Creating compelling products requires a visionary leader. Someone who can put the product line in context and provide a rationale for what was, or was not, created. Tesla and Microsoft both have visionary leaders. Apple appears to be struggling in this area.
Dare to dream! Laptops are getting so thin that they can double as cheese cutters. But are they getting too thin? Maybe the “cheese cutters test” isn’t the right area laptop makers should be competing. Maybe it should be about battery life and speed.
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.
Instagram and Pinterest are looking for new ways to grow to help justify their huge valuations. One area they should look into are 3D dinosaur bones.
We also talk about 53’s new pencil, the Museum fur Naturkunde’s 3D bones, Qualcomm’s smart-things chip, Snapchat and Vine competing with Instagram, Valve’s Oculus Rift competiting product, Terrafugia’s new TF-X carplane, Philips smart bulbs, and the Xbox One.
Like most technology, the really innovate ones tend to test the bounds of your privacy. This week is no different with the revelation that the NSA is watching you thought some slick tech. Don’t be scared, we got your back.
We also talk about Bell Lab’s new camera, the WiSee wi-fi sensor, Whistle for your pet, Feedly’s latest improvements, a Rickroll on Vine, and Google Glass privacy concerns.