Week 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.
Standalone apps were all the rage at the beginning of the year. Now they’re suddenly dying. Virtual reality seems poised to be all the rage next year. Will they also experience a quick death (like the hoverboard), or will they be around for the long-haul?
An online acquaintance is a ecquaintance. Get it?
This week we talk about Nucleus Scientific and their battery disruption, Selequity’s service to make funding real estate deals easier, Facebook’s Internet.org, Nintendo’s profitability, Keurigs pouring out of customer satisfaction, Fitbit’s statement to IPO, Oculus Rift’s pressure to ship, and how Showcard is using the Blockchain to store your identity.
This week we come up with 3 amazing ideas. You’ll have to listen to the podcast hear them One comes at the very end.
We talk about the Emmy’s, using Yo, Amazon by Twitch, Google’s new Wing program, battery less iBeacons by Ifinity, Google’s purchase of ZYNC to render video, Instagrams Hyperlapse app, Square Cash 2.0, Intel’s penny sized 3G modem, Nintendo’s “new” 3DS, and using the Oculus rift with roller coasters.
- Amazon, Not Google, Bought Twitch
- Why it makes sense for Amazon to buy Twitch
- Batteryless iBeacons
- Google Acquired Zync, A CGI Rendering Tool For Their Cloud
- Hyperlapse: The New App By Instagram
- The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram
- The Stand-Along App
- Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More
- Report shows Amazon has sold no more than 35,000 Fire Phones
- Thoughts On The Emmys
- Intel Made A Tiny 3G Modem
- Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone
- Where to Trade in Your iPhone for the Most Money Back
- Remember That One Time You Had An Idea That You Knew Was A Great Idea, But Didn’t Pursue It, Then Someone Else Did? Yeah… I Remember Too
- Leap Motion Might Have Found A Use
- Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
- Nintendo Announce A New Suit Of 3DS’s
- Space Mountain? More Like Space Battle Mountain
Disruption is hard to do with physical products. This week we talk about 2 companies – ISI Technology and Mink – that are trying to do just that.
This week we talk about Alibaba’s IPO, Apple potentially buying Beats, TechCrunch Disrupt winners: Vurb, the ISI Technology Heatworks Model 1 & Mink, Greg Steinhafel stepping down from Target, Facebook inspiring Oculus investments, KickSat satellite problem, Nintendo’s horrible Wii U sales, Narendra Modi’s holographic presentations, Facebook killing Poke and Camera, and the taxis competing with Uber and Lyft.
- Target CEO Steps Down Over Data Breach
- The Facebook Effect: “VC’s Are Now Investing In [Oculus] Developers’ Projects”
- Google’s Only Real Moonshot: Get Technology Out Of The Way
- KickSat’s Clock Reset
- China’s Alibaba files for IPO that could be tech industry’s biggest ever
- The Wii U is Crushing Nintendo
- They’re Using Holograms In India
- And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Is… Vurb
- My favorite: ISI Technology Reinvents The Water Heater With The Heatworks Model 1
- Disrupting Makeup
- CNBC Confirms Apple In Talks With Beats Music
- My First 7 Questions About This Apple-Beats Deal
- Competition Forcing Traditional Cabs To Improve
- Google Maps Integrates Uber
- Facebook Poke is dead
Matthew shares his experience playing with the Oculus Rift and Sixth Sense.
We also talk about the creative/confusing business Breeze created by renting vehicles to Uber and Lyft drivers, the Heartbleed bug that the NSA may or may not have known about, Twitter’s latest attempted to become more like Facebook, Automattic’s purchase of Longreads and the quest to curate quality content, and the future of printed electronics at IDTechex.
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- Charging Your Phone in 30 Seconds
- Massive OpenSSL Bug Revealed
- XKCD explanation of Heartbleed
- NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years
- Filmmaker Renders Realistic CG on The Fly With $14K Worth of Graphics Cards
- Microsoft Ends Support For Windows XP
- Breeze rents cars to Uber and Lyft drivers. But will this become an insurance nightmare?
- Twitter’s new profiles look a lot like Facebook and that’s a good thing
- Should Twitter – or its investors – care about all the people who never tweet?
- Thin Flexible Electronics
- Automattic, Steward of WordPress.com, Snaps Up Longreads
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 your goal is to make money, look elsewhere.
James shares the product he’s been working on for HP.
We also talk about Apple’s SSL bug, Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp, Pandora’s profit problem, the next steps for Google Fiber, BBVA’s purchase of Simple, playing Zelda on the Oculus Rift, the Comcast and Netflix agreement, and the disappoint that is Microsoft Office 2013.
- HP 1200W NFC/Wireless Mobile Print Accessory
- All Music Subscription Services Are Losing Money… And There’s No Clear Roadmap to Solvency
- Official Press Release: Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp
- Zuck’s Official Announcement
- Whatsapp and $19bn
- Mobile in the ‘pre-pagerank’ phase
- The Focus On And Of WhatsApp
- Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets
- Google Plans to Expand Fiber to 34 Additional US Cities
- Banking Startup Simple Acquired For $117M, Will Continue To Operate Separately
- The Apple Bug
- Zelda VR: Only For Oculus Rift
- Netflix Deal To Send Traffic Directly With Comcast