Showing our gratefulness, James and Matthew offer a new and interesting way to look at innovation and the world of technology. We also discuss James’ experience with the HTC Vive, an interview with Marc Andreessen and how Google will end humanity with AI. Also, we take a short look at Tesla’s solar power installation and how GPS is killing us, probably.
Machines are already smart and getting smarter. One way they’re getting even smarter is by putting cameras on everything so they can easier track us. Don’t get scared! This is actually a good thing. The show notes are below with lots of examples of how companies/machines are getting smarter.
In this episode we take a surprising twist and beat up on Apple for not updating their hardware. We also commend Instagram for copying Snapchat. What is wrong with us!? See below for all the stories and their links.
Kickstarter funded 100,000 projects! To celebrate they shared 100 amazing facts! We also talk about the Crunchies, Face Swap Live, Moore’s Law, gravitational waves, Snapchat, and Amazon’s Lumberyard. See below for all the show notes.
This week we talk about…
Google playing with photos (see image above), E3 where Microsoft and Sony show off all sorts of cool goodies, the future of virtual reality from Oculus, Valve & Starbreeze, Nintendo level maker and MarI/O, the death of the Mac, the possibilities of WebAssembly, Apple Music and TSwift, and finally Uber’s employees of the California Labor Commission.
This show is about Apple. We just cannot help ourselves. Sure, we mention Star Wars, GigaOm, YouTube and a couple other companies. But this show is really all about Apple.
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 represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
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.
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- An air conditioner, powered by fans. How Quirky’s 800k members help newbie inventors get to market
- Why The Apple/Beats Deal May Be Dead
- Google’s New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel
- The first driverless cars will be electric, thanks to Google & Tesla, and that’s important
- Google’s self-driving pods might be great, but we need to calm down on predicting the distant future
- Apple Bought A Pair Of Beats
- Apple. Eats. Beats.
- The Beats go on at HP (at least until 2015)
- 2014 Internet Trends Report
- Meeker: As Internet User Growth Slows, the Real Driver Is Mobile Usage
- Mary Meeker Tamps Down All That Bubble Talk
- The video of her presentation
- How Twitter handles are pronounced
- Behind Simple CEO’s email snafu is a larger problem with web security: email
- The Reading Rainbow Gets A Kickstart
- SpaceX Announces The Dragon 2
- Valve To Delay Their Steam Machine Till 2015
In this cut, we talk about what we think will happen in 2014.