This week we talk a lot about Google. Make sure you check below for the link to their new logo (hint: it’s not this logo).
Mission Impossible came out this week. Go watch Tom Cruz do his own stunts.
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In the meantime, is iTunes poorly designed (we’re still not sure)?, Zazzle is slowly growing and turning into a huge company, Intel & Micron invent a new memory called 3D Xpoint, OnePlus unveils the OnePlus 2, Motorola unveils the Moto X and Moto G, Microsoft releases Windows 10, Google starts killing Google+ but will revive Glass, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk think militarized AI is a bad idea, Facebook plans to do the same bait and switch with Messenger/WhatsApp that they did with Pages, and Snapchat is selling a beach towel just because.
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.
- Apple’s Mobile Payment, iCloud and Nude Photos
- Apple Released A Statement Claiming That iCloud Wasn’t Systematically Breached, But Social Hacking Appears To Be The Root
- The Police Tool That Lets You Steal An Entire iPhone Backup
- How easy is it to crack into an Apple iCloud account? We tried to find out
- Apple Won’t Fight HIPAA, Your App Can’t Store Health Info on the iCloud
- Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot
- Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter
- Microsoft adds monthly in-app subscription option to Office for iPad
- Sony’s wild new cameras for your smartphone offer big zoom and lens flexibility
- Microsoft Will Give You A Free Game If You’ll Buy An XBOX One, Pretty Please And Thank You
- Slingshot Is Dumb
- Lego Is Now The World’s Biggest Toy Manufacture
- Tesla’s Gigafactory Will Be Built In Nevada
- The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back
- Moto 360 review
- Moto Hint is a Bluetooth earbud that you can use to control your smartphone
Sometimes you need to take crazy bets. Sometimes those bets work. Sometimes they don’t.
Matthew shares his trip to the Maker Faire and talks about the products they’re developing, Twitter lets you mute people, cheap smart phones are going to take over the world, Monster’s CEO isn’t happy about Beat’s payday, Wearhaus will make silent discos more awesome, Jawbone gets bluetooth connectivity right, Microsoft unbundles the Kinect, Google Glass suffers a loss and the head EE head’s over to Oculus Rift, Uber puts the breaks on Breeze, and Formula E charges ahead with electric race cars.
- Why Twitter’s Newest Tweetstorm Trend Must Be Stopped
- Another way to edit your Twitter experience: with mute
- Monster CEO Disappointed Over Beats Acquisitions
- The Silent Disco
- Jawbone Updates Jambox Mini With Some Cool new Features
- Microsoft Dis-Kinects
- Lead Google Glass EE Defects to Oculus VR
- And Google Replaced Him With Ivy Ross
- Uber deactivates drivers who rent their cars from Breeze, continues to push its own rival financing plan
- Formula E Cars Are Read To Go
- Don’t Diss Cheap Smartphones. They’re About to Change Everything
- Google’s Self Driving Cars Are Anything But Simple
- Apple And Google Put an End to Their Patent Battle
- Apple Must Be Furious With Xiaomi
Let’s see, once you’ve owned something for 5 seconds, it’s out of date. Yep. That feels about right.
The future is virtually a reality, unless you’re in the microwave business.
We also talk about the new blog FiveThirtyFive, the 5 Second Rule, Cosmic inflation, the Secret iPhone app, Google’s new Android Wear, Google Drive storage, Apple bring iTunes to Android, Uber & Lyft fighting against taxies in Seattle, HP’s 3D printer, and NASA’s use of Tango.
- The Five-Second Rule Is Now Supported by Actual Scientific Evidence
- Google Drive Prices Are really Aggressive
- Taxi’s Don’t Have To Compete In Seattle
- Cosmic Inflation
- Android Wear And The Smart watch
- The Moto 360 is the first of the Android Wears
- Pebble Is About To Get Caught Between An Anvil And A Hammer
- I’m glad I didn’t buy an XBOX One, Because Sony Just Announced Project Morpheus
- The Cortex Does Augment Reality The Way I Want It To
- Oculus Rift Launches Dev Kit 2
- The Slow Death Of The Microwave
- HP to get into 3D printing in June
- Apple In Early Negotiations With Record Labels To Bring iTunes To Android
- NASA Is Going To Strap A Project Tango Phone To Space Droids
If done right, it might actually replace their current app, which would be a good thing.
In the Superbowl of tech, Google punts on Motorola and Facebook goes for with their Paper iOS app.
We also talk about EVE Online’s massive battle, Naoki Hiroshima’s woes with his @N Twitter name, LEGOs Chrome experiment, Blackberry’s shutout and Pebble’s new store.
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- Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M
- LEOGs in Chrome
- Lenovo nears $3 billion deal to buy Google’s Motorola unit
- Larry Page Official Post: Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility
- Nest is the Motorola replacement
- Why Google Was Smart to Sell Motorola For Just $3 Billion
- How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username
- PayPal denies providing payment information to hacker who hijacked $50,000 Twitter username
- GoDaddy accepts partial responsibility in social engineering attack of @N’s customer account
- Why Hasn’t Twitter Just Given @N His Name Back?
- There Was A $200,000 Dollar War Today
- Facebook Paper
- Facebook heard you like newspapers, so it decided to make a newspaper app out of your Facebook
- With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water
- Yahoo’s sleek News Digest app swims against the stream
- On BB 10’s First Anniversary, BlackBerry’s US Market Share Hits 0%
- Pebble Will Get it’s App Store for iOS
With KitKat, Android looks to win this fight, and all other fights in the mobile phone market. This is one game, nobody can afford to lose.
Specifically, we talk about Google new Glass hardware, Kumu Networks fast network, Motorola’s Project Ara with Phonebloks, Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Cisco’s battle to make H.264 the video standard, Netflix’s big screen idea, the FAA’s relaxed rules on using devices, the badBIOS, Intel’s acceptance of ARM, and using the Kinect for sign language.
- Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones
- Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters<
- Google shows off [UGLIER] second gen Google Glass w/ mono earbud coming later this year
- Google adds location sharing, animated GIFs to Hangouts, integrates SMS
- Doubling mobile Bandwidth: Another reason for me to study noise canceling headphones
- Mozilla will add H.264 to Firefox as Cisco makes the codec open source
- Intel to start manufacturing ARM chips
- Android for all and the new Nexus 5
- Nexus 5 launches
- All the New Stuff in Android 4.4 KitKat
- Android 4.4 KitKat and Google’s quest to take over the world
- Google Play Services: How Google has defragmented Android
- New FAA Guidelines Permit More Device Use, All The Way From Take-Off To Landing
- JetBlue and Delta Now Let Passengers Use Gadgets During Takeoff and Landing
- The Kinect is bring a voice to the voiceless
The Book, The Millionaire Next Door, shares stories of successful parents who attained their level of success DESPITE hardship. They don’t want their kids to experience hardship like they did, and so parents help their kids out to fulfill their dream via money/housing/affirmations. Unfortunately, those kids never experience success because of the crazy plot twist: their parents attained success BECAUSE of hardship, not DESPITE hardship. We see this same effect in tech companies today: Google is “helping” Motorola to create a solid business by providing money/affirmations. Unfortunately, just like Microsoft’s online division, the opposite appears to be happening.
Here’s what else we talked about:
Apple will be covering some new iPads on Tuesday, Sono invents noise canceling windows, Premise Data Corp improves government data, Moore’s Law was broken, Apple hires Angela Ahrendts to lead their retails stores, Motorola continues to cost Google Billions, Greenbox is the Nest of gardens, Alion Energy uses robotics to clean solar panels, Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, and Mike Hopkins of Fox is the new CEO of Hulu.
- Robot’s that clean and install solar cells can bring the cost of power inline with Natural Gas
- Google-backed startup seeks clearer economic signals through better, faster, stronger data
- Breaking Moores Law
- Google Fiber Now Explicitly permits home Servers
- IoT Startup Greenbox Aims To Become Nest For The Garden
- Apple Announces October 22 Event: “We Still Have a Lot to Cover”
- Apple’s new hire, a perfect match for the Apple Stores
- RJ Pittman leaves Apple after Apple store coup
- Windows 8.1 goes live
- Hulu officially announces its new CEO, former Fox exec Mike Hopkins
- Motorola is burning cash, and the only solution to stop it might be the undoing of an entire platform
- Motorola is Google’s Surface
- Android closes the monetization gap
- Google “Accidentally” confirms Nexus 5
- Noise Canceling Windows