What’s in a name? A whole lot! Techmeme didn’t start out with that name. Neither did 3D Touch. Speaking of 3D Touch, this week, we spend most of our talking about Apple’s announcement. We think you’ll like it. See below for all the stories and links.
Mission Impossible came out this week. Go watch Tom Cruz do his own stunts.
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In the meantime, is iTunes poorly designed (we’re still not sure)?, Zazzle is slowly growing and turning into a huge company, Intel & Micron invent a new memory called 3D Xpoint, OnePlus unveils the OnePlus 2, Motorola unveils the Moto X and Moto G, Microsoft releases Windows 10, Google starts killing Google+ but will revive Glass, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk think militarized AI is a bad idea, Facebook plans to do the same bait and switch with Messenger/WhatsApp that they did with Pages, and Snapchat is selling a beach towel just because.
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.
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- How Xiaomi Manages To Keep Cost Low
- Amazon Is Gonna Make Movies
- The Myo Gesture Armband Will Go On Sale On Amazon This Quarter
- The Top Buzzfeed Click Bate Titles
- NBC Will Live Stream The Super Bowl
- Google Invest $1B in SpaceX
- The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014: We’re All Doomed
- The 9 biggest announcements from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event
- Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade, Mostly
- Windows 10 Will Finally Bring About The Universal App For The Windows Ecosystem
- XBOX ONE is Heading To Windows 10
- The Official Beginning Of The End Of IE
- Microsoft’s Far Less Embarrassing Big ol’ Surface
- Microsoft Is Building A Universal Chat Client
- Microsoft Unveils The HoloLens
- A Reminder Of How This Sort Of Thing Has Gone In The Past
- BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory
- 16 Tech Trends
This week we predict what we expect to happen in 2015. It’s all going to be 100% accurate.
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.
This week is a crazy week for stories. We just couldn’t decide what to talk about, so we talk about everything. Below is the list of all the articles. Yep, there’s a lot of them. Enjoy!
- Samsung Is First To Market With Gear VR
- VR Movies At Sundance
- Pixelmator, Beyonce, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ & ‘Fargo’ lead Apple’s iTunes Best of 2014 awards
- LendingClub hikes IPO target 17%, now hopes to raise up to $929M
- Loan platform operator LendingClub’s shares soar in debut
- Graph Search is finally coming to mobile, making it even easier for users to know what Facebook knows
- Big changes ahead for Windows: ‘We’ve got to monetize it differently,’ says Microsoft exec
- How Google Maps Happen
- TGIF Had A Drone With Mistletoe. They Hit Someone.
- Sony Hack Snowballs
- Sony Hack Was Shockingly Easy
- Sony Turns To The PS4 As Top Priority
- Sony Is Selling The 20th Anniversary PS4 for 19.94 pounds. But Only In London
- XBOX ONE outsold PS4 Officially
- 1 Million Deliveries Deep, Postmates Formally Launches An On-Demand API
- T-Mobile launches $100 two-line family plan with unlimited data
- The Happy Home Company Aims To Take The Headache Out Of Home Maintenance
- Glassdoor: Google dethrones Twitter as the best tech company to work for in the U.S., also tops new U.K. list
- Bose Products Back In Apple Stores
- Android Wear Gets 3rd Party Watch Face Support
- Stretchable Artificial Skin For Prosthetics
- Apple And IBM Launch First Set Of New Enterprise Apps
- Whose Your Landlord Checks Out Your Place For You Before You Rent It
- Amazon now lets developers publish HTML5 web apps for its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- MTailor: The Perfectly Tailored Man’s Shirt
- New Tools and Insights for Publishers
- HP Stream 11 Review: $200 and Worth Every Penny
- Instagram Passes Twitter to 300 million Users
- Army’s Laser Passes Deployment Test
- Merkel speaks out against net neutrality
- Robinhood Launches Zero-Fee Stock Trading App
- For AOL Dial-Up Subscribers, It’s Life in the Slow Lane
- Amazon Android App Quietly Removed From Play Store
- Oculus Has Acquired A Hand Tracking and AR Company
HP just might be break up again, Matthew hates Snapchat, Saturday morning cartoons are gone, the next great tech breakthrough will come in pairs, PayPal splits from eBay, Microsoft announces Windows 10, Rovio lays off people, Blackhat is a new hacker movie, Reddit is creating its own crypto currency, GE makes an awesome commercial for the Link Spot, the Pebble gets a price cut, and Weezer helps prove that music can’t sell music.
- I Really Dislike Snapchat
- Watch the trailer for Michael Mann’s “Blackhat”
- Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Officially Dead
- PayPal And eBay Are Going To Splitsville
- Bill Gates: Apple Pay Is A “Real Contribution”
- Regulators Are Going To Have To Step In To Deal With NFC Payments
- Paypal Just Isn’t Cool With The Kids
- Microsoft Announces Windows 10
- The Technical Preview Can Be Grabbed Tomorrow
- Reddit Just Got $50 Million In Funding, And They’re Giving Some Of It To Me
- GE’s Brilliant Smart Light Commercial
- Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking
- For the next tech breakthrough, look to creative pairs
- Rovio announces layoffs after revealing drop-off in Angry Birds players
- Hewlett-Packard Plans to Break in Two