This week we dive deep into Apple’s WWDC where they release updates for their four operating systems. At the same time, E3 took place and we review a bunch of the new games announced. Oh yeah, and Microsoft bought LinkedIn.
This is the first week that James is gone, but never fear! We have on two guest hosts: Tim Madden and Kyle Clark (@kylemartinclark). We discuss the future of sports competitions with the Drone Grand Prix We take a look at the evolving movie industry and how we’ll soon be watching block busters. We even wonder about Tidal and the future of Jay Z’s platform.
We also talked about video games. Sony’s Play Station VR announcement in depth and Microsofts new policy on cross platform play. We also talk about giant time-sucking games and how they could be bad for the industry.
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This week, we start out talking about Pixels and Ant Man (don’t worry, no spoilers). Then we get into the meat of show where we talk about the PlayStation winning this generation’s console war, Zillow buying DotLoop to take on DocuSign, the next industrial revolution, Google admitting the Microsoft’s Office is actually pretty good, Ashley Madison’s hack, GoPro’s new video service, Apple’s quarterly results, NASA’s new earth, Vizio going public, Apple’s car plans (if any), how drones impact emergency situations, and drug testing eSport athletes.
By the way, we did have an alternate show title: “The integral of x cubed from 0 to 5.318296”
This is definitely not click bait, though we do start off talking about the most popular Buzzfeed headlines. Then we move onto the most popular passwords and all of Microsoft’s announcements: Windows 10, Cortano integration, Project Spartan, Xbox integration, the Surface Hub and the HoloLens. We finish up with Xiaomi’s ability to make cheap phones, the Myo’s impending release, NBC streaming the Super Bowl, Blackberry whining about nobody making apps for them and Google investing in SpaceX to bring the Internet via satellites.
Download #174: You Won’t Believe the 9 Things You Didn’t Know About This Company’s Mind Blowing Announcement
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- How Xiaomi Manages To Keep Cost Low
- Amazon Is Gonna Make Movies
- The Myo Gesture Armband Will Go On Sale On Amazon This Quarter
- The Top Buzzfeed Click Bate Titles
- NBC Will Live Stream The Super Bowl
- Google Invest $1B in SpaceX
- The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014: We’re All Doomed
- The 9 biggest announcements from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event
- Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade, Mostly
- Windows 10 Will Finally Bring About The Universal App For The Windows Ecosystem
- XBOX ONE is Heading To Windows 10
- The Official Beginning Of The End Of IE
- Microsoft’s Far Less Embarrassing Big ol’ Surface
- Microsoft Is Building A Universal Chat Client
- Microsoft Unveils The HoloLens
- A Reminder Of How This Sort Of Thing Has Gone In The Past
- BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory
- 16 Tech Trends
This week we talk about a bunch of things!
Cory Arcangel wrote a book about people tweeting about writing a book, Matthew bought a Philips Hue, the Vocca Light Switch is voice activated, Best Buy is seeing falling iPad sales but doing well overall, Samsung won’t be launching Tizen anytime soon, Zillow bought Trulia, the USB may not be safe anymore, HP unveils a pretty watch designed by Michael Bastian, Amazon need a 10th man for the Fire Phone, the NFL will start tracking players in real time with FRID, EA and Xbox team up to bring you older titles while Sony launch PlayStation Now to stream old games, Nintendo continues to lose money, HelloWorld gives you a way to share your location with friends, and the House of Lords in Europe agree than the right to be forgotten rule should be forgotten.
Download #149: The Grumpy Tenth Man
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- Advocating Against The Fire Phone
- Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Phone Indefinitely
- Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock
- App Rot
- For $30 a year, EA Will Give You Access To A Bunch Of Last Years Games Today
- Here’s a book about people tweeting about writing their novels
- Right To Be Forgotten Rule Is Wrong
- Nintendo Post Loss Despite Wii Sales Tripling
- The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper
- Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are “Crashing,” Hope for PCs
- Is the iPad doomed?
- The Fundamental Break Of USB Security
- The NFL will track players with RFID for better stats in real time
- HP’s Fashionable Smart Watch
- PlayStation Now is a glimpse at the future of gaming — for a price
- Meet HelloWorld, An Easier Way To Share Your Location With Friends
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
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A new Nexus 7, Jelly Bean 4.3, and a games app plus much more!
Incremental (adjective): of, relating to, being, or occurring in especially small improvements.
That’s what we featured this week. Incremental improvements in earnings calls, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, Google products (Nexus 7, 4.3 Jelly Bean, Play Games App and even their Chromecast). We also talk about the potentially new Ubuntu Edge, and manufacturing in America.
- Earnings Calls Take On Whiff of Showbiz
- Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Android
- Samsung to host their own dev conference in SF
- Google Calendar API Push notifications: don’t call us, we’ll call you
- Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230
- Google launches Android’s answer to Apple’s Game Center: The Google Play Games app
- Google Unveils the Chromecast, an HDMI Stick for Streaming Video
- Google’s Official Announcements
- Mounting Disappointment About Chromecast
- Made In America
- Samsung Dethrones Apple as Profit winner