We started things out mourning the loss of a great piece of Facebook tech. We then looked toward the future, and how to educate it. Things nearly careened out of control for a little while, but we avoided an accident. We wrapped it all up with a nutritious machined made burger. We also mentioned HTC spinning off their VR department, Spotify getting testy with Apple and Google increasing the bandwidth to Japan.
We’re in the second week without James and nothing seems to be on fire yet, so that’s good news. Things don’t seem to be going as smoothly for Microsofts AI, though. Join Alex Grivette and I as we talk about Apple’s big announcement this week, the collapse of Pebble and the struggles of Nintendo. We also take a look at the soon delivering Oculus, the shake up at Tinder and the success of Spotify. Finally we round out the with the future of smart TVs and the imminent financial collapse of the Silicon Valley.
We come to an inescapable conclusion in this episode: Elon Musk is a Super Villain. Think about it. He’s publicly stated that humanity will die in 20 years. He’s working on his own escape to another planet. And he’s creating autonomous robots (cars) that look sleek and people inherently trust. This is how it happens people!
It sounds like Jurassic World is pretty good and will hold the open weekend box office record until December. We also talked about the the impact of the World’s Fair on your life, Apple’s numerous announcements: El Capitan, Siri, Swift 2, watchOS 2, Music, News, and more. Oculus announced their consumer hardware which will work with Windows 10 and Xbox One. Finally Dick Costolo is out of Twitter and Jack Dorsey will be taking over.
This week we talk about Interstellar, Google updates to material design with Inbox, Calendar, Maps and Lollipop, Flite Test makes a hellicarrier, Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, Microsoft releases Word, Excel & PowerPoint on iOS the way it should be, Core Gamers are now mobile gamers, Amazon Prime allows unlimited photo storage and the ability to buy Echo on discount, Nest updates and goes free in Ireland, Apple Pay drives Google Wallet usage, OnBeep enables 2-way communication over wi-fi, and Mark Zuckerberg puts on an AMA.
- T Swift Pulled Her Catalog From Spotify
- Why She Did It
- Core Gamers Aren’t Really The Core Of Gaming Anymore
- A new day for Google Calendar
- Google Maps: Your best accessory this season
- Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google’s biggest mobile update in years
- Microsoft Teams Up With Dropbox
- Amazon Wants All Your Photos
- Google’s Nest thermostat becomes a faster learner with major software update
- Google just removed the biggest obstacle to its real-world surveillance system’s spread
- This Dude Made A Drone That Launches Drones. I Have Dreamt Of This Day
- Apple Pay Causes Dramatic Increase In Google Wallet Usage
- Why Apple Drives Adoption Cross Platform
- OnBeep launches Onyx, a simple wearable two-way voice communication device that pairs with your smartphone
- Amazon Launches Echo
- Amazon Wants One Click To Become No Click
- The new Office for iPhone is everything it should have been on day one
- Mark Zuckerberg’s AMA: Messaging app, his favorite unreleased features and Social Network movie
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James shares the product he’s been working on for HP.
We also talk about Apple’s SSL bug, Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp, Pandora’s profit problem, the next steps for Google Fiber, BBVA’s purchase of Simple, playing Zelda on the Oculus Rift, the Comcast and Netflix agreement, and the disappoint that is Microsoft Office 2013.
- HP 1200W NFC/Wireless Mobile Print Accessory
- All Music Subscription Services Are Losing Money… And There’s No Clear Roadmap to Solvency
- Official Press Release: Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp
- Zuck’s Official Announcement
- Whatsapp and $19bn
- Mobile in the ‘pre-pagerank’ phase
- The Focus On And Of WhatsApp
- Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets
- Google Plans to Expand Fiber to 34 Additional US Cities
- Banking Startup Simple Acquired For $117M, Will Continue To Operate Separately
- The Apple Bug
- Zelda VR: Only For Oculus Rift
- Netflix Deal To Send Traffic Directly With Comcast