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Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry
Dec 14 • 20 min
Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry https://feedpress.me/RideHome - Direct RSS feed starting this weekend, just in case The bomb scare email scam that demanded bitcoin, Facebook’s Photo API gave away too many photos, Apple strikes back at Qualcomm,…
Thu. 12/13 - Apple Keeps Austin Weird
Dec 13 • 19 min
Apple keeps Austin weird with a new campus, RobinHood launches checking and savings accounts, hands on with the Apple Watch ECG thingy, and the most disliked video in YouTube history. Sponsors:MacStadium.com/ridehome Tiny.website Links:Apple to invest $1…
Wed. 12/12 - Intel’s Next Generation Architecture
Dec 12 • 20 min
Intel’s next generation architecture revealed, was China behind that massive Marriott hack, Good Money wants to give customers a stake in their own banking, and what is Michael Dell’s long game? Sponsors:Eero.com/ride (promo code: ride)Tiny.website…
Tue. 10/11 - Mr. Pichai Goes to Washington
Dec 11 • 18 min
Mr. Pichai goes to Washington, another bug prompts Google to kill Google+ even sooner, Keurig for beer makes no sense, and Doom turns 25. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.websiteFlatironSchool.com/podcast Links:Google moves up Google+ consumer shutdown…
Mon. 12/10 - iPhone Sales Banned in China
Dec 10 • 20 min
iPhone sales blocked in China, Apple’s getting into the A&R business, pump the breaks on the e-scooter hype, and forget the notch, 2019 might be the year of the hole punch. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links:China bans many iPhone models in…
Fri. 12/07 - Microsoft Calls for Regulation of AI
Dec 7 • 20 min
Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition AI, the Crypto market crash is starting to claim casualties, Reddit is quietly doing very well, thank you very much, and the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Metalab.coDataDogHQ.com/RideHome…
Thu. 12/06 - Huawai’s CFO Arrested and Stock Markets Quake
Dec 6 • 19 min
Huawai’s CFO arrested and stock markets quake, Google’s Allo joins the crowded Google Deadpool, Lyft files for an IPO and are Amazon’s robots finally rebelling? Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/RideHomeMetalab.co Links:Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial…
Wed. 12/05 - Facebook Gets Docu-dumped by the UK
Dec 5 • 19 min
The UK Parliament docu-dumps on Facebook, Qualcomm fires the starter pistol on 5G rollout, an actual test drive on Waymo’s new ride hailing service, and behind that $100 million Friends deal. Sponsors:Metalab.coDataDogHQ.com/ridehome Links:Note by Damian…
Tue. 12/04 - Microsoft To Replace Edge with a Chromium Browser
Dec 4 • 18 min
Another day, another data breach, this time Quora, Microsoft might be replacing the Edge web browser, and maybe even replacing Windows, a review of some low-end smartphones and why 4k streaming and data caps are on a collision course.…
Mon. 12/03 - Tumblr Bans NSFW… And Dooms Itself?
Dec 3 • 20 min
Tumblr bans adult content, is Apple going to sit on the 5G sidelines, Uber has held talks about acquiring either Bird or Lime, a new self-driving car yardstick and resetting your web browser to square one.SimpleContacts.com/rideMetalab.co Links:Tumblr…
Fri. 11/30 - The Big Marriott/Starwood Data Breach
Nov 30 • 21 min
The monster Starwood Hotels data breach, Apple music comes to Amazon Echo devices, Instagram rolls out “close friends” lists, Airbnb wants to build your house, not just rent it, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.…
Thu. 11/29 - YouTube Jumps on the Stories Bandwagon
Nov 29 • 23 min
Amazon gets into self-driving cars… in a way, Google Assistant adds some familiar features, YouTube rolls out Stories, and WTF is happening in Crypto? Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeLightstream.com/rideTiny.website Stories from: @RolfeWinkler Tweets:…
Wed. 11/28 - Google Fi (née Project Fi) Comes to iPhones
Nov 28 • 20 min
The biggest ad fraud ever? Amazon gets into medical records, Project Fi comes to iPhones, one of Elon’s LA tunnels is canceled, and the Big Mouth Billy Bass enters the 21st Century. Sponsors:MacStadium.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links:8 People Are Facing…
Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Hard? (Replacement)
Nov 27 • 19 min
AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck so much? Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.websiteLightstream.com/ride Stories from: @katienotopoulos,…
Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Complicated?
Nov 27 • 19 min
AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck so much? Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.websiteLightstream.com/ride Stories from: @katienotopoulos,…
Mon. 11/26 - Apple Visits the Supreme Court
Nov 26 • 18 min
Apple heads to the Supreme Court over antitrust concerns about its App Store; Facebook’s internal documents are seized by the British Parliament; what’s behind the resurgence of Atari; the human story of Black Friday inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers;…
Tue. 11/20 - Worse Shape: Tech Stocks or Crypto?
Nov 20 • 21 min
Storm clouds everywhere! Tech stocks in bear market territory, crypto in full-on meltdown territory… but video games might help solve science’s gender problem and this one spacebar trick might make your iPhone insanely more useful. Oh, and the weekend…
Mon. 11/19 - Are iPhone Sales Really Underwhelming (This Time)?
Nov 19 • 19 min
Skype calls on Amazon Echos, Tumblr disappears from iOS, Facebook on a war footing, iPhone sales storm clouds, and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork explained. Sponsors:techmeme.robinhood.comMetalab.co Links:Skype calling now available on Alexa (The Verge)Tweet…
Fri. 11/16 - How Much Money Does Airbnb Make?
Nov 16 • 21 min
Airbnb opens the kimono, a disc-less Xbox, Facebook pushes back on controversy, SpaceX gets a key go-ahead, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:hcii.cmu.edu/rideTiny.website Links:Airbnb booked more than $1 billion in third quarter revenue…
Thu. 11/15 - The Bombshell NYTimes Story on Facebook
Nov 15 • 21 min
That huge New York Times story behind the scenes of Facebook, Google adds business messaging to Google Maps, Uber eats is a monster business, Amazon Go has a rival and there’s a new King of YouTube. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.websiteThe CyberWire…
Wed. 11/14 - Why Was Google’s Traffic Diverted From Nigeria Through China?
Nov 14 • 19 min
Why was Google’s traffic routed from Nigeria through China, Ford partners with Walmart on driverless cars, Amazon’s HQ2 stunt seems to be backfiring, and Uber gets a customer loyalty program. Sponsors:RXBAR.com/ride (Promo code RIDE at…
Tue. 11/13 - LeBron’s “The Decision” But For Amazon HQ2
Nov 13 • 18 min
Amazon’s HQ2 officially lands in Queens and Crystal City; Waymo is launching a driverless car service in December; Apple locks down repairs on modern Macs; get ready for cloud gaming; Pandora applies its music technology to podcasts; and a magic act…
Mon. 11/12 - What Exactly Is TikTok?
Nov 12 • 20 min
SAP buys Qualtrics, the Galaxy S10 might be coming in February and the Galaxy F might be coming in March, what exactly is TikTok and why you should care, and Jony Ive has an exclusive new product design. Sponsors:Molekule.com promo code: RIDETiny.website…
Fri. 11/09 - Amazon and Apple Cut a Deal
Nov 9 • 21 min
The great winter of tech worker discontent is definitely here, Disney’s streaming service has a name, Vine might be coming back, Github hits a major milestone and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Lightstream.com/rideMetalab.co…
Thu. 11/08 - Foldable Phones Are Officially A Thing
Nov 8 • 19 min
Foldable phones are officially a thing, Tesla names a new board chair, Amazon’s mailing a physical toy catalog, Ford doesn’t want to miss out on scooters, and Comcast doesn’t want to miss out on home hubs. Sponsors:Eero.com/ride - Promo code:…
Wed. 11/07 - Why Robocalls Have Taken Over Your Phone
Nov 7 • 19 min
Silicon Valley’s special election day vote, why robocalls have taken over your phone, Jeff Bezos’ clever HQ2 bonus, making 911 calls better and why Jake Tapper is a digital media pioneer. Sponsors:Metalab.coVistaprint.com, promo code RideHoliday Links:San…
Tue. 11/06 - Schrodinger’s Amazon HQ2
Nov 6 • 20 min
Facebook takes down more accounts ahead of the election, the new Chrome might block ALL ads on some websites, Macbook Air reviews, and why you might not be able to read election results in tomorrow’s newspaper.…
Mon. 11/05 - iPad Pro Reviews Are Mixed
Nov 5 • 21 min
Has Amazon decided on the location of its new HQ? What do people think of the new iPad Pros? Why are recently IPO’d tech companies hoarding cash? And why you might want to think twice about taking a selfie in the voting booth tomorrow.…
Fri. 11/02 - Apple Earnings Up, Stock Down
Nov 2 • 17 min
Apple makes a pile of money and their stock tanks, Flickr ends its mega-free-storage plan, a classic internet cartoon gets a 4K makeover, browser extensions steal Facebook private messages, testing the latest smartphones to see how their batteries hold…
Thu. 11/01 - The Google Employee Walkout
Nov 1 • 21 min
Google employees stage a walk-out protest around the globe, Vox swallows Recode, the new devices this week continue Apple’s push to increase ASP, and maybe it’s subscriptions that are eating the world. Sponsors:Tiny.websiteDataDogHQ.com/RideHome Stories…
Wed. 10/31 - Facebook’s Earnings Are Not a Disaster
Oct 31 • 20 min
Facebook earnings were not a disaster, another Alphabet employee is out because of scandal, Waymo has a permit to test real driverless cars on California roads, and if you don’t know what computational notebooks are, let me tell you about them.…
Tue. 10/30 - New MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and iPad Pros
Oct 30 • 20 min
Today MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and new iPad Pros, Coinbase raises a round, the UK has a new tech tax, interesting executive musical chairs, and why reCAPTCHA’s might be a thing of the past. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links:UK chancellor…
Mon. 10/29 - Big Blue Gets Red Hat
Oct 29 • 17 min
IBM buys Red Hat, museums get new ways to preserve video games, Sony announces the full list of titles for its retro PlayStation mini-console, DJI has a drone for first responders, and a look at the service Gab. Sponsors:Vistaprint.com promocode:…
Fri. 10/26 - AI “Art” Fetches $400,000 at Auction
Oct 26 • 24 min
The Tech earnings season earnings roundup, new DRM rules allow jailbreaking… for some things, China’s rival GPS system, AI “art” fetches $400,000 at auction and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:hi.Photoslurp.comMetalab.co Links:Twitter Stock…
Thur. 10/25 - The Andy Rubin Scandal
Oct 25 • 16 min
How Google paid Andy Rubin on his way out the door despite allegations of sexual misconduct, Uber Eats and the rise of virtual restaurants, Kickstarter sunsets its Drip service but plans a nice replacement, and older people are worse than younger people…
Wed. 10/24 - Tim Cook Attacks the “Data Industrial Complex”
Oct 24 • 18 min
Tim Cook attacks the “data industrial complex,” why political texts are flooding your phone, the US, China and the AI cold war, and how Facebook Messenger got its new look. Sponsor:DataDogHQ.com/RideHomeMetalab.co Links:Apple’s Tim Cook Makes Blistering…
Tue. 10/23 - iPhone XR Reviews
Oct 23 • 18 min
Tim Cook demands a retraction from Bloomberg, another founder flees Facebook, Repl.it gets a murder’s row of VC backers and the iPhone XR reviews are in. Sponsors:Metalab.coThe Cyberwire Podcast Links:Amazon cloud chief Jassy follows Apple in calling for…
Mon. 10/22 - Fred Wilson Wants You To Vet Your Venture Funders
Oct 22 • 17 min
Facebook wants to buy some cybersecurity, Washington wants to know what Silicon Valley will do for its country, Fred Wilson wants you to ask yourself if your investors are bad actors, and stealing a Tesla by hacking the entry fob.…
Fri. 10/19 - Google Wants China, But Will China Want Google?
Oct 19 • 20 min
Facebook makes a hire that makes British Twitter laugh, here’s how much Google’s going to charge for Android, Google wants China but does China want Google and the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links:Facebook…
Thur. 10/18 - Apple Says: No… Sleep… Till Brooklyn!
Oct 18 • 18 min
Spotify Premium gets a spit shine, Facebook think it knows who was behind that big hack, why everyone and their mother has a subscription box service, and an Apple event in Brooklyn! Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links:Spotify Premium gets…
Wed. 10/17 - When is Cheating At Video Games a Crime?
Oct 17 • 20 min
Google bows to the EU’s demands, the biggest thing to happen to Github since the pull request, video game cheaters are getting sued, and Facebook brings back MTV’s The Real World. Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/RideHomeTiny.website99designs.com/techmeme…
Tue. 10/16 - RIP Paul Allen (1953-2018)
Oct 16 • 19 min
Uber’s targeting a blockbuster IPO valuation, cops told to stop looking at iPhones, the Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath, the Pixel reviews are in, and remembering Paul Allen. Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/RideHomeTiny.website99designs.com/techmeme…
Mon. 10/15 - Palm is Back! Sort of…
Oct 15 • 19 min
The future of Photoshop is here today, Palm is back to bring us a tiny phone, Apple makes another acquisition, and why we’re doomed to a future of genetic surveillance. Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/RideHome99designs.com/techmeme Tiny.website Links:FINALLY: REAL…
Fri. 10/12 - Facebook Reports on its Breach Investigation
Oct 12 • 22 min
Facebook announces the results of their investigation into that data breach, the market downturn is biting some tech companies, has Spotify ruined music, and, of course, the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors:99designs.com/techmeme Metalab.co…
Thu. 10/11 - F*** Everything, We’re Doing 4 Cameras!
Oct 11 • 20 min
Facebook cracks down again, ahead of the election, Apple make some interesting acquisitions, how many cameras does a smartphone need, and Dieter Rams just wants Silicon Valley to slow down. Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/ridehome99designs.com/techmemeMetalab.co…
Wed. 10/10 - Andy Rubin Can’t Quit Smartphones
Oct 10 • 19 min
Windows needed a do-over, Snapchat hopes its Originals will give it one too, Minecraft abandons Apple TV, and Andy Rubin can’t quit smartphones. Sponsors:Vistaprint.com (use code RIDE)Leap.ai/rideMetalab.co Links:Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10…
Tue. 10/09 - The “Made By Google” Event
Oct 9 • 21 min
The big Made By Google event, follow up on that Google+ bug, WeChat is willing to debunk rumors for you and Saudi Arabia doubles down on Masa Son. Sponsors:Leap.ai/rideMetalab.co Links: First look at Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL (The Verge)Exclusive: iPad…
Mon. 10/08 - Google Gets A Data Scandal All Its Own
Oct 8 • 19 min
Google has a data scandal and it’s a doozy. Facebook portal is real, a Microsoft streaming gaming service is real, next generation Intel chips are manifest, no one knows what to believe in that blockbuster Bloomberg story, and how the Internet Archive…
Fri. 10/05 - Evan Spiegel’s Plan For Snap’s Survival
Oct 5 • 20 min
He said she said on that Bloomberg Bombshell, Evan Spiegel’s plan for survival, new Macs are un-repairable, why are Apple Watch faces such a mess, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Sponsors:Tiny.website Stories from: @jsnell, @bizcarson Tweets:…
Thu. 10/04 - Biggest Hardware Hack Ever?
Oct 4 • 18 min
Did China pull off a hardware hack to end all hardware hacks, is a new Nintendo Switch coming as soon as next summer, the ThinQ has five cameras on one phone, and Movie Pass? Still alive! Sponsors:Vistaprint.com promocode: RIDETiny.website Links:The Big…
Wed. 10/03 - Presidential Alert - No Action Is Needed
Oct 3 • 19 min
Highlights from the Microsoft Surface event, Uber launches its scooter play, streaming service fatigue might be pushing consumers back toward piracy, did you get your smartphone alert from the president, and the new app startup from a young entrepreneur…
Tue. 10/02 - Choose Your Own Adventure, But For Netflix
Oct 2 • 18 min
Amazon raises its minimum wage, Tesla’s hitting its Model 3 marks, another new California law could change the face of Tech Boards of Directors and Netflix wants us to choose our own adventure. Sponsors:Ziprecruiter.com/rideTiny.website Links:Amazon…
Mon. 10/01 - Tim Berners-Lee’s Plan To Save The Web
Oct 1 • 19 min
California ready to do battle over net neutrality, Instagram under new management, Elon settles with the SEC, and Tim Berners Lee kinda wants a do-over on the whole World Wide Web thing.Casper.com/ride and promo code “ride”Tiny.Website Links:The Trump…
Fri. 09/28 - Facebook Breached, Musk Faces A Ban
Sep 28 • 20 min
A new Facebook scandal—but this time it’s different, Slack is preparing for an IPO, an exciting new episode of Today in Elon Musk, and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Download the Instants App!Metalab.co Links:Slack Actively Preparing for…
Thu. 09/27 - When You Take Being an Apple Fanboi Too Far
Sep 27 • 18 min
Facebook said it doesn’t market certain data; surprise, surprise, researchers prove they do, Amazon doesn’t love unions, is the Oculus Quest VR’s iPhone moment, and do ride sharing companies actually make money? Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co…
Wed. 09/26 - Facebook Dirty Laundry
Sep 26 • 19 min
More fallout from the Instagram departures and some pretty dirty laundry aired from inside Facebook, Google reverses course on Chrome, Coinbase opens its doors to alts, and maybe I was right about Amazon Homes! Sponsors:Ingage Instants…
Tue. 09/25 - The Instagram Founders Ghost Facebook
Sep 25 • 20 min
Instagram’s founders turn in their two weeks notice, Samsung accuses Apple of stealing, lots of changes coming to Google Search, and a “Netflix for open source.” Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeStamps.com use promo code RIDEMetalab.co Links:Why Instagram’s…
Mon. 09/24 - Office 2019 Is Here
Sep 24 • 20 min
Office 2019 is here, SiriusXM acquires Pandora, the Chrome browser login controversy, more missed revenue numbers in digital media and Eric Schmidt says there could someday be the regular internet and a separate, Chinese internet. Sponsors:Vistaprint.com,…
Fri. 09/21 - Instagram Fighting #hashtagoverload
Sep 21 • 19 min
More fallout from that monster Alexa event yesterday, Facebook is gonna take another swing at Portal, Instagram wants to cut down on #hashtagoverload, Gmail was too willing to say “I love you,” and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.…
Thu. 09/20 - Alexa For Friggin’ Everything!
Sep 20 • 20 min
Amazon announced Alexa for friggin everything, AmazonGos might soon be friggin everywhere, a life insurer will only sell you a policy if you own a smartwatch, and they’ve finally found Spock’s home planet of Vulcan.…
Wed. 09/19 - HQ Wants to Play Wheel of Fortune
Sep 19 • 19 min
Amazon’s ad business is already huge, there’s a new retro Playstation console, Evernote is in our prayers, HQ is moving beyond trivia with a new game and a roundup of the Apple Watch Series 4 reviews. Sponsors:Ude.my/techTiny.website Links:The ACLU Is…
Tue. 09/18 - Alexa for Microwaves
Sep 18 • 19 min
A reported criminal investigation around Elon Musk’s tweets, Twitter brings back the chronological feed, Alexa for microwaves, and a wrap up of the iPhone XS and XS Max reviews. Sponsors:Tiny.websiteThe Cyberwire Podcast Links:Tesla Is Facing U.S.…
Mon. 09/17 - The Benioffs Buy Time
Sep 17 • 18 min
Another Billionaire bails out a major media brand, social network Path is no more, Amazon employees are allegedly taking bribes, Linus Torvalds apologizes for being a jerk, and Steve Jobs had a weird notion about what actually constitutes pizza.…
Bonus Episode! What’s Up With Tesla, With the Tesla Daily podcast
Sep 15 • 28 min
Literally, what the f*** is up with Tesla? With the Rob Maurer of the Tesla Daily podcast. Subscribe!
Fri. 09/14 - More Drama Inside Google
Sep 14 • 21 min
More signs of drama inside Google, how Apple cleared the new Apple Watches through the FDA, how the Weather Channel made that insane flooding video, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:LightStream.com/rideMetalab.co Links:Google Employees Are…
Thu. 09/13 - Where in the World is Larry Page?
Sep 13 • 18 min
The fallout from the Apple event, Google kills another beloved product, the Nintendo Switch online service comes online, and where in the World is Larry Page? Sponsors:Metalab.coFritz.ai/meme Links:The iPhone Franchise (Stratechery)Making sense of the…
Wed. 09/12 - Happy iPhone Day!
Sep 12 • 21 min
What else? The iPhone event. Also, the EU strikes again, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger is on “pause” and “Gawker” is coming back. Sponsors:Vistaprint.com Code: RideMetaLab.co Links:EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’…
Tue. 09/11 - ICOs Now Officially Securities?
Sep 11 • 20 min
ICOs now officially securities, some steps backward in the self-driving car space, parsing the Zuckerberg New Yorker profile, and did Facebook disrespect the memory of Burt Reynolds? Stories from: @eosnos Tweets: @ezraklein, @BrendanNyhan Sponsors:…
Mon. 09/10 - The End of the Jack Ma Era
Sep 10 • 18 min
Some juicy new Apple rumors for Wednesday, the end of the Jack Ma era is nigh upon us, there were some naughty apps in the Mac App Store and why following people whose politics you disagree with might not lead to peace in our time.…
Fri. 09/07 - Today in Elon, the 4:20 Edition
Sep 7 • 20 min
Tim Armstrong might be on his way out of Oath, Alex Jones is permanently off of Twitter, a Cambridge Analytica figure is officially no longer a Facebook employee, Elon Musk smokes a blunt and the weekend longreads suggestions! Sponsor: Tiny.website…
Thu. 09/06 - More iPhone Event Rumor Bingo
Sep 6 • 19 min
The 2014 Sony hacker gets charged, Lyft beats Uber to the scooter punch, why Roblox is the biggest thing since Minecraft, Spotify plays chicken with the music industry, and let’s play another round of Apple event rumor bingo.…
Wed. 09/05 - Another Congressional Apology Tour
Sep 5 • 18 min
Tech CEOs hauled before Congress again, Theranos is no more, Google mulls big changes to URL’s and maybe the whole the-teens-are-abandoning-Facebook is a real thing after all? Sponsors:Vistaprint.com Code: RideTiny.website Links:Video of the Hearings (The…
Tue. 09/04 - New Trillion-Dollar Baby
Sep 4 • 19 min
Amazon hits a trillion, the EU is giving Netflix quotas, gaming out various Apple rumors ahead of next week’s event and the robots are coming to the drive through window. Sponsors:DataDogHQ/ridehomeCasper.com/ride Tiny.website LinksAmazon falls off $1…
Fri. 8/31 - Is This How The iPhone Leak Happened?
Aug 31 • 22 min
How those iPhone leaks happened (maybe), the scooter permits happened and some big names got snubbed, Google’s secret deal with MasterCard, and the weekend long reads suggestions. Sponsors:Metalab.coBelovedRobot.com/ridehome Links:Exclusive: This is…
Thu. 8/30 - iGlasses? (Pun Not Intended)
Aug 30 • 18 min
An Apple acquisition suggests they’re serious about AR, Uber is serious about escooters, Google lets Kubernetes leave the nest, your IP address is not enough to finger you for a crime, and a fully functional Bugatti made out of Legos.…
Wed. 8/29 - Updates To Wear OS Hint At…
Aug 29 • 19 min
A bunch of new laptops from Dell, Amazon might jump into the free tv game, Google updates Wear OS, and why the world’s oldest blockchain has been hiding in plain site since 1995. Sponsors:Metalab.coPureCycles.com/ridehome Links:Dell tempts Pixelbook…
Tue. 8/28 - President Googles Himself, Not Pleased With The Results
Aug 28 • 19 min
President Trump accuses Google of rigged search results, Instagram updates its identity systems, Yahoo scans your mail for marketing purposes, BuzzFeed tests memberships and the rarest Apple device in the world comes to auction.…
Mon. 8/27 - The Three New iPhones to Expect Next Month
Aug 27 • 17 min
The three new iPhones Mark Gurman says are coming our way, Warren Buffet invests in an Indian tech company, Palmer Luckey pans Magic Leap and why Uber thinks e-scooters are cool. Sponsors:Metalab.co Links:Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design With New Colors,…
Fri. 8/24 - Facebook Summons the Five Families
Aug 24 • 21 min
Tech’s version of the five families met today to get on the same page over election security, 23andMe shuts down its API just to be safe, robot puppies, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Lightstream.com/rideTiny.website Links:Google finds…
Thu. 8/23 - The Backlash Against the “App Store Tax”
Aug 23 • 18 min
Australia bans Chinese telecoms equipment, Microsoft might offer an Xbox subscription that includes the whole console, new DJI drones, Alex Stamos on hacking the 2018 election and the backlash against the “app store tax.” Sponsors:DataDogHQ/RideHomeTiny…
Wed. 8/22 - Fake Russians are Back. And Now There Are Fake Iranians Also!
Aug 22 • 16 min
The fake Russians are back and they’ve brought some fake Iranians with them, Verizon throttles firefighters, Google wants to tell you something good, and day two of the Y Combinator demo days. Sponsors:Tiny Links:Sprawling Iranian influence operation…
Tue. 8/21 - Netflix “Tests” an End-Run Around iTunes
Aug 21 • 17 min
Microsoft uncovers more Russian political hacking, a possible MacBook Air successor, Netflix “tests” bypassing the App Store, and are you paying for Amazon’s electricity bill? Sponsors:DataDogHQ/RideHomeTiny Links:New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican…
Mon. 8/20 - Fitness Trackers Ain’t Dead Yet
Aug 20 • 17 min
Fitbit doubles down on fitness trackers, new EU regulations might be coming for web platforms, Karma is a startup selling excess food, Trip Advisor has its own fake news problem, and are women the most valuable mobile gaming consumers?…
Friday, 8/17 - The Secret Netflix Subcategories
Aug 17 • 22 min
A Google smart speaker with a screen, the crypto mining fad is fading, Silicon Valley has lost a piece of its history, the secret Netflix categories and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:FiresideCONF.com/BrianMetalab.co Links:Google to debut…
Thursday, 8/16 - Now Bezos Wants Movie Theaters?
Aug 16 • 17 min
Amazon might buy a chain of movie theaters, why the Saudis invest the way they do, Twitter pisses everyone off because… what else is new? And reviews of the Note 9 and Android Pie are in. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.coFiresideCONF.com/Brian…
Wednesday, 8/15 - Alexa and Cortana, BFFs
Aug 15 • 17 min
Today, Twitter takes action on Alex Jones, a new Intel chip vulnerability, Alexa and Cortana play nice together, consolidation in podcasting and a “rest and vest” for the ages. Sponsors:FiresideCONF.com/brianMetaLab.co Stories from: @AnneMarieSteele,…
Tuesday, 8/14 - Is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen?
Aug 14 • 18 min
NVIDIA announces its next generation GPUs, Apple wants developers to get SaaS-y, what if we just rebuilt the cable bundle with streaming channels, Tinder founders file suit and is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen?…
Monday, 8/13 - Does Google Track Even When You Say No?
Aug 13 • 17 min
Is Google tracking you even when you tell it not to? Big executive departure at Netflix, Elon expounds on taking Telsa private, and how machine learning can identify devs simply by the way they code. Sponsors:FireSideconf.com/brianMetaLab Links:Lenovo…
Friday, 8/10 - Is Apple’s Car Project Back On?
Aug 10 • 19 min
Is Apple’s secret car project back on? Is Elon Musk in trouble with the SEC? How many people use Apple Pay? Is Alexa coming to cars? And the weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors:firesideconf.com/brianWeWorkRemotelyBetterment.com/ride Stories from:…
Thursday, 8/09 - Galaxy Note9 Announced
Aug 9 • 19 min
The new Galaxy Note 9 is unveiled, New York City caps ride hailing companies, Discord kneecaps Steam—as expected, the continuing saga of Alex Jones and what’s up with Elon Musk now?DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely Links:Samsung Galaxy Note9: Design,…
Wednesday, 8/8 - The Magic Leap Is Finally A Thing!
Aug 8 • 19 min
We can actually, finally find out what Magic Leap does, Snap reports earnings, Slack gets ready for war, Patreon is building a patronage empire and why you’re probably getting ripped off if you’re paying for DSL. Sponsors:Casper.com/ride … promo code…
Tuesday, 8/7 - Voting Via App
Aug 7 • 18 min
Voting via app will be tested during the midterms, Old Bitcoin Money and New Bitcoin money are in a power struggle, the truth about how we use Alexa, and a new combatant joins the fray in the Streaming Video Wars.…
Monday, 8/6 - Everyone Bans Alex Jones
Aug 6 • 17 min
Nearly every major tech platform bans Alex Jones to one degree or another, does Facebook really want to know your bank balance, MoviePass comes with another subscription pivot, Apple’s plans for India and why $1,000 smartphones might only be the…
Friday, 8/03 - Is Fortnite Bigger Than Google Play?
Aug 3 • 18 min
Fortnite snubs Google, Amazon Prime Video is coming to Comcast, Peloton raises a ton, the top ten programming languages of 2018 and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links: Epic Games sidesteps the Play…
Thursday, 8/02 - Apple Hits A Trillion!
Aug 2 • 18 min
Apple hits a trillion, a midwestern unicorn cashes in, the Surface Go reviews are in, there are no perfect tools for making memes, and Tesla is adding video games to its cars. Sponsors:Metalab.coDatadogHQ.com/ridehome Links:Cisco to acquire Ann…
Wednesday, 8/01 - Is Google Returning To China?
Aug 1 • 18 min
Google has a secret plan to return to China, the Apple earnings analysis, Masayoshi Son goes “Brandless” and in praise of microfilm! Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links:GOOGLE PLANS TO LAUNCH CENSORED SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA, LEAKED DOCUMENTS…
Tuesday, 7/31 - Facebook Finds More Election “Bad Actors”
Jul 31 • 17 min
Facebook reveals fresh election meddling, Galaxy 9s might not be selling well, but Nintendo Switches sure are, and Playstation 4s still are, Uber stops truckin’ and Google Maps will predict which restaurant you’ll like.…
Monday, 7/30 - Self-Driving Cars Need To Talk To Us
Jul 30 • 18 min
The king of the bitcoin miners mulls an IPO (not an ICO), the prediction market Augur gets dark, a “Netflix for gadgets” and a “Dallas Cowboys for e-sports” both raise money, advice for Twitter and Facebook, and why autonomous cars need to talk to…
Friday, 7/27 - The Dreaded MAU Strikes Again!
Jul 27 • 20 min
Slack takes out some competitors, Twitter get its own earnings shock, Amazon is just fine, thank you very much, Stripe issues credit cards, MoviePass… still alive at the time of this recording… and the weekend longreads suggestions.…
Thursday, 7/26 - The Greatest Loss of Market Value In a Single Day… Ever
Jul 26 • 20 min
The Facebook earnings disaster. What else? But also Qualcomm walks away from an acquisition, Amazon’s facial recognition tech seems pretty flawed, and Samsung might have invented unbreakable displays for smartphones!…
Wednesday, 7/25 - China to Facebook: Not So Fast!
Jul 25 • 19 min
Another internal Facebook memo leaks, China tells Facebook “not so fast,” Steam battles Discord, why the iPhone can’t compete in China, and a Y2K bug for the new millennium. Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeWeWorkRemotely Links:Departing Facebook Security…
Tuesday, 7/24 - Laptops Are Too Thin and Too Light!
Jul 24 • 18 min
Alphabet earnings, Google’s Translation app takes over the world, potentially two new Xbox consoles, Verizon wants to deliver TV over 5G and the thin-and-light laptop revolution has gone too far! Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely…
Monday, 7/23 - Samsung’s Big Step Toward 5G
Jul 23 • 21 min
Susan Fowler Rigetti gets a high profile new job, a Lyft and Uber driver was live-streaming without consent, Samsung takes a big step toward a 5G world, and why is Google Translate spitting out religious prophecies?…
Friday, 7/20 - New Tesla is a “Rainbow-Farting Space Ship”
Jul 20 • 20 min
WhatsApp limits forwards, Microsoft announces earnings, emergency alerts on Netflix, grocery chain Kroger throws shade at Amazon Prime Day, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Sponsors:https://www.youmagazine.co/techmemeMetaLab.co Links:WhatsApp will…
Thursday, 7/19 - Will Fuchsia Replace Android?
Jul 19 • 18 min
Facebook and Zuckerberg address misinformation and censorship, Reddit rolls out live chatrooms, will Fuchsia replace Android, and who is online journalism’s newest savior? Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Links:Facebook says it will begin…
Wednesday, 7/18 - The Massive Google Fine
Jul 18 • 19 min
Google faces a record European fine, Nest gets a major reshuffle inside Google, Walmart guns for Netflix, Venmo transactions can be public, and can cool camera tech destined for smartphones actually improve autonomous vehicles?…
Tuesday, 7/17 - A Major Autonomous Car Startup You’ve Never Heard Of
Jul 17 • 20 min
Netflix’s subscriber miss, Amazon’s troubled Prime Day, Walmart and Microsoft team up against Amazon, some big problems with voting machines and the big autonomous vehicle startup you’ve probably never heard of.…
Monday, 7/16 - Instapaper Goes Solo
Jul 16 • 18 min
A Roku wireless speaker, better Uber pickups, Instapaper goes solo, what to expect from the Galaxy S10 and it’s Amazon Prime Day everybody! Sponsors:https://www.youmagazine.co/techmemeMetaLab.co Links:Wave Uber’s new Spotlight or send canned chats to find…
Friday, 7/13 - A Big-Boy Photoshop for iPads
Jul 13 • 23 min
Full Photoshop is coming to iPads, PC sales are growing again, what now for the AT&T/Time Warner merger, what does an unlimited data plan really mean, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Thursday, 7/12 - New MacBook Pros
Jul 12 • 19 min
Surprise MacBook Pro updates, Broadcom goes for Plan B, the fate of Gawker and The Onion, who will be the first to a trillion dollars, and who wants to be the Pixar of VR. Sponsors:Lightstream.com/rideWeWorkRemotely.com Links:APPLE’S NEW MACBOOK PROS HAVE…
Wednesday, 7/11 - The 2018 X Graduating Class
Jul 11 • 18 min
Facebook faces its first fine from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a look at what Article 13 might do to the web, a juicy new Apple rumor, more hints from Magic Leap, and a look at Alphabet’s “Moonshot” factory. Sponsors:Stamps.comWeWorkRemotely.com…
Tuesday, 7/10 - Netflix Smart Downloads
Jul 10 • 19 min
Microsoft unveils a new Surface tablet, police can probably still break into iPhones, YouTube fights fake news, the new silicon gold rush, and Netflix makes binging even easier. Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeLightstream.com/rideWeWorkRemotely.com…
Monday, 7/9 - Thanos Did Nothing Wrong!
Jul 9 • 17 min
Xiaomi’s IPO disappoints, Apple Music gains on Spotify, Amazon’s ad business could be a contender, and why half the members of a popular subreddit are getting banned. Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from: @mikelaris, @noamscheiber Tweets: @danprimack…
Friday, July 6, 2018 - Memes Are Safe! For Now…
Jul 6 • 21 min
Sonos files for an IPO, Netflix sunsets movie reviews, the iPhone is getting new colors, the memes are safe for now, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsor: Metalab.co Links:MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy…
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Dell Returns!
Jul 3 • 17 min
A big problem with Samsung Messages, Dell comes back to the public markets, more machinations in the transportation shuffle, more NSA shenanigans, and the 10th anniversary of the App Store. Sponsors:ziprecruiter.com/rideMetaLab.co Links:Dell to Return to…
Friday, June 29, 2018 - All New Apple Maps
Jun 29 • 20 min
Xiaomi’s IPO disappoints, Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up, the state of the ICO market, the weekend long reads suggestions, and the NES is back, baby! Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from: @panzer, @tomwarren Tweets: @elonmusk Links:Apple…
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Amazon Kneecaps Walgreens
Jun 28 • 17 min
Amazon makes a ton of news including buying into pharmaceutical commerce and creating its own mini-package delivery army, Apple considers one subscription to rule them all, and the long Apple/Samsung war is over. Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - AdWords No More
Jun 27 • 17 min
Google rebrands AdWords and demos Duplex for reporters, Twitter takes steps to fight spam and make your account more secure, Facebook wants to help you avoid spoilers and is Blackberry back with the Key2? Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Links:Google is…
Tuesday, June 26, 2016 - London’s Uber-ing
Jun 26 • 18 min
Uber gets legal in London, a16z raises a crypto fund, Apple opts for human editors, Fortnite makes bank, and a check-in on the space race. Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Links:Uber wins the right to keep operating in London (TheVerge)Wi-Fi security is…
Monday, June 25, 2018 - Noise-Cancelling AirPods?
Jun 25 • 18 min
New noise cancelling AirPods might be coming, AT&T buys AppNexus, more Trump and Chinese tech rumblings, and what is the future of Benchmark Capital? Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely Links:Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear…
Friday, June 22, 2018 - The Tesla Sabotage Story Gets Weirder?
Jun 22 • 19 min
The Supreme Court rules on cell phone tracking, YouTube gets channel memberships, Twitter literally smites Smyte, the Elon Musk sabotage saga gets weirder and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories from:…
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Whatever Happened to Apple’s AirPower?
Jun 21 • 22 min
Intel’s CEO steps down, an update on Apple’s AirPower wireless charger, a Supreme Court ruling will have a big impact on e-commerce, and Amazon Fire TV Cube reviews. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories from: @jessiwrites, @chrisvelazco…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Instagram Debuts IGTV
Jun 20 • 16 min
The immigration controversy comes to Silicon Valley, Instagram debuts IGTV, Disney ups its bid for Fox, and a new phone finds a new way around “the notch.” Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Links:Facebook launches gameshows platform with…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Musk Fears Sabotage
Jun 19 • 18 min
Verizon and AT&T stop selling your location data, Google roles out a couple of cool new things, Alexa is coming to your hotel, Elon Musk is worried about sabotage, and how Europe might kill meme culture. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories…
Monday, June 18, 2018 - Apple Upgrades 911 Calls
Jun 18 • 18 min
Apple upgrades 911 calls—and is taking a case to the Supreme Court—Google invests big time in China, gaming addiction is officially a disorder, and how an Australian telecom company is screwing up the World Cup. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co…
Friday, June 15, 2018 - Oprah Signs With Apple
Jun 15 • 21 min
Oprah signs with Apple, but OLEDs aren’t working out for Apple, Netflix has a hidden source for teen comedy hits, the weekend longreads suggestions, and, if you can believe it, William Shatner’s new gig. Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely Stories from: @mochi_wsj,…
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Save Metafilter!
Jun 14 • 20 min
Apple tries to lock down it’s phones again, Google makes ad targeting more transparent, Microsoft works to replace cashiers with robots… but the robots have already come for middle managers at Amazon, and a plea to help save Metafilter.…
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Major Twitter Changes
Jun 13 • 21 min
Today was major revamp day. Twitter’s ringing in big changes. Microsoft is putting a new polish on Office. Also: Intel jumps into the GPU game, Bitcoin might have been manipulated, and Fortnite comes to the Nintendo Switch. Sponsors:Stamps.com (click on…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - E-Scooters To The Moon!
Jun 12 • 20 min
E-scooter valuations explode, Facebook turns in its homework, Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020, how Netflix is winning, and a dreaded 51% attack explained. Here’s what you missed today in the world of tech. Tweets: @annehelen, @arielbogle Stories:…
Monday, June 11, 2018 - Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook Memories
Jun 11 • 16 min
Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook’s Memories come at social media from different philosophical viewpoints, headlines from the ramp up to E3, new Apple Watch rumors, the scooter economy, and do on-screen fingerprint scanners work well? Sponsor:…
Friday, June 8, 2018 - Google’s 7 Principles for AI
Jun 8 • 19 min
Google’s lays out ethical principles for AI development, Facebook has another privacy issue (again), why the next generation of gaming consoles might be the last, Yahoo Messenger logs off, and the weekend long-reads suggestions.…
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - The Fire TV Cube
Jun 7 • 18 min
ZTE makes a deal with Uncle Sam, but Google might be in trouble because of Huawei, the new Amazon Fire TV Cube is announced, a new Blackberry phone, a redesigned Lyft app and more Instagram video rumors. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeThe Great Women of…
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Hour-long Instagram Videos?
Jun 6 • 19 min
A whole slew of product announcements. New Sonos speakers. A new Motorola smartphone. A new AMD chip. Instagram may soon allow you to post hour-long videos. Plus: why Microsoft sunk a data center off the Scottish coast and why startups keep naming…
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Intel Says “F— Everything! We’re Doing 28 Cores!”
Jun 5 • 19 min
Intel releases some anniversary chips, why WhatsApp and Facebook had a falling out, followups from WWDC and analysis of that GitHub acquisition, and some scientists purposely created a psychopathic AI.…
Monday, June 4, 2018 - WWDC Highlights
Jun 4 • 16 min
Today, it’s all about developers, everything from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, Microsoft buys GitHub in order to court developers. Oh. And a new Facebook data brouhaha. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.comMetaLab.co Tweet commentary: @ericlbarnes, @HenrikJoreteg…
Friday, June 1, 2018 - What to Expect From WWDC
Jun 1 • 21 min
The end of an era in venture capital, the end of Facebook’s trending news feature, what to expect from WWDC next week, some new ARM chips and the weekend longreads suggestions. ´╗┐Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Self Driving Cars 4 Realz
May 31 • 18 min
A bunch of self driving car news, a bunch of headline making quotes from the Code Conference, a couple new flagship smartphones, and a new Atari gaming console that nobody is quite sure the purpose of. Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Mary Meeker’s Internet Report
May 30 • 21 min
The Code Conference brings us Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report and juicy quotes from Evan Spiegel, web publishers find life after Facebook, a new gaming laptop from HP, and how ambulance chasing lawyers can target ads to people in the hospital.…
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Uber Gets a Panic Button and Facebook Gets Paused
May 29 • 17 min
Uber adds a panic button, Apple updates HomePod, the Chinese trade war is back on, Facebook gets a month-long timeout, another EU privacy regulation, and less-desirable dogs get better PR. Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com Tweets from…
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Musk Rages and Alexa Listens In
May 25 • 18 min
European Union privacy restrictions kick in, Tesla settles a suit, Alexa is listening, Essential becomes a misnomer, and San Francisco brakes scooters. Sponsor: Metalab.co Tweets: @bxchen, @ktbenner, @geoffreyfowler, @zeynep, @cathyyoung63, @mccanner…
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Facebook and Twitter Label Political Ads
May 24 • 19 min
Facebook and Twitter label political ads, Apple’s self-driving car efforts fizzle, the DOJ is looking at cryptocurrency manipulation, there’s a PornHub VPN, and StumbleUpon is no more. Sponsor: metalab.co Stories from: @jacknicas, @mat Links:Apple,…
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Why Might Amazon Ban You?
May 23 • 16 min
Facebook helps you find a plumber, Apple lets you download your data, Comcast wants to buy 21st Century Fox, why would Amazon ban you, and Bill Gates’ summer reading recommendations. Sponsor: Metalab.co Stories from: @kottke, @LauraStevensWSJ Links:Next…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Amazon Vs. The ACLU
May 22 • 16 min
Another chip flaw found, privacy activists turn their attention to Amazon, ZTE might be saved by the Trump Administration, Zuckerberg’s European sojourn is a damp squib, and now you can mute annoying people on Instagram. Sponsor: metalab.com Stories from:…
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Break Up The Big Tech Companies?
May 21 • 16 min
Is the government coming after Big Tech, Microsoft doubles down on voice AI, Lyft joins the e-scooter scramble, the Obamas officially join Netflix, and which smartphone is most likely to shatter? Sponsor: MetaLab.co Stories from: @TaylorLorenz,…
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Fortnite Comes to Android
May 18 • 17 min
Today more leakage of your phone’s location data, Fortnite comes to Android, dataplans for seniors’ smartphones, robotic insects, drone sailboats, and the weekend long reads suggestions. Sponsor: betterment.com/RideHome Stories from: @briankrebs,…
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - YouTube Music
May 17 • 16 min
YouTube Music launches next week, Apple too is looking for a major new campus, Mobileye signs a big deal for autonomous car tech and the SEC creates honeypot to teach investors about scammy ICOs. Sponsor: https://www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories from:…
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Yanny vs. Laurel
May 16 • 16 min
Zuckerberg to testify in Europe, Prime members to get discounts at Whole Foods, low-end tablets possibly coming from Microsoft, a blockchain phone, a connected toothbrush, and all you need to know about the Yanny or Laurel controversy. Sponsor:…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Silicon Valley Cleans Up Its Act
May 15 • 17 min
Everyone says they’re cleaning up their act: Twitter, Facebook, Uber. The Crypto kids crash New York while Coinbase cozies up to Wall Street. The Surface Hub 2 looks pretty sweet, and we might soon be shooting Wikipedia pages to the moon. Sponsor:…
Monday, May 14, 2018 - Email Encryption Might Be Broken
May 14 • 17 min
Email encryption might be broken, Facebook suspends suspicious apps, why Google employees are resigning in protest, Silicon Valley could benefit from a gambling gold rush, and how Masayoshi Son is disrupting the entire technology world. Sponsor:…
Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?
May 11 • 17 min
Is a Facebook cryptocurrency really possible? Can Snapchat redesign its way back into users’ hearts? What’s going on at Symantec? Klout strikes out. And the Weekend Longreads. Stories from: @alexeheath, @mekosoff Tweets: @om, @manjusrii, @sfiegerman…
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri
May 10 • 15 min
The suspected Russian Facebook ads are released, a new Apple credit card, why Roku is a quiet powerhouse, Robinhood raises a ton of money, and how your digital assistant might be susceptible to subliminal commands. Stories from: @jank0, @mattlynley…
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook’s Executive Shuffle
May 9 • 17 min
A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a deeper look at how Google’s Duplex technology works. Stories from: @brianstelter Tweets: @pt, @poniewozik…
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Google I/O Highlights
May 8 • 17 min
The highlights from Google I/O, Microsoft gives developers 95%, possible encrypted Twitter DMs, the NYSE wants to trade bitcoin, and Uber unveils its flying car. Stories from: @nathanielpopper, @tonyromm Tweets: @puiwingtam, @bzamayo Links:Link to the…
Monday, May 7, 2018 - The iMac at Twenty
May 7 • 16 min
Highlights from Microsoft’s Build conference, a preview of Google’s I/O conference, you might soon be able to add music to your Instagram Stories, who’s ahead in the autonomous car race, and the iMac at twenty. Stories from: @backlon, @nickstatt…
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?
May 4 • 17 min
Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more. Stories from: @NellieBowles, @beckyquick…
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Xiaomi files for a monster IPO
May 3 • 18 min
Xiaomi files for a monster IPO, Cambridge Analytica might not be dead after all, a whole bunch of news in the digital assistant space, NPR buys a podcast app, and how Stories have eaten social networking. Stories from: @oneunderscore__ , @JoshConstine…
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8
May 2 • 17 min
Facebook’s AI announcements from F8, LG announces G7 ThinQ, Apple earnings analysis, Snap earnings analysis, the Pentagon blocks the sale of Chinese phones, and can AI predict the next Avengers: Infinity War? Stories from: @ashleyrcarman, @DanielEran…
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook’s F8
May 1 • 17 min
Apple’s earnings numbers, all of the announcements from Facebook’s F8 conference, a WhatsApp co-founder leaves, publishers criticize Google over GDPR, and will Comcast only give you faster internet speeds if you subscribe to cable TV? Stories from:…
Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Apr 30 • 18 min
The T-Mobile/Sprint merger, Fitbit wants to share health data with doctors, Oculus wants virtual reality theater, Galaxy S9s get a storage boost, and did Jeff Bezos become a billionaire simply because he wanted to live in space? Links:As controversy…
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 - DNA Site Cracks the Golden State Killer Case
Apr 27 • 20 min
The Price of Amazon Prime is going up, Apple’s AirPort is going away, Square buys Weebly, A DNA site might have cracked the Golden State Killer case, will T-Mobile and Sprint finally tie the knot, is Apple working on an AR/VR headset, and the weekend…
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 - Snap’s Spectacles 2.0
Apr 26 • 18 min
It’s an earnings bonanza! Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook… and what might Samsung’s earnings mean for Apple’s? Also, new Snapchat Spectacles, a look behind the scenes at Nintendo, a possible Sonos IPO and Digg finds a new home. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit…
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - The Gmail Revamp
Apr 25 • 20 min
Facebook earnings, Twitter earnings, the Gmail redesign arrives, Alexa for children, a possible solution for law enforcement accessing encrypted phones, and drones are helping first responders in Europe. Stories from: @mm_maack and @StevenLevy Links:DJI…
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 - Amazon Wants to Deliver to… Your Car?
Apr 24 • 18 min
Amazon now delivers to your car, Spotify updates its app for free users, a wrap up of Alphabet’s earnings, jailbreak-able Nintendo Switches, and Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpelès breaks his silence. Stories from: @ShiraOvide, @KyleOrl, @jenwieczner Links:Google’s…
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 - Amazon’s Robot For Your Home
Apr 23 • 17 min
Alphabet’s Q1 earnings, Amazon’s working on a domestic robot, Aleksandr Kogan says he worked more closely with Facebook than has been reported, spies—like us—fear digital tracking, and the state of the music industry. Stories:Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan…
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS
Apr 20 • 21 min
Google brands its replacement for SMS as “Chat,” Apple can’t quit Samsung…yet, people are worried about MoviePass, digital design pioneer Susan Kare is honored, the weekend long reads suggestions, and Do Not Disturb While Driving might be having an…
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - Bezos’ Shareholder Letter
Apr 19 • 17 min
Amazon Prime tops 100 million subscribers, clarifying Facebook’s GDPR compliance, Netflix has mobile previews, what metrics show that is Reddit bigger than Facebook, and will you soon be able to letter in eSports? Stories from: @David_Ingram, @aatilley…
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces (for TVs)
Apr 18 • 18 min
Facebook rolls out better privacy tools globally, Amazon and Best Buy partner to sell TVs, the IRS suffered from a terribly timed outage, YouTube tries to reassure creators, and the great San Francisco scooter debate. Stories:A flaw-by-flaw guide to…
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - Big Changes Coming to Apple News
Apr 17 • 16 min
Apple is readying a new subscription reading app, tech companies pledge not to help governments wage cyberwar, Facebook outlines its web tracking, and Netflix earnings. Tweets: @DaveLeeBBC, @geoffreyfowler Stories:These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook…