Disruptions are everywhere this week! Solar panels are disrupting the energy market, Google is disrupting the ISP market, Microsoft is disrupting the PC market, Bitcoin is disrupting the currency market, and Facebook is disrupting the mobile phone market. It’s a world gone crazy!
We also talk about 3D printing, the FBI’s surveillance tool, MIT’s DNA-patterned graphene, Samsung’s superior global Galaxy S4, Blackberry’s horrible Z10 sales, shallow texters, Foursquare’s $41 million investment, Internet Explorer vs. Murder Rates, Google’s inactive account manager, iPhone’s India sales, an attack upon WordPress, and regulated commercial drones.
In case you missed it, SimCity came out this week. The game is amazing on multiple levels. First, this is the BEST simulation ever by EA. Second, it’s the WORST launch ever by EA. Grab your copy on Origin, wait 20 minutes to play, and then start building!
We also mentioned Samsung’s new Galaxy S IV eye tracking software, Roku’s remote headphones, SimCity, more SimCity, Facebook’s new news feed, Samsung piling onto the Windows 8 blame game, the lean startup app class, and the Onion’s satirical article about a social media startup that shuts down in 45 minutes.
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.
It is a new year and HTML 5 is live! Leap Motion raised some cash, Netbooks are dead, Windows 8 is not selling well because of the iPad, Chromebooks are selling well on Amazon, Samsung might move away from Android, and Silicon Valley innovation exists… kinda.
Also, Amazon is crushing B&N, Cue reviews our email, Square card reads are now sold at Starbucks, Avis buys Zipcar, and Google does not favor their own services, except Maps on Windows Phone.
Episode 61 – Thanksgiving week! Newegg reports slow Windows 8 sales, Kickstarter got sued, Bizodo launches SignupasaService, Paul Otenlli leaves Intel, Matthew reviews his Android phone, HP’s Autonomy continues the PR nightmare, and we discuss social networking etiquette.
Episode 60! It’s almost as if everyone tried to squeeze all of their news in between the elections and Thanksgiving week. All this results in more news than you can eat.
Search Gmail for large attachments, download MacX DVD Ripper Pro for free, AT&T CEO doesn’t like iMessage, HTC to pay Apple $8/phone, RIM’s CEO expresses confidence in BlackBerry 10, Steve Sinofsky leaves Microsoft amid tepid Windows 8 sales, Google Fiber goes live, Nexus 4 sells out, Google TV improves, Google starts talks with Dish Network to launch a competitive cell network, soccer refs try using a smart phones to better communicate fouls, NASA prints in 3D with metal, teleportation works!, AC electric motors work better, Facebook shares a little bit behind their newsfeed organization, and Nintendo releases with Wii U.
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.