This week’s podcast was all about self driving and flying cars. For whatever reason Tesla, Waymo, Apple, Uber, and Kitty Hawk all felt the need to share updates. There’re all super cool (below) and it’s clear that many companies are getting closer to real products. We also touch on stock trading, social sharing and net neutrality. All the summaries are below.
We talk about “Hey Siri!” which is helping to usher in the future for HomeKit. We then talk about semantic satiation for naming brands. Create a shortcut of @@ to be your email. Apple deals with a PR nightmare from Bendgate and iOS 8.0.1. Apple contemplates getting rid of the Beats brand for streaming music. Cirque Du Soleil uses quadcopters to create an awesome flying lamp performance. Robinhood raised $13 million but has yet to launch. Samsung moves 500 engineers from their mobile phone division to other IoT devisions. Shellshock rocks the security world.
This week we take a look back at 2013 tech trends.
We also talk about McLaren’s windshield force field, Console prices of Atari, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Sega, the latency of Oculus Rift, Walt Mossberg’s look back at tech, Nielsen’s top websites, Google’s Zeitgeist, IBM’s 5 trends in 5 years, Cornell’s 3D printer, adding context to messages, Facebook becoming like Yahoo, Apple’s misunderstood commercial, Robinhood’s free stock trading app, Blackberry’s bad quarter, and Apple’s new Mac Pro.