Companies are spending billions of dollars in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. For example, Apple is spending billions in specialized manufacturing parts. Facebook is trying to spend billions of buy competing mobile apps.
We also talk about graphene’s super capacitor potential, Coin’s card that lets you hold 8 cards at once, Sony’s Playstation 4, Dropbox’s new business accounts, Android’s market share and the overall mobile fight, Facebook’s attempt to buy SnapChat, Apple’s massive investments in manufacturing, Automatic’s car data tracker, and MIT’s dynamic shape display called inFORM.
This week’s episode contained many surprises. Not! In reality, everything is falling together just as we expected.
Facebook finally updates Graph Search to include posts, Snapchat allows pictures to live for 24 hours in Stories, Intel shows off their new Arduino computer, the Silk Road gets busted by the FBI, and Tesla’s Model S catches on fire, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear gets reviewed, HTC in talks with Microsoft about dual booting to Windows Phone 8, and Twitter’s IPO details go public.
Episode 68! CES week! Nvidia shows off Project Shield, Kingston has a 1TB jump drive, LEGO shows the Mindstorm EV3, Ubuntu has a phone OS, and Corning shows off their latest creation. We also look at the biggest trends, and do a household roundup.
Some non-CES news: IBM’s Watson learns how to swear, the White House rejects the Death Star proposal, PaperTab shows how thin tablets could look, you have to be a vegetarian to go to Mars, you can fake your Internet coolness with CouchCachet, and HBO signs a 10 year deal with Universal, and Windows Phone 8 gives you a black screen of death.
Episode 63! Google has a sense of humor, Instagram disables inline tweets while Twitter’s making photo filters, Apple wants to bring Macs to America, Mary Meeker shares the state of the web, Android take off in China, Microsoft shares Windows Phone 8 keyboard secrets, and Time Warner Cable claims there’s no demand for 1gbs Internet.
We also discuss Free-to-Play games, solar cells in a thread, Matthew’s iPhone, and his new deck of cards.
Episode 39! The big news was Microsoft’s new Surface Tablet. We talk about the device and how it’s a transitional product for a company in transition. There are still a ton of questions about it, but they’ll all have to wait since nobody actually gotten to try one.
We also talk about Facebook’s purchase of Face.com, LG getting out of the tablet game, Airbnb’s sleepover milestones, the new version of Flipboard, Matthew’s hands-on with the new Retina display MacBook Pro, Windows Phone 8, Waze’s new Real-Time Fuel Prices, the dropping price of SSDs, PC maker’s hopes of future notebook purchases, Larry’s Hawaiian Island, Bing’s Image Search non-improvements, RIM’s potential fracturing, Apple’s new cloning security, Google Maps discounts, and Larry Page’s absence.