This week we talk about the news that happened during Thanksgiving. Perhaps the best part is Matthew’s explanation of the difference between Raspberry Pi and Arduino. We also talk about drones, ESPN, surveillance, and a few really good stories. Check out the show notes below of the details.
How much is something worth? Exactly as much as someone is willing to pay. The next question: how many people do you want to be willing to pay? Sometimes products are overpriced, and thankfully customers make that clear by not buying that item. Case in point: even though TAG’s new Connected Watch is cool, $1,500 might be a bit much to entice many people to purchase it.
Matthew shares his experience playing with the Oculus Rift and Sixth Sense.
We also talk about the creative/confusing business Breeze created by renting vehicles to Uber and Lyft drivers, the Heartbleed bug that the NSA may or may not have known about, Twitter’s latest attempted to become more like Facebook, Automattic’s purchase of Longreads and the quest to curate quality content, and the future of printed electronics at IDTechex.
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- Charging Your Phone in 30 Seconds
- Massive OpenSSL Bug Revealed
- XKCD explanation of Heartbleed
- NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years
- Filmmaker Renders Realistic CG on The Fly With $14K Worth of Graphics Cards
- Microsoft Ends Support For Windows XP
- Breeze rents cars to Uber and Lyft drivers. But will this become an insurance nightmare?
- Twitter’s new profiles look a lot like Facebook and that’s a good thing
- Should Twitter – or its investors – care about all the people who never tweet?
- Thin Flexible Electronics
- Automattic, Steward of WordPress.com, Snaps Up Longreads
For starters, you won’t have to worry about what happens to your Google account because they’ve got you covered with a new inactive account manager.
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.
- 3D printers in the operating room
- Tiny wires could be a breakthrough for cheap solar panels
- US electric utilities predict their own downfall—thanks to solar panels
- Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight
- AT&T announces 1Gbps internet coming to Austin… to compete against Google Fiber
- MIT using DNA to pattern graphene, eventually hoping to make Integrated Circuits
- Global version of the Galaxy S4 is way faster if you buy the global phone
- PC sales plunging, Microsoft’s Windows 8 to blame
- Bitcoin value plunges 40% in a few hours
- This Trippy Video Explains Bitcoin in Under 4 Minutes
- Yahoo Stock rebounding finally
- Z10 doing terrible, Returns exceeding sales
- You’re shallow if you text more than 100 times per day
- Foursquare Gets $41 Million Investment, Time to Grow
- Internet Explorer vs. Murder Rates
- Google’s inactive account manager
- Hours in, Facebook Home suffering from poor Google Play reviews as 48% of users award it 1 star
- iPhone sales in India skyrocket
- Major brute force attack on WordPress
- Eric Schmidt wants government to regulate commercial drones