Matthew is PUMPED for the Apple Watch. He’s REALLY PUMPED! Though we did manage to talk about some other tech:
SimCity creators Maxis is no more, Stratos wants to be your all-in-one card in your wallet, content discovery is once again becoming and problem and Google, Facebook, and Pinterest want to solve it, Pebble and Huawei announced new watches, Scott Galloway gives a breakdown the the 4 horsemen, Sony and HTC are making virtual strides with their VR headsets, and graphic engine creators Unity, Unreal 4 and Source 2 are all going to be free.
This week, not only is James missing, but we talk about Google invading your personal bubble and privacy, the failure of the Wii U, the end of Net Neutrality and the Niners Losing. It’s seriously heartbreaking. We try to pep it back up with the future of e-wallets, next gen RTS’s, the exciting horizon of biomed and my friend Brandon Hill guest Co-hosting.
Matthew reviewed all the news that happened in 2013 and compare it to our predictions.
We discuss news about Apple, Facebook, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft, 4k TVs, Tesla, Dell, Twitter, Xbox, Play Station, Nintendo, Steam, SimCity and a little bit about security. We graded ourselves an A- for our predictions. In the 3rd hour of the show (yes!) we got down to our 2014 predictions. There will be a cut with just this part of the show.
Google does the unthinkable and plans to shut down Reader. This is a time period that will go down as a massive inflection point for the Internet. At the very least, it’s something we’re going to complain about for REALLY long time.
We also talk about SimCity’s online requirement, Samsung’s new Galaxy S4, Mailbox’s acquisition by Dropbox, Facebook’s maturity, the miracle compound called Graphene and Netflix’s new social integration.
In case you missed it, SimCity came out this week. The game is amazing on multiple levels. First, this is the BEST simulation ever by EA. Second, it’s the WORST launch ever by EA. Grab your copy on Origin, wait 20 minutes to play, and then start building!
We also mentioned Samsung’s new Galaxy S IV eye tracking software, Roku’s remote headphones, SimCity, more SimCity, Facebook’s new news feed, Samsung piling onto the Windows 8 blame game, the lean startup app class, and the Onion’s satirical article about a social media startup that shuts down in 45 minutes.