, promotes tech education
- Corning’s Gorilla Glass
- Five most disruptive technologies from CES 2013
- CES household roundup
- Biggest trends in CES 2013
Episode 58! Matthew reviews the Kindle Paperwhite, Google announces the Nexus 4 and 10 along with 700,000 apps, Ethiopian kids teach themselves to read, Scott Forstall exists Apple while Johnny Ive takes over, Matthew reviews the iPad Mini, Elon Musk shoots for Mars, and Disney buys Lucasfilm.
- Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes
- The Nexus 4 is faster than the iPhone 5! Unless you’re using it for real world applications…
- The Nexus 4 is a warning: If you’re going Android, you’re following the carriers’ rules
- Google now has as many apps in their store as Apple
- Given a tablet and no teachers, Ethiopian children teach themselves to read
- Scott Forstall exits Apple over iOS Maps
- Johnny Ives takes over all design at Apple. It’s almost certainly the end of skeuomorphism at Apple, is that going to be a problem?
- Bob Mansfield Retired in July, then un-retired in August. Now we know exactly why
- New Apple Commercial, it’s simple, and pretty cool
- Disney buys Lucasfilm, plans to release ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ in 2015
- iPad Mini reviews: The Verge, CNET, Daring Fireball, TechCrunch
- Jobs is making money off of Google
- Elon Musk wants to go to Mars – Officially making him my favorite tech CEO/Entrepreneur
Episode 45 is a great one this week! The Daily lays off 70 people, Windows 8 Metro kinda gets a new name, NBC sets a new Olympic streaming record. We also talk about making apps irreducible, how Facebook can make more money, Facebook’s bot problem, iPhone secrets, and the future of social gaming. We also mention Twitter’s new $ tag, using a 3D printer to make a gun, the new new Digg, the Protean Echo Ubercard, Wahooly’s new CapLinked partnership, and the curious Mars Landing.
- Twitter Launches Clickable Stock Symbols, StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon Says “Hey, We Already Do That!”
- The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff
- The Future of 3D Printing
- How Facebook Could Save Its Shattered Share Price
- The Protean Echo Reduces All Of Your Credit Cards To One Ubercard
- Wahooly Just Got a Little More Secure with CapLinked Partnership
- Facebook’s bot problem
- Windows 8 won’t be Metro Style
- Project Mayhem and the iPhone
- NBC Releases Olympics Streaming Numbers
- Zyngapocalypse Now (And What Comes Next?)
- Mars Lander To Touch Down