It’s really hard for companies to build up the stack because they have to guess what they’re customers want. Furthermore, there’ll be a tendency to try and make their existing business’s life easy. This is what causes disruption! This week we talk about companies trying to move up the stack along with a bunch of other topics. See below for all the show notes.
This week we talk about the news that happened during Thanksgiving. Perhaps the best part is Matthew’s explanation of the difference between Raspberry Pi and Arduino. We also talk about drones, ESPN, surveillance, and a few really good stories. Check out the show notes below of the details.
This is definitely not click bait, though we do start off talking about the most popular Buzzfeed headlines. Then we move onto the most popular passwords and all of Microsoft’s announcements: Windows 10, Cortano integration, Project Spartan, Xbox integration, the Surface Hub and the HoloLens. We finish up with Xiaomi’s ability to make cheap phones, the Myo’s impending release, NBC streaming the Super Bowl, Blackberry whining about nobody making apps for them and Google investing in SpaceX to bring the Internet via satellites.
Yo turns out to be useful, Google brings Photo Sphere to iOS, Matthew buys a PS4, Shakedown is a dumb app, Noke is a digital pad lock, Thalmic goes for the enterprise, Steve Ballmer is out of Microsoft, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, Twitter starts showing other tweets in your timeline, Windows 9 is coming soon, Apple will help you find your car, Facebook and Pandora are the most popular smartphone apps, SpaceX blows up a rocket, the ice bucket challenges are getting crazy, and Google wants to keep their self-driving data private.
Sound Drivers + Driverless Cars. I believe that’s called a concatenation.
Apple buys Beats, Quirky builds Aros using a community, Mary Meeker shares her 2014 Internet Trend Report, Dick Costolo tells us how to pronounce Twitter handles, Google shows off their self-driving cars, Simple shows us how unsecured email is, SpaceX reveals Dragon V2, and Valve postpones their Steam Machines.
On this day, May the 4th (be with you), Matthew shares his hatred of Star Wars… all because they sacrificed art at the table of profit.
We also talk about Cow Clicker, Google’s Self-Driving cars, Facebook’s f8 announcements: anonymous login, Facebook Audience Network & Applinks, SpaceX’s fight against the United Launch Alliance to get a piece of the space funding pie, FreedomPop’s new contract free iPhone, Graphene’s potential pollution problem, Sony’s huge magnetic data tapes, Foursquare’s unbundling, and Snapchat’s lame updates.
Matthew proposed to a princess and James sat in the front row of a theater. That about sums it up for the relative excitement in each other’s lives.
Other exciting new included comparing Snapchat to SpaceX, ITU figuring out how to get almost-Fiber into homes, Matthew’s new fitbit wrist band, Doctoc On Demand & HealthLoop’s attempts to help doctor-patient communication, the NYTimes 4th down Twitter bot, Square’s new card reader, NCTA’s horrible ads, the rise of MVPDs, Ubuntu Touch’s new hardware partner: Canonical, SteamOS going live, Oculus new funding, Tesla’s upcoming new car announcement, and a way to post away messages with Relaxed.
Buying all the latest tech can get pretty expensive fast. Despite all our excitement for everything new coming out, we still encourage people, can companies, to practice fiscal responsibility.
Elon Musk shows off how SpaceX using Leap Motion, North Carolina University invents strong glue for solar panels, Microsoft buys Nokia, Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Gear, we pine over Apple’s new iPhone, we try to guess which start up will be the next big thing (Spoiler: Oculus Rift), HDMI 2.0 for 3D 4K video transfer and Intel’s fiber optic breakthrough.