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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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278: Tesla And Samsung Deal With Disasters

278: Tesla And Samsung Deal With Disasters

Explosive Disaster

This week Tesla and Samsung deal with disasters that happened last year. A report showed that Tesla’s vehicle did everything it could to avoid a fatal accident. Samsung’s report showed that their batteries were the cause of the explosion and they have a new 8-point safety check to avoid it in the future.

We also talk about the improvements of the Raspberry Pie computer, how micro-software companies are the future, Airbus getting into flying cars, and how Google discovers malware. See below for all the stories.

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274: 2016 Postdictions

274: 2016 Postdictions

2016

This in special year-end episode we look back at what happened during the year. Specifically, we look back at our predictions for the year and grade ourselves. Honestly, it’s shocking how well we do. Below is a reference for all the events we covered from 2016. It was a busy year!

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267: An Open Letter To This Week In Tech

267: An Open Letter To This Week In Tech

an open letter

It started out as a normal tech week… and then Slack wrote an open letter to Microsoft – an unforced error. We dive deep into why it’s a mistake. Plus, we talk about a new vigilante app, Deepmind playing Starcraft, Apple’s lack of a vision, Toyota’s cool toy to turn on your car, Xiamoi’s goal of selling phones in the US, the future of voice activated devices, and VR. See below for all the show notes.

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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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264: The Paradox Of Virtual Reality

264: The Paradox Of Virtual Reality

Sony virtual reality setup

“To Error is Human. To Really Foul Things Up Requires a Computer.” This was quote on our grandpa’s computer, and it strikes us as just as true today, especially with automation and virtual reality. We dive deep into both those subjects – including with Matthew’s new Sony Playstation VR. All the rest of the show notes are below.

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263: #MadeByFurloBros

263: #MadeByFurloBros

madeby google event

This episode focuses almost entirely on the #MadeByGoogle event. So naturally, we talk about all things tech: phones, platforms, home automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, exploding phones, wifi networks, and much more. It’s a great show. Check out all the show notes below.

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260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

260: Using a Galaxy Note 7 as Rocket Fuel

Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

Image: boredpanda.com

In this week’s podcast we talk about HPI’s purchase of Samsung’s printer business, Alphabet’s natural speech and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exploding phones. We also get into a bunch of other stories that you can check out below. Enjoy!

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258: What Do Samsung, Google and SpaceX Have In Common?

258: What Do Samsung, Google and SpaceX Have In Common?

SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Samsung, Google & SpaceX each appear to be experiencing their own types of explosion: Samsung’s batteries, Google’s experimental products, and SpaceX’s rocket. It’s been a tough week. On the bright side, Lenovo has a cool tablet, Lytro’s technology is finding a niche, and Zuckerberg’s house is getting smarter. Check out all the stories and links below.

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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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