Rumors are that there is a secret space program that is at least 50 years ahead of NASA. Totally true.
Matthew shows off his new Philips Hue light, Apple sets the date to announce the iPhone 6, AOL sues an employee of selling them services they didn’t need for want, NASA is going to Mars using the EmDrive or Cannae Drive, Xiaomi is outselling Samsung in China, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft anymore for Android, Variety discovers that Youtube stars have more influence than Hollywood stars, Windows 8 is selling slower than Vista, BlackBerry is no longer cratering, and Foursquare is the new personalized Yelp.
Google makes some amazing products and this week we spend a lot of time diving into them.
We also talk about James’ new HP Slate, the latest Pew Research on social media sites in the US, Apple’s purchase of SnappyLabs, the future of Google Glass, Microsofts Windows 8 problem, Youtube going to 4K, Snapchat non-apology, and AT&T & T-Mobile’s war for users.
This week contained highs and lows. Life is good if you’re Apple, Google, Rockstar and HP. Life isn’t so good if you’re Nintendo, Blackberry or Microsoft. We dissect each reason why.
We talk about the new Scout alarm system, Hiroshi Yamauchi of Nintendo passing away, Apple’s 64-bit processor, Blackberry’s death, Google’s new health company called Calico, robots building cars next to humans at BMW, HP’s new Android/Windows tablets and their new laptop with Leap Motion control, Grand Theft Auto 5’s record sales, and Matthew’s unfortunate experience with multi-path TCP.
Listen to our in-depth review of Google IO. Somehow we manage to condense a 3-hour keynote into a 2-hour show. We cover Google Search, Music, Education, Hangouts, Google+, Maps, super computers and Larry Page’s comments. We also managed to fit in Windows Blue and BlackBerry’s BBM.
Wearable and interactive computing is all the rage on this week’s podcast. Companies and coming up with more and more ways to meld our digital lives with our physical lives. It’s an exciting time! Great examples include the Oculus Rift Omi Treadmill, Google’s Glass, Pebble’s Watch, and Leap Motion’s integration with HP PCs.
We also discuss Netflix’s switch to HTML5 video, Microsoft’s next steps with Windows 8, Funny or Die’s iSteve movie, David’s adiction to Kickstarter board games, and James’ crush on Yahoo’s new weather app.