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294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon showed off their new echo: Echo Show, which comes with a display to augment Alexa’s voice control. Think of it as a video conference landline, which the possible potential to be MUCH more. At $320, it isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you have the right use case, it’s a great product. The rest of the stories are below.

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293: Deleting Apps on the Apple Watch and Windows

293: Deleting Apps on the Apple Watch and Windows

Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S

This week Microsoft announced a new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S. The laptop is meant to compete with the MacBook Air and Windows 10 S only allows you to download apps from their store. Personally, I think the new hardware looks cool, and as long as the app store has the apps I want, I’d welcome the extra security. The rest of the stories are below.

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286: Parallel Learning In Video Games And The End Of AntiVirus

286: Parallel Learning In Video Games And The End Of AntiVirus

parallel learning creativity

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The new Zelda game is a great example of parallel learning that let’s you learn at your own pace, and on the things you want to learn. This is in contrast to serial learning which requires you to follow a pre-defined path. This, is mostly likely the future of adult and college education because maximizes how much you learn.

Oh yeah! Good news: you don’t need antivirus software anymore if you promise not to visit bad sites (though, Chrome won’t let you even if you wanted to), you don’t download software from CNET, and you don’t let your kids use your computer.

The rest of this week’s stories are below.

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285: Nintendo’s Titanic

285: Nintendo’s Titanic

Nintendo's Titanic

When the movie titanic first came out, it wasn’t very popular: it took a few weeks to become the sensation we know it as today. The Nintendo Wii was the same way: people needed to play Wii Sports before realizing how fun the system was. In effect, the Wii was Nintendo’s Titanic.

The Switch, on the other hand seems much more straight forward, and therefore the initial sales are much higher. Personally, I still want to buy a Switch. :)

The rest of the stories are below.

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277: The Foresight To Develop Gaming Platforms

277: The Foresight To Develop Gaming Platforms

Nintendo Switch Gaming Platform

Can you believe the iPhone was announced 10 years ago? It’s a device that changed our lives forever. It’s hard to image how something that seems so obvious today was actually risky when it was first introduced.

Speaking of introductions, Nintendo announced their next gaming platform: The Switch. It’s both a portable console and can also be played on your TV. They’re definitely no longer competing against the PS4 or Xbox. The real question remains if there’s room for Nintendo and the others.

See below for the rest of the stories.

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275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

2017

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!

There aren’t any show notes to go with this show. So sit back, get comfortable and enjoy.

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274: 2016 Postdictions

274: 2016 Postdictions

2016

This in special year-end episode we look back at what happened during the year. Specifically, we look back at our predictions for the year and grade ourselves. Honestly, it’s shocking how well we do. Below is a reference for all the events we covered from 2016. It was a busy year!

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269: Putting A Camera On Everything

269: Putting A Camera On Everything

Camera Needed for Eyes

Machines are already smart and getting smarter. One way they’re getting even smarter is by putting cameras on everything so they can easier track us. Don’t get scared! This is actually a good thing. The show notes are below with lots of examples of how companies/machines are getting smarter.

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267: An Open Letter To This Week In Tech

267: An Open Letter To This Week In Tech

an open letter

It started out as a normal tech week… and then Slack wrote an open letter to Microsoft – an unforced error. We dive deep into why it’s a mistake. Plus, we talk about a new vigilante app, Deepmind playing Starcraft, Apple’s lack of a vision, Toyota’s cool toy to turn on your car, Xiamoi’s goal of selling phones in the US, the future of voice activated devices, and VR. See below for all the show notes.

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266: A Visionary Podcast With A New Line Of Hardware

266: A Visionary Podcast With A New Line Of Hardware

visionary touch bar

Creating compelling products requires a visionary leader. Someone who can put the product line in context and provide a rationale for what was, or was not, created. Tesla and Microsoft both have visionary leaders. Apple appears to be struggling in this area.

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