This week Matthew is off on a business trip, and so I decided to do an experimental format. The show is only 30 minutes as a consequence, but it’s a completely different style than we’ve ever done before. I’d love to get your feedback which you can leave in the comments below. Thanks for listening!
HP just might be break up again, Matthew hates Snapchat, Saturday morning cartoons are gone, the next great tech breakthrough will come in pairs, PayPal splits from eBay, Microsoft announces Windows 10, Rovio lays off people, Blackhat is a new hacker movie, Reddit is creating its own crypto currency, GE makes an awesome commercial for the Link Spot, the Pebble gets a price cut, and Weezer helps prove that music can’t sell music.
- I Really Dislike Snapchat
- Watch the trailer for Michael Mann’s “Blackhat”
- Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Officially Dead
- PayPal And eBay Are Going To Splitsville
- Bill Gates: Apple Pay Is A “Real Contribution”
- Regulators Are Going To Have To Step In To Deal With NFC Payments
- Paypal Just Isn’t Cool With The Kids
- Microsoft Announces Windows 10
- The Technical Preview Can Be Grabbed Tomorrow
- Reddit Just Got $50 Million In Funding, And They’re Giving Some Of It To Me
- GE’s Brilliant Smart Light Commercial
- Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking
- For the next tech breakthrough, look to creative pairs
- Rovio announces layoffs after revealing drop-off in Angry Birds players
- Hewlett-Packard Plans to Break in Two
As Matthew said, it a classic bad guy move to tell the good guy how you beat them.
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
This is when all the really cool electronics get shown off.
CES is typically full of technology that will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t stop us from getting excited about what was shared.
Below is the bullet list of everything we talked about along with a direct link to each so you can learn more.
- Amazon’s true lie
- The Mavericks Adoptions Uptake Rate
- Nvidia’s new 192 core SOC with epic games new engine is unreal
- Pebble Steel: Same Pebble on the inside, Steel on the outside
- Sharp is teasing an 8k glasses-free 3D TV
- Asus announces their 28″ 4k monitor
- AT&T Sponsored Data Lets Companies Like Facebook foot the bill for customers, like a toll free call
- The Polaroid Socialmatic
- Sony teases their “life-tracking” Core
- Sony’s will stream games to PS4, PS3, PS Vita and more
- Razor’s Project Christine
- Biz Stone’s Jell
- Samsung announces 12″ tablet
- Oculus Rift’s new Crystal Cove prototype
- A $499 3D printer
- A simple Gesture Control Solution for iOS
- Vizio announced their P-series Ultra HD TVs starting at $1000
- Samsung’s 98″ 8k TV sneak peak
- 3D printer that prints… sugar!
- Revolv Goes on Sale
- Best of CES
- T-Mobile to pay off your early termination fees
- Intel introduces Edison
- Airtame Wireless Dongle
- Confide: A grown up version of Snapchat
- Archos Smart Home System
- Archos Smart Watch Offerings
- The Faraday Bike
- The Cookoo is a minimalist approach to the smartwatch
- CubeSensor is a fitbit for your home
- Lumus turns it’s military grade eyewear into Google Glass competitor
- ZTE’s modular smartphone could make part swapping a reality in two years
- Engadget’s Best of CES
- Tactus Case Concept Brings A Disappearing Keyboard to the iPad
Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoyed celebrating last weekend (according to Matthew’s theory). This week we were showered with all sorts of treats from Apple, Nokia/Microsoft, and others.
Specifically, we talk Square Cash, predicting Kickstart success, MAP, China’s creative slump, the wild market of smart watches, Nokia’s Asha, Lumias, Blackberry’s BBM, Apples Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iLife, iWork, Mavericks, Microsoft’s reaction to them, LinkedIn’s Intro, and Samsung negative comments.
- Square Cash Lets You Send Money Without Creating Another Account
- Statistical models can predict a Kickstarter’s success within 4 hour
- Super duper full-featured paper map
- Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
- Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches
- Nokia announces Asha 500 for $69, Asha 502 for $89, and Asha 503 for $99
- Nokia Lumia 1520: a first look at a 6-inch giant Windows Phone
- Nokia Lumia 2520: a closer look at Nokia’s first Windows tablet
- BBM is popular
- First look: Apple’s upcoming Mac Pro and new MacBook Pros with Retina display
- iPad Air hands-on
- Apple iPad mini with Retina display hands-on
- Apple updates iLife suite on iOS and OS X
- How a Free OS Will Pay Off For Apple
- The end of the paid OS Era
- Apples and oranges
- Mac Pro: seriously designed for pros
- Mac Pro’s cost: The ferocious GPU’s
- LinkedIn Intro: Doing the Impossible on iOS
- Samsung Fined $340K for faking negative web comments
Learn what James likes, dislikes and wishes for the new magical device.
It finally happened: James got his Pebble Smart Watch. Learn the full review after using it for a week.
We also talk about BMW getting into the electric car market, the new Moto X from Motorola and Google, Bob Mansfield’s semi-retirement, Sony’s and Panasonic’s next gen disk, Google’s wi-fi take-over at Starbucks, Samsung’s less-than-real performance, HP’s new Android-based SlateBook, the Black Hat conference, Google Glass being used in the NFL, hybrid airplanes, Apple’s eBook punishment and teleportation. Wow!
- HOT Watch: Complete Smart Watch w/Revolutionary Private Calls
- Bob Mansfield leaves the Exec team at Apple
- ‘Everybody Loves Bob’
- Bob will be working with silicon and wireless chips
- Sony and Panasonic to jointly create next gen optical storage
- BMW tries to compete with Tesla… and fails
- Android Fragmentation Visualized
- Samsung lies about Galaxy S 4 performance
- HP launches Android-based SlateBook ‘PC’
- Google gives AT&T the boot, will supply 7000 US Starbucks locations with WiFi starting next month
- A Quick Look at the Moto X – Motorola’s New Flagship
- Motomaker video
- Moto X vs. the world: spec sheet smackdown
- Wired’s Look at the Moto X
- Don’t plug in to stranger’s chargers
- How Google Glass may change the NFL
- Hybrid planes trying to charge into action
- Apple faces 5-year ban for price fixing
- Bad News, These Physicists Say That Teleportation is Unworkable
Apparently everyone else is also working on a smart watch. Ah, the joys of being an early adopter.