This week’s podcast is mostly about follow up stories. SpaceX re-launches another rocket, Apple’s Macs are still old, Instagram will probably kill Snapchat, & smart locks aren’t very secure. Then there’s the new stuff: Tim Berners-Lee’s plan to take your data back, Facebook v AdBlock, LG’s awesome headphone jack, Amazon’s 1-click video purchases, and Sweden’s mechanized pot holes. All the links and details are below.
In this episode we take a surprising twist and beat up on Apple for not updating their hardware. We also commend Instagram for copying Snapchat. What is wrong with us!? See below for all the stories and their links.
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.
Episode 45 is a great one this week! The Daily lays off 70 people, Windows 8 Metro kinda gets a new name, NBC sets a new Olympic streaming record. We also talk about making apps irreducible, how Facebook can make more money, Facebook’s bot problem, iPhone secrets, and the future of social gaming. We also mention Twitter’s new $ tag, using a 3D printer to make a gun, the new new Digg, the Protean Echo Ubercard, Wahooly’s new CapLinked partnership, and the curious Mars Landing.
Episode 44! James rants about SimCity Social and reveals how much consumers spend on tech stuff each year, then Matthew shares the cure for AIDS. We then discuss how Waze can remain relevant in this new map world, Apple’s earnings & purchase of AuthenTec.
Then we give some non-paid promotions for Mint.com’s new trends feature and Hipmunk’s new premium accounts. Plus we talk about AppleTV outselling the xBox, YouTubes’s new Google+ integration, a scary NFC exploit, Google Fiber, the new OSX Mountain Lion, and the Olympics.
This is episode 30! Unbelievable! We talk about hydrogen fuel cells, Windows 8, supercomputers as brains, Louis CK’s Internet money, and IKEA’s new HDTV. Then we discuss moving beyond social and mobile, NBC’s Olympic portal (which is awesome), what would happy to RIM’s data if they died, and Android’s importance to Google. We finish up on Verizon’s iPhone sales, Liquidmetal, LED bulbs, and lessons from Bill Gates.