Computers are showing up all over the place. I’m not just talking about tablets and phones, but also unexpected places like HDMI cables. This is the future: computers everywhere. The only real question is going to be how much it costs us.
This week Andrew Mason gets fired from Group, Corning confirms iWatch, HP releases Sate 7, Firefox announces their phone OS, Matthew searches for 3D glasses, Netflix watches you, SpiderSense helps you feel what’s coming, iPhones HDMI is a computer.
We then round up the show with a bunch of really short headlines.
We attempt to create some controversy in episode 70 because clearly it’s working for Kim Dotcom’s new Mega site. Microsoft also creates some controversy over their poor Windows 8 sales, Twitter creates controversy with Facebook over finding friends in their new Vine app, and Apple’s stock goes down it has too much cash.
On the positive side, Simplenote got bought by Automattic, H.265 got approved, we’re experimenting with storing data with DNA, and the new Moves iPhone app can help track your steps.
Episode 62 is about the future. GE acquires startup Albeo, Saber Engines will go 5x the speed of sound, researchers develop ultralight printed materials, Staples will soon print in 3D, IE makes fun of haters, machines will make moral decisions, Surface Pros is coming in Jan., Microsoft Blue is coming in 2013, researchers figure out how to prolong flash memory life, Apple is talks with Intel to replace Samsung chips, and Facebook enables auto photo upload.
Episode 57! MIT makes a bandwidth breakthrough using algebra, Bald Bieber fans reminds us that not everything on Twitter is true, Singapore start vertical farming, and Wikipedia struggles to keep editors interested. Oh yeah, Apple unveils the iPad Mini, and Microsoft releases Windows 8 and Surface.
Episode 56! Matthew has a friend who will live near Zuckerberg, Hipmunk adds fare alerts, Blue River Technology invents robots to kill weeds, Microsoft announces Surface RT prices, Apple announces the iPad Mini event, Google announces an Android event, Facebook tries new money making ideas, and Jack Dorsey shares his leadership ideas.
We also mention Zynga’s stock problem, Google’s stock woes, the trouble with Chromebooks and the Onion’s first Onion Talk.
Episode 40! How time flies! The big news this week decidedly comes from Google. They unveiled their new Nexus Tablet, the Nexus Q, Google Play improvements, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a Google Glass demo, Google+ events and Hangout integration.
We also talk about Microsoft buying Yammer, why the decided to make Magnesium cases, their rural broadband plan, and how they’ve offended OEMs like HP.
We also fit in news about Yelp check-ins on the iPhone, Woz’s support of Kim DotCom, Apple’s re-phrasing of there virus immunity, their new (horrible) podcasting app, Steve Job’s win against Flash, and Bob Mansfield retiring from Apple.
Finally, we finish with our weekly RIM update. It seems the mainstream media has picked up on their impending doom. Welcome to the party.
Episode 39! The big news was Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet. We talk about the device and how it’s a transitional product for a company in transition. There are still a ton of questions about it, but they’ll all have to wait since nobody actually gotten to try one.
We also talk about Facebook’s purchase of Face.com, LG getting out of the tablet game, Airbnb’s sleepover milestones, the new version of Flipboard, Matthew’s hands-on with the new Retina display MacBook Pro, Windows Phone 8, Waze’s new Real-Time Fuel Prices, the dropping price of SSDs, PC maker’s hopes of future notebook purchases, Larry’s Hawaiian Island, Bing’s Image Search non-improvements, RIM’s potential fracturing, Apple’s new cloning security, Google Maps discounts, and Larry Page’s absence.