Week three without James, we’re almost through this people. Helping me hold down the fort this week is Brian Nelson in Los Alamos New Mexico. In this explosive episode, we heat things up while talking about our visit to the Trinity Bomb test site. Microsoft made some really exciting announcements and Tesla took an amazing amount of preorders. We give you the best (and worst) April Fools pranks on the internet, we explain how you’ll end up with a smart fridge and blow your mind with some expert Super Mario World play. We Finally wrap it up with some dating advice.
Marketing is a fantastic study if you’re interested in psychology. This week we dive into that with a deep look into some marketing.
Samsung and Apple both released new commercials, Xiaomi releases the Mi Band to track your fitness, Microsoft announces that Windows will be merging into one unified software, Amazon releases the Fire Phone, Facebook enables us to save posts for later, Bose sues Beats, and Hello kickstarts Sense to help track your sleep patterns.
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Why Smartphones Get Bigger
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Samsung Advertises Apple’s Larger Screen iPhone
Apples MacBook Air Commercial Doesn’t Even Show The Screen
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
Microsoft Will Unify It’s Big 3 Operating Systems
Microsoft Is Already Giving Windows 8 The Vista Treatment
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you’re better off waiting for the sequel
Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours
Bose Is Suing Apple Over Beat’s Noise Canceling Tech
Now that is the question people are faced with when they take a photo.
This week we talk about the ROI of Selfies and driving cars.
We also talk about RadioShack’s next move, the intersection of privacy and surprise, Apple’s CarPlay, Ellen Tweeting at the Oscars, Microsoft’s SurroundWeb & IllumiRoom, Tesla’s European expansion, Corning glass verse sapphire glass, Wello bio-metric case, Ballmer’s mistake, and Blackberry’s continued slide.
- Apple Launches CarPlay
- Don’t expect it to play nice with Google Maps
- BlackBerry’s QNX Powers Apple’s CarPlay
- …Sometimes. Sometimes it’s other embedded OS’s
- CarPlay Is A Thin Programming Layer That Makes Your Console Little More Than A Remote For Your iPhone
- Facebook looking to buy Titan
- Did Ellen’s Oscar selfie pay off for Samsung or Twitter?
- Microsoft Research reveals 3D browser SurroundWeb that displays content across multiple surfaces in a room
- As Tesla’s American Operations Are Mired in Red Tape, Tesla Turns To Growth in Europe
- RadioShack To Close Over A Quarter Of Retail Locations
- Sapphire Crystal, Gorilla Glass And the iPhone 6
- Ballmer’s Bridge Too Far
- I want a Wello
- Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry in the US
- Nobody wants a BlackBerry on T-Mobile
- What happens to privacy?
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.
- Microsoft Wants To Get On The 3D Printer Train First
- Valve Is Working On An Oculus Rift Competitor
- The Moga Game Controller for iOS 7
- Logitech Also Announced Their Version
- FiftyThree, Maker Of Creativity App Paper, Gets Into Hardware With Launch Of Its ‘Pencil’ Stylus
- What’s easier than self-driving cars? Self-flying cars
- Self-driving vehicles still a decade away, experts tell Congress
- The Future Of Fossils: Printing Dinosaur Bones
- Qualcomm makes chips for the Internet of Things
- Phillips is introducing LED carpets
- Pinterest Officially Announces Its Foray Into Travel, With Place Pins
- Pinterest needs growth badly, so it is pinning places
- What is Instagram’s next big thing? Messaging, perhaps
- Instagram left out the photo capture feature of Instagram for Windows Phone
- Xbox One and Done
Episode 31! We tried a new format this week. We lead off with “brief” observations of the news this week (See the list below). Then finished off with a deeper look at a few topics. Those topics included using Codea to build iPad apps, Google Drive (vs. Dropbox & SkyDrive), what’s next for the smart phone market, why electronics are manufactured in China, and the glass ceiling of technology.
- Cargo-Bot iPad game built on the iPad using Codea
- Google Drive is live and available right now, but it’s no Dropbox killer
- Google Drive: Google Docs Meets Dropbox
- The Rare Earth Dilemma: Why your electronics are manufactured in China
- We nailed it 5 years ago, can we do it again?
- We’ve Reached The Glass Ceiling of Technology And it Seems Pretty Awesome, Actually
- YouTube Launches AdWords For Video
- Dropbox shares your stuff with a link!
- Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS
- Apple Maybe 10 Years Behind in Malware Preparedness
- Live In Cupertino? Wanted to go to WWDC this year? If You Answered Yes, Then Too Bad!
- Sebastian Thrun on Charlie Rose
- The Woz Heaps On Praise for the new Windows Phone
- SloPro Ap, brings on the go Slow-mo to the iPhone
- The Decline of Android, and the market implications
- 98% of First Time iPad Owners are Satisfied with Their Purchase
- Makes Most Sense for Google To Buy Twitter
- Samsung Passes Nokia in World Wide Mobile Phone Sales
- Steve Jobs as Willy Wonka
- We’ve got hard data: Netflix really is killing Nickelodeon
- Recent Protest at China’s Foxconn Factory Over Xbox 360, not Apple
- Why Microsoft’s Metro UI could slowly kill Android
- MIT creates glare-free, self cleaning, water repellent glass
Episode 27! James is back from Mexico. Matthew is still around. Tech talk ensued… April fools! Oh wait… Tech talk did ensue… Movie streaming is growing fast, Twitter has a better business model, more prime spectrum is available, 3D memory chips!, OpenStreetMaps is gaining momentum, the New iPad is a memory hog, self healing plastic, Android is losing momentum yet still killing it, Best Buy closing stores, RIM is losing money, Google makes 8-bit maps for April Fools.
- Report: more movies to be watched via streaming movies then on disks in 2012
- Twitter launches Promoted Products for small business advertisers who use American Express
- US Department of Commerce sets path to make 95 MHz of ‘prime spectrum’ available for wireless broadband use
- 3D, transparent memory chips may be the future of small memory devices
- Microsoft is pushing OpenStreetMaps. Hard.
- The problem with the 16 GB retnia New iPad
- Self-repairing plastics heals itself when exposed to light or temperature changes
- Android is losing momentum
- Best Buy’s announced the closure of 50 stores
- Google heightens rivalry with iPad
- Windows Phone market share so small, Nielsen doesn’t even list it
- Google’s Android has generated just $550 mill since 2008, figures suggest
- Google now using ReCAPTCHA to decode Street View addresses
- RIM reports fiscal fourth quarter results: $125m loss on $4.2b revenue
- Blackberry weighs sale options
- 8-Bit Google Maps
- Google Maps for Nintendo
- DICE+ digital chance cubes rolling out at E3
Episode 19 of the Furlo Bros Tech podcast! Office gets Previewed, Redbox no longer waits 28 days, Facebook files for IPO, Sony loses a lot of money & gets a new CEO, Android market gets a malware scanner, Apple poaches Microsoft, Amazon poaches Microsoft, Google poaches Apple, and AT&T hates unlimited customers.
- “Office 15” Begins Technical Preview
- Redbox-Warner Deal Expires, Ending 28-Day Delay
- An Exit Interview With Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfam Jr
- Facebook Files For $5 Billion IPO
- Facebook IPO: The Facts
- Is Google Being Shut Out of the Changing Internet?
- Sony Posts $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011 Results, Forecasts $2.9 Billion Loss For Full Year
- PS3 Price Reduction Partially Blamed for Sony Q3 Losses
- What Hirai’s Promotion Means For Sony
- The Heroine’s Journey
- Android Market’s Malware Scanner
- Apple Poaches Microsoft Exec
- Windows Phone Developer Lead Leaves for Amazon’s Kindle Team
- AT&T Throttling “Unlimited” Users After 2.1 Gigs
- PSN Accounts Changing to “Sony Entertainment Network” Accounts Feb. 8
- Google Poaches an Apple Senior Director