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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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284: The Problem With Owning A Camera Company

284: The Problem With Owning A Camera Company

Snap is a Camera Company

Snap become a publicly traded camera company this week. It’s the largest IPO since Facebook and is based purely on expectations of future growth and advertisements. Matthew and I don’t totally get why they insist on calling themselves a camera company, but I guess that’s because we’re not cool.

A ton of other cool things happened this week as well. See below for the whole list.

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280: The Ephemeral Snapchat IPO

280: The Ephemeral Snapchat IPO

The Ephemeral Snapchat IPO

Oh Snap! That ephemeral photo sharing company is going to IPO in March! That’s right, Snapchat (or Snap, or those really cool) shared more of their details this week. To be honest, not all the numbers look great. For example, after Facebook copied their Stories product, Snapchat’s growth stalled almost immediately. For a company that’s still losing money, that’s not great. That story and more 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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271: #LiveAuthentic

271: #LiveAuthentic

#liveauthentic photo

We start off the show with a story about a guy who decides to become an Instagram Influencer (#LiveAuthentic). It’s interesting to see what it actually takes. We also talk about self-driving cars acquisitions, coveted NES games, memory cards, internet duct tape, The Machine, measure power consumption and more. Show notes are below.

 

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265: Switch to Self Driving Mode

265: Switch to Self Driving Mode

Nintendo Switch

James got to try out Sony’s new VR with Matthew in this live recording! We also talk a lot about automated driving and Nintendo’s new console called The Switch. All the notes are below.

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259: Apple Doesn’t Want You To Hear This

259: Apple Doesn’t Want You To Hear This

Apple Logo

This week’s podcast is mostly focused on Apple’s announcement. We fully deconstruct the iPhone’s headphone jack and the new direction of the Apple Watch. We also talk about Intel’s latest purchase and Sony’s new console. See below for all the notes.

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257: Tim Cook Still Plays His Wii

257: Tim Cook Still Plays His Wii

Tim Cook's Nintendo Wii

This week, like every week, we talk about the continuing corporate of tech companies. We talk about power companies, Facebook’s data, how well Tim Cook is running Apple, Nintendo’s head in their sand over the Wii, spreadsheets, VR stuff (of course), and the amount of money Uber is losing. Check out all the notes below for the links.

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240: Everything Annoying About The Stock Market

240: Everything Annoying About The Stock Market

Annoying Stocks

It’s stock market week and we have a ton of updates. Reminder: The stock market can be annoying because it doesn’t perfectly correlate with company value. See all the notes below.

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