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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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262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

Mars star chart

In talking about who the first people to visit Mars should be, Elon Musk suggests that it should be people who are willing to die. So… BlackBerry, Meerkat & GoPro are already on their death beds, so it makes them perfect candidates to go to Mars. Each of our story’s are below.

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260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

Image: boredpanda.com

In this week’s podcast we talk about HPI’s purchase of Samsung’s printer business, Alphabet’s natural speech and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exploding phones. We also get into a bunch of other stories that you can check out below. Enjoy!

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247: Playing On New Operating Systems

247: Playing On New Operating Systems

Rebooting iOS Operating Systems

This week we dive deep into Apple’s WWDC where they release updates for their four operating systems. At the same time, E3 took place and we review a bunch of the new games announced. Oh yeah, and Microsoft bought LinkedIn.

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246: The Reality of Breaking Moore’s Law, The Truth Will Shock You

246: The Reality of Breaking Moore’s Law, The Truth Will Shock You

Moore's Law on Nest

There appears to be no Moor’s Law with the Internet of things. As a result, this will impede the development of home devices like the Nest. This begs the question: is Next fundamentally in trouble, or was Tony Fadell the problem?

We also talk about flying cars, rockets, phones, VR, E3 and WWDC in the episode. Check out all the show notes and links below.

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245: Elon Musk Plays Basketball, His Tech Trends Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

245: Elon Musk Plays Basketball, His Tech Trends Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Basketball

We try every week to bring basketball into the discussion, and this week Wired helps us (despite their AdBlocker policy) with a look a the latest tech trends in the NBA. It was also the week of the Code Conference with plenty of interviews to talk about… Mostly Elon Musk’s philosophical thoughts. See all the show notes below.

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244: Foxconn Replaces Workers With APIs, You Won’t Believe Who Gets Sued

244: Foxconn Replaces Workers With APIs, You Won’t Believe Who Gets Sued

Java APIs

In this week’s show we wade deep into the Corporate Opera waters with Peter Thiel and Gwaker. Then we emerge to talk about Pebble’s new products, automation, and Google’s fair use win of Java’s APIs. We round out the show with Microsoft decision to shut down their phone operations, and new VR roller-coaster (which looks awesome), Yahoo’s slow death, what3words new mapping idea, and color ePaper displays. Check out all the links to the articles below.

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242: Discussing The 50 Best Gadgets On Slack, You Won’t Believe What Doesn’t End Up On Facebook.

242: Discussing The 50 Best Gadgets On Slack, You Won’t Believe What Doesn’t End Up On Facebook.

iPhone considered #1 of 50 best gadgets

We kick of this week’s podcast with the 50 best gadgets on the last 100 years. Then we jump deep into Apple, Facebook/Instagram, Snapchat, Viv, and much more. Check out all the notes below for the details and links.

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236: We Visit A Dangerous American Site, Our Experience Will Make You Glow

236: We Visit A Dangerous American Site, Our Experience Will Make You Glow

We Visit A Dangerous American Site, Our Experience Will Make You GlowWeek three without James, we’re almost through this people. Helping me hold down the fort this week is Brian Nelson in Los Alamos New Mexico. In this explosive episode, we heat things up while talking about our visit to the Trinity Bomb test site. Microsoft made some really exciting announcements and Tesla took an amazing amount of preorders. We give you the best (and worst) April Fools pranks on the internet, we explain how you’ll end up with a smart fridge and blow your mind with some expert Super Mario World play. We Finally wrap it up with some dating advice.

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