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Techmeme Ride Home

The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news…

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Cool Stuff Ride Home

In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened in the world today. Science, progress…

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SpaceCasts

A live-audio creator collective. All the best Clubhouse Rooms and Twitter Spaces from the…

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Recent Episodes

September 27, 2022

Tue. 09/27 – The First Meaningful AR Product To Hit These Shores?

Sam Bankman-Fried finally scoops up Voyager’s assets. Meta says Russia has launched the biggest disinformation campaign of the war. Nreal has finally brough the first real contender for the AR wars to American shores for the first time. And would you consider a Metaverse white paper from the sci-fi writer than inspired the very notion of a Metaverse?

September 26, 2022

Mon. 09/26 - GIFs Are Dead, Long Live the GIF

Thanks to a court filing from the largest search engine of its kind, it’s official: GIFs are cringe. How did they fall so far? Plus, the Colorado River is drying up and part of the reason has to do with politicians ignoring the science one hundred years ago.

September 26, 2022

Mon. 09/26 – Darth Vader’s Voice Is AI Now

UK police make an arrest many believe is related to those recent Uber and Rockstar hacks. Will the iPhone get a design overhaul next year? Cloudflare’s interesting new Zero Trust SIM. Maybe the first copyright for that new AI Art stuff? And why AI is allowing Darth Vader’s voice to live on forever.

September 24, 2022

(Portfolio Profile) Argyle

Argyle is a BIM to Augmented Reality app for Heavy Construction. More at Argyle.Build

September 23, 2022

Fri. 09/23 - Asteroid SMASH

Why is NASA slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday and what will we be able to see of the collision? Plus, a new low-cost, no-lab-required COVID-19 antibody test that could set the stage for more personalized vaccination plans. And a new drill rap duo, made up of old white British men.

September 23, 2022

Fri. 09/23 – Are DAO’s NOT A Liability Shield?

If DAO’s are a modern, blockchain take on the corporation, I’ve got a big, worrying thing to tell you about them. Apple looks to cozy up to the NFL as Amazon seems to have found immediate success with Thursday Night Football. Fitbit takes a page out of the Oculus playbook, post-acquisition. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

September 22, 2022

Thu. 09/22 - Fall Is Here & Your Phone Is Dying

It’s the first day of fall. Or is it? Everything you need to know about the equinox, plus some seasonal music recommendations. An app you can only use when your phone’s battery is less than 5%. And why Queen Elizabeth II and other royal family members are buried in lead-lined coffins.

September 22, 2022

Thu. 09/22 – Instagram To Crack Down On Nudes

More gaming hacks. Instagram wants to stop unsolicited sending of nudes. Layoffs come for Meta in all but name. The end-run Google wants to do around Dolby. Getty Images bans AI art. Larry Page’s flying car startup is shutting down. And a review of the new Apple Watch Ultra.

September 21, 2022

Wed. 09/21 - What is this? A podcast for ANTS?!

Scientists have conducted an ant census. Or at least that’s what I’m calling it. And the total number they came up with is out of this world. Plus, the return of the Shortage Report. This time? Craft beer. Its cause? An extinct volcano.

September 21, 2022

Wed. 09/21 – It’s Twitch’s Day Behind The Woodshed

Twitch is the main character of the show today, for good and bad reasons. YouTube takes a serious swing at TikTok. Microsoft releases Windows 11's first major update. Nividia outlines its next gen GPUs. Can Helium make it as an MVNO? And Google does Google things!

September 20, 2022

Tue. 09/20 - The Lost Moon of Saturn

How did Saturn get its jaunty tilt and cool rings? A new study says it could’ve been caused by an hither-to-unknown ancient moon that got torn apart by its planet. Plus, new findings on just how much misinformation is being spread around TikTok.

September 20, 2022

Tue. 09/20 – Actual Inflation Comes To The App Store

Now the hackers have come for the crypto market makers. Spotify gets into the Audiobooks game. Slack gets in on the whole productivity apps renaissance. Actual inflation is coming to the app store and 1 Euro apps will soon be no more. And the chat room that only opens its doors when your phone’s battery is about to die.

September 19, 2022

Mon. 09/19 - Did Volcanoes Kill the Dinosaurs?

It’s not all about the asteroid. Some scientists are still debating what caused the dinosaurs to go extinct and a new study provides some interesting evidence for the role of volcanoes in the mass extinction event. Plus, we know concrete isn’t great for keeping buildings cool, but just how bad is it? And what other greener methods did its adoption stamp out that could be revived?

September 19, 2022

Mon. 09/19 – Uber Hack ≡ GTA VI Leak?

Did the same kid who allegedly hacked Uber allegedly leak GTA VI gameplay over the weekend? Interpol drops a red ball on Do Kwan. iPhone 14 Pro users report their cameras literally shake when they try to take pictures. Instacart wants to break the tech IPO hex. And the bull and bear case for the Figma acquisition.